Sing Your Heart Out Vocal Retreat
August 13-16, 2023

River's Edge Vocal Retreat

A transformative vocal retreat for singers of all levels to release the voice, hone music skills, break through boundaries and embrace wellness at our gorgeous nature adventure and yoga resort. Enjoy delicious meals, beverages, desserts, daily yoga in our retreat centre, evening social hours, dark sky star gazing, nightly campfires & much more during our amazing 4-day vocal retreat. Sleep to the sound of the river inside our beautiful glamping tents overlooking the jade-green Nahatlatch River.

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Designed for singers of all levels, songwriters, actors & musicians

Retreat Details

Take Your Singing to the Next Level! A transformative vocal retreat designed to release the voice, hone music skills, break through boundaries and embrace wellness at our gorgeous nature adventure and yoga resort. Sing Your Heart Out! offers private vocal coaching, group master classes, performance opportunities, guided canyon and nature hikes, and a unique blend of yoga, wellness and meditation experiences, live music & much more. Enjoy delicious meals, daily yoga, evening social hours, dark sky stargazing, nightly campfires & much more during our amazing 4-day vocal retreat. Sleep to the sound of the river inside our beautiful glamping tents overlooking the jade-green Nahatlatch River.
 


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Barbara Leah Meyer

Vocalist, pianist, educator, songwriter and recording artist Barbara Leah Meyer has been a dynamic member of the Canadian and European music scenes for many years. She has entertained a variety of audiences across Canada and throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and the Middle East as a solo artist, in ensembles and as a guest vocalist with big bands and symphony orchestras.

Career highlights include performances with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Krimm Orchestra in Yalta, Philharmonic Suedwestfalen and the European Philharmonia Baden Baden, a United Nations tour to the Middle East, jazz festivals in Italy and Canada Day celebrations in Istanbul and Ankara.

Barbara has released and co-produced numerous CDs. She was honoured to have been selected as Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1992 ARIA (Alberta Recording Industry Association) Awards.

Barbara is greatly experienced in the art and science of vocal pedagogy. She taught jazz vocals at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule, at the FMW / Frankfurter Musikwerkstatt and has conducted numerous workshops and master classes in Germany and Canada for many years. She is active as a vocalist, pianist, voice and piano teacher, performance coach, and is a certified (RYT500) yoga instructor.
 
   Barbara Leah Meyer

 

All-Inclusive 4-Day Vocal Retreat

  Glamping
3 nights in a river's edge glamping tent

  Master Classes
6 master classes to take your singing to the next level

  One-on-One Voice Coaching
Vocal technique, breath, range, quality, exercises

  Dining
Delicious chef-inspired meals, beverages & desserts

  Yoga
Optional yoga sessions at our river's edge shala

  Guided Hike
Optional guided hike during your stay

  Social Hour & Performance
Nightly social hours, campfire singing & performances
 
 

Resort Highlights

  Private Beach

  Hammock Garden

  Nightly Campfires

  Relaxing Hot Tub

  Archery

Activity Offer:

  Rafting / Lake Activity Sale
Book a rafting trip or lake activity at a discounted rate of $100!
 

 

Retreat Itinerary

  

Day 1
Arrival Day

4:00pm - Check-in
6:00pm - Introductions & group singing
7:15pm - Dinner
8:30pm - Nightly campfire or hot tub soak

*Additional activities can be booked in free time, such as whitewater rafting, full-body massage, lake kayaking or paddleboarding, archery, and more!
 
 
Day 2
7:00am - Optional Yoga
8:15am - Breakfast
9:00am-11:00am - Master Class 1
11:15am - 1-on-1 vocal lessons / free time for others
1:15pm - Lunch
2:00pm-3:45pm - Master Class 2
4:00pm-5:45pm - Master Class 3
6:15pm - REO Social Hour
7:15pm - Dinner
8:30pm-9:30pm: Optional restorative yoga
9:30pm - Campfire sing-a-long


Day 3
7:00am - Optional Yoga
8:15am - Breakfast
9:00am-11:00am - Master Class 4  
11:15am - 1-on-1 vocal lessons / free time for others
1:15pm - Lunch
2:00pm-3:30pm - Master Class 5
3:45pm-5:00pm - Master Class 6
5:15pm-6:15pm - Rehearsal with PA
7:15pm - Dinner
8:30pm - EVENING PERFORMANCE
 
Day 4
Departure Day

7:00am - Optional Yoga
8:15am - Breakfast
9:15am - Guided Canyon Hike
10:30am - Wrap up / Q&A
11:30am -Check-out

*1:15pm - Optional add-on: Lunch + Rafting or Lake Activity
 

 

Master Classes

 
  Master Class 1
- Warm up and group singing
- Discovering the body-breath connection
- Breath support, vocal technique, resonance, dynamics

  Master Class 2
- Artistry and interpretation
- Exploring articulation and phrasing

  Master Class 3
- Choosing songs and making a cover song your own
- Choosing the best key for your song
- Exploring genres, feels and tempos
- Song arrangement
 
  Master Class 4
- Warm-up and group singing
- Working with an accompanist and self-accompaniment
- Singing with a band and singing with tracks

  Master Class 5
- Managing performance anxiety (“Stage Fright”)
- Performance tips and tricks

  Master Class 6
- Microphone technique and PA basics
- Song preparation for performance/ performance practice 
- Rehearsal for performance 

 


 

 

 
 

4-Day All-Inclusive Retreat Rates

All prices are per person. Sale ends Feb 15, 2023. Groups = How many people in one tent.

Groups of 4

Rate  Sale
 $1050  $799
 

Groups of 3

Rate  Sale
 $1150 $899

 

Groups of 2

Rate  Sale
 $1250  $999

 

Single Occupancy (Private Tent)

Rate  Sale
 $1450  $1299

 

Private Bed (Shared Tent)

Rate  Sale
 $1150  $799

 

Camping (Your Own Tent)

Rate  Sale
 $950  $699

 

Fine Print

  •  The above rates are per person based on the group size staying in one glamping tent. 10% taxes & fees added at checkout.
  • A 15% deposit required to confirm your booking with the balance due 15 days prior to arrival.
  • If you cancel 15+ days in advance, the 15% deposit will convert to a credit voucher valid until August 1, 2024.
 

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Absolutely Incredible and Inspiring Experience! ★★★★★
“I can't say enough about how amazing the retreat was at REO. So much talent and creativity. Fantastic people singing together everyday in the most gorgeous setting you could imagine!”
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