Nessi Gomes and Lino Hermesh, romantic and business partners, created Vocal Odyssey, a workshop designed to help people meet the spirit of their voice. After recently participating in their workshop, Rohini shares with listeners about her experience and invites Nessi and Lino to talk about the healing power of their work.
From a young age, Nessi discovered the ability to heal and navigate her emotions by exploring sound. She now shares the therapeutic value of sonic expression along with her professional performances. Initially, Lino sought to manage Nessi's musical career, but following some skepticism, he joined her efforts in creating these workshops. He pursued his own training and now co-facilitates the workshops. He sees how powerful group settings are for creating new connections, both physically and spiritually. He sees the workshops as a bridge to something far larger than ourselves.
For Rohini, allowing herself to be with the vulnerability of using her voice, in a group setting, was healing and connected her to a deep sense of aliveness and playfulness she hadn't realized was dormant. The voice is a portal to our own individual truth and also to what is universal that lies within us all.
This episode explores:
Vocal Odyssey: Meet the spirit of your voice
Nessi Gomes' music
Nessi Gomes is a musician, group facilitator, and certified Holistic Voice Therapist with The British Academy of Sound Therapy in Group Voice Therapy. In the past four years, Nessi has shared her music and voice retreats in 25 countries. In October 2016 she released her debut album ‘Diamonds & Demons’ and received Best of British Unsigned female artist for that year. Learn more about Nessi.
Lino Hermesh is co-founder, with Nessi, of Vocal Odyssey. He is A Certified Voice Practitioner (The British Academy of Sound Therapy, UK) and holds a Diploma in Relational Mindfulness/Core Process Psychotherapy. In PachaMacha, Costa Rica he met Nessi. A meeting that changed their lives and took them both on a musical voyage of creativity and self-growth through 30 countries in which they shared their work in the past 6 years. Learn more about Lino.
Angus & Rohini Ross are “The Rewilders.” They love working with couples and helping them to reduce conflict and discord in their relationships. They co-facilitate individualized couples' intensives that rewild relationships back to their natural state of love. Rohini is the author of the ebook Marriage, and they are co-founders of The 29-Day Rewilding Experience and The Rewilding Community. You can also follow Angus and Rohini Ross on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To learn more about their work visit: therewilders.org. Read Rohini's latest blog.
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