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Make it Count – TODAY

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“Make it Count” is a new song I recently started working on, about making every word and deed count. That all words and actions would be mindful and conscious – for that is the art of truly and fully living the gift of life. My many responsibilities have prevented me from completing the song yet, but this morning I was gifted a real life experience of what that song means to me….

A little over a year ago, I started gatherings in Los Angeles called Sacred Song Circle. I loved it so much – singing with my tribe of music lovers diving into the devotional waves of sound and song. After about a year of monthly gatherings, I decided to transform these events into twice yearly full-day workshops called The Yoga of Voice & Vibration which you can find info about on the greater website here.

At the very last song circle gathering, a lovely woman from another community of which I am a part, made a heroic effort to attend, having broken her hip and slow to mend. She came anyway, and ascended the two flight of stairs into the lovely Rising Lotus main room. I was delighted to see her and deeply touched that she attended this last event, in spite of the difficulties she had getting there. She told me that she had been a bit depressed with how slow her body was to heal and that singing with me and the group that night lifted her spirits tremendously. Again, I was touched by her words and have thought of her many times since then.

This morning, my Rabbi called to tell me that Doris passed in the wee hours of the morning today…. my heart broke. I didn’t even know she was sick to that degree. Reb Miriam said no one knew…. It seems that at the time of the hip surgery, Doris had been informed that she had metastatic cancer. Doris refused to believe it and chose no intervention. Reb Miriam said that Doris was never in any pain.  I am so happy to know that… But how I wished I could have gone to sit with her and sing or play harp or bring my singing bowl to her…..

And, then, Rabbi Miriam told me that in the final two hours before Doris passed, as she sat with Doris in the hospital, she told Reb Miriam that she was dying. Reb Miriam said, yes, she knew that. And Doris asked Reb Miriam, “would you be able to have Kimberly sing B’yado with Gary at my funeral?”

The flood gates of my heart broke open and tears flowed…. this beautiful being – who I did not know well, but upon whom I had imprinted in some strong way – uttered my name in the hours before she transitioned from this plane of existence…. my song, my music…. meant something to her…. touched her deeply in some way, that she was calling forth my presence in the last breaths of her earthly life.

I am deeply humbled… deeply humbled… and the clarity of how much everything counts is palpable here this morning….

Yes. Make it count. Make it all count. Every word. Every deed.

PINTA UNVEILED – Earth Day 2018

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Next Sunday

EARTH DAY

April 22

The unveiling of my brand new music video!

Pinta

 

I personally directed and edited this project in honor of Earth Day

and

in honor of my beautiful tribe who has supported the unfolding of the creative force of music and art.

This spanish song (yes, I am singing in spanish for this one) was written by German Vasquez, and comes out of a traditional South American prayer circle, honoring the Great Painter of Existence.

The sound recording is arranged by myself and the superbly talented Vito Gregoli.

The video features phenomenal images by photographer and friend TJ Devadatta Best.

SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN IT GOES LIVE
OR
SIMPLY TUNE IN HERE NEXT SUNDAY/EARTH DAY/APRIL 22!

 

I HAD A DREAM!

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WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE

My eldest son is taking an online goal setting class for the Spring semester at the ‘Haynes’ School for Boys.’ This morning, we talked about the difference between dreaming and goal setting. It was a difficult distinction to make in some ways.

When I was a young ‘un, I dreamed of singing for people, making them happy, feeling the magic of making music.

I got well off track for a variety of reasons that will someday be published in a book about getting back on track LOL.

That being said, I’m here to tell you, its never too late!

Josh and I talked about how first you dream… you imagine… you see a vision within.

Then, you start setting goals – maybe you learn to play guitar, or you do a fan fund for a record you’re dreaming of making….

And with achieving every small goal, the dream starts to take shape in the physical world.

Soon, those acheivements gain mass momentum and then!

BOOM YOU’RE ON TOUR!!

Nectar of Song 2018 tour

1st stop Santa Monica

 

 

I will be joined by two stunning artists with whom I am so proud to make music.

Matura Seva is my dear friend and brother in music and spirit. Celebrate, sing and dance with the devotional wisdom, heartfelt connections, and the uplifting high energy Kirtan of Matura and Bhakti Shakti with masterful performances by guitarist Deva Priyo (Nicola Notaro of Gypsy Moon) co-founder with Jaya Lakshmi of the highly acclaimed world Trance band, Lost at Last, and celebrated Tabla virtuoso Daniel Paul (Jai Uttal, Gina Sala) as well as vocalists Beloved and Heather Angelheart.  Learn more about Matura

“A unique and masterful Tour de Force in the kirtan genre!”

With special guest, Johanna Beekman, songstress and kirtan leader loved for her rich, soulful voice, inspiring songs, and devotional chants, having released her 5th album, “Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul.”

Learn more about Johanna 

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

The Yoga of Voice & Vibration

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Singers, speakers, communicators, teachers!
Actors, musicians, Seekers, chanters!

