Fuse your practice :: movement, mind + muse
LONG BEACH, WA
The Sou'wester Lodge
Untangle from the demands of everyday life to find personal and creative balance. Allow the cool ocean air of the Long Beach Peninsula to refresh your being and the warmth of community to fuel your creativity. Designed as an artist’s residency, this retreat will offer you support through movement, meditation and healthy routines to nurture and inspire in your art practice. During our week together at the Sou’wester we will focus on nourishing ourselves and our creative disciplines. Through self-care and self-reflection we will cultivate a more holistic approach for maintaining balance in our lives. Daily meditation and movement practices will rejuvenate your mind and body to facilitate your creative flow.
During this retreat we will be focusing on sensory strengthening to develop a more integrated practice. For movement, we will explore a gentle, alignment centered approach to yoga as well as exercises to promote strength and mobility that can be easily taken of the mat and into your daily life. For meditation, we will utilize simple techniques focusing on the present moment, judgement-free observations and mantras. Movement and mind practices bring more clarity into our artistic pursuits, nourishing and cultivating our inner awareness, as well as, engaging and expanding our senses. To encourage balance and focus, optional prompts will be offered to extend our mindfulness into the studio. Together we will investigate how these practices can support one another and become more fluidly united.
Please come prepared with a project you would like to further develop, or ideas for the next creative endeavor. Your intentions will guide your process. The gift of time and space in a nurturing environment is truly transformative. Leave the retreat feeling balanced, refreshed, and re-connected to your art practice, your body and your heart.
Adrian is an artist delighted by the wonder of life and dedicated to the practices and pursuit of wellbeing. She further developed her art practice at the Oregon College of Art and Craft where she completed her BFA in fiber arts in 2011. She has also been finding awe, strength, and joy in the practice and study of yoga for over a decade, and completed a yoga teacher training with Centered Yoga in Thailand in 2012. Adrian has found solace and spaciousness in her meditation practice which has been refined by numerous teachers as well as her time spent at the Tam Wua Buddhist Monastery in Thailand. Adrian founded Isoropia Retreats, an integrated retreat and artist’s residency program, to synthesizes her passions for art and mindfulness and to share the beneficial union of these practices in beautiful natural settings.
Linnea is a Portland based yoga instructor who teaches a thoughtful, alignment focused practice that emphasizes the the internal experience of the practitioner above the goal of an external shape. With a core belief that yoga is a tool for healing and introspection, Linnea also brings a lightness, humor and warmth into the classroom. As well as teaching at People's Yoga, The Bhaktishop Yoga Center and North Portland Yoga, Linnea teaches art to adults with cognitive disabilities at PHAME Academy of Art. She is currently studying asana, anatomy and biodynamic cranial sacral therapy with Todd Jackson and is preparing for an art show in Spring 2018.
In order to make this affordable to our communities, we are offering the retreat to you for $250 in addition to the cost of lodging! (This makes this retreat a steal for a total cost of $500)
- A daily meditation led by Adrian
- A daily yoga all-level Hatha class led by Linnea
- Communal gathering space for tea and exchange of ideas
- Daily mindfulness and movement prompts to apply to your practice
- A healthy and delicious community dinner catered by Isoropia every evening
- After dinner “Rest & Digest” alternating evenings of restorative yoga and meditation
Accommodations are offered at a reduced weekly rate of $250 (Sunday-Friday) with the following amenities:
- Full access to Weekly Community Wellness Offerings, including juice bar, herbal tea + talk, meditation, sound bath, and yoga
- Use of Garden Spa and Finnish Sauna
- Scheduled studio time in Wellness Trailer
- Discounted rates with Mamook Wellness for on-site therapeutic massage and body work
- Complimentary bikes for cruising the Discovery Trail
- Endless walks on the beach