A session lasts about 90 minutes, beginning with a 10-minute guided breathwork exercise. The subsequent sound-based section typically lasts for 35-45 minutes and is book-ended by a second guided breathwork exercise. I then facilitate a concluding conversation with participants to collectively process observations and insights.
Q — How did you come up with this? What is your background?
I have been singing to myself as a form of private self-inquiry and self-comfort ever since I was a kid. Some of my earliest singing memories are of humming and putting myself into a trance state. This co-existed with a life in song shared with other musicians in many different settings of performance and community in the Philippines: choral concerts and rehearsals, gatherings with family and friends, jams and gigs, and regularly singing for others during moments of collective grief and celebration. Sound baths and vocal meditation are my way of plumbing this paradox of singing/listening as something both private and communal.
I have explored improvised chanting as a form of self-inquiry since 2012. As a vocal and sound artist, my practice is most informed by early childhood experiences of trance-based singing; formative years in bel canto choral and solo performance; training episodes of in Ignatian, vipassana, and psychedelic spiritual traditions; and current collaborations with friends in contemporary art, jazz, and spirituality. My personal meditation practice draws from training experiences in yoga, innerdance, vipassana meditation, Christian nonduality, and psychedelic medicine.
Across these various engagements, I channel my passion for listening into running workshops, performing for various events and projects, and publishing research. To this end, I regard my client work of conducting private sessions as the indispensable foundation from which all my other sonic endeavors proceed.
Q — What is your current pricing and availability for private sessions?
I am currently taking bookings for sessions (Zoom and onsite in Manila).
As of January 2023, I will be pricing sessions based on a sliding scale of fees. All 90-minute live sessions are inclusive of a pre-session consult and an .mp3 recording. Onsite sessions do not include venue and transportation fees.
︎︎︎ For individuals: 2,700 PHP (50 USD) - 3,900 PHP (70 USD).
︎︎︎ For groups of 2+: 3,500 PHP (64 USD) - 5,500 PHP (100 USD).
To book a session, please send me a message to check the availability of your desired schedule. Once we have agreed on a schedule, please forward your payment to paypal.me/anjelinededios to confirm the booking.