Singing in the Wild Woods

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM

Singing in the Winter Woods weaves together an unique combination of Nature Connection practices, voice work and beautiful connecting songs from around the world. Leona Johnson (Live Wild) and Damien Mahoney (Soul Sounds/ Music is Medicine) have come together to offer this nourishing, fun and inspiring day of communal singing around a blazing campfire in the Winter woodlands of Calderdale.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or experienced singers alike. Using the Natural Voice Network (NVN) approach it’s about celebrating the voice you were born with and each of us finding a way of connecting to our unique, authentic voices which can help us feel more alive, energised and expressive.

Making space for time in nature at the dark edge of the year when winter feels like its been here for an age can be just what is needed to emerge into the year ahead.

For our ancestors, chants and songs would accompany every kind of activity. Individuals and communities expressed emotions through their songs – joy and celebration, grief and despair. Songs fulfilled a myriad of purposes both practical and profound.

Coming together as a community in nature to reclaim this vital form of expression is a powerful tool for healing and regeneration. Singing like this is a great way to loosen and release emotional blockages in the body. It can be particularly helpful for issues around communication, creativity and connection to others.

The workshop takes place in a picturesque woodland around a fire circle and where there is shelter from the rain. We will tune in to our senses and the environment around us. There will be some physical movement, toning and voice warm ups. The musical pieces are short, using simple call and response chants and songs from around the globe.

The day includes a warm campfire lunch of nourishing vegetarian soup and bread as well as hot drinks throughout.
What a treat!

£45 for the day for those who can afford it. £35 concession. You decide. ????

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