A Mystical Journey into the world of Your Voice
Sound & Soma
Meditative vocal practices to become
more fully embodied & expressed
A six week interactive online course that brings together metaphysical principles with cutting edge somatic practices.
This isn't about learning some vague or abstract spiritual concept, nor is it about singing. It's about how to use your voice and explore embodiment from a different angle. Whether you've never worked with your voice before or have tons of experience, Sound & Soma will give you something new. It'll rewire your brain, create new neuro-plastisity and develop your voice using psychologically sound, physiologically and anatomically solid knowledge.
If you know how, your voice can be a catalyst to regulate well-being, induce altered states of consciousness and heal from trauma (without needing to hash it over).
What people are saying...
I felt much, much better after each session. Seeing the quick positive effects, I was eager to start practicing everything I learned.
It was fun and exhilarating to try to express myself without holding back.
I so appreciate how you hold the space at Sound & Soma. There's ease and flow and also homour and cheeckiness. I really get the sense that you have your eyes on the arc of the experience and your finger on the pulse, by the time we end it always feels complete.
I learned that a louder volume doesn't necessarily imply straining the vocal cords.
It's actually possible to be louder and have a fuller voice by getting more of my body involved in producing the sound.
Nothing reflects how you feel as much as your voice. When you lose it your Soul's calling for attention and that call needs to be heard!
If you've ever lost your voice you'll know it was because you were going through a crisis, a dark night of the soul or a rite of passage. Sound & Soma provides a safe space to; explore your expression, attune to your body's rhythms and needs, learn to trust yourself and develop intuition, and unlock the wisdom of your Soul. You'll understand how to change your state, feel subtle energy and open doorways into mystical realms of experience, because your voice is the seat of your Soul.
SOUND & SOMA is for
Yoga Teachers & Body-workers
Wanting to explore their voice
Therapists, Coaches & Councellors
Wanting to connect to their voice
Regular people & those afraid of speaking up
Who want to find their voice
People suffering from anxiety
Who want to feel confident and solid in their body
Healers & Sound Healers
Wanting to understand vocal mechanisms
People healing from trauma
Who want to feel safe in their bodies
How to sooth your nervous system with your voice
to reduce anxiety, come out of a freeze response and regulate your state.
How sound is a source of pleasure that connects to your sensuality
Singing makes you happy not because of some woo woo idea but because your thyroid gland happens to be right below your voice box; and it's your thyroid that produces hormones and regulates your metabolism.
Vocal Breathing Exercises
to develop your respiratory capacity, increase lung volume, deepen your breath, strengthen your diaphragm and regulate your heart rate.
The three basic principles of chanting that underpin all mystical traditions
so you can access altered states of consciousness, feel subtle energy and experience your divine nature.
How to open your jaw
so you can free your primal voice, integrate healthy aggression and stop grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw.
The Five Pure Vowels
why they're important, how they resonate in different parts of your body. How to implement them to release tension and feel expansive.
Cordelia deeply understands the connection of the voice with the body, the emotions and the intentions one carries. Her balance of humour and depth make her teaching a fascinating and wonderful experience.
Mary Ann Ferguson
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what this course isn't
It isn't about catharsis or vomiting sound out which, unfortunately, I've seen way too often! This is a trauma informed approach. Catharsis can be re-traumatising as boundaries easily get violated. It also can become a habit to re-create intensity which is a form of addiction that prevents more subtle nuances of growth. Overwhelm isn't helpful, it locks the nervous system back into more shame, adding further layers to already existing ones.
Real voice work leaves you feeling replenished, calm and energised, expansive and connected to yourself. It restores a profound sense of agency and trust in life and your ability to cope.
Here's how it works ...
In weekly modules recorded on Zoom you'll get all the theory you need to understand the physiology, anatomy, metaphysics of why we do certain exercises and the principles that underpin them. These calls will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. BST British Summer Time. The modules vary in length but usually are around 90 minutes.
In weekly practice sessions on zoom (potentially alternating between different time zones depending on the number of participants from different time zones) you'll learn how to work with your body instead of against it. In these sessions Cordelia will build upon and guide you through exercises and practices as well as offer strategic adjustments, so you can get the personal attention that makes all the difference. Practice sessions will be held on Thursday Evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. BST British Summer Time. The practice sessions will not be recorded to ensure your privacy.
And because "sounds" speak louder than words and your voice developed in relationship; we're including interactive and relational aspects that encourage connection not only to yourself but to others as well, so your expression is heard and we create a sense of community. In order to participate you are required to have your cameras on during the practice sessions.
We'll also have a private Facebook group where you can get to know eachother better, relate, ask me any questions, share how it's going and practice being more visible. The resording of the Modules will be posted here as well as any other course related material.
You'll also get handouts that accompany the essential theory, anatomy of the voice that we cover.
And last but not least there's a members only platform where you can access the links and course content in one place.
Cordelia was fully present, compassionate and knowledgeable as she gently guided me on a journey of hearing my own voice express just what I needed to move forward. I feel heard, understood and nourished. I highly recommend working with her.
Module 1 Intro & Welcome Tuesday 11th May 10 a.m.
Practice Session Thursday 13th May 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Times are in BST (British Summer Time)
Regular Price £329
CPD points are given to this course