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Art & Wellness: A Retreat for the Mind, Body & Soul

New in 2021, Snow Farm is offering a unique opportunity to explore creativity and wellbeing. The Art and Wellness Retreats will combine a daily craft workshop with an array of complementary acitivies in support of wellness for the mind, body, and creative spirit.

Whether you lead with art or with mindfulness, each is a practice that supports and expands the other. The Art & Wellness Retreats welcome yogis who want to get their hands dirty in clay and metalsmiths who want get up from the bench for stretching. If meditation is what grounds you, experience the meditative properties of melting and shaping hot glass or of hand stitching on fabric. If writing is your craft, bring color to your creative life with watercolors or mosaics. These retreats grow from a belief that self-exploration and care, learning new things, and allowing curiosity to blossom are the ways in which people replenish and grow. Whether you have been to Snow Farm many times or never before, the Art and Wellness Retreats open up a holistic integraion of mind, body, and soul, just when we need it more than ever. 

Art and Wellness: A Retreat for the Mind, Body and Soul is offered twice: a 5-day format May 16 - 21 and a 4-day version September 16 - 19. Students will select one craft workshop topic for the Retreat (scroll down for choices), which will be held daily from 9:00 am until noon.  All registered students are automatically eligible for any or all of the wellness activities that may offered early morning, afternoon or evening. Ample open studio time is also available in the afternoons and evenings;  when the workshop is done, pick and choose how to spend your time. Wellness activities include yoga, movement, meditation, and a variety of other mindfulness-based activities designed to inspire creativity, resiliency and connectivity. Bonfires, wholesome food, and precious down time for reflection and rest will round out the retreat. Some wellness sessions have limited capacity and will require sign-up approximately one month before the program.

The cost of the wellness retreats is based on the craft workshop.  Choose one workshop below; prices range from $645 to $665 and include all the wellness activites.  Housing and meals is additional and depends on the type of room you choose.  

Special Activities

Craft instruction takes place each day between 9am and noon. The other hours of the day are filled with wellness activities to pick and choose, including:

  • Small Pages + Slow Time: Foster a Daily Creative Practice, a series of workshops on centering, movement, writing, and daily creative practice with Suzi Banks Baum
  • Three yoga and meditation practices with Carolyn Little: Nada Yoga with Live Cello (featuring Rebecca Hartka on Cello); Meditation and Breathwork for Illumination; and Energize and Uplift – Morning Practice
  • Zentangle®, a meditative drawing exercise with Susan McFarlane
  • Qigong & Tai Chi, a gentle and invigorating meditative movement practice with Janet Aalfs
  • Three yoga and meditation practices with Hethre Larivee: Restorative Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation; Flow Yoga; and a Closing Meditation on Gratitude
  • Hiking and Carving, a craft-as-you-go woods excursion with Micah Litant
  • Together in Rhythm: Beat Stress, Build Resilience, an inspiring and revitalizing drum workshop for all levels with Ellen Klegg

For detailed descriptions of these activities, see the Registration Packet.


Registration for a craft workshop automatically includes any/all of the wellness activities offered. Sign-up for the activities will take place before the start of the retreat. Scroll down to select your workshop and see more details about cost. 

Eva Camacho-Sanchez, Seamless Felting, Mark-Making on Textiles, Slow Stitching
Sep 16 to Sep 19
Mary Risley, Building A Foundation In Metal, Metalsmithing, Jewelry
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Sep 16 to Sep 19