Very lovely and beautiful soundscape — it was totally calming and soothing.  ~ Tobias

Refuge

A place of peace amid the storms of life

Refuge  is designed to relax your nervous system, so it feels like you are enveloped in a bright, warm, summery cocoon: supported, safe, joyful, and loved.

The binaural entrainment guides you into an alpha brainwave state — a light meditative state similar to what you would feel if your nervous system were deprived of incoming sensory information, and allowed to focus simply on calming your thoughts.

Alpha waves are associated with developing multidimensional awareness, peak performance states, creativity, and presence.

Just perfect. On the first usage, I immediately felt “Ahhhhhh yes. This is just what I needed.”  ~ R.C.

Listen to the 3-Minute Sample Now

Use of headphones will provide the most optimal experience.
To fully experience the potential of this program, please get comfortable, close your eyes, and relax for the next 3 minutes.
Allow the ambient music soundtrack to immerse you in a deep sense of relaxation and peace.

Don’t be fooled – this is not just beautiful music – it is the design of the hypnotic induction
and the technology infused in the soundtrack that evokes the powerful response.

Refuge  can help you:

  • establish a field of positive focus when you are working or studying
  • connect to inner wisdom & trust
  • soften and loosen up your mind
  • boost your creativity
  • feel more safe and supported
  • experience body still/mind alert meditative states
  • become more playful
  • connect to your inner joy
  • feel more alive and relaxed
  • feel energized
  • deepen your breathing
  • unwind from a long day

How can the Alpha Brainwaves of REFUGE help us during these times? [02:14]

icon-product-category-orange
icon-music
icon-nature-sound
Most effective with headphones
Most effective with headphones
Can be used with speakers
Can be used with speakers
Use of sound to influence brainwave activity. Forms of brainwave entrainment might include: binaural • isochronic • monaural •  psychacoustic • panning, etc.
Use of sound to influence brainwave activity. Forms of brainwave entrainment might include: binaural • isochronic • monaural • psychacoustic • panning, etc.
The artist's brainwaves (8 to 13 Hz). Associated with creative flow • relaxed focus • stress release • presence • enhanced problem solving
The artist's brainwaves (8 to 13 Hz). Associated with creative flow • relaxed focus • stress release • presence • enhanced problem solving
Auto Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) has been called the brain orgasm. Euphoric yet relaxed state triggered by stimuli, in this case specific sounds woven into the soundscape.
Auto Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) has been called the brain orgasm. Euphoric yet relaxed state triggered by stimuli, in this case specific sounds woven into the soundscape.

Additional Info

About

Track Details

01 Refuge (20:09 minutes)
A shorter version of 12 Hz alpha entrainment + ASMR* + nature ambience

02 Refuge (32:25 minute)
A longer version of 14 Hz Alpha entrainment + ASMR + nature ambience

*ASMR: autonomous sensory meridian response (specific sounds that trigger “a feeling of well-being combined with a tingling sensation in the scalp and down the back of the neck”)


Full package includes:

  • 2 tracks (for a total of 52:34 minutes)
  • Tracks accessible on the free iAwake Technologies app for iOS and Android
  • Downloadable audio files available in MP3 and WAV formats
  • User Guide (downloadable PDF)
  • Ongoing support (responsive email, active Facebook forum, FAQs, videos, audios)
  • 1 optional CD*

*CD orders are handled by a CD fulfillment company and shipped from fulfillment centers located in the United States. Orders outside of the United States have an estimated delivery time of 6-8 weeks.


The Story of the Development of Refuge  from the creator, Nadja Lind

Refuge is designed to relax your nervous system, so it feels like you are enveloped in a bright, warm, summery cocoon: supported, safe, joyful, and loved. The binaural entrainment guides you into an alpha brainwave state — a light meditative state similar to what you would feel if your nervous system were deprived of incoming sensory information, and allowed to focus simply on calming your thoughts. Alpha waves are associated with developing multidimensional awareness, peak performance states, creativity, and presence.

I wanted Refuge  to be like a summer breeze — filled with the energy of sunlight, where you feel relaxed and safe, calm and focused — but not too attached to the sound. Like stepping into a beautiful garden in the pleasant summer air, immediately relaxing into the vibe and letting go of analytical mind and thought patterns.

This is an all-surround layer of sound and entrainment for your greatest good; you can trust it to be there in the background, a natural support, like your body and mind trust the air you breathe, and feel safe enough to take the next breath without thinking about it.

As an invitation for the mind to remain in or get back to the NOW, I added some prominent organ pluck sounds in the beginning of track 2. Moment by moment, check in and become conscious of distractions in order to help you let go and transition into a calm, clear meditative state more quickly.

Later, I introduce a higher frequency, which is intended to sharpen your focus unconsciously, and guide you into a trance-like state where you can focus even more.

With both Refuge  tracks, I aimed to evoke in the listener a feeling of safety and naturally gravitating towards spaciousness and creative openness, like being pulled into a state of flow, by producing an easy and repetitive melody that you can listen to for some time without getting too attached and also not get bored. Little changes, filtering, and sound effects happen over the length of the tracks.

I recorded the ASMR-inducing field ambience on my last day at Keekorok Lodge, at the end of a fantastic safari trip close to Serengeti Park in Kenya, where I was invited by the promoter who booked me for a DJ gig at Tree House in Nairobi (which went just awesomely). Gentle drum sounds are a friendly suggestion to feel grounded and connected to the Earth and all beings, and awaken to feelings of oneness and security.

