AWAKENING OUR SOUND BODY
4 days of Yoga and connecting to our voice
with Hanna Backman, Almunis & Marcus Berg
16th – 19th AUGUST 2018
SHAMBALA GATHERINGS, Sweden
Price: 4500kr (including VAT., food and accommodation)
**May we all remember the powerful creative beings that we are.**
“The human voice is one of the most effective tools for self-knowledge and transformation. This is an invitation to incorporate the use of your own voice as a dynamic source of joy, trust, healing and creativity, expanding the idea of what we can be.”
Everything in the universe is in a state of vibration. By moving, listening and being present in our body, we can access the open flow of our unique expression. Pranayama, toning, and chanting, a vital part of the yoga system, will be our tools to embody and express the wholeness that we are.
From asana and pranayama we will dive into the sound body, to explore what movement, stillness, sound and silence awaken in us individually and as a group. In this retreat we will move from the grosser layers of our physical body, into the more subtle dimension of making, perceiving and receiving the sound of our voices.
Yoga asanas (postures) help us open up the body, creating fluidity and movement. With pranayama, we expand the body to handle air and energy. Using our own voices, we combine breath and whole body presence to harness the life force, expanding our own resonance and reactivating the trust in our inner vibration.
The human voice is one of the most effective tools for self-knowledge and transformation. This is an invitation to incorporate the use of your own voice as a dynamic source of joy, trust, healing and creativity, expanding the idea of what we can be. Don’t worry about ”singing pretty” or ”sounding correct”. This is about something else. It is about reconnecting to your personal sound and voice, finding enjoyment, connection and expansion. Everybody is most welcome! No previous experience with singing or yoga is required. You just need to be curious.
Join us for 4 days at peaceful Borntorpet where you will be beautifully taken care of, sleeping in comfortable beds, eating clean healthy food, and with time in-between sessions for a dip in the lake or a nice sauna.
“Join us for 4 days at peaceful Borntorpet (Shambala Gatherings) where you will be beautifully taken care of, sleeping in comfortable beds, eating clean healthy food, and with time in-between sessions for a dip in the lake or a nice sauna.”
16.00h – Check-in
“Tuning in” (Welcome circle).
Arriving into the body!
Strong Vinyasa Flow with Hanna with LIVE music by Markandeya. Finishing off with a short contemplation about the voice (an invitation to feel into the intention that you have for the retreat, and the connection with your voice)
(Free evening for sauna + lake)
Playful hatha yoga with Pranayama with Hanna.
Expanding the breath and preparing the body.
Embodied Voice activation with Almunis.
Using posture, breathing and resonance to open up our voices! A mostly gentle, playful session to develop resonance, trust and self-confidence.
Lunch & free time
Chakra toning with sound with Almunis.
A sequence of sounds to tone every energy center, and reconnect with the elemental forces of nature.
Concert Almunis and Markandeya
Soft Yoga with Pranayama with Hanna.
“Let your breath be the music”.
Embodied Voice activation with Almunis.
Using our breath and movement to feel sound with our whole bodies, expanding our perception and resonance, we start giving and receiving sound as a group.
Lunch & free time
“Embodied Yoga” with Hanna. Experiencing the 4 elements in the sun salutations and in relationship with others.” “What happens if Fire meets fire?” If Fire meets water? A beautiful way to experience a new energy in yourself and in relationship with others.
KIRTAN! Singing party with everyone. Get involved in the singing of Mantras and chants.
Refining. Pranayama & silent sitting with Hanna
Embodied Voice activation with Ale. Starting with audible and silent chakra toning practice, we go into sound baths of our own name.
Receiving sound. Yin yoga to live music with soft humming and gentle vocal toning Hanna & Markandeya
Finishing circle. Sharing & Tuning out. ALL 3 of us.
“Yoga asanas (postures) help us open up the body, creating fluidity and movement. With pranayama, we expand the body to handle air and energy. Using our own voices, we combine breath and whole body presence to harness the life force, expanding our own resonance and reactivating the trust in our inner vibration.”
Swedish Yoga teacher and visual artist who discovered yoga about 20 years ago. Shares a passion to make yoga accessible for people today. Teaches with warmth, presence and a sense of humour. Lives and loves in Stockholm, Sweden, where she also runs the yoga studio ”Little Peace Yoga”, awarded best yoga studio in sweden 2018, where Hanna was also nominated in the category Yogateacher of the year. 500+ E RYT. Hanna also has a background in fine arts and design and is most of all a mother.
Almunis (Alejandra Ortiz)
Colombian singer and songwriter, graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; And Certified Sound Therapist from the Sound, Voice and Music Healing Program from CIIS in San Francisco, California, USA. Deeply rooted in the immemorial ritual practices of the Americas, Almunis is the founder of Lulacruza and Minük. She has sung on four continents and recorded more than 30 albums.
Almunis guides Embodied Voice and Sound Healing workshops and sessions sharing her devoted connection to sound and singing as a path of self-discovery and transformation.
All her songs, chants and offerings across the world aim to anchor light and sound codes from her star ancestry back into the Earth, activating an authentic, powerful presence of love and unity.
Aspiring to be a voice of the times we live in, Marcus shares uplifting songs full of meaning and spirit with acoustic and electronic elements. From Gothenberg Sweden, he began his global vision over a decade ago as the founder of the eight piece orchestra Kultiration. Collaborative works include Minük (together with lead singer of Lulacruza), Oka, Kolonien, opening shows for Groundation and Michael Franti. With the release of “Mirror of Words – Part three” Markandeya continues to convey an accessible message of oneness inspired from his many years of studying the Vedas. Warm and authentic, life-affirming music for the heart and soul.
The price for this course is 4500kr
This price includes VAT, tuition, meals and accommodation.
Airport transportation and materials not included in the price.
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