The Wild Voice
A Voice Workshop with Valerie Stagg
June 8th – 15th ’18 @ €450
This voice workshop will explore the idea that the voice is the mirror of the soul: (“let me underline that when I speak of singing I do not see it only as an artistic exercise but as a possibility and a means to know oneself and to transform this knowledge into conscious life.” Alfred Wolfsohn). At the same time the voice has its home in the body. We will focus on becoming more aware of our bodies and the natural flow of breath and sounds within. By exploring the connections between voice, body and soul we are enabled to express what is found there. A creative combination of vocal techniques, movement and bodywork encourages participants to experiment by releasing the power of their natural voices in a safe, supportive environment.
We will begin each day of the Singing Workshop gently, with plenty of time to tune in to our bodies, breath and voices: resting, rolling, stretching, shaking, bending, walking, dancing…… groaning, moaning, sighing, squealing……… whatever is needed to get ourselves into the flow where we can fully embody the voice in the moment. Attention will be given to listening to ourselves, each other and the stillness between the sounds. We will play with sound and rhythm games and create group soundscapes that can be meditative or playful. Practices which help to heal blocks in voice, emotions and body will be taught; one session being dedicated to the Voicing the Soul process which uses the Chakra system with individual affirmations. Sound meditations, toning and overtoning add to the exploration of the healing voice.
Each session will end in group singing, with an emphasis on chants which honour Mother Earth.
No singing experience is necessary for this Voice Workshop.
- increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- relaxation of muscles
- better breathing
- enhanced creative expression
- bringing balance to body, mind and spirit
Some feedback from last year’s Wild Voice participants:
“A great adventure to explore oneself through voice.”
“…very holistic experience, and voice & sounds as healing tool were something fundamentally new for me.”
“I learned a lot about myself.”
“During the workshop we participants went beyond our limits, just to realise there isn’t any!”
“I never thought I’d end up performing and letting rip the way I did.”
“I loved sharing our tones and songs with the rest of the community.”
“Val, your love for the voices shines through you and oozes out of every pore! It was a privilege to be there and share the fun and bliss of creating wild voices, the improvisations and singing in circle.”
“Anilio was just a perfect and wild enough place for this workshop.”
In the afternoons there will be time for the beach and relaxing in nature. Other opportunities for vocalising and for one-to-one healing sessions will be available.
* 15% Earlybird discount is available for bookings received no later than 30th March 2018.
Secure your place with €100 deposit (Earlybird pricing will be confirmed in your welcome email).