Chasing the sunset with a friend outside Nairobi when I recorded these sounds, I still have a vivid image of the incredible view over the Great Rift Valley towards Tanzania from a mountain perspective, while feeling the warmth and energy of the last rays of sunlight. I also added in some additional special reverb and room effects that I recorded in the cathedrals of Berlin.

Listen with headphones in order to get the binaural alpha entrainment effects of easing your brain, clearing your thoughts, and becoming ever more present and inspired with each repetition of the chord progression. Refuge can also be used very effectively as background music while working or engaging in creative processes.

Alpha waves can ignite clarity and imagination and boost your performance and creativity. They are said to be the “artist brain waves,” where new ideas and solutions are sparked and you connect to your inner playful state of coherence and wisdom. Alpha helps you become fully present in a state of multidimensional awareness, which increases problem-solving capacity, and you may even experience a sense of deep connection, belonging, and flow. Alpha is also fundamental to our spiritual growth, since we need a strong alpha in order to establish connections during states of trance, deep meditation, and dream sleep.

I crafted my own binaural inducing entrainment tool in Ableton Live. My favorite sound design instruments are still the Omnisphere 2, Korg Minilogue, Moog Subsequent 37, and certain other devices and effects.

How to Use

Download the iAwake App

First, download the FREE iAwake App, login with your email, and all your tracks will be right there. You can stream them, but we’d advise downloading them (from within the app) to ensure an interruption-free experience, and to be able to listen offline.


You can use Refuge  to:

  • untangle and step out of mind loops
  • focus and create flow states
  • harmonize your energy — body, brain, heart, gut
  • recover from feeling alone/lonely
  • open your heart and reconnect
  • meditate
  • boost creativity
  • feel centered and balanced

How to Use Refuge  from the creator, Nadja Lind

Listening to Refuge  when I feel stuck in mind loops, lack of creativity, disconnected, or contracted eases my mind and body into a state of calm openness. It helps me concentrate, focus, and relax before a big test or challenge. I also love listening to these tracks as background music for studying, for tapping into my inner intuition and clarity, to relax, or during my Savasana yoga practice.

When I feel tense, anxious, nervous, or stuck, I tend to listen to the longer, thirty-two minute version (14 Hz alpha entrainment + asmr + nature ambience). At times like this, I experience a contracted and dense energy field created by my overactive nervous system, and it feels like the door to my inner nature is completely locked. This track helps me to first find this door and then knock on the door in a friendly way.

I created some prominent plucking organ sounds in the beginning of the longer version as an invitation and reminder to get back to the NOW and stay there. Try checking in and becoming conscious of distractions with each sound, in order to help yourself let go, moment by moment, and smoothly and quickly transition into a calm, clear meditative state.

Later I introduce a special frequency sound which immediately sharpens my focus and puts me into a trance-like state, where I can focus even more.

Quick personal note: Please listen with quality headphones rather than cheap earbuds, as they will cut out the most important frequencies of the music! With headphones, you will get the full spectrum of sound and the maximum effect from the composition.

How do you use Refuge? [01:28]

Technology

Brainwave Patterns Targeted

alphaAlpha waves can amplify your clarity and imagination and boost your performance and creativity. They are even said to be the “artist brain waves,” where new ideas and solutions are sparked and you connect to your inner playful state of clarity and wisdom.

Alpha helps you become fully present in a state of multidimensional awareness, which increases problem-solving capacity, and you may even experience a sense of deep connection, belonging, and flow.

Alpha is also fundamental to our spiritual growth, since we need a strong alpha in order to establish connections during states of trance, deep meditation, and dream sleep.

Entraining the Brain to Alpha [01:49]


Soundtrack Details from the Creator, Nadja Lind

The binaural alpha is a constant 12 Hz in the shorter version and 14 Hz in the longer version. The binaural beat pulse was produced with my own binaural tool using two oscillators. The composition is a warm, layered, ocean wave-like sound progression, played in a repetitive manner, produced with my favorite sound design instruments: the Omnisphere 2, Korg Minilogue, Moog Subsequent 37, and other of my favorite devices and effects. Ambience nature recordings accompany you throughout to keep you safe and connected to nature and unity.

In order to protect your ears from possible damage and to be able to listen to the full spectrum of frequencies provided in this soundtrack, I suggest you only listen to Refuge on quality headphones. I recommend lossless sound files like WAV, AIFF, FLAC or ALAC over MP3. It is also suggested to listen at a moderate volume.

Creator

Nadja Lind

Nadja Lind, creator of some of iAwake’s most intriguing and distinctive tracks (Strong Medicine, Theta Joy, Refuge, Purrfound Meditation, BE, Ho’oponopono, Workout Ecstasy, and more), has a passion for recording ambient sounds and developing binaural beat ambient meditations. 

Recording initially to support her own healing process, Nadja’s friends and colleagues enthusiastically requested more drone waves with the certain Nadja touch. 

Nadja lives in Berlin, Germany, has had a globetrotting DJ career since 2003, been a producer of electronic music since 2004, and is co-owner of the Lucidflow imprint. Nadja is also a certified specialist in Pain Relief Therapy, Osteo Pressure & Fascia Yoga, a certified Energy Medicine Therapist (Donna Eden), and a certified Yoga Trainer. 

These tracks allowed me to seamlessly enter the flow state.  ~ Rex D.S.

I felt a great explosion of love for myself, my family, my pets, and the world.  ~ E.Z.

Beautifully calming and healing. Comforting and inspiring.  ~ Neal Szpatura

These two tracks are like stepping into serendipity…absolutely lush, lovely, and peace promoting.  ~ Lisa Celentano, MA, LMHCA, MHP