If you ever read “Tuva or Bust” then you will know what Throat Singing is. The book tells the story of Richard Feynman (famed quantum mechanics physicist who worked on the first US atomic bomb at Los Alamos) who with his friend Ralph Leighton, set out to visit Tuva, and discover the wonders of Tuvan throat-singing.

Jon Erkkila is a folk musician and throat singer on tour in the US. He studied throat singing and traditional Tuvan music with Choduraa Tumat of Tyva Kyzy at Tuvan State University in Kyzyl, Republic of Tuva, Russian Federation for six months last year. Jon states that the Tuvan khoomei is therapeutic to listen to and to practice. It is both amazing what one can do with their body, and the fact that everyone is capable of singing in this style with the right start on how to sing and with a good sound concept.

Jon is coming to the Hostel on Friday Sept 26th. 2015 to perform and teach us about throat singing and his amazing travels. Admission is free to guests.

Watch Jon Erkkila throat singing here

Forest Fusion September 18th - 20th 2015

Posted September 15th, 2015

Back by popular demand, the Hostel in the Forest will be hosting another Forest Fusion event the weekend of September 18th thru the 20th.. Come connect with us and take advantage of the many offering these events have to offer. Schedule for the event is as follows:

Friday afternoon – check in by 7pm. A wonderful vegetarian dinner will be served at 7:30pm. Following clean up, our event meditation instructor, Sophia Seeramial, will be hosting a guided meditation in the glass house…a perfect way to set your intentions for a relaxing and healing weekend. See more information about Sophia’s work, here

Saturday morning – start your day off will a guided yoga practice—led by certified yoga teacher, Cassandra Heggan at 9am. When you are ready, make your way back to the Screen Porch, where we will be serving a bountiful brunch at 10:30am. Spend the rest of the day exploring art workshops hosted by Joe Quillsong and beloved artist couple; Bella and Eric. There will also be an earthskills workshop led by own very own wonder woman of the woods, Wren.

Saturday night – after another lovely vegetarian feast, DJ Jai Biotic will spin his magic for us as we dance the night away, painted in blacklight active body paints and watching live art provided by Joe Quillsong and Bella and Eric…a highlight, indeed.

Sunday Morning – wake up to the alarm of birdsong and gentle breezes… Yoga will again be led by Cassandra in the Glass House at 9am, followed by brunch at 10:30am. Walk the Forest paths with intention as Sophia Seeramial leads us on an intentional, meditative walk at 12pm. Check out by 3pm*

We look forward to hosting an event like this once a month here in the Forest.Keep an eye out for event notifications via Facebook- like our Facebook page here

Many Blessings, The Hostel in the Forest team