Nurture your creativity and well-being with our mid week autumn singing retreat in the heart of rural Limousin, France. As the seasons change take the time to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Embracing the Scandinavian concept of hygge our days will be filled with activities to warm the heart, body and soul. From joyous daily group singing, exploring the beauty of the Limousin landscapes and countryside, sharing delicious home cooked meals by candlelight and the all important relaxing in front of the log fire with a good book and a cup of tea.
what previous guests have said:
"Thank you Ema and Peter for an absolutely amazing week. The food was just too good for words and the music too. Whatever it is that keeps you two energised should be bottled. I will be back."
Phil, France, singing retreat holiday
"I have had a great time this week, enjoying Ema's fabulous cooking, Peter's solid singing coaching (I have learned a lot, thank you!), getting to know a great bunch of people. I got to do a solo which was a big personal challenge and felt so supported throughout the process. I shall miss the experience (and Peter's humour) and hold it in fond memory. It's been magic."
Helen, UK, singing retreat holiday
"Thank you for a lovely week with good company, a beautiful setting. A chance to de-stress whilst enjoying great singing, lovely food, and a great last night."
Claire, UK, singing retreat holiday
Nurture your creativity, well-being and sing from the heart
Peter Evans, your host and singing retreat vocal coach has over 25 years experience working with individuals and groups. Whether an absolute beginner or a more experienced singer all abilities are welcomed. Peter has taught everyone from chart stars and professional musicians to those who think they are tone deaf and can't sing. He works sensitively with the emotional blocks and negative inner voices people can have that stop them from finding and using their voice, and reaching their full potential.
During your autumn singing retreat there will be daily group singing workshops and an individual vocal coaching session too. We will sing a range of uplifting songs from pop, rock, folk and world music repertoires. There is no need to read music, as all songs will be taught by ear. The only requirement is a love of singing.
When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony. So it’s not surprising that group singing is on the rise.
credit: singing changes your brain
Spend time in the heart of nature
We are located in the Millevaches Natural Park, with walks, cycle paths and forest trails straight from the front door. The shores of Lac de Vassiviere are also only a short walk away.
“Research shows positive health effects from viewing natural landscapes on stress levels and speed of recovery from stress or mental fatigue, and long-term overall improvement on people's health and well being.”
Psychologist Dr Saima Latif
Delicious meals prepared every day using our own home grown and local produce
Fresh, seasonal recipes and home baked cakes and puddings. Our food is made with love and enjoyed at shared group meal times everyday. Please just let us know about any dietary requirements and we will do our best to help. For more information about our food and cooking click here:
'I have loved every minute. Thank you for making me feel so at home in your lovely house. Thank you for such great singing teaching Peter, Thank you Ema for such delicious meals.'
the autumn singing retreat is suitable for:
all singing levels and abilities – our focus is on the inclusivity and joy of singing that should be accessible to all. The only requirement is a love of singing.
people seeking a break to nurture their creativity and well being
single travellers, couples or friends.
lovers of nature and rural life.
included in your autumn retreat:
daily group singing workshops for all abilities.
individual vocal coaching session.
comfortable rustic French farmhouse accommodation (single option available).
delicious home-cooked meals using local and home-grown produce.
time to explore the beautiful Limousin winter landscapes with walking and cycling routes straight from the front door.
plenty of time to rest, sleep, relax and watch the log fires flicker with a book and a big mug of tea and a slice of cake.
For more information about staying with us and travel information click here.
optional extras (to be reserved at time of booking)
healing reiki treatments
bike hire (with Bonkersfrog Bike Hire)
extra nights full board/accommodation available before or after your autumn singing retreat