Healing Sound Retreat
Christine Stevens and Silvia Nakkach
August 29–September 1, 2014
Join two internationally renowned teachers in a powerful and illuminating exploration of cross-cultural rhythms and the inspired voice. This highly experiential program introduces you to the most ancient and transformative vehicles to support healing and release joy: Voice & Rhythm. Through guided sound-centered contemplative practices of drumming and chanting, you’ll gather an original repertoire of medicine melodies to use personally and in shamanic, psychotherapy, and wellness sessions.
We will explore the use of music as a gateway for therapeutic processes and community peacemaking. You’ll experience the emotional magic that comes from singing the icaros of the Peruvian Amazon, and indigenous traditions from India, Tibet, Africa, and the Americas, including cross-cultural modalities of rhythm and chanting to evolve your spiritual practice.
No prior musical experience necessary! Being alive, you have a voice and a heartbeat. Drums provided.
Related posts on the SMC Blog:
- Blog post from Silvia Nakkach: Sound and the Subtle
- Interview with Christine Stevens (video/audio): Healing Sound: A Conversation with Christine Stevens
- A guided exercise from Christine Stevens: Finding Your Rhythm
Christine Stevens, MA, MSW, MT-BC is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, and the DVD Discover the Gift. A world percussion artist for Remo, the world’s largest drum company, she has trained drum circle facilitators from more than 25 countries. Christine has worked with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, students at Ground Zero and led the first drum circle training in the war-zone of Iraq. www.ubdrumcircles.com
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is a Grammy-nominated musician,a renowned vocal artist, and a leading voice in the field of music in consciousness and shamanic practices. She is the creator of the Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts certificate program at the California Institute for Integrative Studies, founder of the international Vox Mundi School, and author of Free Your Voice. http://www.voxmundiproject.com