Free your sound, free your body
for a more spontaneous you
Sound is our channel for expression. It is the energy of vibration and has the potential to heal and open the spaces in ourselves energetically and physically. It eases our breathing, softens tight places in the chest and back. Can’t wait to share our sound.
In this week, I will take you on a journey through the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of your voice.
Expect a blend of expressive dance, somatic voice and movement play, Feldenkrais neuro-physical movement, creative process, and energy-work
Sun Aug 29 – Sat Sept 4
Jardin de Luz, Lanjarón, Granada, Spain
Make sure you read the ‘Retreats at Jardin de Luz’ page. Here you’ll find all the details about how to get here and the all-important ‘small print’.
When we are at ease with our voice and sound and we speak with clarity and confidence, the energy of this chakra can flow optimally. This keeps our throat, mouth, thyroid, neck, ears, cavities of belly, face, and chest in good health.
We heal and balance our throat chakra when we speak our truth, communicate kindly and non violently yet with clarity. When we are able to listen attentively and receive through our listening. And last but not least when we speak kindly and compassionate to and about ourselves. A balanced throat chakra helps us to create meaningful connections with others and nourish our vibrancy with the spontaneous, expressive child in us.
For as long as I remember, I have been shy and anxious to speak out loud, speak my truth, show myself through my voice. I would hide in myself as soon as the fire reached my cheeks in a turbulent red. I can still feel blocked when it comes to finding words and sharing my thoughts and feelings through them.
Old wounds as so to speak. It took me some time to realize that blocking my voice caused the tightness I sensed in my chest and upper belly and my shallow breathing and states of anxiety and emotional tension.
Fast forward, I now go live on Facebook in a language that is not even my mother tongue. Daily I get to listen to my voice and the words I choose when I offer Feldenkrais somatic movement play, NIA, and Somatic movement creativity online. I celebrate this new step with joy, more confidence, more breath, and resonant spaces in my chest, belly, and bones. And certainly more courage to authentically dance play myself into the light and help other people to step into theirs.
It was so relieving and opening for everybody who did the miniseries in my FB group that it inspired me to work this series out in an online retreat. My own zest and curiosity to explore my voice, being my guidance to explore the body’s sound-system, our potential for more ease, range, and freedom in expressing and breathing. The emotional patterns that repress our sound, and the beliefs we hold about our voice and self-image.
I participated in the online retreat “The Sound of you” with Pingel and Peter. I can only recommend this retreat, it had so much depth. The two are deeply sensitive and full of love. In dance and in movements, old familiar patterns were revealed, were lovingly looked at and allowed to change. The meetings were super prepared and yet totally adapted to the moment. It was a welcome challenge and was enjoyed very much. All love and lots of encouragement for you. Big virtual Hugs
The retreat starts on Saturday night with a welcome diner and circle. The next Saturday morning will be the departure. There will be 2 Dance Movement Creativity sessions a day, with exception of Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Friday night we will have a farewell party
All retreats include:
Not included in the price of € 590 are:
In the form, you can indicate if you want to book accommodation with us (limited space). We offer the possibility to share our cabana, bell tent or our 1-person tent at an additional cost. Guests staying on our land share shower and toilet facilities. We serve breakfast for guests who stay overnight with us.
Or you can arrange your own stay. There are many friendly priced Airbnb’s and hotels in the area. There is a variety of choices from very basic to luxury accommodation. We can assist you.
In the form, you can also indicate if you want to arrange transportation to and from the airport through us. Please note that we will only pick you up around the end of the afternoon. Drop-off time at the airport depends on the person with the earliest flight. A one-way trip from/to Malaga airport varies from € 70,- to € 18,- depending on the number of persons in the car. You will pay directly to the driver.
Or you can arrange your own transport. There are quite some options from renting a car to taking a bus.
You will receive a payment request for a deposit within 24 hours after booking. Only when this amount is received, your place is reserved.
Cancellation free of charge is possible until 1 month before the retreat!
Our cancellation policy:
We recommend cancellation insurance! In the rare case that we have to cancel the retreat due to force majeure, we will arrange suitable replacement where possible and in consultation. In case of cancellation on our part, you will receive your payment to us back. We do not refund airfare and accommodation costs.
I have been fortunate to guide many people over the years. Basically, they all have the same questions or challenges. It is time to do something about it. “Awareness is the tool, the body is the way in”.