Annual Singing Retreat

Annual Singing Retreat

7th Foundational Singing Training

7th Foundational Singing Training

Thursday, June 14, 2018

7th Foundational Singing Training in CA

The 7th Foundational Singing Training in California
is beginning February 2019!

 Winters at Santa Cruz Waldorf School
Summers at Ananda Meditation Center, Nevada City, CA

The 7th Training meets over a 3 1/2 year period, for 5 days each June and 3 days each February. It includes four private lessons per year, group work and choir.

This advanced course is offered to those with previous study of Uncovering the Voice (such as attendance at an Open Course and/or private lessons with Christiaan). 

In this work, the process of singing is viewed holistically, with the aim of the natural opening and balancing of the voice.  The singer is invited to move with confidence and joy towards discovering his or her own voice within the group and in private lessons.  It is a gentle process and the voice is never pushed, but gently liberated through engagement and active participation.  A wide range of specific singing exercises will be developed together with a comprehensive study of Werbeck's book.

Singing Training Topics:

Session 1:  Exercises to Forget the Breathing    Feb. 8-10, 2019
Session 2:  Directing the Sound                        June 6-10, 2019
Session 3:  Vowels and Consonants                  Feb. 2020
Session 4:  Expansion of the Sound                  June 2020
Session 5:  Reflection of the Sound                  Feb. 2021
Session 6:  Reflection of the Word                   June 2021
Session 7:  Summary and Closing                    Feb. 2022

Annual Tuition:
$800 for June
$400 for February
(this includes two private lessons in June and two private lessons in February)

To Apply:

Please write a paragraph about why you would like to participate in the Training and email it to Sheryl at: healing.round@gmail.com.  Upon acceptance into the Training, you will receive registration information.

Maximum Enrollment:  30 Students

Monday, April 30, 2018


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sunday Singing Circle

at: Dos Pinos Co-op Sycamore Lane, Davis, CA 95616
Led by Sheryl Adler-Eldridge

May 6, May 20, May 27, June 3
10:30am-11:30am

The process of singing is viewed holistically and encourages a natural opening and balancing of the voice. Singers are gently invited to move with joy and confidence in discovering their own voices through engagement and group participation. 

‘Uncovering the Voice’ has been described as yoga for the voice.  The wide range of singing exercises developed by Valborg Werbeck-Svardstrom are innately therapeutic and bring balance to the whole person on multiple levels.

 All singers are welcome, from complete beginners to advanced musicians. Everyone’s abilities will grow together in community.

Sheryl (Shayndel) Adler-Eldridge is a certified teacher of Uncovering the Voice, a Hebrew prayer leader, a Waldorf Teacher and a Holistic Health Practitioner. She has been studying Uncovering the Voice since 2001.

The Sunday Singing Circles will be offered as packages. Tuition is $100 for all four classes, due on 5/6. The class will have a minimum of four participants and a maximum of twenty.

Pre-Registration is required. To register, email Sheryl: healing.round@gmail.com or call: 530-210-3208

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Why attend the Open Singing Retreat?

In various areas of our lives, many of us are now looking for healthier and more holistic approaches and we are feeling a new sense of responsibility for realms such as nature, food, clean air, clean water, etc.  Until recently, people have taken both their speaking as well as their singing voices for granted, as if they come for free and do not require any nurturing.  The renewing thought which the School of Uncovering the Voice brings is that we need to take care of our voices in different ways than was done in earlier days.  

How can we develop our precious, own instruments according to the needs of our times?  In earlier eras of humanity, the singing voice was a central issue in life.  Now our capacity is shrinking rapidly.  We need caring ways of expressing ourselves through our voices and to realize: Through my voice, I express my whole being and by singing, I affect my overall balance and health.  This can be done by the exercises given by Valborg Werbeck Svardstrom, who shows us easy ways to build up relation to all the basic elements needed for singing and care of the voice.   

In a joyful way, we try to experience the musical world as well as to understand the background of our doing; embracing both practicality and understanding.  Werbeck states that if there would be more singing and more righteous singing in our world, the criminality would decrease.  This thought can be understood as follows: Being with our voice connects us to more pure parts of ourselves and develops that what we may as human beings want to become (our more realized selves).  

The Open Singing Retreat provides a safe, welcoming and deeply renewing space in time to do all of this and more.  It is not only for trained singers, but it is also for people who do not yet have faith in their own capacity as singers and who are open to trying new experiences.



Open Singing Retreat
led by Christiaan Boele 
June 15-17, 2018
at Davis Waldorf School
3100 Sycamore Lane, Davis, CA 95616

Friday June 15
8:50 Check In
9:00-10:15  Welcome Circle and Introduction to the School of Uncovering the Voice
10:45-12:00  Exercises to Forget the Breathing
12:00-2:00  Afternoon Break
2:00-3:00 Movement:  Eurythmy
3:15-4:15 Transition to Song  
4:30-6:30  Joyful Exercises and Choir

Saturday June 16
9:00-10:15  Building Our Sound Cupola
10:45-12:00  Bringing in the Vowels
12:00-2:00  Afternoon Break
2:00-3:00 Movement: Eurythmy
3:15-4:15 Conversation & Questions
4:30-6:30 Joyful Exercises and Choir

Sunday June 17
9:00-10:15  Deepening our Understanding of Singing
10:45-12:00 Conclusion & Closing Circle

Tuition:  $250 by May 1, 2018,  $300 thereafter

Eurythmy:   Movements and gestures that reveal to the eye what language and music bring to the ear.  Speak and sing with the human body, making speech and music visible.

Special Discounts:
School Group  If three or more staff members from a school or a choir attend, each participant receives $50 off of their tuition.  
Past Open Singing Course Participants:  that register with a guest new to the Open Course, will receive $50 off of their tuition.

For more information or to register, contact Sheryl at healing.round@gmail.com