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CapeYoga is back - on Hydra Island

Dear friends, join me on this transformative yoga retreat in May on Hydra Island in Greece.This retreat includes yoga & philosophy but also vocal yoga and psychology.
How we use our voice and express ourselves is essential for us feeling strong and free. We will learn so much during this week, also about psychology, the workings of the brain/mind. And of course, we will stretch and detoxify our beautiful bodies with daily yoga sessions.
The retreat is organised by experienced teachers Heather Lyle (Vocal Yoga) and Galen Ayers, please read below to find out more. We did this last year and people came from all over the world, united in their passion for self-discovery, music & yoga.
Email me at info@capeyoga.se if you want more information.

Heather Lyle

Heather Lyle: NCVS Vocologist, B.M., M.M., F.V., ERYT-200, CHt
 
Self proclaimed voice science geek and yogi, Heather Lyle figured out a way to combine her two passions, the voice and yoga. Lyle graduated from the National Center of Voice and Speech's Vocology Program with renown voice scientist Ingo Titze. She is considered one of the leading voice teachers in Los Angeles for singers, actors and public speakers. She is a dedicated educator who received her Bachelor and Master Degrees in voice.

Lyle is also a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and has taught in the Fitzmaurice Teacher Certification Program. Fitzmaurice Voicework is one of the leading voice works for actors today, taught at Harvard, Juilliard, Moscow Art Theatre and professional acting conservatories everywhere. In addition to operating a busy private L.A. studio, Lyle has taught vocal technique at many institutions of higher learning including the University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts, Santa Monica College, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Loyola Marymount University, Mount Saint Mary's College, Studio 5 in New York, Chelsea Studios in NYC and Seydways Acting Studio in Hollywood. Internationally she has taught at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Loreto College and Probir Guha's acclaimed “Alternative Living Theatre." Lyle is the founder of the patented Vocal Yoga Method, a voice work synthesizing techniques from Yoga, Pranayama, Alexander Technique, Physical Therapy, Roy Hart, the Bel Canto School of Singing, Qi Gong, kirtan chanting, primal voice work, circle singing and voice science to free the voice. Lyle began her practice of yoga at age 14 through the influence of her father, yoga teacher Auro Arindam, a sadhak at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in India and a pioneer of Auroville. Heather Lyle has devoted her life to meditation and the study of yoga philosophy. An important part of her teaching of voice is also the integration of yogic traditions.

In Summer 2017, she presented Vocal Yoga at the The Voice Foundation Conference, The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and at the Asian Voice and Speech Teacher’s Association in Singapore. In January 2017, Lyle and Catherine Fitzmaurice took 28 people to Auroville, India, a Unesco World Heritage site for a Vocal Yoga retreat. In May 2018, Lyle co-hosted a retreat on the island of Hydra, Greece then taught at The Freedom and Focus Conference in London and the VASTA Conference in Seattle. In 2019 Lyle will be holding her 7th voice teacher certification in The Heather Lyle Vocal Yoga Method®.

Heather's Website: vocalyoga.com

Galen Ayers

Galen's training as a therapist has been unconventional—as has been most of her upbringing. Daughter of the British maverick musician Kevin Ayers, she has lived a life steeped in creative expression, travel and music. Her global experience has developed into a complex understanding and respect for how we frame and tell our stories.

The unique methods she has created empower the autonomic nervous system  to support oneself in any public performance, whether it’s singing, dancing, acting, public speaking or leadership and business negotiations.Her work includes composing, recording and releasing two albums, writing for online magazines, including the Huffington Post, and helping philanthropic groups worldwide. She has collaborated with Centrepoint on behalf of homeless people, worked with and for Rwandan women as part of the organization Everything Is a Benefit, in addition to promoting its powerful documentary Rape as a Weapon of War. In support of the environment, she has worked with National Geographic and served as ambassador for the environmental charities People and Environment Awards and Friends of the Earth.

Galen combines the latest research in Positive psychology, Vocal Yoga, Buddhist Meditations, Logotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and Narrative Therapy to guide integrative group sessions, which help the body and mind make the most of the Tune-In retreat Vocal Yoga sessions. This will be achieved by helping you remove limiting beliefs, focusing your goals and strengthening your breathing awareness and your mindfulness. With Galen you will explore academic and intuitive methods which will inspire, rejuvenate and arm you with a toolkit of empowerment techniques for everyday life and your performances.

