Breath is communication, connection, energy.

Our breath creates the space for awakening freedom and vitality through the synchronization of voice, body and mind.

VABAS

Voice  +  Awareness  +  Body  =
Awakening  +  Synchronization

Breath is communication, connection, energy.

Our breath creates the space for awakening freedom and vitality through the synchronization of voice, body and mind.

VABAS

Voice  +  Awareness  +  Body  =
Awakening  +  Synchronization

VABAS

Voice  +  Awareness  +  Body  =
Awakening  +  Synchronization

: a system of physical-mental training that develops the power of the breath to clarify the connections among voice, awareness and body—

 

the fundamental framework of our personal existence, human relationships and creative endeavors.

 

VABAS

Voice  +  Awareness  +  Body  =
Awakening  +  Synchronization

: a system of physical-mental training that develops the power of the breath to clarify the connections among voice, awareness and body—

 

the fundamental framework of our personal existence, human relationships and creative endeavors.

 

VABAS is the result of over thirty years of research in the health and expressive capacities of the voice and body through explorations in vocal, dance, performance and theatrical training by contemporary vocalist, choreographer, theatre director and artist Guillermo Luis Horta Betancourt.

VABAS is the result of over thirty years of research in the health and expressive capacities of the voice and body through explorations in vocal, dance, performance and theatrical training by contemporary vocalist, choreographer, theatre director and artist Guillermo Luis Horta Betancourt.

Who Can VABAS Benefit?

from professionals to performers, teachers to business leaders, artists to public speakers—individuals motivated to develop confidence, freedom and an increased expressive capacity in voice, body and conscious communication can harness VABAS to fulfill their potential and experience personal and professional growth, satisfaction and success.

 

Before my first VABAS workshop, I suffered from years of poor health and debilitating chronic fatigue that made it impossible to live a normal life. By learning and practicing VABAS, not only have I regained my health and vitality, I have also worked through some deeply embedded traumas, and now have the energy to work, travel, perform, and follow my dreams. – Zi Lee

Who Can VABAS Benefit?

from professionals to performers, teachers to business leaders, artists to public speakers—individuals motivated to develop confidence, freedom and an increased expressive capacity in voice, body and conscious communication can harness VABAS to fulfill their potential and experience personal and professional growth, satisfaction and success.


Before my first VABAS workshop, I suffered from years of poor health and debilitating chronic fatigue that made it impossible to live a normal life. By learning and practicing VABAS, not only have I regained my health and vitality, I have also worked through some deeply embedded traumas, and now have the energy to work, travel, perform, and follow my dreams. – Zi Lee

VABAS Training

VABAS offers training in three formats:

VABAS circles

: daily practice
short choreographed sequences of thirty or sixty minutes, to be practiced daily.


VABAS workshops


: deeper practice
a more profound exploration using advanced techniques to apply VABAS to one’s personal, professional and creative goals in week-long or weekend workshop settings.


VABAS certification

: intensive training
a comprehensive training and formation for those who aspire to teach VABAS daily practice sequences or simply delve deeper into their individual and collective practice in a unique and immersive creative experience.

 
and in two variations:

: active sequence
full body choreographies to awaken conscious connections among breath, movement and vocalization.



: stationary sequence
seated movement meditations to connect breath, body, vocalization and conscious awareness.


VABAS Training

VABAS offers training in three formats:

: daily practice
short choreographed sequences of thirty or sixty minutes, to be practiced daily.


: deeper practice
a more profound exploration using advanced techniques to apply VABAS to one’s personal, professional and creative goals in week-long or weekend workshop settings.


: intensive training
a comprehensive training and formation for those who aspire to teach VABAS daily practice sequences or simply delve deeper into their individual and collective practice in a unique and immersive creative experience.

 
and in two variations:

: active sequence
full body choreographies to awaken conscious connections among breath, movement and vocalization.



: stationary sequence
seated movement meditations to connect breath, body, vocalization and conscious awareness.


VABAS Training

VABAS offers training in three formats:

: daily practice
short choreographed sequences of thirty or sixty minutes, to be practiced daily.


: deeper practice
a more profound exploration using advanced techniques to apply VABAS to one’s personal, professional and creative goals in week-long or weekend workshop settings.


: intensive training
a comprehensive training and formation for those who aspire to teach VABAS daily practice sequences or simply delve deeper into their individual and collective practice in a unique and immersive creative experience.

and in two variations:

: active sequence
full body choreographies to awaken conscious connections among breath, movement and vocalization.


: stationary sequence
seated movement meditations to connect breath, body, vocalization and conscious awareness.

VABAS Training

VABAS offers training in three formats:

: daily practice
short choreographed sequences of thirty or sixty minutes, to be practiced daily.


: deeper practice
a more profound exploration using advanced techniques to apply VABAS to one’s personal, professional and creative goals in week-long or weekend workshop settings.


: intensive training
a comprehensive training and formation for those who aspire to teach VABAS daily practice sequences or simply delve deeper into their individual and collective practice in a unique and immersive creative experience.

and in two variations:

: active sequence
full body choreographies to awaken conscious connections among breath, movement and vocalization.


