Come Away: Learn, Sing & Play in Mexico!
The 2020 TVF Winter Workshop & Retreat
Featuring the TVF Foundations Live Certification Program, Level I
What: A 5-day residential workshop & retreat focused on learning, singing and playing using TVF Foundational principles (based on the Alexander Technique). This event will offer the live component of TVF Foundations Certification Program, Level I.
When: February 13th – 17th, 2020 (arrive afternoon on February 13th; depart noon on February 17th)
Where: Pura Vida Eco Retreat Center in Yelapa, Mexico
Who: Voice professionals, singing teachers, vocal coaches, and singers of any age, ability or genre
Why: To get more out of your singing, teaching and life!
Faculty: Peter Jacobson, Eleni Vosniadou, Michael Hanko, Molly Kittle & Darci Balkcom (TVF Faculty – pictured above)
21 4 Spots Available.
COME AWAY and explore fresh new possibilities for your singing and teaching.
- The Event Venue
- Who It’s For
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- The TVF Community
- The Daily Schedule
- The Faculty
- What Past TVF Retreat Participants Say
- Travel Information
- Optional Activities
- Event Fees
Dear Fellow Musician,
My name is Peter Jacobson and I’m Founder & Executive Director of Total Vocal Freedom.
I’m SO excited to invite you to join us for our 2nd Annual Winter Workshop & Retreat which will take place in Yelapa, Mexico this year!
The curriculum for this event will be the TVF Foundations Certification Program, Level I. This program is designed to give singers & voice professionals in-depth training in integrating TVF principles (based in part on the Alexander Technique) into their singing and teaching practices. You will do deep, experiential and meaningful work – professionally and artistically. In addition to this live workshop, there is also an online portion offered separately. There are details about what this training entails below.
Attending this event will also give you an opportunity to get away from stresses and rigors of daily life, a time to reset your system and orient it towards peace and ease while having a whole lot of fun with some really great people.
You’ll get the best of both worlds – professional/artistic development AND personal rejuvenation – all in a beautiful, warm and natural setting!
COME AWAY and learn practical tools and ideas to access your fullest potential as a singer, artist and teacher.
The retreat will take place at Pura Vida Eco Retreat Center, a peaceful oceanfront resort in Yelapa, Mexico, a tiny bay within the larger Puerto Vallarta Bay on the Pacific Ocean.
Yelapa is quiet, secluded and off the beaten tourist path as it is only accessible by boat or water taxi.
All meals are included in your event fees. Pura Vida Retreat Center has a wonderful kitchen staff that will be happy to work with your food allergies or needs. Please let us know in advance (after you register) if you have special dietary needs.
All rooms at Pura Vida have private bathrooms with on-demand hot water heaters. Most rooms have ocean views.
The rooms were built in modern Palapa style. They are walled from 3 sides and open in the front, offering amazing jungle and ocean views, security and privacy, and fresh unpolluted air.
Rooms are not air-conditioned. Average temperature range during February in this region is between 62°F and 81°F.
There is one air-conditioned room for an additional fee. Please contact us after you register to reserve this room.
You will choose your housing preference on the registration page.
If you choose a double or quad room we will assign you a roommate unless you specify who you’d like to room with.
If you have a partner, spouse or family member that you would like to bring, you can add them to your single room for an additional fee, which will include their lodging & meals.
If you want to extend your stay on either end of this event please send us a message to inquire about prices and availability.
This event is designed for singing teachers, vocal coaches, actors who sing, voice professionals and singers of any age, ability or genre who have a deep commitment to their ongoing education, development and growth.
While our past workshops & retreats have been attended by many educators, singing teachers and voice professionals, we’ve also had singers ranging from amateur to professional that have joined us and have benefited greatly.
In TVF, we welcome and value you wherever you are in your singing and teaching journey.
We believe that every singer and teacher is unique and has a valuable contribution to make to the world.
We try to avoid hierarchies and “food chains” in TVF. No one is placed above or below anyone else, which can be very refreshing…even liberating!
Our attitude is this: we are a group of human beings who love music with WAY more in common than not, gathered together to learn, sing and play.
If you’re not sure this event would be a good fit for you, send us a message and we’ll help you find out.
COME AWAY and be part of a vibrant community of like-minded and kind-hearted musicians.
During this 5-day event you will participate in the live component of the TVF Foundations Certification Program, Level I:
The title of Level I is: The Integrated Singer: Exploring the Core TVF Principles.
