1- 9 DECEMBER - 2018
9 days / 8 nights
Join us in Japan for this artfully blended experience like none other! With eight nights and nine creatively infused days of Architecture, Art, Culture and Restorative Yoga. You will also be hands on with workshops in Tapestry Weaving, Basket Weaving, Japanese Sashiko, Indigo dying, Yoga and Meditation to awaken your creative self. Set in Japan’s breathtaking art islands of the Seto inland sea, Naoshima and Teshima, this retreat has been woven together with heart to inspire you to access your core creativity, as if opening your heart to a beam of creative energy emanating from within.
The experience will begin with three nights in Kyoto bathing in the romance as we wander Kyoto's atmospheric streets. Cocooned in a valley with green mountains rising protectively around it, we will experience all of Kyoto’s delights with our very own personal local guide, Rika. She will take us to the temples and a garden in Arashiyama area, famous for its scenic beauty since ancient time. Then, we will move to the east part of Kyoto to visit Kawai Kanjiro Museum. On the following day Rika will also takes us to a Machiya townhouse (traditional townhouse), where we will have demonstrations on the Sensu (Folding Fan). We also will enjoy the Furoshiki demonstration in a big tatami room.
Our workshops in Kyoto include Japanese embroidery, Sashiko with Meri from Walnut Kyoto and Tapestry weaving with Natalie Miller.
For the next five nights the energy of the Islands of the Seto inland sea, Naoshima and Teshima will infuse you with inspiration, immersing you in the experience of nature, artistic exploration and awakening a sense of vitality and infinity, which becomes the path to your core creativity. We will be guided by Casey Cordoba with restorative yoga and meditation. We will make Japanese bamboo inspired baskets with Harriet Goodall, we will also dip them in an indigo Vat and learn all about indigo. There will be sunrise walks, sunset bike riding, and not to mention we will be visiting the most incredible galleries and art projects on the islands.
Textiles, art, architecture and craft are at the heart of this retreat and the best have come together to guide you.
Be guided through Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller and Basket Weaving with Harriet Goodall as they lead you through artfully making things by hand and caring for the earth. Co Creator of H.E.L.P Casey Cordoba will join this infectious team to nourish our minds and bodies with a daily Restorative and Yoga Nidra (sleep based meditation) practice awakening our ability to discover our inner artistry with great openness and curiosity.