DEEP LISTENING, MEDITATION & LAUGHTER WITH LARAAJI
STARTS 20/06/2018

THE BASICS

  • Six nights accommodation in a private room with mountain views
  • Five full days of teaching, workshops, discussions, activities and use of our excellent arts facilities
  • All inclusive - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks included
  • All dietary requirements catered for - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies - no problem
  • Return transport from Toulouse included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deep listening sessions with performances by Laraaji
  • Nada Yoga and guided relaxation workshops at CAMP, and outdoors in the spectacular mountain setting
  • Take part in Laraaji's world-renowned laughter workshops
  • Full board including a peaceful private room, meals (all diets catered for) and drinks
  • Unlimited use of our Pro Tools recording studios, arts library, digital editing suites, dark room, microcinema and other facilities
  • Optional mountain expeditions including ascent of Mont Ceint and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars

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Laraaji is synonymous with ambient music, meditation and cosmic energy - his Laughter workshops, deep listening performances and yoga tours have become a program highlight at some of the worlds finest arts institutions, festivals and clubs. Awakened to mysticism in the 70's, Laraaji bought a second hand zither and began busking around Manhattan and Brooklyn - he was playing in Washington Square Park when Brian Eno heard him, resulting in Laraaji recording the third release of Eno's seminal "Ambient" series. Forty years and almost fifty albums later, Laraaji is at the forefront of deep listening and ambient music - he has collaborated with Bee Mask, Ela Orleans, Motion Sickness Of Time Travel, Blues Control and Sun Araw, released on Stones Throw subsidiary Leaving Records, produced Boiler Room sessions and toured worldwide.

Joining Laraaji on this session will be sound healer, musician, Usui Reiki master & dreamwork teacher Arji "OceAnanda" Cakouros. A long-time Laraaji collaborator, Arji contributed to "That Healing Feeling" (Laraaji's 2011 collaboration with Blues Control) and a trilogy of live recordings made at DubLab (Los Angeles), Big Ears Festival, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Her chant CD "In a Celestial Cathedral" features drones by Laraaji, and their recently released "Into the Peace Garden" recordings are widely acclaimed. For the last nine years of its existence, Arji served as faculty for the prestigious international Sound Healers Intensive in Colorado, developed by sound healing pioneer Jonathan Goldman, as well as on the faculty for Vickie Dodd's annual Sacred Sounds Institute Intensive.

Laraaji's course at CAMP will be an idyllic immersion into ambient music, meditation, laughter and deep listening. Surrounded by the peaceful mountain peaks, waterfalls and forests of the Haute Couserans, with courses taking place indoors and outdoors, participants will enjoy a variety of activities including:

Musical performances. Laraaji will perform using electric zither, voice, percussion, kalimba and synths, exploring textures, tones, chordal drones and rhythms.
Laughter: The Best Medicine (A playshop). Focusing on the health benefits of heavy laughter, through a series of hilariously playful laughter-cises. All leading into deep relaxation and meditation.
Gong with the wind: a tone journey. Laraaji invites gong tones to carry us into light and sound immersion
Guided relaxation with spoken word and live musical accompanyment - guided deep relaxation for body, heart, and soul
Nada Yoga: hearing inner music as a yogic practice. It's about identifying your inner cosmic sound current and focusing upon it, cultivating a lighter personal energy field and an expanded cosmic self-integration.
I Am Dance: a 2 hour movement meditation with love and live music.

The sessions will be accompanied by optional outdoors activities led by CAMP crew, including guided mountaineering, sound recording walks, visits to local beauty points, and downtime to hang out, relax, enjoy the local food and wine, and learn informally from Laraaji, the CAMP crew, and your fellow students.



WHERE AND WHEN?

The course takes place at our residential centre in Aulus les Bains. It's two hours south of Toulouse, high in the French Pyrenees, very near the border with Spain. For detailed travel information, see the transport section. The course starts on Wednesday, 20/06/2018. We advise that you arrive the evening before (19/06/2018) - dinner and accommodation that night is included. The course runs for five days, ending on Sunday night. Accommodation on Sunday night is included, then we leave on Monday morning (25/06/2018). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 19/06/2018, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 25/06/2018.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, click the button in the green section above. You won't pay anything right now - we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know next. Your place is reserved without payment for three days.

You'll find a payment link in the booking confirmation email - follow the link to make a payment (either in full, or the first payment of a four month payment plan). In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 25% of the fee today, and 25% each month (on the same day) for an additional three months. All card payments are handled by Stripe, and are extremely secure. We don't store any card data ourselves - all of this is handled securely off-site by Stripe. If you have a discount or grant code, you will be able to add it when you follow the payment link in your confirmation email.

Once you've made a payment, you'll receive another email containing your receipt, links to resources, contact information and access to our group chat to discuss the workshop with other participants.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: SIX NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, AND FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM AT CAMP, ALL MEALS - BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT CAMP, DINNER AT AN EXCELLENT LOCAL RESTAURANT, UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING STUDIOS, EDITING SUITES, REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LIBRARY AND OTHER FACILITIES, POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT (SEE BELOW)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: TRAVEL
STUDENT LEVEL: NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FOR CLASSES: COMFORTABLE CLOTHING. GOOD WALKING BOOTS, DAY SACK & WATERPROOFS ADVISED FOR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: ACCESS TO ONLINE LEARNING MATERIALS, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE, CONSIDERATION OF WORK FOR DIGITAL & PHYSICAL RELEASE.