Holistic Voice Work

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9/08/2013 - 12/08/2013 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM


Find the vocal solution that works for you!

The course is suitable for anyone wishing to explore the voice and releasing more power, flow and depth.

Many people want to get more power in the voice, find their own unique expression. We help you to expand voice-potential. We work with sound, voice and silence, your feeling of safety, voice power, voice volume and vocal modes. Voice Coaching, meditative breathing and focus, motivation, NLP techniques, vocal techniques and exercises are included in Holistic- voice-work™

During this course we will work with different voice-techniques together with breathing, body, sound and grounding. You will learn how to create vocal tones and modes that inspires and connects. The goal is for the acquired vocal techniques to be usable immediately after the course.

Expand your voice and your range. Feel the difference in your body. You work with song and holistic sound both individually and in the group, along with gypsy-song and chanting. We also work on your goals. Using different techniques, we work with your vision and voice, voice-usage and awareness.  We work with anchoring and self-esteem.

The work with Holistic- voice-work™ started in courses and individual lessons in 1997. Holism (from the Greek holos, whole, complete.)  The idea in Holistic- voice-work™  is that your voice can not be explained or determined by your vocal placement and voice techniques alone. Instead, you have your whole being which is of crucial importance for how the voice is “acting”. The whole specter of your layer of experiences can hold keys to open your voice. To make you feel happy and safe with your own voice and let the joy of singing and the joy of your own sound fill you and your voice.

Dear Marianne and Astrid. Thank you for a wonderful course with you. Here I have found again the joy of singing and my own love for my voice. You’ve let me get up and find the playful human in me, like bubbles of lust for life.
Thank you,
~ Stefan Martens.

My journey in Holistic Woicework has been fantastic. From not allow myself, to allow me to be who I am for better or worse. Be allowed by myself to really sing out, use my whole body. Perfect. ~ Svahila Myrseth.

Astrid Elisabeth Pedersen is the founder of this method in Holistic- voice-work™, starting in 1997. She focuses on bringing back your potential and the creativity in you, and helps you find your own unique expression and your way. She works with singing, vocal techniques, dynamic exercises, voice coaching, sound and colors, meditation and breath. She has her background in a combination of song-techniques, theatre, sound-therapy and energy-awareness. She studied classical singing technique in Norway and classes in vocal and voice training at the Roy Hart International Artistic Centre in France and Norway. She was a teacher at the Nordic Healer Institute and YotiCenter, teaching holistic energy awareness, healing therapy, soundhealing and method development with student groups  from 2003 – 2011. She works with several types of music, improvisation, meditative music, Jazz, Folk, and has participated in, and published music albums.

Marianne Jørgensen has worked with music and singing for 23 years and has studied classical singing in Norway and Denmark. She worked for several years as a singer and actress in Trøndelag Theatre. She has studied holistic singing technique through gypsy song by the Czech gypsy singer Ida Kelerova. While she was taking classes with Astrid Elisabeth in voice-liberation and holistic sound therapy, an exciting journey with the voice into the body and not least in to the discovery of the enormous power and creativity that lives inside us began. This was the start of a brand new music-landscape, filled with gypsy music, creativity and improvisation which formed her teaching. Later she studied at Complete Vocal Institute in Denmark. She also studied NLP. These are teaching tools she uses to enrich, teach and develop the method Holistic- voice-work™. She combines classic and new song and vocal technique with voice-releasing exercises. As a performer, she has written music and worked as a singer. Her goal for the students is that they find their own voice and unique musical universe.

There is a very good flow and dynamics between the two teachers and their skills that gives the course an extra lift. The two teachers love to work together, and the flow and dynamic in the teaching gives you all the best from both of them.

