Consider two notes trying to find each other to create music and a relationship between one another. They come together and they each find a note and present it to one another – a relationship appears and the music that is created is either consonant or dissonant, harmonious or disharmonious.
Consider the space between the notes as the relationship – consider each person a note trying to connect with each other – in harmony or disharmony – in love or war.
What is it that let’s us know whether we are in harmony or not? Consonant or dissonant? It’s instant, it is our energy body, most specifically it is our heart that let’s us know. Not some airy fairy guessing game of ‘hmm, I wonder if that was it’, no, we all know it when the heart feels harmony and a connection is made, it’s not a guess. In this setting everyone in the room will feel the same thing, a beautiful example of ‘whenever two or more are gathered in my name, there I am in the middle’.
This workshop is an invitation to experience whatever is it that shows up in the space without judgement. Is the goal harmony? Or is the goal curiosity and openness? To allow disharmony to reveal itself and be welcomed by all.
The mind wants to fill in and make something happen that makes us ‘look good’, that makes us feel like we are ‘doing it right’. Our energy body cannot lie, and it will be our guide towards acceptance of whatever arises. Words are not spoken, only notes.
Rumi says, ‘Out beyond ideas of right and wrong doing there is a field, I will meet you there’.
I would add, beyond words as well here….
I hope you will join with me.
2015 Complimentary Classes:
Sound Moves JAN.7h @ 12 noon
The Voice Connection – JAN. 12th @ 6pm
THE VOICE CONNECTION – MONDAY’S – January 19th – March 23rd, 2015
WHEN: 6:00pm – 7:00 pm
HOW MUCH: $200 before January 6th, 2015 $240 after
**COMPLIMENTARY SAMPLE CLASS ON January 7th ( please rsvp) at Healing Connections 10548-115 Street, upstairs
WHAT: Singing, Meditation, Energy, Movement, Connecting…
Step 1. Connecting to your feeling body and the experience of the movement of energy though the sound of your own voice. Experiencing your voice without the other ‘voices’ that get in the way and stop us from connecting deeply. The singing voice naturally unfolds as we connect to ourselves and the ground of our body.
Step 2. To allow yourself to be seen and heard by others. Developing a tolerance for your own beauty and power, and to stand inside of it and stay. This is true freedom.
‘When I first went into the Voice Connection class I immediately lost my fears about not being experienced or “good enough” to be singing amongst other people. We learned to set aside the self-critic and judgement and open up to singing in a room full of other people. The experience was about personal growth and setting up the conditions to sing as much as it was connecting with others in a safe space. Within those connections we navigated the room with our voice and bodies while also negotiating boundaries through voice. ‘ Caitlin Richards – Voice Connection 2014
EXPRESS YOURSELF – TUESDAY’S AT 7:00 -9:00pm – Home of the ‘One Voice Choir’ CLASSES AT STOREFRONT STUDIO 6324-106 STREET
January 13th – March 24th, 2015 / April 7th – June 23rd, 2015
This class is a combination of the Voice Connection work (described above) from 7-7:45pm, and group songs from the One Voice Choir as well as practicing solo’s in front of the group in a masterclass format. This class is not a ‘choir’ class per se, but involves learning group songs. We do perform at the Centre for Spiritual Living a couple of times a year.
This is a recital class and participants can join the class in two capacities:
Choose a solo to perform in class and sing at the recital -
Session 1 – $275 / before January 6th, 2015 $300 after
Session 2 – $300 before March 31st, 2015 $330 after
Participate in class and observe the solo portion of the class –
Session 1 – $220 / $250 after January 6th, 2015 JANUARY 13TH – MARCH 24TH, 2015 (11 WEEKS)
Session 2 – $240 before March 31st $270 after APRIL 7TH – JUNE 26TH, 2015 (12 WEEKS)
RECITAL JUNE 26TH, 2015 RECITAL JUNE 26TH, 2015
**Note: No classes on: March 31st, May 19th & May 26th, 2015
Note: To choose the solo spot you would be committing to taking at least two 45 minutes voice lessons from Anna
YOUR HOLY GROUND -
Guided Journey’s through the Chakra System with Anna Beaumont
‘COME TO YOUR SENSES‘
WEDNESDAY 6:30pm – 7:30 pm (August 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26)
at THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
$15 for one or $50 for all four sessions
These sessions are guided meditations that take you through your the Holy Ground of your body to help you connect to your vital energy centers and experience the profound movement of energy and aliveness that flows naturally through us for our health and well being.
Benefits of The Voice Connection:
- ‘Increased well being, health and vitality
- Improvement of and connection to your singing voice
- An improved ability to speak up and communicate to others
- Body awareness and increased knowledge of energy and relationships
- To experience a community of like-minded people who want to connect through singing and this beautiful study of energy and life
**All classes are non-refundable
If you are unsure of if this is class is right for you before you join please contact me to find out more information or,
Come to a complimentary drop-in class on August 25th at 6pm.
For the Love of Sound,
VOICE CONNECTION FAQ :
What will we be doing in this workshop?
Discover and experience deeper awareness of Self through; breath, movement and singing/toning that facilitate both connection and communication of the Whole Self.There is the CONNECTION to Self, and then the COMMUNICATION of the Self outwards. In the Voice Connection we will discover and experience both CONNECTION and COMMUNICATION of who you are with the use of:
- Chakra awareness and toning
- Letting Go; an improvisational singing exercise designed to free the mind from the grips of the perfectionist and critic.
- How to use awareness and sound to work with the nervous system for healing and balance of energy
- How to open and surrender yourself to the light and beauty of the singing voice
Do I need to have prior singing experience?
Not at all
Is this more for a spiritual experience or a performance experience?
It is both. Sound and singing takes us deeper inside of ourselves to our true nature and that is always a spiritual experience. The performance part you could call ‘delivering the message of who you are’, instead of the word, performing.
Will there be a lot of movement and exercise?
There will be gentle movement in order to bring a charge of energy and aliveness into your body so we can create new pathways, new grooves inside of us for a new way of being. You will take care of yourself and only do what feels good for you. You are in charge.
Why should I take this workshop?
- To learn to move and release energy with sound and singing
- To learn the benefits of singing and the joy it can bring
- To unleash a deeper and more authentic you who can communicate more authentically
- To learn how to ‘get out of the way’ of yourself and stop resisting life
- To discover how your voice will always tell you the truth
- To experience a new kind of Freedom
VOICE CONNECTION CLASSES – SUMMER 2013
Developing Whole Being Awareness with Sound, Breath & Movement