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With Jane Donovan

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Tap into your creative expression, soothe your soul, de-stress and relax

through this mindful ancient form of meditation. Suitable for beginners and advanced artists.

 

10am Tuesday 18th to 10am Friday 21st June 2024

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Are You Ready To...

  • Try something new?

  • Have playful fun connecting to your heart?

  • Express your intentions, feelings and thoughts through art?

  • Soothe your soul in meditative artistic creation?

  • Honour yourself with 3 days amongst the sand dunes and gumtrees?

  • Learn new techniques with immediate successful results?

Meet Your Retreat Host

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Jane Donovan

I am a life and relationships coach, podcaster and author however I also have been painting on and off for the past 25 years. I enjoy many styles such as  landscapes and abstracts however, mandala art has a special place in my heart. They are meditative, hypnotic, deeply intuitive, spiritual and a whole lot magical to create. I love to share this technique with others and first taught this class in Bali in 2019 with attendees returning home with beautiful completed artwork and ready to enjoy a new passion. 

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Mandala Art Painting Retreat Program

Tue 18th to Fri 21st June 2024

Normanville South Australia

Soothe your soul with creative expression

Peaceful Reading
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Workshops

Technique and various workshops held over 3 days that will introduce you to and have you painting mandalas on canvasses, tea light candle holders, key rings, fridge magnets and incense holders.

100% suitable to beginners and for those experienced in art creation

Accommodation

Knowing some people desire company while others solitude, we have chosen an affordable location at the Normanville Beachside Holiday Park. Just one hour from Adelaide on the gorgeous Fluerieu Penninsular at the foot of the sand dunes.

The Region

Normanville is 77 kms south of Adelaide, South Australia and the largest regional centre on the western side of the Fleurieu Penninsula. It is known for it's stunning coast line, sandy beaches, sunsets, country community and cafe lifestyle and next to the mouth of the Bungala River.

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Workshop Space

Located on the edge of the sand dunes, this rustic camp kitchen area, exclusive for our use, features a HUGE open fireplace that will be burning warmly throughout our sessions. An open plan room that allows natural air flow, loads of space for easy workshop activities and convenient access to all amenities. Located about 100m from the accomodation.

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Materials Included

All the tools you need will be supplied for the workshps including paints, mediums, stylist tools, canvasses, plaster and wooden objects to paint and stencils. Tool kits will be available to purchase at the end of the retreat should you wish to continue this journey at home.

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Expectations

While you will take home many finished pieces, this retreat isn't just about the art. It's about disconnecting from stress and connecting to your heart. We have chosen a location that is surrounded by incredible nature including private access to the beach, a billion dollar sunrise and sunset view and coastal environment to assist in soulful tranquility.

Your Package Includes

  • Mandala art painting workshops over 3 days 

  • All art supplies, paints, mediums, tools, canvasses, plaster tea light candle holder and incense holder, wooden keyring and fridge magnets.

  • 3 nights accommodation (price varies on your cabin selection)

  • Morning and afternoon tea and coffee

  • Closing dinner at Links Lady Bay (meal and drinks at own expense)

  • Optional connective group activities such as dinners and fireside gathering

  • Sunset beach walk and hopefully dolphin spotting (subject to weather)

TOTAL COST: $810 (share) to $945 (single occupancy)

PRICING BELOW INCLUDES THE RETREAT WORKSHOPS AND ACCOMODATION:

FAMILY CABIN 6 BERTH single occupancy $930 

FAMILY CABIN 6 BERTH share with 1 other $865 per person 

FAMILY CABIN 6 BERTH share with 3 others $810 per person 

SPA CABIN 4 BERTH single occupancy $945 

SPA CABIN 4 BERTH share with 1 other $875 per person 

SPA CABIN 4 BERTH share with 3 others $815 per person 

SPA CABIN 2 BERTH single occupancy $915

SPA CABIN 2 BERTH share with 1 other $860 per person

PLEASE NOTE: places are strictly limited so get in quick to secure your spot and share cabins are subject to others desiring to share. Cabin descriptions are listed below.

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Accommodation

Knowing some people enjoy privacy on a retreat, while others crave company and connection, we have found the perfect affordable accommodation where you can choose what suits you. 

 

Normanville Beachside Holiday Park, just 77kms south from Adelaide and on the gorgeous Fleurieu Penninsula, has a large range of cabins available set amongst huge gumtrees and at the edge of the sandhills. With private beach access where you often will find you have the beach to yourself and limited night lighting allowing the milky way to shine brightly, this is a nature lovers dream location.

ACCOMODATION OPTIONS

Here's the holiday park website for further information

Family Cabin 6 Berth

Our Family Cabins have high ceilings and are well appointed and contain a Queen bed, 2 bunk beds, kitchen, bathroom, dining table and comfy lounge. Linen supplied for all beds.

 

Spa Cabin 4 Berth

Our Family Spa Cabins offers everything our standard family cabins offer, with the addition of a spa bath. Contain a Queen bed, bunk bed, kitchen, bathroom, dining table and comfy lounge. Linen supplied for all beds.

Spa Cabin 2 Berth

Our Family Spa Cabins offer everything our standard family cabin offers, with the addition of a spa bath. Contains a Queen bed, kitchen, bathroom, dining table and comfy lounge. Linen supplied for all beds.

