October 12 - 22, 2018
Sacred Voice, Dance and Frame Drumming
With Krishangi Lila, Johnny Doyle and Ziya Tabassian
And listen to the magic of your voice…
Let the song of your soul dance on your lips….
Let the rhythms of your heart embrace your whole being…..
And may you be carried by the wings of music
To the highest realms of Divinity.”
Join us on this journey through the landscape of your voice and rhythms to the realm of sound and movement healing.
This retreat gives you an opportunity to participate in voice healing and drumming workshop, where the voice and rhythms become the healers through song and movement. As singing and drumming is known from the ancient times as best medicine for the soul, we will enter into the sacred circle of music with discovering our voice and sacred rhythms of sufi drumming.
The participants are introduced to a deep voice work on all energy levels using voice as a healing instrument to activate 7 chakras in the body; that helps you to develop the ability to feel free in your vocal expression and discover your soulsong .
Voice carries in itself a tremendous power to heal and awaken the energies in our body and purify the mind. During the retreat you will be introduced to voice toning meditation that is a powerful and ancient form of healing which has been used for ages in order to evoke certain effects in the surroundings and in the human psyche. Toning itself is a simple process of releasing the vocal sound with a vowel ( either a , e , i , o , u ) and directing it towards a certain chakra area in the body. Each chakra corresponds to a specific vowel, tone and colour which links to a specific anatomical area of the body. By toning on certain vowels we awaken the blocked areas in our energy field and release the negative emotional patterns that has been restored there for many years.
Our body is like a symphony of sounds where every organ, vessel, cell etc has its own frequency of vibration. The main focus of this vocal work is to free one’s voice while releasing tensions from the body and opening up to the vocal sound vibration in our body.
Based on nada yoga practice, you will be taught the conscious focus on the voice movement in the body.
In vocal improvisation part one will be lead to find one’s own soulsong; song that lives inside us; song that can be accessed by deep meditations; song that appears from the silence; song that flows from the open heart; song that unites the essence of one’s being with the body.
One will be guided through prayers and meditations to connect with one’s heartsong, to connect with different elements in nature to find their song.
As song and dance go always hand in hand, then morning and evenings the body will be nourished by different movement meditations and dance mandala with Johnny Doyle.
Drumming sessions with Ziya Tabassian will teach you the power of the frame drum through the Sufi rhythms, learning basic techniques to be able to accompany yourself while singing, and expressing through improvisation.
Different kinds of frame drums will be available, but if anyone has one already, please bring your own.
The Retreat will be held by Krishangi Lila as a voice healer and singer, Ziya Tabassian as a percussionist and Johnny Doyle as a dance Mandala facilitator.