Fri, 06 Sept|
HER WILD VOICE: A Wild Women's Retreat of Vocal Reclamation
"Sing to the moon and the stars will shine Over you, heaven's gonna turn the time"
Time & Location
06 Sept 2024, 16:00 BST – 08 Sept 2024, 16:00 BST
Cardigan, Cardigan SA43, UK
About the event
"Sing to the moon and the stars will shine Over you, heaven's gonna turn the time"
If you have found this page you are being called to the sacred medicine of voice activation and the ancient powers of song arising from within you. Your soul song is rising and asking to be shared with the world!
The voice is a divine portal that connects the worlds of above and below (divine and earthly), within and without.
The voice is a source of infinite power and cosmic, creative energy. Through consciously connecting to the voice we can activate our intuitive gifts, purpose, joy, creativity and soul songs. The voice can also hold trauma, heaviness, patriarchal pain, ancestral pain and suppressed emotions that we hold through our lives. It becomes a blocked energetic space within us making us forget our power and become smaller.
This retreat is intuitively guided, depending on your needs and abilities but the focus is always on bringing awareness and connection to voice and supporting you to connect with your divine feminine essence in the arms of a supportive sisterhood. You will be guided through a deep dive into the attunement of your authentic voice, the energetics of singing, improvisation and the voice as a tool for inner alchemy.
You will be invited to move through whatever is blocking your truthful expression to become more powerful in your authentic voice. This is the alchemical work ~ the activation of raw and heart-felt expression that will ripple out to touch all aspects of your life. Activating the voice opens the womb-heart-throat portals to higher expressions of truth, clears blockages for healing, and even activates your creativity and self-confidence.
When we unlock our true voice, we are healing ancestral wounds through the body, mind and heart while transforming resistance, pain and trauma into treasure. Your voice was made to heal you and the world through the power of deep, tonal vibration. Through practical application of the voice along with explorations of embodied voice as elemental archetypes, creativity and ritual, you will peel open with support, control, and confidence.
Listen deeper, your voice is sacred.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A weekend of simplicity, song and reconnection outside in nature. Our weekend will be full of the joys music and voice, sea swimming, Earth magic, the wild Welsh coastline, and time spent recharging in nature.
- Voice Work & Activation
- Supportive Breathwork Practices
- Crystalline Sound Healing
- Daily movement and Embodiment Practices
- Sacred Song, Drumming and Singing Circles
- Cacao, Rose + Fire Ceremony
- Earth Magic, Nature Connection, Offerings
- Wild Ocean Swimming
- Songwriting, Soul Song, Creative Sharing
- Sisterhood, Sharing Circles, Soul Enquiry
Vocal Activation is a deep and healing journey of discovery into the mysteries of our most intimate musical instrument – our voice. We will reconnect to the simple medicine of expression. Releasing our authentic voices beyond judgments, limiting beliefs, personal narratives and societal conditionings. Together we will weave a deeper sense of self-love and acceptance into our hearts, minds and bodies as we are guided in the sweet medicine of our soul song's to bring us closer to our imperfect, raw, wild and empowered human-ness. We will build a more compassionate relationship with our authentic expression and embody the wisdom of the voice to co-create a supportive space to explore and empower ourselves into our creative potential.
Creative Songwriting / Free Writing
We will spend time daily immersing ourselves into the creative process of sound, song, voice and written word. You do not have to be a practicing musician, writer or songwriter to be able to access this work, simply come with an open mind and heart and be dazzled by the beauty that is ready and willing to flow forth from you. Your gifts are ready to be shared with the world!
Crystalline Sound Healing
Fall through the stars and into vibrational harmony with crystal bowl sound journey's using the deeply therapeutic qualities of high frequency. Lose yourself, free your energy and feel your troubles melt away as you release into the bliss of intentional vibration. Sound healing can be beneficial for helping with energetic balance, emotional release, creative blockages, physical healing and nervous system regulation. Regular sound healing sessions can have profound and magical effects on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual self.
