Event Highlights

  • -The frame drum is an ancient instrument used by many cultures around the world for both personal and group enjoyment.
  • - Workshops include learning about the frame drum, rhythm skills, improvisation, world rhythms, as well as Greek music, dance, and songs!
  • - Plus, two cultural field trips, where we will visit ancient Greek temples, theatres, museums and swim at the turquoise watres of Cretan sea!
  • - The mornings will start with excercise to energize our bodies, and evenings we will have special offerings (shamanic journeys, dance, singing).
  • - Daily free time to enjoy the pool or the beach or the villages or just simply relax!
  • - Our retreat center located by the sea, provides delicious organic mediterranean cuisine.
  • - Closing concert, ceremony and celebration!


- Sunday 1st of September arrival since 16.00 - our first gathering dinner at 18.30/ Opening ceremony
- Monday: morning yoga/ breakfast/ drumming class/ lunch/ free time/ evening class (shamanic journey)/ dinner
- Tuesday: morning yoga/ breakfast/ drumming class/ lunch/ free time/ evening class (drum n singing)/ dinner with live Cretan music
- Wednesday: early breakfast/ Full day trip to Rethymno Eleutherna ancient city and lake Kournas drumming-swimming-relaxing (lunch at the lake - dinner back to the hotel)
- Thursday: morning yoga/ breakfast/ drumming class/ lunch/ free time/ evening class (drum n dancing)/ dinner
- Friday: early breakfast/ half day trip to ancient Aptera sight and cave drumming/ free evening at Chania old city (lunch and dinner out)
- Saturday: morning yoga/ breakfast/ drumming class/ free time/ evening class (drum-sing-dance)/ dinner and closing jam concert
- Sunday: early breakfast/ last drumming class (questions-sharing-closing)/ goodbuye lunch

About This Event

8 Days of Inspiring Music & Cultural delights!!! 

Join Frame Drum Specialist - Marla Leigh and Poliana - Ritual Healing Arts, for 8 luxurious music-filled days immersed in drumming, Greek culture, music and magic by the Cretan Mediterranean Sea!

Such an amazing opportunity to combine: 

~ Learning an beautiful instrument like the frame drum (for all levels!)

~ Experience Cretan culture, temples, rituals and arts!

~ Enjoy holidays in Greece by the ocean and nature!

“We can change the world, one rhythm at a time” ~ Marla Leigh “I consider Marla to be the one of the very top percussion performers in the US of today. She is well known in the percussion community for her performance virtuosity and artful skill with hand drums” “ –Glen Velez, 4 Time Grammy Winning Percussionist, Marla’s teacher “Marla is world -renowned and has taught students worldwide through workshops, retreats and also through SKYPE. A talented artist, she is anchored in beauty, love, and devotion! I highly recommend her.” Christine Stevens, author, Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit

Venue Highlights

~ Our beautiful retreat centre is located just by the ocean (has a small private beach 10 min down the hill!!)
The view is amazing!!!
~ Is only 30 min far from Chania international airport!
~ The owners are the sweetest couple, so generous and taking good care of every one!
~ Has a pool, great local organic food and a nice chilling area!

Where personal growth is encouraged to emerge, Orizon Center for Life & Creation is a response to the Cretan community's desire to explore ancient traditions, natural healing, integrated movement, music & art therapy, biological nutrition, quantum physics, personal alchemy and sustainable holistic living. We serve all faiths and traditions with the understanding we are here to share and learn from each other.

Orizon Center for Life & Creation is host home for many great teachers and practitioners of healing and expressive arts and sciences. Our space by the sea offers diverse workshops and seminars to support and explore the human experience, including: meditation, prayer, dance/art/music therapy, massage, yoga, tai chi, hiking in nature, energy healing, intuition development, creative writing, theatrical improvisation, singing and more.

You are more than welcome to join our beautiful space and community!


Beautiful and clean traditional Greek style apartments!
Room options are the following:

1) Single room private bath
2) Single room shared bath
3) Shared double room and private bath
4) Shared double room & shared bath

All apartments have The apartments are fully furnished and include:

- beds with cocomat mattresses
- towels and bed linens
- private bathroom with shower
- kitchen with refrigerator, cooking appliance, dishes
- a private balcony with view of Souda Bay
- free wi-fi internet
- pool access
- free parking


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Meals are all organic local food and can be arranged according to participants preferences (gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, pesceterian, etc)


The airport to fly into is Chania International Airport (Ioannis Daskalogiannis) with code CHQ

From the airport, at the exit, you can easily find or call a taxi/shuttle, or we can call it for you to pick you up. (20-30 minutes to the retreat center, cost 30 euro the lift!)

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Discover the Magic of Drumming..

✨ Hi! ✨ Welcome to my FB Page Nice to meet you here! Please feel free to introduce youreself below, Id love to know about you and your music desires.... . A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF: I love Frame Drumming, (cant you tell) Nothing makes me more happier then sitting down and playing.. Try Frame Drumming .. I dare you! Hey, I even a FREE Mini Course you can start with right now! ✨https://framedrumacademy.marlaleigh.com/p/freecourse/ I also love compising ... and will have some new music to share with you soon! Love, <3 <3 ✨ Marla ps. I also have an email list.. if u are interested in staying in groove with me: ✨https://tinyurl.com/y6lxp4pg

Posted by Marla Leigh's Music Page on Friday, February 8, 2019

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