2-Week Morning Challenge: ‘Remember your Essence-
A Journey through Body and Voice’ with David Ikonomou
Sep 21-Oct 02, 2020
Studio Sonne; Sonnenallee 67
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What is my Essence?
What is my essential Purpose = Dharma in this life?
How can we experience our Voice as a gateway and expression of our Soul, the subtlest, most essential layer of our individual being?
Those will be the guiding questions through this challenge which focusses on our voice and vocal exploration. The voice is considered as a gateway to our soul, a unique expression of our innermost vibrational essence. When we use our voice freely, in an intuitive non-judgemental way,
We can strike a chord somewhere deep inside, we can touch our very essence.
Each day of these two weeks will also be under the theme of one of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. This frame will provide us with a guideline to explore more subtle qualities within ourselves, bringing us closer to connecting with our innermost essence. Come with curiosity, a desire to discover more of yourself and with a willingness to explore your voice. All levels of experience welcome.
– First cycle through the elements, each day one element, from earth to ether.
– Introducing the qualities of each element, implementing them into our practice.
– Posing the essential questions, taking them into our practices, without necessarily needing to find final answers.
– Getting in touch with the three main formats of vocal exploration: sighing, toning, singing.
– Further exploration and deepening into the qualities of the elements – Refining the questions, reposing them
– Taking opportunity of the field of energy and resonance, created by using our voice and vibrating together over an extended time
– Allowing space for answers to reveal themselves, for the unknown to unfold – Harvesting through the practice of gratitude
David Ikonomou started taking regular hatha yoga (sampoorna yoga) classes with Jutta Qu’ja Hartmann in Germany in 2000 after travelling through India. After ten years of experience in yoga practice, he became a certified yoga teacher at the Sivananda Kutir in Netala, Himalayas of India in 2010. Since then he has been continuously evolving by practicing and training in different styles (Anusara, Ashtanga Vinyasa). In his teaching, he likes to emphasize the cultivation of awareness, breathing and alignment – adjusting to the needs of every individual student. Over the past years Vocal meditation and Mantra singing circles as a powerful form of Bhakti Yoga have been getting a more and more important part of his work.