Escape the madness! Retreat to the exquisite Antbear Lodge for a weekend of sublime food, creativity, rest, fun and laughter. As we reconnect with nature we open ourselves to creativity and fresh ideas. The soul stirs. We find the well again.
12th to 14th MAY 2017.BOOK NOW
Retreat Release Restore
Autumn holds the gifts of both relinquishing and harvesting. This season of paradox invites us to consider what we’re called upon to surrender and release. We also gather in the harvest, celebrating the fruits of the seeds that we planted in spring.
As a small group, we shall Retreat, Release what we no longer need, Restore our bodies, minds and souls and pour the seeds of potential futures into the earth for nourshment and rest.
“Nourishing a withered soul and harnessing the vast well of Creative potential within requires time and a slowing down.. ” Marian Woodman
“We can’t change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently.” James Hillman.
Our venue is the exquisite Antbear Lodge
From humble beginning 16 years ago, Andrew and Conny Atwood and their team have created a magnificent eco lodge in the KZN Midlands. Each part of Antbear Lodge features authentic and inspiring woodwork and mosaic art, hand-crafted on the property by themselves. Big, bold and creative, Antbear Lodge is a living work of art – a monument to care and beauty. Add in sweeping views of the Drakensberg, home grown organic food and cozy accommodation – your retreat at Antbear Lodge will be an unforgettable experience.
We look forward to journeying with you!
12th to 14th May 2017
COST : R3200
Shared accommodation (2 people per room)
All meals, teas and coffees
All art materials
Your Soular Power Guides
As a qualified Counselling Astrologer, Artist, writer and all round Explorer of Life, Michelle uses a multi-faceted approach to help people understand themselves, navigate their lives and develop their true potential.
Michelle has attended workshops and retreats with some of the worlds leading Process Art facilitators and has been leading her own Art & Soul retreats and workshops for the past 17 years
Lover of imagery and adventure, Theresa is in awe of the wisdom and restoration offered up by process art, animals, nature, music and dance.
Ongoing student of Imaginal Psychology, she loves reading and photography and spends more time than she probably should pondering the imponderables!
Comments from some past retreatants
Being able to express my creativity and tap my inner-most process which is usually obliterated by day-to-day life, feeling infinitely safe and guided in the most compassionate and accepting manner – these are just a few of the things I truly love about the Art & Soul weekend retreats!
This weekend was filled with warmth, support, expansion and many, many “aha!” moments for me. I left feeling energised, transformed and honoured to have been part of it all. I was surrounded by spiritual partners, who supported my growth and changes and saw through my fears and excuses, refusing to allow me to be anything less than Who I Really Am. This kind of interaction, creative expression and healing is exactly what the world needs now, more than ever, and my deepest gratitude goes to Michelle for making it a reality.
“I can honestly say that out of all the transformation and spiritual work I have done in the last 20 years this is the most profound. The reason being that people (including me) process and transmute their “stuff” with such speed but also with such gentleness and in the most loving environment. And this happens without people having any intention even of processing stuff. It just happens in the most miraculous, soft and beautiful way.
Michelle combines the most powerful meditations with free flow clay sculpture and art. It is art with no agenda, no required outcome except to be 100% present and in the moment and to enjoy. The retreat is also punctuated with beautiful walks, free flow movement, energy healing work or whatever seems to be “right” in the moment.
Also now open for bookings