Our voices are the amplifiers of our words, a reflection of our inner world, and the clearest medium to communicate with one another. Unfortunately, usually due to trauma, many of us have quieted or entirely suppressed our throat chakra and thus the ability to express our heart’s wish.
The Yoga of Voice aims to unlock the potential of our words, sounds, and songs by guiding participants through exercises in pranayama, mantra, and collective singing. We will explore vocal techniques that range from jazz, blues, world music and circle singing, practicing deep listening to ourselves and each other.
By creating a safe vocal container, participants will develop the ability to confidently and vulnerably express the words, songs, and truth that often remains unexpressed. The workshop will explore our greatest sonic potential, harnessing the power of the voice to activate the music in our bones; to know the rhythm of our heart beats and remember ourselves as "Human Instruments” once again.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama once told an audience at the Beacon Theatre: “without the Buddha’s speech, we would not have these teachings.”
Wednesday May 16 | 7:30 - 9:30pm
$25 in advance | $30 day of
$20 advance for members
Nick Demeris is a two time TEDx participant (speaker and host), actor in Tony-award winning musicals, singer, rapper, beat boxer, musical facilitator and an all out instigator of spontaneous joy, turning audiences into orchestras all around the globe.
Nick is a singer, composer and teaching artist at Carnegie Hall in New York City, where he works with professional musicians, student musicians and young people in the juvenile justice system, to improvise, write, produce, and record original music. He recently co-created (as a member of the Moving Star Vocal Ensemble) and reprised the title character in OTOYOTOY, an opera conceived and performed at Carnegie Hall and around New York City
Nick travels the globe performing original music and teaching #humaninstruments workshops at retreats and conferences internationally. In the last two years alone he has toured this work to China, Guatemala, Australia,New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, India, Denmark, Portugal, Colombia, and all across the U.S.
Nick works with companies to implement the practice of innovating through singing, play, and improvisation, as well as developing original content (commercials, songs and scripts) for brands and universities that include: the Big Quiet, Ogilvy & Mather, Spotify, the Huffington Post, Buzz Feed, Guild Mortgage, Accept Email, the University of Chicago, University of Denver, University of Minnesota, University of Ottawa and Sesame Street.