Upcoming Retreats

COLOMBIA:
EMBODIED VOICE IMMERSION in beautiful Barichara, Colombia
October 15th – 21st, 2018

Y O U H A V E W O N(1)

Join us for the first-ever Embodied Voice Immersion at our new gorgeous home in Barichara, in Colombia’s northern mountains! We are elated to offer this life-changing work in this peaceful ancestral territory.

The Immersion is a potent in-depth space for all who want to find and ripen their true voice, connecting with singing as a live vibrant energy. This profound exploration of the energetics behind Embodied Singing will ignite the creative source in the center of your being, and allow the sacred qualities of your voice to flow intact, healthy and free.

The Embodied Voice is a holistic method of self-healing and transformation which reconnects individuals and communities to their true voice, vitality and life force, by reactivating their inner vibration and expanding their resonance and creative power.

The immersion is open to all levels. It is not necessary to have previous singing experience, just a desire and commitment to find your authentic expression.

At the end of the Immersion you will receive a “30 hours Embodied Voice Immersion Certificate of completion”. These 30 hours can be used towards the 200 hours Embodied Voice Teacher Training newly offered by SONIDO SANA.

Taught in English / Spanish

Arrival: October 15th between 2 and 6pm
Departure: October 21st after breakfast at 9am

The Embodied Voice Immersion INCLUDES:
– 2 daily sessions (3 hours each) of Embodied Voice training (total 30 hours)
– Daily tuning-in sessions with Markandeya
– 1 individual voice coaching session with Almunis
– 1 group Vibrational sound concert with local healer Patricia Macaya

FOOD: 3 delicious, gluten-free, vegetarian meals per day with tropical juices.

ACCOMMODATION: Stay in double or triple rooms with private bathroom in our bright and spacious colonial house.

OPTIONAL (not included in the price)
Daily morning Yoga classes. Shiatsu, therapeutic or relaxation massages.

DOESN’T INCLUDE:
– Flights, transportation to/from airport

INVESTMENT: $777 USD
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $690 USD
Paying before August 31st on this link: https://paypal.me/almunis
Discounted price for Colombian citizens: $1’525.000 COL

WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THIS IMMERSION.

TO SAVE YOUR SPOT:  Register and pay $250 USD deposit (non-refundable) on this link:
 https://live.vcita.com/site/voice
OR PAY THE FULL FEE here: ttps://paypal.me/almunis
For more information please contact: sonidosana@gmail.com

WORK EXCHANGE & APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM:
We might have space open for work exchange attendants depending on the size of the group, for students who have already participated in Embodied Voice sessions. If you are interested in being part of the retreat in a support role, please inquire. This is an option for someone who is interested in doing a long-term apprenticeship with Almunis.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
8 – 9 am Breakfast
9 – 9:15 am Tuning-in (sound meditation with Markandeya)
9:15 am – 12 m Morning session
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 3 pm Free time for rest and integration
3 – 6 pm Afternoon session
6:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 – 8 pm Evening session (occasionally)

In this Immersion your will:

  • Discover the unlimited potencial of singing from your inner source -which is not an abstract concept- but a VERY tangible physical manifestation of embodying the vibrant energy that runs through everything in creation.
  • Upgrade your posture, breathing, phonation, articulation and resonance by developing the whole body as an instrument and vehicle of voice energy.
  • Improve your intonation by listening and feeling accurately with the body when you are in tune.
  • Recognize limiting relational patterns, which manifest themselves as blockages in your throat and expression.
  • Learn how to use your voice to heal wounds in your personal narrative and lineage, restoring the resonance and radiance of your vibratory field.
  • Unblock, harmonize and strengthen the energetic centers in the body with healing vocal frequencies and vowels.
  • Balance masculine and feminine inner aspects to sing from a place of wholeness within, radically widening your emotional, tonal and expressive range.
  • Consolidate your energetic axis to sing (and live!) without depleting your vitality or hurting the phonatory system.
  • Experience the power of singing freely with others as one diverse yet unified vibrational field. This multi-layered conscious sound has the potential to clear dense memories and stagnation from people and places, and harmonize discordant energies -past and present-. When we practice the Embodied Voice as a group, we harmonize, restore and nourish the sacred vibratory field of ourselves and others, increasing our capacity to live in harmony despite differences!

Led by Alejandra Ortiz / Almunis, Colombian singer, soundhealer and teacher, creator of Lulacruza and Minük. Almunis is the founder of SONIDO SANA and the Embodied Voice Method. She has been teaching hundreds of people around the world since 2005, based on her life-long journey with singing, anusara yoga, drama therapy, Taoist training, Native American plant medicine and spirituality.
READ MORE: https://sonidosana.com/bio/

Co-leader: Marcus Berg (Markandeya).  Singer and producer from Gothenburg, Sweden. Founder of the eight piece orchestra Kultiration and then later Markandeya and Minük. Since his first album 2004, Marcus has written and recorded over 100 songs creating warm and authentic, life-affirming spiritual music inspired from his studies of the Vedas.

Guest teacher: Patricia Macaya (Yogasana, Barichara) www.patriciamacaya.info

BARICHARA:
Barichara is considered “The most beautiful village of Colombia” and was declared a National Monument in 1978. It is 300 km from Bogota and 118 km from Bucaramanga, at an altitude of 1330 meters. Its average temperature is 23 degrees Celsius, perfect weather! Read more: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/colombia/north-of-bogota/barichara

GETTING THERE:
VIA BOGOTA: You can fly to Bogota El Dorado International airport (BOG), sleep there for one night (or more nights if you want to visit the capital!), then come either by rental car or a bus from the Bogota to Barichara (6 hrs aprox.)
If you come by bus: You can travel from Bogota to San Gil. Once in San Gil take a taxi or local bus to Barichara. IT IS POSSIBLE TO ARRANGE GROUP TRANSPORTATION FROM BOGOTA TO BARICHARA WITH US, WHEN PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED.

We recommend you take some time to explore Barichara before or after the retreat (there are great hikes, architecture and community tourism). Also, we are 30 mins from San Gil, the outdoor capital of Colombia, with white-water rafting, paragliding, caving, rappelling and trekking. We are happy to provide suggestions for places to stay in Bogotá, and other regions to visit in Colombia!