Astral Harvest Music & Arts Festival

The Primal Voice

Our voice is an ancient technology, evolved as a tool of intention. The wisdom in your voice knows how to sing a message of free expression, open heartedness and radiance. Unifying our voices supports our health and symbiotic relationship to life.

Many people hold shame around the idea of sharing their voice and shy away from exploring its potential and importance in developing harmony in community and strong leadership. If we stay blocked to the vulnerability of the voice we stay blocked to the profound sense of joy and liberation our voice can create. Understanding the primal roots of the voice can help to awaken a more grounded and empowered relationship to life. This will include vocal embodiment practices, yogic movement, breath work, tantric practices, toning, mantra, song and self inquiry.

Bio: Sophia grew up in the heart of Wales, close to nature and her adventurous family. Ever curious about how to deepen her relationship to life, Sophia has dedicated much of her time to exploring healing arts and music around the world. First training as a dancer at Laban Dance Conservatoire in London, then moving to Canada for her Holistic Health Practitioner Certification at Grant MacEwan University, Sophia completed her yoga TTC at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in India and later studied at Agama Yoga in Thailand and Inan Itah, Nicaragua for tantric wisdom.

Sophia studied Acupressure, Reflexology, Reiki in Canada and Thai Massage in Thailand and offers a unique blend of these healing arts in the form of Ritual Healing Massage.

​In 2012, she toured with NuMundo through Central America helping to implement permaculture and community building projects.

In Peru, she studied as a shamanic apprentice of Paching Hoe Lambaiho. Sophia completed her Permaculture Design Certification and Earth Activist Training at O.U.R Ecovillage with StarHawk and Charles Williams and, following this, co-founded The Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour which traveled along the West Coast of North America. In recent years Sophia has been developing the collaboration, Shanandar, with Dan Lambert, which aims to weave lush melodic tapestries with timeless keys and soulful vocals (shanandar.bandcamp.com).

​Sophia is now based in Edmonton offering regular yoga classes, cacao ceremonies, ritual healing massage, workshops and music.