Each one of us has a story to tell and a song to sing, but sometimes getting it down on paper can be the hardest part. Writing a song is a deep personal process of emotional expression, storytelling, and catharsis. The process alone is ritual, and can be utilized as a powerful ceremony for self exploration and transformation. From my personal experience, I can say that telling my story and showing my expression through songwriting has not only deeply changed me, but all those who have been touched by the song. The power of this creation is that afterward, it can be shared, passed, and enjoyed by countless others for generations to come.
In this workshop, we will move through a guided journey of how to connect with our muse and source of inspiration, and write the songs our souls were meant to sing. The class will begin with a guided meditation that connects us to our creative expression and inspiration. We will cultivate a re-connection with the muse inside and in the world around us. We will ask nature and our deepest selves to bring us the theme, or story of the song we will write.
Then the tools will be given to transform that inspiration into concrete writing. I will share my process and methods for songwriting and channeling sacred songs. We will cover everything from brainstorming techniques, rhyme and rhythm, melody composition, storytelling, light language, song writing structure, and creative exercises.
The class will be an active workshop wherein each participant will be writing their own song throughout the workshop. There will be instructional times, exercises, and personal work time with accessibility to me as a guide.
The intention of this class is to share what I know and what has worked for me, and to empower my brothers & sisters to find their creative voice, expression, and song.
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Ixchel Prisma is a life long vocalist, song writer, performer and sound healer who brings beauty and vibrancy through her music. She is an independent artist dedicated to bringing uplifting and high vibrational music to the world.
The music she creates is designed with the intention to inspire inspiration, healing, transformation, and expansion. Subtle electronic sounds and acoustic instrumentals are blended together with uplifting lyrics, wide ranging vocals, and poetry, submerging listeners into a full spectrum experience...Leaving your heart blasted wide open...
Writing and music have been deep passions for Ixchel since she was a child.
In addition to writing her own material, Ixchel has also been studying and singing sacred healing songs from many indigenous cultures for many years. As an initiator student of Maestro Manuel Rufino, She carries traditional healing songs from all corners of the globe, and weaves these cultural treasures in with her own prayers for the planet.
Ixchel has performed at sound healing events, meditation and yoga classes, West Coast transformational festivals, local events, and private shows for the over 9 years. She is currently in collaboration with several influential music producers and musicians, including Desert Dwellers, Shaman's Dream, Liquid Bloom, AtYya, Alia, Dream Seed, and Jerry Walsh.
Her offerings vary from acoustic performance, sound healing, song circles, and live electronic fusion dance sets.