Free Your Voice

Conscious Living Workshop

Free Your Voice

Open Body Through Open Sound

Friday, Feb 14, 2014, 4:00 PM –
Sunday, Feb 16, 2014, 5:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

(a) Silvia Nakkach, Barbara Voinar
Jason K. Norris
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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Experience the magic as your voice connects you to your true energetic and emotional nature. Feel music clearing and opening energetic channels, becoming a gateway for divination and love.

This workshop will refine the singing voice through yogic and shamanic practices, integrating the rejuvenating power of sound and chanting, gentle yoga and mindfulness. Free from conditioning, the voice soars, listens, receives, and releases healing frequencies and songs—the body lovingly coaxed to release tension, open the breath, and experience openness and radiance.

Through the guidance of these exceptional teachers, you will develop your spiritual practice of the yoga of the voice and gain a repertoire of chants to use in your sessions.

Ancient sound and voice healing practices will be offered daily at sunrise.

This workshop is for musicians, spiritual seekers, sound and music healers, music therapists, psychotherapists, yoga teachers, wellness practitioners, and singers.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW with Silvia Nakkach and Tami Simon (Sounds True).




"…Her talent makes for music that at times recalls the ‘mystical minimalism’ of modern composers like Arvo Part, at other times ranges from Latin and Indian sonorities, but always feels ambitious… and could probably hold a tough New York club audience spellbound." ~ Jon Spayde, UTNE READER

"Nakkach is a master teacher that brings the discipline of a classicist and the poetic imagination of the indigenous wisdom to her unique approach, which challenge students to sing and create music beyond cultural boundaries, incorporating profound changes into their lives." ~ Bonnie Lowen, PhD, Music Professor, student of the Vox Mundi Programs


Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT
Silvia Nakkach, pioneer in sound healing, is an award-winning composer, former music psychotherapist, author, and recording artist. On the faculty of CIIS, she is also founding director of Vox Mundi School of Voice.

"I have never met a teacher who has more profoundly changed my life. With her breadth of cross-cultural wisdom, depth of insight, graceful humor, collaborative inquiry, integrity, and compassionate mindfulness, Silvia shares a tapestry of tools that will profoundly transform you and bring any group into collective resonance. She is an awe-inspiring master, mystic, and mentor who invites you to be re-enchanted, empowered, and set free!" ~ Jason K. Norris, Lucid Drum

Barbara Voinar
Barbara Voinar is a yoga teacher of extraordinary depth, integrating Siddha, Iyengar, Anusara yoga and Tibetan Buddhism. Through her love of chanting and meditation, she has collaborated with many gifted teachers.

"Barbara Voinar’s approach to yoga is essential, pure, and complete. Each session becomes a direct experience involving every dimension of a transformative practice: the physical, the mental, and the subtle. It took me 30 uninterrupted years as a yoga practitioner to find a teacher with that level of refinement. Throughout the practice, her gentle voice takes you from simple breathing to advanced postures effortlessly, as your consciousness journeys from earth to heaven. This is serious bliss!" ~ Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, musician and educator

With Musical Accompaniment by Jason K. Norris, PhD(c)
Jason is a life-long musician, recording artist, researcher of consciousness, and dream worker who specializes in "rhythm psychology" and "sonic mysticism." He is also a doctoral candidate at CIIS.

"So centering and sensitive, the gentle grooves made of shakers and metal drums are a perfect accompaniment for the voice or any other instrument. The beauty of this sound journey is that it awakens your musical life to the power of participation, and is open to all levels of listening. Jason is a master of entrainment, and... offers us both the time and the steady pulse to transcend all conditions and listen to the creative-self we're born with." ~ Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, musician and educator

The weekend workshop fee includes the program and 6 freshly prepared meals.

  • $295 EarlyBird Fee through Jan. 27, 2014
  • $325 Regular Fee through Feb. 11, 2014
  • $355 Last-Minute Fee (within 72 hours)

ONSITE lodging is $85 per person per night for a shared room or $115 per night for a single room. Registration within 72 hours of the event incurs a $30 administrative fee, so please register early.

11 Continuing Education Credits are available for a processing fee of $25.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952-9524), sponsor of this program, certifies that this continuing education workshop meets the criteria for Continuing Education Credit for:

  • Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers — The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3885.

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is on Friday from 4 - 5:45 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by 11:00 am on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8271.

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