Date: 7 Jul 2019
Cost: £20 / £17.50 (early bird) / £15 (conc)
Details: 11am to 1pm
Location: New Malden
Email: heartsongvoices @ gmail.com
Run by: Melissa
HEALING HEARTS WITH SONG
Enjoy freeness of expression
Improvise with sounds and songs of different styles including folk, spirituals, gospel and chants. All a capella.
Sing to open your heart, better connect to yourself and to others and be sound of mind, body and spirit.
Open to all, regardless of background, experience or ability.
ABOUT THE COURSE LEADER – SUNYATA DEVA (AKA MELISSA JAMES)
Melissa is a singer, songwriter and performer. Melissa sings with incredible passion for her cause which she feels is to use her voice and her music to form connections with others.
In 2016, the creation of her music and mental health Big Sing initiative SING4SANE led Melissa to develop workshops where she began working more closely with groups of people, leading them to sing and to explore their voices. Melissa takes her work into arts and health establishments alike, sometimes inviting singing workshop participants to sing alongside her during her concert performances.
Sunday Morning Song is a new project created under Melissa’s spiritual name, Sunyata Deva.
Sunyata = a Sanskrit word meaning “emptiness”.
Deva = a Sanskrit word meaning “Divine”.
The aim of this workshop is to guide participants to come into the space, empty of their outside world and concerns; letting go of inhibitions in order to connect more deeply to their true selves through their voices with the use of sounds and songs.