Video's showing facilities and area opportunities

What's Not Included

Due to the typically large range of food requirements these days, to keep the cost affordable, we have not included meals. Each cabin has a full kitchen for your use plus the town centre is about a 3 minute drive and has an abundance of cafes, restaurants and coffee shops we encourage you to explore. There is also a Foodland supermarket open 7.30am-8pm daily. It  is your choice to cook or eat out however we do recommend that you bring or stock in your cabin breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks as time restrictions won't allow time for travelling into the town unless you wish a break from painting. Tea and coffee will be supplied and available in the camp kitchen during the painting sessions. If you wish your lunch break to be peaceful and reflective, then we would also encourage you to have this organised and available in your cabin kitchen.

You can also enjoy your meal breaks outdoors (weather permitting) as each cabin has a balcony with an outdoor setting. There are also picnic tables scattered through the park, a great sand dune lookout only 50 meters away (what I call the billion dollar view) and the stunning beach which is also only a 1 minute walk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dates

Arrival and check in between 7.30am and 9.15am Tuesday 18 June.

You will be met at the park boom gate entrance to be given your key, car parking code (one car cabin) and a park map. If you are sharing a cabin, first to arrive will have the parking code and additional car parking is available at the park entrance.

Welcome and class commencement 9.30am Tuesday 18th June in the camp kitchen

Departure before 10am Friday 21 June 2024

Program

3 days painting workshops held in the camp kitchen by the huge open fire

9.30am to 4.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday however should you want to take some time away from painting to enjoy the local area, of course that is fine.

Breaks for morning tea (30 mins), lunch (1 1/2 hour) and afternoon tea (30 mins) although this is a relaxed environment where each can choose their own level of participation.

Attendees

Open to anyone who is ready to be embrace the playful, soulful joy of mandala art creating. Older children are welcome to attend with a parent/guardian also in attendance.

Expectations

While you will take home many finished pieces, this retreat isn't just about the art. It's about disconnecting from stress and connecting to your heart. We have chosen a location that is surrounded by incredible nature including private beach access, a billion dollar sunset and sunrise view and coastal environment to assist in soulful tranquility.

Food and Drinks

Due to the incredibly large range of food requirements with people these days, we have opted not to include catering. This is to keep the cost low so you are not paying for the requirements of others. It is typically necessary to supply food such as: vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, pescatarian, dairy free, lactose free, FODMAP, allergies, Ketogenic, preservative free, organic free, sugar free. This supply list also ends up with a huge amount of food wastage. We encourage you to bring your own food or there are plenty of great restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in the local town about a 3 minute drive. We recommend having planned your breakfast, snacks and possibly lunch ready in your cabin to prevent rushing into the town. Dinner is a perfect time to explore the local cafes and restaurants. Morning and Afternoon tea breaks are only 30 minutes and tea and coffee will be provided in the camp kitchen, the lunch break is for 1 1/2 hours however you are welcome to take breaks whenever you desire. 

Accommodation

We have provided the option to share or have your own cabin. Sharing is subject to other attendees wishing to also share. Please see the accommodation descriptions above.  If you are planning on sharing, please note that the cabins have one master bedroom and a second room with bunk beds. Who gets the master bedroom or bunk beds is up to those in each cabin to decide. If you specify a share room and don't nominate a room mate, we will pair you with another attendee subject to someone requesting the same

What to bring and wear

A positive and open mindset to achieve the greatest experience.

Food and beverages as stated above

Comfortable clothing including layers or a jacket. The workshop area is open on one side to the sand dunes which can allow the heat or cool in (and great air flow) however we will have a raging open fire going throughout the workshops. 

Please do also wear clothing that you are comfortable getting paint on. We will be using acrylic paint which while being water based, typically does not come off clothing. Perhaps an old oversize shirt may be suitable to wear over clothes.

Security

While Beachside Holiday Park is secluded and has park management who only allow access to those staying at the park, we do encourage you to not keep any valuables in your cabin when not in attendance. Conscious Connections Retreat is not responsible for any lost, stolen or missing items.

Booking 

Bookings are on a first come, first served basis and we have limited places available. A confirmed booking is when we have received your payment. Please note, this is a non refundable payment should you change your mind or be unable to attend.

Payment

Payment can be made via bank transfer to Jane Donovan BSB 805050 ACC 2329279. Please email us a copy of your payment receipt. If you prefer to use a credit card, payment can be made via PayPal however it will incur a PayPal fee of 3.5% that needs to be added to the total fee. PayPal payments can be made to our email address janeldonovan@bigpond.com

Cancellations

If you are ready to book, please be 100% committed and as such, we are unable to offer any refunds. We have made commitments to the venue, our team members,  private practice clients, family etc to be able to offer this retreat.

Health and special needs

Please advise prior to booking in if you have any health conditions or special needs that need to be taken into consideration to ensure we can support you the best way possible.

Assumption of risk

By booking and paying to attend the retreat, you understand that your participation in the retreat involves risks. While every reasonable endeavour will be made to keep everyone safe, you choose with your own free will to participate in the retreat. It is understood that by attending you are holding Jane Donovan harmless in any intentional or accidently wrong doing. 

Terms and Conditions. 

Our terms and conditions are listed in these frequently asked questions.  By booking your place, you are confirming that you have read and agree to our terms and conditions. 

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Book and pay before 15 May and receive 15% off the total cost!

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Wonderful, we are so excited to have you join us. Please arrange payment as per details listed on our website to confirm your booking. Once we receive your payment, we will be in touch to confirm your booking and look forward to seeing you then.

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Retreat Location

Normanville Beachside Holiday Park,

157 Williss Drive, Normanville SA 5204

Located 77 km south from Adelaide South Australia on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula

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