The 2018 Hands and Hearts Harp Improv Retreat is all about breaking free of the page, meeting your muse and making your music YOUR OWN.
Our intimate retreat is limited to 8 participants, so not only will you have a week of mentorship and instruction with Kate, you will have access to one of the harps provided by us any time you like during the retreat. In addition to creative exercises and lessons on the harp, you will also have plenty of opportunity to engage in fun and creative exercises away from the harp.
Walking the labyrinth, drawing mandalas in the sand, painting from the heart, gentle yoga and so much more are just some of the activities that will help you get in touch with your creative self, and wean you from those black notes on white pages.
You will come away with a totally new approach to making music.
Your experience also includes exploration of the beautiful Salinas Peninsula on the coast of Ecuador, with included excursions to La Chocolatera, "el mercado" in La Libertad, and an opportunity to enjoy the healing mud baths of San Vicente.
You will also have the opportunity to extend your stay at Casas Pacificos to explore more of Ecuador, or for intensive coaching sessions with Kate at the end of the retreat.
The accomodations at Casas Pacificos vary from a hotel-like casita to a two storey, one-bedroom house. Retreat prices vary depending on accomodation you choose.
Local, fresh, delicious food prepared on site by our Ecuadorian staff. Because we are on the coast, fresh seafood is a specialty but we can also accomodate vegetarian and other special diets.
The beautiful Pacific Ocean is steps away, and the property is adjacent to a nature preserve where spoon-billed flamingoes, pelicans and herons fish and roost. It's truly magical!