Retreat

Sacred Arts Immersion

August 24-28, 2022

Flower of Life: Sacred Geometry in Art & Nature

Immerse yourself in nature, arts play, delicious food and holistic living for four days!

EARLY MORNING YOGA, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION

DAILY WORKSHOPS from an array of artists will include colorful string art, sculpture, mandala rocks, sacred symbols, creating our own personal glyph, flow arts such as poi, and more.

ENLIVENING MEALS include early morning fare, a delicious brunch, nourishing supper, and a hearty afternoon snack. Meals are primarily local, organic, plant-based, multi-ethnic and gluten-free, with dairy and egg options.

OPEN AFTERNOON TIME allows for project work with one of our artists, studio explorations, pop up offerings, individual wellness sessions, nature adventures such as swimming, hiking, or kayaking on the river, and restful stillness.

LATE AFTERNOON REFLECTION CIRCLES invite sharings from the heart, inspirational insights, journalling opportunities.

EVENING EVENTS include a Welcoming Ceremony, Ecstatic Dance, Sacred Sound & Song, Drumming & Fire Ceremony with Fire Spinning Performance

CAMPING, INDOOR PRIVATE ROOM OR SHARED ROOMS See our registration form!

OUR SPECIAL GROUP PROJECTS THIS YEAR INCLUDE . . .

Large geometric fence weavings with Jen Ferry

Sacred glyphs/symbol painting on the yurt exterior

Our dragon sculpture

DAILY SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

2:00-4:00pm arrival

5:00pm Welcoming Circle

6:00pm Dinner

7:30 Circle of Stones Ceremony; Fire Circle

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

7:00-8:00am Morning Beverages & Light Fare

8:00-9:30am YOGA, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION with . . .

10:00-11:00am BRUNCH

11:15-11:45am CREATIVITY CIRCLE: Still point moving into Improv – warm ups, icebreakers, living geometry, fun!

12:00-2:00pm SACRED ARTS WORKSHOP: Weaving the Sacred Web: Geometric String Art with Jen Ferry

2:00-2:30pm HEARTY SNACK

2:30-4:00pm OPEN TIME: Project Immersion, Open Studio, Spa/Wellness Sessions, Rest, Play, Nature Adventures, Pop Up Workshops

4:00-5:00pm MANDALA CREATION: Aaron Staengl will guide us in mandala art experiences! Working with compasses, protractors and rulers; mandala templates, and a variety of materials – we can create our own, or get colorful with a template of our choosing!

5:00-6:00pm REFLECTION & SHARING CIRCLE

6:00-7:00pm DINNER

7:30-9:00pm ECSTATIC DANCE – A Cosmic Journey Through Movement, Sound & Lights

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

7:00-8:00am Morning Beverages & Light Fare

8:00-9:30am YOGA, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION with Leia Jones

10:00-11:00am BRUNCH

11:15-11:45am CREATIVITY CIRCLE: Stretchy bands sacred geometric forms

12:00-2:00pm SACRED ARTS WORKSHOP: Sacred Symbols, Glyphs Presentation – Creating Our Own Sacred Symbol; Creating Our Sacred Geometry Vision Board with Heather Lynn Reynolds

2:00-2:30pm HEARTY SNACK

2:30-4:00pm OPEN TIME: Project Immersion, Open Studio, Spa/Wellness Sessions, Rest, Play, Nature Adventures,

4:00-5:00pm Sacred Geometry of the Bees, Hives & Flowers with Lizzie Thompson; Witness the magic of the honeybees as we visit the hive and explore our pollinator gardens. Study the geometries of the flowers! Celebrate the geometry of six as we create a Flower of Life earth mandala in honor of the pollinators.

5:00-6:00pm REFLECTION & SHARING CIRCLE: Shamanic journey with drum guided by Lizzie Thompson, followed by art/journalling.

6:00-7:00pm DINNER

7:30-9:00pm SACRED SOUND & SONG with Kelly Darrell & Friends, Bamboo Moonbeams & Jo Tinhat, & Others

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

7:00-8:00am Morning Beverages & Fruit

8:00-9:30am YOGA, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION with Leia Jones

10:00-11:00am BRUNCH

11:15-11:45am CREATIVITY CIRCLE Sacred flow in nature: following earth ley lines, finding power spots, discovering the geometry around us.

12:00-2:00pm SACRED ARTS WORKSHOP: Mandala Rocks! Using dotting tools and templates, or free-hand painting, creating sacred rocks. . . Later, creating ground flow rock patterns in the gazebo sand.