: stationary sequence
seated movement meditations to connect breath, body, vocalization and conscious awareness.

VABAS circles

: daily practice

open circle ◎ self-guided

free and open for anyone to start or join.


guided circle ◉ facilitated

structured 30 or 60 minute active and stationary sequence classes led by formally trained and certified VABAS Circle Guides.


VABAS expression circle ❂ facilitated

vocal & physical improvisation jam facilitated by trained and certified VABAS Circle Guides.

 

start your own circle:


◎ self-guided open circle:


◉ guided circle +
❂ VABAS expression circle:



First teacher training:

VABAS circles

: daily practice

open circle ◎ self-guided

free and open for anyone to start or join.


guided circle ◉ facilitated

structured 30 or 60 minute active and stationary sequence classes led by formally trained and certified VABAS Circle Guides.


VABAS expression circle ❂ facilitated

vocal & physical improvisation jam facilitated by trained and certified VABAS Circle Guides.

start your own circle:


◎ self-guided open circle:

sign up to be among the first
 to receive the free online 
VABAS open circle guidebook.


◉ guided circle +
❂ VABAS expression circle:


sign up for our teacher training.


First teacher training:

February 2017 in Seoul, Korea

VABAS workshops

: deeper practice

mornings : 4 hours

workshops: daily practice sequence, gestualgrams & bodygrams, advanced techniques in breath, movement & vocalization, partner & group improvisation work.


afternoons : 3 hours

optional private individual & small group consultations:
▵ pattern analysis
✺ personal & creative breakthrough
: booked for an additional hourly fee.


selected evenings : 2 hours

✶ pre-workshop performance
▵ pattern analysis masterclass
❂ VABAS expression circle
: free for workshop participants.

 

workshop options


3 day:

workshops + consultations
final evening:
❂ VABAS expression circle


4 day:

workshops + consultations
opening + final evenings:
✶ pre-workshop performance
❂ VABAS expression circle


5 day:

workshops + consultations
opening + mid + final evenings:
✶ pre-workshop performance
▵ pattern analysis masterclass
❂ VABAS expression circle

VABAS workshops

: deeper practice

mornings : 4 hours

workshops: daily practice sequence, gestualgrams & bodygrams, advanced techniques in breath, movement & vocalization, partner & group improvisation work.


afternoons : 3 hours

optional private individual & small group consultations:
▵ pattern analysis
✺ personal & creative breakthrough
: booked for an additional hourly fee.


selected evenings : 2 hours

✶ pre-workshop performance
▵ pattern analysis masterclass
❂ VABAS expression circle
: free for workshop participants.

workshop options


3 day:

workshops + consultations
final evening:
❂ VABAS expression circle


4 day:

workshops + consultations
opening + final evenings:
✶ pre-workshop performance
❂ VABAS expression circle


5 day:

workshops + consultations
opening + mid + final evenings:
✶ pre-workshop performance
▵ pattern analysis masterclass
❂ VABAS expression circle

VABAS certification

: intensive training

◉ 30 / 60 sequence training

trainees will master active choreographed and stationary movement meditation sequences to build respiratory, physical & vocal agility and expressive freedom, along with the foundational and practical understanding required to open and lead official VABAS guided circle sessions, whether freelance or in a dedicated studio.


❂ VABAS expression circle training

trainees will engage in structured practice in physical and vocal improvisation to lead groups in effective physical, vocal and mental warmups to build a cohesive, improvised sound and movement experience.

 

training modules:


structured practice:

daily training in both the active and stationary sequences


teaching practicum:

practical rotations to lead other trainees in daily sequences


facilitation practicum:

rotating facilitation of VABAS expression circle for other trainees


foundational knowledge:

anatomy & nutrition, theoretical and physiological basis of voice + movement + breath + energy

VABAS certification

: intensive training

◉ 30 / 60 sequence training

trainees will master active choreographed and stationary movement meditation sequences to build respiratory, physical & vocal agility and expressive freedom, along with the foundational and practical understanding required to open and lead official VABAS guided circle sessions, whether freelance or in a dedicated studio.


❂ VABAS expression circle training

trainees will engage in structured practice in physical and vocal improvisation to lead groups in effective physical, vocal and mental warmups to build a cohesive, improvised sound and movement experience.

training modules:


structured practice:

daily training in both the active and stationary sequences


teaching practicum:

practical rotations to lead other trainees in daily sequences


facilitation practicum:

rotating facilitation of VABAS expression circle for other trainees


foundational knowledge:

anatomy & nutrition, theoretical and physiological basis of voice + movement + breath + energy

Bring VABAS to You.


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VABAS creates possibilities for the synchronization of breath, sound and movement to build a new personal vocabulary of the voice and body—our expressive instruments for confidence and clarity in everyday communication and creative productivity.


Find in every step a dance,
in each breath a song.
Breathe the breath of life.

VABAS

Voice  +  Awareness  +  Body  =
Awakening  +  Synchronization