Sun 22nd May 2016 at 1:30-5pm
The heart and the voice are intimately connected, in this workshop we will explore connecting to our voices, without any need of skill or experience, as a way of allowing our hearts to open. Narayani’s and Mat’s experience in Bhakti Yoga and Voicework, will support you on a journey of accessing your voice and exploring moving from a place of love and compassion, while all the time acknowledging our authentic and very real experiences and emotions. Using mantras, movement, rhythm, sound and song we will explore the relationship between our voices and heart.
These workshops are safe and fun for people with no previous singing experience and rich enough to inspire and challenge those who have been practicing voice work regularly. You’ll learn how to use your voice as a tool for expressing what you really feel, accessing the inner ‘voice’ of wisdom at your centre.
Price: £30/£35 with Kirtan
Narayani and Mat Baker are a husband and wife team who share a love and passion for devotional music, kirtan and the power of sound. They travel throughout the UK and Europe offering their music and voice workshops wherever they are invited.
Narayani is known for her powerful devotional singing and for facilitating voicework that opens the heart and encourages our highest expression. Over the last 10 years, her journey of yoga led her to discover her own resonant voice. Leading her first Kirtan had such a profound and transformative impact on her life that she chose to offer that same gift to others through Kirtan and voice workshops around the world. Narayani studied voice work with Chloe Goodchild and the Naked Voice and has learnt yoga and trained as a teacher in the lineage of Krishnamacharya and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
Mat is a singer and multi-instrumentalist. He brings a gentle, transformational quality with his soulful voice and powerful percussion and Bouzouki (Mandolin family) playing. His passion for devotional music began in his childhood in South Africa. His discovered Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan on meeting his wife, Narayani and it quickly became a very natural and integral part of his life and music. Mat also performs solo, singing devotional folk with his Bouzouki, as well as collaborating with a variety of inspirational World & Devotional musicians. Mat has studied with a number of master percussion teachers including Glen Velez and Reinhard Flatischler.
More information on Bhavana website.