A Valentine's Day special for individuals, couples, and families. Come awaken the palette and enliven the soul with an Ambrosial Dinner designed & prepared by Mary-Hannah McWilliams, of many tastes, textures, colors, and smells; then immerse yourself in a deep listening meditation to the healing powers of the human voice, led by Odeya Nini, with crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, and gong. Open your body, heart, and mind as you journey to the sound waves of changing vibration, dynamic tone, melody, emotion, and the powerful resonance of the voice.
Ambrosial Dinner by Mary-Hannah McWilliams 6-7:30pm
Voice Bath with Odeya Nini 7:30-9pm
$30–50 per person
Youth (0–10) Free
*Bring a Friend for $10 off (email email@example.com)
Overnight retreat (includes breakfast) available for $25 per person — stay in Earthdance's beautiful facilities amongst the trees with open studios, a wood-fired sauna, massage room, and 100+ acres of trails and streams. (To book your overnight retreat, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
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This Valentine's Day special is followed by a full weekend of events, including a two-day workshop with Odeya Nini, Free the Resonant Voice!, Friday–Saturday, February 14–16, with a Single Day option available for Saturday, February 15; and A Solo Voice: Evening of Performance by Odeya Nini Saturday, February 15 from 8–9pm. Participants are invited to attend all three events, or to pick and choose as desired (separate registration required).
Digestif Tea (Poet’s Bitters): to stir an appetite and wake digestion
(burdock & dandelion roots, black birch bark, citrus peel, ginger, fennel & caraway seeds, licorice, chamomile, cardamom, and honey)
Finger Foods (Wild Ferments): to open the palette and build immunity
Fermented Ginger Carrots
Lavender Picked Radishes
Cheese with Socca (chickpea flatbread)
Main Course (Herbacious Flavors): for mid-Winter comfort & warmth
Succulent Soup (roasted fennel, lemon, spinach, and garlic with fried sage)
Juniper-Scented Brisket or Shitake Tempeh Roast (vegan) over Taro Root Mash (or Congée) with Funky Blue Cheese (optional), Coriander Pear Sauce, and Pickled Red Onion
Rose/Cardamom Tea: to settle the nervous system
Dessert: for heart-opening sweetness
Fig Pistachio Honey Goat-Cheesecake with Tahini Crust or Coconut Cream “Cheesecake” (vegan/dairy free)
Aperitif: to refresh the senses
Elderberry Calendula Cordial with Ginger and Rosehip
*Menu subject to change. Please email email@example.com with any dietary restrictions.
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Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based contemporary vocalist, composer, yoga instructor, and vocal coach. Her music spans orchestral pieces to solo vocal composition, sound installations, and sound healing Voice Baths. With backgrounds including theater, somatic practices, and world music, her teaching leads people on a journey to embody the voice through pure expression of sound and emotion, mind/body awareness, and freeing the voice in an interdisciplinary manner. Her workshops, Voice Baths, and solo artistic work have been presented at universities, wellness centers, and concert halls from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Mongolia, Madagascar, and Vietnam.
original drawing by Franny Alani