Explore your inner landscapes

3 days of inspiration, creation, nature and connection in the Black Forest

- April 30th till May 4th 2019 -

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There is no wifi in the forest, but I promise you’ll find a better connection

Immersing in tranquil nature. Connecting with others without the need of using words. Reflecting and learning about yourself through creation instead of thoughts.

That’s what this midweek in the Black Forest will be all about.

As an artist I know the power of inspiration and flow. How difficult it sometimes is to find it, but how energising when found. I also know how much you can learn from simply looking back on what you’ve made. Your hands and your creations are powerful teachers.

To deepen your creative practice you can opt for enrolling in the online traject as well prior to the retreat. Read more about the online traject here

 
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Long hikes

 

Connecting

 
 

Inspiring assignments

Create your own landscape of life

 

Challenging yourself

Nourishing food

Nature

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What can you expect?

On Tuesday afternoon everybody will arrive at the farm in this magical valley in the Black Forest. I’ve been coming to this particular valley for years and it’s stillness and nature keeps surprising me.

The first evening will be about arriving and making contact with the others in the group. We will be with a maximum of 8 participants. Making it a small, safe and personal.

The next three days we will explore the forest, mountains and valleys of ‘das Ferienland’ (the vacation-country). There will be silence, laughter, deep conversations, sketching, challenging and inspiring assignments. Everything to guide you to inspiration, connection and new ways of seeing this beautiful world around you.

We won’t spend all our time outside, we will also gather in the cozy wooden barn of the farm to work on putting our innerlandscapes on paper and of course share delicious and nourishing meals together.

In the evenings we can sit together or you can take some time alone in one of the apartments you will share with 3 other participants.

On Saturday morning we will enjoy a last breakfast with ‘frisches brötchen’ from the local bakery. Afterwards everybody will go home with new friendships, beautiful drawn paintings and a new set of eyes to enjoy and treasure this amazing living world.

 
‘Der Stube’ - the wooden barn were we gather to eat, be together and work on our landscapes of life.

‘Der Stube’ - the wooden barn were we gather to eat, be together and work on our landscapes of life.

 
Farnbaurenhof in Schönwald. The Black Forest is not some far remote place, but still has many quiet valleys and large forests to wander through.

Farnbaurenhof in Schönwald. The Black Forest is not some far remote place, but still has many quiet valleys and large forests to wander through.

 
Nourishing organic and mostly vegan food, fresh and home made. If you have any allergies or specific diet requirements please contact me and I’ll try to take it into account.

Nourishing organic and mostly vegan food, fresh and home made. If you have any allergies or specific diet requirements please contact me and I’ll try to take it into account.

what are innerlandscapes?

Do you know how difficult it sometimes is to describe something you felt, experienced? When you try to talk to people about a spiritual experience or something else that’s not normally discussed?

It’s because your subconscious, where all these things take place, doesn’t understand language. At least, not the language we speak to each other on a daily basis. Yet if we know how to bypass this communication problem we will find a wealth of information and wisdom.

That’s why humans make art for as long as we know. Through art we suddenly are able to communicate without common language. This means a new and deeper way of communicating with others, but also with ourselves.

During this midweek you will search for a way of expressing yourself in a new way by making your own landscape of life. I like to refer to landscapes, because we will use nature, and thus landscapes, as our main source of inspiration. Don’t be surprised if your final drawings and paintings don’t look anywhere near a traditional landscape!

Together we will explore what you make and you can learn from this deep wise subconsciousness that’s inside you.

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Farnbauernhof: a place to relax

During our midweek we will stay on a family farm near Schönwald in the Black Forest. The Black Forest is an area in South of Germany, close to the Swiss border. The Black Forest has earned her name because of her steep valley’s en forests full of evergreens, giving the sun a hard time to shine her light on all places.
Luckely for us, the valley of the Farnbauernhof isn’t that steep and dark: we will be able to enjoy plenty of sun!

You will stay in a holiday apartment in the farm with 3 other participants, the bedrooms are all for two people. The beds are twins, but with separate mattresses and duvets.
If you need some time alone you will always be able to withdraw yourself in the living room of your apartment.

Upstairs in the farm is a beautiful wooden barn where we will spend our time together as group. Here we will eat, sit and draw together.

 
A terrace of one of the apartments.

A terrace of one of the apartments.

 
The bedrooms.

The bedrooms.

 
The livingroom of one of the apartments.

The livingroom of one of the apartments.

 

Welcome to your inner landscapes

- April 30th till May 4th 2019 -

 
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What’s included?

  • 4 nights stay in a shared apartment

  • Towels and bedlinen

  • Turist taxes

  • 3 fresh, home cooked, vegan meals a day

  • coffee, tea & some dried fruits for snacking

  • Paper and art materials

  • A hiking-sketch-set, which you can bring home

What do you have to bring?

  • Hiking clothes & shoes

  • A daypack for hiking

  • Rainjacket and pants

  • A reusable waterbottle & lunchbox

  • A small thermos for tea/coffee during the hikes (optional)

  • Not to fancy clothes in which you will feel comfortable when using art materials;

 

Prices

FIRST PAYMENT

€189

Say YES! now and ensure your enrolment with this first payment. Pay the remaining fee 1 week before the retreat to confirm your spot.

EXPLORE YOUR INNER LANDSCAPES

€589

When paying the retreat in full you get:

  • a copy of the book ‘Living as God, nothing is simpler’ from Zoë Joncheere.

RETREAT + ONLINE IMMERSION

€978

Combine the retreat with the online immersion the 6 weeks prior the midweek and get:

  • a €80,- discount

  • a copy of the book ‘Living as God, nothing is simpler’ from Zoë Joncheere.

  • a FREE one-on-one call with me during the immersion

Read more about the online immersion here.

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