Music of the Mountains Meditation Retreat

About This Event

Our "Music of the Mountains Meditation Retreat" for groups is led by Simon and Jocelyne, who works with all age groups with singing and voice development as well as being a performer herself.  She believes that we can each find our own voice and feel our own music.  

Each morning we will go to a different mountain location for the very special experience of resonating with the presence of the mountains.  We will set up our own base where we will be able to contemplate, chant, sing, sit in meditation, listen to stories, and then take a short walk before returning to the centre for a late-ish lunch.  The rest of the afternoon is free for you to use as you (contact info blocked) read, take a walk, make (contact info blocked) and Simon will always be around for an individual conversation if you wish.

And of course there will always be space for your own time.

"I spent one of the most restorative weeks I have ever had in this lovely place. The trees, forests mountains and butterflies were beautiful. Simon is a deep and gentle spiritual guide. Janet is the most wonderful cook and uses local ingredients. We had silent meditations followed by deep and lively conversations." (Dr Venetia Young - UK)

Event Highlights

  • Daily meditation practice
  • Training in finding your inner voice
  • Group sessions with Simon and Jocelyne
  • Walks in surrounding forests, hills and mountains
  • Individual training and support if requested
  • Free time to browse or laze or be creative
  • 5 nights’ accommodation and meals
  • Good food

Schedule

Early morning silent meditation (optional)
Breakfast
Travel to a mountain location by car
Varied session including story-telling, singing, chant, exchange, meditation
Refreshment break followed by a short mountain walk
Return to the Centre for a late lunch
Afternoon free for reading, lazing, conversations, walking, creative activities
Evening meal
Short themed meditation
Closing themed meditation

Venue Highlights

Le Sentier Tranquille is in the foothills of the French Pyrenees Mountains. It is an idyllic location on the edge of a hamlet with hill and forest walking from the gate and offering guided mountain walking as part of some retreats. The centre has ample spaces for individual contemplation, as well areas for group work and exchange, both inside and out. There is a small library for retreat participants, a meditation platform and a smaller covered area for meditation or individual yoga.

Accommodations

All our rooms are individual and have at least a full-size double bed. Some also have a single bed or can be arranged as twins. There is either a private bathroom for the room or the bathroom is shared with no more than one other room. Toiletries, towels and bath-robes are provided, as well as tea, coffee, infusion facilities.

Menu/Cuisine

We provide a continental-style breakfast with cereals, yoghurts, croissants, home-made confitures, fruit. Lunch is usually cold with a main course and dessert. Evening meal is preceded by apéritifs (incl. non-alcoholic) and is usually three courses, typically with a gourmet salad to start, a main course of casserole or tajine (for which a vegetarian option is available on request) and followed by a dessert or cheese.

All ingredients are sourced locally and as far as possible drawn from what is in season.

Directions

We offer transfers from Toulouse or Carcassonne airports or from Pamiers station, which is served from Toulouse with TGV connections to Paris and major European cities.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Balance my life to be mentally and physically healthy. Dianna
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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