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Voice Jam with Looper + Sound Bath
Do you feel shy and have a fear of being judged when you try to sing ? Or perhaps you are a confident singer but feel like you could get freer and more creative with your voice ? Voice DNA is a workshop series that holds a fun, playful and non-judgemental space - where there is no good or bad voice, only opportunities to free and celebrate your natural voice. You don't need to be a singer to join. The workshop is actually more about sounding than singing - meaning that we let go of the pressure to perform and explore our voice as a vehicle of freedom, expression and wellbeing. Sessions are suitable for all levels, with a different theme each week. Have you ever tried playing with a looper ? It’s a lot of fun and a great tool to create exciting music on the spot. In this session of Voice DNA we will create circle songs by layering our voices on top of each other using a looper. You will also make friends with the mic and learn a bit of microphone technique. https://www.facebook.com/events/635175316939607/ * Free your natural voice * Build confidence * Play, have fun and be creative * Express your emotions through the voice * Release tension, relax and breathe deeply * Tune up with the aid of sound healing instruments such as singing bowls, shruti box and shamanic drum * Experience the joy of sounding in a group * Learn to calm your mind and be more spontaneous * Tap into the healing potential of your own voice “I've finally found my voice & now there's no stopping me!” Jane “Unlocks the voice's potential and releases inner energy, leading to an extraordinary private, yet shared experience. Very rare and special, truly recommended." Agata ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: ​Uran Apak is an inter-disciplinary artist and voice coach, helping people use their voice as a vehicle of change, personal growth and emotional healing. He holds an MA in Sonic Arts from Goldsmiths University and previously studied Comparative Literature. He has performed at The Barbican Centre, The Roundhouse, The Southbank Centre , toured the UK and abroad with his music projects and released four albums. He is an award winning songwriter and film composer. As a workshop leader he held voice workshops in community centres (Passing Clouds, The Hive), hospices (St. Joseph's Hospice), companies (Designit), festivals (Green Gathering, Vibrations of Anatolia) and yoga centres (MahaDevi Centre, Githa Yoga). He is currently running weekly workshops and offering private sessions in his home studio in Hackney. He studied with exceptional voice teachers such as Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon in New York; Mike King, Jenni Roditi and Michael Ormiston in London; Timur Selcuk in Istanbul and Bat-Oyun in Mongolia. On his journey of personal development he took various courses on yoga, tai-chi, aikido, sufism and sound healing. Uran has been helping people free their voice since 2005. www.uranapak.com ⁣🌹 🌻 🌷 🌿 🌵 🌾 🌼⁣ 👖 👖 👖 👖 👖 👖 👖 VENUE: Flat 1 Davina House 238A Dalston Lane LONDON E8 1LQ PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Hackney Downs Overground Station - which is 3 minutes walk from the flat - is a 9 minute journey from London Liverpool Street. (PLEASE NOTE: The flat is right above Pembury Tavern but it is a residential building. Please only press the bell of Flat 1 and be respectful of our neighbours. Welcome tea from 6:45 pm. The session starts at 7pm. Please arrive on time because we have a loud buzzer that will interrupt the session.) Cost: 15 pounds / 10 pounds if you bring a friend Concessions: 12 pounds (low income) Dress comfortably. Tea and nibbles will be provided. The duration of the workshop is 2 hours including the sound bath and an optional sharing circle afterwards. ⁣🌹 🌻 🌷 🌿 🌵 🌾 🌼⁣ 👖 👖 👖 👖 👖 👖 👖

Flat 1 Davina House

238A Dalston Lane E8 1LQ · London

£15.00

What we're about

Do you think that you don't have a good voice ? That you can't sing ? Do you feel shy and have a fear of being judged when you try to express yourself ? Or perhaps you are fairly confident but feel like you could get more creative with your voice ?

Shame, judgement and your own negative beliefs can stop you from discovering yourself, being creative, free, joyful and alive. Reconnecting with your inner child and learning to play again is the key to your freedom and creativity.

Voice DNA is a fun, playful and non-judgemental space where there is no good or bad voice, only opportunities to free and celebrate your natural voice.

Sessions are suitable for all levels. All sessions include a gentle sound bath where you’ll be invited to rest and relax in meditative soundscapes.

