CONSCIOUS CREATIVE RETREAT
COSTA BLANCA, SPAIN
AN INTIMATE EXPERIENCE FOR UP TO 7 PARTICIPANTS
By DAY COLLECTIVE and IVA, YOGA & the ARTS
You are warmly invited to join our 6-days Conscious Creative Retreat,
taking place in a beautiful villa 10 minutes walk from the sea on the outstanding Costa Blanca in Spain!
This is a unique intimate experience for up to 7 participants.
When we relax into the present moment our creativity, our connection to intuition, and our capacity to feel contentment come and open our awareness to the environment within and all around us.
Conscious Creative Retreat offers you the safe container to be in the present,
to explore your emotions, your body, and unleash your creative and intuitive side.
Feel what you need to let go of and recharge yourself in a mindful way, so that you can return to your everyday life with renewed strength, open heart, and awakened to your true essence.
You are welcome to a nourishing, empowering, and transformative 6 day retreat
of connecting to who you truly are!
Experience yoga and mindfulness practices you can integrate into your daily life!
Awaken your senses, intuition and creative energy with embodied art experiences!
Create, enjoy, expand, play and just Be!
PILLARS OF OUR RETREAT
CREATIVITY * PLAYFULNESS * INTUITION * SENSES * SILENCE * BODY
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONSCIOUS CREATIVE RETREAT
Conscious Movement Sessions
Mindful Silent Walks
Welcome and Goodbye Sharing Circles
Three daily organic vegan meals
Sun and sea on the Mediterranean Seacoast
SOME OF OUR PRACTICES
YOGA gets the energy body moving, and the energy body is the source of creativity. When we take new and expansive shapes with the body we are influenced to take new and expansive shapes with the mind.'- A. Cushman
Practicing yoga unblocks the energy channels in the body and leads to greater life force, vitality and clarity of mind. The more mental clarity and aliveness you have, the greater your openness to the world becomes.
PRANAYAMA releases us from any unproductive fixations on stubborn problems. By breathing effectively and fully using the breath through yogic techniques, we feel more energised, more relaxed and healthier. By awakening prana in the body we bring the free flow of inspiration.
Learn different mindfulness practices and ancient techniques guided within various traditions, such as the ancient medicine wheel of the Peruvian Andes
and the Tibetan tradition.
TETE-A-TETE is a participatory performance, an intimate 1-hour conversation through drawing on your own skin. There is only one rule - no words. The drawing tools: eco-cosmetic pencils.
Within Tete-a-Tete new modes of language, based on intuition, silence, imagination and sensibility are being awakened.
NOMADIC PICNIC is a participatory performance, an unconventional meal in silence. People are served with six sculptural, conceptual vegan dishes designed by DAY Collective. The meal consists of six courses without gluten and added sugar, the most universal diet enabling everyone’s participation and respecting nature.
is an embodied, intimate 1-hour experience. It consists of a series of meetings, conversations through drawing on the skin of each other and oneself, and in different combination of people.
We will start our journey together with a wordless welcome and dinner, followed by a sharing circle to meet with words.
Daily Programme Example:
Meditation & Yoga
Practice: Mindfulness Workshop / Art Experience / Mindful Walk
Sharing Session / Conscious Movement Session / Yoga / Free Time
VENUE VILLA COSTA BLANCA
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
One Person // Private Room // 1200 euro pp including all practices, accommodation and food.
Single stay in a single ensuite bedroom.
Shared Stay // Private Room 2 people // 900 euro pp including all practices, accommodation and food.
If you want to join with a beloved one and share a bedroom, you can book by paying in full a discounted price.
Contact us for questions, payment options and upcoming dates.
ABOUT YOUR RETREAT FACILITATORS
DAY Collective is an artist duo consisting of Dorota Radzimirska and Yulia Ratman, based in Amsterdam. Their artistic research involves (participatory) performances and tactile forms, such as, soft sculptures and drawings. It manifests the power of consciousness and aims to cultivate spirit.
