p h o t o : j e l a n i t h o m p s o n
Healing is an important aspect of my teaching, as we find an organic balance in learning to listen and to express: to recognize and celebrate harmony, in and outward. Thanks to Harriet’s Apothecary healer’s collective, I operate as a sound healer and offer a monthly creative circle singing workshop. Blending voices and rhythm is the most elevating communal experience I know of. This sonic exploration is a way to embrace both our truth and other people’s truth within our bodies: if one trusts the essential source of sound, that is life force, then « there is no ugly, only becoming beautiful » (William Parker). Singing in a circle builds an alternative social and creative matrix where tensions are released, and the unresolved, everchanging flow of music becomes our playground for experimenting self love and collective healing. Practicing singing has informed my personal development to a point that I am deeply grateful for, and that I naturally feel like sharing. Through this creative process I invite my guests to celebrate every voice: everyone’s unique gift. All levels of singing and shyness are welcome. I simply lead the session with some traditional songs from Haiti, Zimbabwe, Brazil, France etc. and accompany us with some drumming and improvisation.