Susie leads singing workshops in the UK and internationally which are open to people of all singing abilities. She shares songs from across the globe in full harmony, including her own compositions and arrangements.
She has hand picked songs over the years that have the ability to unlock the voice and open the heart in a powerful way, yet are easy to learn and are all taught by ear. The songs come from around the world and from many traditions, and include songs of joy, peace and freedom in English and other languages. The workshops are a relaxed space for people to really let their voices be free!
Marc Atmodeep (Germany) Facilitating: BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release®
Holding a German healing practitioner licence for psychotherapy, Marc is a certified therapist of BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release®. He also facilitates active as well as tantra meditations, gives therapeutic bodywork massages and holds shamanic healing ceremonies with sacred master plant medicines.
In all aspects of his work, Marc manages to create and hold sacred space in which you can feel safe to go deep into yourself, release whatever is needed to touch the light of your innermost essence, the Divine inside.
Marc lives and works mainly in Goa, Koh Phangan or other parts of South Asia and Europe.
Amber Rojas Sawyer(USA) Facilitating: Guided Meditation - Elemental Living
As an Embodiment Facilitator, Amber shares the joy of living through holistic practices of yoga, active meditations, and elemental wellness, as well as combines these offerings with her service as a birth doula and holistic guide for pregnancy / postpartum women. With nearly 20 years of study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, Amber brings a unique perspective on healing and self-discovery through the influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms. From 2009 - 2018, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she offered weekly active meditation and yoga classes, kirtans and community events. Amber has also studied directly under the tutelage of many Masters, learning to share Active Meditations (using sound & movement), as well as has been certified in more than 900 hours of Universal Yoga, Hatha Yoga & Yin Yoga, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga & Mindful Birth, Elemental Yoga Therapy and 1400 hours of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselling.Amber also holds certification as a birth & postpartum doula, and has been serving as a midwife assistant over the last two years. After the birth of her little one in 2015, Amber shifted into her current offerings, which include mothering her vibrant little one, supporting her family, continued work with group immersions and retreats, biannually leading a 200hr Elemental Yoga Teacher Training and Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, and working on a more individual basis of empowering others to find their inner and outer harmony through a variety of practices including breathwork, nutrition, constitutional analysis, yoga, meditation and daily rhythms. Part of this dharma particularly focuses on empowering women to have a conscious pregnancy, birth experience and preparedness for motherhood. Amber currently resides in Singapore while also traveling internationally with her life partner and little yogini, to share holistic practices world wide.
Gosia (Poland) Facilitating: Group Healing & Soulessence In this journey we are working on our energetic level with our great supporter ~ the ckakras ~ to increase our well-being, to live more from our middle and to express our potentials more powerfully & concentrated. We will experience the connection to our Higher Self, which can be life-changing, as the quality of our Higher Self is unconditional love and pure compassion. We can feel immediately the energetic support in our body, emotions & mind. So we can decide to replace old stagnant, obstructive patterns in a lighter way in order to create highly vibrant on mother earth and beyond of her (again)... Depending on the current topic we can go deeply to the subconsciousness to liberate our self. The powerful sounds & vocals of Mitsch Kohn will intense this inner work beautifully as well as nourishing your lovely being. Although the journey follows a concept, it is created intuitively in the present moment to support the needs and aspects of the group and time-quality. We are looking so much forward to connect with all of you from the heart. Let ́s be the heartful, powerful creator, as the human always was meant to BE.
Gosia has the ability to read the energetic fields. In her soul- reading sessions she guides people into their subconscious inner world and gives people response about their present situation. Once clear, she gives impulses to change old, obstructive programs ( from childhood, ancestors or past life) and patterns on a very deep level. During the medial & sensitive guidance people also gain deep insights about their soul-potentials as well as individual healing impulses for the everyday life. Since 2008, she has been accompanying people in challenging life situations, to bring more clarity into their life and supports them in their own empowerment and awareness during single & group readings.
Darren Austin Hall (Canada) Facilitating: Conscious Masculinity Also the MC of our Open Mic
Darren will be taking us through his process he calls - Heroic Consciousness: A Journey Through the Archetypes of Masculine Empowerment is a four-part course created by Darren Austin Hall to guide men through engagement of the four major masculine archetypes (King, Warrior, Magician and Lover). The course is a dynamic intersection of philosophy, prayer, guided meditation, dream-work, qigong and sound therapy. As each archetype is explored, it is commonplace for men to find themselves being profoundly activated and roused to virtue as the archetypes are truly hard-wired in human consciousness, albeit obscured by social conditioning. By taking this course you can expect to unearth your true power through identifying with each of the four archetypes, nourishing your personality with multi-dimensional dynamism and a diversity of rich character growth.
Darren Austin Hall "The Multidimentional Musician" has spent much of his life being enchanted by the sacred power of music and sound. Initially, Darren discovered this ability during his childhood, when in moments of solitude, he would find himself impressed upon by a critical mass of interstellar music and channeled sounds. From his earliest memories as a child, Darren recalls hearing music constantly in his mind, so much so that every night he would sing himself to sleep, sometimes upwards of hours, while trembling in ecstatic in his bed and even banging his head on his pillow as a makeshift drum. He noted that especially when he was ill with fever or some other illness, he would go to this ecstatic practice of music as a means to bring him back to health, intuitively so.
The Shine Playshop is a fun and exhilarating tripartite process. Following the Move ~ Listen ~ Be formula, we will essentially fit a mini Sound & Silence gathering into a 2 hour interactive group experience, with the intention to playfully and lightly let it all hang out. During the Move section, we will work on grounding exercises (shaking, jumping, skipping, etc) to prepare the body for flight. During the Listen phase, we will open the throat using voicing exercises (catharsis, gibberish, laughter yoga, etc) before entering our final stage, which is an invitation into stillness and pure Being. This final stage will be soft dancing followed by a guided meditation and sound healing.
Sarvaan is the creator of Sound & Silence gatherings, and a man on a mission to bring more and more joy into the world. His events explore the arts through frequency and energy flow, while seeking the depths of authenticity and the expansion of the human heart and soul. A lover of nuance and subtleties, he is always experimenting with ways to slip a new and unique story into the unfolding of each event. He wishes all who come to S&S walk away mind blown and totally transformed. And yet, as much as he loves all the magic at Sound & Silence, what he loves most is connecting creative souls, and watching their collaborations and co-creations spread far out into the world. He is fond of the phrase "Everything done with love, is Art" and he believes that even brushing your teeth can be artful, if done with love.