In this live training, you will build a solid foundation to create deep and long-lasting positive changes not only in your singing and performing but your whole life.
The overarching goal of Level I is to teach you the magic of how your overall mind-body-voice system is made so that you can get the most out of your singing and/or teaching.
You will learn:
- Universal principles of human design based in part on the world-famous Alexander Technique.
- A proven and holistic approach, grounded in science and anatomy
- How your system is designed to function optimally
- How to “update” ideas, thoughts and beliefs that interfere with optimal functioning
- How to use TVF Foundational principles to consistently experience a free body and your best voice
- Essential information about your body that you probably didn’t learn in your musical training
In this event, like all TVF programs, you will be learning Integrative Alexander Technique, meaning that you will mainly learn in the activity of singing. This is a key distinction for those that have only had traditional chair-and-table Alexander lessons.
All materials in Level I will be learned experientially in movement and activity.
Here is a basic outline of the Level I curriculum:
Session I: An Introduction to TVF Core Principles, Part 1
- The TVF Formula for Success – Learn our simple 3-part formula involving desire, coordination and skill to help you get better results in your singing and teaching.
- Evolution of a Technique – F.M. Alexander was a man ahead of his time. Discover what led him to make his discoveries about optimal human functioning and how it affects you as a voice user.
- Body-Mapping Topic – “Head-Spine Relationship: Alexander’s Great Discovery”
Session II: An Introduction to TVF Core Principles, Part 2
- Recognizing Wholeness – We are whole beings. Every part of us is connected to everything else. Recognizing this fact will have tremendous positive implications for your singing and teaching.
- Quality of Movement = Quality of Sound – Singing is movement and the quality of our movement determines the quality of our sound. Learn how to move and sing more gracefully by increasing awareness and enlivening your kinesthetic sense.
- Body-Mapping Topic – “The Pelvis: Is it Part of Legs, Torso, or Both?”
Session III: Being & Singing In Balance
- Posture & Alignment – Two necessary ingredients for healthy beautiful singing are a comfortable, natural singing posture and a well-aligned body. Learn the posture/alignment ideas that help and the ones that hurt.
- Body Balance – Because of our upright bipedal nature, balance is a primary concern for human beings. Learn the 6 main points of balance to help you create a sense of security and confidence in your body making it much easier to move and sing with freedom.
- Body-Mapping Topic – “Lower Limbs: Happy Feet, Happy Legs, Happy Voice”
Session IV: Constructive Thinking & Inspired Breathing
- Constructive Thinking – What you think is what you get. Learn how YES plans can improve the quality of your thinking to get better results.
- Natural Breathing – Learn a simple understanding of breathing, one that focuses on anatomical truths and the primary role of our thinking and overall body coordination in determining the quality of breathing.
- Body-Mapping Topic: “Ribs & Respiration: It’s Simpler Than We Think”
Session V: The Many Forms of Freedom
- Freedom of Choice – When we believe we aren’t free we get tight in ourselves. Learn how to give yourself freedom of choice in any moment to create more freedom and ease.
- Innate Freedom – Human beings have infinite potential for freedom. Learn some of the “keys” that will help unlock your own innate freedom.
- Body-Mapping Topic: “Arms & Hands: Singing with Wings”
Session VI: Celebrating Success & Next Steps
- Celebrations – Knowing how to acknowledge and celebrate your successes, both big and small, is an essential aspect of learning. In the final session, we’ll celebrate you, our community and all the learning that will have taken place over the past 5 days!
- Going Home – Learn practical ways to continue to integrate the material you’ve learned into your singing and teaching practice as well as your whole life!
- Body–Mapping Topic: “Putting the Pieces Together: Returning to the Whole Self”
To receive a Level I certification you must complete the following 3 requirements:
1. Attend a Live Training
Participate in a minimum of 15 hours of live training at a TVF live Foundations training event. This event will offer nearly 20 hours of instruction.
2. Participate in the Online Foundations Course
The online Foundations course is a companion to your live training. It consists of 15 x 1-hour classes that will take place every weekday live from 10:00am – 11:00am US Central between January 13 – 31, 2020. Though we love it when people can attend live, we understand that’s not always possible which is why you are able to watch any or all of the classes on replay.
This online Foundations course is included in your fees for this event (a $295 value).
