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Sourcing From the Well: Songs of Strength and Resilience

a 2-hour community singing mini-retreat

with Te Martin

Friday, May 23, 2025

4-6pm Ireland

11am-1pm Eastern

8-10am Pacific

Program Description

Join us for a springtime community singing mini-retreat. We’ll ask ourselves and each other, What are the places, people, or activities in my life that give me strength? Te Martin will teach short songs line-by-line on this theme and together we’ll draw from those reservoirs; there will be opportunities to learn songs as well as to share our hearts and voices with one another.

What to expect:

  • Grounding and embodiment practices
  • Somatic regulation through song
  • Connection with people from around the world
  • Learning and practicing new songs on the theme of strength and resilience


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a practiced singer to join?

Nope! Singers of all levels are welcome — experienced, new, or anywhere in-between.

How does singing together on Zoom work?

Because there is a delay on Zoom, we won’t actually be able to hear each other singing together. Rather, Te will teach songs and others will stay muted while they sing. While it might seem a little unusual at first, many people have found that even over Zoom, the nourishment of song and community carries through powerfully!

Will anyone else hear me sing?

Not if you don’t want to! Most of the singing will happen with the group on mute (except for Te’s voice). There may be a time or two when Te invites people who would like to to come off mute and sing but this is totally optional

Will this program be recorded?

We will turn on closed captioning during the live Zoom session (which you are able to turn off in your settings if you find distracting) as well as provide a video recording with closed captioning available and a text transcript of the session.

The program will be recorded for those who pre-register but are unable to attend at the scheduled time or who want to view again. You will be sent a notification when this is ready to view.

You have lifetime access to all online programs.

Your Guide for the Journey

Te Martin

Te Martin

Te Martin is a song-keeper and ritual artist. They were born on Ramaytush Ohlone land in san francisco and have been shaped by Ocean, Redwoods, circus arts, and theater games. They facilitate oral tradition singing classes and workshops that focus on song as a tool for collective liberation, somatic regulation, and ancestral connection. Te served as co-organizer of Thrive Street Choir in the san francisco bay area for six years, is a student of Gaelic song and the Irish bodhrán drum, recently launched “Murmuration: A Sebastopol Community Choir” in sebastopol, california, and released their first professional music video and EP of original songs, “Water & Bones“, in 2021. Visit Te’s Patreon Page.


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Please read our Financial Access Policy. 

We offer a sliding scale of 3 fees for payment. The reduced fee is for those who need financial assistance and the sponsorship fee helps support our ability to offer scholarships. In an effort to keep this program accessible, please carefully consider both your own resources as well as honoring the expense, time, and energy required to run these programs and keep our work sustainable. Thank you!

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