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THROGA Retreat 360: Mind-Body-Voice
May 5 - May 11
Submerse yourself in a world of singing and discovery with an unforgettable experience at the Retreat Palace, located just south of Orlando, FL. Why “360”? Because this 6-night retreat, from Sunday to Saturday, is designed to help you fully connect to your vocal instrument through increased awareness (mind), physical coordination (body) and self-expression (voice) by utilizing a scientific-based technique, known as Throga and the 7 Dimensions of Singing. Retreat classes and activities, led by Certified Throga Instructors and industry professionals, take place in spacious living rooms, a home-theater, a large classroom and an outdoor patio with a private pool and hot tub. Plus, you have the option to bring a Guest to share your experience and enjoy the Retreat Palace for a tropical getaway. Regardless of your skill level (student or teacher), genre of singing (pop, country, rock, opera, Broadway, r&b, etc) or previous experience (absolute beginner or seasoned pro), come together to explore and challenge your skills in this fun and positive environment! This retreat is for adults, 21 and over, only.
Classes and Activities
Singers can participate in as few, or as many, classes and activities as they like. Guests (optional) are invited to observe all retreat events, and even participate in the ones marked with a blue asterisk(*). Class titles and descriptions are subject to change.
- Throga Technique (7 Dimensions of Singing) *
- Performance Anxieties (overcome stage fright)
- Vocal Health (maintenance, recovery and nutrition) *
- Artist Development (how to stand out as a singer)
- Singing In The Studio (vocal production)
- Performance Technique (singing on stage)
- Evolution of Singing (exploring human history) *
- Vocal Gym (create a routine that’s right for you)
- Group Warm-ups (daily)
- Vocal Meditation (daily) *
- Physical Conditioning (daily) *
- Record an Acoustic Solo (Piano or Guitar)
- Performance Coaching for Solo
- Co-write an Original Song
- Learn and Perform a Group Song
- Movement and Dance Class (daily) *
- Full Day at Disney’s Epcot Center *
Food & Beverages
All lunches and dinners will be catered and are INCLUDED in your Retreat Registration! Snacks and beverages, including wine and beer, will also be available throughout the retreat. Breakfast is self-serve for those who reserve a room a the Retreat Palace. As a general rule, we try to stick with healthy and organic choices whenever possible within our budget. We will survey in advance to learn of any specific allergies, diet restrictions and preferred items before we order any foods. Some dietary needs and restrictions may result in special purchases at additional charges. Please contact us BEFORE registering if you have any questions or concerns.
Although there are several classes and activities to chose from, there will still be plenty of downtime to relax and enjoy your “retreat”! There is a private pool (with mini-water slide) and hot tub in the backyard, a pool table and table hockey upstairs, an in-door basketball half-court on the first floor, and an incredible home-theater, complete with luxurious leather seats and surround sound. If you prefer a quiet space, you can read or mediate on the balcony overlooking the golf course or retreat to your private room to watch tv with a glass of wine.
At the end of the week, after all of the retreat classes, solo recordings and showcase performances have been completed, we head out to Disney’s Epcot Center to enjoy a full day of fun (rain or shine)! Everyone will be free to do what they like at the park and meet up once as a large group for a mid-day meal (included in your registration), plus a small wine-walk for those who would like to participate. Disney passes (if you don’t have a season pass) and transportation to and from the park are also included in your registration fee.
Accommodations are NOT included in the Retreat Registration price (next page). In order to provide flexible pricing and the opportunity for more participants (there are only 11 bedrooms available), Singers are not required to stay at the Retreat Palace. If you choose to book a room, you will have 24 access to the grounds, breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a private TV and en suite bathroom w/ shower, and the convenience of not having to travel back and forth from another location (we welcome PJs and bare-feet either way!). For an additional fee, you can also bring a Guest to enjoy a week at the Retreat Palace and private pool with the same access to airport transportation (if needed), food and beverages, and a day at Disney’s Epcot Center.
The Retreat Mentors for the Throga Retreat 360: Mind Body Voice have unique backgrounds and various areas of expertise. They are currently Richard Fink IV (Retreat Director and Vocal Producer), Alysia Fink (Assistant Director and Instructor), Johnny Cummings (Accompanist and Song Writing Instructor), Ami Gent (Performance Coach and Dance Instructor), Sam Polizzi (Audio Engineer and Producer), Troy Gent (Health and Wellness Coach) and Anita G Houser (Vocal Coach and Accompanist).