The Vocal Odyssey journey creates a safe, loving and non-judgemental contained space, which will enable you to dive deep to build a close relationship with your voice. During the retreat we will prepare the body and voice daily with gentle warm-ups and stretches to help support, open and strengthen our voices. This will help prepare the foundations so that we are able to unearth our true vocal potential and tap into the unique spirit of our voices.
There will be times to reflect and keep a journal, allowing you to deepen your process and take your next step in understanding the resistances and releases in connecting to your voice. Whether from our primary upbringing, education or our wider society, we have all been conditioned to have beliefs and imprints that limit our creativity and expression. The simple truth is that singing and connecting to our creative expression is our birth right and it is time to reclaim it. We often associate singing with performance, and this can trigger a lot of fear. Rest assured this is not the essence of Vocal Odyssey.
The Vocal Odyssey process, embarked on with a focused intention and sincere longing for liberation, is a wonderful opportunity to have a significant and lasting breakthrough shift in your creative expression.
The deep, loving and fun process supports you to express your naked voice and to bear witness to the transformative potential that this vocal power holds. We can all access this wisdom both via our individual naked voice and collectively as a singing field.
The aim of this group is not to become a ‘perfect’ singer – it is about unleashing our raw, natural capacity to celebrate all colours of life through our unique and authentic expression, while tapping into the intuitive and mystical realms of our connection to ‘God’ through sound.
The human singing voice is our most powerful and intimate resource. The Vocal Odyssey retreat is a deep journey that unleashes and frees the untapped sonic power of our voice from the hidden corners that have kept it quiet, silent and buried.
It is a space of self-enquiry through our voice and where we will reconnect to the simple, playful and natural way of expressing our authentic naked sound beyond judgments, painful beliefs and limiting conditionings.
Is it for me?
No previous experience is required and all are welcome. It is not limited to those that consider themselves ‘musicians’, ’singers’ or ‘creative’ people. This retreat is perfect for those who wish to go deeper with their voices on all levels.
We all need a closer relationship with our natural expression and sometimes it can get crowded out by the chaos and distractions of our everyday lives. This retreat will incorporate other elements such as meditation and movement into the daily schedule in order to facilitate this process. It is a journey in which we will all travel through different realms of sound together, and is perfect for those that wish to release blockages and create more intimacy and lightness in their lives.
We will discover how singing is not about ‘singing’ – it is in fact about ‘listening’ and expressing effortlessly all that is inside of us, moment to moment.
Know yourself better and become closer to your heart, through an intimate encounter with your unique, unexpressed voice.
Use your voice to enable creativity, connection, communication, expression, and release.
Tools, exercises and rituals that help to soften the ego state and liberate the voice.
Transform how you interact with the world, both internally and externally, in daily meditations to help to overcome feelings of fear, self-consciousness and resistance.
Initiate a ‘conversation’ with your whole being that holistically combines the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of your through voice.
Creating a bridge between you and your voice which promotes intimacy.
Learn techniques that will support you in maintaining a healthy daily vocal practice and a continuation of your vocal exploration
Lots of heartfelt fun!
The opportunity to courageously welcome and express all the different colours of your voice, including the light as well as the dark and vulnerable aspects of yourself, and have them held in love and compassion.
Using your voice beyond words that enables deeply personal information to be communicated without ‘risk’
Accessing the power of your voice as a vehicle for awakening and shifting consciousness.
Self-heal with the power of your own sound; become our own healer using vibrational medicine to turn sound energy into light.
Access and strengthen your ability to truly listen and embody silence, as well as embracing the group dynamic 'one voice' - the oneness we are all part of.
To connect to the wisdom of your voice.
Awaken trust, compassion and peace of mind, in a safe, supportive environment with new-found friends who will share this journey.
In order to secure your place in retreats, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total price to be paid immediately, with the remaining balance to be paid 3 months prior to the commencement of the group. With 1-2 day workshops, we ask for the full amount to be paid in advance to secure your place.
Please note deposits and final payments are non-refundable or transferable. There will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, illness or unexpected weather conditions. Also, note that bank charges from payments made via Paypal and or international bank transfers are the responsibility of the participant. All currency calculations are valid on the date payment is received as listed by xe.com. If you cancel your participation for any reason, the cancellation policy that has been mentioned will apply, with no exceptions.
We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.), but we have costs already incurred when reserving venues or retreat centres. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance. To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel.
in case retreats or workshop are cancelled from our end, all participants will receive a full refund.
"Nessi Gomes is not going to transform you into a pop star.
In fact, instead of telling people how to sing she helps them to tap into the essence of self through voice, allowing participants to let go of stuff that is buried in their basement - trauma, pain or anger they managed to release elsewhere"
What People Say
CONCEPT ARTIST | NEW YORK, USA
“Just like her numinous music, the voice workshop of Nessi is so alchemical. For three days, she led us to the deepest well, where I found that my own mystery resonated with sadness transforming to joy. I feel I can also speak for my partner [Nelia] when I say that we came with very open minds, but were left with newly opened hearts”
ILLUSTRATOR | SWITZERLAND
“Its hard to describe in words, but I can say from the depths of my heart: it was and is one of the outstanding deep touching weekends of my life. I participated already in a variety of nice singing courses but the one of Nessi truly touched my essence. I have a beautiful new light in my life that shines now and many new beautiful friends”
SCULPTOR | MINNESOTA, USA
“This weekend felt like a big serotonin and endomorphic boost. I approached each exercise with fear and trepidation. Can I do this? What will happen? How to surrender? And now after, there is this incredible joy and relief/release to have made it through to the other side. This experience was profound and heart opening”