Your voice reflects who you are. And, through your voice, you can gain the energy, strength and confidence to express your true self and enjoy life.
We invite you to join this transformational two-days workshop – a dynamic and playful self-discovering experience, lead by Swedish trainer Kefas Berlin, taking place in Bucharest, on November 30 – December 1, 2019.
We will explore our voices as a tool for personal development, self trust, freedom and joyfulness. Let’s allow ourselves to be open and vulnerable to this inner and outer journey.
EVERYTHING ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR ME? I CAN’T REALLY SING, YOU KNOW…
This is the 7th edition of The Liberated Voice workshop in Bucharest, where 207 people gathered around this experience until now. Apart from Romania, the workshop took place in more then 10 countries: Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Belgium, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Portugal, Turkey, India, South Korea and China. That counts for more than 2.000 participants who took a leap of faith and joined the event.
You don’t have to be a professional singer to join. Participants from past editions come from all sorts of backgrounds. They are teachers, coaches, team leaders, youth workers, trainers and facilitators, actors, singers, public speakers, programmers, marketing professionals and… parents.
Essentially, they are people willing to better know themselves, to learn, to develop their creative energy and to enjoy genuine human connection. Notably, they have an openness towards doing all these with the support of their voice, even if they might have never used it this way. Even if they might have never sang before.
THINK ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS:
◆ do I know how my true voice really sounds?
◆ is it difficult to accept my voice (or my nature) just as it is?
◆ do I seek the courage to make myself heard in all sorts of situations?
◆ is it hard for me to let go of control and feel free in this life?
◆ do I like to challenge myself and try new things?
◆ did I loose the joy of singing/being alive? (or maybe I never had it?)
◆ would I be open to use my voice and see how that feels?
If you answered any of these questions with “yes”, then this experience is for you. Read on…
OK, SO WHAT WILL THE WORKSHOP BE LIKE?
“The Liberated Voice” is a unique method developed by Swedish facilitator Kefas Berlin in decades of work with hundreds of people as a facilitator of voice workshops, choir leader, acting teacher and in his therapeutic 1 on 1 sessions.
Whether you use your voice to relate with people, your partners, colleagues, friends and loved ones, or you constantly rely on your voice in your work, a lively partnership with it will enrich your life.
The voice is your life-long companion. It stays with you your entire life. In this way, it can be a trustful partner, a playmate, or an unexplored part of yourself. This is the aim of the workshop: to help you befriend with your voice.
And for it to happen – as with all changes in life – it will get you out of your comfort zone, yet in a gentle way, within a journey about exploration, expression and self acceptance.
A PRACTICAL SIDE
The focus of the workshop is to get you started, help you set your voice free and develop a non-judgemental relationship regarding the way you sound, rather than learning rigorous canto techniques. So be aware that this is not so much a singing class, but an experiential workshop. It’s learning by doing. Therefore, you take part in playful, interactive activities with your peers. You do movement and singing exercises solo, in duets or in groups. And you practice a lot!
With the help of this workshop you will be able to:
- Experience how singing works for you, in your own unique way;
- Adopt a better posture for voicing;
- Warm up your throat and voice to ease your singing;
- Breathe in a way that supports your voice;
- Avoid throat pain, even when singing louder or longer;
- Relax about how you sound;
- Experience pleasure in using your voice;
- Discover how giving voice can be beautiful, powerful and creative.
- Practice voicing workouts on your own, whenever you like.
A SPIRITUAL SIDE
Singing is a wonderful way of enjoying ourselves. The voice is an instrument that we can play with anytime we want. It’s always here, with us, in our chest.
This way, the voice makes it easier for us to be present in the body and in the moment – it grows the awareness and the focus. Voicing is a way of being here and now. It’s a way of meditating.
Also, through the use of your voice, you can bring more awareness and balance in your life. By using (and listening to) your voice you will be able to listen to yourself and tune in with your feelings, emotions and with your body.
A transformation of your being always comes as a beautiful consequence of your voice being liberated. There is an undeniable link between the two, as you are one with your voice.
Join in and discover your empowered personal voice that will become your new and beloved playmate!
PEOPLE WHO TRIED THE WORKSHOP SAY…
WHO IS THE FACILITATOR?
ABOUT KEFAS BERLIN
Apart from leading The Liberated Voice workshop, Kefas Berlin has been a dancer, musician, singer, actor and director. He graduated from Kristofferskolan – a Waldorf school in Stockholm (Sweden), and he’s practicing in the world of voice ever since.
In the last 30 years, Kefas has been working pedagogically and therapeutically with children, adolescents and adults through singing, playing, dancing and physical theatre. He’s been a choir leader and he’s been teaching singing, physical theater, contact improvisation and acrobatics.
PROGRAM OF THE WORKSHOP:
Our recommendation is: go to the full weekend! Try the whole experience.
DAY 1 | SATURDAY
(November 30, 2019)
“The singing that liberates”
10:00 – 16:30 (break from 12:30 – 14:00)
*IMPORTANT: Saturday session can be attended alone,
but most people join the Full Weekend
Take a step forward in liberating your voice by letting it sound as it is, not as you would like it to. We only learned to control our voice and never got to know it, befriends with it and set it free.
On this day you will be empowered to build a more relaxed, fun and nonjudgmental relationship with your voice and what you can do with it: personal power, self knowledge, courage, focus, balance. A tool for liberating yourself in this life.
DAY 2 | SUNDAY
(December 1, 2019)
“The healing voice”
10:00 – 16:30 (break from 12:30 – 14:00)
*IMPORTANT: Sunday session can only be attended together with Saturday session, as a Full Weekend
This session is more of a personal endeavour. The voice is something we are born with and it is embedded deep inside ourself. It’s both a communication tool and a healing tool.
The vibration of your tone can set in motion different layers of your being where emotions like grief, sadness, pain and even joy, and energies that you pick up from the world in your day-to-day life might get stuck. Learn to use the vibration of your voice to relax and eliminate internal blockages and tensions.
✫ Special Session ✫
(November 29, 2019)
“INTRO | The joy of singing”
19:30 – 21:30
The Friday evening special session can be:
1. The start of your voice journey, getting a sense of how it can bring you joyfulness and wellbeing. Or…
2. A juicy bite of the whole workshop for those who never tried it before and just wanna give it a try. Or…
3. An intense warm-up and an undoubtedly useful introduction to the workshop, that can help you to get ready for the weekend.
WHERE IT TAKES PLACE
HERMITAGE. URBAN SPIRITUAL HUB
The 7th edition takes place at Hermitage Urban Spiritual HUB: 127 Mihai Eminescu st., Bucharest.
FEES, REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
HOW TO GET YOUR TICKET
The registrations officially close on November 22.
The number of available seats is limited and the event usually gets sold out 3 weeks in advance.
So it’s better to pay online right away and have your seat guaranteed.
Kefas will also hold a series of private sessions for people who want to explore even more the realm of voice. During this sessions, you WILL NOT learn to sing according to a certain style or genre, but instead to develop your voice potential according to your desires by gaining the right voicing tools.
These sessions are for all kinds of voices, ages and preferences, regardless of your previous experience.