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tahlia brand

voice & sexuality coach

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The Work

 

The expression of your voice and your sexuality are deeply connected and by exploring this connection, you will uncover your own authentic powerful voice and self. 

Through vocal practices you get direct access to your core sexual centres which allows you to clear stuck energies, blockages and pain you may have as a result of traumatic experiences or unhelpful beliefs. 

The results are profound.  Here is what can open up for you when you do this work:

  • Decrease stress and increase pleasure. Moving from sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) to parasympathetic nervous system

  • strengthen relationships and improve intimacy issues

  • increase your connection to your own creative source and Voice

  • become more embodied with a stronger mind/body connection

  • lessen depression/grief/anxiety by releasing physical/emotional pain and trauma

 

FREE CONSULTATION

Get in touch and receive a free 20 minutes consultation.

 

A powerful voice which channels sound on a cellular level

 
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Services

 
 

Sexological Bodywork (Educational)

Sexological bodywork supports and educates individuals, couples and groups in learning to direct their own personal and sexual development, to learn more about their bodies, sex and sexuality, or work through sexual issues or concerns. This work is client led, one way touch, the Practitioner remains fully clothed and wears gloves.

Teaching involves a variety of instructive modalities, including breath work, foundations of touch, active receiving, mapping, scar tissue remediation, Wheel of Consent and Orgasmic Yoga coaching. 

It’s the Sex Education you should have received but never did. We believe that sexual health is a basic human right. This work is not clinical, it is individualised holistic education and a series of sessions is recommended for optimal learning.

"People learn to endure. We forget – or don’t know - what our Yesses and No’s feel like. And once we’ve been trained to endure, it’s hard to get out of that habit. Enduring is a “default” mode for sexual experience in our culture."

Can be done in sessions or for longer periods over weekends or several days.

Cost : 160 for a 90 minute session or book 5 sessions, pay for 4.

 
 

Vocal Coaching (The Naked Voice)

For many of us we have become ‘stuck’ in our throat, we have forgotten the wisdom that sits in our bones. How can we deeply listen to the wisdom within and hear that Voice?

The Naked Voice is a place to come back to our primal instinctive selves, to feel the wild and holy Voice that lives within us. It’s a place of embodiment where we sound through our ‘Whole’ body and from the place of our most creative source: the Womb. Speaking or singing with the intention to transform, not perform. To express, not impress, to come back to naked vulnerability and truth, at times beyond our conscious awareness.  Using tools of deep listening, breath, sound, movement and deep embodied inquiry.

I start by listening to the story around your Voice. Unconditional, curious. This in itself can be profound.

I listen to you speak or sing and feel what's going on in your body, your breath, your throat. I listen for the raw essence. 

Can be done over Zoom, allow an hour.

I have 25 years experience as a Classical/Opera Singer with years of Vocal Training myself in NZ and in the UK (post-graduate study)

Cost: $100

 
 
 

Kahuna Massage

Hawaiian Temple Bodywork

Kahuna massage is a therapeutic massage technique based on the teachings and practices of the ancient Hawaiian Kahunas. The word "huna" is an amalgam of two words: 'hu' is a word for the male energy and 'na' is the female energy. In the language of native Hawaiians, "huna" means "secret knowledge" and a master practitioner of any of the huna arts is known as a "kahuna.

What is Kahuna Massage?

Kahuna massage differs from other types of massage therapy in two important respects:

  1. Kahuna massage technique is a rhythmic dance for the whole body. The practitioner uses his or her fingers, palms, wrists and even their forearms as they move rhythmically around the table.

  2. In Kahuna massage, the intention and focus of the practitioner is of paramount importance. They are trained to be totally focused on their client with an attitude of love and compassion. This is the essence of the "aloha" spirit that is sacred to the people of Hawaii.

It is often said that Kahuna massage is a holistic natural therapy designed to heal the body, mind and spirit.

Benefits of Kahuna Massage

Kahuna massage is said to stimulate the lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems, so may be of therapeutic benefit for a variety of disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, asthma and headaches amongst others. It is said to be particularly beneficial for a number of emotional problems, including:

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Exhaustion

$90 an hr or $135 for 90 mins

I also offer a blend of Swedish Massage, Trigger Point, Hot Stones, Mirimiri, Energy work and Myofascial Release depending on what you would like to experience.  I can also incorporate sound into my bodywork

Cost : $90 

 
 

Embodied Counselling

A counselling session using somatic (of the body) tools of inquiry, working with the body/mind connection and living with more awareness in the body. Deep listening and presence is held to enable you to feel safe, become curious so you can move through emotions and make change. Through breath, sound, movement and touch we can regulate the neural circuitry in our bodies, change our brains and nervous systems to be more present, connect more, have more choice,  have more vibrancy and access more sensation and pleasure. Simple yet highly effective and profound work

This is a mainstream branch of psychotherapy that emphasizes the integration of mind and body. I will draw on a range of techniques including physical interaction (e.g. touch, movement and breathing).

