Tap into your inner wisdom!
Allow your Soul to
This Retreat is not just about painting.
It is a chance to rejuvenate and transform in a place
where Mother Nature is abundant and tranquil.
I am so excited to be inviting a group of lovely souls to join me in September 2019 in the Gaia Lotus Art Retreat. I have been teaching workshops and classes for many years now all over Australia and also online but this is my first Art Retreat.
I fell in love with Bali and her people a few years ago and ever since then a seed has been growing in my heart, inspiring me to create not only an Art Retreat in Bali but also to make it an uplifting holistic “Mind, Body and Soul” experience as well. I have some really special things planned for us to share.
The dates for the Retreat are
Check In on the Thursday 26th September and
Check out on the Thursday the 3rd October 2019
Retreat price (Australian dollars)
Private room with Queen size bed, private bathroom $2150
are now SOLD OUT
Shared Twin Room with 2 single beds and private bathroom $1850
are now SOLD OUT
*Cancellations before 1st of July will be refundable less a $200 administration fee
The family owned resort that I have chosen for the Retreat is in Ubud. Known as the spiritual art centre of Bali. The resort itself is a rambling property with lovely authentic Balinese cottages nestled amongst gorgeous garden, jungles and rice paddies.
Each Cottage consists of two separate rooms downstairs and two upstairs. All rooms are air conditioned but they also have ceiling fans. Each room has its own bathroom, bath, wardrobe, TV, Kettle, Fridge, and lots of storage. You can choose to have your own Private room with a Queen size bed or if you would like to share to keep the costs down, we can offer a twin share option.
The Resort has 3 pools. One in particular, is quite close to where we will be painting and also to where our Rooms will be situated.
We have our own Yoga Shala where we can congregate to paint during the week. We can also paint on our verandahs or by the pool. The options and settings are endless. The vista everywhere you look is both breathtaking and blissful.
Costs covered by the Retreat
Seven nights accommodation in our beautiful Resort in Ubud
Six days of Art Tuition/Mentoring with Susan
Meditation. Food for the soul!
Welcome Goody Bag
Two 73cm x 73cm Canvas’s stretched and ready to paint. We will take them off the stretcher bars at the end of the retreat. Roll them and either fit into your suitcase or take home as hand luggage. You can get them restretched by a framer once you get home.
A full buffet breakfast daily ( My favourite is the banana pancakes)
Welcome Dinner and cocktail at the Resort restaurant.
Day Trip and transfers to Bird Park and Elephant Park
Class in making a Canang Sari Blessing Offering
One hour massage or treatment of your choice
Farewell Dinner at the Resort restaurant.
Costs not covered by Retreat
Indonesian Custom Fees ( each country is different)
Transfers from Airport to Resort. These should be around $35AUD
( I can organise these for you though)
Meals ( Other than the Welcome and Farewell Dinners)
The Resort offers Room service ( which will be charged to your room and payable on check out) The resort restaurant is very reasonable has a variety a meals to choose from. Of course Ubud is a short taxi ride away where you have loads of restaurants and cafes. There are also a few cafes close by. Ubud is a 25 minute walk (strenuous as there is a big hill either way) or 7 minutes by taxi.
We will be using a lovely Yoga space for our meditations and group painting sessions. It is located quite close to our rooms and just a short walk from one of the swimming pools. It sits at the back of the property and is flanked by rice paddies. This is where Jack and I saw a beautiful Kingfisher fly through the treetops. It is a beautiful setting.
About the painting experience
As most of you already know, I believe that everyone has the ability to be tap into their creativity and to paint. This retreat is for women who have been looking for a chance and just the right environment to finally explore their creative potential. There are no rules or restrictions. I encourage everyone to play and experiment. I can show you some easy ways to paint a beautiful background with layers of translucent paint and a few stencils. Our top layers and images will evolve through the Retreat and I am really looking forward to see everyone’s unique individual pieces and to see what images have inspired or captivated you. Whether it be a beautiful bird you saw at the Bird Park? An elephant or magnificent tree? Or even something more abstract? Just tapping into the essence of Bali and her beauty could be amazing.
Beginners and Fellow artists are all welcome.
What you need to bring along
A basic kit of acrylic paints
(I will send a more detailed list once you register for the retreat)