Pablo Picasso and the German conceptual artist, Joseph Beuys, both believed that every person is an artist. The problem for most of us is retaining our creativity as adults. Consciously bringing creativity back into our lives, be it visual arts, music, cooking, gardening, writing, etc, often helps dealing with the negative issues of daily life. Creativity encourages the joy factor, the wow factor, the fun factor and is known to help release stress. Classes and retreats are great ways to reconnect with the inner artist. Check out www.theretreatcompany.com for a great listing of retreats worldwide.
Colina Flora´s Creative Fulfillment Retreats are special since they take a holistic approach, coaching not only the revival of creative energy with hands on artistic adventures, but also pampering body and soul with delicious organic vegetarian meals (we do serve fish to diehard carnivores) and great smoothies, yoga sessions, massages, the benefits of hanging out in a beautiful country and being able to tune out/chill out/unplug yourself.
Colina Flora will be offering its Creative Fullfillment Retreats on the following dates are:
June 5 to June 12, 2011
July 16 to July 23, 2011
August 23 to September 4, 2011
October 2 to October 9, 2011
These retreats run for 7 days and include 7 nights with breakfast, 6 lunches, 4 candlelight dinners, airport and beach shuttle, 6 morning hands on art classes in simple bookbinding with introduction to art journaling, felting, collage/papier mache, and meditative knitting, 2 massages, morning yoga classes, 2 night hikes, sightseeing in Sintra, fresh air, wonderful rural setting with ocean views, amazing sunsets……..relaxing in paradise!!! The Creative Fulfillment Retreats are taught by experienced artists/artisans who enjoy sharing their creative experiences/know how.
A sample day during the Creative Fulfillment Retreat:
8 to 8:45 yoga class
8:30 to 10 breakfast
10 to 1 hands on art class
1 to 2 lunch
2 to 4 free time to be at the beach, pool, in the studio or at a cafe
4 to 5:30 studio time
5:30 to 7.30 relax with predinner drinks
7.30 to 9:30 candlelight dinner or dinner out in the town
10 to midnight night hike
Check out our website www.colinaflora.com for more information and prices or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Minimum of 2 maximum of 8.
Renew Retreats will also be running a retreat at Colina Flora from June 15 to June 19, 2011.
Take your whole life to the next level by signing up for the Renew Retreat. Four days packed with interactive hands-on seminars for you to learn to make the changes you desire in life. Learn to re-connect with your inner self, clean up your eating lifestyle, remove obstacles to healing, and rediscover your dreams. Two expert coaches will be with you even after the retreat to help encourage and guide you for the following six months of this journey. Come Renew with us! More information on the Renew Retreat Facebook page.