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Sacred Remembering Through Voice & Movement

Sacred Remembering Through Voice & Movement

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  • Fri 8 Mar ’19, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 9 Mar ’19, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 10 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Vartamana Retreat, 1119 Scenic Drive North, Swanson



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  • Cost: $440.00

Sacred Remembering through Voice and Movement using the medicine of sound, movement, breath, touch and embodied inquiry.

Facilitators Tahlia Brand and Alison Fortes.

A weekend journey with Tahlia and Alison combining the medicine of Sound and Qoya - an embodiment practice based on the idea that through movement, we remember.

The Naked Voice is a place to come back to our primal instinctive selves, to feel our Voice as an Erotic instrument, to feel the wild and holy Voice that lives within us. It’s a place of embodiment where we sound through our ‘Whole’ body connecting our feet to the earth and our arms to the sky.

Speaking or singing with the intention to transform, not perform. To express, not impress, to come back to naked vulnerability and truth, at times beyond our conscious awareness. Using tools of deep listening, breath, sound, movement and deep embodied inquiry.

Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. Dance becomes a medicine that flows through us, we remember that at our core we carry deep wisdom, freedom and our wild selves. To find your sovereign truth, and voice through movement, dance and ritual.

Sound and Movement are all around and within us. However, in the busyness of living in such a fast-paced environment of external stimuli it can be difficult to tune in and hear ourselves, to feel our bodies, to feel the full expression of our movement and music within

The Naked Voice and Qoya, help us remember those things, that can never be put into words. Like when you see a sunset and your whole body exhale. Music and Movement expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.

There is absolutely no pre-requisite to have any experience in sound and movement as inherently the wisdom of our voice and body reveals itself as we trust in its innocence. This is more a space in which to be curious and explore the own unique quality of your Voice and Body. We are here to express, remember, allow, and give permission to all aspects of our embodied experience.

As part of the Weekend you will leave with your own unique First Light Flower Essence blend created by Alison.

What outcomes can I expect from this workshop?
- A deeper experience of your own unique voice and how it presents itself in and engages in the world.
- Deeper listening skills to really hear yourself and others
- Gaining tools to express a wider range of vocal expression
- Body wisdom, ways to release and surrender through movement
- Open to all bodies and genders

Tahlia spent the early part of her life growing up on a sheep farm in the deep south of New Zealand. She was drawn to sing from an early age and pursued a career in Classical Voice for 20 plus years performing in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In her late twenties whilst in the UK, she became more deeply interested in Sound as a healing Modality and studied with different teachers and courses.

She has trained in several different body therapies and is a Kahuna Massage Therapist, and Somatic Sex educator. In 2016 she completed a 9-month Womb apprenticeship with Janine Ma-Ree on the Red Earth in Australia. Tahlia holds a particular passion and interest in the connection between our throat and our sex and what happens as a result of vibrating these together.

Alison is a Qoya and EmbodyBirth teacher drawn to both somatic, movement practices because of the inherent feminine healing wisdoms she felt through her body. She has been on her own healing journey for many years which became even more important after the birth of her two children, through post-natal depression and now into menopause. During this time, she studied a variety of complementary healing modalities that are now part of her healer’s toolkit and will be offered over this weekend.

Early Bird before Jan 30th $395
A non-refundable $200 deposit is required to secure your place.

Inquiries and bookings to hello@tahliabrand.com or call 021747875.

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