EnCHANTmentHow to use Chant, Drum, and Song in Ritual
Cost:$125.00 – $240.00 per person
Schedule:May 18 & 19, 10am-5pm
About this experience
Humans have been singing and calling out in devotion in ritual since the beginning of time and that call is both a yearning and an invitation. What holy longing calls your soul of expression up and out, with offerings and incantations to the Mysterious Ones?
In this class we will learn wonderful ways to work with rhythm, chant and song to create ritual magic and to feel a joyful, embodied connection with Source. We will learn 2 simple drum rhythms that can work with most chants, and we will explore ways to use rhythm as a profound magical energy raising tool.
We will also delve deeply into the powerful world of sound and singing as we learn about the science behind our voices and how singing has been an instrument of ritual from the beginning of time. We will learn some chants that have the power to enhance our magic and we will explore our own creative expression as ritualists through trance, movement, writing and song.
We are all possess creativity and our voices are our birthright. Will you dare explore the unknown in search of your imagination and inspiration? Will you dive into your own creative devotion and open to spirit as it flows into word, story and song?
This class is designed for folks wanting to gain musical ritual skills to enhance their lives. There is no prior experience necessary for this class however a familiarity with Reclaiming style ritual is helpful. If you have questions, please contact Rockmama to discuss your ritual experience. If you have always wanted to learn to drum or sing (even if you are shy or afraid to begin), this class is for YOU!
If you'd like to set up a payment plan or have questions about price, please contact the store, some scholarships are available. (916) 869-9154
You can also contact Chris@RockMama.com with questions, she is our Class/Events Coordinator at Rock Mama Gallery.
Suzanne Sterling is a musician, ritualist, and activist who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for over 25 years. She is founder of Voice of Change inspiring others to find their unique voice, and co-founder of Auricle Musicians Collective.
Suzanne has been featured teacher/performer at hundreds of international festivals and conference centers including Omega, Esalen, Wanderlust, Boomfest, LIB, Symbiosis, Yoga Journal and many more.
Since 2007 she has been training leaders in spiritual activism and social justice through her co-founded organization Off The Mat, Into the World. As director of the Seva Challenge, which raised over $4 million, she has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, Ecuador and Africa working in community resilience.
For over 30 years, she has worked with the International Reclaiming Community creating ritual, training teachers and offering yearlong Sacred Leadership trainings. She has released 5 solo albums and numerous DVD soundtracks. www.suzannesterling.com