Pinksterweekend 2019

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Optredens & Workshops Boventoonzang - Healing Voice

Program Nestor & Michele June 2019

This page gives you an overview of the activities that Nestor Kornblum & Michele Averard will be presenting in Belgium in June 2019.

Nestor Kornblum & Michele Averard are the founders of The Association of Sound Therapy, based in Spain. Both are famous Sound Therapists. Nestor is a worldwide acclaimed Overtone singer and teacher. Michele is a very succesful singer/songwriter and facilitator of women's groups.

For more information on Nestor & Michele, click here

Friday June 7 2019, 20h00 - 21h30 -  Concert 'Sacred Sounds'

The concert takes place in the church of Millgem (Ranst), a well-known energy place where several Ley lines cross.
A concert unlike any other concert you have experienced before!

The combination of overtone chant, acoustic instruments & voice takes you to an enchanting realm.

During this healing, meditative and very relaxing musical experience Nestor & Michele will bring traditionals, mantras & sacred chants, but also their own compositions.

Their voices will be accompanied by ritual and traditional acoustic instruments; such as Native American flute, monochord, tampura, drum, kalimba, ocean drum etc.

All practical info, see below

Saturday June 8 & Sunday June 9 2019, 10h00 - 18h00 - Workshop "Free your Voice, Heal your Life!'

"Our voice is the expression of who we are. It is the source of communication and the vehicle for transmitting our beliefs, our needs and our desires. It is what brings into form and coherence our emotions. Contained within our voice are our innermost secrets and intimate thoughts..." - Michele Averard

In this intensive workshop, Michele and Mieke will guide you through a process of discovery and expression of your very own, authentic voice.
Through practical exercises, you will free your own voice and discover its tremendous healing power on the emotional, mental and physical levels of your being.

Based on more than 20 years of experience as a sound healer, singer-songwriter​, performer​ and workshop facilitator, Michele developed a unique method for freeing your healing voice, which she has combined in her book 'Free your Voice, Heal your Life' (published in 2012). 
Her techniques for freeing and developing your healing voice, help you to clean and release blockages that no longer serve you, and heal conditionings that have limited your ability to experience yourself as the Miracle of Life you truely are.

​Mieke is a multiligual workshop facilitator, singer and sound healer. Inspired and mentored by Michele and other teachers​, she developed her own  
unique approach to freeing the voice​. She specialise​s​ in natural voice techniques, mantras​, ancient songs​ and healing affirmations. 
​ Her holistic approach - combining free, nonlexical vocal expression with intentional vocal expression through language and song - invites you to explore your healing voice in all its powerful dimensions: 'Speak your truth, sing your heart out!'​
 
Workshop topics: 
  • the healing power of Sound and Voice
  • connection between voice and body: movement - activation - expression 
  • natural breathing as a support for the voice
  • explore your voice and find your natural register
  • expression through vowel sounds, 'toning' and 'intoning'
  • combining sound with intention for healing
  • connection between voice and emotions​: free your voice from old blockages and programming
  • ​h​armonise and b​alance the chakras and subtle bodies with the voice
  • explore your name as your mantra
  • the power of voice and language: intentional syllables, words, affirmations and mantras, sponken and sung
  • ​​song circle: ​enjoy chants and songs from all over the world
IMPORTANT! No musical knowledge or singing experience is required for this workshop! Anyone can participate.​

Over the past 10 years, Michele and Mieke have been working and performing together extensively, in workshops, retreats, sound journeys and concerts in Belgium and Spain.​

All practical info, see below

Sunday June 9 2019, 20h00 - 21h30 - Sound journey

A very pure experience of the healing power of sound. 

All participants will be comfortable on the mats and cushions they bring themselves, while Nestor & Michele - attuned to the energy needed - will go round and "bathe them in sound".


Nestor & Michele will sing overtones, play instruments such as Tibetan bowls, gongs, drums, kalimba, monochord etc. They create a sphere of energy and sound which is each time different, but every time very powerful.

Some people even get to see power animals and symbols during their journey in sound. 

Most important of all is that you travel towards the within and immerse yourself totally in the power of sound.


All practical info, see below

Monday June 10 2019 - Workshops "Overtone Chant / Harmonics"


What overtone chant is and what it can do energetically, you can read here.

For an example of overtone chant, see the videos.

10h00 - 13h30: Overtone Chant - beginners

During this workshop Nestor teaches you 2 basic overtone singing techniques.

Afterwards you will be able to recognise and produce overtones yourself.

 

You do not need any singing or musical experience for this workshop.

Everybody can learn these techniques.


All practical info, see below

14h30 - 18h00: Overtone Chant - semi-advanced & advanced

The afternoon is for people who already followed an overtone workshop with Nestor and want to refine there overtone chant.
 
You can also register for this workshop if you followed the beginners workshop in the morning.

 

Nestor will give you practical, individual and group assistance in refining your overtone singing. 

The group will be divided in semi-advanced & advanced overtone singers.

For the semi-advanced group Nestor will provide exercises to:
  • Increase breath control
  • Improve the clarity of the Overtones
  • Raise the volume and  increase the power of the Overtones
  • Those who have just completed the morning session will receive a few "personal visits" during the course to give personalized advice, according to each person's needs or proficiency.

