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SINGING TOUR MAY 2018
Our next weekend is a residential singing course in the first May bank holiday weekend, starting each day with a yoga warm-up, then working on the voice and songs during the day before finishing with breathing/relaxation. The weekend will culminate in a relaxed performance and there is also the option of booking an individual massage. It will all be taking place in the beautiful countryside near Montpellier in the South of France.
Fri 4th (pm) to Tues 8th May (pm) 2018
£450 average (exact price will slightly vary depending on whether or not you share a room/double bed) which includes:
- All classes
- All meals/drinks
- Use of pool
- Airport transfers to/from Montpellier airport
**Doesn’t include flights or optional individual massage
In the countryside just a 40 minute drive from Montellier Airport is Le Loft. Set in 50 hectares of parkland, with a pool, large room for classes and (if we don't want to be outside), it consists of a large house which sleeps 14 as well as two smaller gites, which sleep 10 between them. Have a look at the website for pictures.
This one will be focussed on singing: healthy vocal technique; how to sing higher/lower/stronger as well as discovering new songs and harmonies, culminating in a relaxed performance at the end.
Flights: Easyjet flies from London Gatwick to Montpellier (nearest), Ryanair from London Stansted to Nimes or London Luton to Beziers.
Train: Eurostar is also an option if you prefer a longer, gentler journey from London St Pancras to Sète.
Ruth Routledge SINGING
I studied music, voice and choral direction at The University of Birmingham as well as in Montpellier and Lyon, France. For 11 years I have specialised in ensemble work, directing choirs of all different levels, from beginners to professionals in London. It is in working with group dynamics and individual confidence that I focus my work, resulting in a tighter and happier ensemble. I always take care to create a warm and supportive environment so that everyone is encouraged and faciliated to achieve more than they had ever thought possible, in a spirit of joy and humour. ruthroutledgemusic.com pramchorus.com pindropvox.com
Antje Brocksieper YOGA
After practising dance for many years I discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga according to Shri K Pattabhi Jois in 2004and I am a student of Arnaud Kancel in Montpellier. This dynamic practise, carried by the breath, allies power and fluidity, taking you on a path of self-discovery. It is a revelation : no matter how you are feeling physically, mentally or emotionally, the practise enables you to find an inner balance, bringing better understanding and acceptance of ones body and spirit; its limits and a more subtle sensitivity to oneself and others. It is a complete practise and also a powerful means for transformation and calming the mind. It is this expérience that I want to share. I love teaching and pay particular attention to adapt to each individual and their particular movements to help them on the path to increased self-awareness.
Cécile Juteau MASSAGE
Trained as an educator and storyteller, I have returned to massage after 15 years. This tool allows me to enter into relation with and to accompany people who wish to hear what their body is telling them. I have diversified my techniques starting with Californian and "Amma" massage. Discovery of the body is unlimited, which is why I continue learning, studying reflexology in Paris at the RTTFA to deepen my approach. I combine a gentle and firm touch, using both smooth and strong movements, anchored and carried by what I feel in the moment, with the aim of creating a space where you can experience your body and simply be in the here and now.