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Vocal Activation
April 11-14

Vocal Activation Journey

"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories." - Anne Lamott

In December, we will open a portal into discovering, excavating, and tending to the parts of our voice that yearn to be expressed and heard.


Activating the Voice is a personal journey that invites empowering the voice and working through fear around self-expression by tapping into the joy of singing, chanting, and learning new techniques for brave communication.


When you sign up for Activating the Voice, you are signing up for support in being accountable to your creative potential, you're initiating a healing process, and you are committing to moving towards expressing and living your full truth.

Past workshops have left participants deeply moved. 


We have seen friendships and communities form around this work and continue to grow after the course ends. There have been folks who came into the course feeling very creatively stagnant and went on to actualize their own art and offerings. We have even witnessed individuals experience healing on throat-centered and thyroid related health issues.


Activating the Voice is designed for singers, people who have no interest in singing, anyone who doesn't sing but would like to find a safe space to try! anyone who has been told they have a "bad voice" and is scared of singing, and those who would like to be able to say "no" more confidently.

This is also a course for anyone who has trauma related to expressing their truth or anyone who has experienced physical trauma in their throat area, anyone who feels unheard or has difficulty speaking up, those who want to be more in touch with their emotions, anyone interested in learning about the chakras, and anyone who is seeking structure and connection with a supportive community.

If you find yourself nodding along with any of the following questions, you will love this course!

  • Do you sometimes limit your speech for fear of "saying the wrong thing?"

  • Are you wanting to create a healthier relationship with your art and creative process?

  • Do you feel cultural conditioning has kept you from taking up space?

  • Do you have difficulty advocating for yourself?

  • Are you looking to get more in touch with your singing voice (and have fun while doing so)?

  • Do you have difficulty sharing your creative work or speaking in public (performance anxiety)?

  • Have you ever felt alienated, judged, or punished for sharing your truth?

  • Do you desire to experience more range and tonality in your voice?

  • Are you looking to strengthen your ability to hear and honor your intuition?

  • Do you find it challenging to identify and/or ask for your needs to be met?

  • Do you often lose your voice, suffer from thyroid issues, have chronic sore throats, grind your teeth or suffer from sinus infections?

  • Is your identity and self-worth overly dependent on your voice? (This question is especially for those who work in music, entertainment or public-facing jobs)

  • Do you limit expression of your own truth for fear you won't be met with acceptance?

  • Do you often feel unheard or invisible in group dynamics?

The voice is a source of both personal power and creativity. Throughout history, there are countless examples of great orators using their voice to inspire and mobilize movements. We manifest our ideas through speaking them into reality.

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Join us for a transformative experience of healing

The voice is a pathway to instantly accessing the truth of our hearts and a connection to spirit -- consider the experience of having a song move you to tears unexpectedly. There is something mystical about the voice: It is felt and heard but not seen. In our visual culture, by nature of this very fact, the voice is radical, speaking to something deeper within us and potentially bringing us into a non-distracted, inner presence.

Privately, the voice is a precious gift we all have for self-soothing. Many tears have been calmed through the lullaby of singing or the experience of writing a song or just listening to music that made you feel understood and less alone in the world. Whatever your inspiration is for getting to know your voice more intimately, it is a worthwhile and soul-fulfilling journey.


This course integrates a variety of different healing modalities: vocal exercises, dream interpretation, non-violent communication, ancestral work, creative writing, breathwork, yoga, chanting, singing, medicine songs, and affirmations. One of the joys of this experience is connecting to and being supported by an accepting and safe community that is doing this work alongside you.


Unlock your inner potential...

Led by Mark, Shelley, and the team of seasoned facilitators, this retreat seamlessly integrates the wisdom of plant medicine with therapeutic techniques, crafting a secure and sacred environment for you to embark on a journey of healing and self-expansion. Through thoughtfully curated experiences, participants are encouraged to explore the depths of their consciousness, unveiling hidden insights and shedding emotional burdens.

The retreat's intimate setting cultivates a profound sense of camaraderie and authenticity, empowering you to strengthen your connection with your inner self and fellow participants. From heart-opening ceremonies to guided meditations and mindfulness practices, each activity is meticulously designed to foster empathy, self-awareness, and improved interpersonal communication. This retreat offers a unique opportunity for a small group of like-minded people to come together, embark on a transformative path, build deeper connections, and nurture individual growth. Rooted in the celebration of personal empowerment, this immersive experience invites you to create a space where you can embrace your authentic self, honor your spirit and unlock your boundless potential.

What to Expect

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Rediscover your authentic self, forge connections with fellow like-minded men, and rejuvenate your spirit.

Embark on a transformative journey towards a renewed sense of purpose and well-being through immersive self-care, nature immersion, sacred rituals, wholesome nourishment, and a range of healing practices during this 4-day, 3-night retreat set against the stunning backdrop of southern Utah.



Day 1 / Thursday

  • Arrive and settle in to retreat space

  • Dinner and stories circle

    • Introductions

    • Heart conversations & check-in

    • Fire ceremony

    • Journaling

Day 2 / Friday
  • Chi Gong

  • Breathwork

  • Cold Plunge

  • Nourishing breakfast

  • Opening session of Vocal Activation

  • Prepare for ceremony

  • Journaling

  • Quiet time

  • Ceremony

  • Light & nourishing dinner

  • Integration

Day 3 / Saturday
  • Yoga

  • Nourishing breakfast

  • Breathwork & mindful movement

  • Integration circle

  • Vocal Activation Workshop Session

  • Prepare for nature immersion

  • Depart for nature immersion & lunch

  • Grounding activity

  • Dinner

  • Cacao ceremony

  • Drumming & singing

Day 4 / Sunday
  • Nourishing breakfast

  • Integration

    • Implementing change

    • Action items

    • Insights

    • Creating your own blueprint in your own schedule

    • Affirmations

  • Farewell & depart from retreat

Featured Artist

Sonia Kreitzer, also known as, Doe Paoro

Sonia Kreitzer is a singer, songwriter, and sound healer who performs under the name Doe Paoro. She has released four full-length records, and her songs have amassed over 25 million streams worldwide and been featured on TV, film and radio. She also records guided meditations and has been featured as a meditator on both Apple Music and InsightTimer.


Sonia grew up in Syracuse, New York and much of what she understands about the power of music comes from indigenous lineages: she has studied Tibetan opera singing over many years in India and also studied with the Shipibo-Conibo community in Peru. She comes from a family of healers and artists and is engaged in exploring the intersection of music, healing, and consciousness. She is a certified yoga instructor. When not on tour, she facilitates soundbaths, singing retreats, and music for ceremonial spaces worldwide. She is the creator of Activating the Voice, an online course and workshop series that is dedicated to empowering voices and tending to individual and ancestral trauma through singing.


Meet Your Hosts

Contact Us

To secure your spot at our beautiful men's retreat, put your deposit down today!

Total Enrollment $1,875

*This will secure your spot for a private luxury glamping tent, all meals, snacks, activities and ceremony.

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