testimonials / deltagarröster
from The Liberated Voice / från Den Befriade Rösten
"It’s dificult to grasp the feelings and sensations in the whirl of experiences that Kefas unfolds in this workshop. Which is not a surprise, since I felt how these experiences have the power to move and harmonize the body and the emotions, to streamline the inner energies, and to create in this way a space for spontaneity, creativity and new perspectives. In a word – transformation. Only through my experience after the workshop and along the following months in which I integrated my feelings can I aknowledge and, quite much, integrate the benefits (I must say that the process is still on-going):
– a better feeling in my own body and a lightness of my movements, gestures and bodily expressions;
– the practice and skill of some techniques for relaxation and activation;
– an increasing trust in what I want to communicate and getting the feel of different ways of expressing verbally and non-verbally;
– an increasing ease of talking in public, holding presentations and facilitating courses.
With Kefas, but not without a certain tension and resistance, I left behind the mental chatter and sailed – sometimes consciously, sometimes dipping into the unknown, and othertimes being charmed and seduced – through new, undiscovered and oftentimes challenging sensory and emotional experiences."
Marius Luca, Bucarest
As a therapist and trainer, my voice is a tool and, one way or another, I have to pay attention to it. But I had little idea, really, what it meant to train my voice and be in a deep contact with the body while doing it, until I got into the workshop with Kefas. It was revealing, insightful and at the same time extremely relaxing. I learned a lot of techniques which I am also using with my clients when necessary. I developed a deep sense of trust in my own voice and connected it with the concept of self-expression. I recommend this experience to anybody who would be interested in knowing more about themselves in unimaginable and unexpected ways.
Anca Petruscu, Bucarest
Everytime, going to the Liberated Voice and meeting Kefas is very intense. A process of many strings inside myself. This year, more than before, it helped me to tap more deeply and profoundly into my emotions and stay there with them even if it felt uncomfortable at times. I appreciate Kefas’s way of holding space and caring for each of us and for letting us flow with whatever came up. It was a really safe space to be in, to co-create and to release the things that showed up. It helped me to show up more authentically, with my good and my less good side, and honor all of that.
Irina Alexandra Iunesco, Bucarest
"… I met my Voice as my Soul…I got to learn my Body as a Voice Instrument and I experienced my Heart as the most beautiful song of my Soul… Kefas’s voice work brought back my own belief in my Voice and the ability to sing that had been lost for many years because of emotional blocks…Unbelievably, but today I work as voice perofrmance artist and pedagogue myself… He is a true Master of Voice ..."
Dana Indane, Riga
"I'd like to give you some feedback from healing voice workshop in Riga. Something important happened to me in those workshop days. Something that has disturbed me for a long time simply disappeared. It has something to do with how I feel when around other people..it's kind of self-worth issue..a subconscious tension that kicks in when I'm at work or with other people.
I can't say that this issue is completely resolved now but something significant has changed.
After few days at work I noticed that I feel quite different. That I don't squeeze myself to hide from others.
That's great! This workshop really opened use of voice in new ways."
"...I gained the Joy inside of Myself; I realized the breathing does not require effort. and that is a wonderful feeling!
Now I know that my voice is My voice. It does not need to be as someone's else voice. And it gives confidence!
In my everyday life I do a few of the exercises, and it helps me to get ready for the day."
On the 19th of May 2017, my heart died. The pain that I was going through was not physical, although I felt it through my wholebody. On the 20th of May, I went to the Liberated Voice, meetingKefas Berlin. My heart calls him now “the resurrection master”. Through the singing, through my own voice, Kefas helped me to stand up,helped me to remember the infinite world I have inside,he helped me to recover my body, the trust and the connection with my Higher Self.
Now, I sing every day. I sing on the streets and during my dance workshops, with my students. I sing to dissipate fear, blockages and tensions.I sing for the city that I live in, for it and the people to prosper, to be happy and have healthy means of living.I sing for harmony. Now, I am alive.
Monica Vrábiutá, Bucarest
For me, The Liberated Voice was more than a workshop. It was the unchaining of a part of myself that I did not know existed and has been silent for so much time. That part where the authentic voice comes from. When I first heard it, I’ve been so surprised. Where did it come from? It was from somewhere so pure that I don’t even know how to call it. And once unchained, it just started to flow, to create tunes, to create magic in my life. And my life changed profoundly from that moment on. It was an indistinguishable shift at first, but the tunes started growing while the singing was being asked from myself. I learned to open my body in order to let this song out, blowing away all my blockages with its music.
Irina Lahtis, Bucarest
I would go to this workshop every time I have the chance. With every editionI become myself more than before. Because, as he says it, the voice is a very intimate part of us, that we most often hold inside with a kind of shame and a certain vulnerability. Here I get the chance to exist with no fear. And guess what’s on the other side of theemotional spectrum when you move away from fear… This is what I like about Kefas’s workshops – you feel some kind of love even though nobody promised it to you and even though you are skeptical.
Daniel Bárágán, Bucarest
"...I was toucht to see so many people standing close singing peacefully. Two persons very close.....they where singing and singing, improvising....And they followed their song in being. Just being....without ambition..."
"...Among the most important things are that I've found my way back to self again; I found my core, the tranquility, the light, the warmth, and not the least, I opened my heart..."
"...The fact that how I use my voice corresponds to how I live my life, is a sensation for me; to ground, deepen, play and improvise..."
"...Kefas with his inspiring, fantastic, non-judgmental, wonderful, intuitive, joyful, playful, warming, allowing, sensitive, real and masterful leadership..."
"...The effects I've noticed from the course are partly new energy, curiosity about my voice, a strong self-confidence, and a connection with my body when I sing..."
”...It was on the second day when we did the improvisational ”duets” with Kefas . My experience was in a total presence of Here and Now. When it was done I couldnt really remember what I´ve done but the experience was filled with feeling and ”big challenge”. I was open and what sounded, came from an unnown place in me. It was like open a space, releasing a capacity I didnt know about and didnt have the key to...”
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”…Många aha-upplevelser ploppade upp i denna
veckan. Bland det viktigaste var att jag hittade tillbaks till mig själv igen, jag fann min kärna, lugnet, ljuset, värmen och inte minst öppnade upp mitt hjärta. Och detta är ju den viktigaste grunden som gör förändringar möjliga…”
”…Från den inre starka kärnan står jag nu stadigare för den jag är, och denna förändring har skett genom röstträning, min röst, och jag har funnit att den är vacker!...”
”…Jag känner en större närvaro med människor och miljön omkring mig, sinnena har vaknat till liv igen…”
”…att hanteringen av min röst hör ihop med hur jag hanterar mitt liv är en sensation för mig: att grunda,fördjupa, leka och improvisera …”
”…Jag kommer för alltid bära med mig denna underbara vecka med härliga människo-möten med värme och glädje…”
“… Effekterna jag märkt av kursen, är dels ny energi och nyfikenhet för min röst,men också ett stärkt självförtroende och en kontakt med kroppen när jag sjunger…”
”…En av mina drömmar har varit att kunna sjunga ut, och nu har den kommit i uppfyllelse, bara på några dagar!...."