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Living Presence: A Community of Sound Virtual Event


Chloe Goodchild has had a longstanding and well-rooted relationship with Hawkwood for almost three decades. The depth of her work brings an astonishing resonance that fills the grounds of Hawkwood and beyond – more recently with our online programme, beyond all borders and across the whole planet.

It is in this deeply potent time that Chloe has received very clear direction of a new and deeply informed wave of her work with The Naked Voice. To share this with you, Chloe is partnering with Hawkwood to offer you an annual membership beginning this Spring 2021. Moving beyond the music of the everyday, Chloe encourages all to explore the language of the spirit, the language of the soul and more importantly, the language of silence. Creating an ongoing and explorative, collaborative listening field – we invite you to join, with your Living Presence – this Community of Sound.

Having enjoyed sharing the transformative practices of the human voice for many years. Supported by deep non-judgemental listening, energy movement, and the spoken, silent and sung language of the soul; I am now looking forward to evolving a totally new depth of self-discovery and expression. I would like to start this with you, catalysed by the musical modes, which originated in ancient Greece.

‘What are they?’ you may ask, and ‘Do you need to be “musical” to take this training?’. Not in the conventional sense. You just need to be willing to explore the emotions of your soul in pioneering new ways, as melodies rather than maladies. As musical modes, or sonic pathways rather than emotional ‘moods’. When we express our emotional moods, we make happy or sad sounds.

In this in-depth training you will discover 7 specific musical modes. These ‘sound codes’ whose vibrational patterns open up the music of your soul, empowering you to express your true feelings more consciously. As well as and transforming them into the sounds & songs of your soul. This musical process – from moods into modes – is largely unexplored. Yet in all my experiential research, there is no question how your vocal moods can become homeopathic medicine in alleviating so many things. Such as: negativity, isolation, fear and suffering, liberating old narratives, healing old wounds, and revealing your true voice.

This is both a sacred art form as well as a spiritual practice.

Over the Course of Three Terms, from Spring 2021-2022 we will explore & express the Seven Musical modes. Across the cycle of four seasons of the year, discovering how your voice can awaken a new language of consciousness. Which in turn, liberates your rational mind to serve and inspire your intuitive heart.

Term 1 Session 1 Introduction – Sound as the Ground of Consciousness, 10th March Session 2 Your Moods as Musical Modes, 24th March Session 3 Introducing the Musical Modes, 7th April Session 4 Innocence and Wonder: The healing Voice of the Ionian Mode, 21st April Session 5 Practicum Session: The Ionian Mode, 5th May Term 2 Session 6 Longing to Belong: The Healing Voice of the Aeolian Mode, 2nd June Session 7 Practicum Session: Aeolian Mode, 16th June Session 8 Shadow and Light: Healing Voice of the Dorian Mode, 30th June Session 9 Practicum: Dorian Mode, 14th July Term 3 Session 10: Dark Luminosity: Healing Voice Phrygian, 8th September Session 11: Practicum: Phrygian Mode, 22nd September Session 12: Awakening Compassion:  Healing Voice of the Lydian Mode, 6th October Session 13: Practicum: Lydian Mode, 20th October Session 14: Sublime Joy: Healing Voice Mixolydian Mode, 3rd November Session 15: Practicum Mixolydian Mode, 17th November

Session 16 Homecoming: Celebrating the Community of Sound – Return to Source, 1st December

Time & Day Wednesdays, 6.30-8.00pm GMT Preparations

This course welcomes all, whether you have worked with Chloe before, or not. However, it is not for the faint-hearted. In the months prior to the start of the Course we encourage you to prepare by reading Chloe’s book, and studying her “Your Naked Voice – Transform your Life through the Power of Sound”. As well as studying her Introductory Training which you can access from here.

The Course Sessions above are an outline of the journey that we will take together with the musical modes highlighted in Chloe’s award-winning “Awakening through Sound” audiobook (Sounds True). You will also receive an audio download with practices of each session, enabling you to discover the deeper healing emotional dimensions of your soul. The dimensions will be revealed by each respective musical mode, in greater depth throughout the year long training.


“Penetrates to the bone… Chloë Goodchild’s clarity of tone — both in her music and in her books — penetrates to the bone. I revel in both her songs and words, especially when she surrenders to the mystery of devotion.”
— Gangaji, spiritual teacher and author of Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story

“A spectacular genius… Chloë’s subtle voice work opens the heart. She is a spectacular genius of this teaching art. She is at the core of a fascinating phenomenon that is allowing individuals to find their truth and freedom through the creative process of voice and sound.”

— Coleman Barks, Author of Rumi: Soul Fury

“A unique and empowering vocal technique… Chloë has perfected a unique and empowering vocal technique accessible to everyone. In all my research with nonviolent and creative communication skills, I have never experienced this ability to effortlessly generate such a range and depth of human feeling and expression with such spontaneity, courage, and compassion. Chloë is dedicated to recovering the wisdom of the human spirit, in a way that is profound and unique for our times.”

— Scilla Elworthy, PhD, Niwano Peace Prize winner, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and author of Pioneering the Possible

“Chloë Goodchild awakens the pure power of light in the realm of song and chant… Her gentle vocal revelations invite the wisdom of beauty to unfold and awaken our hearts. I cherish her tender guidance in these deep and cheer-filled lessons of song and life.”
— Don Campbell, Author of The Mozart Effect

Advanced Study – In Preparation We advised participants to have studied at least two background teaching resources for this course, for example, The Naked Voice book.    Awakening through Sound, Chloe’s seminal teaching audio book (5 CDs) is required study.


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