Healing Voice Workshop with Jill Purce

Conscious Living Workshop

Healing Voice Workshop with Jill Purce

The Transformative Power of Sound

Friday, Sep 7, 2012, 5:00 PM –
Sunday, Sep 9, 2012, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Jill Purce
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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What happens when you merge the power of the soul with the sound of your voice?

Liberate your voice, your heart, and your mind in an uplifting exploration of breathing, chanting, mantra and sonic meditations, sacred chants, trance healing, and shamanic ceremony. Discover and understand the power your voice has to free you from the fetters of negative thought patterns and anxieties. Develop breath and sound in ways that set parts of the body and mind into resonance while discovering the healing capacity of sonic massage.

Working with ancient vocal purification practices learn to cleanse and tune the chakras and experience the nature of the radiant body. Enter subtle dimensions of reality through magical voice techniques, Mongolian and Tibetan overtone chanting. Work with powerful sonorous ritual to safely give up redundant parts of yourselves. Working with the voice as one of the most effective ways to empower your life, balance the mind and body, and ultimately achieve enlightenment, freeing the voice to find physical health and emotional joy and spiritual ecstasy.

Appropriate for all levels, including clinicians, wellness practitioners, and those wanting to teach or to bring music into their soul. No vocal ability necessary. For musicians and non-musicians alike, for sound healers who want to train with the international pioneer of sound healing, and individuals longing to share their voice and soul in sonorous spiritual community.


Today, Jill Purce is Britain’s best-known musical healer. ~ Country Living

At the workshop the real magic took place when Jill Purce demonstrated the overtone chanting which was to become the focus of the weekend. This makes audible the natural spectrum of the voice so that flute-like harmonics are heard rising above the single note. It was a celestial sound, ethereal and haunting and far more impressive than any trick of conjuring or ventriloquism I have ever seen. More extraordinary was when we were each shown how we, too could make such sounds. By the end of the weekend I studied the faces of the group and was convinced by her methods; everyone looked relaxed and claimed to feel both euphoric and calm. ~ The Observer

JILL PURCE is internationally recognized as the pioneer of the sound healing movement and has been teaching all over the world for the last 40 years. She discovered ancient vocal techniques, the power of group chant, and the spiritual potential of the voice as an instrument for healing and meditation. Author of The Mystic Spiral and Overtone Chanting Meditations, she guides non-singers as well as international opera performers in their pursuit of the lost voice. She lives in London with her husband Rupert Sheldrake and their two sons.

Registration fees include program and 6 freshly prepared meals Friday supper thru Sunday lunch. Onsite lodging is extra, $75 per person per night Shared Room and $99 per night Single Room.

  • $450 EarlyBird Fee through August 15, 2012
  • $475 Regular Fee thereafter

Sign-ups within 72 hours of the workshop will be on a space-available basis and will incur a $30 Administration Fee, so please register early.

4:00—5:45 PM Check in
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30—9:30 PM Session 1: Contextualizing the work; sound as a bridge; breath yogas; invocation and experience of mantra; intro to overtones and tuning.

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 2: Background and history of healing voice; breathing; awareness; experiential--certain aspects of the voice; intro to theory and practice of overtone chanting.
12:30 PM Lunch
2:30—5:45 PM Session 3: Techniques of overtone chanting; theory and practice of mantra; voice and healing.
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30—9:30 PM Session 4: Vocal sound, chant, names; ritual; vocal yogic practice.

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 5: Experiential—sound; space; overtones; harmonics; vocal practices.
12:15 PM Evaluation
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is on Friday from 4 - 5:45 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by lunchtime on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

CE Credits
13.5 Continuing Education Credits are available for a processing fee of $25.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952-9524), sponsor of this program, certifies that this continuing education workshop meets the criteria for Continuing Education Credit for:

  • Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers — The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3885
  • Nurses — The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider #10318

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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