What: A rejuvenating getaway for professional musicians to come together in a supportive, peaceful, communal setting to move mindfully, hone their crafts, and share creative ideas. Think artist colony meets yoga retreat!
When: October 31-November 4, 2024
Where: Minterne House (Dorset, UK)
Who: Around 15-20 open-minded, generously-spirited people who love music, movement, and the ongoing exploration of the relationship between the two. Anyone looking to prepare for an audition, compose, rehearse in a peaceful yet concentrated environment, or recharge at a healing retreat is welcome. Our August 2024 Retreat will be led by certified yoga instructors Chloe Faulkner and Katy Bateman.
Why: Simply put, you are worth it. A week of mindful movement taught by top-notch instructors, delicious food, and community is an investment in yourself, yes — but the returns are exponential and extend well beyond our time together. Past Retreat participants have noted that by "taking an Intermission" for one week each year, they've kickstarted healthy daily routines, improved their playing through increased bodily awareness, managed performance anxiety through breath-work and by cultivating supportive relationships with other open-hearted musicians... and even improved their golf swings! Whatever your intentions or goals, making time and space to refill your tank will only enhance your musical experiences.
Sample Daily Schedule:
8-8:30 a.m.: coffee, tea, morning snacks available
8:30-10 a.m.: group yoga
10 a.m.: breakfast + free time to practice, rehearse, study, and be creative... or not!
1-5:30 p.m.: lunch + more free time
5:30-6:30: group yoga
7 p.m.: dinner
8 p.m.: share time
option for private yoga and bodywork sessions
option for organized local activities: nature walks, excursions into town, etc.
use of on-site amenities: gardens, etc.
healthy communal meals are all sourced by a local farm and prepared by an on-site chef
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.
Pricing: The all-inclusive fee for our 2024 Retreat includes room and board, 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).