About Carolyn Vinup

Sacred Sound Healer - Feng Shui Space Harmonizer - Mindfulness Teacher - Radiant Spiritual Guide - Energy Balancer - Intuitive Catalyst - Soul Passage Ceremonies - Global Peace Activist
Carolyn Vinup

Carolyn Vinup, founder of Gateways to Brilliance

A Message from Carolyn

My passion for transformational healing has driven my work for over two decades. Through my practice of Sacred Sound Healing and Feng Shui Consulting, I have been dedicated to helping individuals expand their consciousness, open gateways to their own brilliance, and create sacred spaces where their unique soul can dance freely.

With a heart-centered, nurturing, and inspiring approach, I offer powerful immersive and transformative ceremonies, workshops, and training. These interactive and meaningful experiences help you release energy blocks, elevate your consciousness, and cultivate more harmonious spaces within and around you where you can thrive.

My ultimate goal is to support you in connecting, awakening, expanding, and transforming, so you can share and radiate your most light-filled self. I am deeply committed to walking alongside you on this transformative journey, and I look forward to helping you unlock your full potential.

Carolyn Vinup and Gateways to Brilliance

Gateways to Brilliance, founded by Carolyn Vinup, is dedicated to empowering individuals to awaken, expand, and transform towards their highest potential and greater well-being. We offer a range of integrative healing and transformational services such as sound healing, feng shui, energy healing, mindfulness, and vibrational home transformation that help restore balance and harmony to your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Our mission is to guide individuals to tap into their inner wisdom and unique brilliance and create a life of purpose, joy, and fulfillment. At Gateways to Brilliance, we believe that everyone has the potential to create positive change in the world. Our approach emphasizes a holistic view of health and wellness that considers the connection between the mind, body, heart, spirit, and soul, as well as the interconnectedness between individuals and their environments. When individuals achieve inner peace, their homes become more harmonious, and this can create a ripple effect of positive change in families, communities, and ultimately the world.

Carolyn, I am still flying and feel the love that surrounded us during our session. I have so many people that need to experience your work. It’s ancient and new all at the same time. Thank you for shining your light. You are turning on inner lights and this will be felt throughout the world.


Plus, yearly conferences, workshops and classes that continue to expand my training and techniques for health, wellness, wholeness, healing, and inner peace.

  • Global Coherence Pulse, 2021
  • Sound For Brain Conference, 2021
  • The Four Winds Shaman Training, 2021
  • Hathor Ankh of Life Ceremony, 2021
  • Sophia Training, 2020
  • Science & Spirituality Conference, 2020
  • Full Voice Fundamentals, 2020
  • The Mystical Power of Sufi, Breathwork, Mantras & Sacred Sound with Pir Shabda Kahn, 2020
  • Healing with Spiritual Light, 2019
  • Forest Breathing, 2019
  • Unity Consciousness, 2017-2019
  • Power of 8 Groups, 2016-2019
  • Diamond Dowsing, 2014
  • Mindfulness Training, 2012
  • Global Career Development Facilitator Certificate, 2010
  • Spring Forest Qigong Certified Level 1 Instructor, 2008
  • Universal Life Church, Ordained Minister, 2005
  • ReikiSonics Sound Healing Training, 2004
  • Reiki Method of Natural Healing Master Level, 2004
  • Healing Sounds Intensive Level 1 Training, 2004
  • Healing Sounds Correspondence Course, 2004
  • Wind and Water School of Feng Shui Level 2, 2002
  • Course in Miracles, 2001
  • Sound Healing with Crystals Singing Bowls, 2001
  • Wind and Water School of Feng Shui Level 1, 2000
  • Ashram Fallsburg New York, Gurumai Chidvilasananda, 1995
  • My journey into personal development, self-discovery, mindfulness, inner peace and stillness began in 1982.
Short Biography for the Press

Carolyn Vinup is a seasoned spiritual teacher, sound healer, and feng shui consultant with over 25 years of experience. Through her company, Gateways to Brilliance, she offers immersive experiences in sound healing, mindfulness, and feng shui. Carolyn’s compassionate, intuitive approach and wealth of experience make her an ideal guide for anyone seeking personal growth and spiritual transformation.

Long Biography for the Press

Carolyn Vinup is an expert in both feng shui and sound healing, and the founder of
Gateways to Brilliance, a company that offers immersive experiences in these practices as well as mindfulness. With over 25 years of experience as a spiritual teacher and practitioner.

In addition to her expertise in sound healing and feng shui, Carolyn offers a compassionate and intuitive approach to helping clients connect with their inner selves and tap into their creativity. She creates a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their innermost thoughts, feelings, and desires, and to discover new ways of expressing themselves through various forms of art, writing, movement, and more.

Through her immersive experiences, Carolyn empowers individuals and groups to break through limiting beliefs and patterns, cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance, and tap into their innate wisdom and intuition. She believes that each person has a unique brilliance to share with the world and is passionate about helping her clients discover and embody their authentic selves.

As a certified sound healer with 22 years of experience, Carolyn uses a variety of sacred sound tools, including crystal singing bowls, tingshas, tuning forks, drums, and her voice to create immersive sound healing journeys, transformative ceremonies, and spiritual blessings. Her sound healing sessions are heart-centered, meditative, and consciousness-raising, and are designed to help participants connect with the oneness of their own divinity.

In addition to her sound healing services, Carolyn is also an experienced feng shui
consultant, with 23 years of experience helping individuals and businesses create
harmonious and balanced physical environments. She offers Vibrational Home
Transformation packages, which include personalized consultations and recommendations to enhance the energy flow and balance of your living space. Additionally, Carolyn provides event planning services for conscious-focused events and celebrations of life. For the right clients, she is available to produce weddings or officiate them as well.

Whether you are new to sound healing, creating harmonious spaces and mindfulness or a seasoned practitioner, Carolyn’s compassionate, intuitive approach and wealth of experience make her an ideal guide on your journey towards personal growth and spiritual transformation.

Memberships & Organizations

Well Connected Twin Cities
Cyndi Dale
Sound Healers Association
Advanced Healers Group of Minnesota