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February 18, 2023

Virtual Workshop: The Power of Music: A Holistic Harmonizing Concert with Nichol Chase


Have you ever wanted to dance at a Symphony concert? Or experience a sound bath standing up? Or let the sounds at a rock concert wash over you while lying down?

Join us for this virtual workshop with yoga teacher, musician, and Garrison Institute Fellow Nichol Chase to embrace and encourage all of the possible ways to engage with a musical experience.

There are normative or prescribed behaviors that underlie nearly every type of public music experience. And while there may be some choice about how to engage with the music, it is usually very limited. This harmonizing concert aims to embrace and encourage all of the possible ways to engage with a musical experience. Some of the music will be meditative and soothing; some of the music will be rhythmic and upbeat; some will evoke feeling and emotion, and all will be composed to evoke a sense of harmony; a sense of belonging to an interconnected whole.

The workshop will include some guided meditation and light movement.

***No prior experience with meditation or movement required.

Former Garrison Institute Fellow Nichol Chase is a teacher, musician, and yogi for whom singing and movement is integral to life. Nichol’s yoga practice is informed by a vast and eclectic set of influences that blend invigorating flow with precise and insightful instruction and extensive study with a variety of innovative teachers. She is a faculty member and teacher trainer for The Mazé Method, where she has worked for several years, and is currently on the faculty for a teacher training partnership between Yoga International and the Mazé Method. Nichol’s artistic experience includes more than a decade of Royal Academy ballet training and specialization as an operatic Coloratura Soprano, earning the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Nichol’s study of yoga piqued an interest in Kirtan and Indian Classical music resulting in the addition of the harmonium to her repertoire for accompaniment. She continues to study Northern Indian Classical Music, Mantra, and Kirtan along with a vast array of Western musical styles. For more information on Nichol’s work, please visit her website.

This virtual retreat will be conducted through Zoom on Saturday, February 18, from 1:00 p.m. EDT to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The virtual retreat link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Please email us at events@garrisoninstitute.org with questions.

Registration Options

1 - Standard
2 - Supporter
3 - Subsidized (unemployed, retired, students)