The Willows Nest is a private home where artists regularly gather to grow and share their practice.  A new collaborative platform, teaching studio and production space in the heart of Friedrichshain, Berlin. We are an independent creative space without corporate or institutional funding — an art space created by participating artists who aim to build community, develop individual projects, and share their practices with like minds. We are dedicated to supporting emerging work and new artists while building networks across performing disciplines, developing communities, and present a creative entity through a safe space by sharing work through publication, live streaming and an online presence.

The Willows Nest was founded by educator and professional composer/performer and producer, Renée T. Coulombe. The Willows Nest aims to embrace new media that is accessible to all audiences via private house concerts, workshops, interactive courses, networking and hosting community events. These events are donation based, with no one turned away for lack of funds, believing world-class artistic education can happen in alternative and supportive spaces.

With a mission to sustain collaboration across borders, genres and disciplines, we’re not just trying to help artists and audiences at The Willows Nest, we want to make our neighborhood, our city, our environment and our world a better place. Fostering collaboration over competition, we seek to make the experience of great art a personal one, accessible to everyone wanting to be engaged. The space is light-filled from morning until night – on the top floor with a terrace so you are sure to catch some rays as a bonus.

See our Events page in the main menu (top right) for a complete list of regularly scheduled classes, events and workshops.  Browse the Artists page to learn about the folks who will be leading or presenting.  We have discount packages for anyone wishing to attend workshops weekly – and we’ll even throw in a free house concert so it isn’t all work and no play.  Contact us via email to discuss subscription options. 

The Willows Nest is the home of Improvised Alchemy Collective, Banshee Media Publishing, and the Sounds Curious Podcast:

Gift Certificates Available for Guided Meditation

This year you can give the gift of mindfulness to your friends and loved ones!  Gift certificates for Guided Meditation are an investment in your creativity, mindfulness and insight for the coming year.  Given to friends and loved ones, they can be enjoyed throughout the year as a gift that truly does keep on giving.   Individualized and numbered, the certificates can be printed to give, or redeemed digitally to skip the paper – your choice!

Certificates available in 10 Euro increments – with discounts for 5 or more classes.  They can be purchased online by messaging us through the website or Facebook – we’ll send you a custom link and download instructions.  Custom certificates available as well (just include special requests in the message) or choose:

10-40 Euro for 1-4 sessions

50 Euro get 6 sessions  

70 Euro get 10 sessions

100 Euro get 15 sessions for your recipient and a free class for yourself!*

*spend 100 on gift certificates in any denomination, and get a free class for yourself – this 100 can be spent in certificates of any denomination.


Gift Certificates – include amount and recipient information in the Message:

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