|In this elegant retreat, we move in cycles of meditation – dance, song, silence along with mystic practices that serve to cleanse, heal and revitalize your entire being. Come relax, let-go and be transformed in beauty and abundance. Create songs that genuinely reflect your individuality and inner experience. Open the way for your creativity and self-expression to flourish in all facets of your life. This retreat is held in silence except during singing and session processes. Treat yourself. You're worth it.
Be part of an inspiring afternoon of music...
Get your tickets now for June 12, 2:30-5:00 pm
Medicine Voice Concert & Singing Sangha
Nevada City, CA
All voices welcome! Join us in song for an inspiring afternoon of music, magic, and divine mischief in the beautiful Temple of Song nestled in the Sierra Foothills 3 miles from Nevada City. Maniko and 7 other women will sing original songs from the newly released "Gift of Truth - Medicine Voice" album along with chants and mantras. These are songs that have been born through the transformation and creativity that arise from a meditative, loving consciousness during Maniko's annual Song, Silence & Soul Sanctuary Retreats. With special guest, the fabulous multi-instrumentalist Robert Powell. Drinks and appetizers will be served after the concert. Come and enjoy the magical Yuba river before or after the concert. Out of town folks, inquire about over night accommodations.
You are the Gift of Truth.
ALL Proceeds from the concert and CD sales will be donated to the non-profit Impact a Village which supports education and healing in villages around the world.
Deep listening brings intuition, insight and creativity...
"Space is sound too." ~ Prince
Deep listening is among the most intimate experiences we can have. When we listen deeply our presence is spacious and available. With this, the most beautiful thing happens...souls meet and merge in full connection. This is true not just with humans or animals, it is true universally in all dimensions. When we bring our full consciousness and sensitivity to listening, our capacity for connection transcends limitations and barriers. Listen to the open sky and feel what happens, or to a tree or a rock, listen to the sound of light moving across water. This kind of deep listening is the birthplace of all song and poetry and is a powerful pathway to wholeness, happiness and mystical communion.
Sadly, with so much noise (and a host of other good reasons, chief among them is trauma) in our world, too many of us have shut down our hearing. When we diminish our capacity to hear we also diminish our capacity to feel. When we diminish our capacity to feel, our aliveness and sense of connection suffers incredibly. Herein lies the core of the healing and transformation that I have worked with for decades. If you can speak, you can sing. The transformation is magnificent. It is scary and wonderful. It is powerful and utterly freeing. All your senses come alive, including insight, intuition and creativity.