To search for one’s real voice means to live from the inside out, not the outside in. It means finding one’s own inner compass instead of imitating heroes. As Parker J. Palmer writes: “before you tell your life what truths and values you want to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody”. The risk of a common “outside in” approach to mapping one’s personal values is that our efforts to express ourselves and build our way in life can remain separated from the roots of who we are. Going back to the roots, looking at the basic questions like: “who am I”, “what do I care for”, “how am I present in my environment”, and “where am I going”, is where our understanding of values emerges from, when rooted in embodied experience of resonance. That’s why during this workshop we aim to go back to the roots, and we approach this subject not only through a reflective inquiry into these basic questions but also through turning attention to the body and the voice as the most direct and immediate human expressions. Body has a sense of coherence and inner integrity — that’s where we find our inborn compass, our unique voice. We follow the inquiry through a variety of voice exercises, movement, writing, individual and group reflection. This workshop can be offered in a short version of 4h sprint, or as a longer 2-days workshop.
Option: Lunch, prepared by the chef and food designer from our team, reflecting the subject of the workshop: focus on the questions of voice and sound, exploring what it means when it comes to food.
Impressions from workshops in Berlin cocreation.loft, Burg Galerie im Volkspark, Studio für Gesang
Cover image by Vanessa Rodegher