Frequently Asked Questions

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What exactly is it you teach?

I teach two main things.

-Voice Empowerment and Healing

-Overtone Singing and Throatsinging

In a voice healing and empowerment lesson or workshop we focus on how to use the voice as a tool for moving energy within our bodies and emotions for full access to health and well-being and high levels of personal empowerment + self expression in the world

In an overtone singing and/or throatsinging lesson or workshop we focus on how to isolate and produce multiple distinct pitches in the voice. Focusing particularly on the high pitches above the fundamental known as "harmonics".

Do you work in one place?

I work from Maui and teach clients over video and phone calls. I share events locally. I work in person with clients who live on Maui or are visiting the island.

What is sound healing?

Every sound healer has their own slightly distinct definition of what sound healing is. I will use the definition(s) that I go by.

1) Sound healing is the use of tones and vibration to support healthy energy flow in our physical, mental, and emotional systems. 

2) Sound healing is using vibration to activate our divine self for fuller soul expression in the third dimension.

About the Voice

With the voice - I teach sound healing as a way to move energy inside ourselves, for access and activation of our latent talents. It is kind of like doing an internal reiki attunement, qigong session, or set of yoga poses.

 This also brings our unique voice, or our unique energetic signature on this planet in a more full, clear, and strong way. This supports our personal expression in the world, and our ability to work with tonality to transmit our truest essence into the world.

Sound Baths and Sound Journeys

In a Sound bath or Sound Journey we are using sounds to activate and move energy. In this experience, you are meditating in a seated position, or lying down in savasana. The sounds that I, or another sound healer bring through, activate different sensations or ways of experiencing the world. People often receive creative insights within sound journeys or are able to deeply release built up stress, while simultaneously recognizing their personal blocks or impediments.

In my sound journeys I intuitively play the Didgeridoo, Native American flute, mouth/jaw harp, and do overtone singing.

What is Throatsinging?

Throatsinging is a kind of singing done by the Tuvans, Mongolians, and other nomadic cultures in the Siberian region. Throatsinging employs the manipulation of multiple sounds within the singers own voice, isolating harmonics which are very high above the fundamental tone.

 

The other main kind of throatsinging uses intense throat vibrations to produce an extremely deep and powerful sound from the singers voice which, is also akin to certain types of Buddhist Chant.

 

The two main style of throatsinging are Sygyt, and Khargyraa, I teach and share both these styles.

Sygyt

The high, whistling overtone singing. The sygyt singer produces a drone in their throat and then makes shapes with the lips, tongue, and mouthe to isolate and amplify certain frequencies which are present in the droning sound. I teach sygyt using a more nasal drone (instead of throaty) and you can watch my teaching video on it here.

How many people do you usually work with?

When I teach throatsinging, I work with anywhere up to 16 people at once. I don't work with more than 16 people in a two hour workshop to make sure I give everyone enough personal training in the practice.

With voice sound healing I can work simultaneously with any amount of people. This is about holding the container for exploration. The more people there are, the more potential there is for the energy amplification during the group toning practices.

Is this about learning to sing?

No. None of this is about "learning to sing". As a effect of this work, you will become much more comfortable working with and hearing your own voice. Across the board this increases your ability to sing. But, it is not focused on singing and I never describe it that way.

Testimonials

The Voice Empowerment Series

The Online Voice Empowerment Series was truly transformative. Toning has helped me move emotions through my body and get in touch with my uniqueness. Sharing this journey with others brought depth and vulnerability that always felt safe. Thank you to Emile for creating this space, bringing wisdom and presence to our experiences, and for the gift of healing through sound!

-Marisa C.

"I participated in Emile's Vocal Empowerment Series" and thoroughly enjoyed it. Emile holds very compassionate, grounded, intuitive, and playful space, and embodies true leadership. In each session, he shared his knowledge with grace, and always welcomed participation and dialogue in the group. I left the course feeling more freedom and expansion in my body, more awakened and raw, and more alive! I highly recommend learning from him."

-Isadora

Emile is amazing! I am new to exploring with sound, toning, and voice and I was tentative to join a group where I would be doing these things with others. I needn’t have been. Emile has such an open acceptance of everything, and he creates such a safe place to explore, that I felt very comfortable experimenting with my voice in ways I have never done before. The experience was so gratifying. I grew and learned so much about myself and my voice. It was powerful for me. Emile also has phenomenal vocal, flute, and didgeridoo skills.  Listening to him opened me up to allow my body to resonate, let go, and become spacious in areas I have been unable to access with other healing modalities. If you are looking for transformational tools or want to explore your own voice, I highly, highly recommend working with Emile. You will be very happy you did! 

-Jenn GS

Emile is an intuitive master, transforming anyone through the art of sound and telepathy

-Inaya Oakroot

Sound Journeys

"Emile is a natural healer who has uncanny abilities of sound by using his own vocal cords or musical instruments. He will take you on a mystic journey you'll never forget."

-Shayan Mehdi

"Thank you Emile for this beautiful night. A healing gift!!!... After one day physically sick, I decided to give myself the opportunity to help my body and soul with this sound bath healing. During the session I started to feel so much pain relief. After the session was done the energy in my body was impressed. I'm back at home calm and healthy.

Thanks again Emile, you helped me a lot!"

-Pamela C.

"Emile is a naturally gifted healer with an ability to move the soul from darkness to light, sadness to joy, and fear to relief through sound vibration and gentle presence."

-Suwai

Lessons

"Emile is an amazing digeridoo teacher.  He taught me so much about breathing and using my entire body as a vibrational instrument in order to play the digeridoo.  He taught me how to use this instrument first and foremost to heal myself."

-Karen Allison

"Emile helped me improve my overtone singing in just one lesson. I am still working through his insight about it being more than just technique, that there is something you can contact."

-David Robertson