Itinerary – 2015 Retreat

Women’s Art Discoveries

Contour Drawing MeditationThese are fully packed, yet gently paced, days of creativity. Each day includes personalized instruction with your tandem teachers Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren. Along with learning we take time to savor the beauty of the sparkling lake and relish fascinating food.

Arrive with a curious heart and you will depart with a refreshed spirit and a wealth of insights.

SUNDAY, September 13th, 2015

This is a day of gently re-calibrating hectic lives to the lake life.Sunrise in the Cabin Arrive at the Lake Alpine Resort as early as you wish and you may wander the Lodge, the docks, the shore.

Cabins open at 2:00 pm. Get settled in and start meeting cabin mates as they too saunter in.  We share two cabins, both with views of the lake.

At 6:00 pm our Alpine Retreat formally begins. With food!

And like a happy clan of quail we trail off to our delicious dinner.DSCN1918

After dinner, we stir up our creativity with a group project that playfully unites our individual energies.

 Lake's Shadows

 

You receive your full set of workshop guides and handouts.

Then relax into the respite and revival to be had in the days to come. Absorb the glowing full moon energy present that week!

MONDAY – FRIDAY, September 13-18, 2015

Mornin'YogaWe ease into each day meandering to the shore for yoga (or stretching, or walking).

Then back to our cabins for breakfast.

The remainder of the morning is devoted to hands-on work.

Among the many topics we will explore:

Collaboration … Distilling the essential elements to integrate with Heron Flight Collaborationothers …  Allowing your outward work to express the inner you … Appreciating how others translate visuals … discovering how other painters paintDream Mapping

Abstraction … Discovering how to confront inner critics … Exploring the essence of an image … Refining illustrative choices … Simplifying content … Nurturing an inner conversation …Stages of Creativity

Exploration … Questioning what we want our art to do … Stretching into unique, new ways to express … Delving deeper to understand our yearnings … Rekindling intuition and meditation with drawing/painting … describing the indescribable … to feel freer with your art on the go … to listen to follow one’s inner lead. And much, much more.

At noon, we break for an extended, refreshing lunch. With plenty of time to take a private stroll, catch up in our journal, or maybe even nap. Each day will be a mix of topics and activities. Mid-week we either hike or drive to an entire fresh landscape. The focus on plunging into learning while also staying loose, relaxed and inventive.

We return to class endeavors, dwelling in creativity and mutual discovery until unwinding around a savory meal.Fascinated!!

Then, after dinner we take time to share what discoveries came during our day and our lives.

As much as these days are packed with workshops, learning, and group activity, there is also plenty of time to just be on your own. Relax, take in the mountain air, savor a mug of something steamy. Amble to the shore and drink in nature.

FRIDAY, September 18th, 2015

This is the last day of our final workshop format.

Sharing the MagicAfter optional yoga, we breakfast. Then we share one final project for focusing on what we have garnered in our time together, to share what we’ve discovered, what we’ve learned, and how we have been infused by our mutual creativity.

We savor one last lunch together chattering and we enrich the experience by inviting any interested Retreat Alumni to join us!

Farewell Lunch

Shortly after noon participants depart. That is unless you’ve registered before July 15 and will be staying on for the extra two days (see below).

This is an ideal retreat for spirited women who feel invigorated in the rustic beauty of a mountain setting, who love words, art, journaling, painting and the energy of women.

Want to add 2 more days?

For free!

This all inclusive retreat of lodging, food, and workshops from Sunday to Friday is a fabulous value at less than $300.00 per day. And yet we want to make it even better! By giving you two more free nights.

Instead of leaving Friday you can linger till Sunday! All you have to do is register before July 15, 2015 (while spaces remain) and the two free nights are yours.

Why are we giving away two free nights?

Lake's ReflectionsWe believe in retreats that dovetail to real people. And lot of planning and preparation goes into a great retreat. So, the sooner we know who will be there, the better we can plan a wonderful experience.

So it just makes sense to have a sense of who our cabin mates will be. To start sharing information and to learn about special interests. And that’s why we would love to give two free nights to those women most eager to live a week at the lake being creative.Journal Presentation

These two free nights are doubly free! There’s no extra charge and you are free to do whatever your heart desires. These two free days are a great way to practice, while fresh, your new skills and insights. Also a lovely way to enjoy the new friends you will have made.
At less than $300.00 a day this all inclusive retreat is a treat already. Yet when you add two free nights– now your retreat is only $219.00 each day.

Just imagine, five days of workshops and then the added delight of two more relaxing days for exploration and play.

The feedback forms from last year’s retreat had one overwhelming complaint– “It ended too soon” … “didn’t want to leave” … “went by too fast.” And we agree. We had already felt that when planning last year’s retreat, and that’s why we (Jean and Elaine) lingered longer previous years. And it was wonderful! And that’s why we are offering you the same wonderful pleasure– open days to savor all the memories your journal’s can capture during this generous time of shared spirits.

Do two free days sound delicious to you? Then sign up today!

2 Responses to Itinerary – 2015 Retreat

  1. Vivianne Hannegan says:

    Are we committed to the Monday – Friday Retreat? Can one stay for two days of participation? One’s budget constraints is concern. Thanks.

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