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embodied song RETREAT

27 - 30 Sep 2024, seia, portugal

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

Quinta Darnella is a stunning mountain side retreat centre in the Serra Da Estrella in central Portugal.

Quinta Darnella view.jpg

Katy and Steve - the guardians of the land - have created a stunning retreat venue, with respect and honour of the native trees and plants, with beautiful yurts and bell tents, an outdoor yoga deck, a gorgeous outdoor kitchen and an ancient roman built swimming pool all nestled in a beautiful green valley with epic views and bubbling crystal springs and rivers close by (and outdoor flushing toilets!) It has this unique energy of feeling totally held and nestled, but expansive and free at the same time. I am so excited to be bringing my first groups here this year.

What’s included:

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

  • Therapeutic vocal exercises and guided somatic journeys

  • 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 connect to our innate freedom

  • Nature connection and singing to the land

  • Earth-based ritual and ceremony

  • Guided walk to river and waterfalls

  • Gentle morning yoga

  • Fireside singing and prayers

  • Daily sharing circle

  • Delicious, organic, plant-based food

  • Accommodation in shared dorm, shared yurts and shared or private bell tents (option to bring own tent)

  • Transfers from and to Seia (nearest town)

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 4pm-6pm

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 4pm-6pm

Dinner 6:30pm

7:30pm evening session

Day 4

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session & closing circle 10am-1pm

Lunch

Booking and accommodation: 

 

The prices for the different accommodation options are below (please note that these prices are inclusive of all meals and group sessions):​

Price per person:

 

  • Private  £725 (EarlyBird £695)

  • Shared (2 people) £625 (EarlyBird £595)

  • Shared (3/4) £595 (EarlyBird £565)

  • Camping in own tent £495 (EarlyBird £455)

To book you will need to fill out the online booking form and send via email to sophiaefthimiou@gmail.com, along with a deposit of £200. Once we have confirmed the trip you can go ahead and book your travel. 

 

Upon booking you will be asked for your first and second accommodation choices. We will endeavour to give everyone their first choice, but please note that accommodation will be assigned in a way that allows the maximum number to attend (up to 16 participants). 

*Please note, Quinta Darnella is on a mountain side, on several levels and terraces. Participants will need a fair level of physical fitness to be able to navigate around the site*

I look forward to sharing the journey with you :)

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