Spiritual songbird visits Westlake

A little blonde girl with a big heart who loved to sing, whose mom sent her to her uncle's to learn to play guitar, but ... she continued to sing. She grew into a beautiful heart-centered woman, and continued to sing. Today she sings, and holds "heartfelt" workshops for hundreds of people in Unity churches, from Tennessee to Indiana to Ohio.

If you've never heard Jody Soland sing and play guitar, you're in for a spiritual treat, a slice of audio-bliss, when she visits Unity Spiritual Center in Westlake on March 9. Her music will dance on your heart strings and move you into new places. Her numerous CDs bring forth her strong voice, and vocals primarily written by her and her husband, Gary, a singer-songwriter whom she met in Nashville. Her music allows a story to unfold, so the listener can become one with the story, or sit back and simply enjoy the musicality.

She sang professionally at age 13, moved to Nashville after high school, met her husband, and had two beautiful sons. While a musical theme runs throughout her life, today it continues to express through her in new ways.

Jody is a certified Holotrophic and Integrative Breathwork Practitioner, which uses breathing to allow access to non-ordinary states for self-exploration purposes. From this certification evolved an amazing breathwork workshop, better termed "an experience," titled the Heartwork Artwork Experience. This experiential workshop is an inward process where music is used as a catalyst and guided imagery evokes vivid emotions, then artwork is created to free and express what happened to the individual. Gentle breathing and heartfelt music are the touchstones of Heartwork Artwork. Benefits are many, including release from built-up, clogged-up tension, stress, and fear, which allows an increase in creativity, joy and peace.

This wonderful experiential workshop combines Jody's years of experience, her music and the sharing of the wisdom of her heart with yours on Sunday, March 9, 1-3 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 23855 Detroit Road in Westlake. Registration required as space is limited. Register at unityspiritualcenter.com. Fee is $25. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a blanket, pillow, and a mat to lie on as a good portion of this experience is done on a mat on the floor.

All faiths are always welcome. Parking is free. Jody's newest CD, "Spirit Speak to Me," released in 2012, is available through the Unity bookstore.

Sharon Fedor

I am on the Board of Trustees of Unity Spiritual Center

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