Raga Therapy: A Half-Day Experiential Workshop, 28 October 2017
What is Raga Therapy?
Raga Therapy is essentially the practice of using Indian Classical Music for enhancing physical and emotional wellbeing. Singing specific notes is believed to activate specific energy channels around the body which can have a positive effect on your overall wellbeing.
Who will be facilitating this Workshop?
Mehboob Nadeem is a British sitarist with international recognition as an artist of great repute. He teaches Indian classical singing at the School Of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and performs both as a sitarist and vocalist. Mr. Nadeem will be taking a lead for teaching the basics of Indian Classical singing and Dr. Sidrah Muntaha, Clinical Psychologist will facilitate the overall workshop including discussions around mental health and the emotional impact of specific music.
What will be covered in the Workshop?
This will be an experiential workshop so although Sidrah will provide a background to the therapeutic benefits of music and singing, the focus will be for participants to experience this for themselves. The following areas will be covered:
1. Breathing techniques (linked with behavioural relaxation exercises)
2. Vocal warm up exercises using Indian notes.
3. Learning a specific Raga (set of notes) which is believed to reduce stress and promote emotional well-being.
4. Learning to sing a semi-classical song (depending on progress).
5. Discussion about how Indian Raga can be applied to every day life to promote wellbeing and help with stress management.
Who can take part in this Workshop?
This workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in alternative healing and music/arts. Anyone aged 18 and above is welcome to attend. Prior singing experience is not a requirement although any musical background would be an advantage.
What is the fee for this Workshop?
There will an advanced non-refundable fee of £45 for each participant. However, if you have a medical or psychological condition and on low income, you may be offered a reduced fee although a supporting letter from your health practitioner will be required.
Who do I contact for further information?
If you would like to book your place, or for further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07949 268 017.