Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Music is one of the most natural ways through which we can joyfully celebrate our spirit. It’s enchanting when the healing energy of the human voice joins the power of community in making music without borders. Students in this workshop will learn ways of improvisation in the oral traditions of spirituals, gospels, and spontaneous songs. By way of a musical journey, we will share sacred chants from the Afro-Brazilian Orixá tradition, shamanic icaros from the Amazon, and the contemplative and ecstatic experience of the Indian ragas. The group will explore both the cultural values embedded in the music and the significance of shared communal experiences, with an emphasis on the therapeutic aspects of improvisation. This workshop is designed for all levels to provide a positive musical experience where there is no need of “getting it right,” but the readiness to free our voices in community.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$180 (Members & Nonmembers)
Early Bird rate $155
This workshop can be taken individually or as part of the New York Open Center’s The Integrative Sound & Music Certification Training beginning in October 2017.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
How Sound Heals: Listening from Shamans, Scientist, and Sound Bathers
New York Open Center
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is a Grammy® nominated composer, and a pioneer in the field of sound and consciousness transformation. She is a sought-after educator, vocal artist, author, and a former music psychotherapist. Silvia founded one of the nation’s premier certificate programs, Sound, Voice and Music in the Healing Arts at California Institute of Integral Studies. She is the author of Free Your Voice as well as 15 albums. Silvia will work closely with the SMI students both in person and virtually throughout the course of the program.