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    Due to the current regulation, a test is mandatory to attend class.
    Vaccinated and recovered persons can come without a test.
    Please upload proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test before classes begin.


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    Trevor Blake - Yes, You Can Have Success, Love and Abundance

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad
    Sept 6, 2021, 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CEST



    Is it our voice that is the driving force behind creating success and happiness? Each of us carries an influential voice within, but we are often unaware of its impact on our world. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and New York Times Best-selling author and serial Entrepreneur Trevor Blake in a heartfelt conversation on manifesting abundance magically, creating financial independence, and leading a lifestyle in harmony with our values. Shifting from humble beginnings to building multi-million dollar businesses, Trevor started his first company with just a few hundred dollars. He sold it in 2010 for more than a hundred million. He has since sold two more companies, and he's never hired a single employee or worked more than five hours a day. Trevor has written "Three Simple Steps" and his newest book, "Secrets to a Successful Startup: A Recession-Proof Guide to Starting, Surviving & Thriving in Your Own Venture." Curious about bringing more practical magic into your business and life and using your voice and communication skills to become an ambassador of abundance? Then join us at Voice Rising.


    Visit Trevor Blake at https://www.trevorgblake.com/

    All Shows are Archived and available on all streaming platforms including apple, google, spotify, soundcloud, youtube, and podbean




    Dear students, parents, and friends of the School Of Voice!

    Kara Johnstad - founder of the School Of Voice

    The new SARS-CoV-2 ordinance from August 17, 2021, is based on the principle that vaccinated and recovered persons can use all facilities and services.

    For non-vaccinated or non-recovered persons, testing is mandatory! 

    Please UPLOAD proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test before the start of your class:




    End of Summer Holidays - Welcome back!

    Lessons and classes for our students on a monthly BASIC plan start again on Monday, Aug 9, 2021.




    End date: Fr, 6 August 2021
    First day of class: Mo, 9 August 2021




    Stephen Dinan – Visionary Leadership: Amplifying Wise Voices

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad
    July 12, 2021, 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CEST


    The vision for The Shift Network came to Stephen while on a meditation retreat: “ I got a powerful sense that we needed a global network connecting people who are activating more conscious lives to create a world that works for all.” Many years later, what began as a flash of insight has transformed into a thriving organization and global leader in online transformational education, media, and events.

    Join Kara Johnstad and Stephen Dinan in a heartfelt conversation on the transformational power of Voice. Becoming a Conscious Change Agent is not always easy. Yet, if enough people do the work of transformation, the worst of our problems could be avoided. Our world needs visionary voices. Explore with us how Voice amplifies inner wisdom. Discover how to shift our baseline and become instruments of peace. Learn from Stephen’s path as an author, speaker, teacher, and visionary how Voice can help us co-create a kinder, more peaceful, and liveable world for all.




    A Conversation with Judy Collins

    I am honored to welcome Judy Collins to the Voice Rising Show on July 19th.

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad
    July 19, 2021, 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CEST




    My heart opens wide to continue the conversation that began when I heard her voice for the first time. I was 8. Standing in my cornflower blue bedroom, my portable record player spinning her songs, as I looked onto cornfields. As a young singer, I found comfort in her clear, strong voice. She played guitar, piano and sang! Me too, I proclaimed with 12! The Judy Collins Songbook accompanied me to Berlin at the tender age of 20, along with 2suitcases and my guitar. The rest is history. For all the singer-songwriters in the house, stay tuned. Judy Collins and I will deep dive into voice, songwriting, and how our voices and music can play an essential role in social activism and changing our world for the better.


