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 3-4, 2018.

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.


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EVERYTHING ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR ME? I CAN’T REALLY SING, YOU KNOW…

This is the 6th edition of The Liberated Voice workshop in Bucharest. 174 people gathered around this experience until now.

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.

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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?

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If you answered any of these questions with “yes”, then this experience is for you. Read on…

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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!


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TESTIMONIALS

PEOPLE WHO TRIED THE WORKSHOP SAY…

Vladimir Deliu
Vladimir Deliu
Despite being the most uncomfortable experience I’ve ever had (in a positive way), this workshop helped me to understand the blend between my timidity and my exuberance. Read more »
Simina Tureac
Simina Tureac
Being part of this workshop made me realize that I do have a voice. It came out free and liberated, confident and full of energy. I could observe the change in my voice as if I was a new version of myself, a better one. Read more »
Irina Alexandra Ionescu
Irina Alexandra Ionescu
Everytime, Liberated Voice is very intense. This year, more than before, I tapped more deeply and profoundly into my emotions and stayed with them even if it felt uncomfortable at times. Read more »
Anca Jelea
Anca Jelea
The Liberated Voice was the most fabulous workshop I have ever participated in. It is the perfect gift you could give to yourself. You will get a refresh in your life, boost your energy and nothing will be the same as before. Read more »
Alice Teodorescu
Alice Teodorescu
For me, it was a surprise to hear my voice in many different ways, even as I’ve never heard it before, to gain more confidence in my sounds and my body, to let go of inner walls and simply be. It’s the kind of experience that you need to have at least once in your life! Read more »
Monica Vrăbiuță
Monica Vrăbiuță
Now, I sing every day. I sing on the streets and during my dance workshops, with my students. I sing to dissipate fear, blockages and tensions. I sing for harmony. I am alive. Read more »
Maria Elena Marin
Maria Elena Marin
I managed – not without effort – to let go of control, expectations, and just be myself as I felt, being present (almost) every moment. I felt safe to live my emotions, in a very "contained" space. Read more »
Raluca Matilda Borza
Raluca Matilda Borza
Although I’ve been 2 years at the canto school, this workshop gave me exactly what I would have needed before beginning to study singing: a de-conditioning of the way I tone and the discovery of my natural voice. Read more »
Irina Latiș
Irina Latiș
Once unchained, my voice just started to flow, to create tunes, to create magic in my life. And my life changed profoundly from that moment on. Read more »
Cristina Apopei
Cristina Apopei
I am happy to have found the sounds that are representative for me here and now. I feel more connected to my body, to my voice and to the people around me. Read more »
Daniel Bărăgan
Daniel Bărăgan
I'd go to this workshop every time. With every edition I become myself more than before. Because the voice is a very intimate part of us, that we hold inside with a kind of shame and a certain vulnerability. Read more »
Diana Octavia Roman
Diana Octavia Roman
It was something new for me! I would recommend this workshop to people who want to get better at communicating, expressing, improvisation, courage. Read more »
Paul Ardeleanu
Paul Ardeleanu
I look at my voice differently now and I've a lot of exercises I can do on my own to improve it. This workshop is different than everything I’ve been to before, it’s fun and also a lot of kind people take part in it. Read more »
Marius Luca
Marius Luca
The experiences that Kefas unfolds in the workshop have the power to move and harmonize the body and the emotions, to streamline the inner energies, and to create in this way a space for spontaneity, creativity and new perspectives. In a word – transformation. Read more »
Paul M.
Paul M.
The whole experience inside the group – built to be both on an individual and on a collective level – was novel and lead me to some very intense personal moments. Read more »
Alice Mihăilescu
Alice Mihăilescu
For me, this seminar was a WOW experience! I am so grateful because I finally met my voice and I know that she is a stronger one and she allows me to fully express myself! Read more »
Ovidiu Neagu
Ovidiu Neagu
I went through some very profound moments where I'd meet a part of myself that I didn't know. One that is powerful, playful, mature, authentic. I am grateful for these wonderful days. Read more »
Simona David-Crisbășanu
Simona David-Crisbășanu
Enclosed in our offices and houses, we forget to move, to breathe, and to express. Kefas’s workshop connects you with your body and internal healing resources. I loved the atmosphere of trust and support. Read more »
Emil Dinu-Popa
Emil Dinu-Popa
I experienced such a powerful feeling of freedom. There's something very intimate in the way I set my vital energy free by adjusting my voice to the bodily vibrations. Read more »
Mihaela Crăciun
Mihaela Crăciun
This has been an amazing experience for me! I have long been looking for something that would help me reconnect with my voice, and really get to feel the power of it within me. Read more »
Anca Petrescu
Anca Petrescu
I learned a lot of techniques which I am also using as a therapist with my clients, when necessary. I developed a deep sense of trust in my own voice and connected it with the concept of self-expression. Read more »


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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.

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PROGRAM OF THE WORKSHOP:

Our recommendation is: go to the full weekend! Try the whole experience.

DAY 1 | SATURDAY
(November 3, 2018)

“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
(November 4, 2018)

“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.

FRIDAY EVENING
✫ Special Session ✫
(November 2, 2018)

“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.


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FEES, REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

HOW TO GET YOUR TICKET

The registrations officially close on October 26 (one week before the start of the event).
Yet, 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.

In case you cannot make it at the workshop this time, it’s OK.
You can join the list of people who receive the newsletter
and be updated when future editions take place.

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PRIVATE SESSIONS

INDIVIDUAL WORK

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.

Learn more about it »