Free your Creative Spirit
- The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
- Gaston, Oregon, USA
- Mar 7 - 12, 2021 (6 days)
- Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath - $1,645.00 Premium Queen with en suite bath - $1,430.00 Serene Queen - $1,140.00 Comfy Full - $1,045.00 Cozy Twins - $1,045.00 Hostel-style Lodging Women - $795.00 Pet-Fri
About This Event
Open the channel to your own unique creative self expression!
Creativity is the language of the Soul: It opens our hearts and lifts our spirit. When we get in touch with the inexhaustible source of inspiration, we become naturally creative in all spheres of life.
In this workshop you will 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. No artistic talent or experience is necessary!
Workshops include painting, pastel, chalk, collage, guided visualization, meditative movement, dance, and singing.
You will experience:
A childlike joy in the vibrant flow of creative self expression
Easy and fun practices that jump-start creativity
Re-connection to your inner world and your authentic Self
The ability to have inspiration at will
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.
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.
- 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.
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.