Samos Yoga and Singing Retreat, June 1-8, 2017

Yoga and Singing in Samos, Greece
June 1 -8 , 2017
with Mina Semyon and Guillermo Rozenthuler

A week of yoga and singing in an unspoilt and stunning location!
The venue is set on a remote seashore peninsula in an off-the-beaten-track part of Samos- a green Greek island away from the mainstream tourists.
Marnei Mare is a complex of 3 luxury villas with an open-air and indoor space for yoga and singing with fantastic views to the Aegean Sea. There are 2 private beaches in the complex, as well as an infinity swimming pool. From there you can also enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen, and the peace and quiet of nature’s sounds without any man-made noise pollution.

Click on the link below for more information, or to join, email info@ thaiyogamassage.co.uk

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Spring dates for the Daring and Sharing Laboratories

Dear Improv and Circlesinging friends,

thank you for your sustained interested in these improv and circlesinging sessions, for turning up with enthusiasm and consistency. I feel privileged to be working regularly with such a varied and creative group of singers, and the atmosphere of the sessions has been one of deep listening, curiosity, uplifting collaboration and collective musical intelligence emerging. This is precious, way beyond that I could have dreamed of when this (ad)venture started off last year.

here are the Spring dates for the Daring and Sharing Laboratories upcoming.

Saturdays 16 April, 7 May, 11 June, 9 July
11 am- 2 pm

The core elements  will be Circlesinging and VoiceOrchestra techniques, grooves and harmonic sequences, with two distinct and complementary objectives:
*to create strong, supportive, interesting backgrounds for the singers to explore and develop solo improvisation.
*to empower singers to create, orchestrate and conduct their own circlesongs and other forms of collaborative music.

if you prefer to, you can visit the doodle link below with the dates and let me know your availability (your name won’t be disclosed) .There will be some new dates if these fill up, or  I ‘ll offer an alternative if most of you can’t make one of them.

http://doodle.com/poll/vk3i536u69bmxurv

and if numbers continue to grow, or people want longer sessions, we’ll add the afternoon sessions (I’m aware that some of you would prefer this timeslot)  and also give you the option to stay for the full day for a discounted rate (£40)

where? Bickerton House, 25 Bickerton Rd N19 5JT  (buzzer: studio 22 john oakley)
how much? £25/session. Advance booking for block of 4 sessions: £80

Advance booking per session available at my website:  http://www.guillermo.co.uk/product/laboratory-1-session/

to secure a place, you can pay £15 in advance and the rest on the day  http://www.guillermo.co.uk/product/workshop-deposit/
please email me back to let me know which date/s  you are booking for

On June 20-24, Circlesinging at SOAS summer school : http://www.soas.ac.uk/music/summermusicschool/20jun2016-circlesongs.html
On June 29, I‘ll be running a session on Circlesinging and collaborative music making for Sound Connections, a wonderful organisation that provides training for teachers and music teachers wanting to develop and expand their skills. Here’s the link : http://www.sound-connections.org.uk/events/an-introduction-to-circlesinging

that’s all for now…look forward to singing with you again this spring, and whether we will or won’t…
happy singing!

Guillermo
07973770943
http://www.guillermo.co.uk
guillermozenth.wordpress.com

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the Big Singing Circle Spring 2016 dates

Dear All,
here are the Big Singing Circle Spring dates for 2016
Thursdays March 31, April 21, May 19, June 16

everything else remains the same…
the time: 19.30-21.30
the address:   Bickerton House, Bickerton Rd, London N19 5JT(buzzer: studio 22 john oakley)
the price:  £15/£5 concessions. £50 for block of 4 sessions

the invitation:
the Big Singing Circle is a singing gathering open to all. an invitation to live big, to share and nourish each other through sound. with circle songs, chants and harmony songs from all over the world we will explore voice, resonance and the sacred.

last year’s sessions became a joyful monthly respite for fast-paced London life, a place for contemplation and companionship both in sound and silence. Also a chance to grow in confidence and release sound within a safe and supportive atmosphere for the ones who are newer to singing or might have old ‘ can’t sing’ stories to leave behind. Let’s continue and deepen the exploration together…you are welcome to drop in for the dates that you can make or to join for the whole term. Also to share this email with others who might be interested.

hope to see you there…
love  Guillermo
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Regular London Workshops 2016

Group singing can be an wonderful way to enhance well-being and unwind from the pressures of the day…i invite participants to experience self- tenderness, life force flowing in their bodies as sound, and to notice the powerful field  that can emerge when human beings resonate together.

Singing circles are safe, informal singing gatherings. We’ll use sound, voice and rhythm to release stress, build community and have fun.The sessions will include harmony songs from all over the world, breath-work, vocal exercises, chants and games. You’ll leave feeling relaxed, energized and uplifted, with mind and body still and peaceful. Open to all levels of experience, ‘beginners’ are especially welcome. 

I’m currently leading two regular singing groups in London. They are held in different areas of town, from 7.45pm to 9.45pm on weekdays. The numbers are 6 to 15 people per workshop. Most people are regulars but we admit drop-ins.  There’s a Tuesday group in Bounds Green N11 every other week, and  Wednesday group in Barnsbury N1 once a month.

You are very welcome to join, or for more information, fill in the contact form below or email grozenthuler@yahoo.co.uk.

