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Nature • Meditation • Art
Your inner lotus awaits
Journey beyond the cacti of life to feed your inner lotus! Join nature inspired professional artist, traditionally trained yoga educator and longtime meditation practitioner, Diana Chabros, for this unique exploratory 3 day small group retreat in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, near Grassland National Park! Using focused reflective walking, an introduction to a transformative intuitive art process and simple movement, breath and meditation techniques for insight, participants will gaze gently at our prickly aspects and peer into the pond of personal inquiry to discover what’s holding us back. Our inner lotus awaits! Rich benefits for a lifetime will be reaped from learning these humble yet profound take-away practices.
Your Retreat Package Includes:
- 3 days of enriching retreat experience
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Sky Story B & B
- Sacred circles, guided sitting and movement meditations
- Guided intuitive painting sessions
- Sacred smudge to start our self-guided walk into Grasslands
- Guided labyrinth walk
- Guided cultural tours of Heritage EcoMuseum and Heritage Elevator
- Healthy meals and snacks
- 15 minute post retreat follow up via zoom or telephone
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What recent retreat participants had to say:
– V. Murtha
“I love Diana and her compassion, patience, and ability to allow people to process and be their authentic selves. This is a safe environment.”
– Cactus & Lotus registrant
“Diana’s generous and open hearted facilitation of the retreat was coupled by lovely accommodation, sacred natural surroundings and great food. This deep & soulful experience reconnected me to my creative core. I hope to paint with Diana again!”
– S. Lang
“I registered for the Cactus & Lotus Wellness Retreat hoping for a chance to re-connect with myself and explore painting as a means of self expression after having spent the last few years caring for my young children and building my career. Shortly after I arrived I felt that I had [chosen well]: it was just the type of experience I was hoping for. The retreat allowed me to explore an inner conflict that I didn’t realize was holding me back, and I felt so much love and support from Diana and the other participants, even though we had never met before. The process of bringing my painting into the world was deeply emotional and I found myself shedding tears of truth and resonance at several points in the painting process and sharing circles. Now that the retreat is over, my overall perspective seems to have shifted. I have this calm, relaxed confidence and I am able to persevere through the process of bringing my painting to life [forward], with all of its unexpected revelations and wisdom. It has let me know I am capable of so much more if I just believe in myself and try.”
– A. Howell