- September 24-25, 2016
- 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
"Through medicine melodies, we become cosmic listeners, connecting through sound to spirit, eternity, and light." Silvia Nakkach
Music becomes medicine when we move beyond hearing to experience deep listening; when we interact with the immanence of the world presenting itself to us. From time immemorial, the shaman hears the hidden music of the universe and sings it back through medicine melodies--simple vibrational formulas and repetitive tonal configurations that reflect a sacred unit with nature and have the power to heal. They are received as spontaneous transmissions from nature and the spirit world, which are singing-into the healer rather than singing out.
This class explores the affective quality of resonance, rhythmic entrainment, and deep listening to release energetic constrictions as a gateway for inner work and the therapeutic processes. Through a multimedia presentation and case studies, participants experience the emotional magic that comes from singing the icaros of the Peruvian Amazon, and traditional indigenous music from India, Tibet, Tuva, Africa, Brazil, and beyond.
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is Grammy® nominated musician, an award-winning composer, and a pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness. She has collaborated with renowned shamans from several traditions, and studied raga singing with Ali Akbar Khan for 30 years. She is the founder and artistic director of the international Vox Mundi School of the Voice, and she is in the faculty of CIIS, where she created the primer Certificate on Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts established in an academic institution. She is the author of Free Your Voice (Sounds True, 2012.)
13 BBS/RN CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN)