E nga kaiwaiata, e nga kaiako, e nga mohiotanga katoa, tena koutou.
Acknowledgements to the singers, to the teachers, and to all our knowledge.
I run transformative workshops that use music as a tool to open a portal into the present moment.
There, I’ve said it.
I am a musician who also holds a Diploma in Facilitation from Zenergy (www.zenergyglobal.com) so being in the ‘now’ is part of my training.
I have a rich juicy kete from over 43 years of musical experience ( 53 years if you count my apprenticeship in my mothers womb and the ‘witnessing’ of my childhood. Several hundred years or more if ancestry plays a part of your referencing ). Many lives of experience provide my content, my ‘what’ in this work. My Zenergy training provides my approach, my ‘how’.
Participant comment: A safe and enjoyable container was created to explore freely rather than feel judged or performing. So much more that a music workshop …. A journey, a discovery, an uncovering, a liberation. Kimmy – Auckland 2017.
I don’t think we have to be ‘virtuosos’ to make great music – although virtuosity can be awesome, it can also be boring!
I like the grit and soar of a lyric wrung from the deep,
because no-one else has ever said it and it needs to exist.
Participant comment: Creativity can be as subtle or as complex as ( it happens ) or as the tools we have in our individual or collective toolboxes! Especially loved the interactive exercises and the group input into the content of the last session. Tauranga July 2017.
The small group activity in the video above takes place about half way through the day workshop. First there is a voice/body warm up, followed by several group rhythm activities, or word games and a session on non dominant hand painting.
Participant comment: What worked [was access to] different ideas to open creativity through art & movement – easy to remember ‘take outs’ to use for future inspiration. Exquisite inclusive manner and facilitation of people. Tauranga 2017
I’m working on getting these workshops to the people that want them – I’ve just run a series in Auckland, Thames and Tauranga – Looking at Palmerston North, Kapiti and possibly Wanganui or Levin next – do you know of anyone who’d be interested there? Let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participant comment: At 11am we were strangers, by 5pm we left knowing we had shared something together. Immense gratitude to Kāren’s expertise, care, creativity and structure, and to my new friends, who helped me to explore some new musical territory. Dan Auckland 2017
You are welcome to ask me any questions about what I do (or don’t do) as a facilitator of this transformative approach to Creativity&Music.
Korero mai! Waiata mai!
Feedback welcome in any form!
My website is: http://www.karenhunter.com
Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/hunterdeluz
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/metalshavings