Spring Spirit Art & Renewal Day

Sunday, May 16th 9am-3:30pmONLY 1 SPOT LEFT

Are you feeling restless? Are you ready to gently re-emerge from this past year? Do you find energy and peace in nature? Do you love to paint and be creative? Do you love yoga?

If you answered YES to these questions, then we invite you to join Artist and Educator, Heather Neilson and Yoga and Wellness Guide, Becky Thompson on Sunday, May 16th for a day dedicated to renewing your spirit through nature with gentle movement, contemplation and creativity. This magical art retreat will leave YOU feeling uplifted, encouraged and ready to face the world.

Register by April 15th to reserve  your spot and receive a 20% discount at cost of $125.  After April 15th the cost is $150 so register soon. Space is limited.

Note: click the credit card icons to pay by credit card if you prefer that payment method. You can also pay by Venmo @HeatherNeilsonArt or email to arrange to send a check.

May 16 Spring Spirit Art and Renewal Day

More details will be provided after registration.

$125.00

9:00 – 10:30am Wander the Mary Conklin Sanctuary, Canton, CT

Walkway

Breathe deeply and feel the crisp spring air, notice the beauty all around you and your connection to the earth. This is an easy 2.1 mile trail perfect for meandering, taking photos and gathering inspiration for the day. Spring will be in full swing and will be perfect to begin our day. We will meet at the trail head. There are plenty of areas to sit or to stop if you need to rest. Some special surprises await you. We will have an alternative plan should it rain.

11:00- 2:30 Art and Nature – Whiting Mills, Winsted, CT

Studio shot

We will explore our inspiration from nature using creative exercises focused on helping you see and open up to your connection with the natural world. Heather will guide you step by step on how to take what inspired you from the walk and turn that into a beautiful, contemplative piece of art. You will learn techniques but, most importantly, you will have gained a deeper connection with your creative heart through nature as inspiration. 

We will break for lunch around 12:30 and eat outside (weather permitting) at the American Mural Project next door to Whiting Mills. Please bring a bagged lunch (there is a refrigerator) or get something at the deli next to the mill.

2:30 – 3:30 pm Restorative Yoga – Whiting Mills, Winsted, CT

Becky yoga studio

The 5 elements found in nature….earth, water, fire, air and space also exist in our bodies. These elements within us help create stability, flow, adaptability, courage, grounding, calm, communication, wisdom & creative expression. The more harmonized we are with the natural world the more we can find balance & connection within. 

Through Restorative Yoga we will take in the rhythms of nature to relax our minds, make space & invite inspiration.  An invitation to find connection to the elements & awaken our senses to the beauty of the world around us.

 Becky will guide you through a nourishing Restorative Yoga Practice to connect with the heart of nature.

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$125 by April 15

$150 after April 15

All materials provided (excluding lunch)

Note: click the credit card icons to pay by credit card if you prefer that payment method. You can also pay by Venmo @HeatherNeilsonArt or email to arrange to send a check.

May 16 Spring Spirit Art and Renewal Day

More details will be provided after registration.

$125.00

We will follow all COVID-19 rules in place at that time. Please email with any questions!

Heather Neilson photo

Heather is an abstract and mixed media artist. She has been teaching art for seven years in her studio and throughout the region. She has studied with several master artists and studied at the Art Students League of New York. She is a GOLDEN Paint and Silver Brush Art Educator.

Becky Thompson photo

Becky has a diverse background in fitness & wellness. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 8 years. Becky is a 200 hour Yoga Teacher and has been teaching yoga for 9 years, Prior to teaching yoga she lead group fitness classes and personal training.

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