Alpenretreat, Tyrol in Austria : 09/08/2013 – 12/08/2013


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Event: Holistic Voice Work
Date: 9/08/2013 - 12/08/2013 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM
Course language: English
Standard Ticket*: € 480,- per person

AlpenRetreat OG
Fernpass 483
6465 Nassereith




+43 680 5544324 (Office)


IBAN: AT453600000006675862

How to find us

- 30min drive from the German border, 1 ½ hr from Italy and 1 hr from Switzerland to the AlpenRetreat on the Tyrolean Fernpass
- airport Memmingen (München West) Within 1 hour 20min drive and Innsbruck airport within 50min drive, Munich airport 2 hr drive
- bus connections from the surrounding cities directly to our doorstep
- 5 train stations within 30 min drive: Lermoos, Imst/Pitztal, Garmisch-Patenkirchen and Reutte.
- airport pick up and drop off is possible (a fee will apply)


By Car

Located on the Tyrolean Fernpass, in the north-west of Austria, close to the German border the AlpenRetreat is easily reached via the Fernpassstrasse B179 (E532).
At the top of the Fernpass (Fernpasshöhe) there is a petrol station named "Dolle". Opposite of it on the other side of the street is a roadside restaurant (Fernpaß Rast), a red building, and a big yellow building (the former Fernpass hotel). Follow the small street between the restaurant and the yellow house for about 200m and you have reached the AlpenRetreat.

Places connected by the Fernpassstraße
Füssen – Reutte – Heiterwang – Lermooser Tunnel – Fernpass (AlpenRetreat) – Nassereith. At the border-tunnel in Füssen the Fernpassstrasse connects with the federal highway 310 and the A 7. In Nassereith it merges into the B 189 along the Inntal (Inn valley) in direction south-east towards Telfs and in south-west direction towards Imst.

In winter it is compulsory in Austria to have winter tires on your car. Although the Fernpassstrasse is well maintained and therefore easily accessible, sometimes the streets can still be covered in snow. In exceptional cases snow chains may be required (very rarely). If you are coming with a rental car, make sure it is equipped with winter tires (the rental company is obliged to provide this).


By Train

For train connections inside Austria please check www.oebb.at/en (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Reutte")
For train connections from/to Germany please check www.bahn.com/en (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Reutte")


By Bus

Time tables and ticket reservation inside Tirol : www.vvt.at/en (closest bus stop to the AlpenRetreat is "Hotel Fernpasshöhe" or "Nassereith-Postplatz").
Time tables and ticket reservation from/to Munich: www.meinfernbus.de/en (closest bus stop is train station "Garmisch/Partenkirchen")


AlpenRetreat Transfer- und Pick-up Service

Our pick up service is meant for arrivals where public transportation is not possible anymore. Please try to reach Lermoos, Nassereith or Imst on your own.

Train station Lermoos: 20€*
Bus station Nassereith-Postplatz: 20€*

*The prices are per direction (pick-up- or drop-off) per car. If more guests share a car, the costs are divided between them.


By Plane

Airport Innsbruck
Distance: 64 km
By car from the airport: aprox. 55min
By bus from the airport: Take the bus line F at the airport to the main train station in Innsbruck (Innsbrucker Hauptbahnhof), from there take the "Regionalbus" directly to the bus station "Nassereith Postplatz" or "Hotel Fernpasshöhe" aprox. 1 h 10 min. Time table on www.vvt.at/en
By train from Innsbruck: From "Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof" (main train station) to train station "Imst/Pitztal". Time table on www.oebb.at/en

Airport Memmingen
Distance: 118 km
By car from the Airport: aprox. 1h 20min
Take the bus to the Memmingen train station. From there you can take a train to Lermoos via Kempten and Reutte. Please check the time table on www.bahn.com/en

Airport Munich
Distance: 161 km
By car from the airport: aprox. 55min
By bus from the airport: You can get on www.meinfernbus.de/en (big green bus) directly at the terminal.  It goes to Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station. From there you can take the train to Lermoos or
Bus ticket and time table on www.meinfernbus.de/en
By train from the airport: Go via train to Munich main train station (München Hauptbahnhof). From there take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and onward to Lermoos or Ehrwald.