A sharing and teaching gathering for ceremonial/devotional singing circles. Deepening relationship with every kin through song, ceremony, and celebration!
Cantando la Vida ~ Singing Alive Costa Rica is an avenue to remembering and reweaving our living song culture. Which in turn, supports bringing together the world thru harmonic communion. We are revitalizing this culture through enacting community rituals, by including song in community events, and by celebrating the inspiration brought forth by song and voice. However, the universal urge to sing is something that can not be lost!
Cantando la Vida exists to nourish this deep desire to sing from the heart and support those who wish to live the teachings of our songs ancient and new.
We will circle with songs, stories, laughter & prayers, invocations, intentions, blessings, mantras, and ommmmm. Themed circles are scheduled throughout the days, facilitated and offered as a song teaching place. Community offerings are welcomed: spontaneous singing or a workshop during early hours or community time; yoga, nature walks, bodywork.
All are invited to the song village who wish to activate, heal, and nurture their spirit in this way. Please join us at Finca Amrta, a sacred nature reserve and farm in Costa Rica’s southern zone for a weekend of camping to deepen our relations and strengthen our bonds through song sharing.
— BlesSings, Rosie
*~**~**~* WHAT is a SONG VILLAGE *~**~**~*
A song village is what happens when caring, open-hearted people come together to sing for days on end! We are the song village; what we bring, what we do, what we say, and sing, we create together! Tending a village extends into seeing that everyone is welcomed, that we take care of our own, each others’ wellbeing and that of the land and all kin.
To keep costs affordable, we offer dharma, attendees are invited to help the village, to the extent that you are able. There are plenty of non-glamorous and oh, so important aspects of everyday life that need tending: meal host/server, circle tender (move chairs around, bring water) or be a tea and snacks faerie!
* Families are welcome! * Let us know if you would like to run a children’s activity at anytime this weekend * email@example.com include subject line, Kids Activities. Thank you!
*~**~**~* SCHEDULE *~**~**~*
~ Thursday ~ February 2nd ~ 2-4pm as an added offering people may arrive Thursday; to set up camp, participate in a Potluck dinner, and sing around a fire. Bring a prepared dish to share or healthy portions of ingredients for a salad! Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Friday & Saturday ~ (((Breakfast))) Opening Ceremony/Morning Announcements circle, Morning Circle, Lunch, Community Time, Afternoon Circle, Dinner, Evening Fire Circle.
~ Sunday ~ Full Moon ~ Closing Day ~ How to Pack this up to Carry with Me Day ~ Breakfast, First Circle, Morning Circle, Lunch, Village Barter Fair @ Lunchtime, Closing Ceremony is Sunday afternoon. If you wish you may stay for dinner, and one final fire circle! Monday morning breakfast is not provided.
~ Monday ~ Depart Monday morning Pack in Pack out. Breakfast will be served for those prearranged helping clean up. Make an inquiry here if you are interested.
Cantando la Vida
February 3-5, 2023
*~**~**~* FOOD *~**~**~*
While the songs nourish our souls, we will nourish our bodies with wholesome, vegetarian food lovingly prepared. Three meals a day Friday through Sunday, of yummilicious delectable organic food.
* Thursday evening is potluck style
* The Menu is gluten free & includes: tortillas, rice & beans, lentils, local cheese & milk, salads, oats, vegetables, & Finca Amrta fruits, bananas! Do you have foods to share? Especially welcome are nuts and seeds, dried fruit, granola, superfood treats!
* Please note that the Kitchen is NOT open for public use. For those with strict dietary needs, we encourage you to bring your own food. You are welcome to bring a small camp stove to prepare your own meals.
* If possible, please bring your own bowl, plate, mug, utensils for the duration. We’ll have a dishwashing station.