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Rise Up Singing Weekend of January 19-21, 2018

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If I cannot fly, let me sing. –Stephen Sondheim
Singing is one of the most accessible pathways to an unlimited, joyful life force. Lisa G. Littlebird cultivates a supportive playground of group harmony and sound, teasing out an easy, authentic connection to yourself and others. Through gentle invitations, vocal practices, body movement, exploratory songwriting, and a repertoire of more than 400 oral-tradition songs to choose from, she invites singers to expand and delight in the full potential of their voices. Her style is shaped by more than twenty-five years of vocal training and rooted in compassionate awareness practices. She is a Big Sur resident and has been leading singing classes at Esalen for more than a decade. This workshop is designed for singers of all abilities and levels of experience, including no experience or negative experience in need of healing. Come prepared to find your voice (and not just your singing voice!), explore your capacities with curiosity, contribute your spirit in our co-created circle, and collect songs and tools to nourish your well-being and enrich your life.


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