Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Creative Spirit

When the weather turns cold and winter fires start to crackle, it is a perfect time for igniting your creativity. This chilly season three artists bring their creative skills together at Namgyalgar South Retreat Centre, nestled on the southern slopes of Mt Gulaga near Central Tilba.

Painter Glenda Morgan, writer Jan Cornall and movement artist Suze Smith, will add meditation to the creative mix when they lead their weekend retreats for residential or daily participants. In between delicious food, warm fires, envigorating walks, meditation and movement sessions, there will be a chance to play with colour and line, movement and dance, poetry and sensual story telling. 

 Evenings will be filled with stimulating discussions, performance soirees, video talks, laughter and hot-water bottle dreaming. Its a mid winter opportunity to spend a long weekend with like-minded spirits in a winter green mountain hermitage and to keep the creative conversation going long after you return home.

Two weekends are planned: Creative Spirit, on June 26,27,28, a long weekend exploring writing, painting and meditation, and Mind Body Movement, on July 17,18,19, a weekend opportunity to uncover organic pathways of movement through improvisation, directed touch and embodied anatomy.

 Your workshop leaders, all members of the Dzogchen Community (following the teachings of Tibetan Master Chogyal Namkai Norbu) have been practicing meditation for many years and are well established in their own artistic practice.

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu in a playful mood at Namg South, 1990s. 
 Your Tutors

Glenda Morgan has been painting and exhibiting for 25 years and has taught drawing, printmaking and design at Universities and art schools in Sydney She is a certified instructor in Qigong and Tai Chi.

Jan Cornall is a published writer who has written plays, screenplays, musicals, a novel, short stories, travel articles and songs.  She has an MA in Cultural and Creative Practice, has taught writing at universities in Australia and Indonesia and leads international writing and creativity retreats. 

Suze Smith is a contemporary theatre maker and somatic movement teacher. She is a dance artist, writer, director and lighting designer. Her theatre making practice is informed by her ongoing study of post modern dance and improvisation, embodied anatomy and Body-Mind Centering®.

Retreat details

3 Day Residential Retreat

Cost: $300 (Friday 2pm to Sun 4pm)
2 nights accom + all meals
Accom in private caravan, dormitory, camping. (B&B accom off land can be arranged at extra expense)

Or Attend 1 Day workshop
Cost: $90 (9.30am to 5 pm+lunch)


E: glenda.energyarts@gmail.com
P: (02)6493 4417

Make plans for warming up your winter now!