power of voice
our flagship experience
Find your voice!
This fully immersive experience will take you on a personal journey via the vehicle of your own voice.
Uncover your essential self immersed in the history, values, ethos, and care of our team of founding members of the Roy Hart Theatre, residents of the Château de Malérargues, and lifelong students and teachers of Alfred Wolfsohn and Roy Hart's work on personal expansion through vocal expression.
In this profoundly experiential program, learn what it feels like to embody your full, uninhibited potential and to LEAD WITH YOUR VOICE!
the work: voice as the muscle of the soul.
The embodiment of the inner self through the voice allows us to be alive in more aspects of ourselves.
This integrative theory and process began with Alfred Wolfsohn, a German Jew who served as a stretcher-bearer in the trenches of World War I and survived being buried alive under the bodies of countless dead and dying soldiers.
On returning from the war, Wolfsohn was haunted by debilitating flashbacks and hallucinations of the agonized, visceral screams of wounded soldiers. So profound was his trauma, Wolfsohn feared that he had lost his own soul and with it, his voice. Unresponsive to conventional treatments, Wolfsohn's healing journey began with voicing his trauma through spontaneous improvised singing.
Through his own experience and inspired by Jungian depth psychology, Wolfsohn initiated his theory and approach to voice in the 1940‘s and 50‘s. He believed that all archetypes are present within each human being. His ground-breaking work sought to reveal a way for full-range vocal embodiment not confined by gender or expectations. Wolfsohn worked with the premise that the more of these archetypes one expresses and embodies, the closer the connection with the authentic self.
The Roy Hart methodology explores the myriad expressive possibilities of the voice, irrespective of aesthetic norms.
Our Midderigh Vox coaches collaborate with the Roy Hart teachers to harness and channel discovery through the medium of storytelling.
At the core of this work is the synergistic art of active listening. To listen and to be listened to is the core purpose of all human communication, and the key to authentic presence.
The Centre International Artistique Roy Hart is a research and study centre located at the Château de Malérargues, nestled in the Cévennes hills of southern France.
Named in honour of Roy Hart - a principal student of Alfred Wolfsohn for twenty years - it was here that the founding members of The Roy Hart Theatre continued the work of vocal exploration as a vehicle for self-development following Wolfsohn’s death in 1962.
Still run by the co-founders of the original Roy Hart Theatre, the centre remains an active hub of ground-breaking research and experimental study through successive generations of teachers and students.
Every voice is as unique and individual as a fingerprint. Yet few people have an equally neutral relationship to their voice as to their fingerprint. By focusing on listening from an open perspective, we learn to bypass judgement and follow our unique personal expression.
Our pedagogy is non-hierarchical and collaborative. Our coaches seek to open new perspectives rather than impose prescriptive direction.
A central component of the experience is individual work that acknowledges the unique personality of each voice.
We cultivate intuitive trust through active listening, questioning, reflecting, and describing our experience, to unlearn self-imposed limitations and create a deeper awareness of potential in ourselves and others.
Timbres, textures and emotional qualities become accessible and applicable to the form of expression desired.
Breath and body work
The voice is an aspect of our physical embodiment that begins with breath and its energetic potential. Throughout life, all of one’s states of being are related to breath. The movement of breathing persists automatically, whether we choose to notice it or not.
Breath is the primal connection between physical and vocal space. Vocal expression surfs the wave of the breath. By opening the breath’s channel, we take the first important step toward releasing the voice. We connect our inner being directly with the outer world. Voice is the vehicle of manifestation and creative expression.
We use body work and breath work to release tension, express restricted energy, and to re-experience the simple joy of movement. This helps us begin to consciously embody expansion of the full voice and our own truly authentic presence.
Stories bring ideas and experiences to life. The most memorable stories are punctuated with impeccable timing, emotional colour, flavour, and clear turning points.
Over six days our work together will enable you to uncover and explore your own stories. It is a constantly shifting, inward-outward journey.
In learning to listen deeply to ourselves, to others, and to the space between us, and to what is being expressed on an embodied level, beyond words or language, we unveil the power of storytelling and understand the impact our stories can have in our professional and personal life.
Gain access to a new world of COMMUNICATION and CONNECTION where LISTENING and EXPRESSION take on new dimensions and carry unexpected power.
This program brings communication from the background to the foreground, giving you unlimited insight on the most powerful and useful tool available in this business of living: your voice. And it is already within, waiting to be revealed!
As a participant, you will:
embark on a personal journey over 6 intensive days;
orchestrate your own life-changing experience and connect with your deepest truths;
discover a new way of listening that allows you to communicate effectively in any conversation, with freedom and peace of mind regardless of the conversation’s content;
unveil the full expanse of your uninhibited self and experience dramatically improved performance in professional scenarios where you may have previously felt ineffective;
understand what it takes to invite others to engage with you in exploring new possibilities;
uncover your capacity to create or restore inner harmony and affinity, at any time, under any circumstance;
experience the power of being completely free to be yourself in relation with other people;
learn to tell your story.
Power of Voice brings a new world of communication into being — one that moves people, and transforms both you and your audience.
participants of the Power of Voice program routinely experience:
Higher emotional intelligence
Improved connections with others
Reconnection to personal values
the 2019 teaching faculty
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Our fee includes*:
40 hours of tuition and coaching with our diverse faculty of internationally certified voice and communications teachers and executive coaches;
ground transportation from Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport airport or Gare de Nîmes railway station;
on-site room and full board at the château with healthy meals prepared on-site by our dedicated chef, using fresh, locally-sourced produce to nourish your body on your journey;
evening activities, including presentations and performances;
a global network of leaders and change agents.
*Not included in the basic fee are optional additional services such as on-site massage and shiatsu, as well as the possibility of arranging evening meals offsite in local Michelin-starred restaurants.
FEES AND REGISTRATION
€3,497.00 regular fee
€3,000.00 early bird rate
For further details and questions about group enrolments, means-based discounts, and scholarship opportunities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A €1,000 deposit is required upon registration; payment plans are available.
imagine yourself here…
Since this bi-annual program launched in 2016, participants from more than 20 countries across the globe have experienced the Power of Voice. Historically, they are senior managers and C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches, and other training and development professionals. They are change makers from myriad industries with diverse professional experience, seeking a deeper understanding of their voices - both literally and figuratively - in order to manifest their best selves with greater confidence and authenticity.
Our youngest participants have been emerging leaders in their mid-twenties, with the highest concentration being in the 30-45 age bracket, and the most senior participants to date in their mid-fifties. We welcome couples as well as individuals and teams.
We embrace the richness of diversity in every sense of the word.
What are you waiting for? What if the changes you have been seeking were only a phone call away?