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Be the Yoga
Step off the mat and get to know your expressive side as you learn how to tap into your creative instincts and connect to your practice in a joyful, expressive and creative way. Cultivate community, playfulness and perspective as we celebrate the relationship between mind, body and creative spirit as a way of life. During our retreat, we'll explore different ways to play, express and move through the world. Here are some activities we'll cover: * artful meditation  * rhythm by the sea   * finding stories  * laughing yoga   * gentle movement
Feel free to bring your camera, art supplies or journal if you want. Retreat offering is not limited to yoga students or creative people, all are welcome! 

PLAYoga!
Oh yes... give yourself the gift of joy, expression, play and creativity. What a great time and place to be exactly who you are! During our retreat, we'll explore different ways to play, express and move through the world. Side effects may include giggling, happiness, artistic expression, bursts of spontaneous dancing, cool new friends, oh, and naptime yoga nidra. Yeah, you want to come! 
Here are some activities we'll cover: * artful meditation  * rhythm by the sea   * finding stories  * laughing yoga   * gentle movement
Feel free to bring your camera, art supplies or journal if you want. Retreat offering is not limited to yoga students or creative people, all are welcome!


Lotus and the Butterfly: Healing Grief through Theater Women’s Retreat
Fall 2012 or Spring 2013
Friday-Sunday weekend
Come join a healing circle of women who can relate to life’s inevitable passage. Transform feelings of loss and grief into healing through creative expression. Take time to reflect amongst compassionate women and a beautiful natural environment. Lotus and the Butterfly Women’s Grief Retreat is a collaboration between Drama Specialist, Sally Kinka, Grief Therapist (TBA) and Expressive Artist and Creative Process facilitator Annelies Gentile.
We’ll explore emotions through story, music, movement, writing and visual art.





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CONNECT through Creativity: Nature Day Retreat at Falls Lake
Fall 2012 
$ 77* *Sliding scale available for those in need.
Facilitated by Annelies
Want to unplug from all that drains you?
Plug into all that sparks and powers you up, naturally!
Through creative exploration and expressive arts you’ll be given a unique opportunity to ‘goose’ all that charges your life and kindles your creativity. Set your life intentions while surrounded by nature as we explore creative story, body movement and create unique vision boards. Walk away from this great day inspired, nurtured and kindled. A delightful and beautiful way to empower self and set your life’s direction.  





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DEFINING PURPOSE through Creativity: Three week seminar
Fall 2012  
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm  
$235* *Sliding scale available for those in need.
Facilitated by Annelies and Greg 

Sense you have something more to give and don’t know how to tap it? 
Are you unsure of your direction or feel you’re not quite on THE path?
Do you know what you want but aren’t exactly sure of how to launch your idea?

Come join this truly shape-shifting three week seminar where we will facilitate a space for you to focus your thoughts and develop your vision and define your purpose. Various creative activities create the fertile ground needed for your ideas to flourish. You’ll have the opportunity to nurture a seedling idea and develop a clear purpose. The world cannot wait any longer, for you to be- who you know you can be. It is time. 

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WHAT THE BLEEP IS CREATIVITY?! : Four week seminar
Fall 2012
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm  
$175* *Sliding scale available for those in need.
Facilitated by Annelies with special guests
Ok...enough already! All this talk of creativity and it’s quite possible, most folks don’t even know what creativity even is- let alone think they have it! Am I right?! Well, let’s just get down to brass tacks and talk about What the Bleep Creativity really is and really isn’t. Don’t have a creative bone in your body? This class is for you. Know you can draw a pretty good stick figure but are still a curious skeptic? Definitely for you too. Awesome at macramé and still interested? Perfect for you too. Come one, come all and let’s get to the bottom of this crazy freaky phenomenon called creativity!! 

