Episode 20: About singing your shadow, with Stephanie Rooker

In honor of Halloween we’re going behind the veil... and into my lesson with my singing teacher, Stephanie Rooker. I didn’t take singing lessons for twelve years after I lost my voice. For one thing, I felt estranged from my voice, but I also wasn’t interested in studying technique. What I wanted was to set my voice free. And then I found Stephanie: a singer, a teacher, a sound healer, and a holder of sacred space. What Stephanie has taught me is music medicine - how to sing my shadow - and that process is bringing my voice back to life. So join us for this truly special episode where we share our stories, and - YES - sing for you. And that includes our “ugly duet.”

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Show Notes:  

Learn more about Stephanie Rooker and her healing voice work hereStephanie offers voice lessons, workshops, sound healing, retreats, programs, private voice gatherings, full moon ceremonies, and facilitator training.

You can purchase Stephanie’s album’s here: https://squareup.com/store/voicejourney/

You can follow Stephanie on Instagram: @voicejourney

Information about the Ethnomusicology major at Oberlin college, where Stephanie studied: https://www.oberlin.edu/ethnomusicology

Amandla! - the documentary Stephanie mentions about South Africa.

Meredith Monk, maker of amazing sounds.

Rene Marie, Stephanie’s mentor and a Jazz vocalist, who encouraged her to pursue the healing path: https://renemarie.com/

The Sound & Music Institute, where Stephanie was an assistant for the early trainings: https://www.opencenter.org/sound-music-institute


For more info about the podcast and how to join the Speak Your Truth Membership Community, visit www.howtospeakyourtruth.com.

As a member of the Speak Your Truth Membership Community, you get:

  • Enrollment in the How To Speak Your Truth online course,
  • Live online group sessions with Elissa twice a month where you can ask your questions and be inspired by others’ stories.
  • Exclusive behind the scenes footage of the podcast each week,
  • Astrological insight on the new and full moons,
  • And access to the membership forum where you can share your experiences and interact.

Learn more and sign up at www.howtospeakyourtruth.com.

You can find more info about Voice Body Connection and take the “What’s holding my voice back?” quiz at www.voicebodyconnection.com.

Production Credits:

Our Assistant Producer is Suzie Masser

Our Editor is Eilise Bonebright

Our Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Photography is by Sophie Mathewson

Our Audio Consultant is Martin Carrillo of heardrum.org

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather

Please note that Amazon links in the show notes are connected to the Voice Body Connection Associates account. All other partner links are acknowledged. Thank you for supporting the podcast! 



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