VOICE OF CHANGE 2021
May 24-28, 2021
Voice of Change: Reclaiming the Power of Self-Expression to Create Revolutionary Change
Voices are rising. Individuals and communities that have been silenced are speaking out and making change. We need to break the silence, and learn the skills of grounded truth telling with evolutionary art and action that helps to craft a new world. Voice of Change calls us here.
The Voice of Change (VOC) Method is a comprehensive system of releasing blocks to self expression. It is designed to develop and strengthen our ability to live, express, and embody our truth and use that ability to stand for personal and systemic change. Weaving together a number of modalities including sound, story, movement and ritual, the VOC journey holds at its centre the understanding that we are all hard-wired for self-expression and can heal our personal, collective and ancestral trauma through art, creativity and community.
Join Suzanne for this in-depth training and shift into boldly getting your message out into the world. All are welcome and HIGHLY encouraged to attend the sessions live. You do not need previous experience to participate.
Participants will join for 3 live classes and receive 2 prerecorded movement/sound classes to do at their own pace.
In This Training We Will Explore:
- How self-expression is key to healing trauma
- How embodying our truth can lead to a more joyful life
- How to unlock your creative potential and find the self-expression that fits you best
- To understand and heal the core traumas that keep you protected but shut down
- The science of sound healing as well as how to use your own voice as a tool for empowerment
- How to remove blocks to power & confidence and get your message into the world
- How to use words and songs to awaken, heal, and build community
- How to use your voice to support your work in affecting systemic change
At OTM, we are committed to accessibility and cultivating diversity in our community and trainings. If you would like to request a discounted rate, please email [email protected] and answer the following questions:
- If you are from, or belong to, a community that is often under-represented in the yoga community at-large, please describe.
- How do you foresee using the skills and information offered in this training in your work in the world?
NOTE - We close off all scholarships 24 hours prior to the course start date.
DISABILITY JUSTICE is a conversation and practice we are moving to the forefront of our work with OTM. If you have specific accessibility needs that would better support you while participating in any of our online courses, we’d greatly appreciate your input. To make requests and/or ask any questions, please email: [email protected]
3 live sessions:
Monday, May 24, 2021 03:00 -4:30 PM PST/ 6:00-7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 03:00 -4:30 PM PST/ 6:00-7:30 PM EST
Friday, May 28, 2021 03:00 -4:30 PM PST/ 6:00-7:30 PM EST
Meet Your Teachers
Suzanne Sterling is a musician, yogi, and activist who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for over 20 years. She is founder of Voice of Change offering programs that inspire others to find their unique voice and use self expression as a tool for conscious evolution. Suzanne has been featured at hundreds of international festivals and conference centers including Omega, Esalen, Wanderlust, Kripalu, Symbiosis, Bhaktifest, Boom and many more. Since 2007 she has been training leaders in spiritual activism and social justice through her co-founded organization Off The Mat, Into the World. As director of the Seva Challenge, which raised over $4 million, she has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, Ecuador and Africa working in community resilience. For 25 years, she has worked with the International Reclaiming Community, creating ritual and training teachers. She is co-facilitator of the Priestessing Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership offering immersions into the art of ritual for the modern world. An award winning musician, she has released 5 solo albums and numerous DVD soundtracks. www.suzannesterling.com
“One of the main things that's holding us back, even if we have had the privilege and the time to do healing work on ourselves, is a fear of using our own voice.”
- Suzanne Sterling
This course is not open for enrollment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What people are saying about Voice of Change:
"The voice workshop you did with us changed everything for me. The opening you created, the fearlessness, the creative power, the absolute joy - I took all of it with me. Everything in my role as a teacher has changed since then in a way that opens up so much potential to do exponentially more for so many kids." - Alex Gandy
"Suzanne Sterling’s Voice of Change class was transformational for me. Suzanne’s practice – and the practice she shares with students – is both expansive and grounded, practical and profound, unabashedly mystical at the same time it is very much of this life, in present time and place. She teaches a practice that embraces both acceptance of what is and imagination and curiosity about what might be. Suzanne is unerringly compassionate and welcoming. She holds space that is as safe and conducive to personal exploration as is possible, without shying away from the uncomfortable and scary aspects of rigorous self-inquiry." - Laura Sharkey
"Suzanne's work and the Voice of Change modality is LIFE.CHANGING. Going through it myself I felt like a part of myself that had been missing had been found again." - Lisa Nixon
"This workshop was about finding not only our authentic physicalvoice, but about finding our authentic truth and being courageous enough to share that rawness in community. We were pushed to the edges of our comfort zone in what we thought we could do with our voices and with our bodies. For me, I learned a deeper practice of how sound heals, how each note lives within my body, how poetry is written when you least expect it, and I left inspired to share what I learned with others, to create community and to serve all life." - Shanti