Are you ready to abandon self-judgement and fear?
Are you ready to express yourself clearly and authentically?
Are you ready to connect with your most unique mode of expression?
Are you ready to meet yourself and others with greater clarity and intention?

SIGN ME UP

Ancient tradition and modern experts agree that traumas and negative cultural conditioning are stored in the fifth chakra (also known as the throat chakra). Stuck energy in this area can present as an inability to express oneself comfortably and easily through speech, song, and vocalization.
Freeing the voice is opens the flow of energy through this important center of expression.

 

IN THIS FULL DAY IMMERSION YOU WILL
~ Use your voice with ease
~ Let go of tension and strain
~ Heighten sound awareness – allowing you to experience your inner landscape in deeper more profound ways naturally leadingto feelings of groundedness and self-confidence;
~ Develop a true and deep connection with your vibrational fingerprint, that magnetic force that is your essence
~ Learn to listen, receive, and generate sound that supports a felt sense of interconnection between you, your loved ones, family, community and the greater world.
~ Recognize the power of your unique voice vibration to connect deeply with yourself, your purpose, and with others in fulfilling and loving ways that promote beauty and joy.
~ Consciously express and embody your authentic sound with ease
~ Artfully express from a place of freedom and strength
~ Restructure negative pathways leading to greater grounding in your pure potential leading to a fully embodied expression


 

 

If you have a heart, you have a song!
If you have a pulse, you have rhythm!
If you have a voice, you can use it!

YES! I’M IN!


~ Explore your relationship to your voice
~ Explore intonation, range, flexibility, and expressiveness of the voice
~ Heighten focus through sounding and singing
~ Heighten awareness of vibration, frequency, energy field
~ Learn practical tools to take home
~ Emerge with a greater understanding of your personal energetic blocks and practical tools to access and support your voice.
~ Increase confidence in your voice
~ Recognize authentic expression and heart-centered communication
~ Clear the pathway between your heart and actuated expression in the world



EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM OF:
~ Releasing self-judgement
~ Gaining awareness of and letting go of the myths you have about your voice;
~ Using your authentic voice
~ Connecting to the source of your voice
~ Embodying the pure potential of your unique vibration
~ Forgiving and releasing what has been standing in your way

TESTIMONIALS

“Kimberly’s loving energy made the class joyful and fun, and her practical and applicable instruction gave me real tools I could bring home and practice with. She helped me to recognize and take steps to move past judgements and myths I have believed about my own ability to sing and express myself through song. After class I felt lighter and more connected to life… and I have a new level of confidence and belief in my ability to sing.” ~ Sonia Reback

“Kimberly is a powerful healer, reminding me of my strength. Her singing is sacred and holy. She cracks open hearts with her voice. Everyone was deeply touched, moved, and brought to tears as you led us (and this includes the unseen ones too).” ~ Ellen

“Kim’s soul work has had a huge impact on my self confidence/self worth, giving me the tools to empower my self by connecting to my voice. She creates such a beautiful container that feels safe and nurturing. I always leave with life enhancing tools to use everyday. Looking back on my life since starting this journey it has shifted in ways that has left me empowered instead of disconnected. I now know that every experience good or challenging are my teachers to learn and grow from. I am forever grateful to you Kim for guiding me back to my heart.” ~ Caroline


FREE MY VOICE!

WHAT TO EXPECT:
~ Gathering in a stunning Topanga location, we will plunge into a full-day immersion of joyous sounding, singing, gentle movement, and vocal pedagogy.
~ Engage in fun and contemplative body, mind, and spirit practices intended to create flow, release tension and holding, allowing for greater freedom in expression and ease in the voice.
~ Vegetarian/vegan lunch will be fully catered, including morning refreshments and a delicious afternoon local, organic juice/smoothies will top it all off!

WHERE:
Topanga, CA

WHEN:
Sunday, March 25, 2018
9a-6p

SCHEDULE:
9am – Your relationship with your voice and breath
10am – Morning raga and pranayama (group singing and breathing exercises, exploring tone, flexibility, expressiveness, easeful production)
11am – light refreshment
11:15 am – aligning the voice
12p Fully catered local Organic Vegetarian Lunch
1pm Basic mechanics of singing
2pm Discussion of devotional singing
2:30p Organic smoothie and stretching
3-5 pm Devotional singing (Sound, Song, and Stillness/Song Circle)
5-6p Review and closing circle

Exchange $222
split payment is available. Please inquire.


I’M FULLY IN!

 

 

Kimberly Haynes has dedicated her life to healing through sound and music.  A survivor of childhood trauma, she spent many years lost in a cycle of anxiety, addictions, and self-destructive patterns.  Through intense spiritual practice, fierce determination, and a deeply devotional relationship to her craft, Kimberly was able to lift herself out of destruction. In doing the painstaking work of recovery, release, and finally healing the wounds of her soul, she is a uniquely qualified guide for those seeking reconnection with their true voice, both inner and outer.