3. Complete Your Reflections & Assessments
- 2 x short reflection essays about your experience in the live training and online course
- A short written assessment on key concepts and terms from the TVF Foundations guidebook
- 1 x 30-minute verbal assessment/conversation with TVF Executive Director, Peter Jacobson
Throughout the event there will be many opportunities to sing:
- Vocal Explorations – work with a TVF teacher in a group setting while learning the TVF Foundations curriculum.
- Vocal Improvisation – safely and gently explore different activities and games related to vocal improvisation that will help you awaken your inner creative musical self.
- CircleSinging – learn a form of group vocal improvisation developed by Bobby McFerrin designed to deepen human connection and develop greater musical fluency.
- Sing-Alongs – sing favorite songs with your retreat colleagues.
This event will be a keyboard-free experience. The idea is to give us the opportunity to experience the connection to our voices without any outside factors. The advantages to this approach include:
- You’ll be able to examine your technique in pure isolation without concern for coordinating with an accompaniment
- You’ll observe your singing process newly, unobscured by the keyboard part we sometimes “hide” behind
- Your confidence will soar as you discover your self-reliance as an unaccompanied soloist
During the event, through a cappella solos and ensembles, we’ll focus solely on the beauty and power of the human voice. We’ll rediscover how we relate—mind, body, and spirit—to the glorious resonance of our voices.
Play both deepens and lightens learning and is essential part of TVF work.
That’s why play – structured and unstructured – will permeate this entire event.
Structured play will occur during the classes as its one of the main ways you’ll learn the Foundations curriculum. We use playful games and fun activities to create a delightful atmosphere of laughter and joy.
Unstructured play and down time is essential to “digest” what you’re learning. Instead of jamming the schedule full of activities, we will strive for a 1:1 work-to-play ratio in terms of the schedule (you’ll find the daily schedule listed below).
Your unstructured play time is entirely up to you: swim in the ocean, go for a walk in the jungle, relax on the beach with a book or anything else that you fancy!
TVF is known for the quality of its learning community.
Students frequently report that the kindness and support they feel in TVF is like nothing they’ve experienced before.
During this event, you too will experience that kindness and support.
Along with that comes connection – you will forge meaningful new relationships with other passionate singers like you.
And you will be inspired and learn from each other.
We believe that when musicians feel supported, respected and appreciated by a larger community they become much more effective musical communicators.
A core part of our mission is to make kindness and respect the foundational values in the learning process.
We believe negative emotions like fear, shame, embarrassment, guilt have ZERO place in music education.
In TVF, we teach the way we’d like to be taught – on a safe “vocal playground” that is encouraging, empowering and uplifting!
Schedule subject to change.
- 7:00 – 8:00 Optional Morning Movement (Yoga on the Beach, Dancing, Ocean Swimming, Guided Walk, etc.)
- 8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 – 12:00 Morning TVF Foundations Session
- 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
- 1:00 – 3:00 Free Time
- 3:00 – 6:00 Afternoon TVF Foundations Session
- 6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
- 7:00 – 9:00 Optional Evening Activity or Free Time
- 9:00 – 10:00 Social/Free Time
NOTE: Day 1 (Thursday) & Day 5 (Monday) will follow a different schedule.
Peter Jacobson is the Founder and Executive Director of Total Vocal Freedom. He is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, conductor, music educator and an AmSAT-certified (American Society of the Alexander Technique) teacher of the Alexander Technique. He discovered the Alexander Technique over 13 years ago after suffering from back pain and tendinitis while pursuing his music studies.
In addition to his private teaching, Jacobson has taught workshops and group classes to musicians at Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, MD), Towson University (Towson, MD), Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA) and the Orchestra Institute of Napa Valley (Yountville, CA). Concurrent with his Alexander Technique teacher training, Jacobson has earned advanced degrees in Conducting from University of Illinois and Peabody Conservatory. He is also a Certified Transformative Coach (Michael’s Neill Supercoach Academy Europe – Class of 2019).
Eleni Vosniadou is a percussionist and teacher of the Alexander Technique. Trained in classical percussion, she began to take an interest in body awareness in order to treat chronic tendinitis, a persistent obstacle in the way of her professional career. In 2006, she began to study the Alexander Technique Internationale in Sommerakademie Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria), and spent the next few years deepening her knowledge in Germany, Switzerland and England. She completed a postgraduate three – year course at the London Center for Alexander Technique and Training, followed by a complementary course in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology in London, UK. In 2012, she began teaching the Alexander Technique at the Royal College of Music and Arts Educational London Schools in London.
