Fresh air. Friendship. Nourishment for body and spirit.

March 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th 

 

Currently registering for Spring 2018 

Now more than ever before, women need time surrounded by nature to reconnect with their truest selves and their highest potential. Time to retreat from the pressures and outside expectations, to just be with their thoughts, dreams, fellow creative sisters and their art. 

I have taught and mentored hundreds upon hundreds of creative women, and we all, at some point, feel the same way: tired, defeated, afraid, overwhelmed or alone. And I believe, with all of my heart, that the most beautiful balm for this is the combination of sisterhood and sacred space.

I had always longed for a retreat like this. A quiet place where my heart could go, surrounded by giant evergreens and the cleanest air, so that I could just exhale and really listen, once again. It seemed like everywhere I turned, the other photography workshops were focused on how to be more famous, how to be more popular, how to go-go-go, or how to be just like so-and-so, and I was left wishing for a space where I could do the opposite. I longed to turn off my phone, turn off the ego-centered demands of 'business' and reconnect with my purpose, myself, and friends who were doing the same. When I couldn't find a workshop like this, I decided it was time to create one. 

Fresh air. Friendship. Nourishment for body and spirit. 

The 2018 Workshop will be intentionally intimate, with very limited spaces available. We will stay together in a comforting, gorgeous ranch home tucked away in the sweet town of Wimberley (with water nearby, of course). We will eat the most delicious food, and gather together to celebrate and rejuvenate our spirits. There will be photography lessons, creative handwork classes, journaling, meditation, walks in nature, and campfires under the stars. When you leave it is my most sincere belief that you will feel rested, restored, supported and energized. You will feel happy and whole, centered and confident. Ready to do the gorgeous and important work that being a female artist asks of us. 

It's time to reclaim our spirits, and I am honored to hold the space. I cannot wait to meet you, there. 


 


I found exactly what I didn't know I was looking for that weekend. I think I was drawn to the retreat hoping to find an impetus for further artistic inspiration. Already being so moved by the art and writing of Michelle, I thought who better a guide for this process than her? I did find this, and so, so much more. I found genuine connection with the hearts of 12 incredible women from 12 different places. I found sisterhood. I realize now, before the retreat I was feeling somewhat alone in my journey in a life as a creative woman. But there in Austin, I found my path converging with all of theirs. As I left that weekend and continued on my journey, I found that now I carry all of their hearts in mine.
-Martina D´Alessandro
 

It’s been nearly two weeks since I sat by the river with a dozen women from all over the country, sitting in silence and gratitude and unbridled inspiration. And yet still, my words betray me. I’m afraid they always will. 

And so once again, I will start to write, but then stare… and then stop—the memory and the meaning, too rich and overwhelming to reproduce. I am thankful for the quiet gratitude I feel. I am thankful for the flood of emotion that streams through my veins like the river that day. I am honored to have honored the women who got me there. And I’m conscious of the fact that perhaps more than any other reason, I was drawn to the river not out of the need to create but instead, out of my fear of the water. That same water that swallowed me whole as a child, set me free that day. 

And I was left with the only thing I knew how to feel: I belong here.

-Jami Milne


When you find your tribe, you find your power.
— Grandmother Elder

 

All-Inclusive | $1500

Nonrefundable deposit to hold a space | $500  

All meals + snacks 

3 Nights in a stunning Wimberley home 

Photography lessons and sessions  

Creative handwork classes and projects

Restorative Mediation

Journaling

Nature photo walks

and most of all: Sacred Supportive Sisterhood


SAMPLE SCHEDULE

This will most likely change, and is just to give an idea of the flow.

Friday

3pm        check-in

6pm        dinner

evening   hand craft time followed by campfire

Saturday

8:30am     breakfast

10am        nature walk in the forest

11am        photography lesson

noon        lunch

2pm        photography session

5pm        dinner in town

evening    editing intensive followed by campfire

Sunday

8:30am     breakfast

10am        creative activity

noon        lunch

1pm        field trip

7pm       dinner

evening  closing activity

Monday

8:30am  breakfast + farewell circle

10am     check out time  


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