Singing Creation: Exploring your Full Voice through Song, Art-play, and Care for the Earth

Singing Creation: Exploring your Full Voice through Song, Art-play, and Care for the Earth

Dianne Baker and Barbara McAfee

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Cost: Sliding Scale $585, $460, $350

What would it be like to open your voice from the soles of your feet and the seat of your soul?
What gifts does your voice hold for you and for the world?
Your voice is the path for your truth to enter the world. 

Join us to discover new ways to speak, sing, and embody your soul’s unique message.

Barbara and Dianne will lead participants in a journey of vocal play, silence, oral tradition community singing, movement and reflection to explore the wild and wide nature of our voices, and the things that impede us from using our full voice in the world.

Structured by Barbara’s Five Elements Framework, participants will engage with one another, with art supplies, and with the earth to celebrate the gifts and responsibilities of claiming our Full Voice.  We will play, and walk the beautiful grounds of Kirkridge, engaging in earth care practices, while we are “Singing Creation”.

While there will be many invitations to sing, no prior singing experience is necessary to enjoy this retreat.  Join us for this feast of sound, song, trust and play.

Please consider staying at Kirkridge on Monday, Memorial Day for a full concert in the afternoon by BarbaraMcAfee.  This event is a fundraiser for Kirkridge and will include a picnic dinner, catered by Kirkridge. 


Barbara McAfee is a master voice coach, singer/ songwriter, community song leader and author of Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence. She lives on the St Croix River in northwest Wisconsin.

Dianne Baker is a counselor, singer, gardener, and crafter.  She is also a Full Voice Coach trained by Barbara. Dianne lives on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada, the unceded territories/ swiya of the shíshálh people.