Soul Painting India
$799.00 – $2,799.00
This retreat is filling very quickly! Just 4 spaces left total! The early bird price ends in one week (5/28).
Delight in the potent and other-worldly experience of India with kindred company. Our retreat will take place in the Venice of the East ~ the city of Udaipur in Rajasthan “Land of Kings”. Udaipur, a blessed city of lakes, is dubbed as the most romantic city in all of India. It has a long rich history of folk dances, crafts, and fine miniature painting (with natural paints). My dear friend and gifted artist Cathy Nichols will also be assisting us on this retreat!
Dates: February 24 – March 1, 2020. With an option to add on two more nights at a lake resort with Alena, Riddhi and her mother (artists from India attending the retreat). This is also a beautiful opportunity to experience the warmth and generosity of Indian hospitality.
Fly into Maharana Pratap Airport and a driver from the hotel will pick you up.
The venue is a palace turned 5-star hotel. The resort is rooted in traditional Indian culture, yet it possesses all the modern comforts that a guest can ever think of. Even as you decide to tour the hotel, you will be quite enamoured by the Rajasthani relics which are on full display along the corridor of the hotel.
Since the Laxmi resort is perched on a hilltop, it offers a spectacular view of the surrounding area in addition to the Fateh Sagar Lake and the Aravalli Hills. The rooms that form an integral part of the hotel exude grandeur and opulence. They have light cream colored walls and are tastefully decorated with stunning and priceless paintings and artifacts. Every night during dinner you can enjoy sunset over the hills and lake, along with live music and folk dance.
Spread across a massive 23 acres, this resort also possesses an enormous swimming pool that offers a beautiful view of the hills surrounding it. The resort also possesses a fine dining restaurant as well as a bar and a spa.
~ Accommodation at a 5-star hotel
~ A special welcome surprise in joyous Indian tradition!
~ Delicious breakfast and dinner. (Lunch is your choice at any of the various restaurants at the hotel).
~ Cultural visits to the local palace, temple, art maker studios (miniature paintings), and boat ride over the lake.
~ All workshops (painting, breathwork, layered creative lessons, harmonious movement, and magic-making) with Alena.
~ Transportation to the hotel (at given times on arrival day, if you are outside those times its a nominal fee around $25 to have a private driver).
~ Shopping excursions, Saree fitting, and henna painting (guests responsible for their own shopping, Sarees, and henna if they wish).
~ A facial or coconut body wrap/scrub at the spa. You may add on extra spa services if you wish.
~ Local folk dancing and entertainment during dinner.
~ A few other surprises!
~ Bonus offering from Riddhi (a beautiful student and artist from India who now lives in London) and her mother who have generously invited us to their lake resort for 2-3 days after the retreat. This is an incredible blessing to visit India in a more intimate way from a lovely family who lives there!
Details from Riddhi: Food and accommodation for up to 10 people in Rajkot for 2-3 days for people who wish to stay longer. We will be able to arrange for a couple of cars to drive us around the city as well (Tuk Tuks are my personal favorite vehicle when visiting market areas with narrow streets)!
We will visit local temples and marketplaces, have Saree, Henna painting, and bangle adornments from local women artisans and try some delicious food at some of the city’s best restaurants…plus more painting! All inclusive for only $200 more.
Note: Guests will be responsible for travel to Maharana Pratap Airport as well as lunch and any shopping they wish to do.
Choose from a single room or shared room. Pay in full and save $200. Due to the extremely high interest in this retreat we expect it to sell out quickly.
Only 12 spots to preserve the energetic container of this retreat. Make your deposit or pay in full and save $100. Choose from a single room with king or queen bed or shared room with one other person with full sized bed each.
Alena Hennessy is the author of three books on painting/creativity, and passionate teacher of the intuitive painting process. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and publications, including Dwell, The Washington Post, Spirituality & Health, Redbook, and Natural Health magazine, as well as being featured on Good Morning America and ABC Studios. Alena is a flower essence practitioner, Reiki master and energy healer.
All deposits are non-refundable due to space limitations.
If you cancel 12 weeks before the retreat starts there is a chance we can only offer credit but we will try and fill the space.