With a vast reservoir of experience and insight into the transformative power of music and singing, Kimberly’s background includes:

30+ years of vocal pedagogy,
20 years study of sacred music from around the world,
15 years Jewish studies and cantorial service in a Los Angeles synagogue,
Deep, continuous study and practice of yogic science
5 years apprenticeship in sound healing gatherings and traditional South American ritual
3 years study of Kirtan (Indian chanting)
3 years leading Sacred Song Circles
Award winning recording artist

Kimberly has been blessed to bring sacred song intensives and song healing ceremonies to those who, like her, seek a deeper connection to all that is.

The Yoga of Sacred Song – new date!

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Ancient tradition and modern experts agree that past traumas and negative cultural conditioning in early life are stored in the fifth chakra (also known as the throat chakra). Often, stuck energy in this area presents as an inability to express oneself comfortably and easily through speech, song, and vocalization. Freeing the voice is an important and enjoyable key to transforming trauma and facilitating the flow of energy through this important center of expression.

Gathering in a stunning Topanga location, you are invited to a full-day immersion into joyous sounding, singing, movement, and meditation. We will engage in both fun and contemplative body, mind, and spirit practices intended to create flow, release tension and holding, allowing for greater freedom in this most important chakra.

You will emerge with a greater understanding of your personal energetic blocks and practical tools to access and support your voice.

Vegetarian/vegan lunch will be fully catered, including morning refreshments and delicious afternoon local, organic juice/smoothies top it all off!

Whether you are an advanced singer or have no singing experience at all, this will be an opportunity to root down into your sacred connection with your expressive self.

SCHEDULE:
9am Your relationship with the fifth chakra
10am Basic meditation practices and how they relate to the fifth chakra
10:45 – light refreshments
11am Morning raga (i.e. singing together) and pranayama (breathing exercises as it relates to singing)
12p Fully catered local Organic Vegetarian Lunch
1pm Basic mechanics of singing
2pm Discussion of devotional singing
2:30p Organic smoothie and stretching
3-6 pm Devotional singing (Sound, Song, and Stillness/Song Circle) w/ sound healer Christo Pellani, and producer/multi-instrumentalist Vito Gregoli

Requested donation is $185

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Kimberly Haynes has dedicated her life to healing through sound and music. A survivor of severe childhood trauma, she spent many years lost in a cycle of anxiety, addictions, and self-destructive patterns. Through intense spiritual practice, fierce determination, and a deeply devotional relationship to her craft, Kimberly was able to lift herself out of the ashes. In doing the painstaking work of recovery, release, and finally healing the wounds of her soul, she is a uniquely qualified guide for those seeking reconnection with their true voice, both inner and outer.

Her study of sacred song from around the world, along with five years of apprenticeship in sound healing gatherings, has given her vast experience and unique insights into the transformative power of music and singing.

Kimberly has been blessed to bring sacred song intensives and the healing power of devotion to those who, like her, find solace and guidance through music.

Join me in support of Hurricane Harvey relief

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*** BIRTHDAY BLISS ***
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

With the tragic conditions resulting from the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, Johanna Beekman and I want to be a part of the recovery for the people of Houston – and give you an opportunity to do the same.

A portion of EVERY ticket sold will go to the Sweet Relief fund and directly benefit those in need right now.
Check out the website HERE.


I have also just learned that my talented friend,
 fluegelhorn and trumpet player Jeff Osterwill be joining us and adding his magic to the evening.  Jeff’s newest album, FLOW, is available for pre-sale on Amazon, 
an incredible collaboration with Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, and Lawrence Blatt. They will play Carnegie Hall on October 6,2017 for the release celebration and I’m thrilled to have Jeff join me and Johanna for Nectar of Song!

 “My performance embodies the voice of my heart, without words, and that is what my horn playing is all about. If you want to know who I truly am inside, listen to my horn.”

You do not want to miss this event.
Get your advance tickets now.

ADVANCE TIX HERE

ITS TURNING OUT TO BE AN EXCITING BIRTHDAY MONTH FOR ME 😉

 ONLY 9 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE

******PLEASE DON’T DELAY*******

just a moment of your time will make a difference.
I’ve made it SUPER easy for you.

With a little help from my friends, we can bring this baby home!
Two quick clicks of the mouse!

‘PATHLESS PATH’
CLICK HERE

THEN CLICK THE “LIKE” BUTTON TO VOTE
(and of course there is a listen link too)


-AND-

‘DO I DARE’
CLICK HERE

THEN CLICK THE “LIKE” BUTTON TO VOTE
(again there is a listen link too)

IT’S THAT SIMPLE 🙂
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME.

Oh! And while I am blessed to have two songs as finalists in the same category, it poses the unexpected challenge of competing against myself :/  So please, if you would, get out there and vote for both.

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“The Global Peace Song Awards serves as a search for our world’s most enlightened musicians and songs that can guide the way to peace on earth.”

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Thank you for your efforts, family!  Much love.

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