Free and Empower your Voice
From Friday 10 January 2020 -  09:00pm
To Sunday 12 January 2020 - 05:00pm

Golden Bridges Voice Work by Dr. Ekaterina Valeeva-Farrington

IMG 5639 2 You want to enjoy the real quality of your voice given to you by nature? You want to sound confident? You want to develop stress resilience at emotionally challenging jobs? Try the unique methodology bridging Western Voice Science and Eastern Contemplative Practices, carefully elaborated by Dr. Ekaterina Valeeva-Farrington.

This method is designed to help body, voice and mind to rid itself of unnecessary tension and to manifest the beautiful qualities of its natural state. These body, breath and voice techniques for tension release can bring the following benefits: develop vocal capacities, free your natural voice, enrich voice with harmonics, the feeling of a centred voice inside your body, allowing you to share it with the audience at the appropriate level of projection in a conscious and powerful way, and to feel the sense of empowerment while speaking to your audience.

These methods are designed both as quick aid solutions and long term building up vocal stamina. You will also learn about vocal hygiene and vocal safety that could protect you from developing hoarseness, constriction and strain. We will briefly touch on how to support ageing voice. You could then use these skills in your daily and professional life, when you have to speak. Besides that, mastering your relationship with voice could help you deepen your practice, because when we sing along with movement and/or visualization, vocal vibrations can expand throughout the body and have potentiality to activate energy points.

Dr Ekaterina Valeeva-Farrington holds a MA (1999) and PhD degree (2006) in Linguistics and Literature from Saint-Petersburg State University, and a MA (2016) in Voice Studies from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. In addition to this formal education at western universities, she experienced full immersion in study and practice of Traditional Tibetan Medicine from 2006-2012, and is now a qualified practitioner in the areas of external therapies and application of astrology to medical practice.  She studied under renowned Tibetan doctors Nida Chenagtsang, Phuntsok Wangmo, Mägmaar Suuren and specialist in Astrology; Lama Lobsang Darji. Her main Teacher in overall Tibetan Buddhist Studies since 2006 was Choegyal Namkhai Norbu.

Dr Valeeva-Farrington now combines her knowledge of linguistics, phonetics, accent work, vocal anatomy and physiology with Tibetan medical and contemplative practices to produce a rich curriculum of methods related to vocal health and the healing power of voice work. This combined approach that builds bridges between western and eastern methods presents an enhanced path toward vocal health, unlocking the throat chakra and achieving deep relaxation in the essential anatomical structures that are used in production of a balanced voice.

Dr Valeeva-Farrington currently works as a voice teacher in London and an independent researcher in voice studies.


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10 to 12 January 2020

Morning sessions: 09:30h - 12:30h


Not IDC member -> 50€
Ordinary IDC member -> 40€
Sustaining IDC member -> 25€
Meritorious IDC member -> 10€

All donations contribute to maintenance and development of Dzamling Gar project. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds   The course will be also accessible by Zoom - indicate that you would like to connect in the registration form (choose online participation)