Voice and The Power of Now

$75.00

 

Saturday, November 16th

1pm – 4pm

Studio near South Congress – Austin, Texas (78704)

Early Rate – $65  – by November 8th

Regular Rate – $75 – after November 8th

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Voice and The Power of Now

 

Saturday, November 16th

1pm – 4pm

Studio near South Congress 

Austin, Texas (78704)

In his book, The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle details how we can notice our thoughts and also how we can begin to be aware of the effect those thoughts have on the body. As we work to shift long held beliefs, the remnants remain in the physical body. That affects our breath, our voice, how we show up in relationships, at work, in school – everything. It gets in the way of our being able to show up fully in the Now.

For most of us, the mind is running old beliefs and old stories regularly. Maybe the old story is “I’m not good enough”, “I always get interrupted”, “I will never speak up again”, “No one listens to me”, “They are judging me”, “I’ll just mess it up”, or “No one cares”. Maybe it is some other message running through the mind. These old stories were created at another time in our life, in the distant past, and (believe it or not) they helped us get to the place we are now in life. But they have become an obstacle to true growth. It’s time to let them go – really let them go.

In order to truly be free of the effects of these thoughts we need to clear up the effects they’ve had on the body. Unconscious tensions have inevitably been created in the body in an effort to keep us “safe”. The problem is, they have also kept us stuck. Advanced voice work techniques, accessible to all levels of experience, are designed to help us truly transform and let go of the effects still present in the way we hold ourselves.

And it is possible to get those old patterns gone! This workshop teaches participants how to use voice work to bring the mind and body back into harmony and balance. We will use Destructuring from Fitzmaurice Voicework to release long held patterns keeping us from being able to be truly present in our lives as we wish to create them now.

Destructuring is a set of exercises that combines bioenergetics, yoga-esque positions, breath, sound, energy work, somatic awareness, and mindfulness to release unconscious, constrictive, physical patterns in the body. Through repetition, it repatterns the neuromuscular system in a gentle way that allows one to let go of old habits permanently. This workshop will teach you the tools to use this method effectively, safely, and knowledgeably.

This workshop will require participants to be able to lie on the floor and do some gentle stretching. Props will be provided. The work is accessible to most levels of ability but please do reach out with any questions you may have to make sure the work is right for you.

Investment –

Early Rate – $65 – by November 8th

Regular Rate – $75 – after November 8th

Student/Low Income 20% off with code STUDENT20


Melissa Grogan is a Vocal Expert with 18 years teaching experience. She is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, has studied Knight-Thompson Speechwork, Presence with Patsy Rodenburg, and Body-Mind Centering at the Body-Mind Centering Institute and with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. She is currently pursuing a certificate as a Somatic Movement Educator, and has certifications as a yoga teacher and pranic healing practitioner. She has worked in film and TV, most notably as the Dialect Coach for the AMC series The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan. Clients have included yogis, Somatic Therapists, actors such as Kyle Chandler (Wolf of Wallstreet, Super 8), Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco (MSNBC), Craig Nigh (Breaking Bad), Yoga and Voice teachers, and people looking to express their True Self.

 

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