Retreat with Artful Retreats
Inspiring art therapy retreats
Experience your creativity free of judgement and reconnect with your inner self on these marvellous art therapy retreats a short walk from the heritage village of Gavalochori on Crete. The creation of engaging Cretian art therapist Penelope Orfanoudaki, they are held at her gorgeous olive grove estate and mix art therapy principles with yoga, walking, good food and visits to local artists to help you be mindful, express yourself and rediscover your inner needs. Artful Retreats are also available in Switzerland and Singapore. Explore or book.
What did our reviewer think of it?
Leading healthy travel journalist Caroline Sylger Jones went on an Artful Retreats break last October in Crete to review it for The Telegraph and says: ‘I discovered that ‘mark-making’ is a refreshingly different, creative way to be mindful and reconnect with what’s important in your life. My villa was stylish and spacious – the view from my room (above) provided the perfect tonic and inspiration. I loved the group and would go back tomorrow’. Read Caroline’s full review in our Journal.
Why should you go?
Coming on an art therapy retreat will help you deal with stressful lifestyles, express difficult emotions and be more fully present in the moment, and this healthy holiday cuts through all the stuff you might have been told since you were a child about your art abilities. You don’t have to be able to paint or draw, and you won’t learn how to either. Instead, the clever team help you embrace your creativity and find true contentment inside it.
Where to catch Artful Retreats in 2018
Artful Retreats holidays run in Crete, Switzerland and Singapore. The next one with places is in Champery, in the Swiss Alps, on 19-22 April. Artful Retreat on Crete has availability 22-25 May, and later in the year 28 October-3 November. Artful Retreats Singapore weekends are also available 1-3 June and 8-10 June.