MARIA PAYNE VLAHOGIANNIS
LOVE & HAPPINESS IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL.
LOVE YOURSELF & YOUR VOICE AND YOU WILL FIND OUT WHO YOU REALLY ARE.
Maria Payne Vlahogiannis is a Celtic/Grecian singer-songwriter, dancer, 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 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. This has given her now over 20 years worth of experience in professional singing and technical skills.
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. 13 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.
“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
“As soon as I saw you at that Salvage cafe for the first time, me:
…“teach me to sing like that!” such a powerful voice. ”
- Vanessa Forero
WHAT MARIA OFFERS:
1:1 VOICE WORK
BIO ACTIVE MEDITATION
GROUP VOICE WORK
STUDIO SESSION SINGER WORK
CREATIVE DIGITAL MARKETING
OR VISIT MY BANDCAMP MUSIC STORE
"Maria has created such beautiful videos for my music in the past year. She has such a subtle touch and imaginative flair in everything she does. She is always a joy to collaborate with, and is always reliable and professional in communications and deadlines. A joy to work with, and someone I consider indispensable now to my ongoing music /video production schedule."
- Adrian Freedman, artist/ therapist,
Maria at Creative Sources created a beautiful website for us. Thank you Maria for creating this ready for our tight deadline and also for your ongoing support regarding our digital marketing needs. As predicted, the network of website and social media has been a successful combination for our business and we are very grateful for your extra time and advice. I would recommend Creative Source. Whether you want to boost your business, or you’re starting up, this is the service you need.
- Abi - A&D Knight Property Rentals LTD
"Working with Maria has been a godsend. Her focus, patience, love and care throughout my website & logo work has been amazing. She radiates a positive sunshine energy combined with a strong focus to get things done. A magical combination! She really took the time to guide and listen to what I wanted and held the process in a beautiful way."
- Carrie Tree, artist/ therapist,
People often ask me to teach them to sing and how do I sing the way I do... a lot of it is down to deep breathing, filling my diaphragm and then the overflow through to the lungs. In through the nose and out through the mouth. Conscious breathing elevates, centres, lightens and empowers me. Doing vocal yoga and long sustained notes. Alot of singing with my yoga practice regularly. (Deep listening too.)
The deeper the in breath,
the more oxygen and prana fills my body,
Activates my kundalini & chakra points,
the longer the out breath,
the more I can let go and heal,
the higher my capacity for flowing through life's challenges, and sustaining long notes when I sing.
The breath works a lot on the heart too when singing.
Sometimes people are not aware they are breathing very shallow, that lack of air flow effects all organs and your mood.
Doing activities like yoga, trauma release, playing music, sports, dancing, long walks in nature, high intensity training, etc.. increases the oxygen flow and chi energy in the body becoming an instant medicine and cleanser for the stomach, the brain, the lungs, the heart, etc.
You raise your stamina with every increased step and breath you take that challenges you.
Make time for deep breathing, deep self care and cardio my friends, because loving, respecting & caring for your body
is your first priority.
Thank you for this lovely sharing Sofia Dagg:
*** AIR MEDICINE ***
" Breathing it in,
Letting it out.
Sometimes there is a fear that we will go without.
Trust in the timing,
Your ideas are growing.
Soon you will see the signs showing. "
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