ABIQUIU, NM: Embrace Your Creative Vitality in Enchanting Georgia O’Keeffe Country – To be announced
Join Artist and Shaman Linda Jacobson (your creativity guide) for 5 days of immersion into your creative source while experiencing the magical landscape of the high desert north of Santa Fe (known as Georgia O’Keefe country).
There you’ll discover how the Four Elements of Nature can enhance your creative process, deepen your spiritual connection, and ignite the fire of your vital energy.
All levels welcome!
Whether you are a beginning or experienced artist
this workshop will invigorate your artistic senses
We’ll be focusing on how to uplevel – our inner creative mojo (what keeps us energized and alive) + our personal inner visions (what allows us to connect to the imaginative pathways of creative thinking). Plus we’ll learn new artistic techniques we can use to express the beauty of the stunning southwestern landscape.
You’ll experience meditations, guided imagery, heart-felt circles and sharing, ceremony, journeys to beautiful landscapes, a visit to the Georgia O’Keefe museum and optional tour of her Abiquiu home, experiential exercises, and so much more!
Learn how to…
- Fall back in love with your creative process and your inner artist.
- Find the hidden places within you that are screaming to be expressed.
- Discover new artistic techniques to express your creative soul
- Release the hidden blocks that if not acknowledged and addressed suck the life from your vital creative energy.
- Get the low-down on how 4 elements work together as psychic and physical forces that energize your creativity.
- Get grounded by the amazing earth energy of the New Mexican Landscape and learn how to be totally present + centered in your creative soul.
- Learn the power of creating sacred space and setting your intent for your deepest fulfillment.
- Be receptive to creative inspiration through the stunning landscape and spacious skies.
If you’ve been feeling a bit disconnected, uninspired
and out of touch with your creative source – this retreat will
have you recharged, centered, and ready to create magic
in your life and artistic projects!
Our Amazing Itinerary…
Wednesday Day 1 – Arrival in Abiquiu, New Mexico (-/-/-)
Today we arrive in our lovely and charming B & B – The Abiquiu Inn, just across the road from Georgia O’Keefe’s former home in the traditional village of Abiquiu. Settle in, and wander through the tree filled shade of the grounds.
Just a one hour easy drive north of Santa Fe under the spectacular and spacious skies of the southwestern landscape you’ll be near ancient Indian Ruins, Ghost Ranch, and surrounded by stunning mountain vistas.
After settling into our charming accommodations and enjoying a fresh, healthy dinner at the Abiquiu Cafe, we’ll gather together and set up our lovely art studio space. After, we will create a sacred circle and invoke our creative muses and the Four Elements. Our circles are where we can get to know each another, and set our intent for our journey.
This is the time where we drop all our worldly cares and become completely focused on ourselves and our inner creative process in a supportive environment. It’s the time to drop deeply into our artistic desires and goals, feel embraced by a like-minded community and conjure up our creative souls aching to be expressed.
Thursday Day 2 – Vitality (b/-/-)
After breakfast we’ll move into our Creative Journey. We will spend the morning and afternoon at stunning Ghost Ranch Inn, painting and sketching under the shady trees, inspired by the breathtaking vistas.
During this full, juicy creative session you’ll connect to your creative soul as your source of power. This is the place where you learn to access and tap into your wellspring of true mojo (power + magnetism).
Once you find it, then you are guided into expressing it, feeling the potency of YOU running through every cell of your body. You’ll head to lunch fully alive and open.
After lunch it’s time to chill, pamper, and rejuvenate! Relax, nap, read, check out the gift shop or continue to work in our beautiful studio. Take your experience another level deeper and have a private session with Linda about your work or life issue. The choices are all delicious because this time is for you.
After dinner, we’ll have a blessing ceremony and meditation to ask the ancestors of the land to join us during our special time here. This sacred ceremony is where we remember our spiritual self. We call in the sacredness that is always present. From this place, deep clarity, inner peace + fierce self-love is restored and recorded through drawings and connection with our dream guides.
Friday Day 3 – Inspiration (b/-/-)
After a delicious full breakfast we’ll have painting time in the art studio or on the shaded grounds to continue the work from the previous day.
After lunch, our focus on inspiration takes us on an adventure to Santa Fe where we will visit the Georgia O’Keefe museum where changing themed exhibitions feature many of her little known and fabulous paintings and drawings. And of course, we will visit the wonderful museum gift shop and the central plaza in Santa Fe where the local craftspeople sell their beautiful silver and turquoise jewelry.
