A Little Movement…

An update to let you know that the first Journey has been moved just a couple of days earlier, so that workshops will be held over the wknd.—we’ll check in on Thur., Feb. 18th, with classes on Fri/Sat/Sun, then depart on Mon. Feb. 22. I hope this makes it easier for some of you to attend! I know that there are a number of retreats to choose from these days, and each one has its own ‘feel’ to it. If you’re looking for a venue to nourish your spirit and invite creativity, then this one’s for you. One price will include everything you need—your sleeping room, all meals, snacks, classes, evening activities, etc. A chance to come away feeling that your spirit is nourished, not coming home so exhausted that you need another vacation to recover! It may be just the cure for you after the hectic holidays, so circle these dates on your calendar—Feb. 18-22, 2010.

I’m hoping that the 3-day class format appeals to you as well—one set of supplies, one room where you can leave all your stuff, and a great instructor to inspire you. No schlepping stuff around, zipping from room to room, hauling tons of supplies. Keeping it simple.

We’ve started working on the website and will have it up soon—I’ll announce it here when it’s ready. The class offerings are still in the works, but just know that they will be wonderful—how can they not be with that great group?!

On another note, I’m also gaining some movement in my neck, which I’m very happy about. I started physical therapy and am hoping to be out of this neck brace before too long. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

More on the Journey

Thanks so much to those of you who have left comments and have emailed me privately, encouraging me in my dream to create An Artful Journey. I’m so thrilled and uplifted by your support! You’ve asked for more details, so here’s what I know for now: the first retreat is scheduled for Feb. 18-22, 2010 with Lesley Riley, Nina Bagley, Albie Smith, DJ Pettitt, and Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati McDonough.

The 2nd event will be on July 18-22, 2010 with Stephanie Lee, Judy Wise, Katie Kendrick Richard Salley, and DJ Pettitt. And I’m thrilled to announce that Kelly Rae Roberts will also be participating in some capacity–she’s an amazing, inspirational young woman, just brimming with talent. In case you haven’t heard, her new book just hit the shelves and it’s a real treasure, so be sure and check it out!

When DJ was visiting here recently, we had the chance to go up to the Presentation Center for another look, and she kindly took these great photos and posted on her blog about the center. I’m so thrilled that she could feel the serenity and uniqueness of the venue, and that she was as excited about it as I was when I first laid eyes on it!
Prices haven’t been finalized yet, but one fee will cover 4 nights lodging, 3 days of classes with one instructor, all meals, evening gatherings and other fun activities and treats. The center has places to gather as a group, but also special little areas to escape to if you need some quiet time–walking trails through the forest, small tables out on the patio, and benches scattered both indoors and out. There’s a little something for everyone!
I’ve got a website in the works, so all the details will be posted there as we go along. My webhost just had her first baby, and is taking some time off to get acquainted with the little one (congratulations, Rachelle!), but we’ll have it up soon. Once she’s back, I’ll be sure and put up a ‘subscribe’ button on the blog, and will do my best to accommodate any other requests. If you have any questions/comments/suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me on the
‘contact me’ addy listed here on the blog–I’d love to hear from you!

And yes, I’m also hoping to offer a few “Day Journeys” in 2009–single workshops with guest instructors, to be held here in Los Gatos, CA. As soon as I have things confirmed, you’ll be the first to know! Stay tuned…