This retreat will offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness to singing and singing to mindfulness. Singing can be an uplifting, soulful and a life enriching experience, especially if we allow ourselves to become aware of and drop into our felt experience whilst we are singing, whether it is Taize, Gospel, Pop, folk songs or chants. And like mindfulness, singing brings us into coherence both within ourselves and collectively as a group, at any level of experience in group singing.
The programme will follow our usual schedule for retreats, including three 30-minute guided meditation sessions and opportunities to sing in the extraordinary acoustics of the spiral staircase at Sharpham House and in outdoor locations in our beautiful gardens (weather permitting).
No previous experience of mindfulness or singing is necessary.
This retreat offers the opportunity to:
Learn some new songs in a supportive and accessible way – all songs taught by ear.
Experience singing in harmony as meditation.
Explore your own voice as a means of self-expression and communication.
Sing in unique locations around the Sharpham estate, including songs on the theme of water and rivers on the banks of the river Dart, as well as songs about nature in the stunning gardens and woodland surrounding Sharpham House
Attune to the rhythm of the breath and experience the intimacy of your own belonging.
Use breath, sound and song to explore the meeting of mind, body and sprit.
Develop mindful awareness of your relationship to your voice and singing.
Experience singing as a resource for well-being.
Cost £385 – 495