Summer Week 7: 10 August – 17 August – Lift Every Voice 2019

  • Naramata Centre Naramata Centre
  • 3375 3rd St Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
  • Aug 10 - 17, 2019 (8 days)
  • Staying Offsite - CAD $10.00 Cottage Court (1 Bedroom) - CAD $884.99 Cottage Court (2 Bedroom) - CAD $1,130.01 East Court (1 Bedroom) - CAD $884.99 East Court (2 Bedroom) - CAD $1,130.01 Orchard Court (Single Room) - CAD $810.02 Orchard Court 3-Bedr

About This Event

Join us for our annual Lift Every Voice! choral experience – come and sing, come and stretch, or come and relax! For over 70 years, Naramata Centre has welcomed people to our 23 acres of land on the shores of Lake Okanagan. Open to people of all ages, Naramata Centre is an inclusive, welcoming place to connect and deepen in mind, body and spirit.  Enjoy a program or retreat. Walk our labyrinth and visit our Chapel. Do yoga or play on our beach. Jump into the lake. Snooze or read in the shade under our canopy of trees. Sink into community and laugh or sing. Join others in Sacred Pause or meditate. Whether you are coming for the first or the 50th time, we look forward to your arrival – you are welcome here!

Lift Every Voice!

$150 children/youth

$200 adults

$700 family rate (2 adults + 2 or more children & youth)

Gather every morning to sing, dance, move and/or play. Age-and-stage appropriate music and other activities are planned to build community, share gifts, and strengthen your faith. A Friday evening sharing of our week’s activities is planned! Choirs are available for children, youth and adults.

Adult Choir (conductor: Morna Edmundson)

Monday-Friday, 9:15 a.m. – noon, including sectionals and small group work.

$200

Green Choir (conductor: Elizabeth Paynter)

Monday-Friday, 9:15 a.m. – noon, A choir for singers new to choral music or anyone who would like to have a go! No singing or reading music experience required.

$200

Children’s Choir (conductor: Anita Perlau)

For children entering grades 1-6.

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

$150

Children in the Children’s Choir will join the Children’s Program at 10:30 a.m. until noon to assist parents and guardians in other programs.

Youth Choir (conductor: Liz DiMarino)

For youth entering grades 7-12.

Monday-Friday, 9:15 a.m. – noon.

$150

Welcome Back Yoga (SOLD OUT)

Ages 14 – 114

Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

$95

When was the last time that you created a space and took time to simply be and listen for that “still small voice”? Yoga is simply defined to unite or to yoke and not only do we unite our postures with our breath and our practice with our lives, we also create a union with the community, those with whom we practice. My goal is to guide participants in a gentle holistic practice that invites our minds, bodies, and spirits to connect with our Creator on and off the yoga mat. Classes include worship music, prayer, meditation, movement and rest. Wherever you are in your yoga practice and in your faith practice, I invite you to come as you are. Bring an open heart and we will stretch both!

Children’s Program (Naramata Centre Interns)

Ages 3 – 14

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – noon

$120

Children’s Program will fill your mornings with adventure, fun, friendship and time to connect with the Spirit all around. Whether you like being with a lot of people, or to be a bit quieter with just a few friends, we will create space for you to be you. We will have a younger stream for children 3-6 years, and an older stream for children 7-14 years.

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