The enchanters of the 2021 Enchanted Circle retreat
Facilitators at the crossing of music and human connection
Ferrywoman of souls
Vocalist and vocal facilitator passionate about all voice dimensions, Line shares a 360° vision of music based on practice, that brings together art and pedagogy, self-expression and collective creation, mind, body and soul. One of her talents, in addition to the pear-chocolate crumble, is to open the song of the possible by encouraging everyone to dare to sing. All this is nourished by 3 core values: authenticity, creativity and humor.
Rizumik is an award-winning artist, mostly known for his rhythmical and improvisational skills. He has traveled the world performing and teaching, having worked with Cirque du Soleil, The Voca People and Bobby McFerrin, and having collaborated with institutions like NYU, Carnegie Hall, University of Virginia and TEDx. He thrives in music, humor and movement, and he believes in a spiritual approach to sound and practice.
Sound yoga teacher, sound massage practitioner with singing bowls and gong, sound is for Tatiana a path to a state of deep presence. She is fascinated by the path offered to us by the sound vibration: a path of reunion with the sacred that lives in us. Moved by contact with the original state of Love, our essence, she explores techniques that allow a (re)connection to oneself as well as to the infinitely great.
Multi-instrumentalist, Sheng Zhen meditation and Feldenkrais Method Teacher, Nicolas is passionnate about vocal improvisation (trained by Gaël Aubrit and David Eskenazy) and he uses it to create collective events which foster joy, connexion, confidence, and develop rigor, precision and concentration. He actively worked for the development of “Chants pour Tous” in France.
Chiara enjoys exploring vocal improvisation as a vehicle for human connection. She studies Nonviolent Communication, constantly navigating ways of uniting Empathy with collective music-making and bringing forward presence through both verbal and nonverbal communication. She manages the vocal improvisation community “Circlesinging Roma” alongside colleague Daphne Nisi, co-founded in 2015.
Yasmine El Bahyaoui
Born to diversity, Yasmine inherited from her North African origins an immoderate love for rhythms, sounds and vibrations, for bodies, voices, and words. It is by variegated paths, between world traditional songs, various dance practices, vocal improvisation, mindful movement, and spontaneous voice that she explores deeper and deeper the vast landscapes of living bodies.
At first sight, the definition of the word “spontaneous” seems simple. Well, this simple word has taken up Bernard attention for several decades as a vocal improvisation facilitator. Can we hear what the body wants to say when the door is half open? One way to hear the body is to jump into the overflowing parts of ourself with the voice. There, I find a place where I am both the vocal stakeholder of an emergence and the amazed witness of what springs from me.
A performer, song writer and improvisation artist, Lior creates intimate organic pieces from the present moment. She explores musical expression and rhythmic techniques in a very intuitive way and uses uncertainty, playfulness and vulnerability as ingredients for creativy. For the last 2 years, she has been working on a creation called “solo collective”.
« From the sound gesture to the danced rhythm »
From her interest in what unites music and dance, Perrine explores in the practice of percussive dances and body percussion the ideal fusion of movement and rhythm. In the course of her experiences, the vocal ensemble becomes as much as the choreographic ensemble, one of her favorite playgrounds to explore.
Initially in love with progressive rock, Gaël evolved towards songwriting (DEM at ENM of Villeurbanne), then vocal technique (certified teacher in TCM with Allan Wright), before finding his way in a cappella vocal improvisation and circlesong. He initiated the Chant pour Tous concept and joined the faculty of the Bobby McFerrin’s annual circlesongs workshop in the USA. He is also passionate about Nonviolent Communication.
Gérone is a passionate teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga from the Philippines. She teaches yoga as a holistic and sacred practice that is accessible to all, and integrates pranayama (breathing), asanas (postures) and meditation. She is certified to teach specialized yoga for seniors, pregnant women and people with reduced mobility. When not on her mat, she is making magic in the kitchen.
An actor, singer and vocal arts and stage performance instructor, Jean-Yves founded the professional musical, vocal and a cappella ensembles, Nomad and Mahna. He is also a circus and theater producer. His teaching explores the voice by means of an inventive and original bodily and emotional approach. For more than twenty years, he has worked for multiples structures dedicated to vocal work.
Trained in philosophy (ex-ATER at UCLouvain) and improvised singing (Improvie with Gaël Aubrit), Camille is an explorer of the sources of human connection. On her palette, NonViolent Communication, Collective Intelligence and Feminine Tao. She initiated the communities “Chant pour Tou.te.s / Bruxelles” and “Circle Singing and Vocal Improvisation / Belgium”.