The Edge of Self
an online voicework course
Occupy your edges
We don't like our edges because other people haven't liked our fullness.
Our edges represent shame, vulnerability, risk, power, wildness, learned and inherited behaviors of shrinking for safety, and the space in which we trade away the real for the certain.
I believe that if we are going to support change within ourselves, make a difference in our communities, show up for what's being asked of us, experience joy in struggle, witness and excise oppression in all its forms, and become sovereign, embodied adults? It will be from our edges.
Our edges can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, exposing, uncharted, unknown, scary, inspiring, ancient, subconsciously familiar, freeing, poetic, surprising, deeply creative and powerful.
We need leaders, so it might be time to find your leading edge.
In voicework, we use exercises that help us express the many aspects of who we are. Voicework is an embodiment practice that not only discovers but makes it real, not only reaches but creates a pathway, not only finds places that need help but provides the very medicine that our wounded spaces need. I've been working with the voice as a healing modality for four years, and it has never once failed to bring the heat. So if you are feeling a little cold and shaky, your voice could be calling you to put your feet to the fire, in order to walk the path you are here to walk.
When you start to occupy your edges, you find lateral space in your conception of self, growing sturdy and wide enough to surf the waves of discomfort and uncertainty.
Are you ready to find out what is waiting in your wings?
How it works
Each week for four weeks, you will receive a video in your inbox with that week's theme and demonstrated practices. These practices center around key aspects of how the voice reflects and invites the self. There will a bit of singing, but mostly it will be an exploration of different ways to sound. Sound and how it is expressed through intention, movement, breath, pitch, and volume, is what liberates.
After watching the week's video, you will head to our private Facebook group and post a short video demonstrating a practice all on your own. You will belong to a smaller group who will give you encouragement (and vice versa), and I will provide individual feedback for each person's video every week. In addition, you are assigned an accountability partner with whom you can communicate more privately and keep each other motivated to continue even when it feels hard.
The course will have a maximum of thirty participants, committed to circle values of confidentiality and non-judgment. All people and all levels welcome. If you cannot afford the cost of the course, please contact me. This course is not a replacement for therapy of any kind.
Early bird cost: 99 USD, available through July 15
Regular cost: 169 USD
Deadline to register is July 30
COURSE BEGINS AUGUST 1
Laura has helped me break the spell I’ve lived under for probably hundreds of years and she has helped me unleash, break open and literally rebirth the essence of my voice.
I am blessed and in deep gratitude for I no longer fear speaking. In fact I’m amazed that I have so many people listening to what I have to say.
I learned that I AM a singer. That my song has been sleeping beneath old limited beliefs and is now reawakening. Laura is a Wise Woman and healer. She has a deep, ancient knowledge of her material and is a graceful teacher and guide.
Laura created a space that had so much acceptance so I could move some deeply held emotions and through it all, I felt her hold me. It is not often I meet course leaders like her. It is so great, for the first time since childhood, to really like my voice.
Laura has an incredible ability to help you shift inside. Through what seems like simple voice exercises, she helps bring about insights, healing and expression as you’ve never experienced it before. Thank you for giving me the gift of discovering my voice, me, again. The door is now open for me to take this journey of breaking through the layers to be visible as the authentic and true me.
Laura is such a beautiful soul with a powerful voice. She is an intuitive and knowledgeable teacher who has helped me discover my true voice and forever changed my relationship to it in the most profound way. Each session with her was rich in wisdom and practice. She has such a warm personality that infuses the sessions with playfulness and ease. I am infinitely grateful to have had the chance to work with Laura, and wish for that opportunity again!