Vibrant Visionary Collage: Awakening Art and Soul
Karen Arp-Sandel, visual artist and Kripalu Yoga teacher, is a spiritual activist who brings 30 years of experience to her mixed-media creativity. A multifaceted educator for people of all ages and abilities, Karen aligns art,…
Full Bio & Programs
Do you long to awaken from the limits of the ordinary mind? Imagine transforming your relationship to time so that your inner vision of beauty can dance with your creative muse. Slow down, pause, and reflect using visual language in a realm beyond words. Aliveness and creativity flower when you inhabit openness and presence. Come prepared to collage, paint, draw, and journal in the nurturing company of spirited women.
Within this vibrant visionary creative tribe, you
- Explore the Collage-a-Day ritual that jump-starts your creative muse
- Give your inner artist breathing room with Kripalu Yoga
- Nourish your soul with mindfulness practices, mudra, and mantra
- Receive deep inspiration from healing conversation and pauses for poetry
- Recharge in the presence of nature.
In this retreat, you learn to see the extraordinary in the everyday. Return home inspired by your art projects and the knowledge that transformation is truly within your reach.
Recommended reading Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life; Christian McEwen, World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down; Nicolai Bachman, The Path of the Yoga Sutras; and Shaun McNiff, Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go.
Note A $25 materials fee is included in the tuition. All materials will be provided by the instructor. Optional: Participants are invited to bring their collage and mixed-media “stash” and tools including decorative papers, photos to use as collage elements, pens, scissors, rubber stamps and inks, embellishments, punches, found papers, postage stamps, maps, textiles, up-cycled materials, and other inspirations.
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More