Cozy Up

Let Go

Play with Coclay

PLAY

CREATE

IMMERSE

TUNE INTO YOU

NOURISH

REST

INTUITIVE,  EXPRESSIVE ART has been part of my life’s journey  for as long as I can remember and is a passion that I like to share as widely as I can.   

 It I facilitated my  very first  Art  & Soul Workshop 19 years ago and have been running  WORKSHOPS,  CLASSES and SEASONAL RETREATS  consistently   since 2010.

Integrating my love for ART and ASTROLOGY, each workshop is themed to align with the Astrological energies of the time.

Through  spontaneous/ intuitive painting, mixed media collage, mandala’s, clay-work,  visualisation  and music, I will teach you  how to allow simple colour and imagery to flow through  you, without judgement or expectations.

By re-connecting with your innate creativity, you open up the channel to your soul’s wisdom and access the true potential which resides within you.  You will also reconnect with your inner artist and, after a while,  develop your own unique style.

This is “process driven” art,  which means there is no attachment to the outcome.

The more childlike you can be, the better, so therefore, absolutely no artistic experience is necessary.

Rest    Reflect    Reconnect     Restore

There is no better time than the dark of winter to step off the hamster wheel, slow down, and bring  your energy inward. Becoming more present with every breath, you drop into Source and  fully honour yourself and your true purpose of being here.

On this retreat you come home to yourself, by immersing yourself in the flow of your innate intuitive creativity. Guided meditations and heart opening music will lead you gently into your inner landscape, where you’ll rediscover your own deep wisdom and reveal the images and symbols that are part of your unique soul language.

ABSOLUTELY NO ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY

As a small group, with the focus on tending our inner fire,  we shall paint, make art in nature, play, journal, meditate, nurture ourselves with good wholesome food, cozy chats and long peaceful sleeps and then emerge…                          ……rested, replenished and ready to be all we are.

 

REST & DIGEST – GILLITTS, KZN – 29 & 30

Residential or Non- Residential Retreat 

 

 

 

TIMES:      Saturday 8:30 to 5pm,   Sunday   8:30 to 5pm

COST:      R1600 (Non residential)

INCLUDES:

Art & Soul Workshop and materials
Art Demonstrations
Vegetarian Lunches
Teas, coffees, treats
Walks in Nature
Guided Meditations

RESIDENTIAL – Please contact Rest & Digest if you would like to make this a real RETREAT and stay over. Their  accommodation and hospitality is superb! 

 

LAST RETREAT – THE FLOWERING OF YOU

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR 2019 RETREATS

Grotto Bay, Cape West Coast

RETREAT

CONNECT WITH NATURE

BEAUTY

SPECIAL SOULS

PLAY

CREATE

IMMERSE

PAINT

TUNE INTO YOU

NOURISH

To celebrate the beginning of Spring and the blooming of the exquisite West Coast flowers, the theme for my next Weekend Retreat at the beautiful

Samadhi Retreat Centre in Grotto Bay, will be

“THE FLOWERING OF YOU!” 

A blooming flower is a perfect example of male and female, working together in perfect harmony.

Like the flower, each of us is made up of masculine and feminine, but very often,  with the demands of life and our social conditioning, they wobble out of balance.

On this workshop/retreat, in a gentle, supportive environment, with the wild flowers and natural beauty of the west coast as our guides, we will connect with, get to know and start to accept , integrate and balance our inner male and female.

Over the precious 3 days, we’ll spend time walking the vividly coloured coastline, meditate, make flower art on the beach and bring our treasures back to Samadhi, to incorporate into our very own soul art.

All the art we make over the weekend will be “process” rather than “outcome” driven, so absolutely no artistic experience is necessary.

We will nourish ourselves with good wholesome food, peaceful sleeps, and soulful chats to emerge rested, replenished and ready to flower

RETREAT DETAILS

DATES: Thursday 6th September 17h00 to  Sunday 9th September 15h00

COST: R3650 (includes)

  • 3 x nights shared accommodation

  • Full catering – breakfast, lunch, supper & treats

  • Guided nature walks

Single Accommodation – If you are not keen to share, we can organise you accommodation close by. Please contact Lisle from Samadhi for details.

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

If you book & pay before  10th August, you pay R3500 pp sharing

 

THE FLOWERING OF YOU WORKSHOP (includes)

  • Process/ Expressive art facilitation

  • Art technique demonstrations

  • Flower Mandala –  tuition and facilitation

  • The Flowering of You – mixed media paintings

  • Guided visualisations and meditations

  • Art in Nature

  • Discussions and group work exploring the male /female dynamic

  • All Art materials

Facilitated: by Michelle McClunan

Hosted by:   Samadhi Retreats 

Bookings :  samadhi05@outlook.com

Come away with us!

