Abundantly Free Online Art Journaling Course Now Open For Registration
Trusting intuitive wanderings into whole person healing
Renew Expand Create Connect
Come rejuvenate and restore the body, mind and soul!
4 days+3 nights
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sedona's natural world, healing rituals and wisdom that is drawn from the elements of nature. Carve out space in your life for the creative well that is inside you as you are surrounded by red rock formations, rivers and streams. And find embodiment in your own soul through meditative and energizing movement and art.
This weekend is perfect for caregivers, professionals, nature lovers, artists, therapists, climbers, outdoor enthusiasts, teachers, social workers, youth workers and more. You don’t have to have experience painting or practicing yoga—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.
YOUR RETREAT WILL INCLUDE:
4 Days + 3 Nights
2 Daily Element-inspired Yoga Classes: Solar + Lunar Movement
Creative Workshops: Individual and group process art guidance through art journaling and process painting
Open Art Studio opportunities
3 organic and locally-sourced vegetarian meals daily
Wellness Workshop: Ayurvedic Rituals for Self-Care
Guided Nature-based Mindfulness Experiences
Guided Hike + River Cleanse
Sound Bath Meditation
Sunshine, good company, rest & renewal for the soul
NATURE IMMERSION IN SEDONA, ARIZONA
Sedona's magical and spiritual landscape of winding rivers and canyons, and ribbons of color, offer art makers and outdoor enthusiasts endless inspiration and exploration. Adventure is waiting around every turn with rock climbs, hikes, mountain bike trails, river kayaking and more. And the aesthetic beauty and texture awakes the senses and inspiration for creative play. Whether you come to revive your body, reset your mind or uplift your spirit…there is no doubt this immersion into Sedona's
essence will leave you feeling alive again.
PROCESS ART WITH BEVIE
Process arts access the intuitive, body based intelligence that we all have, offering profound and personal wisdoms. Process arts involve a way of being with your creative process and your life that encourages abundant presence, emotional awareness and courage. You can expect play, group interaction, strengthened intuition, experimentation, new discoveries, break-throughs in stagnant corners, and art that is alive and connected to your story. The techniques learned shine a new light on your engagement with your life and may give you new insights as to how to move through stuck places. You also may begin to notice differences in your relationships, parenting, health challenges, or even athletic endeavors. Process arts shift our internal locus of control; and when this compass shifts, everything changes.
No art experience necessary!
All art supplies are included in the retreat cost.
ELEMENT-INSPIRED MOVEMENT WITH GABY
Enjoy two yoga classes daily, intended to inspire embodied awareness and personal expression. Each class is guided with mindfulness, alignment focus, and Ayurvedic principles to integrate body, mind and heart.
Morning Asana is inspired by solar energy, a Vinyasa class unfolding consciousness through the dance of breath with movement. In the afternoon, we wind down the day with a lunar-inspired practice such as Restorative, Aromatherapy Grounding Flow, or Yoga Nidra. One can expect meditation, pranayama, breath awareness, mudra and mantra. Whether a seasoned practitioner or new yogi, instruction and modifications are given for each individual explore one’s potential.
ORGANIC FARM TO TABLE MEALS
Enjoy a retreat menu intentionally crafted to nourish and heal. We believe food is medicine and our chef, prepares each dish with enthusiasm, mindfulness and love. Each meal is made with Ayurvedic principles that align with the transition of seasons and the local harvest. All meals are plant-based with organic ingredients that are sourced for their high quality, nutrient-dense and nourishing essence. We support our local farmers when possible.
If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, we can happily accommodate.
About chef Bella Staines: She offers food that reflects her values, focusing on fresh, vibrant produce from only the best suppliers who respect and cherish nature. She aims to celebrate sustainably and responsibly grown ingredients, providing a delicious base for a wide variety of dishes. Her food is soulful, flavourful and wholesome, deriving its inspiration from a number of cuisines but always advocating eating and living in a healthy and balanced direction. All dishes are created to compliment and balance the elements and processes of a yoga retreat, keeping both the mind and the body nourished. She loves to share her passion for the healing power of food and it's beautiful way of bringing people together.
Our home away from home is hosted in the heart of Sedona at the Transformation House and the Homestead. Our properties share the lush green grounds, an orchard, majestic views of the classic red rocks of Sedona and have exclusive creek access. There's also a hot tub for relaxing soaks under the stars. Enjoy comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of space to relax, read, write, walk in nature and practice stillness.
Read more below under Accomodations and Pricing.
