Sing Yourself Awake!
An ecstatic journey into soulful self expression
Sing Yourself Awake® Workshop
an ecstatic journey into soulful self expression with
Join Suzanne on this in-depth mind/body immersion into the heart of soulful self expression. Learn how to combine joyful movement with sound, singing, breath and ritual…. leading you to access your own true voice and embodied creativity, as well as deep states of inner peace.
Singing has been an integral part of many cultures for centuries but in modern, urban cultures we have lost touch with the permission to use our voices and subsequently with the incredible healing benefits of sound and singing. Each of us has a uniquely authentic voice and when we create the correct physiological and psychological foundations, that natural voice is freed up to move through us, bringing us into a very real experience of bliss.
In this workshop we will learn about the history of sound healing in spiritual traditions as well as using the power of sound as a tool to enhance our contemporary lives. Through gentle flow yoga, conscious movement, chanting and singing, we will break free from the stifling grip of the inner critic and focus on freeing the natural voice; allowing our creativity to expand and tapping into our connection with the Divine.
We will explore the healing power and even medicinal uses of sound and specific instruction on how to use your voice as an aid to transformation and awakening. We will cover both the strengths and weakness of the 5th chakra, the art of purification through sound and asana, and yogic techniques to connect you to your inner truth.
Join the community of spirit on this ecstatic journey of singing for the soul…a juicy fusion of chanting and meditation, ritual and prayer.
Suzanne Sterling is a dedicated musician, yogi, activist and social innovator who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for over 20 years. She is a passionate facilitator of embodied healing and her unique style is a deep yet ecstatic journey into the heart of creativity, authentic connection with Source, and joyful service.
She has been a featured artist/teacher at numerous festivals and conferences such as, Wanderlust, Omega, Esalen, Kripalu, Yoga Journal, Hanuman, Burning Man, Symbiosis, Ecstatic Dance, Bhaktifest, Boomfest, LIB, Earthdance (where she led the worlds largest Spiral Dance for 5000 people) and many more. She is also part of the nationwide faculty for YogaWorks Teacher Trainings.
Since 2007 she has been training leaders of conscious activism through her co-founded (with Seane Corn and Hala Khouri) organization Off The Mat, Into the World. As director of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours which have raised over $4 million since 2007, she has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, Ecuador and Africa working with communities in need and getting the yoga community involved in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe.
For many years, she has worked with Starhawk and the International Reclaiming Community, creating ritual and training teachers in eco feminist spirituality. An award winning musician, she has released 5 solo albums and numerous DVD soundtracks. She recently launched Voice of Change Training Programs- dedicated to inspiring others to find their unique voice and to use self expression as a tool for community building and conscious evolution.
Date: Saturday & Sunday September 10 & 11, 2016
11am – 4pm both days
(paypal and E-transfer options)
Location: Stowell Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island, BC
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