Art and Yoga Retreats at Villa Nilaya in 2018

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Our retreat program is now in its 7th consecutive year, and we think we’ve got the mix just right for 2018, with 3 great teachers, fabulous organic cuisine, a wide range of quality accommodation options, just enough yoga to keep you limber and relaxed, and post-retreat options for tours and trips with me if you’ve got some extra time and are new to this beautiful part of East Bali.

Our retreats include everything except your airfare (so book early and find a cheap flight), making it easy to pack super-light and flit away for some winter warmth.

So I welcome you to come and experience the luxury of finding everything you want, all taken care of, allowing you to bask in the pleasures of Nature, experiencing the depth of well-being which arises from being truly relaxed and finding your creativity flourish.

Discover how truly professional tuition, generously given throughout this unforgettable week by professional artists who are also highly experienced teachers, will take your arts practice to a whole new level. If you are a beginner, you will never look back!

We not only welcome back some of our most loved art instructor, Cate Edwards but as our program expands, I’d like to introduce you to renowned Western Australian artist Jenni Doherty. I had the pleasure of working with both women for several years as an art gallery director and am personally thrilled to be able to work with them again here in this paradise of Bali by the sea.

These retreats also include daily yoga sessions, a  30-minute stretch before we start painting, and a full 90-minute session at the conclusion of each day’s painting, to stretch, relax and unwind.

The first two retreats take place during the school holidays in Western Australia. Please check here for your state’s vacation periods in 2018

I know you’ll have a wonderful time, make art you’re proud of, take home skills of relaxation you can use every day, and there’s plenty of accommodation options to choose from, so I’m sure you’ll find something that works for you here. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Hope to see you here in 2018,
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CATE EDWARDS
Taking Time, Making Space VII
+ Yoga with Carol Knight

1 – 7 JULY, 2018

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’Taking Time, Making Space’ is our Signature Art and Yoga Retreat, and 2018 will be the seventh consecutive year that we have presented it at Villa Nilaya Bali.  Expert at getting you past the ‘ white canvas ‘ stage, Cate will teach you a wealth of painting techniques, working with   water-based media and print-Making techniques which you’ll be able to easily transfer to working at home too. 

You’ll definitely be able to complete two  mid-size canvases, whilst those returning might now feel ready to reach for a larger canvas.

JENNI DOHERTY
The Space Between
+ Yoga with Carol Knight

8 – 14 JULY, 2018

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In this retreat we’ll take a look at the creative process and how we can give it the space and time to honour it in our busy lives. The inclusion of yoga on our retreat will be a wonderful addition to settling our limbs and taming our minds before we get involved with drawing and active listening to how I and other artists have overcome our creative obstacles.

You’ll discover some clues for making good, new creative habits, and practice those this week as you play with paint and lino.

After 5 whole days of art-making, you’ll take home a visual diary packed with new ideas, a heart full of intention and purpose and finished paintings to remind you of this wonderful week in paradise.

NADINE BASTOW
Going Wild in Bali: Portraits and Print-Making
+ Yoga with Carol Knight

15 – 22 JULY 2018

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“I’m in the is in the unique position of having been both a student and a teacher on these retreats in Bali, so I really appreciate how exciting it is to arrive and want to get the most out of a week! This is an enthralling week of art and culture where all of your experiences in Bali will guide the layers of your very own larger-than-life “Portrait of Bali”.

I can’t join your retreats this year but please keep me informed for your next retreat program

KEEP ME INFORMED

 

1 CATE EDWARDS
Taking Time, Making Space VII
+ Yoga with Carol Knight
1-7 JULY, 2018

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1 JENNI DOHERTY
The Space Between
+ Yoga with Carol Knight
8-14 JULY, 2018

Contact Anna

2 NADINE BASTOW
Going Wild in Bali: Portraits and Print-Making
+ Yoga with Carol Knight
15 – 22 JULY 2018

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What Our Retreat Guests Say

Penny R, Perth

Penny R, Perth

” From me – a BIG  thank you to Anna – who makes this great week possible.  Nothing is too much trouble for Anna – which makes this a special week for all those who attend.

And thank you to Cate – who makes sure we all get some personal art attention and create something we never thought we could do…

And thank you to Erin who- well –  is just the most amazing yoga teacher EVER!

It was my second time on the art and yoga retreat and I have already booked myself and my daughter Claire for next year! “

Kathy M, Perth

Kathy M, Perth

” Thank you so much for the wonderful retreat. As always I came away with wonderful memories, creative juices oozing ,new friends and an overflowing  sense of well being . Oh and a grateful body! “

Michel L, Perth

Michel L, Perth

” It was a wonderful week in Bali. Thank you for sharing your beautiful villa – it is an amazing building in a fantastic location.  The view from the yoga deck and the ocean waves are truly memorable.  I should have been focusing of the breath, but was often distracted by the views.   Cate and Erin were truly inspirational teachers.  I hope to find some time to practice both yoga and painting. “