Summer Solstice Singing Retreat

Celebrating Creativity Through the Power of Voice

On beautiful Vancouver Island

With recording artist, Julie Blue

Thursday, June 20th - Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Sing, Chant, Heal & Connect with Nature

Express your soul through voice, breath, creativity, ritual and movement.

Your personal invitation to:

Free your voice and express who you are right from your soul.

Savor a long weekend on a lake, surrounded by the beauty of nature, as you connect with a fun and supportive singing community.

Access your higher intuition and creativity as you cultivate your inner confidence.

Join award-winning composer/recording artist, and inspirational singer, Julie Blue and tap into your authentic voice and divine creativity.

Would you like to join us?

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Lindsay Hindle
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“The magic, healing and empowerment you will experience at Julie Blue's retreats will stay with you LONG after the retreat itself and ripple into many areas of life. For me, the unique personal experiences, the vocal development, and the friendships I've made have lasted YEARS. Not only do I come away refreshed, but I bring that energy and skill development back into my business. I always know I'll expand creatively, vocally, and spiritually every time I bring myself into circles with Julie. That's why I come back year after year. It's a perfect blend of exciting adventure with plenty of naptime, restoration and soul sister connection”.
Lindsay Hindle

Your Retreat Includes:

Join an intimate group of women and journey into a magical sanctuary. Let your authentic voice soar as you surround yourself with the beauty of nature and the blessing of being supported and nurtured. If your life is your song, gift yourself the time and guidance to create this song and the courage to sing it. Come breath, sing, create and recharge.

You can arrive at the beautiful gardens and lake of Bethleham anytime after 3:00 on Thursday June 20th to give yourself time to land and explore. We will gather for a delicious dinner and have our first circle afterward.

Your long weekend Includes:

Authentic Vocal Technique: You were born making your own authentic sound. Through a combination of relaxation and simple yet profound steps you will be guided to reclaim your authentic voice and given practices to gain more vocal mastery from whatever level you’re at.

Body Singing: Using Julie’s specially designed tracks we move, breathe, and sing the body open. Your body is your instrument.

Improvisation: Let your voice become an extension of who you are as we sing, play,  and create. Connect with your inner light to express yourself in song.

Chants and Mantras: We journey from the depths of vocal meditation to the heights of expressive singing with timeless, heart-opening chants and songs from all over the world. You will receive professionally recorded songs and chants before the retreat for your music collection.

Music Tracks and Videos: You will receive professionally recorded tracks of the songs and mantras we will sing. As a special bonus if you register before March 30th you’ll receive Julie’s Medicine Music collection valued at $50.

Movement: We will stretch, dance, swim and move our bodies in the warmth of the summer sun.

Breathe: Each day we will create new space for expression as we gently clear out old emotions and programming through conscious breath.

Forgiveness Ceremony: Being guided by the principals of Ho'Oponopono, a traditional Hawaiian healing, we will sing ourselves free from burdens and resentments of the past.

Personal Anthem – May you find your song and sing it. You’ll have time, guidance and inspiration to create your own soul song in the beautiful surrounding nature.

Time to Just Be - Swim in the nearby lake, walk the labyrinth, write, rest and recharge.



Your Facilitator:

Julie Blue is a soulful songstress and uniquely transformative voice coach
 whose innovative methods have helped thousands liberate their voices. An accomplished singer, pianist, award-winning composer/recording artist, Julie is passionate about inspiring people to discover their authentic, creative voices and find joy through song, chant, ritual and supportive community.

About Bethlehem Retreat Center

Bethlehem is in Nanaimo and a gathering place for education, reflection, and community building. The grounds offer a beautiful labyrinth for contemplation, meditation, and creative ease. Experience the tranquility and the inspiration of Bethlehem Centre’s natural surroundings right on the lake. The beds are comfy, the staff very friendly, and the food is healthy and delicious. You’ll have your choice of shared or private rooms and lots of time to enjoy the lovely gardens and lake.
 
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Retreat Pricing

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a circle of singing adventurers at the  Bethlehem Retreat Center

From Thursday, June 20th dinner – Sunday, June 23rd lunch 2024.

Includes 3 nights, 9 healthy delicious meals and comfortable accommodations.

Shared Room

Price: $947

2 beds per room

Private Room

Price: $1197

A private cozy room all to yourself

Deposit

$333

Pay in full, or hold your space with a non-refundable $333 deposit. You can pay in 3 instalments.

All prices in CAN.

Testimonials

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“Singing with Julie opened me to a deeper connection with my Soul and Spirit I have not felt since I was 18 years old. Since I’m now 65, I had fears about singing and didn’t think I had a voice to sing anymore. Julie modeled the teaching every step of the way in the most loving, skillful and inspirational way. I left the retreat knowing I could sing in all ranges of my voice; I could compose and I could improvise! Thank you Julie for giving me back my first love”.
Rhetah Kwan
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“I came to Julie’s retreat and created a song that represented the real me. I cried while I sang my song, it meant being vulnerable to share the real me, my chance. ALL the women there with open hearts and 100% attention on me. They heard me, they felt me and they understood me... cuz I was not the only one who felt the same way. By the end of the retreat we all were arm and arm singing the most beautiful and meaningful songs smiling and laughing with each other. This weekend changed my life forever.”
Mona Leung
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“Julie has an almost magical way of bringing out your voice and making you comfortable and free to sing. Being together at a beautiful place to heal, breath, relax and create my own song was magical.”
Andrea Goldsmith
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“I gifted myself a weekend retreat with Julie and created magic. Julie hooked me up to my very own creation station and I was able to not only create and perform my own song but help two other women who were struggling, create theirs as well. If someone had told me even a week prior that I would be able to do that I would not have believed it. I still sing my song, it changed me and I love it.”
Celia Aruda