Saturday Day 4 – Expression (b/-/-)
Today our creative journey will take us to nearby Echo Canyon, a natural amphitheater, where we will paint and sketch under the shaded trees and bring a picnic lunch. In the afternoon there is an optional tour of Georgia O’Keefe’s home in Abiquiu.
In the evening, we’ll meet for a sharing and meeting of hearts. We’ll have the opportunity to sit in circle as powerful creators and share our experience, wisdom and artistic explorations.
Here we will do a fire ceremony to release the thoughts, perspectives and concepts that block us and no longer serve us. Who knows what will come up – but it will be magic. We will do a ceremony to release all these blocks and transform our fears into courage and wisdom!
Sunday Day 5 – Sharing and Preparing for Home (b/-/-)
Today after breakfast, we will share our work and process with each other, holding the vision for the next steps for our creative journey. As we depart for home, rested, and nourished from our time together we’ll be ready to bring forth our inner creative Mojo and create some serious juiciness and beauty in our lives!
- Five relaxing nights at the charming Abiquiu Inn or our other B&B
- Four full breakfasts
- Daily group circles and ceremony
- Trip to Santa Fe to Georgia OKeefe Museum (entrance fee not included)
- All art excursions to Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu Village, Echo Canyon
- All transformational teachings & ceremonies
- Transportation to painting sites
- Beautiful art studio space available until 9pm every day
- Optional tour of Georgia O’Keefe’s home in Abiquiu
- Personal items such as phone calls, laundering services and souvenir shopping
- Lunch and dinners are not included
- Ground travel from airport to Abiquiu Inn is not included
- There is a shuttle which will pick up + return people from one location in Santa Fe (to Abiquiu) (we can help organize those interested in sharing the shuttle)
- Your round-trip air flight to Santa Fe, NM (or Albuquerque) is not included
- Tips for the hotel maids are not-included (we suggest leaving ~$1 USD per day per person in your room)
Your Fabulous Facilitator:
Artistic expression brings us in touch with our true essence. The passion of Linda Jacobson’s paintings, seminars and classes is to inspire and guide through this awakening.
Linda’s life has been committed to creative and spiritual unfoldment. She believes that creativity is a manifestation of the divine spirit flowing through us and is a powerful energy for healing and transformation. Her passion has been to share this with others through her paintings and teachings.
“Linda Jacobson’s visionary art resonates with the spirit and beauty of nature. As a teacher, she is an inspiring and nurturing guide on the path to spiritual and creative awakening.”
~don Miguel Ruiz, author of NYT bestseller, The Four Agreements
Her paintings are lyrical abstractions inspired by her love of nature and lifelong involvement in meditation, Buddhism, dreamwork, ritual, mythology and shamanism. Her visionary images strive to express the spirit, energy and beauty of the natural world as well as her internal experiences and dreams.
As a teacher she combines the ancient wisdom path of knowledge with creative exploration and play. Committed to bringing forth and nurturing the creative essence inherent in all of us, she helps each person find their own unique creative voice.
Linda Jacobson is a professional fine artist & award winning educator. She exhibits her visionary paintings nationally and internationally and has lead innovative seminars on the creative process worldwide for over 20 years. She was named “Instructor of the Year” by UCLA Extension.
Her work is informed by her life-long study of Buddhism, Jungian psychology, mythology and Meso-American shamanic practices and was a personal apprentice to Don Miguel Ruiz. Linda is currently a professor at Otis Art Institute as well as private classes and retreats.
Linda’s work is in numerous public and private collections worldwide. She received her degrees and studied art at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Otis Art Institute and California State University, Northridge.
Double Occupancy: $1499 USD
Single Occupancy: $1724 USD
**This retreat includes: 4 nights double occupancy in the lovely luxury accommodations at the Abiquiu Inn and or other B&B (we will be using two B&B’s that are near each other), all breakfasts, your incredible workshops with Linda, and much more!
A non-refundable deposit of $300 USD is needed immediately to hold your place. Final payment is due: August 1st, 2013. **This is high season and we have to have everyone registered early!
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Any cancellation will result in a total loss of the non-refundable $300 USD deposit. Any cancellation received in writing between July 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2014 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancellation made between: August 2nd, 2013 and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit is refunded). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.