FACILITATOR Vasudha Harte has been working with the healing power of music and sound for over 30 years. A qualified music therapist, music teacher and nada (sound) yoga teacher, professional musician, radio announcer, reiki master, actor and poet, she has a wealth of international experience. She has used her unique skill set in a wide variety of settings including special and mainstream education, youth and community theatre, corporate and wellbeing retreats, yoga and meditation centres, festivals and community events.
Vasudha can devise and facilitate workshops to address specific needs, ages and abilities. Make an enquiry about customising a workshop to suit your needs.
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WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE IN VOICE, SOUND HEALING AND YOGA
suitable for everybody
Creative. Personal. Professional. Educational. Spiritual. Unique.
SINGING CIRCLE Be guided and inspired to sing simple and easy to learn songs and chants that clear the mind and open the heart. This workshop may include movement, body percussion and vocal improvisation. You are invited to join in however you please… sing out loudly and proudly, sing softly, just relax and listen, dance, clap, be spontaneous! A singing circle may be purely voice based or can include guitar, harp, keyboard, drums and percussion accompaniment. Vasudha is a professional singer, experienced song leader and music teacher with a vast repertoire of songs from around the world.
KIRTAN One for the yogis. A meditative practice of call and response singing and chanting of divine mantras and heart songs with live music. We play with the dynamics of sound, from soft, slow and mellow to fast, uplifting and energetic. Drop in to the silence between the sounds and rest in the stillness and spaciousness of being.
THE HEALING VOICE Explore the potential of your unique voice in a nurturing, accepting environment. Learn techniques that help relax, open and balance the body and voice. Become empowered to express freely through sound and song with confidence and awareness. Activities include simple yet effective breathing techniques, vocal warm ups, toning, improvising, sound bath, yoga, relaxation and meditation. Sessions are dynamic, joyful, relaxing, nurturing and fun.
THE SINGING VOICE Learn vocal techniques, improve your musicianship, develop confidence in performing. Sing, improvise and have fun. For all ages or a specific group (eg. teenagers, women). Vasudha shares her wealth of experience as performer, educator and music therapist.
VOICE FOR ACTORS Vasudha has been musical director and voice coach for many community and youth theatre productions. She shares a vast knowledge of experiences and techniques for the acting voice. and draws upon the work of Kristen Linklater, Cicely Berry, F Matthias Alexander and others.
THE SPEAKING VOICE Develop effective communication skills, voice projection, engagement, confidence. Just as the camera never lies, our voice reveals many things about us and how we live, think and feel. Explore ways of maintaining the voice and expressing and presenting yourself as best you can. Suitable for people in the workplace or anyone wishing to develop their speaking voice.
TIBETAN SOUND HEALING A simple yet profound meditative practice as taught by Tenzin Wangyul Rinpoche of the Bon tradition. Learn to chant the 5 warrior seed syllables: powerful sounds that help release energy blocks and cultivate loving kindness, compassion and joy.
NADA YOGA The yoga of sound. Enjoy simple yet profound ways to experience and develop awareness of the inner landscape. Cultivate deep listening. Meditatively play musical instruments and explore the breath and the voice.
NADA YOGA – INTRODUCTION TO DHRUPAD A beautiful meditative practice to open the voice and experience your internal world through sound and vibration. Explore dhrupad voice culture, Indian ragas and improvisation (alap). Vasudha began her studies of this ancient form of Indian classical singing in 2018 when she journeyed to Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal India to further her knowledge of Nada Yoga with eminent teachers Pt Umakant and Pt Ramakant Gundecha . It is a lifelong journey she loves to share.
The Shruti Box is an ancient drone instrument from India used as an accompaniment for singing. It’s healing vibrations help one to focus the voice, cleanse the energetic body and calm the mind. Photo at Living Yoga Sanga Mullumbimby NSW.
SOUND HEALING Lie down and receive the exquisite nourishment of sound. Sound vibrations can draw out tension and impurities, helping to realign your energy. Simply relax and let go in an atmosphere of beautiful soothing live music of singing bowls, bells, harmonic chimes, flute, harp, voice and other instruments from around the world. A unique experience. More
INTERACTIVE SOUND BATH A wonderful opportunity for group participants to create a delicious sonic tonic in the here and now. Give and receive healing sounds using the voice. Experience playing harmonic instruments such as singing bowls, bells and chimes. Develop confidence in sharing your voice as a healing tool. Relax and bathe in the warmth and loving vibrations of the group.
Sound Healing Journey at Gaia Retreat and Spa Byron Bay NSW.
HEART SOUND YOGA Experience The yoga of sound. Tune up your instrument – the body mind heart with a combination of mindful postures inspired by Simon Borg Olivier’s spinal movement sequence. The practice of yoga can help develop awareness, confidence, physical strength, coordination, agility, flexibility, mental clarity, focus and freedom. You are invited to go at your own pace: gentle, restorative, dynamic, rejuvenating. Enjoy the bliss of toning and the power of mantra. Meditate on sound and silence. More
Heart Sound Yoga at Living Yoga Sanga Mullumbimby NSW
YOGA FOR SINGERS Explore the many ways in which yoga techniques and asanas can help develop the singing voice. Suitable for singers of all levels.
SOUND HEALING TOOLS FOR ANXIETY AND STRESS Acquire a creative toolkit of coping mechanisms to actively manage anxiety and stress in the moment. “When the breath is steady or unsteady so is the mind.” By engaging in the enjoyable act of making and experiencing sounds we give ourselves the gift of being present. Invite fresh energy into the body and mind. Feel cleansed, balanced, focused and calm.
Brahmari “Humming Bee” Breath helps soothe the nervous system, calms the mind and develops awareness of internal sound and consciousness. At Nada Yoga School Rishikesh India 2016
Sound Healing and Yoga retreats in beautiful Healesville, Victoria.
Expressions of interest welcome.
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