Bounds Green N11:  Tuesdays January 19, February 2 and 16, March 1 and 15, April 5 and 19

Full term ( 7 sessions) £100

Half term ( 4 sessions)   £60

One session drop-in £17.50

Barnsbury N1:Wednesdays January 20, February 17, March 2 and 16

Full term £60

One session drop-in £17.50

People who pay for half term can attend to any of the 8 sessions until they cover 4 and then pay the drop in rate if they want to come to more than 4 sessions. As usual,  people can pay cash, cheque or BACS.

Sessions start 19.45 (1930 in N1) . They finish 21.45 (2130 in N1)and we generally stay for a chat and shared drink and nibbles…

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2016 Samos Yoga and Singing retreat, 2-9 June

SAMOS 2016

please click on the link above for info about a retreat in the most amazing location…

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for more details, email grozenthuler@yahoo.co.uk

A week of yoga and singing in an unspoilt and stunning location!

 The venue is set on a remote seashore peninsula in an off-the-beaten-track part of Samos- a green Greek island away from the mainstream tourists.

Marnei Mare is a complex of 3 luxury villas with an open-air and indoor space for yoga and singing with fantastic views to the Aegean Sea. There are 2 private beaches in the complex, as well as an infinity swimming pool. From there you can also enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen, and the peace and quiet of nature’s sounds without any man-made noise pollution.

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January improvisation intensive weekend in Dorset

with Anna Johnson and Guillermo Rozenthuler
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th January 2016

click on link for more details:
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Come and learn new improvising skills for leadership; sing in the new year with us in front of an open fire. This is a deep dive for strong singers and group leaders.

We offer a mix of workshops and spontaneous, collaborative improv. Both teachers have taught vocal improvisation for over ten years.

The cost will be £120-130 including workshops, accommodation and the Saturday evening meal.

More info and booking form will be sent on request.
Please pay a deposit of £60 by December 15th 2015.

Info: W: http://www.guillermo.co.uk E: grozenthuler@yahoo.co.uk T: 07973 770943

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December London Circlesinging and vocal improvisation

dear All, two more circlesinging and vocal improv gatherings before the end of 2015:

the Big Singing Circle- open for  singers of all levels- on Thursday Dec 10, 7pm

and the Daring and Sharing Lab of Collaborative Music-Making (for confident singers)  on Saturday 12 December 11 am and 2 pm

Big Singing Circle

The Big Singing Circle is a singing gathering open to all. an invitation to live big, to share and nourish each other through sound. with circle songs, chants  and harmony songs from all over the world we will explore voice, resonance and the sacred. come along and bring your friends!

Price £15-£5 concessions
Addres: Bickerton House, 25 Bickerton Rd N19 5JT (buzzer: studio 22 John Oakley) for more info or to enroll, email grozenthuler@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07973770943

 

Daring and Sharing Lab of Collaborative Music-Making

THE INVITATION

This is a play-shop (different from a work-shop) for more experienced or confident singers- and voice leaders. For the ‘daring’ : The ones who dare to go beyond comfort zone and explore the unknown. To feel and to listen with their whole bodies.
And the ‘sharing’ : the ones who work with others, who intend to spread the love and the skills developed and include collaborative- improvised forms of music making alongside more conventional choral and community singing.

Daring and sharing in tandem, because daring is easier when we are sharing. Togetherness, mutuality, encouragement and playful companionship becoming the support net to receive us when we launch ourselves with arms flung open into new territories.

A laboratory: A place for practice, observation, or trying things out within set boundaries and frameworks. To listen. To experiment with different degrees of freedom within different scenarios and assignments.play with the elements.To make space for magic, for the alchemy of resonance to open up new possibilities. A space to discover all the ways we can compose using the voice, the body and rhythm.

THE PLAY-SHOP

The core elements of the play-shop will be Circlesinging and VoiceOrchestra techniques, grooves and harmonic sequences, with two distinct and complementary objectives:

*to create strong, supportive, interesting backgrounds for the singers to explore and develop solo improvisation
*to empower singers to create, orchestrate and conduct their own circlesongs and other forms of collaborative music.

COLLABORATIVE MUSIC MAKING

What is Collaborative music making? We will be exploring the continuum of collective singing and vocal Improvisation in its different shapes-shades. From free-flow-musical landscapes to circlesinging and ‘orchestrated improvisation’. Journeying through the diversity of textures and song forms of humanity from chanting, drone and melody, call and response, polyphony, harmony, counterpoint…

Also: rhythm and movement. Elements of body percussion. Dissociation, coordination. World rhythms. Expanding our palette of musical and vocal skills and deepening the skills of ensemble singing – blend, balance, tuning and sensitivity.

These forms of singing strengthen musicianship, understanding harmony and counterpoint, rhythmic precision and deep listening. They can be valuable tool for singers and musicians, music and voice teachers and group facilitators who want to expand their musicianship and creativity, and discover melodic and rhythmic patterns from diverse musical traditions that can be applied to enhance their own musical language, through a process of sharing and vocal experimentation.

THE DETAILS
Where:
Bickerton House, 25 Bickerton Rd N19 5JT (buzzer: studio 22 john oakley)
When:
Saturday 24 October 10-12.30pm
How much:
£25

 

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