Your free expression
is welcome here!

Songdance offers online programs and in-person events for inner transformation and healing by using the power of vocal sound healing and soul movement.

Songdance was founded by husband and wife, Yavin & Upala (aka Jacob & Karen). Upala dreamed Songdance into being after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her energy and presence combined with Jacob's talent for music and as a teacher/facilitator brought forth programs that have been enjoyed by thousands of people all over the world.

 After Upala's death in December 2022, Jacob continues mission by offering new courses and in-person experiences. 

Songdance also releases its own music on Spotify and other streaming platforms.

Upcoming in-person
Retreats & Workshops

Inner Glow
Elaisa energetic wellness

Day Retreat
Friday 14 April 2023

the sound of love

Zondag 4 mei 2023 (NEW DATE!)
Local workshop in Bruges (in Dutch)

A Return to self
Nederlandstalige Retreat

Vrij 7 – ma 10 juli 2023
Samaya, nabij Utrecht, Nederland

The self in all
Kruger Park, South Africa

Wed 13 – Sun 17 SEP 2023
Luxury tented camp

in the heart of Kruger National Park

Registrations opening in April

Songdance Journeys

Inner Child Healing
Visualizations & mantras

A gentle and deep healing program to connect with your inner child through guided visualizations and mantra singing. Give voice to the needs and grieves of your younger self, to express what they could not before.
Healing doesn't have to be hard work. Let this program bring you joy.

A 5-session audio program

40 days of Vocal Sound Healing
Authentic Singing Journey

A unique and transformational sound healing program created by Jacob Vermeulen and his late wife, Upala, on their travels around the world. A joyful ride full of surprises where you are embarking on a journey of exploring, liberating and enjoying your own vocal sounds.

A 40-session audio-program 

Magical Movement Journey
Coming home to your body

Invite a new freedom to the way you move your body. Your heart and soul will rejoice with this transformational and immersive journey for everyBODY, regardless of age, size, limitations or fitness level. This movement journey combines expert guidance with originally composed musical journeys.

A 10-session audio-program

Our latest releases on

In loving memory of


6 March 1984 - 4 December 2022

She dreamed Songdance into being & her dream lives on…