Singing retreat at Sharpham House
Singing retreat at Sharpham House
Singing retreat at Sharpham House
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Mindfulness Through Singing: uplifting and soulful


6 Reviews
4 Nights - Seasonal
Short Periods
Max. Spaces: 20


Find harmony on this soul-enhancing retreat that blends meditation and singing.

Singing can be uplifting, soulful and life-enriching. And like mindfulness, singing can bring us into direct contact with our moment-to-moment experience.

You’ll be group singing, learning songs by ear (so you don’t need to read music) and experiencing the incredible acoustics of Sharpham House’s central oval stairwell. No previous experience of singing is required.

Our experienced leaders will help you explore the unique practice of mindful singing as a way of fostering moment-by-moment awareness.

This retreat is for you if:

  • Want to experience singing as a resource for well-being
  • You need rest, replenishment, renewal and inspiration
  • Begin or further develop your mindfulness practice, using breath, sound and song to explore mind, body & spirit
  • Are aged 18 and above
What is Mindfulness?

What you'll experience on this retreat:

  • You’ll be learning and singing songs from a rich variety of traditions and genres – from gospel, pop and folk to more devotional chants and songs
  • You’ll experience singing in harmony as a meditation, whilst exploring your own voice and self-expression
  • experience guided meditation and periods of silence and quiet contemplation
  • live in community with like-minded people, sharing experiences and some simple everyday tasks, including the washing-up
  • be able to explore our tranquil Capability Brownian parkland and our Grade 2*-listed gardens designed by Percy Cane
  • have a single-occupancy room and your own space in which to rejuvenate, with free time to deeply rest and reconnect with yourself, far from the busy-ness of daily life. Click here to explore our rooms.
  • enjoy delicious, healthy, home-cooked vegetarian food that regularly receives rave reviews and have access to 24-hour hot teas, coffee & infusions in our Toasting Room
  • be cared for full-board in a Grade I-listed Georgian House surrounded by history and art, with staff looking after you, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to nature, amid breath-taking scenery on the banks of the River Dart
Singing retreat at Sharpham House

What you'll need to know:

If you decide to stay with us, we’ll send you a list of what you need to bring for this retreat in your Welcome Letter that we send out after you've booked.

You can also find out more about staying with us on our Frequently Asked Questions page, including

  • accessibility information
  • why we encourage you to come on your own and not with partners or friends
  • what the difference is between our retreats
View our FAQs


If you're coming to stay with us on retreat, it is important to make a commitment to arrive in time for the first group meeting and to attend all the days.

This ensures you experience the retreat programme from start to finish and helps your group of participants to gel.


All our retreats include periods of silence as a way of deepening into mindful awareness.

If you are new to spending time in silence in the company of other people, it can feel awkward to begin with. But we

encourage you to explore the silent periods with a spirit of openness and curiosity - people usually find it to be a positive experience. 

The retreats typically move into silence each evening from 9pm - 9am the following day

Typical schedule

Day 1

3.00pm - 5.00pm - arrival
5.15pm – Welcome meeting, House tour, settling in
6.30pm - Supper and washing up
8.15pm - Guided meditation

Typical day

Mornings Afternoons
7.00am - wake-up bell  1.00pm – Lunch & tasks
7.30am - Mindful Movement 2.00pm – Personal time or estate walk
8.00am - Meditation 5.20pm - Guided meditation 
8.30am - Breakfast / Tasks 6.00pm – Dinner, tasks and personal time
10.00am - Home Groups 8.00pm - Meditation
11.30am - Meditation 9.00pm - Personal time

Final day: There is a closing meeting at 10.30am, and your departure by 12noon. 


My first retreat. Didn’t disappoint. I read a lot about the beautiful scenery and food which don’t get me wrong helped massively but the teaching was what matter most to me. Jo and Steve truly embody mindfulness and their teaching was gentle yet insightful. I did the 3 day silent retreat and I would have happily stayed far longer. Appetite and excitement for this project very much refuelled. Paul

Angy Panda 6863
July 2023

My experience of staying at Sharpham House for a 3-day silent meditation retreat was extremely positive... the venue and grounds are stunning but really the teachers and organisers, and all involved in making it a place that feels safe, grounding and supportive, is what makes it such a special place. As someone who has been on several meditation retreats, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sharpham House. Thank you to everyone involved

April 2023

Wonderful haven of nature, beautiful views, lovely food, great teachers. I stayed for 5 nights for the summer retreat and left restored, invigorated and inspired. I have already recommended this to friends of mine and I will continue to do so. If you're feeling run down, overwhelmed, anxious/depressed or just in need of some 'me' time, then I highly recommend spending as long as you can at Sharpham House Trust.

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Sharpham House

Sharpham House

Sharpham House is the perfect place to experience a mindfulness retreat: a Grade I-listed Georgian mansion at the centre of the stunning Sharpham Estate, where you're nurtured with delicious vegetarian and vegan food (much of it grown organically in our Walled Garden).

The House is set in beautiful gardens, surrounded by a parkland designed originally by Capability Brown, offering calming views over the River Dart, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Barry Thurgood
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Jo Gosling
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Emily Roblyn
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Will Evans
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  • £465 - Standard room, single occupancy, full-board 
  • £525 Premium room, single occupancy, full-board 
  • £625 - Heritage room, single occupancy, full-board 

There will be a maximum of 20 guests on this retreat.

All rooms are single occupancy, giving you your own space in which to relax.

If you have a medical condition that requires you to have an en-suite room, please contact the Programme Administrator on the number below as these rooms are limited and are bookable on a first-come first-serve basis.

Book easily and securely online or by phoning 01803 732542

Terms & Conditions

Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy

Room Types

Click here for more information on our types of bedrooms and facilities.


Limited 50% bursaries offering reduced-price retreats are available for those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact the Programme Administrator at least 4 weeks in advance if you wish to apply.

Our bursary fund relies on donations. If you’d like to help another to go on retreat here through our bursary scheme, you can give online quickly and easily by clicking here

Available dates

2023 03 Nov

Sharpham House: Mindfulness through Singing Retreat-(4 nights)

With Emily Roblyn & Will Evans
2024 13 Mar

Sharpham House: Mindfulness through Singing Retreat-(4 nights)

With Emily Roblyn & Jo Gosling