Our Story So Far
The Exhale’s first week-long retreat was set to take place in Biel, Switzerland during Easter 2020. Learning experiences with an international faculty of musicians alongside daily seminars on subjects ranging from improvisation to meditation were planned. But, before any of that happened, Covid-19 pushed the world’s population into their homes. That original intention evolved to become an online learning environment developed and run during the COVID-19 pandemic, numbering over 2,000 registered participants, a faculty of more than 90, and thousands of hours spent in online classes, courses, events, and experiences taught in three languages (English, German, and French).
As of Easter 2022, The Exhale is moving its focus to 'in person' events. This website will provide online support for those events. We will maintain our social media channels in order to keep the conversation going. We will continue to provide space for community, exchange, and learning. We will stay in touch, will invite your messages and comments, and print the valuable posts and articles on topics surrounding holistic learning for musicians and performers.
If you are in a position to support our continued work and development, we are hugely grateful. Your donations will ensure that we can continue creating in-person experiences.
We look forward to welcoming you to our live events, where we will reconcile our original love and passion for music, with a body, mind and heart that are as strong, open, and inspired as our wish to let the music play on and on.
Gwendolyn, with Joanne, Skye and Alex