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Exhale: An Art and Wellness Retreat at Laguna Gloria

Adults

Hosted by The Contemporary Austin’s Art School in partnership with Practice Yoga Austin

Join The Contemporary Austin’s Art School in partnership with Practice Yoga Austin for our first ever Art and Wellness Retreat. Choose to participate on Saturday May 18 or Sunday May 19 (or both if you choose) from 9:45A-4P. Spend a day immersed in art, yoga, nature and mindfulness. Choose your own path to explore ceramics, drawing, or watercolor in addition to a tailored yoga session. Start the morning with coffee, a welcome tote, group orientation, and sound bath ceremony inspired by the Guadalupe Maravilla installation at Laguna Gloria. Continue the day in our art and yoga studios learning from experienced educators and a lunch overlooking Lake Austin provided by Spread and Company.

Tuition: $260 (includes lunch and supplies; yoga mats available but welcome to bring your own)

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Grounding, Centering, and Flowing with Clay
Saturday - Register Now-(TWO SEATS LEFT) Sunday - Register Now

Instructors: HR Wright (Clay) and Jenn Wooten (Functional Vinyasa)

 

Experience the art of throwing clay that is as ritualistic as your morning cup of coffee. Through breathing, setting intention, and experiencing the mud's characteristics, find yourself as centered as your mound of clay. By immersing oneself in the tactilely responsive material, practice quieting your mind and focusing on how your body influences what lies at your fingertips.

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Intuitive Drawing
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Instructors: Becca Borrelli (Drawing) and Marnie Castor (All Levels Vinyasa)

 

Explore drawing as a tool for connecting to your intuition. Draw outside the framework of your conscious mind. You’ll have access to activities that re-build the creative trust you had as a child. Remember how to draw without thinking, make art without an end in mind, and tap back into the style that is uniquely and purely yours. Intuitive Drawing is like yoga on paper. The artwork is not a drawing or a pose. The artwork is YOU.

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To Spring from the Hand
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Instructors: Lorin Bryce (Ceramics) and Laura Joy DeBolt (All Levels Vinyasa)

 

A workshop that explores the calming and satisfying practice of creating symmetry through pinching. Based on the curriculum described in the 70’s classic, Finding Your Way with Clay, by dancer and American potter, Paulus Berensohn, students will explore yoga and meditation in combination with creating pinched clay bowls through structured, tactile exercises that are relaxing and fun. Connect to this ancient art form and explore the material properties of stoneware, porcelain, and colored clays to learn techniques for how your hands can shape and form. Finish the day with a few beautiful bowls that can be art for your table.

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Nature Journal in Watercolor
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Instructors: Instructors: Instructors: Jenny Granberry (Watercolor) and Sam Pullen (Mindfulness Yoga)

 

Use watercolor as a tool to observe and connect with nature. Each participant will assemble a small watercolor sketchbook and learn basic painting and drawing techniques. A sketchwalk will be led around the Laguna Gloria grounds where we will be immersed in art and nature. Beginners welcome, no painting or drawing experience required.

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All supplies & lunch provided!