They apply embodied interactions with people and the environment; and visualise affirmative energy. In both ways, the narrative evolves during the process, from within. Through intimate wordless experiences and tactile forms, they activate the senses, intuition and imagination of the viewers/participants so to eliminate pre-constructed behaviours and beliefs. In this way a new connection with yourself, others and the environment is awakened.
DAY Collective’s website.
Iva Buzhashka is an art historian, yoga teacher, arts & mindfulness educator. She studied arts and culture in Rome, Copenhagen and Leiden, and investigates arts as a space of transformation, and addresses topics, such as embodiment, constitution of subjectivity, identity and agency. Years of yoga practice in Amsterdam led Iva to a journey in Guatemala, and consequently to completing a yoga teacher training in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Since then, Iva has been teaching in different parts of the world (Peru, Croatia, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Spain). She is currently a yoga, mindfulness and pranayama teacher online and at SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain. Through embodiment practices she guides her students on a transformational journey inwards and helps them connect to their true being.
Iva, Yoga & the Arts’ website.
"Tete-a-Tete seeks to remove one's alienation to one's own body by removing speech and allowing only the skin as one's only canvas to communicate. What it achieves is the realisation that what one may have drawn onto one's body is something ethereal, unable to be expressed after all in any other way, which begs the question of how limited are we truly when we rely only on the conscious effort of speaking to express our soul."
- Tiffany Salud for the performance Tete-a-Tete by DAY Collective
"Something I love about Iva's classes is that she provides a safe space for her students during and after the practice, so everyone is able to share how they felt during the class and what did the practice arise in them. I think it is very enriching. She is also very adaptable and flexible as she can sense very well the mood in the class, if people feel like softly flowing on the mat or the energy is more hectic, she will rearrange what she had in mind and adapt to the class. And if to all of that you just add her sweetness it’s just a joy to take a class with Iva anytime".
- Teresa Fernandez Gil, Journalist & Writer, Mallorca/Berlin, for Iva's Yoga Classes
For me, the beauty of the Tete-a-Tete project lies in its simplicity, in returning to childhood, exercising myself and my openness through poetry and abstraction, leaving ready- made structures and rules. Tete-a-tete is a unique way to break out of an oppressive and judgmental system into a more fluid world of “not-knowing”, reflecting by being here and now with your skin, colors, shapes and open eyes... to be able to lightly interpret many interactions and let others do the same... —
- Malgorzata Rey, the Netherlands, for the performance Tete-a-Tete by DAY Collective
'Iva’s yoga and pranayama classes are a joy to attend. She displays a true joy for life and this shines through in how she conducts her courses. Her international background certainly adds to the experience and one comes away refreshed and uplifted from her teachings'
Sven de Souter, Belgium, for Iva's yoga and pranayma classes
THE SURROUNDINGS OF COSTA BLANCA
The Costa Blanca, or White Coast, on the Mediterranean Sea, is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. To the North, a curtain of mountains runs parallel to the sea, descending at times to form cliffs; to the South, a vast plain of sand patches, palm trees, and salt deposits make up the backdrop for the beaches. The fields of almond trees, vineyards, fruit orchards, and magnificent palm trees form vegetation emphasising the oriental nature of the landscape.
Our house is situated in the beautiful mountainous northeastern tip of Costa Blanca. The surrounding region has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, with beautiful and unspoiled scenery and many small villages to explore.
Closeby you can visit the cities of Valencia, Alicante, Altea, Javea.
HOW TO GET TO OUR LOCATION
Closest airports are Alicante Airport (90 km) and Valencia Airport (112 km). You can book a shuttle, or, taxi from any of the two airports to Calpe, Benissa, or Moraira here. We can pick you up from there by car.
Open Your Heart, Connect to your Body and Your Intuition, Expand Your Awareness, Unleash Your Creativity, Relate Consciously, Eat Mindfully, Create, Enjoy, Play, and just Be!