Currently, she lives in Brazil where she has developed the Body Consciousness For Musicians course, specific to instrumentalists and singers who face pain or who want to improve their relationship with the instrument or with their voices. In Brazil, she is frequently invited to offer a series of training courses for the faculty of EMESP – São Paulo State School, and the Guri Santa Marcelina project, a project of the state government of São Paulo. In 2014 she presented the impact of the application of the Alexander Technique in music education at the 31st World Music Education Congress of ISME (International Society of Music Education) in Porto Alegre. Body Consciousness Lectures and Workshops For Musicians in various spaces and music institutions, including FASM – Faculdade Santa Marcelina, UNESP – Paulista State University, FAMOSP – Faculdade Mozarteum de São Paulo, Baccarelli Institute, SESC Research and Training Center, among others. In 2016 Eleni was invited to join the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum faculty in Salzburg, Austria.
Michael Hanko founded his NYC-based training program, FreeBody FreeVoice, to integrate his expertise in three fields: voice training, Alexander Technique, and gentle-touch bodywork. A graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Music, he received his certification as an Alexander teacher from the American Center for the Alexander Technique. Michael studied vocal technique and vocal pedagogy for over a decade under the renowned master Cornelius Reid. He has trained in multiple bodywork modalities at the Upledger and Barral Institutes. Michael writes and performs his own musical theater works and appears as a classical baritone soloist in oratorios and concerts.
Michael teaches classes and private lessons, both in his studio and online to students throughout the world. Along with his TVF contributions, he has taught group classes in such venues as the Juilliard School and the William Esper Studio. His classes have focused on many topics, including Overcoming Stage Fright, Vocal Technique Mastery, Alexander Technique for Performers, and The Joy of Walking.
As a teacher, musician, and artist, Molly Kittle’s mission is to empower her students and clients with tools to find ease, depth, and freedom in any activity. Not only is she passionate about conveying the power of natural movement and mechanics, she intends to help people access their own unique innateness and grace, so that they may lead richer, more meaningful lives. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies where she majored in Vocal Performance, Molly encountered the Alexander work. Inspired by the vocal and expressive freedom she found as a result of studying the technique, she discovered her passion for working with musicians and serving others through this innovative method.
Molly holds a Bachelor of Music degree in classical vocal performance from University of Denver and has graduate education in voice performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University. Molly’s experience and love of performing is quite versatile, spanning the genres of opera, Baroque, contemporary classical, jazz, and world folk styles.
Additional training includes the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Italy, extensive training in the Body-Breath-Sound technique method, and certification through the Contemporary Alexander School, which is part of the Alexander International Alliance. Molly has trained in the Southwest, Pacific Northwest (USA), and Japan, and is honored to be a part of an international community doing such important and empowering work.
Darci Balkcom is a singer, Alexander teacher, and yoga instructor living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Darci is the Vocal Division Coordinator and Alexander Technique teacher at New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe and privately. She leads workshops in Alexander Technique, Vocal Health, and Yoga for Vocalists. She is on the faculty at Montecito Music Festival, Los Angeles, teaching both Alexander Technique and Yoga for singers. As a guest teacher, Darci has taught Alexander technique around the United States at places like University of Texas El Paso, University of New Mexico, Rio Grande NATS Chapter, Santa Fe Opera, and the University of Alaska.
Darci holds a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from the University of New Mexico. In 2010, after experiencing severe tension and vocal fatigue for a couple years, Darci became fascinated by body awareness and the vocal freedom that Alexander Technique made possible for her to rediscover. Darci became a certified Alexander Technique teacher by studying at The Contemporary Alexander School, a 1600 hr program. Additional trainings include becoming a certified yoga teacher with Barkan Method Yoga, currently studying Yoga of the Voice, and Body-Breath-Sound Technique. As a professional performer, Darci has sung as a soloist in oratorio and opera with groups such as Boulder Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, La Musica Lirica in Italy, and Quintessence. Darci’s experience and love of music spans many genres including, musical theatre, chant, gaelic, folk, art song, and opera. Darci is a very passionate educator and performer, constantly inspired to further her knowledge of the body, mind, voice, and music. She is dedicated to applying the principles inspired by the work of F.M. Alexander to her teaching and life.
COME AWAY and learn from highly-trained Alexander teachers and musicians who are passionate about helping YOU!
