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Music, Mountains & Meditation

Being in the mountains, meditating and creating music - what a great place to be! Whether you're an experienced musician or still learning the basics, this program is about 'entrainment' rather than entertainment. It's about developing connections within yourself, and others and of course our surrounding nature. After a meditation session, music seems to flow easier.  It's about sharing your process with others, and if you want, sharing your music. Go off and play, create,  walk and meditate, then come back and collaborate or share, all in an off-the-grid environment.

What to Expect

  • Informal support of the creative process,

  • To rejuvenate through Music, Meditation and Mountains.

  • Mornings of mediation, organic breakast,

  • Breaking off to play and meditate by yourself

  • Sharing music that is important to you in a song circle, in a supportive environment

  • Explore collaborating with others

  • Down-time from the digital world in an off-the-grid environment that fosters saneness and quietude.

  • We'll create the experience together through Randall's facilitation

  • Opportunity to record in the music room, (Grand Piano available)

  • Expect to help or be helped with music technique, opening up to the creative process in writing, or playing your own version of other's songs.

Dates: 1-3 November 2019

Cost: $295

Limited to 6 Participants

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The Details:


  • Shared accommodation in our cabins or tipis, including bedding

  • Organic meals included

  • Use of Grand Piano, shakers/drums recording software, mics and peripherals

  • Transport available from Wanaka

  • Internet

Not included:

  • Guitars, etc

  • Transport beyond Wanaka

Mountain Spirit - The perfect place to reconnect with yourself, others and the spirit of the place.




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About the Facilitator

Randall Richards  is the facilitator for this program and has been playing piano and guitar professionally for over 35 years, and started learning the piano when he was five. After taking a break from traditional piano lessons at 10, He started playing piano in his own style at age 12, which led to playing professionally when he was 20 years old living and working in Austria.

He has played professionally in the US, and Europe and founded the Leavenworth Community Coffeehouse in Washington State, and the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse, in NH USA which continues to be popular with musicians and audiences. They provide a "listening room" venue for amateurs and professionals.  The Sunapee Coffeehouse is the winner of the New Hampshire Magazine's Best of 2005 Open Mics.

He has been meditating since an early teen, and doing intuitive readings since the late '80's. He is a graduate of Rise Leadership's Awakening, and Coaching programs. He accepted an invitation from a Native American Elder to be a member of the Native American Church in the "capacity of shaman, healer and minister"  He's a fond of Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now and uses it as his spiritual practice.



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