Singing for Transformation
Global Harmonies provides workshops to promote individual, community and global transformation through singing & voice work. Singing is extremely beneficial in terms of physical and mental health, building teams and community, experiencing connection to others, to empower and bring out previously silenced voices, to inspire and uplift and more. If you have ever longed to sing in a safe, welcoming space, about issues that are important and to feel that you are expressing your need for a better world, please check out some of Global Harmonies offerings for this coming year.
Coming up in early 2019 is a Women’s Harmony Eco-Retreat in Sli na Bande sustainability centre in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow on 25-27th January. This workshop is about singing, sisterhood, sustainability, self-care and nurturing your sense of spirituality. It will be an amazing way to get through the winter and to really look after yourself with like-minded women, eat well and sing, move, chant and chat for a whole weekend. For info and booking see https://globalharmonies.com/bookings/womens-harmony-retreat/
There is also an evening course starting on 17 January 2019- ‘LifeSong: Singing to Connect People & Planet’ . See https://globalharmonies.com/evening-class/. This class will take place from 7pm-8.30pm on Thursday nights at the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2. Date are: course One: Thurs 17 Jan – 28 Feb (7 weeks), course Two: 7 Mar – 18 Apr (7 weeks) & course Three: 2 May – 13 June (7 Weeks). Each course costs €70, with discounts for booking all three. This course is for anyone who loves singing or wants to sing more, and especially those who long to connect to themselves and to others. It will be of huge benefit to people who find meaning in values such as cooperation, empathy and nature, and want to find creative ways of expressing these concepts.
There are also once-off occasional half-day Saturday workshops in Blackrock. Co.Dublin. They are held from 10am-2pm, and cost €55 (€45 early bird). Workshop dates so far are:
Saturday 23 February - Connections & Community
Saturday 30 March - We Are One: Celebrating Shared Humanity & Diversity
Saturday 25 May - Songs for the Earth
Saturday 29 June - Shining in our Power
About Global Harmonies:
Rachel Dempsey has been running Global Harmonies since 1997, and is a highly experienced and intuitive facilitator. She has trained in Sound Healing, Ethnomusicology and holistic multicultural well-being (through Capacitar). Rachel also has a background in educating and campaigning in the area of sustainability and justice, and brings all of these elements to her singing workshops, which help participants connect to themselves, create community and experience oneness and express, through song, the values and visions they hold for life on this planet. These spaces are safe, welcoming and non-judgemental and are open to all adults regardless of age or singing experience.