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Committed Living  Full Immersion Creativity Retreats for Women

      Cultural Creativity              Creative Cuisine            Creative Fine Arts
                             "We can Customize a Retreat for you and your Group"
    offered in Beautiful  Southern Oregon, USA
    Ashland, Oregon:      Immerse yourself in creativity with hands on art projects, creative writing, creative visualization and intuitive exercises, attending a show of performing arts, and creative culinary offerings of the Pacific Northwest.   Enjoy 3 fun filled, soul nurturing, creative, inspiring days of learning and sharing with friends old and new, in a "SAFE, NURTURING ENVIRONMENT",  all while in the beautiful village of Ashland, Oregon.  This retreat is limited to 6-8 women to ensure the up most attention and service.  The primary focus of the retreat is “Return to the Core of your Being - Creative and Empowered”.  For three full days you will put your critical mind (left brain) aside and enjoy the journey of nurturing your creative spirit (right brain).   We will be exercising, but not in the normal sense, instead the focus is on right brain exercises, tools & lessons.  The more often we practice using our creative right brain, the easier it is to think “outside the coop”, come up with new ideas to solve problems, and be innovative in our work and personal lives.  Becoming the better version of you~ a creative you.  Each creative exercise builds upon the other, and by the end of the retreat you will have experienced a TOTAL IMMERSION OF CREATIVITY  unlike any other women's retreat in the United States.   NOTE: we do not have lectures ~ instead we have CONVERSATIONS and hands-on experience which has been a proven technique to provide the most beneficial type of learning and enhances the creativity in you to bubble to the surface.

    Included in the retreat: 
    Welcome reception orientation
    3 nights accommodations (double occupancy)

    Meals: daily healthy breakfasts,  2 lunches, 3 dinners (we strive to use local organics)
    beverages including wine, snacks and hors d'oeuvres served throughout the day
    Tools & Modules: 
    Right Brain drawing exercises
    Taming your Saboteur - Encouraging your Muse
    Beginning Design -  from paper to function
    Creative Movement/Dance Meditation
    Abstract Painting
    Creative Cuisine - interactive meal preparation with local celebrity chef
    Culture event - i.e. theater, concert, etc.

    All creative supplies, individual creative coaching, late night painting party and tickets to cultural event.  Participants take home a framed painting and art folio with personal creativity plan.

    Our typical days begin
    with a healthy light breakfast, relax or exercise with yoga, a jog or walk through the park  -  Art/Creativity lessons for  4-5+ hours per day.  There will be ample time to explore the shops and galleries in town, go for a spa treatment or  take a yoga class.  This is your retreat, so don't feel that you can't forgo an activity to explore the town, or just curl up with a good book. 

    We will also focus on the creativity through attending  a cultural (performing arts) event and one evening we will have fun with the creative culinary expressions of our group instruction and interactive cooking with
    Chef Neil Clooney - 2 time winner  "Iron Chef Oregon"   (or other excellent local chef).

    At Days end
    we relax and connect as we gather for “Evening Circle” around the fire pit or the fireplace.  This is a time to share, reflect and hold each other up to create new friendships while enjoying a fine glass of Oregon wine or other beverages of choice.

    Here is a sample of what you may be doing

    -  The fun begins, we experience some hands on tools for exercising  your creative side.  You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself with painting, drawing, collage, clay play, life-scripting, story vision boards, and lessons on how to turn your environment surroundings into a “creative safe zone”.  Don't worry if you think you don't have a creative bone in your body, this is a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to get reconnected with the creative side of you.

    - Ashland is world famous for it’s superb award winning Shakespearean Festival.  We will either attend a play (outdoors if weather permits -or in one of the new indoor theaters) at the Festival, a play at the intimate Cabaret Theater or a musical concert at the Britt Festival.  If time permits we will tour some of the art galleries in town.   *cultural event chosen by best seating available.

    Culinary Expressions
    - Oregon is known though out the world as the #1 spot for organic foods. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Pacific NW best dishes from a local chef or culinary expert and as group we will have fun with instruction and interactive preparation of an evening meal , "CREATIVELY" of course.  If time and weather permits we may take an excursion and visit a local winery and organic farm.

    Creative Movement Meditation
    -  experience the benefits of movement as it translates into moving into living a creative life.  Physically moving ourselves in creative ways, engaging your entire body and mind to the sounds of world music and meditative direction.

    The Environment
    affects us every day, learn how to make small changes that have big impact in our homes and at work. Find out  how your environment not only effects your creativity but others around you as well.  Turn your environment surroundings into a “creative safe zone”.

    Rates Vary as most retreats are custom designed based upon the menu of activities chosen. 

    2013 ** Dates & Rates:
    Spring Retreats     May
    Summer Retreats  August
    Fall Retreats   October

    Daily & weekly classes offered - please inquire with your date(s) first and second choice in mind.

    DAILY rates $150 - $350 based upon activities chosen - a menu of items will be sent with email or fax coorespondence.


    Creativity Cruise Retreat
    :   Committed Living Total Immersion Creativity Retreats head out to sea.  Enjoy 5  days  on a cruise ship while tapping into your creative zone.  You'll be attending  our creative workshops  while the ship is underway at sea, explore  the different cultures while at port, experience the creative cuisine of the ships chefs with a private kitchen tour and/or cooking demonstrations,  and go back stage for a tour and meet the ships performing artists*.   Relax and enjoy all the benefits of cruising with the Committed Living team.   *not all ships allow guest access to kitchen and backstage - in those cases alternative activities will be used. 

    Cruise destinations:  Caribbean, Mexico, Mediterranean

    For more information about our Creative Retreats,  Workshops,Coaching, Customized Group Retreats/workshops, saving your space, and pricing please  fill out the contact form on our Contact Page with your specific interests and requests.  We are glad to assist you in your creative enrichment for business & personal destiny of committed living.

    ** rates based on double occupancy. 
    If space is not filled we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule retreat dates.  If retreat is canceled refunds will be made.

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