For the Advanced Group:
  • Same as the above and Nestor will also include more advanced technical exercises including some of his hard- earned "secrets"
  • Singing with another person and in a group.
  • Transmitting energy and feeling through the Overtone singing.

 

All practical info, see below

Practical information

Friday June 7 2019 - Concert Sacred Sounds

- 20:00 - 21:30  (doors: 19:45)

- €18 (€25 at the door)

- location: Church of Millegem (Ranst), Sint Antoniusstraat (corner with Groenenbroekstraat), Ranst

what to bring: no need to bring anything


Saturday June 8 & Sunday June 9 2019 - 2day workshop 'Free your Voice, Heal your Life'

- both days from 10:00 - 18:00 (doors: 09:45)

-  €175

- free copy of Micheles book + CD 'Free your Voice, Heal your Life'

- location: Steiner school Lier (see below) 

what to bring: something to take notes, meditation cushion (or sthg else to sit on), lunch and drinks (coffee, tea and water are provided during the breaks) - tip: wear comfortable clothes
 

Sunday June 9 2019 - Sound Journey

 - 20:00 - 21:30  (doors: 19:45)
- €30 (€35 at the door)
- location: Steiner school Lier (see below)
what to bring: yoga mat & blanket + pillow/cushion

Monday June 10 2019 - workshops Overtone Chant

-10:00 - 13:30 (doors: 09:45)  - workshop 'Overtone Chant - beginners' 

- €65

- free digital copy of Nestors book + CD 'Overtone Chant, the Practical Guide'

- location: Thuis in Jezelf, J.E. Claeslaan 1 - Nijlen (next to Lier)

what to bring: something to take notes, meditation cushion (or sthg else to sit on), lunch and drinks if you stay for the afternoon workshop too (coffee, tea and water are provided during the morning break) - tip: wear comfortable clothes


If you follow the morning and afternoon workshop you get a discount and pay only €115 in stead of €130


- 14:30 - 18:00 (doors: 14:15)  - workshop 'Overtone Chant - semi-advanced & advanced'

-  €65

- free digital copy of Nestors book + CD 'Overtone Chant, the Practical Guide'

- location: Thuis in Jezelf, J.E. Claeslaan 1 - Nijlen (next to Lier)

what to bring: something to take notes, meditation cushion (or sthg else to sit on), something to drink if needed (coffee, tea and water are provided during the break) - tip: wear comfortable clothes

Location
Steiner school Lier

The workshop Free your Voice, Heal your Life and the Sound Journey will take place in the Steiner school in Lier,

Mallekotstraat 43

2500 Lier (near Antwerp, Belgium).


Lier is very accessible by public transport from any airport or train station.


The concert will take place in the Church of Millegem (Ranst).

Sint Antoniusstraat (corner with Groenenbroekstraat)

2520 Ranst (near Antwerp, Belgium)

Sleeping accommodation

The school does not offer the possibility to stay overnight.
But via Tourism Lier (click here) or airbnb (click here) you can certainly find a nice place for a reasonable price.
The city of Lier is not so big (everything is within walking distance). It is very picturesque and a very pleasant place to visit with lots of nice restaurants and pubs.

Information and registration

mail: info@thuisinjezelf.be

tel: +32 (0)3 366 46 16

Registrations are only final after payment by bank transfer to: Mieke Polfliet, J.E. Claeslaan 1, 2560 Nijlen - IBAN BE56 7330 5564 5088 / BIC KREDBEBB

please state clearly: the name of the participant(s) and the title of the activity/activities you will be participating in


Cancellations and refunds:

  • cancellation up till 1 month before start date = 100% refund
  • cancellation between 1 month - 1 week before start date = 50% refund
  • cancellations within a week before start date = no refund.


Discounts  

if you follow the Free your Voice 2 days workshop you get:
  •  a discount on the price of the Sound Journey on Sunday evening; you pay only €20 (instead of €30)
  •  + an additional discount on the concert; you pay only €15 (instead of €18/€25)

if you follow the 2 Overtone workshops on Monday you get:
  • a discount of €15 on the combined workshop prices; you only pay €115 instead of €130
  • a discount on the price of the Sound Journey on Sunday evening; you pay only €25 (instead of €30)
  •  + an additional discount on the concert; you pay only €15 (instead of €18/€25)

if you follow all the workshops (Saturday, Sunday and Monday whole day) you get:
  • a discount on the combined Overtone workshop prices; you only pay €115 instead of €130
  • a discount on the price of the Sound Journey on Sunday evening; you pay only €15 (instead of €30)
  •  + an additional discount on the concert; you pay only €15 (instead of €18/€25)

Children (-16 year) pay only €20 in pre-sale (in stead of €30) for the Sound Journey. At the door there will be no discount.
Attention: out of respect for all the other participants, we ask you not to bring your child(ren)/baby if he/she/they cannot stay quiet (with our apologies, but we hope you understand)


If you, after following one of the workshops, register for the Sound Healer Course 2018 in Belgium, you get €50 discount of on the Course fee.

All info about the Sound Healer Course in Belgium (in English) you can find by clicking here.