Lifting Our Voices Online Retreat

"Don’t Be Afraid: Lifting Our Voices to God" Online Retreat


Join composer and song leader Ana Hernandez as we explore how to attend to the changing landscape of life as God’s beloveds. We will use sound to train our inner landscapes and be more present to the lives we find ourselves living. We will learn simple songs, body prayers, and sound exercises to deepen our ability to listen, increase our capacity to hear our way through difficulties, and emerge more grounded in kindness and compassion.

Hernandez's work aims to bring each of us to that place of possibility that feels like flourishing, even through a pandemic. We'll practice being present to ourselves and the spirit by listening to what our bodies are telling us. Hernandez is a composer, song leader, and group facilitator working to strengthen community ties across cultural differences, with a focus on racial justice as deep inner work. Her activism is grounded in contemplative practice and presence. Hernandez collects, composes, and records chants and short tunes, and is a song leader for the NYS Poor People’s Campaign. She believes deeply that there is a leader in every chair and that God welcomes absolutely everybody. She’s the author of The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice and is currently producing her ninth album.

This free retreat will take place over five half-hour sessions throughout the weekend at these times, streamed on Facebook Live. All times are Eastern. Registration is not required.

Friday 8–8:30pm

Saturday 10–10:30am, 2–2:30pm, and 8–8:30pm

Sunday 4–4:30pm