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SOVEREIGN VOICE: A Women's Retreat of Vocal Reclamation

The voice is the bridge between our inner and outer worlds, the vehicle of our soul, and the instrument of our deepest self-expression.

SOVEREIGN VOICE: A Women's Retreat of Vocal Reclamation
SOVEREIGN VOICE: A Women's Retreat of Vocal Reclamation

Time & Location

19 Jul 2024, 16:00 BST – 21 Jul 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"

Dearest sister,

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 song. 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 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, the wild Welsh coastline, and time spent recharging in nature. 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.

  • Voice Work, Activation and Breathwork
  • Crystalline Sound Healing
  • Daily movement, Dance, Yoga and Embodiment Practices
  • Sacred Song, Drumming, Mantra + Singing Circles
  • Cacao, Rose + Fire Ceremonies
  • Ocean Swimming, Nature Connection
  • Songwriting, Soul Song,
  • Sisterhood, Sharing Circles, Soul Enquiry

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

Vocal Activation + Breathwork

Vocal Activation is a deep and healing journey of discovery into the mysteries of our most intimate musical instrument – our voice. In this workshop 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 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 or songwriter to be able to access these workshops, 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, 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, Mantra Chanting + 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.

Dance/Embodiment/Yoga

We will start our mornings by moving, breathing and connecting with cycles, rhythms - deeply embodying the vast within. These practices will guide you 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 will 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.

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.

Sharing Circles

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.

Fire Ceremony

In the evenings 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.

SOMETHING 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 mental 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.

VENUE

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.

FOOD

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.

TRAVEL

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.

INVESTMENT

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) - £625 pp

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 molly.chinner@gmail.com 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.

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Tickets

  • Tree Lodge (sharing)

    Includes £150 non-refundable deposit

    £425.00
    +£10.63 service fee
  • Cabin Ty Haf (sharing)

    Includes £150 non-refundable deposit

    £475.00
    +£11.88 service fee
  • Hideaway Hut (private)

    Includes £150 non-refundable deposit

    £525.00
    +£13.13 service fee
  • Cabin Ty Cariad

    Cabin Ty Cariad is a beautiful, private and heavenly space with a lovely double bed. A cosy hide-away for deep retreat experience, quietness & privacy, made entirely from natural materials and resources. A place to dream, to love, to be in peace. Located in the forest for you to fully immerse in nature. For waking-up to green pastures, trees and wide open sky. For opening the window to birdsong and the river flowing past.

    £595.00
    +£14.88 service fee

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