Nurture your creativity and wellbeing with our Sing from the Heart singing and meditation retreats in the heart of rural Limousin in central France. One of the least populated areas of Europe.
Your days will be filled with activities to nourish the heart, body and soul. From joyous daily singing, meditation sessions, sharing delicious home cooked meals and exploring the beauty of the Limousin landscapes and Lac de Vassiviere - the 'petit mer' of the Limousin - just a short walk away.
We mirror the seasons during our retreats - providing the time and space for you to recharge, rest and nourish your creativity and wellbeing.
Nurture your creativity and wellbeing
During your singing and meditation retreat there will be group and individual singing workshop sessions where we will sing songs in a variety of musical styles; including traditional, pop, rock, folk and world music. Our singing and meditation retreat is suitable for absolutely all abilities and singing levels. There is no need to read music, as all songs will be taught by ear. The only requirement is a curiosity to explore your voice and creativity.
We will work holistically with the breath, tone, control and vocal range to develop and use our own authentic, natural and beautiful voice. Singing is for everyone, and we can all sing from the heart!
When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony. So it’s not surprising that group singing is on the rise.
credit: singing changes your brain
Spend time in the heart of nature
We are located in the Millevaches Natural Park, with walks and forest trails straight from the front door. The shores of Lac de Vassiviere are also only a short walk away. We will be happy to recommend numerous walking and cycling routes, viewing points and places of interest during your retreat stay. Find out more about the beautiful Millevaches Natural Park, Lac de Vassiviere and Creuse department here.
“Research shows positive health effects from viewing natural landscapes on stress levels and speed of recovery from stress or mental fatigue, and long-term overall improvement on people's health and well being.”
Psychologist Dr Saima Latif
Relax, go gently and breathe
“Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.”
During your singing and meditation retreat we will explore different meditation, relaxation, voice and breath work exercises and techniques to give you both practical experience and knowledge to inform your own practice.
We will be using a variety of methods including sound meditation, vowel/chakra toning, mantra singing, chanting and breath work to support us in opening our voices and singing from the heart.
These meditation sessions are suitable for complete beginners, or those wishing to develop their own practice.
"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath."
Delicious meals prepared every day using our own home grown and local produce
From big flavoured dishes from around the world to home made cakes and desserts. Our food is made with love and enjoyed at shared group meal times everyday during your singing and meditation retreat. Vegetarian and vegan dietary options are available, just let us know when you book. You can read more about our food and recipes on our blog
'I have loved every minute. Thank you for making me feel so at home in your lovely house. Thank you for such great singing teaching Peter, Thank you Ema for such delicious meals.'
the sing from the heart singing and meditation retreats are suitable for:
all singing levels and abilities – our focus is on the inclusivity and joy of singing that should be accessible to all
people wanting to take time to relax, reconnect with and nurture their creativity and well being
solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and family
lovers of nature and rural life
included in your sing from the heart singing & meditation retreat:
comfortable rustic French farmhouse accommodation. Single room accommodation (shared rooms available for couples) for up to 4 people. We are keeping our retreat groups even smaller this season so we can maintain recommended Covid-19 guidelines for the health and safety of all
small group/individual singing workshops for all abilities
meditation and relaxation sessions
delicious home-cooked meals using local and home-grown produce
time to explore the beautiful Limousin landscapes with walking and cycling routes straight from the front door
plenty of time to rest, sleep and relax into a slower pace in the heart of nature
optional extras (to be reserved at time of booking)
bike hire (with Bonkersfrog Bike Hire)
extra nights full board/accommodation available before or after your sing from the heart singing and meditation retreat
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Ema and Peter
Listen to some of our sing from the heart singers rehearsing the mantra Lokah Samastah. and the Native American chant He Yama Yo.