“Interest or inquisitiveness manifests as raw delight, delight together with rawness or tenderness… In fact, tenderness and sadness, as well as gentleness, actually produce a sense of interest. You are so vulnerable that you cannot help being touched by your world”Chogyam Trungpa
We have entered a period of immense change, disruption, and uncertainty. While some of us may feel pressure to soldier on, chin-up, hustle, produce, adapt – you know the story – I would like to offer an alternative space. A space where we put aside all of that for a moment, a space in which we tune inwards, a space in which we open towards gentleness, a space in which we listen to what our body, mind, and voice have to say.
The Embodied Voice is a practice that brings together movement, mindfulness, and sounding in order to help us live more joyfully in our bodies and minds. Sessions are designed to holistically integrate attention to technique and function, musicality, collaboration, and creative expression.
Guided by each session’s concept, I’ll guide us in some simple physical and vocal explorations designed to ground us in the Present, to access the inherent intelligence of our bodies, and to help us express and process our experience through the voice.
Come to each session with a cushion/block for sitting and/or a matt/carpet to lie down on. (Although not necessary, these things will give you more options to explore your movement) Each session will come with some suggested reading (optional of course). 😉
For the first session, we’ll try out a 30 minute session. Based on that experience, following sessions may remain 30 minutes long or we may go for up to an hour.
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April Online Series
Zoom Meeting ID: 347 445 1712
Thursday 9, 15:00-15:30 – Letting Go
“Letting go is more than just relaxation. It is relaxation based on being in tune with the environment, the world.” (Chogyam Trungpa)
Monday 13, 18:00-18:30 (BST) – Doing Less
“By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy towards yourself” (Chogyam Trungpa)
Thursday 16, 15:00-15:30 (BST) – Touch
“The body is a resonator: attuning to the energies of the world” (Philip Shepherd)
Monday 20, 18:00-18:30 (BST) – Processing
“We separate our thinking from the sensations of our being… by diminishing the flow of energy in the body with patterns of tension held in its tissues. When energy does not flow, it cannot inform.” (Philip Shepherd)
Thursday 23, 15:00-15:30 (BST) – Separation
“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves, we are all as much an extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy” (Andy Goldsworthy)
Monday 27, 18:00-18:30 (BST) – Expressing
“If you allow yourself to receive the Present, and receive the listener, and sense your way forward as you speak, you will be giving language a chance to reveal its magical ability to help you discover and clarify your truth, that you might stand in its resonance. (Philip Shepherd)