The Breathing Bow – Residential Course
Is your practice inefficient? Are you not performing to your highest level? Are you bored in the practice room or do you dread concerts? Are you burned out? Nervous? In pain? Would you love to play effortlessly and with an open heart?
The Breathing Bow is a set of simple techniques that, combined with a mindful approach, can be transformative to all string players wanting to learn how to practice more economically and perform with more ease, presence and joy. Led by Ruth Phillips and the cellist and yoga teacher, Jane Fenton of Release and Breathe, Breathing Bow course is open to amateurs, students, teachers and professionals. No previous knowledge of yoga or meditation is required. Each course has a maximum of 12 participants.
The price includes four nights’ luxury board and lodging, three full days’ coaching with Jane Fenton and Ruth Phillips and pick up and drop off from Avignon TGV station. Accommodation is at Domaine de la Grange Neuve, Blauvac. A splendidly renovated Provencal farmhouse, La Grange Neuve is set in 180 acres of vineyard, meadow and garrigue to the south of Mont Ventoux. It has original terra cotta floors and a Steinway piano. Accommodation is in shared en-suite rooms and we work in a state-of-the-art yoga room overlooking the lush Provençal countryside. Delicious healthy Mediterranean food is prepared by Tara Lee Byrne and dinner is accompanied by local bio dynamic wines.