The Somatic Singing Program is a 10-session program designed by Justine Lucas that uses a combination of yoga breathwork, vocal warmups, guided meditations, chakra listening, and spirit singing. These four things work together to harmonize your chakras, release fear blocks, unlock your personal power and unleash your natural singing voice.
We'll be working through the 7 main chakras in both Eastern and Western healing modalities, as well as the 8th chakra, known as the Soul Star chakra. The Soul Star chakra is the first out-of-body chakra in Eastern healing modalities regarding the spirit. It is through working in all 7 chakras that we find our voice in our body, and it is through working with the 8th chakra that we experience out-of-body singing and total vocal freedom. This new skill lends itself to full expression in singing with any genre, fluid improvisation and melody composition.
Justine Lucas (also known as "Madame Z") is a Bay Area singer, composer, and performer. She has toured the US and Canada several times and played great local venues including The Great American Music Hall, Slim's, Yoshi's, The Haight-Ashbury Music Festival, and Herbst Theatre. In addition to studying vocal training techniques in opera, jazz, and country music, Justine has also been exploring the connection between the chakras and singing voice for years. Many of her songs are written from what she called a “deep-listening” place and are a part of her greater life’s inner work.
Justine was first introduced to chakras and alternative healing methods at a young age by her grandmother, Judith Winston, who is a Polarity Therapist, a Level 2 Reiki Healer, and the founder of Health Touch NC LLC, an alternative healing center based in North Carolina.
“I remember my grandma gave me a binder of information about the chakras when I was about 14 years old. I had been playing guitar for 3 years, singing and acting for 8 years, and had just finished recording my first album. I didn’t know it then, but somatic healing and chakra connection would become a huge force in my music career, enhancing my ability to articulate my feelings and experiences as a songwriter, performer, and help others find their voice as a vocal coach.”
~Justine Lucas, 2023
In summer of 2022, Justine became the pioneer for meditation and chakra based musical education. She was the first to offer a comprehensive program that gives singers holistic healing tools to not only enhance their musical expression, but also use music as a part of their greater healing journey.