An Intuitive Art Retreat For
Women Facilitated by Sandy Van Herberghen
Have you always wanted to paint but lacked the confidence? Are you not sure how to start?
Is a white canvas daunting? Do you like bright vibrant colours?
Then join us for this fabulous, fun, creative girls getaway, a week of exploring Bali’s culture, delicious food, massages, painting workshops, play, meditation, sunset cocktails, swimming, laughter and much more ….
There are no pre-requisites for this retreat. No artistic ability required. This is for anyone who wants to experience the art and culture of Bali in a fun and supportive way, whilst in the company of like minded women. Perfect for first time painters or those wishing to bring a new perspective to their art. Be inspired there are no mistakes.
I call it Intuitive Painting because we will be painting from the heart, we let go of the idea that it needs to ‘look‘ a certain way, we let go of worrying what people think or that we can only draw a stick figure. Instead we paint instinctively, we do what feels good, we play with colour and contrast experimenting with being spontaneous. During these workshops you will be guided by exercises and techniques that are fun and full of possibilities. How to use warm and cool colours, transparent paints, dripping, stamping, stencils and experimenting with different tools. Loosen up, release expectations and welcome the joy of painting.
Your Journey Leader:
Sandy Van Herberghen is an Artist, Fashion Designer/Creator, Holder of space, Traveller, Mother, Wife, Teacher, Lover of Colours, Massages, Open Fires and the Sea.
Sandy’s range of artistic and creative pursuits include shibori, clay sculpture, soap making, jewellery, mosaic, block printing, crochet, essential oils, gardening, reiki and massage… but nothing floats her boat like painting with colours!
Sandy is a Retreat facilitator who loves to share her knowledge and skills to people at all stages of the creative process. She also understands the need for woman to nurture themselves by taking time out to learn and create in a fun, supportive and gentle way. Contact Sandy if you have any questions on 07 54723536 or 0447378811.
How This Inspirational Journey May Benefit You:
Reduce stress, promote health and happiness
Connect with another culture and expand your awareness
Get your creative juices flowing
Give yourself time to reflect
Rejuvenate your soul
Bring the mind and body into the present moment
Activate your bodies senses
Uncover personal insights
Have fun, loosen up and bring joy into your life
Connect with yourself and other like-minded women
The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.
Island of the Gods
The rich and diverse culture of Bali plays out at all levels of life, from the exquisite flower-petal offerings placed everywhere, to the processions of joyfully garbed locals, shutting down major roads as they march to one of the myriad temple ceremonies, to the otherworldly traditional music and dance performed island-wide. Almost everything has spiritual meaning. The middle of Bali is dominated by the dramatic volcanoes of the central mountains and hillside temples such as Pura Luhur Batukau (one of the island’s estimated 10,000 temples), while the tallest peak, Gunung Agung, is the island’s spiritual centre. To start our retreat we drive over this amazing volcanic area to the North of Bali and the delightful Poinciana Resort and Retreat Centre.
The land on the other side, that’s north Bali. Although one-sixth of the island’s population lives here, this vast region is overlooked by many visitors who stay trapped in the south Bali−Ubud axis. The big draw here is the incredible diving and snorkelling, a sleepy beach strip with cheerful hotels and sunset cocktails. A little bit inland you’ll find quiet treks to waterfalls.
All meals on this retreat are sourced from local produce and are totally delicious. You can have a choice of vegetarian, fish or chicken. 1 lunch is self pay, all other meals are included.
Poinciana Resort and Retreat Centre
Poinciana seaside resort strives to provide a balance of modern comfort with nature, tradition and style in harmony with the incredible beauty and traditional village life for which Northern Bali is well known. The small size and seclusion gives an intimate feel and an atmosphere of peace and tranquility… the perfect place to relax.
Just a 3 hour drive from Denpasar airport and a world away from the hustle and traffic of the South and Ubud, set on the edge of the Bali Sea against a backdrop of scenic mountain ranges, surrounded by small villages and local farms.
Relax by one of the two swimming pools, or while away the hours snorkeling among the coral reefs out front of the resort. Paddle around in our kayaks, or try the massages and beauty treatments offered in the Srimani Spa.
Experience stunning sunrises and sunsets over the sea and fall asleep to soft, rolling waves. We will dine and paint on the terrace overlooking the ocean.
Day 1 (Tuesday 28th Nov 2017)
Check in from 2pm (Additional nights accommodation may be able to be arranged for $100AUD per room per night, depending on availability please discuss your needs with us) spend the afternoon, unpacking, familiarising yourself with the villa or having a swim in the pool.
