Origin: San Francisco
Years Active: 2012 - Present
Label: Wix Records
Official Websites: wix.com
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MARIA PAYNE VLAHOGIANNIS
LOVE & HAPPINESS IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL.
LOVE YOURSELF & YOUR VOICE AND YOU WILL FIND OUT WHO YOU REALLY ARE.
Embodied Voice Sessions with Maria
It is a joy to help people reconnect with how to sing from the right place, to connect with their soul voice. I do not train people to sing like someone else. I simply pass on the tools I have gained over 21 years of singing professionally, combined with 14 years of bio energy transformational energy training with a master in Bali. I love to share the tools which will enhance another person’s song, happiness, connection and life force. You will gain not only a stronger empowering authentic voice, but your own source of healing through sound led by Prana/breath of life.
You will start connecting the dots and really feel how to connect to your body and the journey which produces the sound within you. I currently offer in person 1.5hr vocal sessions on a Monday, Wed and Thur in Hove. I will be opening my sessions to an online option soon. If you feel called to this, I invite you to get in touch via email or a quick conversation.
I will be offering very soon an introductory discounted online taster session.
🙏🏼🌺 love, Maria
1:1 VOCAL CLIENT REVIEWS:
“Maria brings an awesome grace and power to the work she facilitates. On both spiritual and practical levels, Maria's knowledge and commitment shine through. Under her guidance, I felt safe and supported. My voice has opened in ways I never thought possible! I recommended all that she offers from the bottom of my heart.”
- Hannah Jewel
“Working with Maria has been brilliant. She creates a safe space for me to build my singing strength and confidence
whilst also making it fun and friendly! I recommend!"
- Lucy Lloyd
Rakhee Patel Video Testimonial of
1:1 embodied voice session experienced:
WHAT MARIA OFFERS:
1:1 VOICE WORK,
GROUP VOICE WORK,
BIO ACTIVE MEDITATION,
STUDIO SESSION SINGER,
& CREATIVE DIGITAL MARKETING.
Main Contact Email:
(Here you can contact me to enquire about my in person 1:1 sessions,
group bookings, about special offers for lower income and about any of the other services listed above which I provide.)
Maria Payne Vlahogiannis is a Celtic/Grecian singer-songwriter, embodied vocal singing coach (1:1 & groups), harmonium player and drummer. She has been singing professionally for over 20 years playing throughout the UK and Europe. Projects include theatre productions to choirs and band projects in the UK, Germany and Poland. Maria’s influences are from a huge cultural melting pot across many eras and styles.
She began in musical theatre and worked in theatre for a few more years after completing her BTEC Diploma in the Performing Arts, with the Chicken Shed Theatre company. There she learned to work with people of varying abilities. Here she discovered everyone has something to bring when it comes to creativity and communication, everyone has a voice. After that learning phase, she entered the music scene and toured and worked with many producers and bands from the UK to Poland.
Although Maria's healing journey began with the performing arts at an early age of her childhood going from a child that was almost mute to a singer with quite the volume! There was still much trauma to be shifted within, the next level of her energy healing journey really began at the end of her last major European tour in 2009. The energy work led her to an ashram in Bali, to discover strong energy practices including: flower blessing/offering ceremony, various meditation tools, pranic deep breathing, mudras, active bio energy kundalini movement practice and sacred Sanskrit mantras to heal, cleanse, protect and uplift the heart. 14 years of energy work with the Balinese and senior westerners transformed her voice, healed her womb, heart and restored her energy field to the high joyful energy levels people experience through her presence and voice today.
Maria now shares her experience and tools through her voice and sessions infused with her deep life changing kundalini meditation practice. For the last 7 years her main vocal work has been as part of the loved acoustic duo Scott & Maria, and as a holistic 1:1 vocal coach, working on vocal blockages, deep diaphragm breathing, use of the lips/tongue/mouth, body awareness whilst singing, Indian influenced scales, vocal play and holding space for what comes up during sessions for the individual.
In 2022 Maria began to spread her vocal 1:1 work to larger group workshops; including delivering:
- an embodied mixed gender group voice workshop at the Ecstatic Dance Festival Summer 2022 & Autumn residential retreat (part of Urubu School of Transformational Arts community) at Osho Leela to over 70 people - view Link.
- an embodied vocal healing session for women's gatherings at the Enchanted Glade Wild Spa - view link.
- women's Weaving Voices collaborative voice workshop retreat in Brighton - view link.
- regular Brighton holistic dance events vocal sound journeys, guiding mixed gender groups to explore their voices at the end of ecstatic dance sessions with western heart songs and Hindu Sanskrit mantras - view link.