Express your creativity and authenticity
Welcome to our third annual vocal training! Through this immersive experience, you will unlock deeper layers of your own unique vocal journey and learn to express yourself more fully.
You'll learn ancient techniques for creative singing through the sacred geometry of melody and emotive intelligence, to cultivate the devotional power of your voice.
You will be guided by Tahir's engaging, playful and empowering teaching style. His vast experience in the music industry, combined with his warm, loving, devoted approach to teaching offers a powerful combination of instruction and inspiration.
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Study singing at the iconic Yoga Barn
The newly built Lotus Studio at the Yoga Barn offers us our very own retreat space only footsteps away from the main shalas.
A TASTE OF THE MODULES...
VOICE OF THE BELOVED 2023
THE JOY OF PRACTICING TOGETHER
AND SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER
Just like in the ancient tradition of this lineage, the teachings are transmitted in the classical Gurukul and Sufi Khanqah style - through immersive learning with your community:
- Riyaz - Practice techniques developed and passed down over centuries to perfect your pitch and voice quality.
- Akaar - Voice culture: cultivating your own natural, open and relaxed voice in a journey towards effortless singing. Connecting your heart to your vocal expression.
- Raag - Sacred melody structures. Raags were inherited from the elders of Hindustani classical music, seers, mystics and musical masters. Each raag is treated as deity, a perfect musical embodiment of a rass (sentiment).
If you desire to cultivate a deep understanding of universal music and its healing of the spirit, you won't want to miss this opportunity.
Breath, Energy & Sacred Sound
Sufi breath practices to connect the voice and heart as well as expand the lungs. ('Habs-e-Dam')
Storytelling & Deep Listening
Community dialogue, listening and learning from each person's unique experience on the path of music. ('Firqa')
Voice Culture & Daily Practice
Exercise the voice in three octaves, how to transition from low to high correctly with pitch precision and confidence. ('Saptak')
Techniques & Compositions
Learn several classical, sacred compositions. Understand the structure and arrangement of a devotional piece. ('Bandesh')
Integration & Meditation
The sacred geometry of music, how to access any note from any other note. ('Merukhand')
Rhythm & Collaboration
Rhythm cycles and tempo. Learn to understand the fundamental rhythms of Indian music: 8-beat, 6-beat, 10-beat, 12-beat, 7-beat and 16-beat cycles. ('Taal')
Each of the five days is devoted to two immersive workshops:
A 3-hour morning segment dedicated to voice culture, preparing the body-mind for practice through warm-ups and pitch cultivation techniques.
A 4-hour afternoon segment focused on vocal artistry, deep listening, sacred melody, composition and rhythm.
We can’t wait to sing with you!
Tahir Qawwal is a world-renowned musician and singer who has dedicated his life to the celebration of divine love through the sacred music of the Sufi masters. Leaving his birthplace in Canada at 16, he spent the next 5 years as a wandering dervish/yogi in the Himalayan mountain range.
Fast-forward to his return to civilisation, where he studied diligently for over two decades with the master musicians of our era.
Since founding the first Western-born Qawwali group Fanna-fi-Allah in 2001, he has taught workshops worldwide and performed over 1500 concerts.
Tahir's connection to the divine is evident through his devotion, and he brings an unparalleled level of presence and energy that inspires students everywhere.
IS VOICE OF THE BELOVED RIGHT FOR YOU?
No matter what stage of your music journey you find yourself in, Voice of the Beloved is designed to help you cultivate your creative expression through both practice and musical theory.
Our students range from professional musicians to absolute beginners. No previous experience is required, only a desire for connection through music.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Feel free to reach out to Amie via Whatsapp at +62 81337 365 512 if you have any questions!