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Singing in the Hildegarden

A Restorative Weekend Retreat for Women Inspired by St. Hildegard of Bingen


With St. Hildegard (1098-1179) as our guide, we will enter an ancient sacred garden of love and wisdom, where we will be nourished by songs of heart, including selections from Hildegard’s powerful music received from the “living light.” We will also explore Hildegard's art, holistic medicine, and profound spiritual teachings to cultivate this generative garden of timeless love.

Some of the women on this retreat have  been participating for several years, some are coming for the first time. All are warmly welcomed and valued. If you have any concerns about your singing abilities, please know that all you need is an open and willing heart. You will be singing freely before you know it.  Welcome home.


Thursday, August 4, to Sunday, August 7, 2022

The retreat begins at 7:00pm on Thursday and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.

This Retreat has a waitlist. There is no charge to be added to the waitlist.

Cost of $435 includes $60 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations and meals.

Susan Lincoln is an inspiring classical singer and teacher from Austin, Texas. After a 1999 pivotal experience at the Abbey of St. Hildegard of Bingen in Germany, Susan made a commitment to helping women heal through the power of their own voices with Hildegard as our guide. She is the founder of Hilde Girls in Austin, now celebrating 20 wonderful years! Susan has an exuberant spirit, passionate curiosity, empathic heart, and two precious granddaughters who keep her young at heart! Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, she is grateful to be “returning home" to the Midwest for this retreat.

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