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Singing Ourselves: A Weekend Retreat with Frank Kane
April 26 / 7:30 PM - April 28 / 5:30 PM
Join us for an exploratory workshop that will allow us to release untapped vocal resources and deepen the connection to our voices, to each other, and to ourselves.
Our voices are an essential part of our experience of being human. Many of us know the satisfaction of a good conversation, the pain of an argument, the delight of laughter, the sharpness of feeling silenced.
Ancient cultures respected and celebrated the power of sound to nourish the growth and development of people and communities, where songs and chants were used to empower work on the land, childrearing, physical healing and sacred practice.
In this weekend retreat, we will use simple vocal exercises and the celebrated polyphonic songs of Georgia in the Caucasus as a laboratory in which to expand the strength and depth of our voices and ourselves.
Students of all levels of experience are welcome. No experience of singing necessary.
Frank Kane is a master teacher of voice. He has studied Georgian polyphonic song, music & culture as well as energetic resonance and body-mind disciplines. Frank has developed a distinctive approach using ancient Georgian chants as a medium of vocal expression and path of self-discovery and exploration; transforming the patterns that constrict the voice and leading us beyond the familiar.
There will be a feast with toasts & songs on Saturday evening. A simple lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday and there will be a small reception at the end of the weekend on Sunday evening. £10 contribution for the feast if attending.
Registration: Please send a cheque for full payment or £20 non-refundable deposit made payable to the London Shambhala Meditation Centre to 27 Belmont Close, London, SW4 6AY or call +44 (0)20 7720 3207 to make a card payment by phone.
Contact: For any further information or concessions, please write to Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org
Timings: Friday 7.30-9.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.30am Coffee & Arrival/10am-5.30pm