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Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild
Come with us on a journey into the secret heart of your unique sound. Discover new ways to hear and express your truth, with confidence, courage and presence. Discover your voice as a spiritual practice.
Your authentic voice is the muscle and messenger of your soul, your most intimate friend. In this in-depth residential retreat you will learn to listen and to express yourself effortlessly, naturally and spontaneously in ways you never imagined possible. Everyone is welcome, newcomers and committed practitioners alike!
Early bird pricing is now sold out.
Event time: Sun 28th May 2023 at 4:00pm - Thu 1st Jun 2023 at 4:00pm
The aims of the Naked Voice practices, are to unify the realms of instinct (ego), intuition (soul) and insight (spirit); and to restore the transforming power of human communication, sourced from Sound Wisdom. Originating from Chloe’s travels in sacred indigenous cultures worldwide – the Naked Voice practices are simple, accessible, supportive, playful, safe and sound. They also strengthen a life-changing process of self-inquiry, and reflection inspired by your unique voice. “How do you feel, and how does that sound?” is a question that enables all and anyone to respond, within and beyond words. Other questions such as, “Who am I?”, “Why am I here?”, “What is mine to express?” focus the mind on the present moment, dissolving self-consciousness & inhibiting personal narratives.
The Naked Voice invites you into a multi-faceted experience, inspired by the sacred geometries of sound, musical intervals and vocal templates, sound codes, musical modes and energy movement practices that revitalize your true voice for full-spectrum communication.
The Naked Voice teachings are rooted in the practice of non-judgemental listening. They include ancient and contemporary recitation, mantras, devotional chant, love songs, prayer, poetry (spoken song), sound energy movement, improvisation and spontaneous utterance, sonic modes, chakra sounds, the Seven Sounds of Love, Octave of Consciousness. The vocal practices take place in pairs, triads and the group as a whole. A direct experience of unconditional loving presence evolves as you learn to let go, release inhibition, shame and blame, instilling self-worth, forgiveness and gratitude. Your healing voice has the power to dissolve isolation, to transform conflict, to harmonise cultural difference, ignite compassion, and to restore coherence personally and collectively. Loving presence plays an essential role throughout the retreat.
As friendships strengthen throughout the retreat, you find yourself diving deeper into the secret depths and songlines of your soul, and your own sound wisdom. Your authentic voice is your most intimate friend. It is the mouthpiece of your soul’s deepest longing to return Home to the source of your true Self.
– Chloe Goodchild
Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.
Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
The retreat begins with registration and arrival at 4.00 pm on Sunday 28th May and ends with afternoon tea at 4.00pm on Thursday 1st June.
Please bring a notebook, and loose comfortable clothing and layers. Slippers for indoors and outdoor clothes footwear to enjoy the beautiful grounds.
Please note that prices are listed per person.
Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B. Early bird pricing is available for the first 10 people who book.
Chloë Goodchild is an international singer, innovatory educator, author and founder of The Naked Voice, dedicated to the realisation of compassionate communication in all realms of human life. Deafness in childhood catalysed Chloë’s deep encounter with her inner self and began a lifetime’s experiential research into the voice as a catalyst for personal evolution and global transformation.
Her long experience of meditation will guide you into the dynamic language of silence. The practice of Shintaido is included, embodying the healing arts, movement and sound.
"At the end of the retreat, I feel liberated! Strong in voice and spirit, free to continue the wonderful work I have learned on this amazing course.”
“ Chloe you are an amazing teacher, always smiling and welcoming. A safe environment. Singing can save your soul."
"I have crossed a threshold and the stillness and light is awesome. I am filled with love, joy and hope for the future of our planet and humanity."