Visiting Practitioners

Maïa Ibar and Tristan Martineau

Jan. 27 - Feb. 20, 2021 | Soneva Jani

Maïa Ibar and Tristan Martineau were both born in France and hold degrees in Communications and Visual Arts, respectively. Ibar’s studio work focuses on painting, song writing, and performance. Martineau works largely with photography, videography, collage, and design. He has a distinctive perspective and his intricate compositions are informed by the loss of one eye during his childhood.

Maïa and Tristan first started hosting public Sound Baths, after intensively studying the techniques and traditions at the root of this holistic therapy. Maïa’s healing practice stems from her vast and multifaceted knowledge of music and shamanism, which led her to the deep study of sound therapy a decade ago. She first started working in sound therapy in Brooklyn, NY at the Golden Drum and has been working with shaman/aromatherapist Maya Minwah and energy healer Jill Leigh for many years. Tristan has focused much of his study on the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (in which he holds a certificate), that uses light touch over key areas of the body to balance and restore harmony in energetic flow. In 2013, they co-founded International Integrators with Dr. Kathryn Hayward and other colleagues, and have offered their tailored form of immersive healing at numerous international retreats, while continuing to give monthly Sound Baths in Biarritz, which have been received with great enthusiasm by the local community.