What: Rejuvenating getaways for seasoned professional musicians to come together in a supportive, peaceful, communal setting to practice yoga, hone their crafts, and share creative ideas. Think artist colony meets yoga retreat!
When: August 24-31 and September 6-9, 2020.
Where: Our 2020 Retreats will be held at the Wilburton Inn in Manchester, Vermont (August 24-31) and at the Birch Pavilion just south of London, England (September 6-9).
Who: Approximately twenty open-minded, generously-spirited people who love music, movement, and the ongoing exploration of the relationship between the two. Any musicians looking to prepare for an audition, work on a composition, rehearse in a peaceful yet concentrated environment, or just in need of a healing retreat is welcome. Our August 2020 Retreat will be led by certified yoga instructors Tiffany June and Giulia Pline, and our September 2020 Retreat will be led by certified yoga instructors Chloe Faulkner and Katy Bateman.
Why: For those who are already so fortunate as to embrace a full body-mind-spirit approach to music-making, the idea of a typical yoga retreat is appealing though not necessarily practical, as it is rarely possible for a musician to take a week-long break. If this sounds like new territory: all the more reason to devote a week to self-exploration and to connecting with a community of open-hearted musicians! The Retreat will give those in the thick of creative output the opportunity to prepare for whatever they might have on the horizon – an audition, performance, deadline, etc. – while nurturing their physical and emotional selves; similarly, it will give those looking to recharge and disconnect from the daily grind the opportunity to do so by providing ample peace and inspiration through yoga, nature, and musical positivity in the presence of a warm, understanding community.
Morning and evening group yoga classes; option for private yoga and bodywork sessions
Ample free time to practice, rehearse, compose, study, and be creative
Healthy communal meals sourced by a local farm and prepared by an on-site chef
Option for organized local activities: hikes, farm tours, swimming, excursions into town, etc.
Use of on-site amenities: pool, tennis court, sculpture garden
Nightly "share time" in which participants gather to encourage, inspire, and present anything they've been working on: audition excerpts, upcoming performance repertoire, new compositions, yoga poses in progress, informal chamber music readings, etc.
Fee: The all-inclusive fees for our 2020 Retreats includes room and board for 7 nights, 2 group yoga sessions daily, catered meals, and full access to all amenities. Payment plans are absolutely an option – please contact us to discuss further! More information is available within each application (below).
$1600 shared room
$2050 single room
$2250 single room + private bath
shared room - TBC
private twin - TBC
private double - TBC