Focusing on methods to access the inner experience of the voice, for our own enjoyment, rather than on methods to modify the outer performance of the sound to meet the standards of others, “performance anxiety” is gracefully removed in order to access the spring of infinite creative sounding that is everyone’s potential.
* Consistently access profound meditative states.
* Clear the pathway between your heart’s innermost wish and your actuated expression in the world.
* Deepen your listening, understanding, and empathetic potential in relationships.
* Become more confident, authentic, and heart-centered in your voice.
* Enjoy the ecstasy that only singing to/for/with the infinite Beloved can bring!
A full-day immersion of joyous sounding, singing, breathing exercises, gentle movement, and sound 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.
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. 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.
“I attended one of Kimberly’s workshops (The Yoga of Sacred Song) and it was a magical experience. I have been wanting to cultivate my voice for many years, and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way to do so. I felt that Kim’s class, showing up to me at the time it did, was a blessing from above. 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. I only hope there are more workshops to attend in the future!” — Sonia R.
I facilitate or co-facilitate many life cycle events, including marriage ceremonies, funerals, baby namings and Bar/Bat Mitzvot.
I can help you create your own unique life cycle events for the moments in life that are gateways into new ways of being: marriage, divorce, pregnancy, childbirth, birthdays, retirement, moving to a new town or home, relationship transition, etc…
I will create sacred space and provide a beautiful blending of music, appropriate liturgy, poetry and writings, to beautifully express the heart of the given event.
If you are in need of a skilled life-cycle facilitator or are looking for a cantorial soloist for any occasion, please contact me. I am more than happy to be of service in any way I can.
I am a Singer-songwriter and performer, Cantorial Soloist serving Congregation Ahavat Torah in Brentwood, CA, a Voice instructor, Jewish worship leader, and Ritualist bringing beautiful and inspiring Sacred music to special occasions.
Whether I am performing in concert, doing a workshop, creating a sacred life cycle event for you, serving on the Bimah at Ahavat Torah, singing for a bride and groom on their wedding day, or chanting Jewish liturgy during a funeral service, it is my intention (referred to as “kavannah” in Hebrew) to do what I can to assist those I serve to see and experience the light, love, and magic within themselves and all of Life.
It is the spark in my soul, and the souls of all those I serve, that I want to kindle to a bright flame of love with my music . It always my intention to be of impeccable service, using the gifts I’ve been given to touch people in positive, life-affirming ways.