* Free your natural voice
* Build confidence
* Play, have fun and be creative
* Express your emotions through the voice
* Release tension, relax and breathe deeply
* Tune up with the aid of sound healing instruments such as singing bowls, shruti box and shamanic drum
* Experience the joy of sounding in a group
* Learn to calm your mind and be more spontaneous
* Tap into the healing potential of your own voice

“I've finally found my voice & now there's no
stopping me!” Jane

“Unlocks the voice's potential and releases inner energy, leading to an extraordinary private, yet shared experience. Very rare and special, truly recommended." Agata

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

Uran Apak is an alchemist of the voice, in search of a secret formula that will save the world by combining the inspiration of the heart with the intelligence of the mind.
He holds an MA in Sonic Arts from Goldsmiths University and previously studied Comparative Literature. He has performed at The Roundhouse, The Southbank Centre and toured the UK and abroad with his music projects and released four albums.
He studied with exceptional voice teachers such as Mike King, Jenni Roditi and Michael Ormiston in London, Timur Selcuk in Istanbul and Bat-Oyun in Mongolia. On his journey of self-discovery he took various courses on tai-chi, aikido, sufism, vocal improvisation, circle singing and sound healing.
Uran has been helping people find their voice since 2005.

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

Every Voice DNA session starts with a relaxing sound bath followed by an energetic vocal warm-up to prepare us for the journey. Then we do toning and breathing exercises, to forge a deep connection with the life within us and outside us. Once that connection is established we start sounding from our core, employing our creative energy and taking advantage of all the awareness that we cultivated. The ending comes as a celebration of voices as we have a jam session where each voice is free to contribute what they want to offer or you are very welcome to just stay silent and soak in the vibrations. We finish with an optional sharing circle.

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FAQ

But I can't sing ! Will I be able to join ?
Totally. Although I use my expertise in singing to help you use you voice in a healthy way, this workshop is not about singing in the classical sense. It is more about switching off the judgemental mind and making sounds that help you express, detox and relax. You might be totally out of tune but any sound that makes you feel good is welcome in the workshop.

I'm an experienced singer. Will I get anything out of this ?
Yes. You will learn to nurture your creativity and explore your unique expressions. You will forget about perfection for a while and learn to use your voice to connect with others in a playful way.

I'm not financially in a good place at the moment. Can I get a discount ?
Yes. There is a discounted fee of 10 pounds. This is the minimum I can offer at the moment to keep the workshops sustainable in London. It's a better investment than a couple of pints ! You will feel relaxed and have fun without the toxic side effects. However If you can't live without your pint we can visit the Pembury Tavern downstairs after the session. :)

I missed some of the sessions in the cycle, can I still join ?
Yes, even though the sessions work together in developing your voice from all perspectives, each session can be experienced by itself as separate module.

Are you sure ? I really can't sing. My music teacher/father/sister/partner told me that I have a bad voice.
Unfortunately a lot of people internalise negative comments about their voice in their formative years. Singing requires practice, you are using your body to make music so this requires some vocal muscle training. You can't expect to run a marathon and be great at it on your first attempt ! It can be traumatic to hear that you can't sing well from other people, it only means that somebody heard your untrained voice and made a judgemental and insensitive remark. The good news is that you can step out of this conditioning and Voice DNA offers you a non-judgemental space for you take that step.

This is very exciting ! I really want to explore my voice but I would feel shy in front of people. Do you do private sessions ?
Yes, please get in touch about my private sessions in a private message.

Can I pay at the door ?
Yes you can use the online payment above or pay in person after the session. Online payment is not obligatory but it helps me have an idea about the number of people attending and be better prepared :)

This all sounds fun but will I actually find my voice in one session ?
Your voice is already there, you don't need to find it ! It is more a matter of freeing your voice, which is an exciting journey by itself. Attending the sessions regularly will help you go on this journey and make you more confident in using your unique voice. But the sessions are designed to work on their own too. In one session you will set sail on this journey and take a step towards experiencing your free expression.

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Voice DNA follows a structure of 6 weekly cycles that explore the voice from different perspectives that complement each other.

Week 1: The Playful Voice
Week 2: The Listening Voice
Week 3: The Rhythmical Voice
Week 4: The Circular Voice
Week 5: The Lyrical Voice
Week 6: The Empowered Voice

You can now book all 6 sessions upfront with the discounted fee of 50 pounds. Payment available via PAYPAL (uranapak@gmail.com)

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