Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
This class explores the use of shamanic chants and ancient vibrational formulas to clear energetic channels and serve as a gateway for therapeutic processes, detachment, and community peacemaking. Through sound healing contemplative practices, participants gather an original repertoire of chants and medicine melodies to implement in shamanic journeys and psychotherapeutic and music healing sessions. Students experience the emotional magic that comes from singing the icaros of the Peruvian Amazon and the ragas and songs of ancient traditions of India, Tibet, Brazil, and beyond. Special emphasis will be given to the use of the voice in spiritual healing through the work of outstanding healers from Brazil, India and Japan, and learning how they implement sound and music to transform consciousness, overcome psychosomatic impediments, and pacify a community.
Deep listening and tuning-in to the healing potential of the voice, sound, and silence, this class adds a new dimension to the therapeutic repertoire of musicians, health care professionals, spiritual seekers, singers, and anyone interested in exploring self-healing and creativity, while gaining practical skills to implement sacred sound in integrative medicine, psychotherapy, body-work, yoga, and as a personal spiritual practice. No previous experience is required.
A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday – Sunday, May 16 – 17, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$350 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird $310 by April 6
You can listen and see videos of Silvia’s music here.
Click HERE to listen the podcast The Secret Sound with Silvia Nakkach.
Editorial Reviews for Silvia’s book:
Free Your Voice: Awaken to Life Through Singing
“Silvia Nakkach’s new book, Free Your Voice, is a stunning and profound treatise on music and singing. It will become a classic text and inspiration to all who are interested in the meaning of music and specific techniques for becoming the singer and musician we want to be.”
—David Darling, winner of the 2010 Grammy for Best New Age Album
“Silvia Nakkach is a blazing light of creativity in the world, and this brightness radiates throughout the pages of this book and leaves the reader wanting to start singing! Influenced by some of the greatest musical geniuses and spiritual masters throughout the world, Free Your Voice brilliantly integrates world wisdom so that the ordinary Western student can quickly experience mysticism through singing and begin to practice the yoga of voice. I love this book!”
—Mariana Caplan, PhD, author of The Guru Question and Eyes Wide Open
“Free Your Voice is a nourishing broth of ancient wisdom and contemporary practicality. Herein Silvia Nakkach teaches a broad range of specific methods to give your voice wings.”
-W.A. Mathieu, author of Bridge of Waves
“This book serves as a unique panorama of inspiration for your voice. Whether you are just beginning to find your voice or a professional ready for dozens of creative ways to interest your students, you will be touched by the breadth of Silvia’s practical suggestions for renewing and refreshing your life through singing.”
—Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect and Healing at the Speed of Sound
“Silvia’s book is an unconditional invitation to experience and embrace life through your voice. In the most poetic, masterful, and freeing way, you discover, through your voice, simple, profound sonic tools that encourage self-inquiry, personal healing, and spiritual empowerment.”
—Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD, author of Music Healers of Indigenous Cultures
New York Open Center
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT is a Grammy® nominated composer and a pioneer in the field of sound and consciousness transformation. A sought after educator, vocal artist, author, and a former music psychotherapist, Silvia has served on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies where she created the premier certificate program on Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts offered by a major academic institution. She is also the founding director of the international Vox Mundi School of the Voice. For more than 30 years Silvia studied North Indian classical music under the direction of the late Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and various masters of the Art of Dhrupad singing. She is the author of Free Your Voice (Sounds True). Silvia has released 15 CD-Albums, her music drawing elements from contemporary avant-garde to ancient Indian ragas. She travels extensively and resides in the San Francisco Bay area. Silvia is the faculty coordinator of the Open Center Sound and Music Institute (SMI) and works closely with the SMI students both in person and virtually throughout the course of the program.