The singing circle is a tradition in many cultures dating back to prehistoric times. It was a way to come together in community, to take part in ceremony often entrancing the participants in a shared meditative, calming state. Singing was a way to express grief with or for the group such as in “keening” at a trauma, a death, or a funeral ceremony. Singing was also a non literate way to pass down history over generations or from one observer of an event to another who was not there. Singing can be an empowering action giving the singer a “voice.”
Whether you believe you have a “good voice” or feel like you “can’t carry a tune,” Singing Circles are often a healing experience. They can also be creative. A joyful and fun community of singers, can come together with the intention to explore vocal creativity, to get in touch with the authentic voice, and to find old or new ways to express themselves.
So experience a singing circle. Through simple breath work, toning, group improvisation and songs from around the world, you can have a chance to reclaim your birthright, your voice! Let’s sing ourselves into altered states, release emotions, convey old history, go to trance, or to uncharted territory. You can lead yourself to a deeper sense of your creative flow and expressive powers!