Peia Luzzi is an American-born song collector, writer, and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music.Learn More
Trained in Opera, Medieval chant, and composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Peia set off to India, South America, and the European continent in 2010 to begin her exploration and study of traditional folk songs. Her music has taken her around the world and sparked collaborations with many artists including legendary poet and Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, author, mythologist & storyteller Michael Meade, folk-roots group Rising Appalachia, renaissance lutist Ronn McFarlane, Iranian tar master Ali Ghamsari, Grammy award winner Peter Kater, and Irish singer Eílish Kennedy.
The Wild Voice (11/14 – 11/21)
Each one of us is gifted with a uniquely beautiful voice. Discover your true voice through an embodied practice, engaging natural breath and resonance techniques guided by Peia Luzzi. Learn to harness the power of your breath, deepen and expand your breath capacity and sing from your core. Unlock the natural resonance of your voice and learn to direct sound, and move it through the body as well as the room.
Working with tools from the ancient Indian alchemy of Raga we will enter a deeply meditative practice known as ‘The Yoga of Sound.’ We also gain a deeper understanding of the physical workings of the voice from Vocal Pedagogy (the science of the voice) and learn to sing with grace, power, flexibility, and ease.
Song of the Ancients (11/21 – 11/28)
This workshop will focus on learning traditional healing songs and sacred chants from the European tradition. We will sing together in harmony as we deepen our connection to our ancestral lineage through song.
It is an honor to return to Rythmia Life Advancement Center to be a presenter and participant in a place of such beauty, tranquility and healing.
This workshop will explore symbolical tools for liberating your inner creator and cultivating personal transformation based in spontaneous art, theatre, character development and dream symbolism.
Creative play and trust in spontaneity are necessary to navigate and draw forth inspired states that mentor our development and self awareness. The exploration and manifestation of creative consciousness is a skill set that can be developed, like learning how to cultivate inner characters as the actor does.
This workshop will take us beyond belief into embodiment and explore profound symbolical wisdom at the heart of who we truly are as humans.
It will open the doors of perception to reveal the operating systems of psyche and soul and the many secret codes and languages that set the stage to trust and liberate your inner creator.
Here’s what’s included with your 7 or 14-night journey
Luminaries will interact and share eight hours with guests each week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1 – 3 p.m.