Cheryl Sosnowski of Create Space Studio and Kim Balzan, amazing sound healer and yoga teacher, have partnered up to bring you this one of a kind retreat at the beautiful Spirit of the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree Arizona. Immerse yourself in a day of creative restoration for your whole being. You will leave feeling fresh and alive. You have the option of paying in full or splitting your payment up.
What is creative restoration?
Martha Graham said "There is a vitality, a life force that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through an other medium and be lost."
We were born creative beings. Jung said creativity was there when we took our first breath, took our first steps, and spoke our first words. It is the stuff of our bones.
You are a unique, one of a kind in ALL TIME human being, here to express through the creation of your life via your daily actions. You'er a creative miracle. But we forget that we are miraculous beings as we get caught up in daily life; our work, spouses, illnesses, children, bosses, co-workers, loss, gain, and million other "lemons" that life hands us on a daily basis.
By remembering who and what you are, you are able to relax into the moment you are in and let go of the past and plan for the future but don't worry about the future (big difference!).
Kim and Cheryl know that creativity heals. It opens doors. I allows for all possibility to happen.
The day will begin with a fun warm up and ice breaker so we can all get to know each other as we embark on this creative journey together. We will then learn about mindfulness and some techniques that you can use every day of your life to help bring you back to the present and center you, no matter what. We will then participate in Kundalini Yoga and breathwork which will energize our bodies before we paint. We will do a warm up painting exercise because maybe you haven't picked up a paintbrush for years! We will together enjoy a delicious lunch and head back to our beautiful room which overlooks the boulders and hills and embrace our paints once more in an embodied process art painting experience while we listen to Kim play her bowls while we paint. We will follow that with a drum circle and quiet meditation and reflection on the day with a circle of sharing.
We promise you a magical, healing, heart opening day of self-love and community of love, acceptance and friendship.
If you love to learn and want to know more about how creativity and sound heal and open you, here are some wonderful links to some great reads!
Though what we aren't doing is "art therapy" it does have therapeutic benefits and I love this video as people discover themselves through art.