Are you searching for fulfilment, tired out with the same old routine, stressed, overworked, recovering from illness, looking to escape for a few days and reconnect with your creativity or wanting to explore your inner creativity for the first time? If this retreat is calling you...don't be afraid to follow your heart.
Eden Whispers’ Escape & Create Retreat is a 4 day, 3 night, creative journey that will help you reconnect to yourself and your inner creativity. Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Andalusia, Southern Spain you will enjoy luxury accommodation at La Jacaranda Villa, Mijas. The creative workshops and activities will mostly be held outside in nature, to help inspire you, heal you and free your beautiful creative spirit. Throughout the retreat you will explore all different kinds of creative workshops including art, music, creative writing, meditation and creative crafts.
When is the retreat? 3rd - 6th October 2017. The retreat is a total of 4 days including the arrival day and departure day. It is hosted by:Elizabeth Wynn - Eden Whispers' Creative Workshops & Retreats Debbie Waby - La Jacaranda Villa, Mijas Chef Lulu Gil Granado - El Rincon de Lulu
Who is this retreat for? Eden Whispers’ Escape & Create Retreat is for anyone over the age of 21, couples as well as singles. This retreat is open to people already living in Spain as well as those in other countries that may wish to travel. Places are limited to 10 people in total and are based on a first come, first served policy.
What is included? All creative workshops and equipment. This includes paints, canvases, mixed media papers, journals, pencils, clay, creative craft supplies, facilities and facilitators. Luxury accommodation at La Jacaranda. 3 healthy, gluten free meals each day, (including water, kombucha, tea, organic wine and craft beer). Meals will be freshly cooked by our retreat chef and will be meat free but will include some fish. Let us know beforehand if you have any special dietary needs. (Have a look at a sample menu below) Afternoon trip, picnic and workshop with stunning mountain views at The Little Wooden House in the mountains. Trip exploring the beautiful local 'pueblo' of Mijas
Please note...flights and transfers or travel costs are not included in the price. These are to be booked by you prior to the retreat as well as your own private travel insurance. (Please see the ‘What do I need to bring’ section for more information)
What will a typical day look like? Here is an example of one of the days on the retreat. The schedule will be finalised and sent out nearer the time. You will also receive more details about each of the 7 main creative workshops. 9:30 Meditation on the terrace overlooking the sea or a little exercise to awaken the body 10:30 Shared breakfast around the large wooden table 11:30-13:30 A creative workshop 14:30 Shared Lunch 15:30-16:30 Free time to relax by the pool, write in your journal, sit and be quiet, reflect, meditate or carry on in your creative flow. (One afternoon will include a trip into the mountains and there will also be a little free time to explore the pretty whitewashed Spanish village of Mijas) 16:30-18:30 A creative workshop 19:00 Shared Dinner 20:30 A short evening activity 21:00 Free time until bedtime
Sample menu for a typical day: (gluten-free) Breakfast -Antioxidant Red Smoothie, Scrambled Eggs, Quinoa Pancakes Lunch -Soup, Butternut Squash Risotto, Vegan Pumpkin Cake Dinner -Pear Salad, Hake in Green Sauce with Wild Rice, Chocolate and Orange Cake
About Eden Whispers: Eden Whispers is a project run by Elizabeth, which includes creative workshops and retreats, as well as promoting a more simple way of living. Most workshops are based outside in nature, at The Little Wooden House, Eden Whispers. This is a tiny house on wheels that Elizabeth built herself to enable her to live the life that she dreamed of, eating healthily from the land and being able to inspire others through creativity. Elizabeth says, ‘’I want to help people escape the stresses and pressures of everyday life and become more connected with their creativity. Eden Whispers’ projects offer that little peaceful, safe haven that inspires creativity and an inner journey to find the way back to who you really are.’’ One of the afternoon sessions on the retreat will be held at The Little Wooden House in the mountains. To find out more about Eden Whispers please visit their website, facebook page or Instagram: Web: www.edenwhispers.com Facebook: Eden Facebook Page Instagram: @Eden Whispers
What do I need to arrange/bring? You will need to arrange your own flight/train/car journey depending on where you are travelling from. Malaga is the nearest airport and the accommodation is only a 30 minute drive from the airport. If you are flying you will need to arrange your own airport transfer. Details and telephone numbers of transfers and taxis can be found under the ‘information’ section on this site. You must arrive before 12 noon on Sunday 4th June. The retreat will begin with an opening session at 13:00 hours The retreat will finish its closing session at 17:00 on Wednesday 7th June, after which you must check out from the venue by 18:00 You might want to extend your stay in Spain by exploring another Spanish village or town or book a hotel on the coast. A list of what you might need to bring will be sent out nearer the time but we would advise that although the weather will be mainly warm you bring layers as the temperature does drop at night. You will also need to bring a personal sketchbook and pen and pencil.
What is the cost and how do I book? The cost of the retreat is 675 euros (basic price, based on two people sharing a room with a shared bathroom) If you would like to book the Garden Suite with king size bed, private en suite bathroom and access to the garden terrace there is a 100 euro supplement per stay. If you would like to book any of the rooms to stay in alone, rather than shared, there is a 100 euro supplement per stay. There is a special early bird price of 625 euros if you book before 30th April 2017. Rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis. In the first instance please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can contact Debbie via the contact page on this site.
Once you have decided to book your place you will need to pay a 15% non-refundable deposit. Bank details will be provided by email so you can make a transfer. The remainder of the balance will be paid in cash upon arrival to La Jacaranda Vila. We can't wait to meet you.