Objectives and Summary – 2015 Retreat

“Art Discoveries” Women’s Retreat (September 2015)

A guided exploration for wonder-filled women.

In a safe, harmonious and loving atmosphere our intention is to cultivate and steward awareness and creativity through play, expression and spiritual connection.

To explore how images and words and spirit intersect within us as creatives and dig down to understand and direct those urges.

John Muir … “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

For spirited women who feel invigorated in the rustic beauty of a mountain setting!

Limited to 10 participants (including two instructors), and is all inclusive of lodging, meals and workshops.

  • Held at the Lake Alpine Resort in Bear Valley, California. Map of location: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Lake%20Alpine&state=CA
  • Begins Sunday evening (September 13, 2015)
  • Ends Friday afternoon (September 18, 2015)Lake Walk's Sparkle
  • Everyday (six days) includes programs in painting, journaling and writing – all processes of discovery.
  • There are two instructors for the full program time (Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren)
  • Location is at the wonderful Lake Alpine Resort.
  • The cabins include full kitchen & bathroom facilities, plus a sunny deck with a sparkling lake view.Another Plein Air - In Process
  • Our playful gathering is held in two rustic, spacious and fully stocked cabins, lovingly named the Ponderosa and Sequoia.
  • In keeping with our back-to-camp playfulness (yes, there could be smores), the sleeping arrangements are bunkhouse style (e.g., shared rooms where each person has their own bed). We love how this fits in with the spirit of the retreat. Yet at the same time there are two private rooms available too. All share bathroom.
  • Meals are included. We may dine at our cabin or at the Resort dining area or deck. We’ll begin with light breakfast faire accompanied by tea, coffee and juice, and later we Luscious, Refreshing Lunchpartake of a relaxed and refreshing lunch. Evening meals will find us embracing our chef’s creativity – perhaps on our private deck.
  • Participants with special menu needs are welcome to bring along their preferences. We make every effort to accommodate special diets, within resources. With two fully equipped kitchens you can attend to your personal pleasure too.
  • Amidst the formal instruction and programs you have ample time for hiking and private reflection.Mornin' Yoga
  • One day we will hike or travel to a new sketching destination. Immersing ourselves in the wonder of the outdoors and fresh territory.
  • This all inclusive retreat is $1,750.00 for shared rooms, which includes lodging, food, activities, and instruction.
  • If you want to upgrade to a private room (shared bath), add $600.00. You can keep as private as you like.
  • In addition to your personal items, bring your favorite paint brushes, paint and a journal or sketchbook. If you have questions about materials, please call or write.

As the air is autumn crisp, leaves begin to turn golden and thoughts turn to introspection, come breathe creativity into your personal creating.

Add 2 Free Nights!

Hike's Day Resting ViewSign up by July 15, 2015 (as space remains) and will be treated to 2 nights added for free.

The “Art Discoveries” Women’s Retreat with lodging, meals and workshops is a wonderful value at $300.00 per day.

Yet, sign up now and with the added bonus of two free nights your retreat is only $219.00 per day.

Staying two more days makes a perfect stay. These two free days are a great way to practice what you’ve learned, to get out and explore, and to savor the friendships made.

An Old SoulJust imagine, a full five days of workshops and then the treat of two more joyful days of exploration.

If you like the idea of lingering until Sunday (instead of leaving around noon Friday), then sign up today to reserve your space by calling Elaine at: 541-944-2196.

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2 Responses to Objectives and Summary – 2015 Retreat

  1. Is it the best deal you can offer as I would have to pay also for a return ticket from Australia…I reckon that would be a life changing experience…?

    • Hi Orlane – Appreciate your interest in our “Art Discoveries” Retreat … we do have two levels for the retreat. One is the shared-room (at $1750) and the private room (for $600 additional) but since this includes ALL your meals, lodging and all instruction by two professional instructors almost 24/7 it proves to be comparable to other retreats for the same time period. I can assure you it will add to your life and therefore be “life changing”. I’ve had other participants still send me comments on how their time at Lake Alpine remains so special and unique to them. I especially LOVE how the women end up with connections to one another that us organizers could NEVER have planned. It is amazing. Hope you join us!

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