The Heart of Songwriting Retreat
July 21-26, 2024

The Heart & Soul of Songs

The Heart of Songwriting Retreat will encourage you to take an in-depth look at 6 major song components: rhythm, melody, music, lyrics, dynamics, & heart. You will gain insight into your full potential and leave feeling inspired.
Let your spirit come alive as you relax, practice yoga, and write amazing lyrics alongside like-minded souls. Make sure to take in the peaceful surroundings as your creativity grows amongst the rushing river, lush forest, and towering mountains. 

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North Easton

North Easton is an accomplished performer and award-winning Canadian songwriter with an aptitude for writing evocative, thought-provoking lyrics and melodies. This, coupled with his powerful, heartfelt vocals, delivers a listening and visual experience that is not only emotional but it gets into your soul. 
 

“A performance to me is a journey into the storybook of my heart. What I’ve seen, felt and taken part in. I am caught up in the spell of creativity and fascinated by the human condition and the stage is a place where I can fearlessly share those feelings with a live audience…I love it!”
 

With 6 studio albums, 1000’s of shows under his belt including International performances, music on U.S. Syndicated T.V., and a number of songwriting accolades, North shows no signs of slowing down. 
 

Much of his music can be found online, but if you have not caught one of his live shows, up close and personal, that is where the true magic of his craft lives. 
 

North Easton is a modern day Bard with an anthology that continues to grow.



All-Inclusive 6-Day Retreat

  Glamping
5 nights in a river's edge glamping tent

  Daily Master Classes
Master classes will take your songwriting to the next level

  Social Hour
Enjoy beverages and snacks on Mon/Wed evening

  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

  Nightly Campfires & Performances
Unwind with campfire singing & performances
 
 

Resort Highlights

  Private Beach

  Hammock Garden

  Nightly Campfires

  Steamy Hot Tub

  Archery

Activity Offer:

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


"This is songwriting at its finest. North is Canada’s Dave Matthews Band."
 Noah SaBourin (Music Director, Live 88.5 Ottawa)


Favourite Add-ons

  Rafting
Go on an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip

 
  Massage
Relax with a 1 hour full-body massage



Retreat Itinerary

Day 1
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Songwriters arrival, Welcome Kit Provided

 
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Welcome to The Heart of Songwriting. Introduction to REO, Overview of the week ahead, Songwriters meet & greet.
 
7:00pm - Dinner
 
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Relax with restorative yoga and then make your way to the campfire.
 
Day 2
8:15am - Breakfast
 
10:00am - 11:30am
Session 1: Creative Curiosity
 
11:50am - 1:15pm
Session 2: Question the Answers
 
1:15pm - Lunch
 
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Session 3: The Voice of your song
 
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Session 4: The Voice of your Heart
 
6:15pm - Social Hour
 
7:00pm - Dinner
 
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Nightly Campfire or Hot Tub

Session 1-4 Details
 
Day 3
8:15am - Breakfast
 
10:00am - 11:30am
Session 5: Changing Perspective
 
11:30am - 1:15pm
Session 6: A Little Common Sense goes a long way
 
1:15pm - Lunch
 
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Session 7: Creative Collaboration (with more than just people)
 
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session 8: Presence Presents
 
7:00pm - Dinner
 
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Nightly Campfire or Hot Tub

Session 5-8 Details

Day 4
8:15am - Breakfast
 
10:00am - 11:30am
Session 9: Creative Communication
 
11:30am - 1:15pm
Session 10: Falling in love with Hunger
 
1:15pm - Lunch
 
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Session 11: Rhythm and Rhyme
                          
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Session 12: Making Moments
 
6:15pm - Social Hour
 
7:00pm - Dinner
 
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Stage and Campfire performances.
 
Session 9-12 Details
 
Day 5
8:15am - Breakfast
  
10:00am - 11:30am
Session 13: Creative Confrontation
 
11:50am - 1:15pm
Session 14: Water the seeds
 
1:15pm - Lunch
 
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Session 15: Rhythm of the Heart
 
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session 16: Listening to the Voice
 
7:00pm - Dinner
 
8:30pm - 10:30pm
An Evening of Performances. Sharing hooks and songs of the week - open to all attendees.

Session 13-16 Details
 
Day 6
8:15am - Breakfast
 
9:00am - 10:00am
Guided group canyon hike into the Nahatlatch Canyon, a reminder to take it all in.
 
10:00am - 11:15am
When we meet again - A final reflection and sharing.
 
11:15am - 11:30pm
Goodbyes and Check-out.


Rates

Sale ends Jan 1, 2024. All prices are per person. Groups = How many people in one tent.

Groups of 2

Reg Sale
 $1799   $1599
 

Groups of 3

Reg Sale
 $1699   $1499
 

Groups of 4

Reg Sale
 $1599   $1349

Singles

Choose a private tent for 1 or a private bed in a shared unit.

Single Occupancy (Private)

Reg Sale
 $2199   $1899
 

Shared Tent

Reg Sale
 $1699   $1499
 

Camping (your own tent)

Reg Sale
 $1499   $1249

  
✮ Up to 4 like-minded guests will be assigned to a shared tent  

Fine Print

  • We are open June 1 - September 15, 2024.
  •  The above rates are per person based on the group size staying in one glamping tent. 10% taxes & fees added at checkout.
  • The deposit required to confirm your booking is 15% 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 Aug 1, 2026.
 

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Add-on Activity List


Whitewater Rafting
Experience the adventure of a lifetime by going whitewater rafting on the best river's in BC.
$100
 
Scenic Float Trip
Relax and unwind as you float down the river with amazing scenery in view.
$100
 
Massage
Take relaxation to a new level with an hour long full-body massage.
$100
 
Mehatl Hike
Hike to the amazing Mehatl Waterfalls. Temporarily unavailable due to floods.
$100

Lake Kayaking
Kayak on the beautiful lakes that feed the Nahatlatch river. Min. 3 people
$100
 
Paddleboarding
Paddleboard on scenic lakes and test your balance! Min. 3 people
$100
 
Archery
Trek into the wilderness and test your aim at our forested archery area. Min 2 people
$20
 
Cliff Jump
For some more excitement, jump into the Nahatlatch river! Min. 2 people
$20

*We recommend booking your activities in advance to guarantee availability and to receive your itinerary upon arrival.


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Our Social Hour is proudly sponsored by Wards Cider & SPARKMOUTH