Silvia Nakkach|Thomas Shivananda Amelio: Awakening Sacred Power Through Sound at 1440 Multiversity

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Awakening Sacred Power Through Sound

Sound Healing Skills to Trance-Form the World

April 25 - 28, 2019

Thursday - Sunday, 3 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

In these times that conspire to divide us, there is a force that unifies—healing sound. Music and mantra, often overlooked in the West, have for centuries been a powerful means to overcome imbalances and elevate consciousness. They play a pivotal role in our individual and collective r-evolution.

Join sound savants and world-class musicians Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, and Thomas Shivananda Amelio to explore the alchemical capacity of sound—how your voice contains the power to protect and clear minds—yours and those of all who listen. The focus of this weekend workshop will be on healing sound as a powerful tool for social transformation.

With special emphasis on the Sanskrit mantras, including powerful one-syllable Beej (seed) mantras of the yoga tradition, you will explore:

  • How mantra awakens prana (life force) to engender healing in self and others
  • The different kinds of mantras (purifying, wish-fulfilling, nurturing, healing, and enlightening)
  • The basic alphabet and “language” of the chakras (subtle energy centers)
  • The role of awareness and breath, mudra (hand seals), bandha (energy “locks”), and kumbhak (breath suspension)
  • The role of chitta (consciousness) and how to read your own and others’ subtle bodies to aid in energetic healing.

Also experience the emotional magic that comes from singing the icaros of the Peruvian Amazon, and gather an original repertoire of medicine melodies from indigenous traditions of Brazil, Tibet, Africa, and India that can be implemented in shamanic, psychotherapy, and sound healing sessions.

Now’s the time to develop your own personal sound and healing practice and learn how to offer sound meditation and healing to others.

Note: On Saturday evening the presenters and the workshop students will be giving a musical offering open to the public on The Emotional Magic of Medicine Melodies.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT

    Grammy®-nominated music master, healing arts devotee

    Silvia Nakkach is a Grammy®-nominated composer and a pioneer in the field of sound and consciousness transformation.  She is a sought-after educator, vocal artist, author, and a former music psychotherapist.

    Silvia has served on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies where she created the premier certificate program on sound, voice and music in the healing arts offered by a major academic institution. She is also the founding director of the international Vox Mundi School of the Voice. For more than 30 years Silvia studied North Indian classical music under the direction of the late Ali Akbar Khan, and various masters of the Art of Dhrupad singing.

    She is a coauthor of Free Your Voice: Awaken to Life Through Singing. She has released 15 albums of music drawing on elements ranging from contemporary avant-garde to ancient Indian ragas, creating a language of her own. She travels extensively and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    Thomas Shivananda Amelio

    Singer-songwriter, yoga scholar

    Thomas Shivananda Amelio first learned yoga as a young child from his father. In his teens he continued his practice, and studied yogic disciplines and philosophy intensely in India, where he edited Swami Rajarshi Muni’s classic, Yoga: The Ultimate Spiritual Path.

    A founding member and senior teacher at Kripalu for over 35 years, he has taught thousands of classes on meditation, mantra, self-inquiry, Vedic understanding, and yoga philosophy around the world.

    Thomas Shivananda serves as president emeritus of the New York Open Center in New York City, a premier educational organization for programs and classes in the field of holistic learning and world culture. He is also a certified professional coach and sees clients privately.

    He is a singer-songwriter, with a solo CD, Inner Quest, and the jazz-pop-World-Music fusion CD Shakti Fusion put out by his eight-piece band of the same name. His latest CDs are Mantra Darshan, Vedic and Tantric invocations for meditative absorption, and the upcoming Infinite Om.

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  • Why Attend
    • In a time fraught with stress and division, sacred sound is a powerful medicine—transform emotions, elevate consciousness, and expand your spiritual practice through the use of ancient chanting and song, drawing upon centuries of scientific knowledge.

    • Experience the profound bliss and joy of hearing two world-renowned singers in an intimate and up-close format—learn from two masters whose voices and knowledge are sought after around the world.

    • Tune in to the healing potential of sound, voice, and silence. This workshop adds a new dimension to the therapeutic repertoire of musicians, healthcare professionals, healers, yogis, creatives, and spiritual teachers. Learn key mantras for specific purposes.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience level 

    None required.

    Things to Bring

    A recording device

    Recommended Reading

    Free Your Voice: Awaken to Life Through Singing, by Silvia Nakkach and Valerie Carpenter. Colorado: Sound True, 2012.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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