Think about it! Isn't
our everyday voice an imitation or more specifically
a fabrication ?
We have built a voice that seems adequate and which for most people represents a façade or a protection.
Why Do We Do This ?
Each of us has his
own reasons and if we ask ourselves the question,
the answer(s) will no doubt enlighten us on who
we are or who do we believe we are. Don't we say
of a voice that it lacks or has too much energy,
it is hard or that it doesn't have enough direction ?
Some lose their voice for a few hours, days or longer.
Does that voice have an impact on us, our body, our psyche, our whole being ?
Centre Option-Voix helps those who wish
to re-establish a true relationship with
their voice, an undeniable way to reharmonize
Our global approach, using voice as a guide and witness to rebuild the individual, allows for the discovery of that true voice which was hidden by tensions, blockages and decisions taken in the course of years. That voice becomes the object of a respectful and global reconstruction of the person.
|THE OPTION-VOIX® METHOD:
From the spoken to the singing voice back to the spoken voice, using breath, the deep breath, sound, vibration, the method offers essential guidelines to assist each participant.
the student as he/she is, with what shows
and what's hidden, in all of his being.
simple and efficient specific exercises
and discover with him/her their vocal and
breathing "modus operandi"..
Undertake together the deconstruction and reconstruction process by using the tools adapted to him/her, thus facilitating the identification and the wearing out of the tensions that prohibit vibration of the body.
strenght and direction to facilitate vocal
and breathing opening out and awakening.
The purpose is helping each individual re-establish
its true verticality leading to its autonomy.
the last three years, the Méthode
my life professionally and personally.
Of all the numerous healing and self-expressing
processes I have experienced, I chose
this method because it is the most
transformational in the body. By experience
I can say that this method destructures
physiological, psychic and emotional
tensions and blockages and at the
same time restructures the body with
the growing strength of breath and
sound and of the voice».
Chantal Drapeau, Self-expression and
Vocal Improvisation Workshop Leader
have been practising breath-sound
for the past 9 years and have been
teaching it for 5 years; it revolutionized
not only my way of singing but my
whole life. I have gradually freed
myself from main tensions which blocked
the path of my «vocal identity»
and above all I have
become more human, more accomplished
and happier. I can say the
most radical transformation was that
of my attitude towards life; from
a cynical warrior mostly angry against
the whole world, I became a woman
who found her strength and deep identity
and more authentic than I have ever
Odette Girard, French Literature and
Breath and Sound Teacher
The spirit of the method:
In total respect of the integrity of each person, find and follow the guiding thread of his/her evolution towards a physiological and psychic harmonisation guided by his/her voice.
For those of us who reach adulthood in a state of
instability often confronted to the unpredictability
of our inner attitudes, this method offers the opportunity
of a solid and comforting verticality.
For others, it allows
understanding and reinforcing of what «works»
and pursuit of their evolution towards an ever-growing
is nurtured by an accepting non-judgemental attitude
free of conditions and expectations; it
offers each participant the facilitating space for
his/her opening out and a deep and personal expression
through his/her voice freed from the limiting constraints
of the Method:
The attitude : Essential and
necessary ingredient of the Option-Voix
The attitude with which we undertake this
voice work begins by accepting the voice
as it is and, consequently the individual as he/she
is. From this lucid, nurturing and comfortable
context, each student can untie the tensions and
blockages and simultaneously reconstruct the body
that he/she is, rather than the body that he/she
has, by finding its verticality. When these conditions
are met, it will be easier to access a deep breath
opening the door to a true, unique and personal
vibration, the source of our voice in its strength
Breath and voice : Breath
is universal. Voice is unique.
The process is intent on helping each student, by
individual sessions or in a workshop, to know and
identify one's voice better and to make it into
a familiar reconstruction tool. A simple yet direct
deep and efficient physiological, auditory and psychic
experience of breath and voice, in the vision of
a truer balance towards oneself and others.
In fact most of us built ourselves on blockages
resulting from a constricted breath and a more or
less fabricated voice that feeds those tensions.
The purpose is to find our own violence (strength
in the hara) to re-establish the movement
of our own vital energy and to transform it into
an act of generosity.
In all due respect
to the guidelines of breath and voice and those
proper to each student, this rational and intuitive
quest becomes the cornerstone of a personal, passionate
and serene undertaking, the results of which are
clearly perceptible at each step of the process.
This approach calls upon who you really are in the perspective of an authentic research leading to the harmonisation of your vocal or artistic expression and yourself, your personal and professional life. A reharmonisation process of the singing and spoken voice.
The voice becomes the witness of the harmonisation
of the whole being : body, soul and spirit.
the life and teaching experience of the founders
and directors of the Centre Option-Voix, Murielle
and Daniel, the exercises and movements born
from that experience and the breakthroughs
they and the students have lived throughout
and exercises, standing, kneeling, lying or
sitting on the shoggis (little benches adapted
to each one) are numerous and constantly evolving
in an ongoing adjustment to the needs of each
Organisation of Movement and Nutripuncture
series of archetypal movements inspired
by the work of the American neurologist
Temple Fay were created to facilitate
the neurofunctional integration of the
individual with an undeniable effect
on breath and voice in the physiological
and psychic development of the student.
(akin to acupuncture) an endocellular
«feeding» made of multiple
elements charged electromagnetically
which facilitate the circulation of
the vital stream along the Chinese medical
meridians having a calming and energizing
effect on the person as a whole.
The nutriments have an immediate impact
on the voice by facilitating the research
and discovery of the true vocal identity
of the student.