“The retreat is right up there with the very top experiences of my life.”
“Still on my endorphin high from the retreat. People are still saying to me ‘you are absolutely glowing!’ ‘It makes me SO happy to see and hear you SO happy!’ ‘Are you in love?!’ The retreat is right up there with the very top experiences of my life. I can’t think of a better sixtieth birthday present to give myself, which is how I framed it when I decided to sign up. (My birthday was a week later.) Magnifico!”
–Lynn Lanese, Singer
“Thank you for an incredible learning experience.”
“Where to start? I have not had this much fun learning something new. I feel like I have found long lost family. You three leaders did such a great job guiding us through the week. I loved the concert that we gave to the nursing home. Listening to the soloist and being part of the chorus was wonderful. I think the highlight for me was the New Talent and Fran’s morning sessions. When I share my week experiences, I light up and move my arms with much excitement. Everyone loves the play by play of the week?❤️. Thank you for an incredible learning experience.”
–Linda Ransom, Singer
“Watching others’ transformations was so exhilarating and informative.”
“When I came home, I was a better teacher, taking more time to listen and to not worry about having all the answers right away. My own singing the next Sunday, after two weeks of not singing before, was relaxed, free and unencumbered.”
–Lisa Rogers Lee, Singer & Voice Teacher
“It was absolutely worth every penny and I would recommend it to any and every singer…”
“This retreat gave me a new outlook on how I view my personal relationships with those around me from day to day, but especially with other musicians. I am so happy that my experience at TVF has given me new insight to how I can approach meeting other singers. My sincere hope is that I am able to bring the light and positivity of TVF with me to school and any future singing I do, not only for myself, but for those around me. building people up and really connecting with my colleagues is my number one focus!
Other than that, I just want to say that I do really appreciate you letting me be a part of TVF this summer. It was absolutely worth every penny and I would recommend it to any and every singer, as long as I know they have an open mind and a kind heart! The retreat was so uplifting, it made me feel support in a field where support is seldom found, and I got to learn about the Alexander technique which is something I have always been curious about!”
–Emily Soule, Singer
“I LOVED the retreat.”
“I learned so much about myself, perhaps most significantly that I could give myself permission to do (or not do) some things. That seems basic when I see it in writing, but in the context of self-care, it was a radical realization for me.”
–Margaret Quinnette, Singer
“Meeting members of the TVF community was very rewarding.”
“With all of the awful things happening in the world, meeting people with a genuine and selfless care for others gave me hope. I found the retreat relaxing and freeing. Having permission to play and explore was pure joy.”
–Amanda Chmela, Singer & Voice Teacher
“The retreat was a very positive experience for me. I was so inspired by other teachers and artists.”
“There was a balance of musical concepts and connecting with ourselves as a person. The highlight for me was the explanations and the circle singing. This retreat made me want to find a deeper connection with my inner compass. Also learn more about the human body.”
–Yedda Hay, Singer & Teacher
“I felt like it didn’t matter that I am not a professional singer, but felt like what I thought and felt was valid.”
“I loved the casual masterclass atmosphere, the way everyone was treated with love and respect, and as if we were the only one in the room. The opportunity to explore our creativity was welcome, and way more fun than I thought it would be. Activities that encouraged play are not usually something that I enjoy, but since this was a judgement free zone, I felt more comfortable.”
–Martha Springstead, Choral Director
“Because of the safe and trustworthy space created for freedom of exploration and discovery, I was able to lay aside my former self-judgement and fear of mistakes.”
“When it came time to perform in front of everyone, I was not even thinking about the fact that there was an audience present, and I wasn’t nervous. My intention for every performance was to provide every possible aspect of support to the singer while creating beautiful music and a satisfying, enjoyable performance experience. Because I had not rehearsed with them, I gave full permission (to both myself and the singer) to expect mistakes and imperfections; this resulted in the ability to completely ignore or let go of those things as they occurred, and allow myself to be totally present in the joy of making music. It is truly one of the most rewarding things I’ve experienced in 40 years of music-making.”
–Deb Logan, Accompanist & Choral Director
“My experience of the retreat was an immersion in living and learning in grace and truth…”
“…of finding song and substance/soul within and seeing with new eyes, listening – opening, a blossoming awareness and connectedness to the beauty of our oneness in sound and being. There was joy in the simple things; the tiny shifts in mind and body which led to peaceful ease, the healing touch of a loving hand, a look shared between friends. I found comfort in being included, and noticed others finding it too. It was a safe space in which to begin to bloom and I gave myself permission to breathe free.”
