2-DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN - DECEMBER 11TH-12TH
11TH - 12TH December - For WOMEN
Carrie Tree & Raaji Dessena
4:00pm - 9:00pm UK time
11:00am - 4:00pm USA East coast8:00am - 1:00pm USA West coast
There will be a 1-hour break (6:00pm UK time) on both days.
No previous experience is required, only a curious heart.
A journey for women or anyone that identifies themself as women.
This two-day online workshop for women is an invitation to sing, sound, voice, play, explore, reclaim and awaken all the different aspects of our vocal expression so that we can reconnect to our inner emotional landscape of feelings that may have been silenced and buried for too long.
When we discover that singing can provide a safe container to release the repressed aspects of our voice and soul, the power, healing and vitality which is expressed can be truly profound and transformational.
"In particular, women have suffered at the hands of a society that wants them to look, behave and sound in a certain way. Many women have repressed a whole octave of sound and along with it, a whole spectrum of feelings." Paul Newham
This 2-day journey will be recorded and delivered to you soon after the weekend has been completed. This means you will all be able to revisit and practice in your own time. The platform that we will use throughout the workshop is Zoom.
Your place in the workshop is secured only after receiving your payment. Once payment has been received, we will send you further information that will help to prepare you for the workshop (please look for an email on your 'promotion' and 'spam' folder as it often lands there).
All payments are non-refundable.
NESSI GOMES is an international musician with a BA (Hons) in Creative Expressive Therapies in Music (2007) and a certified Holistic Voice Therapy practitioner with The British Academy of Sound Therapy in group and individual work (2014).
Born on the tiny island of Guernsey (Channel Islands, UK), singing and music became Nessi’s way of dealing with challenging life circumstances. From a young age, she discovered for herself the ability to transcend limitations, shed painful layers and unspoken emotions by exploring the healing power of the voice.
Nessi’s creative turning point took place in 2010 upon settling in the community of PachaMama in Costa Rica. The nature of the place has reshaped and deepened her approach towards music, therapy and self-healing.
Today Nessi continues to root herself more in the therapeutic value of vocal expression with her music and voice work with groups and individuals that she has shared internationally in the last 10 years.
Nessi's has carefully crafted her vocal journeys to be an invitation to dive deeply and playfully into a journey of self-discovery and self-inquiry, where the mystery and healing forces of our most intimate musical instrument unfold – our voice.
Her work aims to pierce through the voices in our head and to safely open a door for a new relationship between ourselves and the transformative quality of our vocal expression.
CARRIE TREE writes and crafts her music amongst the fields and forests. She sings with an honesty and dedicated love for this earth and our human journey, touching a deep place inside the hearts of listeners.
Carrie has collaborated live and in the studio with the likes of Damien Rice, Fink, Albert Mazibuko (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Sandrayati Fay, Carly Simon, Rumer, Mirabai Ceiba, Aukai, Martha Tilston and Andy Barlow of Lamb.
Alongside her music, Carrie sees the need and power of therapeutic work to bring us back into balance with the earth and has studied in Family Constellations, Holistic Voice Therapy, Zen Coaching, NonViolent Communication, Nature Connection and supports groups in Shamanic ceremony and ritual.
Carrie is committed to the path of healing and connecting music to projects with the intention to bring ourselves and the environment into harmonic symbiosis.
RAAJI DESSENA has spent the last 35 years exploring, studying and practising various healing and creative arts and has been sharing passionately with people in one on one sessions, workshops and ceremonial space. Together with her partner, she is sharing the tantric arts of sacred intimacy and she is holding the Red Temple, a tantric and healing space for women.
Her experience as a trauma therapist and healer are interwoven with her ever-unfolding journey with the powerful medicine of music, sound and movement. She is a singer, sound healer and is writing songs for ceremonial space.
For 20 years Raaji lives and works part-time in the community Pachamama in Costa Rica. The teachings of the grandmothers and shamans of the indigenous traditions and learning from curanderos in the Amazon deepened her understanding of healing, using the voice and sound and the connection to the earth significantly.
Coming back to our roots, connecting to the womb of the earth and letting her sound through our own wombs and hearts awakens an ancient memory, a profound healing and unites all women of all nations.