“There is one common flow, one common breathing, all things are in sympathy” Hippocrates (460BC-370BC).
Hippocrates believed that nature was the true healer and the body had an innate ability to rebalance itself. Pythagoras (570–495 BC) the great mathematician and inventor of sound healing believed that “a state of harmony is a state that we all desire to return to.”
Join us on the very unique island of Hydra this May 2019 and tune in to your own natural state of harmony. As nature renews itself for the year, surround yourself with the Mediterranean Spring’s blooming wildflowers, the warmed azure blue sea, and the no-car lifestyle that fosters the inner peace needed to learn and hear one’s own true voice.
The Greek island of Hydra is of cultural importance for the Greek and the international community. Since the 70’s it has been used as a getaway and second home for loved writers, artists and musicians: The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Sophia Loren, Ghika, Henry Miller, and Mick Jagger to name a few…
Master vocal workshops, integrative journaling sessions, meditative processing, locally guided hikes, Vocal Yoga®, Fitzmaurice Voicework® sound healing, chanting, healthy vegetarian Mediterranean food, and a luxurious home away from home will be yours to experience for seven days. Your retreat will include:
- 8 nights accommodation in a beautiful private villa on the island of Hydra. Housekeeping included, linens, grand piano and wifi.
- 7 days of morning yoga, two private voice lessons, a private hypnotherapy session and lovingly curated workshops taught by top experts in each field and planned optional excursions around the island on foot and by donkey.
- Fantastic healthy locally sourced Mediterranean food (breakfast and lunch) Tea, water and snacks will also be available free all day.
At night time, you are free to explore the local taverns or join the group for dinner.
- Flexible schedules (Do as little or as much as you want)
The best way to get a glimpse into our retreats is to read the words of one of our wonderful attendees:
Katherine Trisolini, Reflections on VocalYoga retreat in Hydra, 2018:
For me, the Vocal Yoga retreat in Greece was indescribably amazing. I will try to describe it, although it will be hard to do it justice.
Here are some of the things that made it wonderful for me. I loved learning completely new things about my voice, about performance, about being creative and real in the world while at the same time feeling that I was remembering some part of me that already existed. I loved using my mind and my body to learn in multiple ways: through movement, sensation, discussion, listening, watching, talking, voicing, singing, laughing, tremoring and letting go. I loved being in such a trusting and safe environment and feeling the group’s sense of community. I loved watching other students learn and discover their voices. And I loved watching Heather and Galen teach and inspire, each with their unique gifts and talents.
Heather and Galen are both smart, thoughtful, passionate, and caring teachers. They create a warm and open sense of community around them. And they each have their own special superpowers.
Anyone who studies singing with Heather, quickly recognizes how profoundly knowledgeable she is about the voice and the body. She is also creative, curious, fun, and enthusiastic. Heather not only teaches her students to sing joyfully but also to live joyfully.
In addition to her music and performance experience, Galen has studied religion, Buddhism and Hypnotherapy. Whether it’s this background, simply her character, or both, Galen combines the ability to speak eloquently about the spiritual aspects of performance with a capacity for profound listening that both heals and transforms.
In addition to all of the other benefits, the retreat provided very tangible delights. The island of Hydra is simply stunning as is the Kriezis mansion. I loved being in a place without cars but with donkeys. I loved traveling by water taxi and wandering along meandering whitewashed alleyways (and yes, even getting lost in them). The yummy breakfasts and lunches were not only delicious but also so healthy that I could almost feel my cells thanking me. Eating on the beautiful patio with new friends just felt right.
The trip was very meaningful in other ways as well. It reminded of possibilities, or I should say, POSSIBILITIES (all caps because it seems like a very big deal). All of the magic came together to open up life in a way that has stayed with me—even as I have returned to my rather hectic, and sometimes overwhelming, modern life. The retreat was a real gift for which I am tremendously grateful.
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