Peia - Song of the Ancients Voice Workshop
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music. With the voice of a lark, Peia dances nimbly from Child Ballads and 17th C. Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs, and Bulgarian mountain calls. She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, laboring to honor their language and stories, while bringing a piece of herself to each song she carries.
During our time together we will explore:
*Somatic & Embodiment tools to unblock both the singing and speaking voice & liberate our inherent expression of beauty and vitality.
*Breath meditations and techniques to return to our natural breath cycle, which regulates the nervous system and helps to release trauma stored in the body.
*Practices to cultivate both resonance and volume without taxing or overworking the voice
*Vocal Warm Ups and tools to stretch the vocal range gently
*One Song from the Celtic Tradition that will connect us to the rituals and way of life of these ancient people.
It is said that at it’s height the Celtic culture stretched from as far South as Turkey to the North of Scotland & Ireland. If you have European blood running through your veins, there is a good chance that you share an ancestral connection to the Celtic Clans. This is an opportunity to dive into both the songs and the language of this ancient culture
Each one of us is gifted with a uniquely beautiful voice. Discover your true voice through an embodied practice, engaging natural breath and resonance techniques guided by Peia Luzzi. Learn to harness the power of your breath, deepen and expand your breath capacity and sing from your core. Unlock the natural resonance of your voice and learn to direct sound, and move it through the body as well as the room. Working with tools from the ancient Indian alchemy of Raga we will enter a deeply meditative practice known as ‘The Yoga of Sound.’ We also gain deeper understanding of the physical workings of the voice from Vocal Pedagogy (the science of the voice) and learn to sing with grace, power, flexibility and ease.
The First part of the workshop focuses on vocal embodiment and cultivation tools while the second part implements the tools via the learning of a song from the Celtic tradition.
“My journey with world folk song traditions began many years ago while studying Opera at New England Conservatory in Boston. Much to the dismay of my Opera professors, I found myself enthralled with the alluring beauty and mystery of traditional folk music. This fascination, along with a bit of old Irish wanderlust, poised me for a journey that led me to seek lost culture and reconnect with the songs of my ancestors in ancient Europe.” – Peia
Workshop will run 3 hours 3PM-6PM
We will be outside at Stowel Lake, please dress warmly. In the event of rain, we will move inside to the barn.
Bring a light Snack
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Workshop time 3 hours
Bring Tea or a snack