Peia :: Vocal Workshop Song of the Ancients :: 26 August 2022 @Vondelkerk Amsterdam
Each one of us is gifted with a uniquely beautiful voice and lineage of song. Discover your true voice through an embodied practice, engaging natural breath and resonance techniques guided by Peia. Peia also gives a concert in the Vondelkerk Amsterdam on August 25th, see here for details on the concert. Ticketsales for both vocal workshop and workshop starts June 3rd 2022 at 10:00 CET. You can buy your tickets for the workshop, here (concert, here).
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION: THIS EVENT HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION, TO THE VONDELKERK AMSTERDAM!
Learn to harness the power of your breath, deepen and expand your breath capacity and sing from your core. Unlock the natural resonance of your voice and learn to direct sound, and move it through the body as well as the room. Working with tools from the ancient Indian alchemy of Raga we will enter a deeply meditative practice known as ‘The Yoga of Sound.’ We also gain deeper understanding of the physical workings of the voice from Vocal Pedagogy (the science of the voice) and learn to sing with grace, power, flexibility and ease.
During our time together we will explore:
- Somatic & Embodiment tools to unblock both the singing and speaking voice & liberate our inherent expression of beauty and vitality.
- Breath meditations and techniques to return to our natural breath cycle, which regulates the nervous system and helps to release trauma stored in the body.
- Practices to cultivate both resonance and volume without taxing or overworking the voice
- Vocal Warm Ups and tools to stretch the vocal range gently
- Vocal Care
- One Song from the Celtic Tradition that will connect us to the rituals and way of life of these ancient people.
It is said that at it’s height the Celtic culture stretched from as far South as Turkey to the North of Scotland & Ireland. If you have European blood running through your veins, there is a good chance that you share an ancestral connection to the Celtic Clans. This is an opportunity to dive into both the songs and the language of this ancient culture. You can buy your tickets, here.
About Peia Luzzi
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music. With the voice of a lark, Peia dances nimbly from Child Ballads and 17th C. Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs, and Bulgarian mountain calls. She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, laboring to honor their language and stories, while bringing a piece of herself to each song she carries.
A powerful voice in the rising global community of people who are committed to restoring a balanced relationship with the Earth, Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through her music, educational workshops and advocacy for social and environmental rights groups.
Peia’s revolving collaborative ensemble weaves in rich vocal harmonies, driving percussion, and intricate guitar work, together with her own instrumentation on charangon and harmonium to create lush, organic soundscapes. Her mesmerizing performances offer authentic re-imaginings of traditional musical treasures, along with a stunning repertoire of her own original songs.
In 2012 Peia released her first solo album The Dance of Devotion – a collection of poetic love songs and chants. Peia found her voice in her second release, Four Great Winds – a timeless journey through traditional and original song. Self released in May 2013 and picked up by Sounds True for global release in 2015. Following the initial release of Four Great Winds Peia gained international notoriety and requests for performances in Europe, Australia, Bali, Brazil and Canada. Her music has taken her around the world, gained over 10 million views on YouTube, and sparked collaborations with many world-class artists including: legendary poet and Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, author, mythologist & storyteller Michael Meade, Folk-Roots group Rising Appalachia, Renaissance Lutist Ronn McFarlane, Iranian tar master Ali Ghamsari, Grammy Award Winner Peter Kater and Irish singer Eílish Kennedy.
Peia currently splits her time between touring and the wild hills of Southern OR where she wildcrafts herbal remedies, sings with Wild Honey – an all women’s world music trio, and teaches Song of the Ancients – voice cultivation and ancestral songline tracing. Fusing her knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy (The Science of the Voice) with the ancient meditative practice of Nada Yoga, she imparts upon her students the tools to harness the natural beauty and resonance of the voice.
Peia has released several albums, below you can listen to Beauty Thunders, her acclaimed album.
Peia :: Vocal Workshop Songs Of The Ancients 26 August 2022 @Vondelkerk Amsterdam
Looking for the Concert of Peia in the Vondelkerk Amsterdam on August 25th? See here.
26 August 2022
Vondelkerk, Vondelstraat 120a, 1054 GS Amsterdam (ingang t/o Vondelpark)
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION: THE WORKSHOP WITH PEIA HAS BEEN MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION, TO THE VONDELKERK!
start time 19:00 – 22.00 (doors open 18:30)
Vondelkerk is located in the center of Amsterdam, where nearby parking is not easy and not advised. We advise you to travel by public transport or use your bicycle. Use Park & Ride facilities if you travel by car to Amsterdam. Check the routedescription and use of public transport here to plan your journey.
See the route description to Vondelkerk on their website, here.
Looking for a parking garage for your car? See also the same route description, here. Alternativly there is also is Parking Centrum Oosterdok, Parking from E 5,- (for one whole day) if you book early, online otherwise EUR 25,- (dayticket). From this parking it is 35mins with public transport to the Vondelkerk!
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