18-20 June Breathe: A Songwriter's Retreat

18-20 June Breathe: A Songwriter's Retreat

WOMEN ONLY 

18-20th June, New Norcia

 

You are invited for a weekend away from the hustle! The idea is simple. To set intentional time for your songwriting, to rest, reflect and meet some new people. Set down your responsibilities for the weekend, and let's focus on creating some space, writing some words and reflecting. Welcome to Breathe: A Songwriting Retreat.

Your host: Delilah Rose

 

Speakers

Rose Parker is a prolific and magical songwriter weaving words and images to blanket your soul, with a voice that moves from folk whisperer to gospel belter. Formally one half of the Velvet Janes, she has toured from Sydney to San Francisco, played many an international festival as well as writing, releasing and producing three eps and three albums. Rose’s songwriting session at the retreat will explore inspiration sources, creative output and flow, song structure, finding the hook, the importance of editing, and ways to deal with writer's block.

 

Grace Barbé is a multiple award-winning, ARIA nominated Seychellois singer/songwriter, and bad-ass bass chic! Grace and her band Afro-Kreol have toured around the world enticing audiences to get up and shake their coconuts. A vocal coach and with over 8 years of experience as a music educator, Grace will be facilitating a vocal workshop focusing on improving vocal skills and techniques, warm-ups and breathwork, how to use the voice and recognising vocal registers, learning a Creole song, and most importantly, being present and having fun with some amazing women!

 

"Getaway, write a song and meet some good people. A songwriting retreat where like-minded souls gather, and quietness, time and collaboration quench your tired creative mind. We started as strangers and after two days were allies, a songwriting sisterhood. Together we unfurled in the small Australian country town of New Norcia. The combination of a simple schedule, humble Spanish architecture and space made it possible for me to work on music and for music to work on me. Delilah created a balanced retreat that was open, welcoming and challenging. A memorable weekend that was fun and reflective and edged me closer in the direction of creative growth. This retreat is a winner in my books, just say’n." - Love Polanski


Costs: $400 total

Program cost: $200 (20 places only)

Accommodation cost: Donation to the Monastery for Accommodation and Meals, suggested price $100 per night payable to the accommodation here prior to retreat:

BSB - 086 006

Account number - 84275 0860

Payee - New Norcia Services

Ref - Gh, your name and date of stay

 

Here's what you are getting:

  • A weekend away to rest, reflect, recharge and work on your songs

  • All teaching sessions PLUS the Breathe: A Songwriters Retreat booklet

  • Accommodation and linen

  • Delicious, homely meals including wine and bread made by the Monastery 

  • The opportunity to meet other women in your field

  • Everything is optional! You have the freedom to participate as much or as little as you like

  • A look into Australia's only Monastery and it's history

 

Yes please bring your instrument but please keep in mind this is a space for others to rest and retreat. Acoustic guitars and instruments with headphones are appreciated. 


Friday:
5 pm - Meet, greet and settle into your rooms
7 pm - Dinner
8 pm – Moving meditation/Vocal Exercises and Songwriting Session with Rose Parker (Lounge)
9.30 - Free time

Saturday:
7.30 - Morning meditation with Delilah Rose (Library)
Breakfast - Available until 930
9.30 – 12pm – One on one sessions with Rose Parker (Lounge) x 5 OR Group Writing Sprints with Delilah Rose (Library) OR alone time
12.15pm - Lunch
2 pm – 300pm - Group Vocal session with Grace Barbé (Chapel)
3 pm - 645pm - One-on-One Vocal sessions with Grace Barbé. Others can walk, nap, write songs or spend some time alone
7 pm - Dinner together
8 pm - Discussion and feedback. Prepare one piece for feedback (optional). Positive feedback only.
 

Sunday:
7.30 - Morning meditation with Delilah Rose (Library)
Breakfast - Available until 930
9.30 - 12pm – One on one sessions with Rose Parker or Grace Barbe x 5 (Lounge or Chapel) OR Shut up and write session/Alone time
12.15 - Lunch and close of the retreat


All linen/towels provided. Meals provided.

Rooms available include
- single with shared bathroom
- twin share with en suite

 

Places are strictly limited due to COVID restrictions. 

You will not be able to attend if you have cold or flu symptoms or have travelled overseas in the two weeks prior to the retreat, or if you have been in contact with someone who has recently had COVID.

New Norcia is located 1.5hr drive north of Perth
For more info please email delilahrosemusic@gmail.com

 

  • RETURN & REFUND POLICY

    Non-refundable but transferable.

    Places are strictly limited due to COVID restrictions. 

    You will not be able to attend if you have cold or flu symptoms or have travelled overseas in the two weeks prior to the retreat, or if you have been in contact with someone who has recently had COVID.

$200.00Price