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SOUNDSPIRIT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 2021

27 June WEST LONDON: The Healing Power of Vocal Sound
Location: Colet House (151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA)
Time: 10:30am-5:30pm
Cost: £40
Info/booking: info@soundspirit.co.uk or 01452 413220. See Booking information
10 July CHELTENHAM (GLOUCESTERSHIRE): The Yoga of Vocal Sound
Location: The Isbourne Holistic Centre (3 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1TH)
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: Standard: £42, Supported: £31.50
Booking: education@isbourne.org or 01242 254321
Information: Isbourne course details or 01452 413220.
16-19 July LINGFIELD (SURREY): The Healing Power of Vocal Sound
Location: Claridge House Retreat Centre (Dormans Rd, Dormansland, Lingfield RH7 6QH)
Time: Residential Friday 4pm - Monday lunchtime
Cost: £495 (fully residential; bursaries available)
Booking: Booking ID No. 160721. welcome@claridgehousequaker.org.uk or 01342 832150
3 Sep - 15 Oct ONLINE ZOOM: The Yoga of Vocal Sound
Time: A 7 week course on Friday evenings 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Cost: £30 (covers all 7 sessions)
Info/booking: info@soundspirit.co.uk or 01452 413220. See Booking information
19 September WEST LONDON: The Healing Power of Vocal Sound
Location: Colet House (151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA)
Time: 10:30am-5:30pm
Cost: £40
Info/booking: info@soundspirit.co.uk or 01452 413220. See Booking information
Details:
Our essential nature is vibration as expressed in the harmonious sounds of the human voice. The object is to dissolve all the stresses that impede those vibrations and re-tune the chakras.
James will offer vocal toning practices that focus on the retuning of the chakras that comprise many of our psychological attributes – rootedness, creative flow, authority, compassion and communication among others. There is a simplicity to these practices, using only vowels, consonants and seed syllables, which enable the participants to easily and affectively draw the chakras towards an optimum rate of whirling. He complements some of the vocal sound with simple Tai Chi like movements that encourage and direct the sounds. This work is in two phases: First the active where the participants produce these mantra-like tones and stimulate the energy centres and then second, the meditative stage where they tune into their experience. He will also introduce another dimension to this work: The Taoist Healing sounds/movements.
30 October CHELTENHAM (GLOUCESTERSHIRE): The Yoga of Vocal Sound
Location: The Isbourne Holistic Centre (3 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1TH)
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: See price options at the link below.
Booking: education@isbourne.org or 01242 254321
Link: Isbourne course details or 01452 413220.
21 November WEST LONDON: The Healing Power of Vocal Sound
Location: Colet House (151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA)
Time: 10:30am-5:30pm
Cost: £40
Info/booking: info@soundspirit.co.uk or 01452 413220. See Booking information
Details:
This is the same workshop as the one on 19 September above.

NOTE: All the courses listed here to date, with exception of the one online, are subject to cancellation if government regulations regarding the pandemic require it. Nonetheless, tentative bookings without any payment can be taken.

The content of James's courses, be they one day, two day or a residential weekend, is similar whatever titles are used. Because of the duration of residential courses, there can be more in-depth work. He draws on the following practices:

ONE DAY COURSE

  • Toning the chakras (energy centres) through various combinations of seed syllables, vowels and consonants, East and West.
  • Creating natural sound rituals for emotional cleansing using the sounds of laughter, humming, keening, groaning and sighing.
  • Resonating the Taoist healing sounds for relieving the stress upon the organs of the body and dissipating the emotions associated with those organs.
  • Sounding out chants that draw the mind into the present moment, thus bringing peace.
  • Using internal sound as the basis for meditation.
RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND (All of the above plus)
  • Exploring the potential of precisely tuned forks to affect the cellular and nervous systems.
  • Intoning mantras for the expansion of consciousness
  • Leanring the proper use of the breath for the creation of a full and sustained vocal sound
  • Discovering one's fundamental note for toning practice
  • Participating in collective improvisation for freedom of expression.


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