Katelijn Vanhoutte
Adem, stem, boventoonzingen

Overtones and Mindfulness

An workshop given by Katelijn Vanhoutte (Belgium)
The workshop is an introduction to feeling and recognising your inner vibrations.
Through the medium of your voice, you will make contact with a subtle energy. Using your voice you
will learn to feel your breathing, your body, your movements and your "inner being".

Discover how your breathing can influence the way you perceive your own body, and discover how
your perception of your body can influence your breathing. Discover a deeper awareness of your
physical self.

Singing overtones is similar.

The voice and its harmonics help you to redefine what you feel, hear, smell and taste.
It is fascinating to see what influence your voice has not just on yourself but also the listener.
The fine overtones can bring an inner peace and happiness, whilst at the same time improve your energy flow.

Once your have mastered the technique you will be able to call on it any time you need it. Your
breathing and your voice become tools to support you in situations where you find you need help to
say the right words, also called the noble speech.

Singing overtones allows you to learn more about the voice in a pleasurable fashion.
Discover unknown cavities in your body and head, in which the voice can resonate. Using these
cavities while singing, your voice will become warmer and fuller

Singing, and listening to the voices of others singing for us, allows you to feel how healing the
vibrations of the voice and its overtones can be.

Everyone is welcome!
Previous singing experience is not necessary.
For those who have been singing a long time, it can be a refreshingly novel way to work with their
voice and body.

Katelijn Vanhoutte studied as a gymnastic teacher. She followed a training of 4 years with Borg Groeneveld
(Amsterdam) for "Breathing, voice and harmonic singing ".
For several years she lived in the Pyrenees. While walking in the mountains and pursuing a variety of
different courses she became increasingly passionate about the role of breathing, voice and
movement. She followed Feldenkrais and singing, Dhrupad, Nature voice, Mantra singing, Danse libre, Tao en Tai Chi and Vipassana.
In 2006-2007 she followed the training for "Mindfulness" instructor in Belgium.
During the summers from 2007 to 2017 she stayed as a volunteer during
the summer retreat in Plum Village, the Buddhist Centre of
Thich Nhat Hahn in France. She gives workshops of overtone singing during the "lazy" days.