Haribhakti Leo Day
Born and raised in India to parents from diverse and different backgrounds, Leo Day comes from a unique blend of musical traditions and cultures. His father is an accomplished Bengali Folk singer in the lineage of traditional Indian heritage. His mother's origins are from Native American tribes and Colombian roots in Latin music. Growing up in a truly versatile artistic family, Leo has been a gifted musician from the very start. He began his formal training in Indian Classical Music at a young age. His singing has been described by his teachers as having the "causeless mercy of Mother Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge". Leo Day has performed numerous concerts all around the world and continues to share his heartfelt melodies. As a well-established, internationally recognised vocalist, he now dedicates his life to music whilst teaching and training his students in this artform through his academy "Swar Yoga".
Leo Day's workshop is designed to develop in the participants’ self-confidence in voice articulation; improved speech enunciation; enhanced ability for public speaking; voice modulation; singing with a wider range, pitch control, ear training, etc.
Topics covered in the workshop include:
Pancha-Sthan: The five places where sound is articulated, with specific attention to the differences between how vowels and consonants are pronounced: the back of the throat, nose, lips, teeth, upper pallet of the mouth.
Pancha-Prana: The five techniques used to extend and balance breathe while producing sound.
Sur-Drishti: The practice of visualizing frequency which helps to improve accuracy, composition and pitch control.
Kharaj-Riyaz: The lesson of daily practice of exercising one’s voice for flexibility, voice range and strength.
Sur-Vistaar: Learning how to improvise on a scale; and further embellishing a melody.
Drupad guided meditation:
This Drupad guided meditation will be a deep exploration of the the inner world and source of sensory experience through pranayama, awareness practice and sound. We start by shortly preparing body and mind to soften and be receptive for more subtle states and take you on a journey into the Heart.