FRIDA: Art & Yoga Retreat
Time & Location
About the Event
The wild, fearless, sacred feminine is calling. She asks us to create with passion, stand with courage, and move with intention. And so it is.
FRIDA, our Art and Yoga Retreat, is inspired by the famous surrealist / folk artist Frida Kahlo, whose work has inspired women all over the world to embrace the female body and experience with boldness and grace.
- Intimate Women's Gathering: Maximum of 15 participants
- Daily yoga & meditation practice
- Surrealist painting sessions in the style of Frida Kahlo
- Daily nature expeditions (Hike, swim, SUP, sun bathe)
- Creative Healing ceremonies (eg. Cacao, Dance & Movement, Visualization/Hypnosis, breathwork)
- All inclusive daily meals + snacks with nourishing and nutrient dense foods (meat options available)
- 3 Nights accomodation in a luxurious private residence, only a short walk to the lake.
- Hot Tub
- Additional spa services available for a fee (massage, facial)
Guests arrive Friday, June 12th between 4-5pm. Opening circle starts at 5:30pm, and dinner will be at 6:30pm. The daily flow will begin Saturday, June 13th. Here is the sample schedule for Saturday/Sunday.
- 7:00-8:30 Yoga & Meditation
- 9:00 Breakfast
- 10.00-1:00 Surrealist/Folk Art Painting Session
- 1:00 Lunch
- 2:00 Nature Excursion (Hike, SUP, swim, sun bathe)
- 5:00 Hot tub, Free Time
- 6.30 Dinner
- 7.45 Ceremony (Cacao, dance, visualization/hypnosis, breathwork)
We will meet for yoga as usual on the morning of the 15th, as well as breakfast. Our closing circle begins at 9:30am Monday morning, and we go our own ways by 11am, June 15th.
Connect with like hearted sisters, paint in an inspiring environment, practice yoga on the beach at sunrise or under the stars, enjoy the views, swim in the lake, do a meditative walk on nature trails, receive a spa treatment. There will be evening ceremonies to channel our primal feminine nature, embody the wild side, and let emotion move through our vessel (ie. Cacao Ceremony, Dance+ Movement, Candlelight yoga, Visualization/Hypnosis, Star Gaze, Body Paint).
ABOUT THIS EVENT
You are invited to journey alongside sisters as we all dive deep into our inner worlds, connect with our intuition, and express from our core. We gather to celebrate feminine strength in vulnerability, sisterhood, and creative healing expression. This event is open to any woman who wants to explore what lies in her unconscious in order to experience, accept, and express herself fully. We will natvigate the unconscious by way of surrealist/folk art, meditation, yoga, visualization/hypnosis, and sacred ceremonies.
FRIDA, the name of our event, is a tribute to one of the worlds most recognized female artists, Frida Kahlo. As we celebrate the sacred feminine in art and body, we reflect on Frida's uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. There will be lessons in surrealism and folk art in our painting sessions as we study Frida's style with our own content. These reflective painting sessions will lay the foundation of our evening ceremonies, as we enter the watery depths of emotion and honesty through dance and movement.
You will connect with like hearted sisters, dabble in surrealism and folk art painting lessons inspired by Frida Kahlo, experience visualization/hypnosis to explore your unconscious mind for the creative process, take a swim in the lake or dip in the hot tub, hike to unbelievable views of the lake, stand-up paddle board atop the clear blue waters, take a meditation walk through the pines, connect to your inner goddess through dance and movement, join the candle-lit ceremonies and morning beach yoga sessions, gaze up at the stars, and howl at the moon, sleep in the relaxing, luxurious accommodations provided at a private residence, and enjoy delicious and nutritious organic vegetarian meals and snacks, (meat options available).
We will meet in North Lake Tahoe, the sacred Big Waters (Washoe), during the waning crescent moon in Pisces. A time to surrender, to feel the depths of our emotion and let it go. A perfect compliment to the event theme.
Yoga & Meditation
Daily yoga flow and meditation sessions on the beach invite you to reconnect with the wild and sacred nature in and around you. The sounds, the sights, the sensations, the feelings, the breath, and your intuition all are capable of bringing you to the present moment. Using stillness and movement, you can witness the now, and aim for a perpetual attitude of gratitude.
Our featured Yoga Instructor is Jennie Pitts Knipe!
