February 10/11, 2018: Creating Freedom Through Yoga & Art Summer Workshops

 Creating Freedom through Yoga & Art

with Lisa Mills and Kathy Guidi

Saturday 10th February 2018 , 10am to 4.30pm – Yoga Day

Sunday 11th February 2018 , 10am to 1 pm – Art Workshop

Through yoga, meditation and art, you can reach your heart-felt desires…..

Embracing the ripeness of summer, create greater freedom within through a heart-opening yoga practice.   Learn a powerful new breathing meditation called ‘Soul Sync’ – a practice to connect to greater possibilities.  The day includes a divinely delicious home cooked organic vegetarian lunch.
Rediscover the joy of creativity.  Tap into your heart-felt desires and give them expression through art.  You do not have to be an ‘artist’ to attend.   All art supplies provided.



Location:  Wainui Bay Community Centre
Investment:  Yoga Day $120 (includes organic lunch and herb teas).  Art Workshop $55.  Attend both for $150.          Accommodation can be arranged if you would like to spend the whole weekend in Wainui Bay.
Bookings Essential:  limited to 18 participants
Contact Kathy@birdsongretreat.nz, mob 021 202 2954
The yoga day caters to both beginners and those with experience.  The art workshop is for everyone!


Lisa Mills has been exploring yoga since 1983 and began teaching in 2009.  She is an experienced yoga group facilitator and qualified creative therapist and Spiritual Coach..  Lisa brings passion, enthusiasm, and respect to all participants.      More about Lisa

Kathy Guidi facilitates a weekly yoga & wellness class in Wainui Bay and runs Birdsong Retreat.  She is a WOW girl (Ways of Wellness), passionate cook, blogger, budding artist, and community-maker.    More about Kathy


*The Sunday art workshop will encompass using intention to create art.   Intentional Creativity combines creativity with mindfulness and allows for freedom of expression.   A recent survey by the Intentional Creativity Foundation showed that people experienced the following benefits through mindful art making:
  • Creativity influences one’s self-compassion
  • Breakthroughs and aha’s can come through painting and creating
  • Creativity helps maintain a healthy outlook on life
  • The creative process can shift or ease emotional or physical pains
  • Creating can allow for a connection with spirit/the Divine
  • It’s just darn good fun
Even if you don’t consider yourself a creative person or you think that ‘art isn’t for me’,  I encourage you to be open-minded and playful and to come to the full weekend workshops.
From Shiloh Sophia (founder of the Intentional Creativity Foundation & movement):
“May you find space in your life to paint as a priority.  This isn’t a hobby.  It isn’t a past time.  It isn’t folly.   Painting as personal medicine is the real deal.”
And from Chris Zydel of Creative Juices Arts:   BE REALLY GOOD to yourself and give your creative spirit what it needs! Tapping into the healing power of the intuitive creative process is like giving yourself a mini vacation that nurtures you and feeds you on a soul level. And being part of an ongoing creative community gives you the emotional support to develop greater trust in your intuition and help to manifest your creative dreams