“Creativity is intelligence having fun”
– Albert Einstein –
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Looking forward to welcoming you soon to Villa Nilaya,
Scenes from the 2016 CATE EDWARDS : Taking Time, Making Space Retreat
Our recent retreat with Cate Edwards was a fabulous success – but don’t believe me … check here for yourself with more images from this week. All the works shown are by students, many of whom were picking up a brush for the first time in years! more images
Scenes from the 2016 CATE EDWARDS : Watercolours with a Difference Retreat
Cate Edwards’ first ‘Drawing with a Difference ‘ retreat has been a geat success! and we will again be presenting this in 2017. Working with watercolors to introduce transparency and the new techiques of puddling and veiling, we then moved onto intensely-coloured inks to complete our designs. This selection shows the versatility of a medium which is notoriously difficult to handle, but with Cate’s expert guidance, created a stunning collection of works, combining , as always, fun and friendship along the way. more images
Scenes from the 2016 NADINE BASTOW : A Portrait of Bali Retreat
Nadine’s retreat is better than ever with early visits to East Balinese cultural sites for inspiration … these images from her 2016 retreat will whet your appetite for 2017! more images…
Scenes from the 2016 ELIZA PIRO : Birds of Paradise, Trees of Life Retreat
ELIZA PIRO’s first retreat at Villa Nilaya is immensely enjoyable! As one of Australia’s successful artist / designers Eliza brings her iconic style to Bali where tropical birds and blooms are inspiring us all to create our own versions of her delightfully pretty paintings under her careful guidance. more images
Scenes from the 2016 DAVID HINCHLIFFE : An Impression of Life Retreat
David Hinchliffe ‘s first Creative Living Art Retreat in Bali offers exceptional Masterclass demonstrations across a wide range of genre as well as expert tuition for each of our ten retreatants. With a sprezzatura technique, entertaining conversation and iconoclastic asides, this retreat is a are treat we can’t wait to have more of in 2017!
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE RETREATS
OUR RETREATS INCLUDE EVERTHING YOU NEED!
Everything is included in the retreat cost except your airfare, some evening meals, and your return taxi , so you need very little to bring except your intention!
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
ALL retreats are suitable for ALL levels of expertise, whether it be artistic, writing or yoga. Our teachers are specially gifted at being able to address your individual experience. Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi or an experienced meditator, our yoga teachers (where applicable), will carefully assist you towards your full potential. Gentle stretching and guided meditation, are daily activities alongside traditional yoga asanas which will follow a rhythm throughout the week designed to optimize your energy, focus and creativity.
OUR GROUP SIZE IS SMALL
Our small groups ensure personal art tuition from both art instructors and yoga instructors Pennie Odessa Lawie and Carol Knight.
With a maximum of only 12 participants you are ensured of a very individualized retreat experience.
WHERE ARE THRE RETREATS HELD?
All Retreats are held at Villa Nilaya Bali Beach, directly on the beach in the village of Mendira, near Candi Dasa on the South Coast of Bali, about 90 minutes’ drive from the Denpasar airport. Specific information brochures are available for each retreat, but they share in common the desire to relieve you of all effort and cares once you are with us at the villa. Special dietary requirements can be catered for and food is locally sourced and freshly cooked at the Villa to provide one of the many highlights of your stay at this luxurious destination where you won’t hear any traffic, TVs or phones! Deluxe accommodation is at the Sea Breeze Villas or Amarta Beach Cottages, each 8 minutes’ walk from Villa Nilaya, Accommodation choices are booked on a first-come first served basis and a deposit will secure your choice.
WHO ARE THE TEACHERS?
Our teachers are all professional, exhibiting artists – most of them with professional teaching backgrounds.English is their first language, and all of them are very familiar with Bali and Balinese culture.
English is their first language, and all of them are very familiar with Bali and Balinese culture.
WHO ORGANISES THE RETREATS?
The retreats are organised and managed in Bali by Anna Kwiecinska, who has extended her directorship of Gadfly Arts in Perth, towards these Creative Living Retreats. For full details of Anna’ specialised tours, retreats and interests, please visit: www.annakwiecinska.com
Please contact Anna personally to answer any of your questions about these retreat offerings.