Saturday, August 22, 2015

Retreat Weekend: Pour into You

Do you need to get away for a weekend? Are you longing to connect to something bigger, something deeper? Do you wish someone would pour into you? Do you wish you should just let go of your burdens for a few days and create something good, something real, something new? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions then it is time to sign up for a Painted Prayers Retreat Weekend and feed your mind, body and spirit. Experience the wholeness that comes from taking some time out to fill up to overflowing.

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Painted Prayers Retreat Weekend provides holistic sacred space for spiritual, physical and mental restoration through imagination, creativity, experiencing beauty in accessible natural habitats, visual arts, yoga, Spiritual Direction and farm-to-table meals. By creating space for intentional living everything that one allows into their being will become sacred and everything that pours out of their being will bear the fruits of holiness (creativity, inspiration, growth, beauty, hope, joy) that can be shared for years to come.

September 25-27th, 2015

Calling Creek Retreat House in Lenoir, NC

$275 (tax not included in the price) per person
Includes- Accommodation, all meals (healthy, fresh, local, farm-to-table food), all beverages (alcoholic and non), all art supplies, 3 yoga classes, one-on-one Spiritual Direction or dream interpretation, journal and writing utensils, and guided meditation.
Not Included- travel expenses, excursions off the grounds

Hosts and Instructors
Claire Tomkinson and Sally Moore

Nestled on 11 tranquil acres, Calling Creek Retreat House has a private 20-foot waterfall with an adjacent outdoor pavilion.The house, with a wheelchair accessible main floor, has six sleeping areas that can accommodate 8-12 people in comfortable beds and 3.5 bathrooms, two with heated floors.  The main floor has an open concept layout with a fully-stocked, modern kitchen. There is ample parking on the property and a boardwalk connecting the garage and house.Calling Creek has two meeting rooms as well as internet service and patchy cell service. The Dreamcatcher conference-style room, with access to the backyard and creek, has a white board and laptop projector. The Upper Room is a chapel-style room that can be used as a chapel, prayer room or creative space.


All meals and snacks will be provided for you. All meals and snacks will be local, farm-to-table fair made with the intention to nourish your whole being. Drinks (alcoholic and non) will be included and will also support and fair trade local brewers, wineries and vendors. 

What to Expect during your Weekend

A Painted Prayers Retreat Weekend is for those who long to replenish their spirits by allowing themselves to be poured into for three days of intentional living. Feel yourselves come alive as you allow your creative instincts to be rejuvenated through meditative art practices, intuitive painting lessons, daily yoga practices, guided meditation, one-on-one Spiritual Direction or dream interpretation, and through the transformational energy that is fostered in intentional community living. Free yourself of your daily burdens and expectations as you open your heart and mind to new spiritual practices that will help to open doors to the sacred while allowing you to develop a deeper connection to the holy in your daily experience of living. Discover deep satisfaction and contentment that comes from making every moment count and tasting the good fruit of your creative energy. New creations, new artistic techniques, new spiritual practices, new relationships, and a daily dose of delicious healthy meals, will leave you mentally, spiritually, and physically full. Discover what you are capable of creating and how all the works of your hands and hearts can be offerings of holiness, pouring warmth and love into the world.

*Painted Prayers operates on a schedule that we aim to keep, but our goal is not to complete tasks but to experience the transformation that comes from the practice itself. We believe we are called to move forward as a spiritual body and allow retreat-goers space to live into the experiences that the Divine is using to shape their lives and grow their Spiritual Journeys. Some spaces might require more time and attention than others and we desire to allow retreat-goers the freedom of entering into that space and experiencing it fully.

Day and Time

*Eat a meal before you arrive
Arrive to Calling Creek
Welcome and Gathering
Community Soriee
Peace and Quiet

Rise and Shine
Greet the Morning Yoga
Full Healthy Breakfast
Morning Intention and Spiritual Practice
Moving the Water- Painted Prayers Lesson One
Healthy Delicious Lunch
Soul Collage-Painted Prayers Lesson Two
Feed your Soul- Continue to Create, Spiritual Direction, Dream Interpretation, Free Time
Restore your Flow Yoga
Full Intentional Dinner
Nourish Yourself- Community time, Rest, Journal, Meditate, Create
An Evening of Light- Guided Meditation, Spiritual Awakening, and connecting to the Source
Peace and Quiet

Rise and Shine
 Greet the Morning Yoga
Healthy Pancake Breakfast
Morning Intention,Spiritual Practice
Lunch with Purpose
Prepare to leave
Departing Intention
Journey Home

*When you sign up online, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a wavier and an allergy/dietary restrictions/preferences form. Please fill this out and reply to this email. 

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