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Sacred Music and Sound Retreat

February 22 - February 24

with River Guerguerian, Jeff Firewalker & Caroline Padgett

With every moment there is a song, a pulse and a rhythm. Since time immemorial native healing traditions have employed song, drumming and toning to affect transformation. During this weekend immersion you will find new inspiration and skills in using sound as a healing tool. With over 75 years of combined experience, Caroline, River and Jeff will guide participants through the key components of making sacred sound.

Friday 2/22, 930AM-10PM (5PM-530PM arrival)

        Andean healing – learning the medicine in song, frequency and rhythm

Saturday 2/23, all day (9AM arrival)

        Introduction: the instrument as an extension of self

Finding the song: deep listening, connecting to nature & spirit

Sunday 2/24, all day (9AM arrival)

        Working with others



  • Tonal musical Instrument(s), drums and rattles
  • Seating – back support recommended for those staying the whole weekend
  • Sacred object to place on collective altar (optional)
  • Layered clothing, warm socks
  • Camp chair for camp fire (optional)
  • Water bottle, thermal mug (teas provided)
  • Packed lunch for those attending Saturday’s event
  • Notebook, writing implement(s)
  • Sacred offerings like tobacco and cornmeal for the land (optional)

Pricing and Venue

Laughing Heart Lodge – Hot Springs NC

6 slots  –  Retreat + 2 breakfasts + shared room:  $420
4 slots  –  Retreat + 2 breakfasts + private room:  $460
12 slots  –  Commuter price:  $380


February 22
February 24


Laughing Heart Lodge
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