Welcome to our Winter cohort of Singing the Bones, a live webinar series Iranian-American artist & scholar Lydia Violet and Leah Song of Rising Appalachia will guide you in exploring the cultural inheritance of one of your ancestries through researching myths, folktales, archetypes, musical instrumentation, and song. Registration and info: https://music-as-medicine-project.teachable.com/.../singi... 7 Sundays : December 6th 2020- January 24th 2021 : 10am-12pm PDT In this You do not need to have musical experience to take this course! By the end of this course you will have a deeper understanding of the cosmologies/myths/stories held within your inherited cultural lineage(s), a deeply medicinal endeavor in our time. 7 - 2hr interactive live webinar sessions with Lydia Violet & Leah Song Sundays : 10am-12pm PST : Dec 6th 2020- January 24 2021 Course will also include: - a visit by special guest Amikaeyla Gaston. - optional placement in affinity study groups - written, video, and audio resources - access to session recordings Registration: Important note This course has the beauty of a lot of interest and is kept at a limited size to support the work being done! Please register early to secure your spot. Thank you! All funds go towards paying all teachers, guest speakers, teaching assistants, and tech support a fair, livable wage. The "Supporter Ticket" tier bolsters our scholarship fund for this course. Registrations: Supporter ticket: $425 Standard ticket: $375 Standard ticket 2 month payment plan: $189/month Dear ones, we have given out all of our 25 course scholarships spots! We are grateful for your interest, and apologize that we cannot subsidize more spots in this particular session. Please send any additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Students are not able to register part-time; however, each session will be recorded and made available to all registered students. If a student cannot attend a particular class they can still register for the program and watch the missed video at any time. You can access all info at https://music-as-medicine-project.teachable.com/.../singi... "People do meditation to find psychic alignment. That's why people do psychotherapy and analysis. That's why people analyze their dreams and make art. That is why some contemplate tarot cards, cast I Ching, dance, drum, make theater, pry out a poem, and fire up their prayers. That's why we do all the things we do. It is the work of gatherings all the bones together. Then we must sit at the fire and think about which song we will use to sing over the bones, which creation hymn, which re-creation hymn. And the truths we tell will make the song..." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves
About out teachers: Lydia Violet Farshid-Harutoonian, M.A., is the founder of the Music As Medicine Project, an organization dedicated in offering access to education and healing in service to the Great Work of our time. Lydia has been an educator for 15 years, and gave birth to "Singing the Bones" after her own dedicated journey of healing her identity in the diaspora, and reconnecting with her family's Iranian and Armenian roots. She has studied in the lineages of Joanna Macy, adrienne maree brown, Brian Swimme, and more, and carries with her a keen archetypal eye. She also brings with her the gift of music, conjuring tunes and tales with the violin, banjo, and powerful voice. During this course she will weave in her love of community singing for summoning resilience and grace. Leah Song: Leah Song is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, storyteller, poet, and activist known for her role as front woman in Rising Appalachia, with her sister Chloe Smith, incorporating sultry vocals, rhythm, banjo, guitar, ballads, dance, spoken-word and storytelling into her work. Her music is based in the traditions of Southern soul and international roots music. Song engages in social activism and is involved with the environment, food justice, human rights and prisons. She has studied and worked alongside some of the greatest teachers of our time...including Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Martin Shaw, Joanna Macy, Winona LaDuke, Sobunfu Some, and Rosemary Gladstar, gathering tools and teachings of resilience, mythology, grief work, creative ritual, and rewilding.