MINDFUL MUSIC RETREAT * Southern France
by Alina Pogostkina with Susanne Feld and Leonie von Arnim
It is my vision to create a place of support for young musicians, on the physical, mental and emotional level. On my path I have learned many different tools and ways to become more authentic, more relaxed
in my body on stage, more at peace with who I am as a musician and as a human being, and I feel the calling to support others on this journey.
Therefor I have created the MINDFUL MUSIC RETREAT.
In this unique Retreat I will be offering masterclasses, in which we are going to explore music with a fresh approach. Coming from the Russian violin tradition, I will give impulses on how to develop a healthy technique, but my focus will be creativity, joy and authenticity in music making.
To expand and deepen the learning and experience I will for the first time be collaborating with Susanne Feld and Leonie von Arnim. With this newly developed holistic approach of music making, we will support you in some of the common problematics such as stage fright, pressure and self doubt, physical limitations or blocks. As experienced facilitators for retreats and working with individuals, Susanne Feld & Leonie von Arnim will be creating the frame, in which you can look at, work with and start to release the tensions around those topics and problematics.
These combined elements will give you the capacity to connect even more deeply with your very individual way of being a musician.
The tools will be: Alexander Technique, Life Coaching, Meditation, Embodimet Practices in one on one sessions and group sessions. We will also have the space and time to share and exchange our experiences.
Amongst musicians it is not very common to talk about problems. Very different from sports, where people get emotional and physical support on a regular basis. In this retreat we are going to start to establish this kind of support for musicians as well, since we are doing a highly demanding job on many different levels.
Being on this journey means a lot to me and I am hoping that we can be of service to many artists, who are curious to open their minds and hearts.
with Susanne Feld & Leonie von Arnim
Our summer retreat will take place in the beautiful center Chez Zen in southern France: