Deep within you may sense a life force constrained, passions set aside, potentials untapped-- a yearning that may feel like it has little or no space. Feeling at home in your body and experiencing the freedom to fully open and use your voice may feel distant; something meant for others. Perhaps something happened that made you feel like you didn’t have the means or the right to express or to voice. Maybe you lost touch with a sense of ease, safety, and joy in your body. If this resonates with you-- voice artist, sound healer and healing arts practitioner Susan DuMett and movement artist and teacher Vanessa Skantze invite you to a transformative workshop: Unleash the Siren: Liberate Your Body and Voice!
From personal experience and from working with many clients and students over the years, Susan and Vanessa understand that traumatic events of life often cause a fragmentation within. This can mean we lose connection with the core of ourselves; become disassociated from our bodies and our authentic voice. Susan and Vanessa have created a gentle yet visceral approach to liberating voice and body. Their practice and process is designed to validate your unique experience of disconnect/trauma, and contribute tools for discovering creative expression and catalyzing deep healing. Vanessa and Susan lead an authentic exploration to honor without judgment what may be held and hidden in cells and bones. The work is intentional, compassionate-- beckoning a freedom to express what you may not yet find words for. As you explore intuitive sounding and movement, your body “remembers” the truth of who you are and opens you to the experience of energetic release, a greater understanding and integration of self, a calling forth of personal and collective power, and creating of space for greater joy, clarity, and creative expression.
Susan DuMett is a licensed hypnotherapist, an energy system healing practitioner, certified professional coach, ordained minister and teacher of metaphysics, energy healing, and mind and higher sensory perception empowerment techniques. She is also an expert in voice empowerment and vocal sound healing practices, In addition, she has written for and trained individuals and organizations worldwide on best practices for clear and conscious communications. Her first book will be published in 2020.
Vanessa Skantze is a Butoh artist and teacher of yoga and dance. She has performed in the U.S. and Europe for over 20 years. Skantze has trained with Jinen Butoh founder Atsushi Takenouchi since 2003, and performed with him in the U.S. and Europe. Since coming to Seattle in 2004 she has created numerous ensemble works as well as solo pieces.She completed her third season as a teaching artist with the Freehold Engaged Theater Residency at the Washington Corrections Center for Women; an annual series of workshops culminating in an original performance by the inmates. She is a co-founder of Teatro de la Psychomachia, a performance space in Seattle that hosts many local, national and international sound and movement artists. Skantze does private, semi-private and group sessions in body instrument awareness and organic movement practice called Listening to the Bones.