Words Fail Me! The Art of Nonverbal Vocal Expression

Date: Apr. 4, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre

More Info: Maximum 16 participants 
Contact: With Leah Hokanson and Lynette Jackson
Tickets: $40

Presented by Leah Hokanson and Lynette Jackson, founders and facilitators of Sound, Belonging & Wholeness. Leah and Lynette have decades of combined experience exploring a variety of vocal sounding and focused listening practices. They bring an artistic sensibility to these time-honoured practices, and have worked with a wide range of community groups.


Before language, humans expressed themselves using a vast and varied array of vocal tones, pitches and rhythms—nonverbal grunts, howls, clicks and coos that carried information, as well as the emotional significance of what was being expressed. Join us for a day of vocal sounding exploration that will take you out of your speech-oriented head and into your expressive origins—and prepare to get wild!

Materials to bring: Non-restrictive clothing, comfortable footwear, a blanket, towel, or yoga mat for relaxation, and drinking water are recommended.

Age 14+



You must register in advance for all workshops and events. Workshops have limited space – spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be kept for workshops that are full. Register early – don’t be disappointed!

Registration for GAC members begins on March 13th.

Registration for the public begins on March 14th.

For assistance, email iota@artsgabriola.ca