4pm – Overview and introductory session, includes afternoon tea
*IT IS COMPULSORY TO ATTEND THIS INTRODUCTORY SESSION. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR ARRIVE AT THE VILLA IN TIME TO ATTEND.
5.30 – 6.30 Sunset by the sea with Cocktails, Mocktails or other drinks (self pay)
6.30 – A delicious Dinner on the seashore
Drift off to sleep to the sound of the waves
Day 2 (Wednesday 29th Nov 2017)
8.00 – 8.30 Optional morning meditation
9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast –a healthy breakfast of fresh tropical fruit, fresh juice, yoghurt, eggs, toast…
10.00 – 12.00 Painting Workshop –The basics, meet your tools, fun loosen up exercises, intuitive painting explained, start the first layers on canvas, play with colours, how not to make mud! Includes a break for morning tea.
12.30 – 2.00 Lunch – Fresh healthy in meal in the restaurant by the pool
2.00 – onwards Spa Treatments (included) –an afternoon of bliss and pampering, massages, facials, pedicures, you choose 🙂 2 hours
6.00 – Sunset cocktails and dinner on the terrace overlooking the fisherman in their boats with their tinkling lights
Day 3 (Thursday 30th Nov 2017)
6.00 – 7.30 Optional morning sunrise boat trip ($15 pp)
9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast –again a delicious start to the day
10.00-12.00 Painting Workshop –Mandala fun, more techniques, play with colour
12.00 – 1.00 Lunch by the sea
1.30 – 4.00 Painting Workshop – mandalas continued, grab a cocktail and paint away.
4.00 – 5.30 Free time – wander, relax, explore or visit a local waterfall
Day 4 (Friday 1st Dec 2017)
8.00 – 9.00 Early Breakfast
9.00 – 1.00 Cultural tour – Visit a local family compound and explore the connections between spirituality, family and nature.
1.00 – 2.30 Lunch in town (self pay)
2.30 – 4.30 Painting workshop – Painting from the Heart
7.00 Dinner and Movie night
Day 5 (Saturday 2nd Dec 2017)
8.00 – 8.30 Optional morning meditation
9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 12.30 Painting Workshop – Free Expression – Let it all out!
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 4.00 Painting Workshop –the finishing touches
4.00 – 6-00 Free time – read, have a massage, swim, enjoy!
6.00 – Dinner – Bonfire and BBQ dinner on the beach, very special
Day 6 (Sunday 3rd Dec 2017)
Have a leisurely sleep in
9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 -10.30 Closing ceremony.
10.30 – 12.00 Transfer to airport or next destination. We hope you have had a fantastic time with us.
* Please note that the program outline is subject to change, not dramatically, but it is Bali people and things happen 🙂
If painting in Ubud is more your thing with the hustle and bustle and yoga and shopping then click on the image below to join us there!
28 Nov – 3 Dec 2017
2 – 7 September 2018
5 nights accommodation in clean, comfortable rooms
All meals included (1 lunch self pay)
Relaxing Spa Package – includes 2 hours of bliss, you choose the package
5 Painting classes focusing on intuitive art design and mandala painting
All materials and workshop instruction
Cultural Tour – Visit a local family compound
Airport transfer to and from the resort
Tax and service fees of 21%
What is not included
Airfares to and from Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.
Optional sunrise boat trip or excursion to waterfall
Drinks are not included with meals
Additional spa treatments
Travel Insurance (which is compulsory)
The price is inclusive of everything described above
The tuition fee is calculated in Australian Dollars $
Single Room with ensuite – $1900
Twinshare room with ensuite – $1700
A $500AUD non refundable deposit will secure your place on this retreat. This deposit of $500AUD is non refundable which is why travel insurance is compulsory. The remainder is to be paid one month prior to the start of the retreat. Alternatively you can arrange a payment plan. Please see your options below.
Deposits can be paid via Direct Bank Transfer or via PayPal.
If you pay via PayPal you can use your credit card.
Direct Bank Deposit
Account Number: 20375892
For International Guests (outside of Australia) Swift Code: CUSCAU2S
Please write your name and retreat in the reference section.
$500 Deposit via PayPal (3% surcharge applied) Credit Card Option
For monthly Repayments please use the buttons below, included is a $50 administration fee.
Single Room 2017
Twinshare Room 2017
Single Room 2018
Twinshare Room 2018