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SongLife Training: A Songleader Enrichment Program

March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Songlife Training is an opportunity for those who recognize that their spiritual life, community life and musical life are inseparable.

The Training is a call to service through music, using practical tools of guitar technique, songwriting, intuitive song creation and songleading as an interactive, expressive arts structure through which to grow.

In addition to supporting original song creation,  Michael’s three-decade repertoire of classic chants and songs (both ‘written’ and intuitively-born) provide a field of harvesting insight while developing guitar, songwriting, and songleading skills.

The program also provides an exploration of the self – bringing to light aspects which  ‘get in the way’ of a clear and beautiful delivery of one’s natural gifts, revealed and transformed through a balance of both inner and outer experiences.

Who Is It For?
SongLife Training is for individuals already experienced in the art of musical expression and songleading who wish to go deeper and further, as well as those who feel called to enter a path of musical service and deeper listening.  Some guitar skill is not required, but will help to achieve optimum benefit from the course.

More About the Program
A typical day includes contemplation and meditation together with activities of musical skill building and singing, guitar and songwriting practice (solo, in pairs and with whole group).

Our first SongLife Training is held in Assisi, Italy*.  As visitors to the original home of St. Francis and St. Clare, we may view them as embodiments of a surrendered life, thus providing inspiration on our personal journey.  *Future sessions may be in different locations

Program Details

We will be in a convent overlooking the Basilica di Francesco and the hills of Perugia. (This is the same convent where our Song Sanctuary and Art of Presence Retreats take place). Room accommodations are comfortable, each with private bathroom. Private rooms upon request (as available). Simple Italian food is lovingly prepared by the Sisters, who share their private meditation garden with us.

• Program Tuition: 1250 euro / $1450 plus lodging & meals  (stay tuned to possible adjustment in duration and cost)

• Private room & meals; 390 euro 6 days/6 nights

• Double occupancy & meals; 360 euro 6 days/6 nights

• Register with 300 euro/$ deposit; Visa/MC OK

Seminarkosten: 1250 €
Unterkunft und Verpflegung: 390 € wird am Ort bezahlt
Dein Platz wird mit einem Deposit von 300 Euro reserviert.

Wenn Du interessiert bist schreibe ein mail an Michael.


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March 14, 2019
6:00 pm


Michael Stillwater
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Monastero San Andrea
Assisi, Umbria Italy + Google Map