Experiential > Sunday morning Oct. 24,
Laughter Yoga 8:00am-9:00amBob Banner HopeDanceI would like to lead a laughter yoga session. They are 30-45 minutes in length. Laughter Yoga is a way to experience non duality. As actor comedian John Cleese has written, “How can one be in social hierarchy when one is laughing with people?” I became a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher basically because I experienced states of non-duality, non judgmentalness and realized that when I personally change, the world changes around me. That is very profound and now I wish to share that experience with other seekers and folks who aspire to use any type of spiritual discipline to gain states of being more than human. If Im dissipating my need to judge others (whick keeps the delusion of separation alive and well) then the world changes in the sense that there are no longer as many people to “judge” which is very liberating! In fact I wrote a piece called "Practicing laughter as a spiritual discipline?" www.laughteryoga.org/lyblogs/bob-banner/281 among other pieces that highlight this phenomenon.
Using laughter, breathing and clapping as an exercise we begin the process of simulated laughter which turns into genuine laughter. I guide the group so that the energy stays focus on our laughing and not to engage in chatter since chatter often times triggers the left brain and these sessions are primarily a right brain exercise (see the chapter in D. Pinks book “The Whole New Mind” and my article at www.hopedance.org/home/soul-news/1615.
The Song of the Tree: KiVo® BodyChantsTM 9:00am-10:25amLis Addison KiVo blends sound healing, chant and mantra with tribal dance and yogic movement. It gives us an inner workout as we access the subtle vibrations created by the voice and an outer workout as we practice the dance. KiVo is rooted in the Shamanic tradition and engenders the awareness of all living beings as our relations. It is designed to clear the physical and energy bodies in order to more fully receive and radiate the Spiritual Light. Merging with the Radiant Light of Bliss, Love & Joy-our true state-allows us to identify with that which is unchanging and ever present and releases us from the temporary, ego based, changeable and impermanent conditional realm. There is only Light.
You will learn:
1. Vocal Chakra Healing Tones (VoCHeT®) (rhythmical mantras as heard on Ms. Addison’s CD “The Song of the Tree”) to assist in cleansing, spinning and activating the Chakras
2. Specific choreography designed to isolate & activate muscle groups, joints and energy centers
3. Ways to use the voice as part of your dance, yoga, healing and spiritual practice
4. Principles of directing sound vibration through the body
Lis Addison, MFA, RYT & KiVo® Body ChantsTM originator is a Composer, Vocalist, Dancer & Yogini. She composes music expressly for KiVo and teaches and performs Internationally. Her music can be heard on the radio and in Yoga, Healing & Movement Centers from Alaska to Zimbabwe. She is passionate about inspiring others to chant and dance for health, healing, spiritual connection and fun. www.lisaddison.com or www.kivodance.com
5Rhythms - Feet First with Claire Alexander 10:35am-12:00pmClaire Alexander The 5Rhythms are a moving meditation practice that offers an integrated experience of body, heart, mind, soul and spirit. This journey to integration begins when we inhabit our physical body. We practice inhabiting our body through the gateways of our feet, hips, head, hands and breath. This morning's meditation is an invitation to bring your attention to your feet, the beat, and your breath to experience the potency of living fully animated inside your own skin.
Claire Alexander is a certified teacher of the Waves and Heartbeat level maps of the 5Rhythms® practice. Her grounded, clear, and passionate way of teaching invites everyone in the room to commit to their own dance, to go deeper, to laugh, to heal, and to embrace being human. For more information go to www.ecstaticproductions.com.
Hear and Heal 12:00pm-1:30pmSilvia Nakkach M.A.,MMT Experience firsthand Sound’s tremendous Power to Transforms and Heal ~ Clinics, Demonstrations and Musical Offerings ~
Facilitated by the Vox Mundi and CIIS Sound Healing Community of Practitioners
“There is something in music that transcends and unites. It symbolizes the yearning for harmony, with oneself and others, with nature and the spiritual and the sacred within us and around us.” - His Holiness the XIV Dali Lama
Today, the field of sound and music healing is rapidly gaining recognition as an essential component of health care in our society. These sessions lead by advanced sound healing practitioners and musicians offer you both the scientific framework and practical demonstrations of how sound and music heals by bringing our nervous system into balance. You experience the integration of forms of bodywork and tuning forks to better adapt to the stresses of life and open the flow of energy. You learn why sound healing is becoming part of a larger context of integrative health applications including: achieving states of relaxation, improving mental clarity and brain functioning, relieving stress by drawing our body into a centered space, enhancing massage, acupressure, creativity, and meditation, and ways to apply sound to the body to manage pain and increase joint mobility. Each practitioner brings his or her own particular modalities which combine yoga, voice, sound and music with shamanic healing, art and live music making through medicine melodies that mirror your natural sense of being, and devotional chanting to clear and open your heart.
For more information on the Sound Healing Community facilitated by musician Silvia Nakkach visit: www.voxmundiproject.com & CIIS Public Programs/Sound Silvia Nakkach M.A.,MMT; Named by Utne Reader magazine as one of forty cutting-edge artists that will shake the art world in the new millennium. She is a pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness, an award-winning composer, a former psychologist, and a voice-culturist. Her interest in indigenous cosmology and spirituality has led her to collaborate with legendary healers from Indian and South American shamanic traditions. She is in the faculty and is the academic advisor for the Sound, Voice, Music Healing Certificate at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and leads training retreats in sacred music in the United States, Brazil, India, and Europe. She is the founding director of the international Vox Mundi School of the Voice. For more information, www.voxmundiproject.com