A dedicated educator, Jennie Pitts Knipe has taught creative movement, dance and yoga classes throughout the western states and abroad for over two decades. She earned her MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado, her BA in Dance & English Literature from the University of Oregon, and completed her yoga instructor training at the Shambhava Yoga Konalani Ashram (2004). Based in the Reno/Tahoe region, she passionately applies her skills as a teacher and dance maker to help others CONNECT . . . with their own bodies, with one another, with the environment, and with their limitless capacity to express and evolve from the heart.
You will have 2 three hour sessions over the weekend to study the surrealist artwork of Frida Kahlo, and dive into your own life content to create paintings that depict your present/desired reality. With visualization exercise we do beforehand, we can navigate past your internal filters to unlock deep truths and insights to inspire each painting session. Using folk symbols, your imagination, and inspiration from Frida's work, you will transcribe your visualizations on canvas. The alchemy is in daring to see the truth, and setting it free. (Beginner to Advanced instruction provided).
Take in all the beauty of Tahoe's North Shore, and breathe the fresh mountain air. Find peace and presence on the nature hikes, cold dips in the lake, sun bathing, or stand-up paddle boarding, and enjoy quiet morning yoga classes on the beach. The Tahoe basin has been sacred grounds for many ancestors, and the energy is potent in this place.
Evening rituals and creative group healing sessions will be offered to invite the wild and sacred feminine out to play! We will paint bodies in preparation for ceremony, light candles, enter hypnotic states of meditation, breath, and visualization, and partake in Sacred Cacao. Cacao ceremonies are rooted in Mayan and Aztec traditions in Central and South America. They have been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes, as well as inner awakening and creative guidance. Pure cacao is used as a heart opening medicine for people to safely experience awakening, revelation and energetic expansion of heart centered living. Ceremonial cacao is used by making a strong batch of a warm lightly sweetened cacao beverage that is given in small doses. intentions are set, euphoric states are unlocked, emotions are released and we are able to connect to ourselves and the loving energy in our body. A dance and movement session follows, where we can embody the transformative effects of the cacao.
Raw cacao is a natural and ancient plant medicine, with a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Cacao also increases blood flow (oxygen and nutrients) to the brain as well as induces the release of feel-good endorphins.It enhances the immune system and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Cacao is often used to change your perspective, enabling you to recognize and let go of repeated self-sabotaging patterns or habits, and release energetic and creative blocks. Naturally occuring caffeine in cacao gives you a burst of energy that helps you focus and improve your memory and is said to be a big creativity enhancer and facilitator of deep inner meditation and connections.
With 2 guided sessions of hypnosis/guided visualization led by certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Jacquelyne Price, you will have the opportunity to reveal unconscious memories and stories. We will call upon the unconscious during ceremony and art sessions for non-verbal processing, a way to bypass the conscious mind and dive into experiential healing.We use visualization/hypnosis to tap into the stories that may be getting in the way of experiencing yourself as the wise, wild, vulnerable, brave, and beautiful woman you truely are. You will practice getting in touch with your archetypal feminine power and grace, and let it literally move your body to reveal your true nature. The embodied feminine spirit that is calling to be set free within you is ready to live each day as a new possibility, and stop the cycle of re-creating the past. She is capable of transcending any ‘creative blocks’ in expressing your sacred feminine energy fully. You may laugh, cry, shake, howl, or even scream. Full expression is invited and encouraged to receive maximum benefit from this experience.
Retreat guests will be staying in the beautiful rooms of a private residence in Kings Beach, California, only a short walk to the beach and many nature trails.
Sleeping arrangements are mostly shared, with 2 options for private rooms, 3 options for your own bed, and one option to share a bed with a friend for largely discounted ticket price.
You can choose from the following, but all rooms/ beds are handled on a first come first serve basis.
- 1 King bed, private room + private bath >>> 1 Available
- 1 Queen bed, private room + shared bath >>> SOLD OUT
- 1 Queen bed, shared room + shared bath >>> 3 Available
- 1 Trundle bed, shared room + shared bath >>> 2 Available
- BYO Plus +1 to share any King or Queen bed >>> 5 Available
- LOCALS can attend without accommodation >>> 4 Available
EARLY BIRD PRICING IS AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1st, 2020,
After May 1st, prices go up +$200 per ticket.
