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Process Arts, Yoga, Nature Retreat: Sedona, Arizona
A weekend of inspiration for body, mind and soul!
Working in helping roles throughout my life, I've often been side-by-side with others who are nearing burnout. I come in contact with people who have raised children for years and are entering a new season. People share with me that they "used to create" -paint, play music, write, explore...but don't have time anymore or forgot how. I also talk with people who want a fresh perspective this season of life, who are managing chronic pain or grief, or a new diagnosis; who are buried day after day in high levels of stress. I don't know about you, but I want to be able to live a life of passion all my years--and to sustain, to not burn out or have the creative life force in me pushed into a locked corner closet. I want to support other people in living life fully alive. This is my heart behind this weekend. I hope you'll consider joining!
This weekend is perfect for caregivers, professionals, nature lovers, artists, therapists, teachers, social workers, youth workers students and more. You don’t have to have experience as a painter—all you need is desire to re-connect to your creative, intuitive energy and strength, to be in nature and community, and to re-fuel and rejuvenate your soul.
Read what retreat participants have to say:
"I loved the uninterrupted time to just create, to be with materials and creative beings....the yoga was a safe place to breath, to relax, and to let go. This was an amazing experience...Inspiring!"
"Thank you for such a beautiful retreat experience...This was exactly what I needed in my life right now. Thank you for providing a beautiful space and nourishment on so many levels."
“I appreciated the encouragement and flow of being able to explore art again, trust myself, follow what came to me and push against what came up.”
“It was amazing to get to witness other people’s processes and how it changes through art. I loved getting to work out more of my creativity and to be provided with a space that has allowed me to do so.”
"Your process painting workshop was like you gave me the keys to unlock the creative part of me again."
"It's like a jumpstart to my creative self."
Your Retreat will Include:
-10-12 hours of guided process arts, individual and group guidance through art journaling and process painting
-Guided yoga and meditation sessions;
-selfcare/detox and ayurvedic education;
-organic/locally sourced, vegetarian meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners)
-guided nature based/mindfulness experiences
-immersion in the red rock beauty of Sedona, Arizona
The retreat weekend provides a community living experience--depending on the lodging purchased, you may be asked to share a bathroom. Each person will be asked to contribute by helping clean up at one meal. We greatly value the interactions and relationships that are built in this kind of environment of sharing and have witnessed deeper connections and expansion in the group setting as a result.
Supply fee: $25 for the weekend (This fee is optional--you are also welcome to bring your own supplies--it is recommended that you refer to the supply list below.)
Extend your weekend and jump off to a land of adventure--there are numerous hiking, climbing, mountain biking opportunities in the areas surrounding Sedona.
Meet your retreat leaders!
Bevie LaBrie, MA, ATR-BC, LMFT (artfulsoulscapes.org)
With more than 20 years facilitating experiences with people of all ages, Bevie has worked as a youth worker, wilderness therapy instructor, art and outdoor educator, cross-cultural worker, and most recently as an independent artist and Art Therapist. Her passion and joy is to help people heal and come to life through creativity and experiences in the natural world through mentoring, teaching, guiding, and inspiring. She enjoys exploring her surroundings both locally and internationally through her artistic lens and outdoor pursuits such as rock-climbing, backpacking and canoeing and kayaking and drawing others into these experiences.