–”Mama Donna” Castaner, Singer & Teacher
Arrival & Departure
You should fly in and out of Puerto Vallarta airport. Flights typically arrive in the afternoon.
- Arrival on Day 1: Plan to arrive at Pura Vida Eco Retreat Center mid to late afternoon on Thursday, February 13th. We will have dinner together followed by an opening Welcome session with games, singing and introductory activities.
- Departure on Day 5: The retreat will end by 11:00 AM on Monday, February 17th.
If you have questions about what flight times you should book please send us a message.
Other Travel Information
To get to Pura Vida, you need to take a taxi to the Los Muertos Pier (25-30 minutes) and then take a water taxi (about 40 minutes). The last water taxi from Puerto Vallarta is at 5pm. We will meet you at the pier to help you get luggage to the retreat. Allow 30-60 minutes for retrieving luggage and customs.
The current schedule for the water taxi:
- Puerto Vallarta to Yelapa: 11:00am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm
- Yelapa to Puerto Vallarta: 7:45am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 3:45pm
Tickets can be purchased directly on the boat or at the office by the pier. Ask the water taxi operator to get off at Playa Isabel. Round trip is around 280 pesos (roughly $15USD).
You will need a valid passport to travel to Mexico if you’re not a Mexican citizen.
- Boat Trip to Majahuitas Beach – snorkeling, walk and rest on a pristine beach or hike to the waterfall. Approximately a 2-3 hour trip for $30 per person with snorkeling gear included.
- Marietas Islands – snorkeling, a swim to Lover’s Beach, ceviche on the boat. A 4-hour trip for $80 per person.
- Guided Waterfall Hike – snacks provided, 4-hour trip. $10 per person with the option to rent a horse for $30 per person.
- Healing Therapy/Spa Services – Massage, Reiki, Watsu, Ozone Therapy, Holistic Breathwork™/Counseling, Acupuncture, Cupping, Body Scrubs, Facials. $75/1-hour session.
The event fees consist of two parts: tuition fee and lodging & meal fee. These fees are paid together at the same time and vary according to your choice of lodging.
The workshop & retreat tuition fee is $995.
Your tuition fee includes:
- The entire TVF Foundations Level I Certification Program Package including: 15+ hours of live training, the online Foundations course (a $295 value) and the required certification assessments.
- All other classes, sessions and activities (except the optional activities listed above).
Lodging & Meal Fee
Your lodging & meal fee includes a queen bed and 3 meals per day.
- Quad Room – $400 plus Tuition Fee ($995) = $1,395 – 1 Spot Left
- Double Room – $700 plus Tuition Fee ($995) =
$1,695 – 2 Spots Left Single Room (with Full Bed) – $1,000 plus Tuition Fee ($995) = $1,995 $1,795 (Early-Bird Price) 9 Spots Left– 1 Spot Left
Not Included in Your Fees:
- Transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta Airport
- The optional activities listed above
Payment plans are available (15% surcharge applies).
21 4 Spots Available.
Join the 2020 TVF Winter Workshop & Retreat
Will there be WiFi?
Yes, WiFi will be available but limited. However, since the retreat is designed to take you out of your daily life habits, we recommend that your retreat be a relatively screen-free experience. That should be easy because you’ll be in a beautiful location with lots of things to do! We do understand the realities of modern life and that you may need to use your phone or computer to check in with loved ones. In that case, we encourage you to limit your electronic device time and do it mindfully and consciously.
Do you offer continuing education credit?
At this time, TVF does not offer continuing education credit. However, many employers allow you to submit your hours independently for approval. In that case, we will provide you with any official documentation you need on official TVF letterhead.
Is it possible to attend a portion of the event?
Due to the fact that we will creating a short-term community built on trust and safety, it is not possible to attend a portion of this event.
What if my plans change, can I get a refund?
We totally understand that sometimes things can happen and you might need to ask for a refund. We will try to help in whatever way that we can. Before January 1st, 2020 you can receive a full discount less a $300 administrative fee. After January 1st, 2020 your refund will be issued as credit (less a $300 administrative fee) that you can use for future TVF online programs or live events.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our 2020 winter workshop & retreat.
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To Your Singing & Teaching Success!
With Music & Love,
Founder & Executive Director
Total Vocal Freedom