Syntyä: Therapeutic Residency for Musicians in Goa, India

TATVA is an international organisation that focuses on emotional ​awareness and well being for artists and musicians by providing​ ​unique​ therapeutic residencies that combine the exploration of the extent of their creative process with self reflection and psychological awareness.

Over the course of this specialised residency 3-6 (couples welcome) ​residents have the option of attending for either one, two, three or four weeks. Our space is designed for recharging, grounding, reconnecting and renewal of our deepest selves.​ Interactive activities will be organised all through the residency to explore Goa, delve into more avenues for creative collaboration with the underlying spirit of self and creative development. The residency is aimed at providing its residents skills that will enrich their relationships with self and others and their overall well being with openness and sincerity. The personalised sessions and group circles through out the residency will focus on unique issues affecting their work and how their music impacts on them as artists; with the option of delving into deeper therapeutic work.

Musicians will also have the opportunity to meet, socialise and develop connections with a like minded international community. It is a chance for co-creation and experiential learning with peers in an atmosphere of respect, support, trust, safety, & mutuality. TATVA offers being ​removed geographically and conceptually from usual studio practice; in an environment of artistic experimentation, risk taking, contemplation and inspiration.

Topics covered: Self awareness and self care, Emotional wellness and communication, Sustainable work practices, Cultural and social impact, Nurturing meaning and purpose as musicians in day to day living,

Music and sound, Sound artists, Composers, Performers and Producers from all/any music genres.

Work assistance and equipment:
TATVA will help all artists to source whatever they need locally with prior requests. There are no musical instruments but there is access to local recording studios.

Choice of single or shared bedroom, bathroom, balcony, air conditioning, Wifi, use of the common areas including the living and dining areas, kitchen, garden and terrace. Please​ ​visit ​our Facebook page for photos of the retreat -​

Goa, India

Fees and support:
The Fee is 500 US$ per week for a private room/375 US$ for a shared room. Discounts are available for musicians of south asian origin and for periods longer than 2 weeks​. The residency fee includes all personalised sessions, ​group mentoring,nature activities, cultural trips and tours. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.
Expectations towards the artist:
To be open, inquiring, empathic and reflective.

Application information:
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31 Jan 2018