Inner Sound Music Retreats
During an Inner Sound retreat we make an inward journey through sound, music and silence with the intention to come closer to ourselves, our own voice and music.
Nada Yoga, or the Yoga of Sound, is an ancient practice from India where music and sound are consciously applied as a means to harmonize our body and mind. Whereas Hatha Yoga teaches us through Asanas (body postures) how to harmonize the more dense and physical aspects of our being, the Yoga of Sound addresses the subtler aspects of our being and helps to keep them balanced.
Nada Yoga makes a distinction between internal music or Anahata, and external music or Ahata. Anahata, the inner sound, is sometimes referred to as the unstruck sound. It is music as pure intention, before it becomes manifest as external sound. It is the sound and pulse of our being, connected to the music that is authentically ours.
To make a deeper connection with our own sound, the practice of Nada Yoga can be of great help. We learn how to experience a musical unfolding from within, an effortless action taking place in the body without interference of the thinking mind. And we discover that our inner sound has the potential to restore energetic imbalances and realign ourselves back to our centre.
During the retreat, as part of our explorations of Nada Yoga, we will explore different practices to open and free our voice, musical improvisation games, sound journeys, singing circles, exercises to deepen our listening and increase our awareness of subtle frequencies, and a workshop on overtone singing.
Overtone singing is an ancient vocal technique of holding a single note and simultaneously sounding the harmonics of that note so that two frequencies can be heard at the same time. This technique is traditionally used in Mongolia, Siberia and Tibet and can be learned by everyone. Learning to sing overtones helps to bring back our awareness of our voice as a tool for healing and meditation. It helps to balance the mind and leaves the singer in a state of calm, well-being and clarity.
Everyone who comes with a love for music is welcome, no previous experience with singing or playing music is needed.
Words from our participants
Thank you Zeger for such a memorable weekend, it was an absolute pleasure learning from you! Thank you for your beautiful and loving guidance that has allowed me to re-evaluate and transform my relationship with music and sounds and how I have been perceiving it most of my life. I feel my journey with sound and music is just starting to evolve in a much healthier profound direction, where I am guided by more consciousness. Thank you again for a magically sacred weekend. - Naz, UK
This retreat was such an unexpected gift full of colours, tastes and sounds. Inner and outer, one single heart. Thank you for this transformational experience. - Angela, Spain
Thank you for such a beautiful retreat ! I had the intention to be more brave with singing and it happened. It was so natural and free. I felt safe, inspired and happy. I'm going home with a full heart. - Jagoda, Poland
During the retreat I felt something deep inside of me opening, giving me energy and motivation to practice and let the wonderful energy of music fill me so I can share it with others. - Jacek, Poland
There comes a moment in every souls journey that the spirit calls us to join and add our unique voice to the song of life. These Inner Sound retreats hold the keys and codes to unlock and open the musical journey and all its gifts, joys and passions. - Moses, U.S.
This journey with Zeger was truly amazing. Before I went on the retreat I was so afraid to sing in front of others, even though I really wanted to. Zeger really inspired me and helped me open up and sing from my heart. After the retreat I was so inspired that the night after I actually wrote my first song, ever ! With both the lyrics and a melody. Thank you for the great conversations and for the singing together. - Ingvild, Norway
Thank you for another chance to explore the space between full freedom and belonging and being connected, with love. - Wojtek, Poland