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3 Days Rhythm and Rejuvenation Summer Retreat in New Hampshire, USA

Hallelujah Farms Retreat Center, 98-42 Bradley Road, Chesterfield, New Hampshire 03443, USA

Summer Sound Healing and Yoga Retreat USA

Join Marla Leigh in this rhythmic oddesy. Immerse in rhythm, frame drumming, farm fresh cuisine, fireside music jams, and pristine nature. Taking a retreat away from the routine of daily life helps to replenish your life force and reconnect you to your passion and purpose. Through time spent in glorious nature with kindred drumming friends, playing, drumming, learning, laughing, and expanding, you will be able to return home relaxed and overflowing with new musical inspiration.

Meet the instructors

Marla
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Highlights

  • Yoga and drumming sessions
  • Solkattu and North Indian rhythmic theory
  • Learn to play the basic technique of drumming
  • Shamanic drumming practices for sound healing
  • Daily homemade farm-to-table meals
  • Over 500 acres of land to explore
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

3 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:30
Check-out Time:
14:30

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen

During this retreat, you'll be staying at the Hallelujah Farms in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. Set on 500 acres of beautiful countryside with a pool, hot tub, and lake, this place provides the perfect setting for this rejuvenating and sound healing holiday. You'll be accommodated in a beautiful private room with a desk or shared rooms.

If you're traveling alone, Marla Leigh will make sure to room you with a person of the same sex.

There are also single rooms available at Black Mountain Inn, a hotel with a spa, in Brattleboro. The hotel is about a 10-minute drive from the retreat center. It is essential you have a car for this option.

Program

If you hear the call to deepen your frame drum practice, if you are interested in learning groovy rhythms from around the world, you want to drum with other like-minded souls, you are curious about improvising and creating your own music and enjoy singing and drumming, you're interested in Shamanic drumming and sound healing, and you crave time to rest and play, then this retreat is for you.

This time together is an opportunity to replenish body, mind, and spirit with drumming, sound healing, trance drumming rituals, singing, dancing, drumming, meditation, healing foods, nature walks, and much more.

This is a small, intimate retreat where you will get a lot of one on one drumming attention. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students encouraged to attend. Marla tailors the drum workshops to match the level of the participants attending. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of frame drum and rhythm skills. Intermediate, experienced players will learn new extended techniques and expand their repertoire.

Retreat review

  • Learn to play basic technique, as well as select frame drum playing strokes, such as snaps, rolls, improvisation, TRKT Indian technique, theme and variations in upright, lap, and freehand styles
  • In-depth exploration of improvising, exploring the creativity through rhythm
  • Learn Trance Rhythms from North Africa and the Middle East
  • Learn commonly used rhythms for belly dancing, jamming, ensembles and drum circles
  • Explore rhythms for meditation, chanting, and healing
  • Build your rhythmic confidence Solkattu and North Indian Rhythmic theory
  • Practices with drums with foot bells - drum and foot coordination
  • Community drumming (exploring jamming, improve in group settings)
  • How to use frame drum for sound healing and meditation

Please note that this is a small intimate retreat where you will get a lot of one on one drumming attention!

Space is limited so if you hear the call to join, please sign up sooner than later!

Sample daily schedule

Friday

  • 16:30 - 18:30 Check in
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening session: Drum class

Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Yoga for drummers! (gentle, for all levels)
  • 10:15 - 13:15 Drum class
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 - 18:15 Drum class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Concert
  • 22:00 Fire jam session

Sunday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:15 Yoga for drummers
  • 10:30 - 13:00 Final drum class
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch and goodbye

Instructors

Marla Leigh

Location

This retreat holiday takes place in the Chesterfield, New Hampshire, USA.

Food

During this retreat, you'll be served three daily organic meals, made from locally grown ingredients. The meals are mostly vegetarian and eggs are also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There will also be plenty of free time for hiking, breathing, and relaxation. You may also take an optional trip to canoeing on a nearby lake or enjoy a hot tub and pool on grounds!

What's included

  • Yoga and drumming practices
  • All drum classes and theory
  • Fire jam sessions
  • Access to hot tub and pool
  • 3 daily organic meals
  • 2 nights accommodation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bradley International Airport (BDL). Airport transfers are not included but feel free to send an inquiry to Marla Leigh for more information on how to get to the venue.

Arrival by train

The closest city to the retreat center is Brattleboro, Vermont. You can get to Brattleboro via Amtrak (from New York City). Marla can arrange for pick up and drop off from Brattleboro, Vermont, on Friday and return, either Sunday or Monday.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Friday November 22, 2019
Departure: Sunday November 24, 2019

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