2:00-2:30pm HEARTY SNACK

2:30-4:00pm OPEN TIME: Project Immersion, Open Studio, Spa/Wellness Sessions, Rest, Play, Nature Adventures, Pop Up Workshops

4:00-6:00pm INTERGENERATIONAL FUN TIME! Rainbow Dragon Group Sculpture, face painting, large group mandala, earth mandala, dress up, Mandala Rocks!

6:00-7:00pm FAMILY STYLE DINNER

Flow Arts Play, Face-Painting & Mandala Rocks continued . . .

7:30-9:00pm FIRE & DRUM CELEBRATION with fire spinning by Jen Ferry, drumming by Chris Angileri & Co, lighting of the torches empowerment ritual

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

7:00-8:00am Morning Beverages & Light Fare

8:00-9:30am YOGA, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION with Leia Jones

10:00-11:00am BRUNCH

11:30-12:45pm CIRCLE OF LIFE CLOSING RITUAL & APPRECIATION CIRCLE

MEET OUR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE . . .

Here are some of our amazing contributing artists!

Aaron Ananta Staengl will set the template for creating sacred glyphs, symbols and mandalas.

Jen Ferry is a performance artist, crafts woman, and massage therapist. She has a passion for music and the healing arts. She will guide us in sacred geometry string art – both to take home and as installations on the land. She will teach poi flow arts and share her amazing fire dancing!
Anahata Hridaya Devi – aka Heather Lynn Reynolds – is an accomplished artist/painter/muralist who will help us create our own sacred symbols and sacred geometry vision boards.
Leia Jones will be leading morning yoga utilizing the sacred geometry of mudra,
mandalas, sacred symbols, chakra awareness, breathwork and meditation.
She is also offering Thai yoga massage sessions on Friday afternoon and possible at other times.
Kathryn Ashera Rose will be facilitating the experiential integration of sacred geometry
through nature, qi gong, movement, llght, sound, color, and art.
Lizzie Marie Thompson will guide us in an experience of the honeybees, followed by an honoring of the cycle of creation with a flower of life earth mandala, and a guided shamanic journey.

MORNING YOGA

Experience the delight of yoga on the river pavilion as the sun rises over the trees and the birds sing!

DELICIOUS ORGANIC MEALS

Colorful, fresh and as organic and local as possible, including veggies from our own garden! Our taste-bud pleasing meals feature a variety of ethnic cuisines, and are always gluten-free friendly, mostly plant-based, with vegetarian, vegan and occasional omni options.

THE ANAHATA STAFF

. . . works tirelessly to create an integrated, flowing experience to free your spirit, your creativity, and your joy!

ADD WELLNESS & NURTURING . . .

Check out our wellness offerings and schedule your sessions!

https://anahataeducationcenter.com/wellness/

BRING YOUR OWN . . .

Projects, creative aspirations, gifts to share, poi set (or we have some), musical instruments, overflow of artistic materials. This is a co-creative sharing-in!

RATES

Immersion Camp – 4 Days/Nights

Begins Wednesday 8/24 2:00 pm arrival – Sunday 8/28 12:00 pm

  • $465 all-inclusive commuter
  • $585 all-inclusive with camping
  • $665 all-inclusive with shared room
  • $745 all-inclusive with private room

A LA CARTE RATES:

8am-9pm Thursday, Friday or Saturday $125/day; Sunday & Wednesday $45/day

Camping – $30/night ~ Shared Room – $45/night ~ Private Room – $70/night

Drop-In Art Studio Workshops : $25 includes materials ~ see detailed schedule below

Drop-In Meals: $15 brunch; $5 hearty snack or $15 dinner – with advance reservation

Drop-In Yoga, Creativity Circle, Reflection Circle, Pop Up Playshop, Evening Program, or Afternoon Immersion: $12 per person

Contact Kathryn Ashera Rose (kathrynashera@gmail.com) for more details and to register.

DESIGN YOUR EXPERIENCE HERE!

https://forms.gle/9oJuYy8Ze9inCd6G6

The GEOMETRY OF CREATION!

Each Day we will explore in movement, art and meditation and our own human/divine energy body different aspects of sacred geometry and the creatures/creations of nature that reflect that geometry, so far including . . .

The intereweaving of sacred geometry in honeybees, hives and flowers

Spiders and the geometry of 8

The tube taurus and the human energy body

Higher dimensional sacred geometry