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Retreat: The Wild Heart of Sacred Song
17th July 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 21st July 2017 @ 11:00 am
**ONE PLACE LEFT: TWIN SHARING**
“I cannot begin to describe in words how blessed I feel from the weekend, it has completely changed my life. Thank you Thank you Thank you”￼
This retreat will incorporate devotional song and mantra (from the Indian and other traditions) and draw on a variety of vocal practices and the rich local tradition and wild landscape to support a deepening connection with our wild and sacred heartsong!
Or “our wild and sacred hearts omg!” as spellcheck suggests ￼;-)
Numbers are capped at 16 participants to ensure this is an intimate group and that each person gets the input and support they need. The singing sessions will be morning and later afternoon / evening to leave the middle of the day free for visits to the beach, hikes, kayaking, communing with the wild nature around us, relaxing…
What unfolds will depend largely on what you as a group bring to it: your histories and your dreams. Both Candy and I enjoy being responsive to the needs of the moment so the practices we may draw on could include:
• Improvisational exercises, playfulness and spontaneity
• Chanting of simple call and answer bhajan and mantra
• The work of Chloe Goodchild and The Naked Voice
• Group singing and harmony with Candy Verney
• Sound healing through mantra and group songbaths
• Singing in local sites of natural beauty, historic interest or exceptional resonance!
• Simple movements and stretches to begin each day and open our song vessels
• Rare opportunity to experience heart-opening Irish Sian-Nos singing and local traditional music
I never know what will come through but I have held space enough times now to trust that – if I can get out of the way as much as possible – it will be magical and transformational!
“I meant to write to say thank you for a transformative weekend. I returned home feeling renewed in every way”
The Song House
Teach na nAmhrán: The Song House lies on the world renowned Wild Atlantic Way. The nearby coast, with expansive wild and empty beaches bordered by sand dunes, stretch for miles and look out onto Tory Island. The seascapes are spectacular in stormy weather, yet gently sloping sandy beaches make these ideal swimming spots in warmer seasons. Muckish Mountain, Errigal Mountain and Glenveagh National Park are a short drive away.
One mile from Falcarragh, with local shops and pubs, some serving excellent food, Donegal retains traditional values. The local pubs have regular music sessions where Irish music both past and present is performed by local and visiting musicians. Anyone is welcome to join in. As Falcarragh forms part of the Gaeltacht (the Irish-speaking areas) you will hear the language spoken around you.
The area is rich in recreational activities. A Surf /Water sports school in nearby Dunfanaghy, excellent hill walking, biking and mountain climbing and several popular golf courses. Dunfanaghy (15 minutes by car) has restaurants, pubs, and an organic/wholefood shop. It also has an historic graveyard dedicated to the victims of the famines, and the Old Workhouse, now a museum.
“life changing. being love bombed, a healing experience, an opening of hearts. what can I say? words don’t really describe the sense of ‘altering’ I went through over the week-end.”
£420 sharing twin room
Full information on the retreat on http://www.earthmantra.net/experience/events/the-wild-heart-of-sacred-song/
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