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embodied song
Women's retreat - devon
8th - 11th june 2023

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


Bala Brook is a beautiful retreat centre nestling in its own valley on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park. Located beside a fast-flowing moorland brook and surrounded by nature, it provides a tranquil, beautiful and nurturing setting, with comfortable accommodation and immediate access to the surrounding countryside. 

What’s included:


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

  • Private or shared accommodation

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

  • Nature connection and singing walk

  • Gentle morning yoga

  • Fireside singing and prayers

  • Private massage sessions (for an additional fee)

  • Daily sharing circle

  • Delicious, organic, plant-based food

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


Biodynamic massage:

Biodynamic massage is a psychotherapeutic form of massage concerned with the integration of all aspects of an individual - physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. 

The theory includes an understanding that the digestive system processes and assimilates emotions as well as food. A stethoscope is used to listen to the gut throughout the treatment, providing biofeedback which informs how the client is responding to the touch from moment to moment.

Jessica creates a welcoming and safe container for healing & transformation to occur.

Biodynamic massage can help with: 


  • Restoring well-being and vitality

  • Supporting you at times of stress

  • Bringing inner balance and serenity

  • Alleviating symptoms of a wide range of chronic diseases 

  • And much much more


Please let me know if you’d like to book a session in advance. 55 min session - £60.


Treatment timings:

Day 1, 4pm/5pm

Day 2, 1:45pm/2:45pm

Day 3, 1:45pm/2:45pm

Day 4, 9am



Jessicas classes are a curious exploration along the map of the body. Using imagery, touch and the breath, she invites an expansion from the inside out.


Moving between focused alignment, open intuitive movement and core stability, the intention is to facilitate a deeper sense of embodiment, containment and grounding.


Her classes are suitable for all bodies and abilities.

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Booking and accommodation: 


(Please note that these prices are inclusive of all meals and group sessions)

Price per person:

Private room, ensuite - £545

Private room, shared wc - £495

Private 'Kuti' room - £445

Shared room - £425

Rooms vary in size and location at the venue. Some are in the main house, and some have outside access only. The 'Kuti' rooms are small, with outside access, but beautiful and right by the stream. You can find floor plans of the different accommodation options at the bottom of this page (Please note one of the double Shraddha rooms can be arranged as a twin)

Upon booking you will be asked for your first and second accommodation choices. I 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 15 participants). (Please note, no one will be expected to pay for a higher priced accommodation than they requested). 

Online booking form here

Please return form to Sophia via email, along with your deposit, to book your place. 

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