“I really appreciated the support to explore the edges of what was comfortable and found that through this gently held space, I was able to completely immerse myself in the experience. The wisdom gained through this journey continues to resonate through all aspects of my daily life”

Cost: $100 an hour

 
 
 

Shamanic Womb Journey

Deepening into the wisdom of the womb and birthing the return of Feminine wisdom. A journey through the 7 gateways. This is an embodied descent into the dark light of the womb and her ancient primordial wisdom. This can be done internally or externally

Allow up to 90 minutes.

 
 
 

Shamanic Sessions

Incorporating a blend of touch, sound, instruments, nature and whatever is needed in the moment. A dance between the client and Practitioner

Allow for 90 mins.

Cost $150

 
 

Womb Journeys for Pregnant Women

Using tools of touch, breath, and sound. I may use a combination of massage, touch, breath and my Voice to tap intuitively into your unborn child and help you to feel more comfortable and use your own intuitive knowing to prepare for the birth of your baby.

Allow up to 90 minutes.

 
 

BOOK 5 PAY FOR 4

When booking 5 sessions you will pay for only 4. Get in touch for more information.

 
 
 

I continue to explore and journey with the deepest parts of me so that I can also hold a deep space for others to do so

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about tahlia

 

Songstress,   Sexological Bodyworker

Medicine Woman, Kahuna Massage Therapist

I grew up on a farm in the deep south of New Zealand. Singing always came naturally to me even though I didn’t come from a particularly musical family. It was a strong form of self-expression for me in a family that wasn’t comfortable with expression.

From the age of 13 I was clear that I wanted to be an Opera Singer and was very single-minded in pursuit of this goal. I did a Music Degree in Voice and also travelled to Manchester, England to do Post-graduate study in Voice. I performed on stage in New Zealand, Australia and the U.K and spent many thousands of dollars studying with different teachers and institutions.

The missing link in retrospect was being seen in a more holistic way. Whilst living in England in my late twenties I became more and more interested in Sound Healing and attended several workshops and festivals with leading edge facilitators at the time.

This also led to exploring many types of bodywork and healing over the past 20 years including various Massage trainings, most recently Kahuna Massage trainings Level 1 to 5, Myofascial Release, Embodied Counselling, Shamanic Practices, Sacred Sexuality including several Ista trainings 1,2 and 3 (International School of Temple Arts), a 9 month Womb Apprenticeship in 2016 with Janine McDonald,  Tantric De-Armouring and is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Sex Educator. I have a powerful Voice which channels sound on a cellular level. I continue to explore and journey with the deepest parts of me so that I can also hold a deep space for others to do so.

 

Testimonials

 

The reverence in the sacred space that was held each and every day by Tahlia felt safe, fun and liberating at the same time. I found that Tahlia was very present to each and every participant and really saw them and listened to their individual needs. The way she imparted her knowledge around consent and boundaries led to a truly safe supportive space being held.

Tahlia’s powerful voice gave me permission to explore my own voice in ways that I wouldn’t have thought possible in such a short time. Listening to my sisters and dancing with them, made for a high energy and reconnecting weekend. I certainly experienced a few good shifts, and the flow on effect of that has inspired me to use my voice (toning) more during my own sessions with clients, and also to hold a dance and meditation space for men and women in my little town, something I had been wanting to do for a very long time, but hadn’t had the courage yet to create.

Tahlia is a super grounded Goddess of Sound. Hearing her make sound with her voice on its own is like receiving a sound healing, she is inspirational and easy to connect with. She encourages one to really be present and show up, which I loved. I would recommend Tahlia Brand over and over again, if she ran all her workshops the way I experienced the Sacred Remembering on International Women’s Day.

Pauline

I am singing with a vocal range I lost in my late teens, I have found my powerful and sensual voice, I feel so alive in every aspect of myself!

I have found I can trust my truth deeply and it is in the gentle expression of personal truth that safety and trust are created in which love and loving touch can flow… I am clear with my voice in speaking my truth.

I traveled to depths where i retrieved my breathing and voice… messages from this weekend feel potent for changing my life.

This feels like deep healing!

WILDSELF VOICE ADVENTURERS FEB 2019

Tahlia I would like to thank you for my recent journey to better know and understand myself far more intimately than I ever have before. You created a space during the Sacred Remembering retreat that was safe, honouring, compassionate, professional and transformative. I journeyed far deeper and further than I anticipated due to your presence, knowledge and skill as a facilitator. Thank you so very much for the space you created for myself and others to step into knowing we were held with Aroha.

Janine

The journey was a dive deep into our bones, calling each of us to remember who we really are and honoring where we have come from. Rarely have I experienced such deep connection between participants in a workshop & such full participation in the practices. Tahlia held space for this unfolding to happen & introduced voice exercises that allowed each of us to unfurl in our own unique way. I really appreciated the support to explore the edges of what was comfortable and found that through this gently held space, I was able to completely immerse myself in the experience. The wisdom gained through this journey continues to resonate through all aspects of my daily life. I am so grateful for the experience.

Tina