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November 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$150.00 – $175.00

Sunday, November 19th
10:00 AM-3:00 PM
In Person at HVWC

Learn how to enjoy the sound of your own voice, feel at home in your body and integrate times of quiet reflection into your life. In this time of transition from autumn into winter, we will discover our natural voices and move together, finding creative ways to turn inward during the darkness of the winter months.

As we learn to deeply listen and respond to ourselves and others, we will unlearn what we’ve been taught that stifles our creativity and enjoyment.

Open to all. No singing or movement experience required.

Francesca Genco, MA is a singer and sound healer, yoga instructor, bodyworker and interdisciplinary arts teacher.  She is the founder of Song of the Body, which offers classes, workshops and retreats in embodied voice, sound healing, yoga and creative expression. Her singing is featured in many films and TV shows, including Neill Blomkamp’s film Elysium and the BBC’s An Honourable Woman. She was also a featured vocalist in Serj Tankian’s (lead singer of System of a Down) orchestral concert, Invocations. Francesca’s classes and private sessions are centered on creating an intimate relationship with the body as we learn to listen and respond to its natural intelligence and resonance. Visit her website at lilacmusic.com

Lea Bender, E-RYT-500 combines three decades of yoga practice with intensive study of philosophy, anatomy and therapeutic techniques to offer students a fully integrated experience. Lea received her 200-hour RYT certification from Jaya Yoga Center and her 300-hour Advanced RYT certification from Abhaya Yoga, both in Brooklyn, NY. Lea believes that yoga offers a path to physical and mental wellbeing for every age, body and ability and can be taught to anyone, anywhere. Outside of yoga studios, Lea has taught in many diverse settings, from Omega Institute to Rikers Island. At the root of every class is the intention to help students tap into the sacred nature of our human experience through connection to body and breath.
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Our workshop will take place in person at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, located at 300 Riverside Drive in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Built in 1911, this former train station is on the National and State Register of Historic Places and is located in a quiet and charming section of Sleepy Hollow with beautiful views of the Hudson River.

There is ample free parking on weekends. Trains to and from NYC run on the Hudson Line and will drop you off next to the building. An easy day trip from NYC or the Hudson Valley region. ADA compliant.


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November 19, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$150.00 – $175.00
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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