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Yoga of the Voice Seminars and Certificate Training

Vox Mundi Project

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

Yoga of the Voice Seminars and Certificate Training

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Yoga of the Voice Training Seminar Ended $395.00 $21.80
SVMH Students Discount   more info Ended $325.00 $18.87

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The Yoga of the Voice
at The Voice Loft, Emeryville

OCTOBER, 11,12 &13

Friday, 4:30-7:30pm • Saturday 10:30-5:30pm • Sunday 10:30-4:30PM
The Voice Loft, Emeryville
$325 before September 1st - $395 after

  Song Writing, Vocal Impediments,

Spontaneity in Performance
Repertoire Development and Self-Confidence,

Embracing the Shamanic, the Contemplative,
the Healing and the Expressive Power of the Voice
Voice in Memory and in Sound Healing

Where is your longing....
How can be explored and vocalized....
How you can selflessly craft your capacity to service others through sound and song....

Silvia in Bahia by Meridian
master photographer Meridian can be reached at travellygirl@yahoo.com


October 11-13

Friday, 4:30-7:30pm • Saturday 10:30-5:30pm • Sunday 10:30-4:30PM

The Voice Loft, Emeryville

$325 before September 1st - $395 after

Bring some snacks, a recording device, a water bottle to refill , a note book, any portable musical instrument you might play

The Voice Loft, Emeryville


Weekend also includes:

Freeing your Voice: techniques to overcome impediments
Learn Shamanic Chanting & Medicine Melodies accompany yourself by drums and percussion
Open your Heart through Devotional Singing
The Art of Vocal Meditation and Divination
Reviewing of the 108 Vocal Strategies for Improvisation -
Building a repertoire of Shamanic Chants, Incantations & Icaros

Yoga of the Voice™ Certificate

This weekend is a module that applies for 20 hours towards the Yoga of the Voice Certificate

• Certificate Students are highly recommended to attend to this class

• Students can chose to take each module independently or towards the Certificate.

* Everyone is welcome to attend any of the modules. No experience is required.

* Advanced Registration is recommended and required


Yoga of the Voice Certificate
100- hour __(Level 1)__
From The International Vox Mundi School

Certificate training

ADMISSION & REGISTRATION FEE for the CERTIFICATE (one time only): $300

Admission interview is required, the interview can be processed by phone.
To complete the Certificate students must complete 3 weekend seminars and a week-long retreat.
Each weekend offers 20 hours towards the Certificate
Student accrue 30 hours during the week long retreat in Santa Cruz
and students can also accrue or accumulate HOURS by taking:
~ Study Abroad travels - accrue 30 hours - to Japon, India, Brazil, Morocco, or any group study offered by Vox Mundi Project
~ Taking four weekends and a special individual project - this is a special option for international students, or students from out of town.
~ Students from out of town may apply for a customized schedule of classes that includes special individual projects.

To obtain the Certificate all students must complete an midterm integration paper and CD, and a final individual project.
The 100 hours Certificate must be completed in no more than 18 months for local students and up to 24 months for international students

For Inquires about the Certificate please contact our office at 510- 595 0819

(*) Tuition for Santa Cruz Week-Long Retreat please check further details on the Program Page

I invite you to the great adventure..” The Mother
The most accomplished Program of its kind

Integral approach engaging
East/West/ North & South Wisdom
Sound Science
Sacred & Unusual Vocal Arts
Devotional Chanting
Healing Power of Music
Cross-cultural Music Therapy
Shamanic Wisdom
Transformation of Consciousness
Repertoire Development
Cutting-edge Faculty

What is the Yoga of the Voice?

Unlike any other program, the yoga of the voice™ integrates the transformative discipline of yoga with contemporary techniques of chanting, sound healing, music therapy, improvisation, and voice development as a gateway to connect with our true energetic nature. Students discover scientific, intuitive, and creative ways to address any voice impediment while learning new skills to build a solid sound healing practice.

The 100-hour Yoga of the Voice Certificate program is nurtured by a powerful musical lineages providing cross-cultural and stimulating education on the therapeutic, artistic, and transcendental uses of sound, with a renewed spiritual emphasis.

The seminars offer an in-depth study of the different dimensions of the healing voice: the contemplative, the expressive, the shamanic, and the ecstatic. Students learn to embody the quality of singing that transforms energy patterns and emotions, affecting consciousness more efficiently than any other form of sound. Participants become familiar with uses of sound and the voice in yoga, complementary medicine, energy healing, education, performance, and as spiritual practice. The experience supports the aspirant creative and professional path, inspiring deep healing and compassionate insight.

What I will be studying?
Areas of Study

• Sacred Music of The World
• Devotional Chanting & Mantra Medicine
• Shamanic Voices
• The Art of Melodic movement, modes, raga & rasa
• Voice development & The Art of Improvisation
• Sound, Chant, & Music in Healing/ Therapeutic modalities
• Professional Applications
• Repertoire Development

• Nada Yoga, Kirtan, Bhakti Yoga and Tibetan spiritual music
• Afro-Brazilian healing songs • Deity invocations • Chants from the Amazon • Sufi Chants • Sonorous & melodious Yogic Practices • Magic seed-syllables • Tuning • Vocal Embellishments • Toning • Resonance • Ancient breathing techniques• Chakras and Subtle Energy Systems • Body postures and Sonorous Mudras • Vocal Meditation • Overtone singing • Contemporary extended vocal techniques • Mystical uses of sound • The effect of sound on the body, the brain, and the mind • Sound Tools as Drones, Tuning forks, bells, and drumming, and digirideu • Intuitive playing skills with simple instruments • Sound and Movement • Conducting sound rituals • Ongoing chanting groups & Music and Sound Healing circles

What can you expect to obtain from this program?

