Yoel Sykes

Spiritual Facilitator & Sacred Musician

Supporting individuals, spiritual leaders, communities and groups in their efforts to explore and develop a spiritual life that is engaging and awake, alongside a culture of deep listening, authentic communication and heart based relationships, where there is enabling space for healing and growth.

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Yoel Sykes (he/him) is a spiritual facilitator who co-creates intentional community through music and prayer, cultivating and teaching deep listening and open hearted communication. He works with individuals and groups of all sizes supporting spiritual growth and psycho-spiritual healing.

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Yoel is known through his work as part of the Nava Tehila leadership team, where he has composed many melodies for Jewish liturgy, recorded 4 professional albums and co-led musical kabbalat Shabbat services for 13 years. Yoel studied music at the Center for Eastern Music in Jerusalem and flamenco guitar in the Fundacion de Christina Heeren school of Flamenco Arts in Seville, Spain.

Currently he lives in Boulder, Colorado, and studies Rabbinics in the ALEPH Ordination Program, through which he has also completed the hashpa’ah/spiritual direction training.

Yoel is a contact improvisation dancer with a background of taichi, chikong and aerial acrobatics. He specializes in holding space for deep embodied presence and view the body as a sacred temple through which the soul can arrive and spirit can flow.

Yoel facilitates spiritual nature retreats and travels to synagogues around the U.S. and the world to lead transformative and healing prayer experiences, with the intention of creating space for people to return home into their hearts and to expand into the spaciousness of the soul, into community and into the infinite oneness within and beyond.