Experience a childlike joy in the vibrant flow of self-expression
Re-connect to your inner life and the vitality of your authentic Self
Discover how to generate inspiration at will
Learn easy and fun practices that jump-start your process
Learn how to follow your intuitive sensibility in a sustained creative investigation
Free Your Creative Spirit
- The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
- Gaston, Oregon, USA
- Feb 18 - 22, 2019 (5 days)
- Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath - $1,800.00 Premium Queen with en suite bath - $1,628.00 Serene Queen - $1,396.00 Comfy Full - $1,320.00 Cozy Twin - $1,320.00 Hostel-style Lodging…
Creativity is the language of the Soul!
When we are in a high vibration creative flow our hearts open and our spirit expands. Awaken the artist inside you, and use your innate creativity as a powerful tool for personal and spiritual growth. Simple and fun exercises remove the blocks to the free flowing of your creative spirit.
You’ll learn how to follow the inner thread of your own intuitive intelligence and discover the thrill of a ‘creative investigation’ that leads you through multiple modalities of expression. You’ll play with paint and pastel, clay and collage, sculpture and song, movement and dance, theater and poetry. You’ll move fluidly through multiple artistic modalities in an exhilarating process of self-exploration and discovery.
No artistic talent or experience is necessary!
The Center at Ananda Laurelwood is an ideal environment to quickly “unplug” from life’s daily stresses and learn lifelong techniques for an improved quality of life. The retreat center has great energy, beautiful surroundings, and warm, open people. The food was excellent and the lodging comfortable.
Venue HighlightsThe Center at Ananda Laurelwood is located 45 minutes west of downtown Portland in Oregon, surrounded by farmland, forest, and wetlands, with vistas of gently rolling hills stretching west to the coastal range. Quiet, serene, and inspiring, the landscape itself rejuvenates the soul.
The campus was originally designed and built as a residential high-school for the Seventh Day Adventist community. Retreat buildings are updated and comfortable, while retaining the charm and nostalgia of mid-century architecture.
Classrooms are sunny and bright, with plenty of room to stretch out and immerse yourself in a workshop, discussion group, or movement class.
Afternoon yoga classes are offered almost daily, year round.
Group meditations are held each morning and mid-day. Meditation instruction can be arranged.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineAll meals are vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options available. Grace Kitchen tries to accommodate special dietary needs.
AccommodationsMost of the accommodations at the Center at Ananda Laurelwood are dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms down the hall. Most rooms have a sink in the corner. All rooms have ample closets and are quite spacious, light, and airy with good-sized windows looking out either across Laurelwood valley or onto the hillside above the retreat center.
You can choose your sleeping preference: twin, double, or queen bed. A small number of rooms have an en suite bathroom. A 2-bedroom apartment with kitchen and bath is also available.
DirectionsFrom Portland airport (PDX), take the MAX light rail to the Beaverton Transit Station. Uber or Lyft are available for the picturesque, 30-minute drive to the Center at Ananda Laurelwood.
For GPS directions, enter Academy Way, Gaston OR.