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, MSW, MA, MT-BC is the author of Music Medicine, creator of The Healing Drum Kit and the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles in Encinitas, CA. She is a music therapy and wellness consultant to REMO, the world’s largest drum company. She has trained thousands of drum circle facilitators in more than 20 countries. For more on Christine, visit ubdrumcircles.com.
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, a pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness, is an award-winning composer, voice-culturist, and a former psychologist. She is on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies and founder of the Vox Mundi School of the Voice. A long-time student of the late maestro Ali Akbar Khan, she has released 10 CD-albums and authored Free Your Voice. http://www.voxmundiproject.com