    OMTimes RadioVOICE RISING with Host Kara JohnstadJuly 19, 2021 at 2 pm EDT | 8 pm CEST

    To learn more about Judy Collins, visit www.judycollins.com




    Beth Whitney – Songs From the Deep Woods

    OMTimes VOICE RISING radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad


    What draws us closer to Beth Whitneys songs is her nature-soaked, deeply rooted lyrics. A poetic songstress of the best kind, Beth’s imagery is nothing short of breathtaking. Her voice holds the tender strength of wild roses. Join Singer-Songwriter Kara Johnstad and Beth Whitney in a conversation on Voice and Songwriting. What writing rituals do we have to balance the necessary creative alone time with the long game of love? How can we create time to deep-dive into our music while raising kids and being moms? What wisdom does the wilderness hold for us? And what about the power of beauty? Beth knows firsthand how nature guides us through our own internal chaos. She lives a life far away from the stresses of a big city. As we soak in her orchestral folk music, our hearts return to a place of belonging. Yes, we, too, are a wild rose. We, too, are a bolt of thunder. We, too, are walking with our feet on solid ground. Celebrate Beth’s new album release “Into the Ground” and explore with us a unique collection of songs.

    Connect with Beth Whitney at https://bethwhitneymusic.com




    Steven Halpern -Cannabis Dreams: Tuning Fork for the Brain

    OMTimes Radio Voice Rising with Host Kara Johnstad
    Airing June 28, 2021, 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CEST 


    For centuries and across cultures, sacred ceremonies using plant medicine were vital to collective well-being. These long-revered healing plants, ayahuasca, peyote, cannabis, and mushrooms nourished individuals and were crucial for collective well-being. Yet, these long-revered healing instruments have been largely forgotten by today's society. Why? What might we be missing? And what role do music and plants play in nurturing and uplifting body, mind, and spiritual well-being?  Music is a  tuning fork for the brain. Can the frequencies and harmonics in plants inspire healing? Can music help us "get high" and feel good? What role does sound play in building peaceful communities?

    Join voice-visionary Kara Johnstad, and GRAMMY® nominated composer, recording artist, and researcher Steven Halpern in an in-depth conversation on sound consciousness and his new album release, Cannabis Dreams.  In 2021, with legalization in many states and with the medical benefits of cannabis more widely accepted -Halpern's co-composed masterpiece is released, and we celebrate.  Learn through plant medicine and music to reprogram unconscious patterns that no longer serve us. Explore the principle of consciousness and change. Co-create a sound world. 

    Connect with Steven Halpern at www.stevenhalpernmusic.com




    Start of Summer Holidays

    There are no lessons and classes for our students on a monthly BASIC plan.
    For all other students, lessons and classes are ongoing.



    Start date: Thu, 24 June 2021
    Last day of class: Wed, 23 June 2021

    End date: Fr, 6 August 2021
    First day of class: Mo, 9 August 2021




    Dechen Shak-Dagsay - Attaining Inner Peace and Happiness

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad


    As the daughter of a Tibetan Lama and a profoundly spiritual mother, Dechen Shak-Dagsay has a unique family background. She grew up in Switzerland surrounded by the divine wisdom of her parents while integrating the modern Western world. Convinced that the chanting of the ancient mantras of Tibet could be beneficial to her community, Dechen started sharing music with friends. Soon, she was creating much-loved albums for a growing global community, and the rest is history. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Dechen Shak-Dagsay in a heartfelt conversation on the art of mantra singing. Discover how to use music, movement, and art, prepare people to build a peaceful world. Explore the transformational power of our voice and listen to Dechen share her experience on voice and stories from her upcoming album. By devoting ourselves to a mantra practice, we can overcome inner obstacles and attain inner peace and happiness. Join us.

    Connect with Dechen Shak-Dagsay at www.dechen-shak.com/





    Special Workshop | Frame Drum Discovery

    Saturday, June 19, 2021, 12 PM to 3 PM 



    This 3-hour workshop, led by Borys Slowikowski, is an introduction to the world of frame drums, open to participants of any level - including those that never played any instrument before! * We will explore the sounds of this ancient instrument, build up an ability to play, learn different traditional grooves and work on the rhythmic creativity * We are going to study the technique of frame-drumming according to the approach of percussionist and composer Zohar Fresco. * In the whole process, we'll focus on our primary instrument: the body - its posture, responsiveness, breath, and its role in the musical creation. Learn more ... 




