Learn simple breathing and vocal techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in the body, boost the immune system, and build connections for general wellbeing.
Play with sound, rhythm and improvisation, learn close vocal harmony arrangements of different genres, and connect with yourself and others.
Come and enjoy the incredible benefits singing in a group has on your wellbeing.
Typical three hour workshop
Connection and play
We play with and rhythm and vocal improvisation as a group, creating musical games and warm ups that break the ice and relax people while bringing everyone together.
Connection and feeling a sense of belonging has huge benefits for our mental and physical health, including reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, stress and cognitive decline. Loneliness and being socially disconnected has been said to be more dangerous than smoking, being obese, or not exercising.
I teach original compositions and arrangements to bring everything together so we can easily use the breath and the voice to promote health and wellbeing.
You don’t need to have any previous experience in music or singing, and everyone is welcome. The music is easy to learn, so the sound and resonance of the voices coming together at the end of the session is powerful and transformative.
Singing is a natural anti-depressant. It has been proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system, enhance memory, and stimulate the release of oxytocin. Singing in a group is especially good for this, as oxytocin is released when we bond with each other. Oxytocin has amazing health benefits, including helping wounds heal faster, slowing down the aging process, and is also a cardioprotective hormone, lowering blood pressure, and acting as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory for the cardiovascular system.
I guide you through some simple diaphragmatic breathing techniques to reduce anxiety and stress levels, support heart function, boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body.
Everything starts with the breath. Many people breathe incorrectly without even knowing it, and improper breathing can lead to a myriad of mental and physical health complications.
Voice and sound meditation
I teach vocal techniques to release tension in the body using different sounding methods and meditation. This meditation uses the voice to naturally support the breathing technique learned at the start of the workshop, with sound and vibration to allow the body to fully relax.
Sound and vocal resonance has been an integral healing modality in indigenous communities for millennia. Now modern studies have shown that singing, and sound therapy improve health and well-being, and have been linked to neuro-chemical changes effecting reward, motivation and pleasure, stress and arousal, immunity function, and social affiliation.
How long do the workshops last?
Three hours with a break, although longer or shorter workshops can be arranged.
Where will the workshops be held?
I will come to you, so it could be a meeting room, or office space, or even outside if the weather permits. If there is no available space at your workplace, booking a company away day is a good idea where a venue and refreshments or lunch can be arranged.
How many people can attend?
The workshops are usually for groups of roughly 20 to 30 people, but the sessions can be modified for smaller and larger groups.
Will there be a break during the workshop?
Yes there is a break half way through, so this can be a tea break or a lunch break depending on when the workshop is booked for.
Do attendees need to know how to sing or know about music to attend?
No prior experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.
Do attendees need to bring anything?
You don't need to bring anything with you other than yourselves and a bottle of water.
How do I book?
To make an enquiry and get a quote, get in touch below.
“the most important aspect of breathing wasn’t just to take in air through the nose. Inhaling was the easy part. The key to breathing, lung expansion, and the long life that came with it was on the other end of respiration. It was in the transformative power of a full exhalation.”
― James Nestor, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art