I’ve always been singing with my whole heart. But when in 2012 I started my second year in the conservatory of music in Rotterdam, it felt as though that deep liberating feeling I used to feel when singing as a kid, was blocked. I was focused on singing perfectly, on doing it ‘right’. It felt very confusing for me to not have singing feel connected to pure joy anymore and I even thought about dropping out of the conservatory. I wanted to sing freely again, from love, from a place of peace where I could just be sung through, instead of trying so hard. I wanted to find and give expression to my inner voice!
As out of heaven, the ‘Voice liberation academy’ by Jan Kortie, ‘Ode an die freude’ (named after Bethoven’s 9th symphony, meaning ‘Ode to joy!) came on my path and I finished my two remaining years of conservatory at the same time as the voice liberation academy. Voice liberation gave me back my joy and effortlessness in singing. It brought me back in touch with my true Inner Voice and helped me open up to sing from a very vulnerable and honest place.
I never went into the voice liberation academy with the thought I’d be leading voice liberation sessions and retreats myself. I went in to free my own voice, and to be free while performing!
Yet, Spirit clearly had more in store! In the spring of 2017, I all of the sudden felt strongly prompted to let David Hoffmeister know that I felt I was supposed to give voice liberation sessions at his one month Tabula Rasa retreat. He was all in for it and I was amazed to feel how easily Spirit was working through me, using the tools of voice liberation to facilitate deep healing.
Since then, I’ve been asked for many more retreats and group sessions.
Take a look here to get an impression of one of the voice liberation retreats:
“During the HeartSong workshop, I experienced what seemed like a true heart opening where it actually felt like my heart cracked open and many tears flowed. I don’t have words for this experience except that it felt like a profound healing.” – Marti
“I wasn’t sure what I had signed up for and as the days went by I felt moved to tears in so many ways. The music, the exercises, the meditation you took us through was so powerful and drew me closer to my Self. I laughed, I cried, I felt supported, open, willing and shared a Love that ran deep. Blocks were released and space made for something bigger. This safe loving environment, I felt, provided all of us the courage to step out of our comfort zones and allow something amazing to come through.” – Martha
“We laughed together, we cried together, we sang together, and we prayed together. I truly felt that each member of the workshop was my spiritual brother and sister and I felt enveloped in oneness with a loving God. If you are tired of reading books about spirituality, come to this workshop and get a taste of the real thing.” – Elisabeth
“I would like to write my testimonial, but I just cry and cry and cry when I think about it. Tears of gratitude.” – Laura
“What happened? I stepped into a moment of timelessness, that moment of all being forgiven. And in that holy instant my whole being was given the gift in expressing the sound of love that was uniquely mine to share with the entire cosmos. She knew exactly how to guide me to hear and follow this sweet Spirit prompt within. This is the Christ-space Neda provides.” -Marie
“Neda, not only just guided, but even more beautiful; Musically guided to help open up deep blocks, sing thought them and letting go. I’m so grateful for this transformational process that started with this.” – Marga
Discovering your inner voice comes from a place of deep surrender and trust. Even if you have no musical background or believe you have no talent, you will be able to participate! Voice liberation is not about singing beautifully, even though when singing from a deep place within yourself where only Love abides, it is inevitable that your voice will touch many hearts… Spirit will facilitate emotional healing by guiding you to get in touch with and express your Inner Voice. You will be supported in using your voice as a gateway to allow what is ready to come up to the surface to be released.
Send me an email at email@example.com if you would like to book me for a retreat, group session, or have any other questions! I look forward to hearing your inner voice!