Fun and Creativity with Yoga & Art
at the Verrocchio Art Centre in TUSCANY, ITALY
ReTreat yourself June 17-24, 2017
Yoga with Jenni Fox & Paul Gould
Art with Andrea Borsuk
Come expand your capacity for expression through YOGA and ART as we retreat ourselves once again in one of our favorite places on earth, Tuscany! We think in our hearts we’re all yogis and artists. Creativity lives inside each of you waiting to be expressed, and your body wants to move and express freely. We’re here to help you no matter what level you are–from beginners to seasoned artists and yogis.
This retreat is dedicated to igniting the creative spark and aliveness within each of you, keeping you strong, stretched and centered in body and soul.
Casole d’ Elsa is a charming medieval hilltop town situated in the wonderful countryside around Siena. It’s 44 miles from Florence and 21 from the town of Siena. This course will be held at the Verrocchio Arts Centre, owned and run by British art scholar and sculptor, Nigel Konstam and his wonderful staff including Verrocchio’s own sensational Italian chef. The centre houses painting and sculpture studios, an art library, a slide lecture room, a plunge pool, and views of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW5 days teaching with Andrea and Paul and Jenni with 1 free day for excursions and art viewing. All-inclusive package: 2 meals a day (wine included), accommodations on site for single and double rooms (contact us for details) Cooking and Italian classes (supplemental charges) Day trips to neighboring Siena and San Gimignano (supplemental charges) The center may be available before or after the retreat for anyone desiring an extended stay.
We’ll start each morning with a wake up class with Jenni and Paul-inspired Evolutionary Yoga offering strengthening, functional and therapeutic yoga poses and principles; ending the day with more restorative yoga and meditation and poetry and visualizations to stimulate our creative juices.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore a variety of methods and materials including ink, pastel, water-based paints, collage. Try a new medium or expand your own passion with Andrea, a gifted painter and teacher with a great sense of humor and a great sense of what each student needs. If you like, you can focus on formal issues of drawing and composition, design, formatting and more intuitive approaches to art-making. Or you can discover a more personal voice by interpreting the classically seductive landscape of Casole d’ Elsa and it’s setting. And the light! Oh, the light in Tuscany makes us all want to paint. And who doesn’t want to return to Tuscany? We have for four years. And we look forward to being there again in 2017.
This Retreat is small… limited to the first 19 who sign up, so reserve your space early!