Welcome to the Well!

Singing from the Well holds space for joyful sound and deep silence that restores, replenishes, and reenergizes you in the beautiful outdoors!

Toning, chants, and songs invite you to blend your unique voice into a healing, affirming collective sound and silence, a deeper harmony. 

All voices welcome! 

No singing experience necessary. 

Really...

If you have breath and a beating heart, your voice and your presence is enough.

There are 3 options to choose from (no singing experience needed):

Singing From The Well -- the Meeting Ground

(a contemplative singing circle in a beautiful meeting place)

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Singing From The Well -- the Hike

(a guided singing walk into gorgeous, wild places)

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Singing From The Well -- 1:1 Sessions

(supporting your individual voice in beautiful indoor/outdoor settings) 

 

On our return...

 

our lungs are filled with fresh air and song.

 

our feet have stepped with the earth's music and rhythm.

 

our hands have touched bark, stone, moss, water, and our own bodies' rise and fall of breath.

 

An experience is created in our sense memories. We'll remember each hike, each circle, each song and story, for unique reasons. We are re-enchanting ourselves, one excursion at a time. 

 

Together, we join the forest choir - how moss hums its low furry frequency, how ancient beings left their vibrations behind, how rocks are all about the bass, how your imagination delights in bird calls, water songs, the very air thrumming with the music of presence, and the slow movement of earthworms, in triads, forming whole notes in the humus.

There is so much magnificence in humility.

Stay tuned for dates & details coming in 2021!

Weekend retreat

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December 10 - 12, 2021

Come and experience your free voice within a safe circle of women singing in harmony. Replenish your WELL. And ignite your JOY!

All voices welcome. No singing experience necessary.

Vanessa holds a safe space for women to voice ourselves out through the joyful vehicle of group singing. She invites curiosity around singing and offers playful ways to awaken to the body’s natural desire to create sound.

Toning, chants, and accessible harmony singing invite us all to blend our unique voice into a healing, affirming collective sound. All sounds are good sounds. Singing is our birthright.

Invite RENEWAL with a weekend of group singing and nourishment among the trees!

 

Join us for this all-inclusive retreat at Windhorse Farm, NS

  • delicious, nourishing meals provided by Conscious Catering,

  • comfortable accommodations in Juniper Lodge, Windhorse Farmhouse, and Sunshine House.

  • a Guided Night Walk and singing under the stars (optional)

  • Lots of energizing, inspiring, and deeply restorative singing!

  • Balanced schedule allowing rest, rejuvenation, and deep listening to your needs, all in the care of Mother nature.

 

If you have any questions, please send me a note anytime: vanessa@vanessapapillon.ca

The weekend program runs from 5 PM on Friday to 2 PM on Sunday.

Participants are welcome to stay and explore Windhorse on Sunday afternoon, and keep on singing!

"Powerful, joyful, instructive, insightful, a wonderful personal and group experience." 

~Silver Frith

"Singing from the Well is for everyone. I want everyone who loves to sing to be able to experience safe, open space this way."

~Jen Schwartz

"Windhorse is a treasure and it is a privilege to participate in the positive energy here."

~Susan McEachern

"Time for exploring, reconnecting with my deeper self and with nature is so important, nourishing, and awe inspiring!"

~Sandy

Since I participated in the Singing from the Well Retreat, I have been leading songs in my own retreats and absolutely love it. I'm still learning but not waiting to be perfect to share the magic of group singing. Thank you Vanessa! 

~ Denise LeBlanc

As someone who is relatively new to singing out loud in a group, the retreat offered me a safe, supportive and respectful place to discover my own unique voice. It was a great opportunity to just enjoy singing with others. We were surrounded by the beauty of nature and served delicious, nourishing food. It was an amazing experience and I'm hoping to go again next year.

~ Jane MacNeill

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Vanessa brought such confidence out in me to sing! Everyone expressed the fun we shared. She allowed us a freedom to sing that is not often experienced.

The freedom to try it all and not be labelled or stuck in one place!!

We were able to do our best without thinking about what our bodies were doing. 

Her positive attitude and encouragement skills are life giving. 

~ Singer in workshop

"Just had to say a huge thank you for the amazing experience! You have such a wonderful way of teaching that it all seems to happen effortlessly. Amazing! Loved it, loved it!

I'm still on a high!”

~ Flo

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