Bring KiVo To Work
• Do you feel anxious making presentations but they're part of your job?
• Do you get paralyzed when you're on the spot and have to voice your opinion?
• Do you feel you have something important to contribute but are too shut down to voice it?
• Would you like to have a more communicative team that brings creative solutions to the table?
• Would you like to reduce stress, release tension and have an overall sense of well-being?
Then Bring KiVo to Work. Support your voice, and your team's voices, to be heard, with meaningful insights and innate wisdom.
By learning to use your voice consciously, by observing somatic patterns and by using rhythm to connect to others.
You will learn to:
• Use your voice and body to ease pent up anxieties
• Release tension and trauma and build self-esteem
• Voice your Vision and and therefore your Value
• Develop Social Synchrony
• Activate Your Message
We create a safe space where you become accustomed to using your voice, singularly and as part of a community. So you can:
• Say what you mean
• Shake out the outmoded voice
• Learn to listen and have a respectful ear for others
Q & A
Interviewer: What do you offer?
Lis: I offer an empowerment and team building program called Kinetic Voice (KiVo) that includes vocalizations and rhythmic steps in a call and response format. I teach you to use your voice like a percussion instrument and encourage you to work with others using clapping, vocals and movement to create interactive patterns that are unique to your group. I help you explore and experience the vibration of your voice and observe how it can operate in your body in new ways to relieve stress and tension. My practice also incorporates activities like mindfulness and yogic centering, but it is focused on the voice and group dynamics.
I: How long does it take?
L: A three hour workshop is a good immersion time but we can do a lot in one hour.
I: Why is it a good team building activity?
L: Because we work together in a circle where everyone is an equal part and each person is necessary. There is not always a leader. We engage in eye contact, we split into small pods for working together and engage in rhythmic activities where EVERYONE IS HEARD. Laughter is often the loudest vocalization we make.
I: How does this benefit the individual?
L: Research has shown that singing and vocal toning release endorphins and activates the pleasure center of the brain. More areas of the brain are engaged when we sing and dance simultaneously producing a phenomenon known as Neuroplasticity which supports brain growth even as we age. Plus, it’s fun!
I: How does this benefit the group?
L: Moving together in a unit develops social cohesion and a sense of shared identity, much the way sports do. It develops trust and a sense of community.
I: Is KiVo gender inclusive?
L: Yes. Anyone can do it.
I: Can any age do it?
L: Yes. Our ancestors and our children have been singing and dancing in a circle for centuries, however, my program is updated with electronic music, beats, and some other tricks that you will just have to experience for yourself!
I: How is KiVo different from a counter activity like yoga or an escape room?
L: Though there is yogic philosophy woven into KiVo, it is not as sedentary as yoga because you are up moving and making noise. While one needs to use the intellect to solve problems and riddles of rhythm and pattern, KiVo is an embodiment program.
I: Are you mobile or do we come to you?
L: I go to you.
I: Can you participate if you don’t understand english well?
L: Yes. I use non-verbal sounds like ay, ah and wah, that encourage simply getting the sound out.
I: How difficult is it to pick up?
L: Not difficult at all. Since the program is call and response, you simply repeat after the leader and just wait your turn and follow along. You don’t have to stress out about remembering much since the phrases are purposely short so you can remember them. There’s improvisation woven in there, too, so sometimes you also roar, howl or caw!
I: Is this a dance class? What is it?
L: This isn’t a dance class per se, but there is movement. Sometimes the movement is fluid and dance-like, sometimes it is in the form of rhythmical steps and sometimes it is in the form of clapping or tapping.
I: Do you need specific workout clothing or is any outfit fine?
L: Comfortable is best.
I: Do you need any experience in dance or yoga?
I: Do you require a space to perform/lead?
L: A large room is good for a circle and improv. Working outdoors is great, if possible.
I: How many people can participate at one time?
L: From 10-50
I: How many classes could you hold in a day?
L: Two, three-hour sessions; Three, two-hour sessions; Four, one-hour sessions.
i: A week?
L: It is possible to do a mini practice every morning for 7 minutes. Those practicing weekly are probably learning to be a leader like me.
I: I recently twisted my ankle - can I still participate?
L: Yes. Do the sounds from the chair and have people make a circle around you when doing the participatory interactive play and clapping.