QUOTES FROM RECENT PARTICIPANTS at the Voice Workshops
“I loved the voice and Overtone Singing Workshop where I felt connected to my voice in a way that I haven’t experienced before. Loved the vocal toning and found the techniques taught for overtoning easy to understand and quick to implement, can’t wait for the next opportunity to attend again, thank you Ravi.” Helen
“I arrived late, and felt immediately welcomed into the beautiful vibration of the room and the humming group. Ravi guided us with effortless presence and clarity throughout the evening, and it was wonderfully touching to experience both the lightness and depth of sound, as he shared with us from the wealth of his knowledge and sound magic.” Yanna
“had a really beautiful and healing evening exploring my voice – Ravi held such a comfortable space and I felt my singing confidence grow throughout. So grateful for this experience!.” LIzzy
Thank you so much for the music last night. It was transportative and transformative SARAH HEASMAN
“Ravi’s use of Ceremonial technique and his knowledge of world music creates a condusive space to learn connection between body and voice.” ED KINGSTON
“Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxed day learning the basics about overtone singing plus many other things too.” Nichola
The workshop was heavenly & suitable for all levels. It warms up & relaxes voice & body & helps focus the mind. Joyful yet very grounding, enabling voice to fly. Beautiful musicality. Top quality tuition yet very easily absorbable.” Danielle
“Having been on a previous sound healing course I found that I learnt more in your evening workshop regarding the voice than I did during the whole course. “ Anonymous
“I found the workshop to be relaxed, informative, great demonstrations and easy to get started, would like to do more and Ravi is awesome…” Will (Musician)
VOICE WORKSHOP includes
a) Overtone Singing
b) chakra toning: voicing tones that activate the body’s chakra’s
c) exploration of overtone singing
d) mantras, songs & chants from around the world
e) voice work: exercises to open the voice
f) sound journey and gong bath
A voice workshop, with a focus on overtone singing and developing the power of the singing voice. Ravi is known for his ability to convey both the technical aspects as well as the esoteric and healing components of overtone singing. Even for those who do not think of themselves as singers, these workshops give confidence in finding your natural and powerful voice. Those of you who are already singers will find greater depths and possibilities in your voice
Finding our natural sound, breathing from the diaphragm, creating the mouth shapes for overtone singing, expanded listening and finally, hearing our own overtones clearly. We shall also sing together as an overtone choir and explore the self healing and healing effects of harmonics.
“Breathe and the sound of the voice are existential imperatives, one cannot wish them away. They connect us directly with our divine souls”
Ravi has led workshops and lectured at various Universities, schools, centres and art centres such as Colorado State University; Northfield College, Minneapolis and Garter Lane Arts Centre, Ireland, plus others in Australia, Brazil and UK
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS AVAILABLE: VOICE & OVERTONE SINGING; SOUND JOURNEY & GONG BATH
For all enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT OVERTONE SINGING
Overtone sounds resonate in harmony with nature from the smallest atom to the planets and galaxies. Tuning in to these vibrations using the voice and other instruments allows a deeper contact with the psyche and spirit. As you learn to produce overtones with the voice and listen to the sounds of the gongs, Tibetan bowls and tambora a heightened sensitivity, awareness, peacefulness,cleansing, healing and deepened meditation emerge.
The power and beauty experienced by those listening to overtone singing and harmonic music derives from the music’s pure, natural and mathematical foundation.The harmonic series note relationships are found in nature, in the human voice and, strangely, in subatomic particles. Any fundamental note, from any instrument, creates an ascending series of notes (overtones). The arrangement of these allows for infinite harmonic relationships and frees us from the restrictions of modern tuning. The natural harmonics re-pattern our way of listening and free the mind, inviting us to journey within, beyond thought and emotion to the deepest of musical spaces. It is for this reason that overtones are naturally associated with meditation, healing and ceremony.
Anyone can learn to sing overtones and it is one of the most powerful skills for mastering our own energies and affecting the energy of our environment. The workshops are for people of all abilities including those who have started learning overtone chanting. It is not necessary to be able to sing. In the workshop we will make contact with our natural power sound, free the body and breath and learn to produce a variety of overtone sounds…… two tones from the same voice.
WORKSHOPS AND TALKS AVAILABLE
1) VOICE AND OVERTONE SINGING
a) chakra toning: voicing tones that activate the body’s chakra’s
b) overtone singing
c) mantras, songs & chants from around the world
d) voice work: exercises to open the voice and body
a) chakra dance meditation (using recorded music by Ravi)
b) continuous Om / Sounds
a) kirtan/bhajan; devotional singing including mantras, chants from around the world and songs to listen to
d) drumming: exploring drumming in a drum circle (Ravi is a qualified Drum Circle Leader)
e) sharing circle
4) Lecture and Demonstration on World Music including many instruments from around the world (also available for schools)
Individual sessions also available in voice, guitar, and kora
PERCUSSION AND RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD
Drumming Workshop introducing different rhythms from around the world, including Brazil, Africa, Native American, and more.
For all abilities and ages.