Thursday Nov. 10th
To be held at
7:30-10:0pm Ritual Concert
Learn how to transform your life through the power of your voice.
Also performing at Unity Ecstatic Dance on Tuesday Nov 8th Jackson Wellsprings
Are you ready to take your life and your gifts to the next level?
How would it feel to transform your daily rhythms through the power of your own voice?
What about learning how to shift unwanted habits into evolutionary strategies, unleashing your capacity to give your gifts more fully?
These are some of the what you'll receive in the workshop:
Powerful daily practice tools
Breathwork, movement, listening and singing exercises
Amplify and tune the healing power of your voice
Explore the sacred language of harmonic overtones
Discover how receptivity builds unity and group coherence
And for the Ritual Concert:
We'll dive deep into a sound healing vocal journey where we listen, soften, breathe, tune and unify our voices together into a state of sublime serenity. Allowing whatever needs to flow to arise and fall away with the depth and wonder of our own innate musicality.
We sing songs without lyrics, and focus primarily on deepening in presence by using the anchors of body awareness, receptivity and deep, nourishing inhales + exhales.
Also included in the workshop:
The science of habit formation and neural re•programming
How we'll spend our time:
We'll explore practices based in both pranayama and holotropic breathwork that can be used as simple, effective ways to regulate, expand and inspire the nervous system. Breath can be a powerful tool for naturally achieving a high degree of relaxed, yet focused awareness. It's also one of three fundamental principles for opening and freeing the voice.
Along with the breath we'll explore our capacity to develop receptivity, by cultivating an ever deepening somatic awareness of where we're holding tension in the body and using the power of our voice and breath to surrender into softness. We'll also practice expanding our capacity to listen and receive sound as a way of practicing mindfulness and cessating thought. These awareness tools help cultivate a freedom in our body as the instrument of life, which allows us to experience the natural beauty of our voice, free from the restricting effects of stagnant emotional energy, stored trauma and distracting thoughts.
HARMONIC OVERTONE SINGING:
There is a sacred and mystical language built into music, art, architecture and natural structures known in music theory as the harmonic overtone series. It is a natural series of proportions that define the rules of all harmony, melody and rhythm as well as proportions used by nature, architects and artists to build 'sound' and 'resonant' structures.
By learning how to focus our singing instrument into specific shapes using the resonant chambers of our nasal cavities and skull, we are able to amplify and sing multiple notes at once. These 'harmonics' are hidden notes within our voice that can be magically revealed by listening and tuning our awareness to their presence. The result is a powerful meditative experience that further cessates thought, opens the voice, relaxes the mind and inspires the soul.
TIME FOR PRAYER, REFLECTION AND SHARING:
Singing can be a deeply sacred experience of remembering our belonging and the goodness that is our true nature. Merging into the unified experience of singing with other voices can provide us with a feeling of refuge and sanctuary that can be a powerful reminder that we're never alone. During and after our experience it's important to embed your own individual story through sharing and reflection.
REINVENTING DESIRE: The workshop will begin with a discussion where we explore the science of habit formation, focusing specifically on how the neurochemistry of our reward system functions. From there we'll look at how diet, body care and spirituality all contribute to create a holistic system for replacing unwanted coping strategies with resilience building rhythms for dealing with the stresses of daily life. I'll be offering handouts and follow up videos that take some of the concepts of this work into more detail. It's also a great opportunity to share what's working for you and what you'd like to spend some energy shifting in your daily habits.
Still not sure?
Here's what other folks are saying...
We all shared an experience giving us the tools to meet any situation with love, compassion and grace,
simply by singing songs without words! 🙏🕉️🧡🌈🤗
Alex’s vocal journeys have been some of the most impactful expressions and connection for me. They are deeper than the voice and I feel such a deep sense of unity and oneness with each individual present and with all of creation. The resonance of sound ripples out into my daily life. I couldn’t be more grateful for being part of these groups because they’ve guided me deeper into my own heart and sound.
I attended one of Alex's three day vocal journeys and I was immensely impressed by his way of holding space. He does it in a way that I have rarely seen by creating a space where we feel at ease to express our feelings and emotions freely, as much as our voices. Showing our vulnerability in this work is so much easier because he sets the example. 🎶🙏