Barbara McAfee: Bringing Your Full Voice to Life | July 10-12, 2020

Barbara McAfee: Bringing Your Full Voice to Life | July 10-12, 2020

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Open up the full range, power and expression of your voice and experience the true meaning of harmony in this weekend retreat. No singing experience is required.

Check In: Friday, July 10th, 2019 | Check Out: Sunday, July 12th, 2019
Tuition + Meals: $475 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $725 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $935 per person

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A 5.5% tax on tuition/meals will be added to the retreat rates displayed online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration fees. Guests making a deposit online will receive follow-up written communication showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.

Full payment of any remaining fees is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. New registrations made less than 60 days prior to the retreat start date will require full payment of all retreat related registration fees.

Do you have a companion who would like to join you for the Bayfield experience without attending the educational components?. Companion Rates are available for one companion over the age of 18 and one per registered retreat participant. Companion rates entitle the companion to lodging, all retreat package meals, and use of Wild Rice Retreat facilities.


What untapped gifts does your voice have in store for you?

What might happen in your life if you fully expressed yourself?

When was the last time you played hard, breathed deep, cut loose, felt free?

In this joyful, illuminating workshop, you will:

  • Open up the full range, power, and expression of your voice.

  • Learn how to use your voice to project authority, express joy, convey empathy, and inspire possibility.

  • Reclaim lost aspects of yourself.

  • Risk being seen and heard in new ways.

  • Experience literal and metaphorical harmony.

  • Join with a lively community of vocal explorers.

You do NOT need to know how to sing to participate in this workshop. There will be singing involved, but we won’t read a lick of music and no one will have to sing a solo. (In fact, no one will have to do anything they don’t want to do.)


There are no supplies required for this retreat. You are welcome to read Barbara’s book Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence in advance, but it is not required.


All of my work takes root in voice. As a voice coach I invite people to find their voices, whatever that means to them. My book, Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence, presents what I’ve learned from decades of “midwifing voices.” Since 2013 I have been training other Full Voice Coaches.

My singing keynotes explore themes of leadership, meaning, voice and community for people in a wide variety of professions: training, health care, law, education, nonprofits and industry. My twelve years as an organizational development consultant helps keep things real and relevant.

I’m also a singer/songwriter with eight CD’s of mostly original music. The lyric-rich songs tap into jazz, gospel and folk roots. My greatest joy is when people make use of the songs in their everyday lives and work.

In 2007 I founded the Morning Star Singers, a volunteer choir that sings for people facing illness, end of life, depression or grief.

And how I love inviting people to sing together! I carry thousands of nourishing community songs and am constantly inspired by how quickly a group of untrained strangers can create beauty and resonance together.

I live across the street from the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.