“To sing means to use the soul-voice. It means to say on the breath the truth of one’s power and one’s need, to breathe soul over the thing that is ailing or in need of restoration. “
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Voice lessons for the Soul offers a holistic approach to the voice which invites the unsung songs within us to rise to the surface. Influenced by the Roy Hart vocal training, Allison Caw approaches the voice as an expression of the soul. In these lessons we will study the voice as an entity, an extension of ourselves. The voice contains a vast range of sounds that embody our many aspects. In this discipline, all sounds are equal, all parts of the self are embraced.
Through cultural conditioning we have learned to only accept certain “beautiful” sounds, while suppressing all others. We have divorced the voice from the body and our emotional lives. We have repressed the voice’s dynamic and diverse nature. If the voice is an expression of the self, what parts have we pushed into shadow? How have we limited ourselves?
In our lessons we will dare to express our full nature without apologies. We will allow the hidden and unseen parts of the self to be heard and integrated. Personal and creative growth are intrinsically connected. Through awareness and acceptance of the whole voice, each of us has the ability to facilitate our own empowerment and creative expansion. Allison acts as a guide on this journey, creating a safe space where play, experimentation and daring are fully welcome.
Sessions are $40 an hour, sliding scale and trade are available. I am available to come to you for your convenience and/or can host sessions in Denver or Lafayette.
What we will do:
- Release judgment and concepts of what the voice should sound like.
- Accept and encourage all sounds equally, so that we may come to better know ourselves.
- Listen deeply and experience the sensation of the voice within the body.
- Unite the voice with our emotional power.
- Allow the voice to lead and improvise.
- Nurture the voice’s link to our psychological and subconscious realms.
Allison welcomes anyone curious about the mysteries of their voice to join her on a journey of sound and song…