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.
Christine Stevens is the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles and author of the Sounds True books Music Medicine and the Healing Drum Kit. She has appeared on PBS, NBC, and led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq. http://www.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