Sign up early! Space is limited.
There are 6 pricing options, each depending on your accommodations.
- $950.00 Single Person in King Bed + Private room & Private Master Bath W/Tub
- $850.00 Single Person in Queen Bed + Private Room & Shared Bath
- $750.00 Single Person in Queen Bed + Shared Room & Shared Bath
- $650.00 Single Person in Trundle Bed + Shared Room & Shared Bath
- $550.00.00 Single Person Local Pass (for those living in the area who do not require accommodations)
- $300.00 Single Person Sharing King OR Queen Bed as a +1. (Discounted ticket for sharing sleeping arrangements)
Get up to 75% off the second ticket if you bring a friend/mama/sister/daughter while space allows! To sweeten the deal for those of you who want to rally a lady to join you, we want to show our gratitude by offering the second ticket for a fraction of the cost. Split the difference and each of you pay up to 35% less than the original ticket price! Select your desired accommodation for the first ticket along with the BYO +1 ticket option at checkout to get the discount!
NOTE: Your are responsible for sharing/splitting the cost with your +1, we just offer the option to save $$!
***EXAMPLE: PURCHASE 1 QUEEN BED IN A SHARED ROOM ($750.00) AND BYO +1 ($300.00) for a combined price ($1,050.00,) SPLIT THE COST AND EACH ONLY PAY $525.00!***
If you are willing to share a bed, but don't have a +1 in mind, there will be a facebook group to connect with others interested in potentially signing up to share a bed and save $$. If you find another gal interested in sharing your accommodation, you can sign up and receive the same discount as explained above for the BYO +1 ticket option. See instructions in the previous paragraph for checkout options.
Meals are seasonal, organic, and vegetarian.. Dietary needs are important, so please be sure to let us know if you have any. We can cater to the following upon request:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Daily morning yoga & meditation
- Two painting sessions
- 3 Nights accomodation at a luxury private residence
- Delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch & dinner + snacks (meat options available)
- Unlimited tea/coffee
- 2+ sacred healing ceremonies (ie. cacao, dance + movement, candlelight yoga, visualization/hypnosis)
- Hot tub access daily
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
Flights & transport to the retreat - Travel insurance - Additional options: optional excursions (approx $40-80 each); spa treatments, massages, or alcohol
Guests are advised to carpool, or fly into Reno by 2:30pm on the retreat start day and book return flights for mid-late afternoon on the last day or the following day. We can provide hotel recommendations for stays in Truckee or Reno near the airport before or after the retreat. There will be facebook event page for event attendees to coordinate transportation and connect before and after the event.
Driving to Kings Beach from Sacramento, California takes 1 hour 50 min on HWY 80. If Driving through HWY 80 or HWY 50, please see the Facebook page upon registration to make carpooling arrangements with other attendees!
The closest airport to Kings Beach is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, a 55 minute drive away from the retreat location, or a 1 hour 33 min ride by bus. If taking the bus, we can arrange for pick up/drop off at the bus stop. There is also a airport shuttle option that services Kings Beach for apx $30 per person.
Guests are advised to fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport by 3pm on the day retreat begins, and book return flights for late afternoon on the day the retreat ends.
If you'd like to spend time in Tahoe before or after the retreat, we can provide hotel recommendations for your stay near by. It can be beautiful to enjoy a little respite in North Lake Tahoe.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Must be Age 18+
Beginner to Advanced Artists Welcome
Beginner to Advanced Yogi's & Meditators Welcome
Drugs and Alcohol prohibited (this is a consciously sober event)
Ceremonial Cacao does contain caffeine from the cacao bean, however the small amount that is consumed should not keep you up at night, unless you have an extream sensitivity.
Ingredients in Ceremonial Cacao :1-2 oz of cacao, half a cup of water, pinch of chilli or cayenne pepper, optional sweetener such as coconut sugar, honey or agave, optional spices such as ginger, vanilla, cardamom or cinnamon.
Please let the host know if you have any health concerns/ or are taking medication
***Jacquelyne Price does not claim to diagnose or treat any physical or mental condition through hypnosis or any other methodology.
- "Master Suite"$950$9500$0
- "Private Queen"$850$8500$0
- "Queen Air Mattress"$550$5500$0
- "Local Pass"$500$5000$0
- BYO +1$450$4500$0