The Embodied Voice and Singing Shaman Retreat with Christa Ray ~ Oct 2-4, 2015

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A weekend training exploring a path to embodied Presence through excavating the full expanse of the human voice.

OCTOBER 2-4, 2015

DISCOVER…how to sing songs and use vocal sounding as vehicles for bringing forth and integrating hidden parts of yourself and your soul

ChristaEchoArms…LEARN….A singing method based on sensing your body, sourcing somatic and archetypal images, and cultivating trust in the raw impulses that allow you to move authentic and powerful energy through your voice.

 ..EXPLORE….Exercises to vastly expand the range, volume, power and qualities of your voice.

…TRANSFORM …fear of freely expressing yourself through compassionate permission and the spirit of experimentation. 

…AWAKEN…the archetypal singing shaman within you capable of singing songs to bring nature, community and self into balance and health. 

This weekend workshop explores Voicework as a path to healing, embodiment of the Soul and rich empowerment.  Exercises and creative processes will be drawn from Voice Movement Therapy, Body Mind Centering ™, Roy Hart Voicework and other expressive healing art modalities. This is an invaluable training for performers, speakers, singers, therapists and adults interested in embodied vocal presence. Shamanic Singing will be done outdoors in a lovely forest as we commune with the trees and nature beings, listening for their medicine songs.

No vocal experience necessary, just a willingness to explore, play and let your voice guide you!

Christa Ray, MFA, VMT has taught Voicework for 20 years. She is a professionally trained Voice Movement Therapist since 1996 and studied directly with Paul Newham, creator of Voice Movement Therapy in England. She is also a theater artist with a MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. Additionally, Christa is an energetic sound healer and wellness educator with a private practice in Boulder.  She is dedicated to supporting people in their healing and awakening journey through helping them cultivate safety in their body-minds to allow for the full retrieval and creative expression of their soul.

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“Christa’s voice coaching/teaching is in a word “magical.”  As a true healer and shaman, she emanates a gentle yet powerful energy…grounded in years of study and experience combined with her own intuitive knowing which is deep and vast. My whole being comes alive in her radiant presence as she holds space for the shadow and pain and, simultaneously, encourages a profound transformation into light and healing. I discovered that my voice could plummet to the depths and then soar to heights I never thought possible, an expression of the wide range of my soul. Now, when I burst into song while washing dishes or walking, singing to the trees, I am reminded of Christa’s teaching. The sound of my voice calms my mind and awakens my heart vibration. Christa models a true authentic woman walking her path. What a blessing you are, Christa!”
–Robin Maynard-Dobbs, Seattle WA

TO REGISTER or for Lodging or other Logistics information:

Please CONTACT Maureen Freehill  at  206-855-5836 or HERE

This workshop/retreat starts Friday evening and ending Sunday evening OCT 2-4. It is limited to 14 participants; with an optional Master Class on Monday OCT 5th.

INVESTMENT: Early Bird Discount: $235  until 8/22; Full Tuition: $270
Optional Master Class on Monday Oct 5th – limited to 6 participants: $75


Contact Maureen to register:

Friday evening 6-9pm, Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 10-6pm.
Optional Saturday night potluck and Singing Shaman Healing CeremonyAccommodations on Whidbey Island are not included.
Please inquire with Maureen for suggestions.


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