In this retreat we'll explore the themes of presence and flow.
We will have moments of stillness, of silence and of reflection...nourishing and nourished by sacred chanting and sensing into our bodies.
Stepping into our wholeness and letting that ripple out through the hills!
We'll offer sacred chanting with some embodied vocal exercises, contemplative walking, one to one sharings, & dhamma talks, On this retreat we'll explore our sense of being in the moment, and also with the flow of life. Walking in the wild hills with gospel grooves: we'll be walking in silence for a few hours each day, with moments for meditation in nature & sacred chanting.
grew up surrounded by music with her guiding lights rooted in African and Afro- American styles. At eight years old she started singing in gospel choirs and by the age of sixteen, inspired by gospel, blues and jazz, began writing her own songs.
As a teenager, Janna travelled in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso, becoming fascinated by traditional West African singing. She studied classical music in college.
Before turning professional she took a three-year jazz course in Toulouse followed by the Paris Conservatoire.
To develop her singing technique she’s explored a variety of vocal and bodywork approaches.
Janna performs in three bands and loves to share music with people:
‘Music is universal – a great way to connect with others. Singing helps me to heal and discover myself … a way that’s open to everyone.’
is one of the co-founders of Ekuthuleni - for her biography, please see the page 'About Us'.
Voices from inside life
Led by Sumedha and Janna Ferrett
Sunday 11th to Thursday 15 Aug 2019
Focus of this retreat
“Walking in the Wild hills with Gospel Grooves”
Each day there will be a rythmn of meditation and chanting, both at Ekuthuleni itself and out walking in the local wild hills. The contemplative walks will be for a few hours each day, including meditations in nature & sacred chanting. Sumedha will co-facilitate the retreat with Janna Ferrett adding a light (and deep) touch to the chanting with her gospel & blues experience.
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