embodied song retreats for women

Three days of vocal exploration, harmony singing, therapeutic voice work and improvisation, with nourishing food and morning yoga.

“It was truly one of the most nourishing experiences I've ever had, expertly held and guided. This the work that women and the world need right now" Katie

**Final Embodied Song retreat of 2022!

29th Aug to 1st Sep @ Fair Oak Farm, Mayfield**

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"Meeting voice from body, with heart, as prayer".

Some of us know, and some are yet to discover, the healing power of sound and voice work for personal and collective transformation. Everything has a vibrational frequency. Through working consciously with sound and intention we can shift our own frequencies, enabling stuck patterns to unravel and accessing places of power and potential that have been deeply buried in our beings. When we sound together in a group we create a morphic field of resonance where the sound waves ripple out, within, and then beyond, not only healing ourselves but also affecting the wider sphere of existence.

"Sounding is the most direct way to experience our true essence and connect to our hearts."

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As women many of us have experienced, whether consciously or otherwise, feeling shut down around our vocal expression. Society has imposed ideas around the “feminine” that don’t allow for the full depth and breadth of what it is to be a woman. We may have adopted ideas around certain sounds being acceptable – that we have to sound sweet, gentle and pretty to get our needs met. When we take the lid off and allow our voices to sound freely, old stories and hidden emotions can be re-written and released. We also find we are able to access a deep-rooted source of strength from within.

 

Through therapeutic vocal exercises and guided somatic journeys, we can discover and integrate the rejected parts of ourselves, and celebrate the joy and creative expression that is our essential nature.

What’s included:

  • Shared, or single accommodation in a beautiful retreat venue

  • A spacious programme with time to rest, integrate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings

  • Embodied vocal practices and therapeutic voice work to deepen and expand our relationship with our voice

  • Vocal processing techniques to unlock stuck patterns and transform limiting stories and beliefs

  • Gently guided group improvisation and singing games

  • Beautiful harmony songs woven into the journey to uplift the soul and reconnect to our hearts

  • Guided dance journey to free stagnant energy in the body and connect to freedom of movement

  • Nature connection and singing walk

  • Gentle morning yoga

  • Fireside singing and prayers

  • Biodynamic massage (for an additional fee)

  • Daily sharing circle

  • Delicious, organic, plant-based food by the incredible "Feasts done good"

Day 1

Arrive from 4pm

Dinner 6:30pm

Opening circle – 7:30pm

Day 2

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session 10am-1pm

Lunch and rest/integration time

Afternoon session 3pm-5pm

Dinner 6:30pm

7:30pm evening session

Day 3

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session 10am-1pm

Lunch and rest/integration time

Afternoon session 3pm-5pm

Dinner 6:30pm

7:30pm evening session

Day 4

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session & closing circle 10am-1pm

Lunch

What participants have said:

“Your retreat was like a doorway for me to enter that led me to myself. You created and held so beautifully a space in which I was free. Free to dance, to breathe, to sing, to be”. Anne

 

“I honestly don't think I've ever managed to let go of so much tension in my life” Rachel

“Beautifully, safely held, with reverence. The structure had the shape of a ceremony over the 3 days, beautifully crafted.” Anne​

 

“It was beautifully, skilfully curated in a way that made going really deep feel incredibly safe. I felt honoured to be part of it and I’m so proud of myself for being braver than I knew I could be.” Emma

“Sophia is an inspiring teacher. She leads with clarity, gentleness and awareness. There is a sense of the sacred in the way she is and also a fabulous sense of humour. Sophia invites ‘messy’ woman – real, earthy embodiment of the feminine”. Magdalena

 

“I came home to myself - landed back into my body and my heart. I felt seen and accepted and appreciated in my unique expression. It was a real joy”. Bonnie 

 

“Every day since, I have woken up feeling calmer, more rooted in my body and like I have remembered a connection that it is easy to lose and forget about”. Jody

“It’s hard to say exactly why, but you just make it be so real, and make everyone feel so supported, and trusting, that you help us truly go there”. Sarah