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Spirit, Art and Nature ~ Painting Retreat

July 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - July 21, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

Come to our magical forest studio and discover the wisdom of Spirit & Nature!

A Week of Creativity and Communion in NATURE.  Blissful days of painting and learning to co-create with the the Devas and  Nature Spirits.  Replenish your body, mind and spirit at the wellspring of silence and solitude.  Discover yourself in the childlike joy of creative PLAY!~

• Learn how to paint in our beautiful outdoor forest studio

• Learn how to create nature installation art

• Learn how to commune and co-create with the intelligence of Nature.

 Come back the ‘Garden of Eden’   

Melt into a deep communion with nature and with the presence of God. 

What is nature Art?  Branches, stones, leaves and flowers become the medium- and your sculpture is a communication with the wisdom of Nature.  All children are artists, and in the forest studio all of us are children in the Garden.  (See Andy Goldsworthy’s artwork created in nature)

Unleash your creativity!  No artistic ability is required-  the ‘flow painting’ technique opens the channel for flowing creative expression.
A color ball tree

“We should bathe our spirits in the deep, pure feeling that stirs within us when we gaze on the glories of His creation. This is the way to know God as beauty”    Paramhansa Yogananda

Nature is a gateway to feeling the presence of God. When we are immersed in a creative flow we can feel God moving through us. And in the stillness of meditation we feel the many qualities of God- peace, love and joy.   Spirit, Art and Nature combines these three powerful vehicles for experiencing God’s presence.  Relax deeply into the loving presence of Spirit and Nature.

Painting in nature

“I now see that the Spirit, alone in a space with Its ever-new joy, has expressed Itself as the vast body of nature. I am the stars, I am the waves, I am the Life of all, I am the laughter within all hearts, I am the smile on the faces of the flowers and in each soul. I am the Wisdom and Power that sustain all creation.”

Paramhansa Yogananda


Dates:  16-21 July, 2017

Location: Academy of Arts, Creativity, and Consciousness                                                   Cost: 270 (included materials)

Facilitator: Dana Andersen                                                                                                              Workshop Registration

If you are interested in lodging nearby there are two options within walking distance.
Ananda Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Arcobaleno Agriturismo (Bed & Breakfast)