Anna has been studying the voice and it’s powerful connection to life, harmony and vibration for over twenty years. She has extensive knowledge and training in the workings and technicalities of the voice as well as years of experience in holding space for the emotional and intimate nature of singing and expression.
A health professional in Integrative Body Psychotherapy Anna combines the worlds of the voice, the Chakra energy system, psychology and spirituality to help you to connect to your voice.
Private Voice lessons (30, 45 OR 60 minutes)
Uncover your natural authentic voice with one on one lessons that will change your voice and change your life. Packages are also available.Improve your voice, your communication, your connection to your body and yourself. Feel a stronger sense of inner well being.
Student Krystan Bellows…
Voice Connection Therapy (45 mins – 1.5 hr)
For anyone who is looking to improve, find, free or heal their voice whether it be to sing or to speak. With 25 years of experience I assist in helping people in various ways whether it be through simple voice training, vocal coaching for professional singers or helping those with deeper more complex issues with their voice.
For people who might experience;
-loss of voice, disconnection from self, hoarseness, excessive shyness or excessively loud speaking voices, singers with voice problems such as vocal fatigue, a feeling of a lump in the throat and swelling, excessive phlegm, breathy or raspy voices.
– anyone who feels that they need to claim their voice in their life and want to have some simple practices to help return their voice back to a state of health to be more able to express themselves.
With 25 years of studying the complex issues of the voice, a Health Professional in Integrative Body Psychotherapy (see explanation below) and Voice Dialogue I can help you uncover what is in the way of your voice.
The Methods –
Authentic Voice– Anna has 25 years of teaching experience and is an expert in helping to diagnose and bring health back to a voice. Her years of studying the voice with various teachers along with her natural curiosity to what it really takes to sing with freedom continue to learn more and evolve as a teacher as well as singer.
Chakra Voice – The 7 vital energy centres of the body that distribute energy and information to the whole body has been a very big study for Anna and she brings this information in to help connect the voice to the body and the body to the voice. This valuable learning of the Chakras helps to empower every singer to understand how the flow of energy works in their body and how each Chakra has a say in the sound and production of the voice.
Vagus Voice – The vagus nerve plays an important role in the health of the voice given that this 10th cranial nerve innervates the face, throat, ears and heart. It radiates all the way down into the gut through the diaphragm and is responsible for so much of the calming, para-sympathetic energy that is required to sing in front of other people. Activation of the vagus nerve through singing, toning and listening sets a tone of ‘safety’ for whoever you are in relationship with. This is key if a singer wants to perform live.
Body Voice – Sometimes there is a need for a deeper approach in finding or uncovering the voice. Anna’s training in IBP helps to establish safety and understanding again in the client through very easy and simple exercises that help the people understand his or her sense of space again.
Given that singing is all about ‘taking up space’ this approach is very helpful for the client to be able to ‘take space’ energetically first before doing so vocally. Reestablishing the sense of self and to be able to have a voice and the right to use it is foundational work.
IBP (Integrative Body Psychotherapy) is a non-invasive somatic psychotherapy that treats the whole person, integrating body, mind, emotions and spirit that can facilitate deeper more meaningful work in less time with lasting results. IBP integrates the best approaches from Eastern and Western psychological, physiological and spiritual body-mind theories and practices into a highly efficient and effective somatic implementation model for psychotherapy.
(www.ibponline.com) Dr. Jack Lee Rosenberg
NOTE: Anna is an Allied Health Professional in Integrative Body Psychotherapy, and not a registered therapist.
Poet Rumi says, “Remember the lips where the wind breath lives and sing your notes out loud, don’t try to end it be your note!”
VIBRATION + INTENTION = MANIFESTATION & HEALING
From the director of the Association of Sound Healing Nestor Kornblum who says, “through the regular use of sound combined with intention we may begin to vibrate faster at a cellular or molecular level. This what is meant by “raise your frequency”. The higher rate of vibration creates larger spaces between the cells, making us less dense, and preventing negative or intrusive energies from sticking to us easily. In the 1930’s the medium Edgar Cayce predicted that sound would be the medicine of the future. That future is now. So let’s all raise our vibration to harmonize with the energies of this New Millennium!”
“Like one pure drop of water one drop dropped into your being can open you to what you really are.” Anna
“I receive a lot of phone calls and emails from women who are trying to find their voice, their truth, and want to express themselves in a more powerful way. They are very tender when they reach out that first time and decide to open and connect to their singing voice. To come to my house or join a class can be very vulnerable at first, but it doesn’t take long for them to feel the relief and release of finding their voice.”
‘Your voice is a reflection from your connection’
This is a phrase I use a lot to help people to understand that it’s not your voice’s fault. It is simply reflecting your inner weather and reflecting it through the sound of your voice.
‘Wherever your attention goes your energy flows’
This is another mantra I use in classes and private sessions to guide people into their bodies and for them to understand this simple law of attention and energy movement.
‘There’s a way back and there’s a way through that doesn’t leave behind any part of you’
Your Authentic Voice is at it’s best when it feels like a gentle breeze moving through your body and when nothing of the bodily nature hinders it’s dancing play of light and energy…
“What you seek is seeking you” Rumi