Drumming + Sacred Song Circles
Come journey with us into the world of sound and music. Drumming has long been used by shamans, priestesses and spiritual voyagers to connect with the Earth and ride the column of sound into the centre of the heart. We will take our place amongst the trees and sing to our ancestors - reclaiming the tradition of folk song to build relationship with our own vibrational essence.
We will start our mornings by moving, breathing and connecting with cycles, rhythms - deeply embodying the vast within. These practices will shake you open to explore the outer edges of your being, opening all the parts of you that feel tight or resistant and allowing the sacred waters to flow. Our practices may weave through traditional Yoga, ecstatic dance, tantric Yoga, sensual embodiment, free movement, restorative Yoga, self-massage and beyond. All abilities, body types, ages will be catered for.
Cacao + Rose Ceremony
The Cacao and Rose medicines represents the feminine way of the heart and reflects humanity's sacred connection and relationship with the land and the (un)seen worlds. She holds the vibrations of kindness and unconditional love, opening a channel for deeper connections to form with ourselves and others. Cacao's energy is healing and very gentle—speaking directly to the heart. When we connect with the heart’s energy, our voice may speak from a place of deeper intelligence carrying vibrations of peace and harmony. We call upon our beautiful plant priestess Rose to take us deeper beneath the surface of the waves and meet the essence of our creative heart.
Wild Ocean Swimming + Nature Connection
Felinganol is made entirely from natural materials and surrounded by forest. Wake up each morning to enchanted glades, ancient trees, wild ocean and wide open sky. Immerse yourself in the medicine of voice, held in the arms of a supportive sisterhood. We will spend our free time wondering the beautiful and wild Welsh coastline, finding recharge and replenishment in the arms of a a beautiful natural place. We will build relationship with place and land through weaving song offerings and
Sharing Space Women’s circles are an ancient practice and place for women to be held, heard, seen and supported. We don't have enough spaces where we can speak honestly, authentically and without fear of judgement. When we share in held spaces such as this we often find release in speaking the words aloud, and comfort in hearing our stories reflected back to us in the experiences of others. We will spend time reflecting, sharing authentically and journaling each day to meditate upon our own, and the collective, healing.
On our final evening we gather around the crackling fire to share a moment of community and sisterhood. Into the fire we let go of the fears we no longer need, that which is keeping us small. Sacred fire allows us to release and transform that which no longer serves our greatest good to further embody our authentic voice. We will gather to offer our voices to the fire and share the creations we have birthed during this weekend experience.
SOME THINGS TO NOTE:
- While this work may have therapeutic benefits, this is not supposed to be offered instead of, or as a replacement to, therapy. If you are seeking therapy then we encourage you to seek 1-1 support from a qualified psychotherapist. If you are experiencing significant health challenges please contact us in advance so that we can have a conversation about whether this retreat is right for you at this time.
- There is very little phone reception and extremely limited WiFi at the venue. We encourage you to take the opportunity to disconnect from the outside world, and to fully immerse yourself in nature.
- Although this venue is very special, it is not a five-star luxury retreat and will be rustic, wild, outside and close to nature. You will have everything you need, but the venue is minimalist. The facilities are all shared and community living is encouraged. Please prepare your expectations accordingly.
Our home for the weekend is Felinganol forest retreat and studio. Nestled in the trees close to the wild Pembrokeshire coastal path it’s located amongst stunning untouched beaches, valleys and forestlands.
The accommodation in hand built wooden cabins offers quiet seclusion, close to nature, while the old stone house provides a warm communal kitchen and other facilities. This is a simple, rustic and wild retreat and the facilities reflect this. All cabins are within a few yards of flushing or compost toilets and there are two communal showers on site. The cabins have electricity, lamps, heaters and beautiful views.
A deep sense of presence resonates through Feliganol, as herons nest in the Mwldan river flowing through, owls calling at dusk, fire-flickering as the stars spread across the sky above us. The round, pillared studio is a deeply nurturing place to move, practise or work, built entirely by hand from natural materials resourced on site or locally has underfloor heating and a wood burning stove. The simplicity of natural beauty is recaptured in ourselves when we gather here.