    Online Workshop - MANTRA IN MOTION

    A Monthly Online Chanting Workshop with Kevin Kortan
    A Journey from Movement to Stillness


    The 2nd Sunday of Each Month: June 13, July 11, No Aug, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

    08:30 am to 10:00 am PT, USA, (Los Angeles, San Francisco)10:30 am to 12:00 pm Central USA, (Minneapolis)11:30 am to 01:30 pm ET, USA (New York), 17:30 to 19:00 CEST, Germany (Berlin) 

    Synthesizing simple sounds and motion create a powerful moving meditation.  Expand your practice and experience a vinyasa of vibration and motion.  A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase, and means “that which protects the mind”.  It gives the mind a positive focus.  Each mantra has certain sonic qualities that embody meaning as well as feeling.  Every month there will be a theme such as chants for peace, health, light, the heart, the chakra-s. All are welcome, no previous voice experience is necessary.  

    Click this link for more information and registration




    Anita Moorjani - Sensitive is the New Strong

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad

    We are here to share our truth with the world. To honor the parts that crave more from life. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and author Anita Moorjani in a heartfelt conversation on why sensitivity is not only a superpower but a valuable component of our future evolution. How can we harness our gifts of intuition and empathy in today's fear-based world?
    What are some of the practical tools the gifted empath has that help us balance our inner world of thoughts and feelings with our outer material world? By tapping into our authentic self, we can shift the planet's trajectory in a more conscientious and compassionate direction. That is a lifestyle and vision I wish to be a part of. Join us,
    at Voice Rising.

    To discover more about Anita Moorjani's gifts for our planet, go to https://www.anitamoorjani.com/

    All Shows are Archived and available on all streaming platforms including apple, google, spotify, soundcloud, youtube, and podbean




    Regula Curti - Chanting: A Revolution of the Heart

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with Host Kara Johnstad

    At one time or other many of us withdraw into ourselves. It is a way to protect our tender beings. A way to find refuge in a world that can be harsh. How can we unlock the joyous potential of our lives and embrace the bittersweet? Is it possible to return to a place of calm presence and delightful curiosity and find equilibrium? Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Singer, Recording Artist Regula Curti in a heartfelt conversation on the power of chanting and transformational voice work. As Founder of Seeschau: House of Sacred Arts and Co-Founder of the Beyond Music Project, Regula’s life is dedicated to helping others free their authentic voice and tap into their highest creative potential. Learn how to transform poison into medicine. Shift depression to creative expression. Move lingering lethargy to revitalization. Stepping out of our comfort zone is a lifelong practice. Chanting and Singing are gifts all of us possess. Ignite a revolution of the heart. Sing.

    For more information on Regula Curti and Seeschau Center

    For information on the Beyond Foundation, go to

    All Shows are Archived and available on all streaming platforms including apple, google, spotify, soundcloud, youtube, and podbean



    INTERVIEW: Backstage at Kara Johnstad - in search of the inner voice

    An article by Katharina Menzel,
    editor-in-chief of the magazine "Gilde der Abenteurerinnen" (Guild of Women Adventurers).




    We Are Open Again!


    Dear students, parents, and friends of the School Of Voice!

    As of May 19, the School Of Voice will once again offer individual and group lessons in presence.

    Of course, you are welcome to continue attending classes online.

    Please talk to your teachers about the further procedure, so that you can organize the way back to face-to-face classes together.

    Our teachers and staff will be there for you as soon as you show up "in person" for your classes, freshly tested and demonstrably healthy - please do the same!

    • Every participant of the face-to-face classes has to present a negative test result of an examination for infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 24 hours!
    • For students under 6 years of age and those already tested in schools, the additional testing requirement does not apply.
    • Medical mouth-to-nose coverage is sufficient.

    We are very much looking forward to finally making music with you in person again.

    With warm regards
    Kara Johnstad





    Wir haben wieder geöffnet!



    Liebe Schülerinnen und Schüler, liebe Eltern und Freunde der School Of Voice!

    Ab dem 19. Mai findet in der School Of Voice wieder Einzel- und Gruppenunterricht in Präsenz statt.

