ONLINE: An Introduction to Giving Voice
Discover the gifts of vocal sounding...
Since time immemorial, we have used our voices as vehicles for expression, communication, connection, healing and transcendence—be it cooing, babbling, speaking, singing, howling, toning, you name it. We wail in grief, squeal with joy, sigh in relief. We chant in devotion and we hum for comfort. We are born sound makers, and the voice is our sounding medium.
In our culture, we’ve become so addicted to talking that we seem to have forgotten that the voice is much more than a word delivery tool. We have also professionalized singing, giving rise to the notion of “singers,” and conversely, those who “can’t sing.” Yet having a voice is more than one’s (perceived) ability to sing!
The fact is, your voice (yes, yours) is a powerful vibrational healing medium—one that can move energy, calm your nervous system, boost your immune system, lower your blood pressure and heart rate, release endorphins, and much more. And, it’s literally right there under your nose.
Curious? Join me for a two-hour introduction to the many gifts of vocal sounding as a vibratory medium. Together we will explore a range of embodied breathing, vocal sounding, and listening practices that you can easily incorporate into your daily life. This session is an opportunity to let go, try something new, and play with sound! No experience or materials required.
Schedule: 10am-12pm PT on Saturday, May 3oth
Technical requirements: This online program will be hosted on Zoom, a video conferencing software that is free for participants and easy to use on a variety of devices. You will need to have a device (desktop computer or laptop recommended; tablet or smartphone can work too), reliable internet connection, and sound capabilities (headset recommended; built in or external microphone or speaker systems can work too). You will be invited to join the call up to 15 minutes early to receive technical support.
Note: The link to join the call and Haven Online How-to guide will be emailed to participants the day before the program. All registrants will receive a reminder email the day of the program as well.