Women’s Nature Art Retreat

June 24th - 27th, 2021
Southern Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina

We have heard the call of Mother Earth to bathe in the inspiration of pristine nature and hydrate our artist’s hearts. This 4-day retreat is for women who love to create, paint, draw, and craft. Artists of all levels join in sparking the creations within you and bringing them forth! There will be space to play, dive in, connect, and share. 

Be inspired by nature & the elements – Draw from the Southern Appalachian Mountains’ immaculate beauty and the old-growth forest! Allow the fresh waterfalls to clear your body and mind and fire kindle songs within you. Maybe you’ll find your muse in the cave or inside the hollow grandmother poplar? 

Play Remember what it means to create with freedom! Choose from a wide range of art mediums: pastels, watercolor, colored pencils, graphite, pens, paints, clay, charcoal, and using found objects in nature.

Dive deep  – Enjoy both shared and solo time in the woods… Discover the freedom to journey within and see what is alive in your heart. 

Tap into the Flow – Begin your days with guided movement and breathwork and allow it to carry you into the inner discoveries. 

Cherish togetherness – Embrace peer artists! Witness and be witnessed by powerful women walking their path. 

Receive reflection & support – Share your creations in a safe container, welcome insights from the community, give, and receive. 

Be initiated  –  Share ceremonial space to journey with a drum and move through a threshold. Now is the time to step into your power as a creatrix of your own life. 

Nourish – Enjoy rest and have luxurious free time to create. Nourish your body with wild foods and chartered delux organic meals. Treat your heart with ceremonial tea and cacao. 

Clarify & Align  – Sync up with the rhythms of nature and allow the ancient wisdom of the Earth to guide your way. Gain clarity on your path and refine your creative expression!

Empower – Remember what it means to listen to the creative force that moves through you. Dare to walk the Beauty Way in its fullest potential. Be the Heart Centered Artist, the Heartist, of your own life! 

Location

The immersion location nests in Southern Appalachia, about 1.5 hours southwest of Asheville. The site is surrounded by majestic mountains, pristine rivers, waterfalls, and the enchanted temperate rainforest of North Carolina. All the food will be provided and lovingly prepared on the open fire by our incredible chef Annie Kin. Annie nurtures life and fills everything she does with intentional love and yum! The campsite is right next to the car parking so you won’t have to carry art materials far.

 Registration

***This retreat is open to all female, non-binary, and femme-identifying people.***

EARLY BIRD until May 30, 2021: $395 ($495 after)

Save up $100 by BRINGING YOUR FRIEND: two for $690

+3.2% Paypal fee per transaction 

Rate includes the full program with all art materials and chartered deluxe organic meals. This is an outdoor event – please bring your own camping gear. 

$100 deposit (non-refundable) upon registration. Rest of the payment due June 10, 2021.

Payment plan option available –  contact Sanni at inchantedjourneys@gmail.com for more info.

100% refund if the event is canceled due to COVID-19.

Space limited to 14 women.

NOTE! 5% of the profit goes toward a designated charity project – more info coming soon! 

Orientation

Orientation Call: We will have an orientation call about a week before the event.

Opening circle: We will gather at a set meeting location in Asheville at 11:30 am on Thursday, June 24, 2021, and carpool to the basecamp.  We will set up the tents and enjoy dinner, followed by our opening ceremony.

Closing Circle: will be complete on Sunday, June 27, by 2:30 pm, and you will be back at your car in Asheville by 4 pm. 

Airports: The immersion location is about 1.5 hours southwest of the Asheville Regional Airport. Relatively close airports include Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, about a 2.5 hours drive from the site; Atlanta airport, about a 2.5 hours drive; Knoxville MacGhee Tyson airport, about a 3 hours drive; Charlotte airport, about a 3.5-hour drive. Specific address and directions will be given upon registration.

Facilitators

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Sanni Pääkkönen

Nikki Moon Shoneman

To sign up please fill out the registration form and pay a deposit or in full

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