Galen's music website:
galenayers.com

Elena von Dönhoff

Elena is an internationally recognized journalist, humanitarian and yogi. As a child of German diplomats she grew up around the world. Her yoga journey started in 1992, while studying history at Oxford University. Inspired by reading about Gwyneth Paltrow’s yoga practice in Hollywood, Elena became the youngest member of the only class she could find - an older adults practice taught by the wife of a professor. While living in London, she studied Ashtanga and Iyengar with Cat de Rham. Marriage led her to Chile, Dublin and South Africa. Throughout this period, she wrote a PhD about the Mapuche medicine men, began producing television reports and worked for a German NGO. She also became the mother of 4 children. In 2007 Elena did a teacher training in Ashtanga yoga in South Africa, a Kundalini Yoga teacher training with Pritam Kaur Khalsa and Guru Dharam in 2011 and a Yin Yoga teacher training with Biff Mitthoefer 2013. Elena has also studied with teachers Shiva Rea, Seane Corne, Sharon Gannon & David Life and Gurmukh. For many years, she ran a yoga studio blending her practice with philosophy and chanting.

Elena now lives in Stockholm with her kids, dogs and horses, hosts monthly kirtan circles and produces reports for German Television. Her mission is to inspire those of us living in the West to never take our freedom for granted or forget how lucky we are.

Galen's training as a therapist has been unconventional—as has been most of her upbringing. Daughter of the British maverick musician Kevin Ayers, she has lived a life steeped in creative expression, travel and music. Her global experience has developed into a complex understanding and respect for how we frame and tell our stories.

The unique methods she has created empower the autonomic nervous system  to support oneself in any public performance, whether it’s singing, dancing, acting, public speaking or leadership and business negotiations.Her work includes composing, recording and releasing two albums, writing for online magazines, including the Huffington Post, and helping philanthropic groups worldwide. She has collaborated with Centrepoint on behalf of homeless people, worked with and for Rwandan women as part of the organization Everything Is a Benefit, in addition to promoting its powerful documentary Rape as a Weapon of War. In support of the environment, she has worked with National Geographic and served as ambassador for the environmental charities People and Environment Awards and Friends of the Earth.

A house in the countryside.

Rates

Note prices are in euros
Standard Suite Mansion

Single Occupancy: € 2,200
Double Occupancy € 2,450

Standard Suite Villa
Single Occupancy: € 2,100
Double Occupancy: € 2,375

Standard Mansion Suite,
with shared shower

Single Occupancy: € 1,800
Double Occupancy € 2,100

Luxury Suite Village View
Single occupancy: € 2,200
Double occupancy: € 3,000

Our home the Krieziz Mansion.
Nightly sunsets to strum to.

 

Do You Want to Sing Your Heart Out?  Come to Our Greece Retreat! 


May 11 to May 19, 2019


Kriezis Mansion 

Hydra, Greece

 

Galen and I love teaching together. I think the love is infectious. 

I am super excited to say that our 2018 Tune-In Luxury Retreat in Hydra, Greece was such a success that fellow musician and friend Galen Ayers and I are doing another this May, 2019 joined by dear friend and master yoga teacher Elena von Donhoff. Galen and I are both professional musicians who have spent our lives studying how to assist our clients in being able to fully embody and express their voices free of any physical or mental encumbrances. Elena is a master yoga teacher and kirtan leader in Sweden who also shares our mission to help people tune-in. Come join us for an immersive Vocal Yoga/Tune-In retreat this coming May on the beautiful, car free island of Hydra. Our residence is the Kriezis Mansion, which is recognized as one of the top ten holiday villas in Greece. The residence sits on a hilltop with a view of the whole ocean and village. The Mediterranean Spring’s blooming wildflowers, the warmed azure blue sea, and the no-car lifestyle foster the inner peace needed to learn and hear one’s own true voice. Below is some of the information about Hydra and pricing, but feel free to go to www.tuneinretreats.com for more information and how to get tuned in!

