6x Day deep immersive experience in the heart of the Mayan jungle.
Including series of workshops, demonstrations, exercises and discussions.
Exploring a wide variety of topics from both practical and philosophical perspective.
Highly interactive experience with constant opportunity for participation.
Access to our community, with exclusive materials all year round .
Join us at Habitas Bacalar for an immersive 6-day journey into the heart of free-flowing musical creation, as it intersects with mindfulness and presence.
Sebastian Mullaert & Eduardo Castillo come together to teach a series of workshops that tap into our innate creativity and our natural search for purpose, while honing technical skills in music production.
From improvisation and studio set-up to inspiring collaborations in nature, the two musicians take mentorship to new heights by focusing on the value of spontaneity and the powerful lessons of our natural world.
I'd highly recommend this programme to producers seeking to improve their creative process. Sebastian taught me how to improve my creative and technical appr...Read More
I'd highly recommend this programme to producers seeking to improve their creative process. Sebastian taught me how to improve my creative and technical approach in a clear and relatable manner. He takes the time to answer all questions thoroughly. It was a pleasure learning from such a talented and humble teacher! I look forward to taking one-on-one sessions in the future.Read Less
I want to say BIG THANKS to Sebastian for his deep and inspiring thoughts, practical recommendations and rather funny lessons in general. I learned how not t...Read More
I want to say BIG THANKS to Sebastian for his deep and inspiring thoughts, practical recommendations and rather funny lessons in general. I learned how not to get stuck, not be afraid of mistakes and enjoy music in the process. Thanks again and best wishes! R.Read Less
With love for both music and people, Sebastian through the In Bloom course has given me the confidence to be who I want to be both musically and humanly. I h...Read More
With love for both music and people, Sebastian through the In Bloom course has given me the confidence to be who I want to be both musically and humanly. I have become open to the fact that what I do musically is good enough, and realize that the obstacles I encounter along the way are part of a process for me to grow even more as an artist and also as a human being. I do not have the experience that In Bloom is a typical Ableton online course, on the contrary, there is a focus on, through spiritual instructions, how you can elevate your inner creative powers with meditation as your guide no matter what art form you are dealing with. Throughout the course, Sebastian has shown a great degree of presence, and he has been super good at sharing his knowledge, which clearly embraces far and wide. I have only positive experiences with this course, not only because of Sebastian, but also how the team behind him has helped to lift the whole project. Namaste :)Read Less
Talking to him changed my perspective. I have been practicing meditation for 10 years but I never used meditation as a tool for creativity. I believe that hi...Read More
Talking to him changed my perspective. I have been practicing meditation for 10 years but I never used meditation as a tool for creativity. I believe that his approach helps to accept creativity as part of us and therefore to express ourselves freely. It might seem like a small thing but my way of seeing is what is missing in this society. So, thank you.Read Less
Well constructed course, which touches many topics and areas of electronic music production and not only. Even if you are not aiming at live performances you...Read More
Well constructed course, which touches many topics and areas of electronic music production and not only. Even if you are not aiming at live performances you still will get some valuable knowledge from this. Sebastian is a very dedicated teacher, who is ready to do an extra hour of course just to manage to explain everything to his students. Really appreciate the whole thing, thank you very much.Read Less
Improvisation, nature and meditation are at the core of Sebastian's approach to music.
Part 1: Creativity & Improvisation
A philosophical introduction to the concept and its importance to tapping into your creativity.
Part 2: Meditation & Nature
Discover how reconnecting with nature and meditation can be used as tools to unlock your own creativity.
Part 3: Collaborations
The topic of improvisation naturally leads to the idea of collaborations, their role in the creative process (and of improvisation), listening and paying attention to other artists.
Sebastian will talk through his studio set up, what decisions lead him to his current set up and his advice. Specific talk about several topics such as Software, Hardware, Soundcards etc.
Part 1: Studio Set up
Breakdown of Sebastian's studio set up.
Part 2: Workflow & Studio Process
Setting yourself up technically to allow improvisation and creative flow.
Part 3: Allowing Creativity In The Studio
With improvisation as a technical aspect, Sebastian will discuss the different mechanisms (pre-sets, tools, tricks) that he uses to help him maintain a clear mind and therefore more open to the flow of creativity.
The final day of this masterclass is focusing on playing live, Sebastian will follow up on the topic by breaking down his live set up and help you with any doubts or questions you may have to build your own.
Part 1: Live Set Up / Software
Part 2: Live Set Up / Hardware
Part 3: Allowing Creativity On Stage
Sebastian will share his tricks about finding peace and presence on stage. These include pragmatic solutions to finding your creative flow.
Is this retreat suitable for beginners or advanced?
The course is for all levels and anyone who wants to explore their creativity, however a basic knowledge of music production is required.
What are the technical requirements needed for me to participate in this event?
Attendees must bring the following: – Laptop – Headphones – Ableton Live – Small Midi Keyboard (2 Octaves is enough) – Small Midi Controller (or integrated controller / keyboard)
Can I attend only one day from the full programme?
This is not possible. The retreat is a full immersive programme and we do not have possibility to give access only for one day.
Will the programme be taught in English?
Yes, the programme will be taught in English.
What is included in the retreat booking?
You are responsible for your round trip transportation to and from the location, however once you arrive, everything is taken care of for you within the scope of the event; accommodation, 3 meals daily, non-alcoholic beverages and the full programming.