Sounding Circles Intensive

Joule L’adara & Friends

July 6, 2012 - July 14, 2012

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Do you wish to empower yourself through the discovery of your own voice? 

Would you like to learn how to lead expansive, life-changing and life-charging, group-authored experiences using sound? 

Do you feel called to learn sacred sound protocols, sustainable living practices, and tools to transform consciousness while immersed in a group/family setting at a beautiful and lush location- one of the most powerful energetic places on Earth?

The Sounding Circles Method is an easy to learn, profound-to-implement technique that combines the specificity of avant-garde sound arts practices with heart based healing modalities. During this intensive week, the group is expertly led through a beautifully crafted series of zany non-verbal vocal improvisation circles. You will learn how to create an array of colors using your voice, make conscious sound using intention, and raise your energy by releasing holding patterns and limiting beliefs.  You will discover your unique gifts and celebrate one another’s contributions through the power of group resonance.

Enfolded into Sounding Circles training are traditional and extended vocal techniques, incorporating parameters derived from speech, phonetics, phoenims from world languages, sonic gestures, seed syllables, and Musical, Planetary, and Sound Archetypes. Sounding Circles will take place in enclosed spaces with and without Mindfold eye-masks, outside on the gorgeous Kalani fields, on meditative walks, on the beach, and at night around a campfire. There will be sacred ceremonies conducted in a lava tube and within the comfort of a warm Watsu pool. Joule creates numerous and varied opportunities for individual and group expressions of gratitude and joy, a profound sense of mahalo.

In addition to the vocal sounding and toning there will be sound meditations, ecstatic singing, and drama-play exercises designed to bring out the ‘Holy Fool’ within us: helping us to make fun of our ego-driven mind, overcome inhibitions, and learn how to take ourselves less seriously in order to allow more light into our lives. This Intensive will also feature a powerful team of guests presenting delicious additional offerings as well as hands-on experiential time with Harmonic Healing tools including Feeltone Instruments, Elfen Energy Chimes, and Acutonics Tuning Forks. 

Musicians, artists, healing practitioners, therapists, teachers, and those on a journey of self-discovery will be enriched with new awareness and skills incorporating the collective wisdom of traditional and leading edge sound healing methods. 

More than a just a training program, the Sounding Circles Intensive has emerged as a unique family, attracting incredible people from around the globe to gather yearly for rejuvenation, inspiration and delight, with many participants returning again and again.  Warning: This program is emotionally intense! You may come out of the week having laughed deeply, played hard, connected more profoundly to yourself and to a group than ever before.  Your new awareness of self may even resulted in a personal paradigm shift!

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About the Facilitator(s)

Joule L'adaraJoule L’adara is a classically trained vocalist whose music integrates western and eastern spiritual traditions utilizing extended vocal techniques. She is a Sound Healing and Reiki practitioner, holding an MFA in Multi-Focus Vocal Performance and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts, a BFA in Acting, and a Diploma in Audio Engineering. She has sung in Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, and professional musical theatre and opera companies in the United States and in Europe. She also is the host of the bi-monthly program Sounding Circles Radio featured on the Contact Talk Radio Network. As the founder of Sounding Circles LLC, Joule joyously leads workshops and retreats throughout the US featuring group improvisational vocal methods designed to bring about emotional release and promote the idea of community building through group resonance. Joule is passionate about and committed to bringing out the best in others, helping people discover their unique gifts, and empowering them to bring their offerings forth into the world.  

Joule is excited and grateful to be joined this year by a team of amazing guest facilitators sharing their unique skills and talents including:

Leandra: Sound Alchemy

Sam Rogers: One Mouth Band

Aaron Noble: Yogatation

Cymber Lily Quinn: Reiki Healing Harp

Kelli Kindred Phillips: Sounding Board

Sarah Joy: Aquatic Bodywork & Watsu

Joshua Lanakila Mangauil: Hawaiian Protocol & Chant

Diane Kamaoliapua Grace: Hawaiian Culture & Chant

Jonathan Kimo Kaleikaukeha Lopez: Hula & Chant


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2500 $ 3300
5 - Tropical Loft $ 2300 $ 2820
4 - Tree House Room $ 2300 $ 2820
3 - Bungalow Room $ 2140 $ 2500
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2020 $ 2420
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1892 $ 2180

Triple Lodge Private Bath Rate: $1940/person  

Triple Lodge Shared Bath Rate: $1812/person

Child rate (ages 3-12): $1660

Additional nights’ stays available at Kalani group rates as well as a special “Sounding with Dolphins” boat trip in Kona on July 16th – contact Sounding Circles for full details!

**Early Bird Discount! Receive $225 off when you book by April 4th**

Kama’aina rates also available. 

Please note, accommodations can be reserved solely based on Kalani’s availability and must be booked far enough in advance to guarantee your room choice. 

Deposit: $350. Balance due: June 12th 2012

Fee includes accommodations, all workshop classes, meals, lava trek excursion, and use of the resort's facilities, including pool, hot tub and sauna. Price does not include: airfare, ground transportation, taxes, or tips.

This workshop does not qualify participants to receive CE (continuing education) credits at this time. Sounding Circles Intensive is, however, a sound investment, time and time again!