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Escape the noise and recharge yourself in enchanting landscapes of Tuscany. Join us for an immersive experience in our holistic vocal improvisation and sound healing retreat. We will embark on a transformative inner journey through the power of sound.

The weekend activities will include:


  • Morning meditation and grounding

  • Practicing deep and silent listening

  • Synchronization through movement and sound

  • Musical co-creation, exploring techniques and forms of vocal improvisation 

  • Vocal and artistic exploration and co-creation 

  • Individual exploration as well as exercises in dyads and whole group activities

  • Sound baths and sound healing

  • Circlesinging 

  • We will gather for delicious organic meals "typical local specialties revisited in vegan and vegetarian ways with flavors that combine typical Mediterranean cuisine with the aromas of Eastern cuisine"


This workshop will be both experiential, as well as skill-building. We will build our musical awareness in extemporaneous co-creation, while holding the intention to navigate together in a soft and inclusive way. 

*No specific knowledge or artistic or musical expertise is required in order to participate: the facilitators will tailor the activities to the collective abilities of the group, adapting them to individual participants.


We have carefully chosen a setting that will best accompany our inner journey: a family-run meditation center located not far from the center of Scansano. We will be surrounded by peace, tranquility and the extraordinary beauty of nature, olive trees, the Tuscan hills, 40 hectares of greenery and woods.

Practical Information:



November 24-25-26, 2023


Indicative timetable:


Friday, November 24

4 p.m. arrivals and room check-in

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. opening welcome circle

7:30 p.m. Dinner 

9:00 p.m. evening activity


Saturday, November 25

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Morning Session

1:00 p.m. Lunch

3:00 p.m. 1st Afternoon Session

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. 2nd Afternoon Session

6:30 p.m. break

7:30 p.m. Dinner

9:00 p.m. evening activity


Sunday, November 26

8:30 a.m. Breakfast - check-out

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Morning Session

12:30 p.m. Lunch 

1:30 p.m. Final circle and greetings

Retreat Venue: Centro Il Risveglio. GROSSETO. Strada Provinciale 159 (Scansanese) n. 98/99 - Scansano, Località Preselle (you can find us at km 60/1)

Number of participants: The seminar will run with a minimum of 8 participants 


Participation Fee:

For this residency, we have chosen to adopt a sliding scale payment system. 


The total fees indicated in the rightmost column include: all workshop sessions, lodging for two nights with full vegetarian board, tea and herbal tea and exclusive use of the practice hall.

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1. Workshop fee:

The financial investment for the workshop is a value between €120 and €200, to be freely chosen according to the value you will have received from the seminar, your personal desire to support us to continue to bring our contribution to the world, and your financial means.

2. Room and board:

Accommodation in a double room has a cost of  €150 and includes meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunch.

Accommodation in a single occupancy room has a cost of  €190 and includes meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunch.

Payment procedure: Depending on the type of accommodation chosen, the participant will pay a deposit of 150 euros (equivalent to the price in a double occupancy room) or 190 euros (equivalent to the price of a single occupancy room) and will be able to settle the payment for the workshop (choosing a value within the price range indicated above in the sliding scale system we have chosen to adopt for this residency), at the end of the seminar. 




To confirm your participation please register by completing these 3 steps:

  1. Pay a deposit of 150 euros (equivalent to the price of the room in full-board double accommodation) or 190 euros (equivalent to the price of the room in full-board single accommodation) to the following coordinates by November 18:


IBAN IT66I0347501605CC0011121883

Recipient: Angela Chiara Ruiz Cortez, P.IVA 13587851000

Reason for the payment: Soul Force, 2nd ed.

*International bank transfer costs are the responsibility of the participant.


  1. Please send receipt of your bank transfer to: 


  1. Please complete the following registration form: 


FOR FURTHER INFO, introductory phone call, and registration: 

whatsapp: +39 3398223892


**To participate in the sound baths we kindly ask you to read Chiara Toscano's informed consent, at this link:

You will find useful information about Chiara's work and any counter-indications for this type of experience.

If you have any doubts or questions about this, click on the last box and Chiara Toscano will contact you as soon as possible for further information.

Facilitator Bios



Sound healer, art therapist with an integrated psychophysiological orientation, advanced gong master and Holistic Voice Therapy practitioner qualified at the British Academy of Sound Therapy. Through her project "Ametista Blu - Sound&Voice Healing," she offers experiences of energy integration and rebalancing for both individuals and small groups. Sound baths, which she also facilitates in English and French, as well as in Italian, are experiences that promote deep relaxation through listening to sounds and vibrations of the Voice and its harmonics, along with the sounds and vibrations of ancestral instruments such as gongs, Tibetan bowls, shaman drums and many others. 

Chiara is a member of the International Therapeutic Sound Association (ITSA) and a registered holistic practitioner of ASPIN Code CS-0881-OP-P

IG: @ametistablu.voicehealing




Teacher, lyricist, vocal improviser, promoter and facilitator of circlesinging and Nonviolent Empathic Communication. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University in California, during which time she also gained experience as a singer and arranger in the world music a cappella group "Talisman". In Italy, she studied jazz singing with Susanna Stivali at Saint Louis College of Music and sang for 10 years with the female vocal ensemble "The Sessions Voices", with whom she recorded two albums, "Songs of Freedom" (2011) and "Tender You Back"(2017). As a songwriter in collaboration with Maurizio Filardo, she has written and sang for the soundtracks of various films and TV series  (“Beata Ignoranza”, “The Place”, “Non ci resta che il Crimine”, “Domani è Un’Altro Giorno”, “Immaturi”,  "I Migliori Giorni"). She discovered the world of circlesinging and Rhiannon's Vocal River forms of collaborative vocal improvisation in 2014 and has been studying these forms of vocal improvisation since, traveling to train with masters in the field and to research various styles and approaches. Among the trainings she has completed are: Rhiannon's annual masterclass on vocal improvisation “All The Way In” (2017),  Música Do Círculo’s annual training for leaders in São Paulo, Brazil (2022-2023) and she has attended Bobby McFerrin's Circlesongs School (2016, 2018, 2022).

She is a founding "seed-spreading", "gardening" member of "The Well" - the global vocal improvisation network, that was founded by Rhiannon and named by Bobby McFerrin, and the Italian group "Collettivo CantinCerchio". 

She facilitates regular circlesinging gatherings and teaches courses and workshops on circlesinging (circular singing) and vocal improvisation practices. She on the faculty of the first two editions of the French festival Le Cercle Enchanté (2021, 2022). She is part of the Vocal River Murmurations project that premiered in Montreal, Canada, in October 2023, under the artistic direction of Rhiannon and Margie Gillis. She has been studying and practicing Nonviolent Communication since 2017, training with and assisting various trainers, mainly with Yoram Mosenzon's Connecting2Life school and community, and is constantly looking for ways to combine Empathy with collective music improvisation practices. Chiara is co-founder of the "Circlesinging Roma" initiative, the first open circlesinging community in the Italian capital, active since 2015, which she continues to manage together with co-founding partner Daphne Nisi and colleague Cristina D'Arcangelo.

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