Workshops

No musical experience necessary. All you need is your voice!

 Everyone has the perfect healing instrument – their own voice

Everyone can make sound

Everyone can raise their vibration

Shirlie has developed a series of Sound Workshops based on her own individual approach and her belief that we are all healers: we all carry this ancient knowledge of how to use sacred sound within us, and the workshops are designed to reawaken you to simply ‘remember’ the power of using voice tones, regardless of your musical skills and knowledge. Participants range from people who have not sung for years or been told not to sing in school or at home, side by side with musicians, performers and teachers, all eventually creating a wonderful homogenous sound for emotional release, relaxation, meditation, group and self-healing, creative and inspired writing and earth cleansing and healing. Workshops can be designed to suit the organiser’s needs, from a half-day upwards to a week’s residential. Sound meditation evenings or relaxations can also be offered.

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Sound Workshops 2015

1: Find Your Own Sound

Have you been told you can’t sing? Do you feel out of tune, lacking in confidence or embarrassed to sing out loud? Or do you instinctively feel the vibration in your voice, want to unlock its healing power but don’t know how? We are all natural healers, and working with the human voice is an easy and effective way of discovering your own power. Using a simple, practical method that anyone can do, this workshop will help you discover a sound that resonates with you on all levels – spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically – as you work with the tones of the voice to create a personal sound mantra and use it to revitalise yourself, retune your physical body, calm your mind and balance your emotions. Empower yourself with sound now!

2: Sounds & Chakras

From the base of the spine to the crown of the head is a system of Energy Centres or chakras which can be vibrated with sound and colour to open, release and energise. Working with the Lotus Flower Sound Meditation, in this workshop you will learn to understand, use and experience the vibration of sound in these chakras in order to cleanse, clear and harmonise the body, both within yourself and while working with partners. It’s simple to do, immediate, and will enable you to strengthen your oneness with and connection to the ever-present Source of Life.

3: Chanting the Changes

Do you want to make changes in your life? Mantra is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘divine speech’ and when we chant mantras, they vibrate the chakras in our bodies from base to crown with spiritual resonance. These vibrational sounds strengthen, stimulate and regulate the energetic flow in our body and help to heal our mental, emotional and physical systems. Different mantras can be used for different situations, and this workshop will give you the tools to chant to release blocks and obstacles in you life, to find inner balance, to create health and manifest abundance. Find your voice, harness your inner power and chant the positive changes into being!

4: The Sound of Harmony

What is harmony? The Oxford English Dictionary calls it ‘a pre-established agreement between body and soul before their creation’ but while we are here on this planet, we need to find harmony with Mother Earth and our own physical bodies, balance in our minds and our thoughts, peace with our feelings and in our hearts, and Oneness with spirit. The sound of the human voice is one of the most natural healing tools and can be used to relax and soothe with its vibration, release old memories and patterns and gently ‘tune you’ back into harmony. In this workshop, simple techniques will help you work with sound and toning to let go of stress, tension and worry, calm your thoughts and release old memories, clear and energise your body and the chakra system, and effortlessly open your intuition with the vibration of your own healing power. Allow the sound of attunement to flow through every part of you and let your authentic self experience the joy of being in harmony.

5: Calling all Angels

Do you want to connect to the Archangels and other angelic beings for help and guidance? Did you know that the Angels of Sound, Healing and Abundance will work with us, if we open our hearts? Using sound, meditation, breathing and visualization, relax your body and mind, open every cell to the flow of healing energy as you connect to the angelic dimensions. Feel the divine essence of the Angels within you as you heal the past and raise the vibration of every cell in your body to express love and life from the heart. This workshop strengthens your ability to make beautiful contact with the Angels who are waiting to help and support you at every level of your life: in love, relationships, work and prosperity. All you have to do is ask.

6: Healing the Feminine

What were the positive and negative lessons you learned from your parents and inherited from your ancestors? Not only do we carry programming from early childhood in the cells of our body, but very often we are also holding ancestral patterns which have been subconsciously passed down to us through the generations. Whether you are a man or a woman, your masculine and feminine energies need to be clear and in balance, and supporting each other.
Using sound meditation and toning, this workshop will help you to connect with the energy of the mother (or female role model), to release patterns from childhood, to forgive yourself and others, to link with and clear any negativity in your female ancestral line on your mother’s side and gain an understanding of both the challenges and gifts we genetically carry in our cellular structure. We will work with sound to strengthen our feminine, receptive, intuitive, creative, yin energy and open ourselves to receive on a deep inner level – to finally truly accept the gold of our ‘inheritance’ from our female ancestors.

