Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
We know that sound is vibration and vibration permeates all things. Sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because we have the capacity for deep listening—meaning that sound, chanting, and music transform us on emotional and spiritual planes. Through multimedia and scientific research, this experiential class examines the ability of sound to redress imbalances on every level of psychophysical functioning and how that can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder. We will experience and deepen inquiry into state-of-the art modalities of frequency delivery; the voice as healing energy; and the multilayered relationship among the physiological, cognitive, and creative impacts of sound on human behavior and consciousness. This class is open to all levels of sound, voice, and music practitioners interested in learning a precise vocabulary to inspire action and to advance their sound healing practice and performance wellness.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$180 (Members & Nonmembers)
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Art of Improvisation: Freeing Your Musical Imagination
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These programs can be taken individually or as part of the Integrative Sound & Music Training program. Silvia Nakkach will be leading a Free Intro Webinar on Thursday, October 4, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Click here to register for the Free Intro.
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.