7:30 AM Coffee + Tea
8:00-9:15 AM Asana, Pranayama + Meditation
9:15-10:30 AM Nourishing Breakfast
10:30-1:30 AM Element Inspired Process Art Workshop
1:30-2:30 PM Nourishing Lunch
2:30-4:30 PM Open Art Studio + River Hike + Free Time + Rest
5:30-6:30 PM Restorative / Sound Healing/Meditative Art
6:30-7:30 PM Light Dinner + Sunset
Check-in: 3:00 - 5:00 PM Thursday // Checkout 11:00 AM Sunday
MEET YOUR GUIDES
BEVIE LABRIE MA, ATR-BC, LMFT
With nearly 25 years facilitating personal growth experiences with people of all ages, Bevie has worked as a youth worker, wilderness therapy instructor, art and outdoor educator, cross-cultural worker, and currently as an independent Artist and Art Therapist. She intentionally guides people into their intuitive intelligence through process art and nature based experiences focused on body sensation, kinesthetic movement, creative writing and mixed media art practices. Exploring her surroundings both locally and internationally through her artistic lens, yoga and outdoor pursuits such as rock-climbing, backpacking and mountain biking fuel Bevie's creative inspiration and work. It's in these places she has discovered her own resiliency, integrated faith, and authentic voice. Her deepest passion is helping others also discover the depths of their strength, contentment and meaningful participation in their lives through intuitive engagement with creativity and the natural world.
GABY COLLETTA E-RYT, YACEP, AHC
Gaby is a Meditation and Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Health Counselor with over 12 years of practice in integrative wellness. She facilitates transformational nature-based retreats, guides mind-body courses, leads teacher trainings and coaches individuals on how to create an ecosystem of internal resources that bring forth one’s greater potential. Her teachings weave together the Eastern wisdom traditions of Tantra and Buddhism with modern-day neuroscience and somatic psychology. Reverence for nature and ritual, embodied presence and deep intention are at the heart of her practices. Gaby is also cofounder of ClimbWell, a resource and retreat series that explores the intersection of climbing, mindfulness and personal development.
Off the mat, you can find her in the mountains rock climbing, witching up some herbal remedies or sipping tea with a stranger in a far corner of the world.
Learn more about her offerings: gabycolletta.com
Accommodation + Pricing
We offer tiered pricing options so you can modify your retreat experience to your personal needs.
A deposit of $350 reserves your spot and flexible payment plans are available.
Early bird pricing $100 off with code “RENEW”
Below is the cost per person:
Accommodation ranges: $1050-$1550
Private Queen with Kitchenette and Bath Tub $1550 / Shared $1300 each - SOLD OUT
Private Queen with Private Bathroom and Tub $1450 / Shared $1250 each - SOLD OUT
Private Queen $1250 / Shared Queen $1150 each - SOLD OUT
Full Bed in Shared Room $1150 - SOLD OUT
Twin Bed in Shared Room $1050 - SOLD OUT
Note: If you’d like to share the private king or private double with a partner/friend please email me directly so I can set up that payment option for you!
Cost includes all wellness and art workshop materials, organic meals, accommodation, and activities.
Transportation to and from retreat location is not included.
How to Sign Up
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Kind reflections on Bevie and Gaby's offerings:
“What a special and restorative experience in a beautiful location. I would recommend this retreat to anyone looking for professional and compassionate instructors, out of this world culinary creations made with locally sourced ingredients, and lots of opportunity for reflection, creativity, time in nature, healing, and community, with deep and thoughtful intention put into every part of the retreat. In my experience, wellness retreats/events can get a reputation for being ran sloppily, or behind schedule, or being a little too loose and informal - especially for what you pay for. I'm happy to say, that was not the case with this retreat. Everything was well planned and organized, on schedule without being rushed, and was handled in a professional and intentional manner. I would highly recommend to anyone considering, it was worth every penny and I'd love to attend again.”
- Annalisa N.
And on process art experiences
"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."
Location + Getting to Sedona
Sedona is located in north central Arizona. The closest airports are Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), two hours by car to the south of Sedona, and Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG), about 45 minutes to the north of Sedona. Please note that Flagstaff Pulliam airport offers only limited flight options.
From Phoenix. Driving time from Phoenix is about two hours (120 miles/193 km). From SkyHarbor, get on Interstate 17 north and follow it to exit 298. Proceed northeast on Highway 179 for 15 miles (24 km) to Sedona.
From Flagstaff. Driving time from Flagstaff is about 45 minutes or about 1 hour, depending on the route you take.
The drive along 89a south takes you through the breathtaking gorge of Oak CreekCanyon. This is a 28-mile drive that counts among the most scenic drives in North America and takes about 45 minutes. Please be aware that this drive involves navigating several switchbacks and that the road may be closed during inclement weather. Alternately, you can take Interstate 17 south to exit 298 and proceed northeast on Highway 179 for 15 miles to Sedona. This route takes about one hour.
Preparation: We ask that you prioritize self-care and health in the time leading up. We recommend to all participants to minimize potential exposure to COVID, especially within the 2 weeks prior to arrival. We understand that some folks will arrive vaccinated while others may not yet and are committed to keeping everyone safe. Further COVID-19 Protocols will be shared.
Required: In line with the CDC requirement for travel in, we ask that you provide a negative covid test with 72 hours of us coming or vaccination.
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