    Selbstverständlich könnt Ihr auch gerne weiterhin online am Unterricht teilnehmen.

    Bitte sprecht mit Euren Lehrerinnen und Lehrern über das weitere Vorgehen ab, damit Ihr den Weg zurück zum Präsenzunterricht gemeinsam organisieren könnt.

    Unsere Lehrer:innen und Mitarbeiter:innen sind für Euch da, sobald ihr "persönlich" zu Eurem Unterricht erscheint, frisch getestet und nachweislich gesund - bitte tut Ihr das auch!

    • Jeder Teilnehmer des Präsenzunterrichts muss für jeden Unterrichtstag ein negatives Testergebnis einer mittels eines anerkannten Tests durchgeführten Untersuchung auf eine Infektion mit dem Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 vorlegen, das nicht älter als 24 Stunden ist!
    • Für Schülerinnen und Schüler unter 6 Jahren und solche, die bereits in den Schulen getestet werden, entfällt die zusätzliche Testpflicht.
    • Eine medizinische Mund-Nasen-Bedeckung ist ausreichend.

    Wir freuen uns sehr darauf, mit Euch endlich wieder persönlich zu musizieren.

    Mit herzlichen Grüßen
    Kara Johnstad




    FIA - Singing Inside Wisdom

    OMTimes VOICE RISING radio show with host Kara Johnstad
    Aired at OMTimes Radio - FREE ARCHIVE


    Based in the countryside north of Stockholm, folk-pop singer/songwriter Fia Forsström (known mononymously as Fia) uses her inspirational lyrics and catchy melodies to empower and enchant her audiences. With the release of her solo debut ”Made of Stars,” she quickly captured hearts worldwide. Three albums later, Fia is selling out concert halls and cathedrals. Her audience adores her honesty and deep connection with spirit. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Fia in a heartfelt conversation on voice. Explore together how to turn sensitivity into a superpower.

    Discover more about transformational songwriting. Learn how songwriting can be used as a therapeutic outlet and tool for soul discovery. Amidst our collective global pandemic, Fia is rooted in the truth that we are born for these times. Knowing this helps all of us to stay on the path of collective healing.

    To discover more about Fia, go to https://fiasmusicofficial.com




    Start of School Holidays

    There are no lessons and classes for our students on a monthly BASIC plan.
    For all other students, lessons and classes are ongoing.


    Start date: Thu, 13 May 2021
    Last day of class: Wed, 12 May 2021

    End date: Sa, 15 May 2021
    First day of class: Mo, 17 May 2021




    Marc Allen - Empowering Visionary Voices

    Voice Rising radio show with Host Kara Johnstad
    Aired at OMTimes Radio - FREE ARCHIVE

    The ultimate purpose of creating a visionary business is not to make money. It is to transform the world by doing what we love to do and what we need to do to bring about a new era of peace and prosperity. It takes courage and commitment to materialize dreams into matters that matter. It also takes a bit of playfulness and magic. This is where Marc Allen comes into the game. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Marc Allen, Author, Speaker, Teacher, and CEO of New World Library, as they talk about the role that our voice plays in manifesting our dreams.


    OMTimes Radio

    To discover more about Marc Allen, go to http://marcallen.com




    Kara Johnstad - LIVE ONLINE CONCERT

    at Patrick's Mother's Day Cabaret

    Sunday, May 9, 2021 - online
    8 pm CEST (Berlin), 1 pm Central Time (Minneapolis), 2 pm ET (New York), 11 am PT (Los Angeles)

    Join the show. I will share with you songs from my new Moon in Capricorn album, a powerful circle song that unites women worldwide, and a few sweet surprises.

    Living The Fierce Tender Wisdom of The Singing Poets

    Bring your mom! Or any mom!

    Fantastic people are awaiting you, so please come along and enjoy the evening. All you need is a good internet connection, a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

    We look forward to seeing you at the show!

    Stay Gold,



  • I've been waiting so long
    For you to come along and have some fun
    And I gotta let you know
    No you're never gonna regret it…

    ~ Meat Loaf, Album: Bat Out of Hell