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2023 ~ Singing The Inspiration Of Ossabaw Island

April 20 April 23

The land as messenger of the music

Thurs. April 20 –  Sun. April 23 2023

with Gayanne Geurin & Elise Witt

We set off on our journey, arriving by boat. Our activities over the weekend will include:
morning meditation, chant and qi gong, making music with songs and improvisation, touring the Island, listening instructions for nature encounters, walking songs, vocal exploration, open space, being mindful of the human story of slavery and capitalism on Ossabaw Island…

…and gathering for delicious organic locally sourced meals by Chef Leslie Varnadore.

Elise and Gayanne will lay a framework for connecting with each other and the land/water as all of this offers a conduit to our creativity.  

Friday April 21 is Earth Day, an opportunity for us to bring full awareness to this beautiful piece of Earth.  Ossabaw Island provides a unique ecosystem to connect deeply with nature, the human story of this place, and the creative expressions that unfold.


All Photographs credited at: https://ossabawisland.org/foundation/photographers-and-artists/

2023 Registration is Now Open!

(Schedule is flexible for weather and inspiration)

Thurs. April 20 

(Boats leave from Delegal Marina in Savannah. Schedules are approximate and will vary depending on the tides)

  • Boats leave Delegal Marina w/Captain Rock Reed
  • Welcome, Introductions, Settling in
  • Appetizers & Dinner by Chef Lesley Varnadore
  •  Evening Workshop

Fri. April 21

  • Morning meditation, qigong, chant
  • Breakfast
  • Island Tour w/picnic lunch,  singing and exploring at many diverse island locations and environments
  • Free time
  • Appetizers and Dinner
  • Evening Workshop

Sat. April 22

  • Morning meditation, qigong, chant
  • Breakfast
  • Workshop: Singing and exploring of the island environment
  • Lunch
  • Workshop: Singing and exploring of the island environment
  • Free time
  • Appetizers and Dinner
  • Evening Workshop

Sun. April 23

  • Morning meditation, qigong, chant
  • Brunch
  • Final Workshop
  • First boat leaves Ossabaw
  • Second boat leaves Ossabaw
  • Third boat leaves Ossabaw

The Club House


  • has 3 large room upstairs
  • beds are bunk style, each person has a full bunk (upper and lower) to themselves
  • 2 rooms have 2 beds
  • 1 room has 5 beds
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 half baths

The Boarding House


The Boarding House is FULL

  • has 3 sleeping rooms w/ semi-private accommodations
  • all rooms have 2 single beds and a sink
  • 1 room has private full bath
  • 2 rooms share a 1 ½ bath

There is also an outdoor shower

Covid Protocols

  • Full vaccination and booster, plus proof of negative test required
  • Most of our activities will take place outdoors
  • Masks for full group indoor activities

Due to keeping numbers low for Covid and on-island costs, scholarships are not available at this time. 

2023 Cost per person *NEW*

  • $1190 Clubhouse
  • $1265 Boarding House

– Final payment due by April 1, 2023

– 50% Deposit due by Mar. 1, 2023

– If the trip is postponed, you will have the option to have your payment refunded or apply it to the new dates.

– If the trip is cancelled (let’s hope not!) a full refund will be offered.

Due to keeping numbers low for Covid and on-island costs, scholarships are not available at this time. 

Payment is sent separately.

Choose a Payment Option

1) Venmo to @Elise-Witt ((look for my picture with the flowers to confirm it’s me!)

2) Paypal to EMWorld Records @EliseWitt (look for my blue logo to confirm its me)

3) Mail a check to: EMWorld Records, PO Box 148, Pine Lake GA 30072

4) Check or Cash in person

    Clubhouse ($1240)Boarding House ($1390)

    Online via Venmo @Elise-WittOnline via Paypal @EliseWittMail check to Elise