The Greek island of Hydra is of cultural importance for the Greek and international communities. Since the 70’s it has been used as a getaway and second home for loved writers, artists and musicians: The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Sophia Loren, Ghika, Henry Miller, and Mick Jagger to name a few…

The early Greeks implemented many of the concepts for higher learning we are now discovering. Hippocrates believed that nature was the true healer and the body had an innate ability to rebalance itself. Pythagoras (570–495 BC) the great mathematician and inventor of sound healing believed that "a state of harmony is a state that we all desire to return to.”

The week will include master vocal workshops, integrative journaling sessions, meditative processing, locally guided hikes, Vocal Yoga®, Fitzmaurice Voicework® sound healing, chanting, healthy vegetarian Mediterranean food, and a luxurious home away from home will be yours to experience for seven days. Your retreat will include:

  • 8 nights accommodation in a beautiful private villa on the island of Hydra. Housekeeping included, linens, grand piano and wifi.
  • 7 days of morning yoga, two private voice lessons, a private hypnotherapy session and lovingly curated workshops taught by top experts in each field and planned optional excursions around the island on foot and by donkey.
  • Fantastic healthy locally sourced Mediterranean food (breakfast and lunch) Tea, water and snacks will also be available all day.
    At night time, you are free to explore the local taverns or join the group offsite for dinner.
  • Flexible schedules (Do as little or as much as you want)

TESTIMONIAL

The best way to get a glimpse into our retreats is to read the words of one of our wonderful attendees:

Katherine Trisolini, Reflections on VocalYoga retreat in Hydra, 2018:

For me, the Vocal Yoga retreat in Greece was indescribably amazing. I will try to describe it, although it will be hard to do it justice.

Here are some of the things that made it wonderful for me. I loved learning completely new things about my voice, about performance, about being creative and real in the world while at the same time feeling that I was remembering some part of me that already existed. I loved using my mind and my body to learn in multiple ways: through movement, sensation, discussion, listening, watching, talking, voicing, singing, laughing, tremoring and letting go. I loved being in such a trusting and safe environment and feeling the group’s sense of community. I loved watching other students learn and discover their voices. And I loved watching Heather and Galen teach and inspire, each with their unique gifts and talents.

Heather and Galen are both smart, thoughtful, passionate, and caring teachers. They create a warm and open sense of community around them. And they each have their own special superpowers.

Anyone who studies singing with Heather, quickly recognizes how profoundly knowledgeable she is about the voice and the body. She is also creative, curious, fun, and enthusiastic. Heather not only teaches her students to sing joyfully but also to live joyfully.

In addition to her music and performance experience, Galen has studied religion, Buddhism and Hypnotherapy. Whether it’s this background, simply her character, or both, Galen combines the ability to speak eloquently about the spiritual aspects of performance with a capacity for profound listening that both heals and transforms.

In addition to all of the other benefits, the retreat provided very tangible delights. The island of Hydra is simply stunning as is the Kriezis mansion. I loved being in a place without cars but with donkeys. I loved traveling by water taxi and wandering along meandering whitewashed alleyways (and yes, even getting lost in them). The yummy breakfasts and lunches were not only delicious but also so healthy that I could almost feel my cells thanking me. Eating on the beautiful patio with new friends just felt right.

The trip was very meaningful in other ways as well. It reminded of possibilities, or I should say, POSSIBILITIES (all caps because it seems like a very big deal). All of the magic came together to open up life in a way that has stayed with me—even as I have returned to my rather hectic, and sometimes overwhelming, modern life. The retreat was a real gift for which I am tremendously grateful.

Go to www.tuneinretreats.com for more information

Click here to email me for more information
voice@vocalyoga.com.


“There is one common flow, one common breathing, all things are in sympathy” Hippocrates (460BC-370BC).

Walking through the streets of Hydra, no cars, no scooters!
Morning yoga at last year's retreat.
Walks in the countryside.
View of the town.
Delicious, organic, vegetarian, gluten free food.
The Kriezis Mansion in Hydra, Greece. Our home for this retreat. Just being in this lovingly created space is a vacation unto itself.

 



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