Date: 6 Jan 2018
Cost: 145 CAD
Location: 1402 Queen Street East, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario
Run by: Laura Geiger
Contact details: +46 70 063 7007
“All things silenced crave to be heard. All things hidden long to be revealed. All shattered souls ache to come back together again. And sharing our truth with the world is an outright and uncovered Act of Love.” -Redvelations, Sera Beak
Won’t you join us in this day-long Act of Love?
We will experiment with sympathetic resonance, the vibratory alignment, that we create when we sing together. How close can we come? How much flow and softness and freedom can we let ourselves feel? Can I remember who I am? Can I let my personality-self melt into the collective, all the while standing in my full truth and power?
We explore these questions through activities like ecstatic singing, conscious movement, improvisational singing, song creation, rhythm, embodied breathwork, and more.
Conscious Voicework is an expressive, experimental path for women to use our voices to confront and heal the personal experience of dissociation from our own truth, as well as the silencing and shame that we have collectively inherited.
Using the voice in an embodied and conscious practice opens doorways of self-inquiry through which one’s own shadow and light present themselves. Voicework simultaneously lays bare the places inside that need love and nourishes those places with the very love they seek.
Welcoming the voice into the body and coaxing out its fullest, most free expression teaches us to trust our emotions, thoughts, and instincts as valid. Through specific voice practices, we stop making ourselves palatable and allow ourselves to be heard, in power and in truth.
With the presence of our grandmothers who came before us, our helpers in Spirit, and the other women in community, exploring our voices goes beyond an artistic and psychological endeavor and becomes a sacred act, one that ends the inherited trauma of our ancestors and sets free the generations who come after us.
Absolutely no singing experience or expertise required.
We start slowly to let the fear/critic calm down and get out of our way.
Laura Geiger is a voiceworker specializing in using the voice as a tool for radical self-acceptance, communicating truth, and connecting beyond the small self. She has academic degrees in both sociology and health promotion, training in spiritual counseling and eco art therapy, as well as experience in art education, social work, and theatre and vocal performance.
“Laura created a space that had so much acceptance so I could move some deeply held emotions and through it all, I felt her hold me. It is not often I meet course leaders like her. It is so great, for the first time since childhood, to really like my voice.” – Lars Möller
“I learned that I AM a singer. That my song has been sleeping beneath old limiting beliefs and is now reawakening, that Spirit Singing is a natural, healing and graceful way to express one’s Self and Soul. Laura Geiger is a Wise Woman and Healer. She has a deep, ancient knowledge of her material and is a graceful teacher and guide.” – Lawrence Flynn