Listen here for an extract from an interview where Ayla Shares her vision and describes the 'Song of the Soul' Workshop
Ayla’s has spent many years travelling and studying with indigenous traditions across the world, learning from them about the medicine and healing power of the voice and the mystery of sound. A passionate carrier of traditional songs and indigenous wisdom with a vision to inspire others to find their soul and hearts expression, inner guidance and earth connection using the power of sound and voice. She expresses her passion through her music, spiritual ceremonies, Workshops/Retreats, Women’s ‘Womb initiation’ work, one -to-one voice coaching, Drum Reiki, Sound Healing and Cacao ceremonies.
'The purpose of music is for you to become who you are, to bring what is inside of you into play, to spin a vibrating thread through you into the world, to spark life...'
'If you enter sound deeply enough, you break open into that world, the soul world, where universal music comes from. The gift of sound is that it guides you back to that place'
'SONG OF THE SOUL'
Each one of us carries our unique soul voice, a powerful and beautiful tool of expression gifted to us to connect and communicate with life. The Song of our soul is the intimate expression of our true nature, the spontaneous sound of our spirit. To truly sing is a journey of remembering, getting out of the mind, and trusting in ourselves as we surrender to the spirit of sound in us.
Our voice is the only instrument created by God, it is our connection to the truth of our being and to the prayer that we carry. We were born to sing.
This workshop is held as a ceremonial journey of deep discovery; unveiling our naked and untamed voice and awakening the power and free expression of our Souls song. We do not 'learn to sing', instead we unlearn and release the judgement, fears and blockages that hold us back from something that is our nature, so that we are able to get out of the way and 'be sung' as the hollow flute.
This is a special opportunity to experience this journey in the sacred space of a Tipi in the stunning nature of Eagle Road Retreat centre. All ancient traditions have used their voices to communicate with nature and sing in harmony with the song of creation. In this intimacy with nature, we are able to connect to the spirit of life and the spirit within us from where our sacred sound is born and allow the elements to sing through us as we open our voice to the song of the earth and return it as our offering of gratitude
The journey is held by the guidance and teachings of ancient sacred ways and Ritual that remind us what it truly means to sing; together we will remember how to use song as tribal people have done for millennia, to connect to the source and speak with the spirit of life, to celebrate, to pray and to give flight to our intentions and dreams, so that we can step deeper into our soul purpose in this life.
Our voice brings us immediately into connection with ourselves, each other and the profundity of the present moment. We will be weaving between sound and silence, resting in the stillness from where our sound comes from; in doing so we return to the source of Life itself. This is a Journey of coming home to ourselves, our body is our portal, our Voice is our tool, our silence is our home.
This workshop is open for all those who feel the call to sing. Absolutely no experience necessary 🙏
- Learn different exercises to liberate your voice and learn how to use the voice as a tool for healing, communication and free expression.
- Explore harmonies and improvisation
- Learn traditional-global-tribal-Accapella songs and chants
- Play with drum/rattle
- Womb/Hara toning and activation
- Explore vocal channeling of the elements of nature
- Connect to the Earth energies using our breath, voice and vibration
- Work with traditional rituals that support us to ignite our authentic inner connection to the song within our own being and to focus our offering and intentions.
- Unveil the unique Song and Sounds of your Soul
- Learn how to use sound and vibration for healing oneself and one another
- Drum journey
- Fire and Water Ceremony
- Space of rest, meditation and nourishment with stillness, silence and sound
'The key is for listening for your guidance, the inner part of you that knew this all along. When you can connect with your guidance there are sparks of recognition, you can feel them from the inside. What begins as fireflies is finally a beacon. The sound of your music becomes a beacon leading to itself.'
"I thought the workshop would be a ceremony in honoUr to the melodic attributes of our voice. Turns out it was much more.
What Ayla had us do was to dig deep, deep into our very core Essence and sing the tune of words and emotions that we found meaningful to us. No thinking, no analysing, just pure, Intuitive expression.
The SOUNDS that filled the room. They were beautiful. Raw, wild, ancient, savage, mild, celestial.
I have never sung like that before. Notes I didnt think I could hit. Melodies I wouldn't conjure up on my own. I certainly didnt carry the song - it certainly carried me.
Just like visual art, music crosses dimensions. It is already there. The Song. All we have to do is being the Mediators. The Open Channel."
"Ayla is a remarkable creative and a beautifully authentic Being. Not only does she sing like an angel, she teaches from the Source of all things, drawing sound from stillness and weaving the sacred with passion, depth and true heart. To attend a ceremony, a song workshop
or a ceremonial concert with her is to enter a truly Divine embrace that will not be forgotten."
"An experience of beautiful heart connection through the calling of our souls song and ritual, sacred practices that leaves you with an open heart and a thriving for life to have more of the gifts that were given "
"An exceptional experience. We were invited to join with Ayla warmly and honestly. She spoke from a place of stillness and deep connectivity and everyone fell comfortably into expressing themselves in interesting ways"
"The most beautiful experience of connection, divine voices and blissfulnes. The whole weekend was a journey for the soul and a connection to the Divine.