7: Healing the masculine

What were the positive and negative lessons you learned from your parents and inherited from your ancestors? Not only do we carry programming from early childhood in the cells of our body, but very often we are also holding ancestral patterns which have been subconsciously passed down to us through the generations. Whether you are a man or a woman, your masculine and feminine energies need to be clear and in balance, and supporting each other.
Using sound meditation and toning, this workshop will help you to connect with the energy of the father (or male role model), to release patterns from childhood, to forgive yourself and others, to link with and clear any negativity in your male ancestral line on your father’s side and gain an understanding of both the challenges and gifts we genetically carry in our cellular structure. We will work with sound to strengthen our masculine, logical, conceptual, organising, yang energy and open ourselves to receive on a deep inner level – to finally truly accept the gold of our ‘inheritance’ from our male ancestors and to use this to actively focus and organise our projects and our lives in the world around us.

8: Finding Your Power

We are incredibly powerful beings but mainly we live in complete denial of this fact. There are only two energies: Love and Fear, and we often judge ourselves either by looking back at our successes in the past, or by projecting our fears forward into a future that has not yet happened, forgetting that the most powerful place we can be in is the Present Moment. Focusing on the Native Indian Twelve Iroquois Cycles of the Truth, this workshop will enable you to use sound, chanting, meditation and group empowerment to help you face and release your greatest fears, claim your true power, stand strong and free in the present tense of who you really are, and ultimately manifest your dreams. It is only your mind that is holding you back. Begin now by Learning this Truth. Then learn to Honour and Accept the Truth as you Love, Serve, Speak, Walk, Work and finally Live your Truth with gratitude and joy.

9: Taking off the Mask

We all have facades we ‘put on’ before we step out into the world, which we use to avoid expressing our real feelings in challenging situations, and to sidestep relationship issues with family, friends, lovers and colleagues. Using improvised drama and sound meditation, we will explore and face some of the challenges we’ve each created. Be prepared to take off your mask, act out what you are most afraid of, speak your truth and discover the power and joy of being the real star in your life.

10: Creative Writing with Sound

We are all uniquely creative beings, capable of producing inspiring work, and we each have the ultimate instrument to release our creativity: our own individual voice. Using simple, pure tones, together with breathing, sound meditation and visualisation, this workshop will help you to clear old patterns and blocked energy, balance the two sides of the brain and allow your intuition to flow freely as you write and create from the innermost part of yourself. You will experience the effortlessness of your own creativity by using your unique sound to tune into objects from nature and the flow of pure creative consciousness. By using sound to let go of self-judgement and self-limitation, you will transform writer’s blocks into building blocks as you become a ‘master builder’ of your own ideas. You will also learn to work as a creative team and experience the fun of co-creating a final group performance of what has been written during the workshop.

11: Healing with Sound Part One

The sound of the human voice is one of the most natural and simple healing tools, and can be used to literally ‘tune up’ the cellular structure of the body, release old patterning and memory, and relax and soothe with its vibration (with no musical knowledge or training) . This workshop offers a basic understanding of the use of sound healing on the human body, through focusing on the self, working with others or in groups to cleanse, relax, energise and heal the body, and is designed specifically for those who wish to develop their study of sound healing for their own personal use and to help others.

12: Healing with Sound Part 2

Following Part One, this workshop provides a more in-depth practical guide to working as a sound healer, with a deeper experience of how to discover, read and clear blocks in the body, plus how to deal with any problems that can arise. Learn how to create a healing space to work in, to tune in crystals with sound and use them, the importance of meditation, preparation and protection of the self before working as a sound healer, and how to connect with the flow of life-force and healing energy, and allow the Angels of Sound to sing through you.

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Slovenia

Shirlie is organised by Natasa Kogoj in Slovenia

E: natasa@harmonija.si
W: harmonija.si

Poland

And by Agnieszka Jurko in Poland

E: a.jurko@wp.pl
W: agnieszkajurko.pl

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