For Intermediate/Advanced Teachers. This work is excellent for offering a workshop on sounding.
Sounding offers you and your students a very special experience, where using sound creates the grounding, the workout, and the intimacy. The moves are simple, activating a feeling similar to that of yoga postures. The simplicity allows you to repeat moves, while staying connected to the sound you make. The body becomes the transmitter to move sound, the energy of your voice, in and out. The arm movements act as receptors, opening up to the influx of energy and allowing the thorax and throat to expand with your breath and sound. A constant connection is made between sound and a grounded physical body. No singing is required. The mere act of listening, and then sounding your own sound, begins the process. This work can be used for a workshop format, where you bring in more educational information. The music is very feeling and spiritually-based, offering speeds from very slow to moderate. The speed is actually experienced from the energy dynamic of the music that many times builds to a climax. You’ll be touched deeply by the beauty and elegance of this music. Be prepared to spend time just listening before you do this work with others. It requires that you hold the space by sounding with fullness and with intent to bring the group along.