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This weekend is the ideal way to explore the power of sound and mantra in beautiful Snowdonia. This retreat will help you to find your natural voice, whether you think you’re a singer or not!
Snowdonia has received a certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor for the accommodation. Snowdonia Mountain Lodge has 21 bedrooms, with a selection of double, twin bedded, and family rooms. With its spectacular panoramic views, situated in the beautiful Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia National Park, it’s the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
There will be wonderful sound and mantra sessions, together with flowing Dru Yoga. You will have time for walks in the beautiful Snowdon Valley with, possibly, some outdoor sessions, Welsh weather depending.
Your voice reflects your unique personality. On this experiential weekend, you will develop a personal practice to help you find your full vocal power. You will learn how to improve your listening skills, essential breathing exercises and discover the principles of resonance and sacred sound.
If you haven't been to the teaching center before, then you're in for a real treat! Bring warm clothing and layers too. Comfortable clothes to use for the sessions, including outdoor wear too.
Jane is one of Dru's senior Dru Yoga and Meditation teacher trainers, based at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge in North Wales. She has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 20 years and has a background in psychology which she applies to her meditation teaching and youth work. Jane teaches innovative sound workshops and has worked one-to-one with people the world over who have been told they can’t sing. Out of her love for singing and mantra work she has created her own ambient relaxation CDs. Building on her passion for the communication she has also written articles on yoga and meditation.
Petra is a senior Dru Yoga teacher trainer at the Dru Yoga centre in North Wales and co-created the Dru Sound Certificate course. Petra leads workshops in Dru Yoga and Dru Sound across the UK, Europe and Asia.
Zip World is home to 11 unique adventures set in 3 stunning location within North Wales; Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda (5-10 mins drive) is home to Velocity, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Zip World Velocity is the nearest thing to flying, taking you 500 meters above the quarry lake, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog includes the first 4-person zip lining in Europe to the unique, all-weather underground adventures.
You can visit Carnarfon Castle, a medieval fortress (13 miles away) in the historic town of Caernarfon. This grand castle is one of the most famous of Wales's castles, and was the venue for Price Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales. Its commanding presence and sheer scale set it apart from the rest.
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England, and is more than well worth a visit for its breathtaking views. You can choose from six different walking paths to conquer this 1085 meters giant; The Llanberis Path, Rhyd-Ddu Path, PYG Track, Miners’ Track, Watkin Path, or the Snowdon Ranger Path.
You can also let the mountain railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. The park's historic Snowdon Mountain railway climbs to the summit of Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland. The beginning of most of the tracks up Snowdon is a 20-minute drive from Snowdonia Mountain Lodge.
Ancient Isle of Anglesey is only 10 miles away (or a 16-minute drive) from the lodge. Numerous prehistoric stone markers and monuments are present on Anglesey which historically has been associated with the druids. Anglesey has stunning landscapes and unspoiled coastlines. Explore unusual landscapes that are home to an extraordinary amount of plants and wildlife.
You can wander through picturesque villages and explore miles of scenic walks or cycle paths on the coastal path. The beaches of Rhosneigr are great for surfing, fishing and diving. The island has a rich culture and heritage. The Isle is known as the second most Welsh-speaking local authority area in Wales.
Snowdonia offers some of the best climbing spot in the UK. For those who prefer bouldering, there’s a variety of choice too. The popular climbing spots include Plasy Brenin, Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Milestone Direct Route, and Great Gully. The mountains climb above the beautiful Welsh landscape tempt walkers with the promise of breathtaking views and natural beauty. Trails on the mountains are well-marked and well-maintained.
They offer some of the best walking trails in the UK. You can climb past mining huts, lost caverns, and beautiful clear lakes on the way to the top of Snowdon, Conwy Mountain, and Tryffan. Even on misty days, the mountains display a mystical quality that sings with the legends of Welsh dragons. Wild horses call the mountains home and they are a wonderful sight to behold as you make your way across the stunning natural landscape.
Penrhyn Castle (6 miles away or a 12-minute drive) is a country house in Llandegai, Bangor, in the form of a Norman castle. It was originally a medieval manor house with the fortification around the area. There is a lot to see in its extensive gardens regardless of the season including the snowdrops, bluebells, and daffodils. The formal gardens include a Fuchsia Arch and the 60 acres of grounds which also have woodland walks. The interior of the castle includes a one-tonne slate bed built for Queen Victoria and there is a dolls house museum and model railway museum. The castle is ideal for a family visit.
Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed offers an idyllic woodland setting for all your adventurous wishes. Zip Safari is a journey through the canopy of the trees on 23 zip lines and 6 other ropes course elements 60 feet up into the trees. The Fforest Coaster is based on the traditional toboggan but runs on rails, which offers an all-year and all-weather experience. You will fly through the forest at exhilarating speeds!
Surf Snowdonia Adventure Park is the world-first inland surf lagoon and the UK’s most compelling outdoor adventure holiday destination for you, your friends and the whole family to enjoy. There is lots to explore but its main feature is an awesome 300 meter surf lagoon.
From Ayurvedic Abhyanga full body massage to foot reflexology, you will feel the true benefits of the whole Dru experience (optional).
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