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Spirit, Art & Nature Workshop

July 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Orto-Giardino Meditativo

A Weekend of Creativity and Communion in NATURE

Come and have a deep experience of communion. Through meditation, time in nature and time to play creatively we will melt into a deep attunement with the presence of God. In our forest studio we will journey within and without- attuning to the subtle energies of Nature and co-creating with the the Devas and Spirits. Fill you soul at the eternal wellspring of silence and solitude. Experience a return to the ‘Garden of Eden’ as we co-create with the beauty and wisdom of Nature.

A color ball treeArt in the trees

Join with your spiritual family in a fun and inspiring project. We will be working together to co-create beautiful works of Art & Nature on the grounds of the Academy. We’ll watch “Rivers and Tides” – an inspiring film about the work of Andy Goldsworthy and enjoy informative presentations by Ananda artists of the garden and the studio. During the week we will complete a collective project- learning skills that you can apply at home—and each person will also have the opportunity to create their own work of ‘Spirit, Art & Nature’.

“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

For many people nature is a gateway to feeling the presence of God. Similarly, when we are immersed in a creative flow we can feel God moving through us. In the stillness of meditation we feel the many qualities of God- peace, love and joy. Spirit, Art and Nature- what happens when we combine these three powerful vehicles for experiencing God’s presence? We relax deeply into the Divine. We fill our souls at the eternal wellspring.


**No artistic ability is required- we will do simple movement warm ups followed by ‘flow painting’ that opens the channel for flowing creative expression.

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: 25 – 29 July, 2016

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)



Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness


The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness