Forestsong - FAQ
When does the Forestsong retreat start and finish?
The first session is at 4pm on Thursday 23 May, followed by dinner. The retreat concludes at 4pm on Sunday 26 December.
Where is the retreat held?
At the beautiful Banksia Springs, which lies a five-minute drive from Dwellingup. It's a lovely spot, with ample open space and delightful grounds.
What is the venue address?
Banksia Springs Cottages, Banksiadale Road, Dwellingup. See map below.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
The price is based on small shared rooms of two or three people. If you would like your own room, you can pay an extra $150, which guaranteees you a private room for all three nights.
How are the classes structured?
All students attend all workshops, which will cover songwriting, performance skills and voice work.
Do I need to be an experienced songwriter?
Not at all. Whether you're an experienced songwriter or someone who's brand new to the craft, the songwriting sessions will have you writing with greater authenticity and confidence.
What about meals?
The food will be simple, nutritous and delicious, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, pulses and grains. All meals will be vegetarian. Soy milk and gluten free bread will be available. If you require a more specialised diet, you may need to bring some of your own food.
Do I need to bring an instrument with me?
No. But if you play one, bring it. If you're not a musician and want something basic to work with, try a ukelele. That said, both Jane and Brenda will be available to help you with instrumentation.