Retreats

2019 Spring Retreats

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Creatress: Women’s ART & Yoga Mini-Retreats

Spring Retreat: Saturday, May 11, 2019 (1-5 pm)

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Tap into your creativity, strength & beauty

Nourish your body, mind & soul

Explore artful practices for self care, healing & renewal

During this mini re(treat), we will enjoy a gentle yoga practice interwoven with poetry, visual art-making, writing, and mindfulness practices. As we awaken the Creatress within, we will focus on strengthening our connection to the feminine, claiming our inner knowing and body wisdom, and becoming artists of our everyday lives.

This Mother’s Day weekend retreat is part of a series of seasonal mini-retreats offered by Jena Leake, PhD, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, with guest yoga instructors who have their own art practices. Sara Zia (yogi, writer, philosopher, birth doula, and midwife-in-training) will lead our yoga practice. Previous artistic or yoga experience is not necessary. Art materials, tea and refreshments will be provided.

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Writing Ourselves Awake

Women’s Embodied Writing Retreat

February 2, 2019 (10 am – 6 pm)

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WOMEN, ART & POWER

 A Retreat Weekend to Nourish your Body, Mind & Soul 

October 27 – 28, 2018

 Galleywinter Farm & Retreat Center in Afton, VA

Retreat begins on Saturday, October 27 at 10 am and ends on Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm, with the option to stay overnight or commute each day. See full Retreat Schedule below.

Retreat is Full – Contact Jena to be added to the waitlist

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Tending the Soul Fires

Women’s Art & Mindfulness Retreat

Saturday, June 23, 2018 (10 am – 5 pm)

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As summer begins, we will pause to rest, relax and luxuriate in a day of art-making, self care and creative community. Join us as we tend the soul fires, exploring what longs for expression, release and transformation within us. We will breathe, move, dance, draw, write, and shape artful encounters with the spacious landscape surrounding our studio. Creating from this embodied place ignites an alchemical process whereby we free ourselves from limiting perceptions or outworn habits, calling forth a renewed capacity to live passionately, courageously and authentically.

Optional outdoor art-making and lunch al fresco will complement the day. Art materials and snacks provided. Bring a journal or sketchbook, pen or pencil, and a simple lunch. No previous art or mindfulness experience required. 

Location: Polarity Barn, 6482 Dick Woods Rd, Charlottesville, VA

REGISTRATION for this Event is Closed.

 

 

BEAUTY, ART & SOUL 

A Spring Retreat for Women

Saturday, May 19, 2018  (10 am – 5 pm)

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Beauty inspires, nourishes, heals, and restores. Join us for a day of art-making, self care and enriching connections with creative women as we dwell in the spacious retreat of a tranquil studio surrounded by mountains and sky. Through art-making and mindfulness explorations, we will breathe, move, draw, sculpt, write, and shape artful encounters with the landscape around us. Art-making from this soulful orientation awakens our senses, enlivens our hearts and expands our perception of beauty. As we slow down, resting into the rhythms of nature, we discover images, poetry and creative practices to support us in artfully embodying our everyday lives.

Optional outdoor art-making and lunch al fresco will complement the day. Art materials and snacks provided. Bring a journal or sketchbook, pen or pencil, and a simple lunch. No previous art or mindfulness experience required.

Location: Polarity Barn, 6482 Dick Woods Rd, Charlottesville, VA

 

 

 

Shaping Life through ART

Fall Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat 


He(art) of Awakening

Spring Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat 

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Tending the Soul Fires

Summer Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat

HeartStream © Jena Leake JPG

Tending the He(ART) Fire

Winter Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat

Creative Fire Painting