Vocal-Play is both a contemplative and expressive exploration of the voice as a tool for Self Inquiry. We will use the voice to explore our present experience, as well as to connect with each other through joyful song and to reach deeply into ourselves and touch our own heart. There are three components to this practice.
- The Somatic Voice: We will use the voice and the feeling tones in the body to pierce more deeply into a state of embodied presence. Through touching into the unconditioned voice and body rhythms we can learn to stay with emotions, thoughts and feelings without agenda. In this way we can allow the consistently fluctuating patterns of nature to flow through us without becoming overwhelmed by them. We can both dance with life’s unceasing pulsation, at the same time as staying connected with that which remains still within us.
- The Joyful Voice: The use of voice in community. Using the voice to create conscious connections through toning, sound baths and singing together.
- The Meditative Voice: This practice can include vocal toning or mantra as a means to connecting into the stillness within.