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CREATIVE ASHRAM

Creative /kriːˈeɪtɪv/ :: Ashram /ˈaʃrəm/

 

Creative: To see something new. To engage one’s imagination and bring new ideas to life. To make connections. 

Ashram: A specific space dedicated to simplicity, study and yoga practice. The physical container to cultivate the creative soul and spark one’s imagination. Inspired by the traditional places of practice in South Asia.

“Creativity is the strange partnership between a human being’s labor and the mystery of inspiration.” Elizabeth Gilbert

 
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RETREAT #2
FERMANAGH LAKELANDS

27.02.20 - 01.03.20

Blaney Yoga Centre - Fermanagh
Set your Intentions, design your year ahead and cultivate the focus to bring them into reality.

Join us for Creative Ashram this February This retreat will offer that critical space to turn up to yourself, eliminate distractions, and enhance your capacity to create.  This retreat is for EVERYONE – from quiet journaling for transition, academic & creative writing, to business planning, yoga sequencing, paints & canvas  - possibilities are infinite.

The retreat will include: 

·       16 hours Creative Study Hall

·       6 hours yoga and meditation for Focus & Well Being (for BEGINNERS)

·       Healthy, fresh food

·       Creative inspiration and support

·       Tools for creating a personal creative practice 


The retreat will take place at the Blaney Yoga Centre in the beautiful Lakelands of Fermanagh.  This beautiful space is set within the orchard of Innish Beg Farm with some of the finest views over lough Erne.

Focus, Motivate and tap into your flow with morning meditation and yoga - Restore your mind, body and spirit with restorative yoga, hot tub & sauna in the evenings.  Everyone welcome - come exactly as you and give yourself the space to create your life, your passion, your project.



INVESTMENT:


Single - £400

Shared - £300


Limited Work/ Study options available!


Join us from 4 pm on Thursday the 27th Feb.  Programme starts at 6 pm.



WORK / STUDY placements available.  Want to take time for creative capacity building, but do not have the funds at the moment?   Come on this retreat at cost price and help in the kitchen and creative / living spaces.


SAVE YOUR SPACE with a £50 deposit.


Questions?  Email us at creativeashram@gmail.com

 

ABOUT

WHY

“Art is the highest form of hope”  G. Richter

We believe that everyone is creative. 

We believe that everyone has something to say and a need to express themselves.


We believe that in tumultuous times like these, your creative self-expression is essential and the world needs your art and creation as much as you do. 

We understand that life is busy and things get in the way of creativity. We are committed to providing positive and nourishing environments for individuals and groups to focus on their projects, wherever they are in their creative process.


We do this by providing experiences that tend to your whole embodied self. Experiences that invite deeper reflection and bring your art into the world.

We are three creative friends. We realised we needed and wanted this. We decided to build it, and we hope you will join us.

WHAT

"There are no new ideas... There are only old and forgotten ones, new combinations, extrapolations and recognitions from within ourselves - along with the renewed courage to try them out" Audre Lorde

Invest some time into your vision. Head into autumn with intention, focus and drive, and finish the year with a sense of flow.

Our retreats and workshops serve as a ‘Creative Study Hall’ and will benefit you - no matter what your medium or industry – page, stage, or canvas – or where you’re at in your creative process:


  • We explore what enhances your creativity, and what distracts from your creativity.

  • We explore how to cultivate a personal practice, environment and routine to enhance our creative work.

  • We learn the tools to incorporate these practices into our own daily lives.​

WHO THIS IS FOR

"We withdraw not to disappear, but to find another ground from which to see." D. Whyte 

Creative Ashram is for you if:


  • Life is crazy and you need some space to think and develop ideas.

  • You need to find inspiration to complete something you have been working on for a while.

  • You want to read, write, think, explore, develop, or stare into space. 

  • You want to explore your creativity.

  • You need some structured and disciplined space to get words on a page, art on a canvass, or music out of your head.

  • You want to be surrounded and inspired by likeminded people who are also focusing on their own practices.

  • You want to make some real time for yourself and focus on your ambitions and goals.

 

TEAM

Who We Are

COURTNAE DUNN

Co-creator

 Independent Consultant


I am passionate about the intersection of the Personal and the Political. I am a process facilitator and educator at heart. For the past 15 years, I have been working globally in this capacity to support the practice of conflict transformation.

KATIE RICHARDSON

Co-creator

Owner of Shade Music

I am a musician, producer and facilitator currently based in Belfast.

I am passionate about creating change and building confidence and connection through the arts.

ELIZABETH WELTY, PHD

Co-creator

Founder & Co-Owner of Flow Yoga Belfast.

I have been passionate about yoga, dance and the arts my whole life. I believe in the transformative potential of these mediums for personal and social change.

 
 

CONTACT

To find out more about our workshops, retreats or services please contact us at:

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