Tue, 10 Oct|
Algarve Medicine Song Retreat - Voice | Breath | Ritual | Yoga
Medicine Song is a 4 day (5 nights) retreat in the countryside of the Algarve, weaving together voicework, breath, creativity, yin & restorative yoga, ritual, ceremony and celebration to discover our inner wealth of authenticity, expression and connection.
Time & Location
10 Oct 2023, 17:00 – 15 Oct 2023, 14:00
Fazendinha, Caminho da Bodega, Asseca, 8800-204, Portugal
About the Event
Medicine Song Retreat ❤️
10-15 October 2023
We warmly invite you to join Lena Younes, Lucy Wylde and Dorrie Joy on this very special retreat held in the wilderness of the Portuguese Algarve.
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Medicine Song is a collaborative experience circling around the elements and directions of the medicine wheel. We will inter-weave voice, ceremony, breath, creativity and yoga alongside our plant allies (rose, cedar, rosemary and more) as we develop a deeper inner-standing of our own unique journey and remember the beauty and gifts these precious medicines have to offer.
Our retreat will consist of 4 full days (5 Nights) nestled in a cosy environment in the Algarve where you have the opportunity to rest, restore, and reconnect to yourself in a soft and nurturing way, supported by gorgeous, nourishing local food.
There is no need to have any experience of the tools we will be using, all will be guided thoroughly to give you the best opportunity to learn and integrate what is needed for you.
We will explore:
- Embodied Vocal exercises
- Vocal Improvisation
- Meditation / journeying
- Creative voice art sessions
- Ritual / ceremony
- Plant wisdom
- Song circles
- Breathwork / Pranayama
- Yin and Restorative Yoga
- Intuitive movement
- Life coaching exercises
- Cacao ceremony (& dance party!)
Each of us are born with a unique medicine true to us and through this retreat, our intention is to be grounded, whole and open as we connect to our authentic voices, creative wisdom and inner medicine, supporting each other to heal, sound, breathe and let go - resulting in a community of joy, love, ceremony and transformation.
€300 1st release - until 10 May
€400 second release - until 10 August
€500 3rd release - until 10 October
Room & food prices:
Private Room (en-suite & own entrance) : 685
Private Room (shared bathroom) : 535
Semi-Private Room (with own shared living room) : 475
Semi-Private Room : 425
Shared Twin or Triple Room : 345
Prices are per person in addition to the retreat
tuition and include food.
This includes 3 vegetarian (vegan options) meals a day.
- Drum making workshop with Dorrie Joy (€300, includes your own drum to take home)
- One to one Transformational Breath Session with Lena or Lucy (€60-120 - sliding scale)
'Lena is a naturally gifted singer songwriter. Experiencing her perform is very immersive... Hauntingly beautiful voice & lyrics that journey into the heart.'
Based in Tavira, Portugal, singer-songwriter, yoga facilitator and breathworker Lena is currently recording her first album of songs written over the course of about two years. With a background in Jazz, Musical Theatre and some classical singing, she is now inspired largely by indie/alternative folk and medicine music.
The past two years saw the release of her first four singles: ‘Hold Your Heart’, ‘Wild Unknown’, ‘I Am the Land’, and ‘Fallen Leaves’.
Every one of her songs is intended as a journey into our emotional landscape and a reconnection to our inner guidance. Lena's vision is to weave voice, breath and movement together, inviting us all to dream and breathe a little deeper as we find a sense of connection, joy and peace, and rediscover our inner child.
Singer and Songstress Lucy Wylde has been sharing her gifts of voice work and music for 5 years since completing her degree in Vocal studies and starting her training with British Academy of Sound Therapy.
Her style is based upon practices that have transcended her own wounds around her vocal journey as well as combining her earthly based love for nature.
She released her Debut EP after working with Musician and Producer Michael Stanton and more recently worked with producer Seb Brice (Indefra Studios) on her most recent singles 'Ocean Song’ and 'Belong'. Ocean Song has received a positive response including from one of Lucy’s inspirations, Ayla Schafer who shared that ‘The song took her on a journey to her own inner ocean.’
Lucy believes that we are not separate from the land and you can really see this translated through her voice and songs.
Dorrie Joy is an artist & craftswoman, writer, herbalist, facilitator and educator.
As a painter, she is largely self taught. Her formal studies are in English Literature and Ceramics.
For over 27 years she has been initiated by and trained intimately with Indigenous women and Elders in many areas of ancient craft and ceremony.
Her paintings are held in private collections and public displays, her ceremonial craft is carried globally.
She has traveled widely and lives with her family in South West UK.
A Mother of three and a Grandmother of two, her work is informed by her passion for sustainability, rooted in connection and reciprocity.
"Fazendinha" sits on its own property overlooking a valley, just 5 minutes from Tavira in the Algarve region of Portugal. The location is quiet and full of wildlife. All materials used in the reconstruction of the buildings are local - cork is used as insulation and the renovation was done keeping the exact footprint of the old house as the owners believe the soul of past builders and tenants is thus kept. Every attempt was made to integrate in the natural countryside and all plants in the garden are relatively hardy and need little watering - thus saving our world's most important element. There are many different common areas, so all guests have a sense of privacy. Though the furnishings are simplistic, they are functional and you can feel at home.
Fazendinha features underfloor heating (partially warmed by our solar panels) and a passive air conditioning system without internal blowers but condensing cupboards that work on thermosyphon, as well as its own swimming pool.
“Creativity is a fact of your spiritual body and nothing that you must invent.” - The Artist's Way