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Women's singing and well being circle with traditional polyphonic songs

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Women's singing and well-being circle with traditional polyphonic songs from Eastern Europe and beyond.


OUR INVITATION TO YOU

Would you like to be more expressive with your voice, more confident to sing and to improvise?

Would you like to learn singing in traditional harmonies (Here is a great example of Eastern European singing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04fEWQOwUD4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46S0son0No0) ?

Would you like to have more energy, relieve stress, transform emotions?

If you answered yes to these questions, then this group could be for you.


WHAT WE ARE OFFERING

Over the course of seven sessions, we aim to build a warm, inclusive group, honouring our cycles as women. On our previous course, participants felt the group was safe, nourishing, fulfilling and they felt heard and seen. We will do this through weekly check-in, sharing some beautiful ancient songs, learning some different vocal techniques to help release your voice and sharing our experience.


DO I NEED GROUP EXPERIENCE OF SINGING?

If you love the sound of this group but have very little or no experience of singing in a group, this is completely OK, we aim to help you learn and feel supported by the facilitators and the group we create together, no singing experience is needed. However, if you do have the experience, this is also the perfect opportunity for you to be free to explore harmonies and improvise within the group.


WHAT WILL WE LEARN?

- to build our confidence step by step

- breathwork that helps to strengthen our voices

- singing in traditional harmonies (Here is a great example of Eastern European singing. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04fEWQOwUD4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46S0son0No0)
- voice improvisations

- self-care practices

TERM DATES

This term dates are 21st of Jan, 28th of Jan, 4th of Feb, 11th of Feb, 18th of Feb and 25th of Feb.

We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings. You are welcome to gather on from 6.30 pm, make tea and have a chat, however, please be aware we will start the session promptly at 7 pm and finish at 9 pm.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Our invitation is to women of all ages and ethnicities wherever you are in your journey of womanhood, menstruating, menopausal, or post-menopausal.

Join us and feel the power of these ancient songs reaching across time through our female lineage.

We will be holding a space for creativity and vocal expression with these traditional ancient songs from Ukraine, Russia, Serbia and Poland.

PLEASE NOTE ~ There are 7 sessions in each cycle. The first one of the cycle is always an open session and can be purchased individually with no commitment to attend the subsequent course. ( Price on the door £10. Price on Eventbrite - £8 ) The following six sessions are closed, paid for in one lump sum, and, as this is a closed group. (Full ticket - £70, Early birds ticket - £60, Concession - £50 )


WHAT WILL OUR SESSIONS LOOK LIKE?

Following our group introductions and short check-in at the beginning, we will move into various styles of warming up the body and the voice. From there, each week will have a slightly different look and feel depending on the songs we are working with and the feeling within the group. We'll also weave in some deep relaxation time towards the end of each session, which could be a sound bath using crystal bowl, harp playing, a song bath etc.


LINKS TO VIDEO TESTIMONIALS FROM THE LAST TERM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H_du1u6RC8


NEXT SINGING WORKSHOP WITH EASTERN EUROPEAN SONGS

11th of Jan 2020 - https://www.facebook.com/events/588386035262745/


WHO ARE WE?

SONG LEADER/SINGING TEACHER/WHATEVER & COURSE DESIGN ~ Magdalena Leszczyc (known as Lena) is also a teacher, product designer and children's entertainer. Living in Bristol for 4 years now, she is Polish by birth, Eastern European songs are deeply rooted in her soul, she has been singing ever since she was a little girl. Bringing this treasure trove of beautiful songs about nature, enchanted forests, villages, seas and rivers. Lena’s passion for these songs is as infectious as the songs themselves, and a key part of what she describes as her ‘beautiful heritage’. Lena has trained in feminine sound therapy, attended workshops with Labolatorium Piesni, trained with the workshop leader, singer-songwriter and vocal coach Susie Ro Prater, and was previously part of another eastern European singing group here in the UK. Called to create a fusion of a women's circle and choir, she began this project on 12th of Nov 2019.

HARPIST AND CO SONG ARRANGER ~ Emmy Broughton is an experimental harpist and singer of harmonies and has lived in Bristol for the past 10 years. She feels fascinated by the endless possibilities of sound we can find when singing together, and how singing has the power to liberate us of the heaviness we gather throughout the day. Emma has a strong connection to this visceral style of folk singing we are sharing in these sessions and adores these raw and earthy songs, with their passionate messages, beautiful melodies, and strong, distinctive harmonies.


COURSE DESIGN AND PLANNING ~ SUPPORTED BY FACILITATOR and EVENT ORGANISER ~ Rosalind Jane Turner is an experienced facilitator and event organiser of many years. Drawn to Bristol back in the mid-80s Rosalind brings her wealth of knowledge of working with women in personal and professional development, coupled with her events expertise. With her own maternal ancestral roots, stretching back through Eastern Europe Rosalind feels a strong connection to these wonderful songs.


We invite you to join us in creating this community of women, to sing, to share and support our lives, as we begin this new decade of 2020.


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