Exploring Creativity - A Weekend Retreat of Art, Yoga and Meditation in Oxfordshire

Friday 27 July - Sunday 29 July.  Early Bird (book by 1 June - £135.  After 1 June - £165

Friday 31 August - Sunday 2 September.  Early Bird (book by 9 July - £135.  After 9 July - £165. 

Well respected local artist and art tutor Lisa Jayne Bloomer and local yoga teacher Elaine Whittaker are collaborating to bring you this weekend of exploring creativity. Using yoga, meditation and sound to bring you into a state of relaxation, your creative instincts are awakened.  You will then be guided to create artwork with materials provided by Lisa Jayne.   

The yoga practices will be suitable for beginners as well as those with yoga experience. You will not be limited to a single medium for the art sessions, but will be free to explore creative avenues from experiences and observations through a variety of art materials. The use of mixed media will allow you to experiment and explore new creative fields making the weekend suitable for beginners and more advanced students. 

Whether you are looking for an alternative holiday and would like to develop new skills or to enjoy further exploration of existing skills, this lovey retreat will  be of interest.   

The outline programme is:

Friday evening - optional

17.00-19.00 - Gentle Yoga followed by Gong Sound Bath (Sound Meditation) 

Saturday

08.30-09.30 - Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation

09.30-10.15 - Breakfast

10.30-13.00 - Introduction to artwork.  Walk in country with preliminary sketching

13.00-14.00 - Lunch

14.00-17.00 - Artwork 

17.00-18.00 - Gentle Yoga and guided relaxation

Sunday

08.30-09.30 - Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation

09.30-10.15 - Breakfast

10.30-13.00 - Artwork

13.00-14.00 - Lunch

14.00-15.00 - Artwork 

15.00-16.00 - Mindfulness Meditation and relaxation with sound experience

16.00-16.30 - Closing review

Breakfast and lunch are provided.  Tea/coffee/juices/snacks are provided for you to help yourself to over the weekend.  Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.  All art materials are provided.  Accommodation is not included, but there are several hotels and B&B very close by (details on request).  Bring a yoga/exercise mat and a blanket for the yoga/meditation sessions.

Location:

Lisa Jayne Art Studio, Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire, OX5 3BQ 

Booking

Book your place now.  A deposit of £40 secures your place, with the balance being due approximately 10 days before the retreat.  

Accommodation

The farm is ideally situated close to Oxford, the Cotswolds and the scenic Chiltern Hills. For more information about their rates and facilities please refer to their website: www.greenhill-leisure-park.co.uk. If camping is not your thing but you would like to take advantage of this opportunity there are a number of nearby places to stay; The Manor at Weston on the Green, the Dashwood Hotel & Restaurant in the pretty village of Kirtlington, Sturdy's Castle a cosy Inn and many places in Woddstock where Blenheim Palace can be found.