The Norma G. Canner Foundation


Next Training in Voice Movement Therapy
Singing the Psyche/ The Voice Unchained

Empowering Oneself and Creating Community
Through the Embodied Voice

With Christine Isherwood & Anne Brownell

Assisted by Sophie Martin and Mali Sastri

Training Details


Beginning January 2018 Martha's Vineyard, MA, USA


Every act of self-determination we make and every way we interact with others of different cultures, faiths, sexual or gender orientation, or simply different points of view, can be seen as a "political" act in that it affects the people with whom we live and work. How can increasing our knowledge and ability to use the range, versatility, power and passion of the human voice help us to express and clarify our own feelings to join with others to create inclusive communities? This training will ground participants in the creative and therapeutic practices of Voice Movement Therapy, including ways of dealing with differences among people by going beyond words to find common ground.
Beginning with an exploration of our own voice and movement styles and habits, we will address the issues that arise individually and in the context of the group as a microcosm of the macrocosm, with the dual purpose of making us more aware and stronger in ourselves while developing interpersonal skills to take into the larger world.

We welcome applications from any individual, inclusive of race, religion , sexual or gender orientation, who has a strong commitment to train in this work and who is physically and emotionally ready to undergo an intense and demanding program. We do not discriminate in educational, programmatic, or scholarship policies and all scholarships are need-based.


For further information about the Training:
PO Box 2663, Oak Bluffs MA, 02557
+ (001)508-685-7445

Watch "A Time to Dance: The Life and Work of Norma Canner"


For further information about the Foundation:
PO Box 3315, Oak Bluffs MA, 02557 (001)508-693-7610