• Personal transformation through a sound
• Practice chanting & music as a sacred art
• Conduct rituals & chanting and study groups
• Access higher states of creativity and liberation through sound
• Learn innovative healing modalities to ‘open’ your voice through ancient breathing and sonorous yogic practices.
• Discover how certain sounds, musical intervals, scales, rhythms, and chants impact specific areas of the brain and the body
• Free oneself from any personal memory of vocal constraint empowering one’s confidence and the readiness to sing.
• Build a practice of chants and sounds that clear, tune, and stimulate the brain and the energy of the charkas.
• Identify ways to transform energy patters and emotional states.
• Learn how to employ musical instruments as healing tools,
• Realize which musical culture awakens your ancestral musical lineage
• Build professional collaborations/networking/ guidance/ tutoring
• Embody divinity through sound, enhancing vitality, and fostering a sense of well-being, openness, and love.
• Become a Certified Sound & Voice Practitioner

Who Should apply?
Musicians & singers, yoga practitioners, health care professionals, clinicians, singers, sound healers, somatic and music therapists, body workers and spiritual seekers

How can you apply this Program?
E-mail or Call to request a phone or personal interview
voxmundi@yahoo.com & (510) 595 0819

About the Program:

Like shamans, yogis, and mystics, today’s sound healing practitioners use sound, music, and the voice as gateways to transcendence and the exploration of consciousness. Integrating science with the wisdom of sacred and aboriginal sound practices, Silvia Nakkach and the Vox Mundi faculty lead participants in an exploration of the role of sound, voice, music, and intention in assisting psycho-spiritual insight and healing.

Merging sound and music therapy practices with the traditions of Indian, Tibetan, and Afro-Brazilian devotional chanting, students learn innovative forms of vocal improvisation, shamanic songs, and divine utterances. Participants will experience an innovative and unique cross-cultural model for using sound, voice, and music in contemporary therapies, with an emphasis on integration and spiritual renewal. In this fascinating seminars information meets inspiration towards a precise and powerful integration in the practitioner personal and professional practice.

With the fast emerging field of Sound and Music in Healing it becomes increasingly important to understand more about how sound and chanting can support therapeutic and growth processes. This program offers an in-depth study of the use of the voice, chanting, and the music of cultures that use sound to transform consciousness and realize healing. The Intensive Certificate is the only of this kind, providing the students with mindful, integral, and stimulating education in an optimum intimate environment for personal and professional development, learning about both practical and transcendental uses of sound, students will be able to go deeper into the experience of the transformative power of sound and the voice.

Using the voice to transform consciousness and promote healing, students will learn a selected repertoire of chants focus on distinct uses of sacred sound from Afro-Brazilian chant, Amazon healing songs, Indian ragas and mantras, and sonorous yogas (ancient yogic practices involving sound). Vocal improvisation, voice range and tone quality are also part of the curriculum of the intensive.

Discovering how through the practice and application of certain sounds, musical intervals and scales, rhythms and chants is possible to impact specific areas of the mind and the body, recognizing immediate ways to transform energy patters and emotional states.

Learning to cultivate familiarity with shamanic forms of vocal expressions and sonorous yogas, such as toning, tuning to the divine energy of seed syllables, invocation, mantras, medicine melodies and vocal meditation and to be able to incorporate these therapeutic practices in daily life and professional practice. Being the finest objective to experience divinity through sound and the devotional nature of sacred chant.

Providing an in-depth understanding of how the integration of chanting, movement and shamanic cosmology becomes a practice of personal empowering and inspiration, realizing improved vitality and spiritual liberation through sound.

Students will discover which musical culture opens personal doorways to open the voice and sing more, experiencing how group chanting encourages kindness and respect for other cultures, traditions and life.

Course Format and Activities

Lecture, discussion, experiential chanting, audition of selected discography, video and digital recording projects, written questionnaire reviews, home assignments and supervision, individual projects, including optional tutoring and internships.

Limited Space Available


contact the School via email at all times:
snakkach@cs.com and voxmundi@yahoo.com

- Admission Interview is Required -


If tuition is paid in full, a refund of 70%, less a $50 handling fee, will be issued if cancellation is received in writing 45 days prior to the program starting date. There is no refunds if only a deposit was received for any Study Abroad Program.

There is no refund if cancellation is received after 45 days prior to the program stating date, unless there is an emergency situation involved. In special cases, part of the tuition can be transferred to a similar program in future dates.


About Vox Mundi School of Sound and the Voice

It is an international project founded in 1988 by award-winning composer, former psychologist and voice-culturist Silvia Nakkach, it is the only organization of its kind devoted to researching, teaching, and preserving sacred and cross-cultural of vocal arts and music. Students study in depth the integrative use of sound, chant, and music to transform consciousness, to support healing processes, and as a spiritual practice, enhancing the connection between mind-body-spirit. The programs include; preservation of recordings of unusual vocal arts, performances, healing arts training, and study abroad programs to countries and cultures where sacred music is still a vital component of daily life, spirituality and community. Vox Mundi sponsors the internationally renowned Yoga of the Voice certificate training. The Vox Mundi Project and School is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with centers throughout the USA, Europe, Brazil, Argentina, and India. Vox Mundi is one of the few creative arts organizations today that supports the education and performance of secret arts and thousands of healing music artists, revitalizing the experience of music as a liberating spiritual practice.

Vox Mundi Project and School of Sound and the Voice
4053 Harlan St, #202, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
Phone/fax: 510-595 0819
e-mail: voxmundi@yahoo.com

Have questions about Yoga of the Voice Seminars and Certificate Training? Contact Vox Mundi Project

When & Where

The Voice Loft
4053 Harlan St
Emeryville, CA 94608

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

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