Teresa Doyle offers two distinct vocal workshops: the Yoga of Sound and Vocal Technique. These workshops can be combined if requested. Workshops are normally a full weekend but Teresa offers an introductory class that can be presented in an evening, or a one-day session. On occasion Teresa teaches a week-long session in Puerto Morelos, Mexico with classes every morning. Participants often attend Teresa’s workshops every year. To request a workshop in your community contact Teresa at email@example.com.
Teresa Doyle is a vocal explorer with eleven recordings to her credit. She has received two ECMAs, two JUNO nominations and the 2007 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award for music. She has performed in Canada, The U.S., Europe and Japan and has been teaching voice for 25 years. She is endlessly searching for new vocal colours, experimenting with the vocal expression of cultures around the world and working with singers who are pushing the boundaries of the human voice. She studied voice facilitation with Chloe Goodchild in Dublin and completed a three-year study program, The Yoga of Sound, with South Indian master Russill Paul. She’s presented voice workshops in Mexico, Colorado and Ireland and has groups of students in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Guelph, Ottawa and Whitehorse. She presents a weekend singing camp at the beautiful Rock Barra Artist Retreat on Prince Edward Island’s north shore every August.
March 10, 2017 (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
Kirtan with Teresa Doyle (a call and response chanting concert)
Kirtan is a call and response singing meditation rooted in the Indian yoga tradition. Meditation is challenging for many people but kirtan singing effortlessly brings us to a place of quiet and stillness. Kirtan chanting requires no musical ability and everyone can participate, regardless of age or cultural background. The purpose of this music is to get us out of our heads and into our hearts. That’s the beauty of any chanting experience, with little or no effort we can experience and enjoy the vibrations of peace, energy, healing and inspiration that are always within us at the core of our being.
Teresa has been studying mantra singing and other healing voice modalities for more than two decades. She trained in Ireland with Chloe Goodchild and has been studying with Russill Paul, a South Indian master since 2009. She just returned from a month long intensive course with him in Tamil Nadu, India. A group of his students traveled together to deepen their study of yogic chant, and sing these ancient songs in the 1000 year old temples of South India. Teresa shares this tradition in her kirtans and chanting classes.
August 2, 2013
Vocal Technique with Teresa Doyle
Teresa delights in being able to pull the best from each person’s voice finding new avenues for unique expression. She has a host of technical tools, experience and insight that she shares and has an uncanny ability to quickly identify and release vocal blocks. In her workshop Teresa gives the singer lots to work with to establish strong skills in breathing, pitch, resonance and delivery.
Teresa’s approach is quite physical, demanding a full commitment from the core of the body to give the singer maximum power and control over their instrument. Expect to laugh and have fun as we work together to find our authentic voice, an experience that will continue to enrich your vocal expression well after the workshop ends.
August 2 (evening) to August 4 (noon), 2013
The Yoga of Sound with Teresa Doyle
Music, movement, meditation and mantra—singing as a tool for health and well being.
Prince Edward Island singer Teresa Doyle offers a workshop on The Yoga of Sound introducing singing as a healing modality. Teresa has been exploring healing sound traditions for more than two decades and will share some simple practices that you can use on your own. She will lead us in toning, gentle movement, free improvisation and chanting.
Teresa completed a three year study program with South Indian master Russill Paul. The Yoga of Sound, nada yoga, is a parallel stream to the physical postures we are familiar with here in the west. Mantras are ‘sonic’ postures that move our brain out of the stress of beta to a more relaxed and peaceful brain wave state. Teresa will introduce us to some simple mantras that we can include in our daily practices. These chants are a core part of the yoga tradition and have been sung for centuries.
In addition, she will share with us several healing voice exercises that are simple to learn, fun to sing, and work magic in reducing stress. This workshop is open to everyone. No singing experience is required. We do a couple of light exercises that anyone can manage.