Yogacampus . The Art of Sacred Sound: OnLine . November - December 2020
The Art of Sacred Sound course is an introduction to Singing Bowls, vocal toning, chants and mantra singing, space clearing with sound and care of voice encompassing vocal techniques. All of which will give participants the basic tools to facilitate a Sound Bath and to incorporate sacred sound and powerful vocal techniques into classes and personal practice.
In the Art of Sacred Sound course, Anne offers an invitation to explore, expand, and develop your natural healing qualities and creativity through sacred sound, singing, chanting and voice training care. This unique course explores the essence of sound, experiencing the ease of playing the Singing Bowl, singing and chanting from the heart. The main instrument Anne will use is the Himalayan Singing bowl (Goddess Bowl), in conjunction with vocal toning, (used as a sonic diagnostic tool by sonically scanning the body) and Mantra and Chant. Anne will show you how to create a Sound Bath, how to use Sound as part of your Yoga Class, as well as introduce you to the hugely self empowering techniques to share and care for your voice, how to pace your spoken word, chants and songs in a relaxed, loving and safe way.
You will learn how to play and place the singing bowl directly on the body’s chakras and how to tone (or tune) the body. You will explore the ancient pathways within the heartbeat of these instruments as we organically and lovingly weave these skills into a healing savasana Sound Bath. We will also discover the magic of vocal toning, chanting and mantra, as we connect and evolve within an ongoing sacred sound community … no previous experience is necessary.
You will receive a Sound Healing manual prior to your first session. You will also have the opportunity for a personal 1 to 1 session with Anne during the course.
The course is structured around live online weekly demonstrations and group learning. Each week you will receive a brief outline of the online session; after each session you will receive a video, clearly demonstrating all techniques covered in our session. At the end of the course there is an optional final assignment to design a class, based on what you have learned which will be marked with teacher feedback.
To get the most out of the course, you will be expected to do 3.5 to 4 hrs per week of practice between sessions.
A brief outline of our Course Content followed by a live experience of Anne’s SoundBath.
Introduction to singing bowls (how they are made and history of the bowls)
How to play a singing bowl
Group demonstration and explanation of techniques (mallet hold and placement, playing/singing technique)
Introduction to placement of bowls directly on body and science behind vibrational contact and effect on molecular make up of body
Group demonstration and explanation of techniques (how to stabilise bowl on body, techniques for singing the bowl on body)
Introduction of vocal toning
Techniques of vocal toning followed by one to one practice and live sharing
How to tonically scan the body using vocal toning, followed by practice and live sharing
How to use Sound as part of your Yoga Class
Introduction to hugely self empowering techniques on how to share and care for your voice, how to pace your spoken word, chants and songs in a relaxed, loving and safe way.
Introduction to guided meditation for Sound Bath
Devise guided meditation based on personal experience
Space clearing with sound
Setting intention and holding space for Sound Bath
SoundBath choreography and facilitation
The course will culminate in the virtual sharing of individual Sound Baths, choreographed and facilitated using newly learned skills.
Outline and discussion of final course assignment.
What Will I Learn?
You will learn how to play and place the singing bowl on the body, how to tone (or tune) the body. You will explore vocal toning, chanting and mantra, learning how to use your voice as a diagnostic instrument, to pace your spoken word, to vary tone to engage and enliven your words, Mantras, Chants and songs … how to weave these skills into a healing savasana Sound Bath and your Yoga Class.
Who is the Course for?
The course is ideal for anyone interested in an introduction to combining sound healing, mantra and song within their yoga/holistic practice and/or class; for musicians who wish to add a healing dimension to their compositions; for anyone wanting to learn how to use singing bowls and voice, and those wishing to enhance their quality of life through the use of sound therapy. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.
This course will be not be recorded and participation in all live sessions is essential for certification.
You are required to have a singing bowl (minimum 9 inch diameter) with a low/deep note.
If you need to buy a singing bowl, Anne has sourced some bowls suitable for sound healing and body placement therapy from Nepal. Click here to view.
If you choose to do the optional final assignment you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
What our students say
"Anne is a beautiful person and teacher, she has a joyous energy that is infectious and it was a privilege to journey into the world of sacred sound with her over the past few weeks. She has a wealth of knowledge about the instruments and how to incorporate sacred sound into yoga classes. She made everyone feel welcome and included, teaching us everything we needed to know whilst gently nudging us out of our comfort zone. I recommend this empowering and inspiring course to anyone who has a curiosity and wants to delve into the world of sacred sound."
Sunday 25th Oct to Sunday 29th Nov 2020 (alternate weeks)
Week 1 – Sunday 25th October
Week 2 – Sunday 1st November
Week 3 – Sunday 8th November
Week 4 – Sunday 15th November
Week 5 – Sunday 22 November
Week 6 – Sunday 29th November
10.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.00 (UK time) each Sunday
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