Date: 12–17 Sep 2020
Cost: £650 - twin room, £625 - 3 sharing, Early bird £599 book by 15th June. Non-residential - £460 early bird and £510 after 15th June
Details: 5pm 12 September to 11am 17th September
Location: Brejo Fundeiro, Cemache do Bonjardim, 6100-209 Portugal
Run by: Gavin Frank
Contact details: www.siobhan-swider-harpist.com Gavin on 07873 472135
This 5-day sound healing and voice exploration retreat with yin and restorative yoga is facilitated by Gavin Frank and Siobhan Swider.
Do you long to connect more deeply with yourself?
Do you want to free your voice?
Would you like to to explore practices that cultivate inner peace? Come and connect with your highest wisdom through the vibration of sound! Siobhan and Gavin will take you on a journey through an array of practices to awaken the heart and nourish the soul. We will be using the HEART SUTRA as a central focus throughout the retreat. This powerful mantra alleviates suffering and encourages us to reach for the highest wisdom; the wisdom of the heart and a deeper more compassionate way of being.
We will also be working with world chant & mantra, free voice, meditation, yin and restorative yoga, sound healing, movement, ritual, breathing exercises and more.
Sound and voice has been a potent healing modality for centuries from the sacred plainchant of monks and the powerful intoning of a shaman’s voice, to the ancient mystery schools in India and Egypt. It is now being supported by western science to promote health and well being which can be beneficial for certain ailments as well as regulating the para-sympathetic nervous system in order to restore a deep sense of calm, equilibrium and homeostasis in the mind-body.
This is a unique opportunity to find your heart song and connect with your true inner vibration.
NO VOCAL OR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
Gavin Frank is a voice coach, Kirtan leader and musician who has been empowering people from all walks of life to find their true voice for the last 20 years.
Siobhan Swider is a sound healer and harpist. Siobhan uses and explores sound in a therapeutic approach using the harp, Tibetan and crystal bowls, voice and gongs.
Booking essential as only 18 places available.
Price per person:
- £650 (750 Euro) – twin room; £625 (725 Euro) -3 sharing,
- Early bird £599 (699 Euro) – book by 12th June.
- There are 3 non-residential places available – £460 early bird and £510 after 12th June.
Book online at http://www.gavinfrank.net/events
For more info see http://www.gavinfrank.net/retreats
“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan
A TYPICAL DAY
This will vary depending on the energy of the group.
- 7.30-8.30am Yoga or meditation – silent or guided with bowls
- 9.15-10.15am Breakfast
- 10.30am-12.30pm Kirtan / chanting / voice exploration, with tea break
- 1-2pm Lunch
- 2-4pm Free time
- 4-6pm Group session Voice or yin yoga with sound
- 6.30-7.30pm Dinner
- 8-9.30pm Evening session – Kirtan or sound bath, maybe dance
5 nights accommodation in a stunning Portuguese manor house
Tuition each day from our expert leaders
Three delicious vegetarian meals a day
Afternoon tea, coffee and cake
Salt water swimming pool
What’s not included:
Flights and travel to venue
Personal travel insurance
Private voice sessions with Gavin
Private sound healing with Siobhan
Travel details: Closest airport-Lisbon. Porto also possible.
Many airlines fly to Lisbon and Porto including:
British Airways www.britishairways.com
TAP Portugal www.flytap.com
BREJO FUNDEIRO, CEMACHE DO BONJARDIM 6100-209 PORTUGAL is 100 miles from Lisbon airport and 124 miles from Porto.
Take a tube-train from the airport to Oriente train station, where you can buy a ticket to Tomar train station, which is 45km away. From there you can either take a taxi to our venue (or we can arrange a local one to pick you up for 45€ per trip). For the train website, please see: https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en
Alternatively, take a public bus to the local village, which is 10km away, where you can take a taxi to the venue for around 10€. For the bus website, please see: https://www.rede-expressos.pt/en
Brejo Fundeira website: http://portugalretreat.com