Sacred Music and Sound Retreat

February 22 - February 24


with River Guerguerian, Jeff Firewalker & Caroline Padgett

With every moment there is a song, a pulse and a rhythm. Since time immemorial native healing traditions have employed song, drumming and toning to affect transformation. During this weekend immersion you will find new inspiration and skills in using sound as a healing tool. With over 75 years of combined experience, Caroline, River and Jeff will guide participants through the key components of making sacred sound.

Friday 2/22, 930AM-10PM (830-9AM arrival)

        Andean healing – learning the medicine in song, frequency and rhythm

Saturday 2/23, all day (9AM arrival)

        Introduction: the instrument as an extension of self

Finding the song: deep listening, connecting to nature & spirit

Sunday 2/24, all day (9AM arrival)

        Working with others



  • Tonal musical Instrument(s), drums and rattles

  • Seating – back support recommended for those staying the whole weekend

  • Sacred object to place on collective altar (optional)

  • Layered clothing, warm socks

  • Camp chair for camp fire (optional)

  • Water bottle, thermal mug (teas provided)

  • Packed lunch for those attending Saturday’s event

  • Notebook, writing implement(s)

  • Sacred offerings like tobacco and cornmeal for the land (optional)


Laughing Heart Lodge – Hot Springs NC

0 slots  –  Retreat + 2 breakfasts + shared room:  $420 (FULL)

0 slots  –  Retreat + 2 breakfasts + private room:  $460 (FULL)

5 slots  –  Commuter price:  $380 (ONLY 5 LEFT)