There is very little phone reception at the venue. We encourage you to take the opportunity to disconnect from the outside world, and to fully immerse yourself in nature. Please prepare accordingly before arriving.
All meals are included in the cost of retreat and please know that we take food very seriously – you will be well fed!
We can cater for many dietary requirements, please let us know if you have any of any as soon as you book. We will be bringing you a vegetarian and locally sourced menu packed full of seasonal and delicious veggies, grains, and pulses. We’re delighted to have Meriel, owner of Felinganol, catering for us. Meriel creates abundant, nourishing and delicious dishes using primarily the food she’s grown herself on the land at Felinganol. Expect abundant and nourishing feasts for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners made from scratch using sustainable and local ingredients. Herbal teas and filtered water will be provided but coffee and wine will not.
Please note - if you have allergies/intolerances please let us know BEFORE arrival. Our catering met not be suits me for keto or meat-heavy diets as we offer a vegetarian menu.
The cost of travel is not included in the price of the retreat. Please know in advance that there is no way to reach the venue via public transport - driving is necessary. If you do not drive you may be able to arrange with other retreat guests to share lifts - but this is not guaranteed.
From the South - On M4 pass Swansea onto A40. When approaching Camarthan follow all red H signs for Hospital to guide you easily through by-pass round-abouts. Just past Camarthan Hospital on your left turn right at mini roundabout onto towards Cardigan. After 40-50mins take the 3rd exit at the Cardigan round-about onto A487 towards Penparc and Aberystwyth, drive through the traffic lights with Tesco on your left and a short while after take 1st left on to CAEMORGAN RD, this road twists and turns for 1 mile until you see FELINGANOL sign on the left at the top of our track, come down, park and walk towards the Lodge for your welcome. (We don't come up on SATNAV which may direct you to St Clears - it's better to follow the above directions!)
From the North - take the A487 from Aberystwyth towards Cardigan, pass through Penyparc and turn right onto CAEMORGAN RD and follow the directions above. (There is a right before that which is the recycling centre - don't take that one!)
Tree Lodge (three single beds, sharing) - £425 pp
Cabin Ty Haf (two single beds, sharing) - £475 pp
The Hideaway Huts (single bed, private) - £525pp
Shephards Hut (double bed, private) - £595 pp
Cabin Ty Cariad (double bed, private) - £595pp
A non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit of £150 is required upon booking. Full payment must be made 14 days before arrival. Payment plans and installation payments can be arranged via email.
Contact Molly on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR - Molly Anne Chinner
Molly-Anne Chinner is a sound healing artist, vocalist, ceremonialist and musician.
Growing up in the rolling hills and fairytale forests of Gloucestershire, music has always been a big part of Molly’s life.
After discovering yoga and spirituality in her youth she was led onto a path of self-discovery and transformation, aligning to her true soul purpose - to share the frequency of the rising feminine with all who listen.
Passionate about the healing powers of sound, music and voice - Molly finds great joy in weaving her beloved crystal alchemy bowls, guitar and hand-crafted shamanic drum into her unique ambient and explorative sound. Interweaving genre, voice, experimentation and devotion - channelling the frequency of the feminine to all who listen.
Mixing a touch of her native folk sound with soulful Eastern mantra, ambient digital soundscapes, classical ornamentation and dream-like vocals - all recorded at 432hz - Molly’s music is intended as a channel of prayer to inspire universal connection and to guide the listener on an inner journey experience to open the heart.
Molly uniquely combines her ethereal voice, plus her soulful connection with spirit and the earth to share deeply emotive and otherworldly sounds to take the listener deeper within, evoking a kinship of the soul.
Cabin Ty Haf (sharing single)
Includes £150 non-refundable deposit£475.00+£11.88 service fee
Cabin Ty Cariad (private doub)
Includes a £150 non-refundable deposit£595.00+£14.88 service fee
Shepherds Hut (private double)
Includes £150 non-refundable deposit£595.00+£14.88 service fee
Hideaway Hut (private single)
Includes £150 non-refundable deposit£525.00+£13.13 service fee
Tree Lodge (sharing single)
Includes £150 non-refundable deposit£425.00+£10.63 service fee