Since 1997 Global Harmonies has provided workshops and retreats to promote individual, community and global wellbeing through singing.
What is on offer?
Global Harmonies has moved online during the Covid pandemic. Regular sessions take place through zoom. When it is permitted and safe, in person half-day and one-day workshops, weekend Women’s Eco-Harmony retreats, evening courses and also bespoke workshops for organisations will resume. These take place in Dublin and Wicklow in Ireland. To find out what is currently on offer and to book a workshop see here.
What are the sessions like?
All workshops and classes are inclusive, nourishing, supportive and safe. It is all about enhancing our mood, mental state, energy levels, immune system, sense of connectivity and overall wellness through singing. They are open to all regardless of any notions of being a ‘singer’ or not, and there is no emphasis on performance. The sessions include nourishing elements such as body work, breathing, vocal warm-ups and vocal production tips, silence and meditation, chants from many world cultures, inspiring songs from all over the world and especially those about connection to nature. There is now a lot of evidence of the benefits of singing.
Who is Global Harmonies?
Global Harmonies is run by Rachel Dempsey since 1997. She is a highly experienced and intuitive facilitator. She has trained in Sound Healing and has a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology (see dissertation on the healing voice here) as well as experience performing and many years of musical travel and research around the world. Read more here.
‘It really encourages the authentic voice, and spontaneity and I love the whole variety of songs, and as we got to know each other, the improvisation was just so in the moment, and that magical quality that wow, we’re doing this happens, it doesn’t happen every day, every where’
Participant, Singing Your Cares Away evening course