EARTH ODYSSEY

27th APRIL to 1st MAY 2017

Drakensberg

AUTUMN ODYSSEY

12th  to  14th  MAY 2017

KwaZulu – Natal Midlands

… or escape for a shorter time

March Workshops & Classes   – Hillcrest, KZN

THE ART OF SURRENDER

11th or 25th MARCH  2017

Hillcrest

WEDNESDAY ART & SOUL

9:30 to 12:30

Hillcrest

Find out what’s up with the planets

ASTROLOGY UPDATE

2  MARCH  2017

The Art of Surrender

ASTROLOGY READINGS

with Michelle McClunan

In Hillcrest or on Skype

“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door.  If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”    

 Clarissa Pinkola Estes

ART  FROM OTHER WORKSHOPS

“I was lying in bed this morning reflecting on my various artworks which have emerged from our ART & SOUL workshops (I have them dotted around my room for this very purpose). This way I can check in with where I’m at, how much I’m embodying and living/manifesting the various lessons – being in the flow, being open to abundance, being rooted, trusting etc. Really just want to thank you Mish for introducing and facilitating this aspect in my life. The art workshops have been integral to my spiritual growth and finding and maintaining my soular power. I’m so glad I found you. The work you do and the space you offer are so important. I am very grateful.”  TD

  FEEDBACK FROM FELLOW  EXPLORERS

You are an incredible facilitator. I was amazed at how skillfully you helped everyone to really “drop in” and connect with what they needed to process and get in touch with in order to move forward into this year … and then to also set actionable steps. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and also really felt like I connected with something at a very deep and subtle level. LW

I know that what I got from the workshop with you, I couldn’t have found any other way.  The inspired intention I now have is uplifting and inspiring. Thinking my way to this just isn’t possible. So powerful to step into a creative, open-hearted space and come away with so much.  Michelle you truly gifted!’  CS

 Loved the workshop!  felt like I had had a weekend away. Being creatively present all day is quite something when you really think about it, but there’s some expressional magic coming through that is so compelling – perhaps it’s like reading a story – one is held turning the pages of the book, to journey to the end of it, to see how it turns out. One never know what will come through on that piece of paper at the end, so there is magic and surprise in whatever materialises! Thanks again Michelle – never doubt you are doing such valuable work! LR 

I still remember walking into your cottage a broken person and you were so much part of my healing. In fact you were the start. What a process it has been. SH

I went to a few offered lessons -OMG were they awesome! This is healing art! I got so so much out of my month of lessons. She is one beautiful soul…..I hope to keep a friendship with her,as she is deep, uplifting and one of the most very special people I have come across. If u want spiritual healing and creativity fun, call me or private box her. Stunning woman- inside and out! I wish her everything good KSM

“The joy of being playful and creative without fear of censure was an unforgettable and inspiring experience. I left feeling light and happy and felt reconnected to my inner being. I am going to seriously take up visual journaling.   I hope to use visual journaling as a method in my self-study and hopeful that I could chat to you about this as I progress”.  SN

“I so enjoyed the course and am looking forward to using the knowledge gained at home, working at my own pace and when and as I want to. I feel I gained a lot, not only directly related to the course, but how to look, as my husband would say … ‘through the bush, not at it!’ Rosemary

HUGE heart-thank-you’s for an amazing day and spectacular workshops. My vision board is stuck on my en-suite bathroom door and I really drink it in first thing in the morning and also see it several times a day.  It fills me with such a sense of excitement and joy – the colours alone light  me up each time.

Thank you SO much for the workshop. I really feel that something has been unlocked and that the visual journalling was key in doing that.  I had a dream that same night and I sat up and tried to analyse or just see what it all meant…. it def had to do with things that came out of the journalling process. Its all quite wonderful. I feel like something has been lifted and I am embracing this sense of lightness and letting go  its like a wonderful little ball of wool unrolling and I can now stretch and be free! So thanks so much for being a part of this journey and for helping to unlock something in me. TH

 

HUGE heart-thank-you’s for an amazing day and spectacular workshops. My vision board is stuck on my en-suite bathroom door and I really drink it in first thing in the morning and also see it several times a day. It fills me with such a sense of excitement and joy – the colours alone light me up each time.

Thank you SO much for the workshop. I really feel that something has been unlocked and that the visual journalling was key in doing that. I had a dream that same night and I sat up and tried to analyse or just see what it all meant…. it def had to do with things that came out of the journalling process. Its all quite wonderful. I feel like something has been lifted and I am embracing this sense of lightness and letting go its like a wonderful little ball of wool unrolling and I can now stretch and be free! So thanks so much for being a part of this journey and for helping to unlock something in me. TH

these groups are relaxed and inspirational. You have to try one to “get it”. Seriously no art training necessary. Great fun and time to be creative, as Michelle gently guides the way into your own personal journey.” TC

I really enjoyed the workshop on Saturday. I continued to process stuff mentally over the weekend. It was a great form of expressing what’s in our inner being through art. It was ‘me’ time and that was what was good. We rarely give ourselves that time, especially to get in touch with the real you. It was also great meeting like-minded folk who share the same interests. I will certainly continue using the technique for my inner healing. RN

I had no idea what to expect from the Workshop and it was great. Thank you for putting it across so well. The entire experience was so nurturing. I feel it is a technique that will totally help to process feelings and emotions as well as centre one, in any situation. All one has to do is practice the techniques when required. DE (Fine artist)

You are a beautiful woman, with such a gift – thank you for sharing yourself, your home and your heart with all of us. LW

“Thanks so much for Saturday, I loved the intimate atmosphere you created, your method & found the entire day enlivening.The group of women were so diverse but with many commonalities, I loved getting to know each person.Your guided visualisation meditation was so evocative, powerful & moving, I could have sat there all day & done just that! ” Holly“

Thanks so much for a really stunning workshop yesterday! I so enjoyed it & loved the painting & creating of our vision boards. Thanks for having us all in your very lovely home & for all your special care, energy & input throughout the sessions – it was such a treat of a day!…it was like a divine like oasis/holiday after a crazy busy week. And it was really great to meet you. Hope you have a good rest of the weekend “. Lindsay

These groups are relaxed and inspirational. You have to try one to “get it”. Seriously no art training necessary. Great fun and time to be creative, as Michelle gently guides the way into your own personal journey.” TC