Singing the Bones Alumni Session : Spring 2021
A Reunion In Soulmaking
A Reunion in Soulmaking
Sunday, May 23, 2021 : 4pm-6pm PST
Open to all previous Singing the Bones students!
Lydia Violet is excited to invite all our previous Singing the Bones students back for a one-time reunion session, where we will offer teachings and check-ins in the work of reclaiming cultural inheritance and the task of soulmaking, a tender and invaluable path in these times. This session is a way for you to continue this work with periodic check-ins, guidance and community support.
"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Let us embolden the poetry, stories, dance, and song in our cultural legacies. With an eye for the archetypal, soulmaking can empower that reflective moment within each of us, where we deepen our knowing of ourselves and our world. James Hillman writes that, "Between us and events, between the doer and the deed, there is a reflective moment--and soul-making means differentiating this middle ground." In the stories, songs, and other cultural artifacts of our ancestors, we can see into their psyches, their souls--the creations born from their reflections on the world.
Lydia Violet, M.A., is an accomplished Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist weaving together 30 years of studying and teaching classical violin and voice. She performs professionally around the country, singing and playing with groups Climbing PoeTree & Lyla June, as well as fronting her own 4-piece live band. Her songs and arrangements are inspired from her eclectic musical background, featuring American roots, gospel & blues, and Iranian folk traditions. ♬ www.lydiafiddle.com ♬
Lydia received her Masters degree in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness in 2009 from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She also studied closely with deep ecology elder and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for the past 9 years, learning how we can metabolize our pain for the world into energy for resilience, action, and community. She runs The Music As Medicine Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating access to music and music education as tools for cultivating resilient cultures in our communities. Learn more at www.musicasmedicineproject.org