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SACRED ART RETREAT

Barcelona 22-26 May 2024

Take a moment to remember what inspires you.

Join us to share and deepen this source of inspiration.

SACRED 
ART
RETREAT

Curated by Swan Alyon

Five revitalising days amidst nature

to connect with fellow creative spirits.

Time to remember what matters

A time that you will remember

A few days outside of time.

Devotional Arts

We offer time and space to cultivate togetherness and reverence for life through artistic experience, exchange, and expression. We believe in art that deepens our relationship to other people and to the rest of nature. Our main instruments are nothing more than our bodies, voices, and imagination. In this retreat, we work chiefly with theatre, song, storytelling, and visual arts.

The Bhakti Experience

Bhakti (भक्ति) is a Sanskrit term usually translated as loving devotion. Originally it simply meant participation. It is derived from the root word bhaj (भाज्), which means to share, to partakae in, and to belong to.

We view devotion as gratitude in action and tread a path loving service to life, visible and invisible. We view art as a means of thanksgiving and peacebuilding, internal and external.

Your Guides

Imaginal Activism — Dr Jessica Bockler

Vocal Polyphony — Olga Kozłowska

Visual Storytelling — Joanna Hruby

Metatheatre — Dr Swan Alyon

Clown Arts — Adriana Medina

Indian Ink — Annalisa Rinldi

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Imaginal Activism

In this creative workshop I invite you into explorations of the imaginal realm through the medium of paratheatre, or theatre without an external audience. Paratheatre, as conceived by Polish...

BIO & Offering

Dr Jessica Bockler

Psychologist & Theatre Practitionner

England & Germany

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Ink in Motion

Ink on Rice Paper carefully chosen as a mindful and minimalistic medium yet containing a wide range of possible technics together with infinite shade of tones and ways of improvisations. Motion for...

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Annalisa Rinldi

Painter & Performer

Italy

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Authentic Voice

We are singing presence, allowing the pulse of life available to our tone, in tune with our hearts, ears, skin, feet, and lips. We are bigger than we think. The deeper we trust the more we are...

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Olga Lidia Kozłowska

Psychologist, Singer, & Voice Coach

Poland

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Visual Storytelling

Joanna Hruby is a visual artist, performance maker, writer and cultural activist based on Ibiza, Spain. The is the founder of the company Theatre of the Ancients, whose aim is to harness...

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Joanna Hruby

Visual Artist & Performance Maker

England

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Lineages of Joy

Adriana Medina is a clown artist. She is co-founder and co-director of the clown company Yo SoY Semilla as well as the founder and artistic director of the interdisciplinary clown project Bee...

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Adriana Medina

Clown Artist

Mexico

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Art for Life

Swan Alyon, PhD, is a theatre maker and psychotherapist as well as the founder and director of the Institute of Devotional Arts. After studying philosophy and theology in Melbourne, Oxford...

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Dr Swan Alyon

Artistic Director

France

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Schedule

We offer a carefully curated space of conscious connection and creative expression in which you are encouraged to listen to your needs and to take as much time for rest, silence, and introspection as you desire.

Day 1

2-4pm: Arrival

4pm: Opening Session

7pm: Dinner

Day 2-4

7am: Musical awakening

7.30-8am: Contemplative Practice

8am: Breakfast

9-11.30am: Art Workshop

12pm: Lunch & Siesta

2.30-3.30pm: Assembly

3.45-6.15pm: Art Workshop

6.30pm: Dinner

8-9.30pm: Creative Space

9.30-10pm: Contemplative Practice

Day 5

8.30-9am: Contemplative Practice

9am-11am: Closing Session

11am: Brunch

12-2pm: Departure

Day 1

2-4pm: Arrival

4pm: Opening Session

7pm: Dinner

Day 2-4

7am: Musical awakening

7.30-8am: Contemplative Practice

8am: Breakfast

9-11.30am: Art Workshop

12pm: Lunch & Siesta

2.30-3.30pm: Assembly

3.45-6.15pm: Art Workshop

6.30pm: Dinner

8-9.30pm: Creative Space

9.30-10pm: Contemplative Practice

Day 5

8.30-9am: Contemplative Practice

9am-11am: Closing Session

11am: Brunch

12-2pm: Departure

“No poet, no artist of any art, has their complete meaning alone.” — T. S. Eliot, The Sacred Wood

Venue

AN EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION AMIDST NATURE NEAR BARCELONA

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Where You'll Stay

Nestled in the heart of the Prades Mountain Natural Park, our retreat centre boasts 140 hectares of lush forest. It is home to Pyrenean oak and Scots pine trees, as well as purebred Arabian horses and roe deer. Its Gaudi inspired castle and luminous dome are unique architectural designs.

Food

Nutritious and healthy vegan meals will be prepared on site with care and composed primarily of organic, local, and seasonal ingredients. We are happy to cater to special diets on request. Tea and snacks will be available throughout the day.

Tickets

Accommodation for 5 days/4 nights

Private access to the retreat centre

All materials, classes, and activities

All meals, sacks, and drinks

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