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Ongoing offerings...
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Mandala Making Workshop on Frame Drums
$ 33* (includes supplies) *10% of profits will go to the NC Art Therapy Institute
Experience the joy and solace of creating your own mandala! A Sanskrit word for circle, the mandala is often a repetitive, concentric geometric design. The act of creating mandalas aid in creating a sacred space to focus, meditate, heal and be exposed to our natural creative flow. Mandalas were used in ancient traditions for the same reasons and show up in architecture, art and in nature.   

We will create mandalas on paper and wooden frame drums. Great to hang on your wall as art, or for play! Supplies provided. However, if you have your own material you wish to use, please feel free to bring this. (ie: drum head, fabric, guitar)  Weather permitted we’ll be outside under the willow oak trees! Join us and create your own piece of mind!
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Creativity Spark: Four week seminar
Weeknights 6:30-8:30pm  
dates TBD 
$175* *Sliding scale available for those in need.
Facilitated by Annelies with special guests
Invite this four week seminar on discovering and developing your creative process into your life. We will tap into and explore the edges of creativity through writing, drawing, movement, music, sound, play and more. A profound and life altering journey that sets the groundwork for understanding how one navigates through the world. 
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Creativity Consulting: Call or email to schedule coaching session
One-on-one coaching and consulting that re-kindles intuition, creativity and creative flow; enriching your personal and work life.
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Creative ART PARTY: Ongoing, Call or email to book your event.
We bring the ART supplies you provide the space! Birthdays, Ladies Night, Bridal Showers... you name it!! $35 per person (minimum 10 people per event) 
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Creativity Spirit: Invite us to your church or place of worship.
Reconnect to nature and spirit by realigning with your role as a creative conduit and cultivate wholeness in a fragmented world through the use of vibration, sound, toning, drumming, journeying and movement.
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Expressive Creativity: Ongoing. Check back for dates or host us at your retreat.
Redefine your relationship and understanding of creative flow through body spirit movement, improvisation, drumming, sound and play. An advanced creativity workshop with an emphasis on whole body expression.
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Creative Solutions: Invite us into your business, school or team-building retreat.
Explore the possibilities of our problems as being a sacred medium for creative solutions through innovative collaboration, group brainstorming, focused intent and vision.
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Conscious Commerce: Invite us to your business, school or team-building retreat.
Discover and explore a cutting edge and visionary approach to business, economy and commerce as a path of awakening through redefining business as intentional enterprise. Shift employee awareness and you shift the bottom line.
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Vibrational Healing: Invite us to your wellness center, church or place of worship.
Using the ancient wisdom of indigenous peoples, we raise positive vibration and promote healing for ourselves and for each other using Djembe drums. Group classes as well as one-on-one sessions are available.
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Workshops for the month of May will be held at:
Wisdom's Way healing center 
900 #A Martin Luther King Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC 27514



P.L.A.Y.= perfect, loving, awesome, you
Saturday May 4th 1:00pm-4:00pm 
$55-$75 sliding scale
Give yourself the gift of joy, expression, play and creativity. What a great time and place to be exactly who you are! We'll explore different ways to play, express and move through the world. Side effects definitely include giggling, happiness, artistic expression, bursts of spontaneous dancing, cool new friends, oh, and nap-time yogaaah. Yeah... you want to come!
get your happy on    feel good in your body    be the captain of your own awesome! 







CreativitySPARK
(4) Mondays May 6th-May 27th 6:30-8:30pm
$140- $180 sliding scale
Discover and develop your creativity! A profound life altering journey that sets the groundwork for understanding how one creates and navigates through the world in an artFULLY way. I love leading this experience! Come prepared to let loose, have fun and learn some cool new things. No 'creative experience' necessary, just curiosity.
break thru creative blocks     spark inspiration     move what’s stuck    
finally finish that unfinished creative project in the guest-room!




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JUNE 2013 



Finding Your Thread: Discover and develop your sense purpose, passion and legacy!
June 8th: Saturday 1-4 pm
Location: TBD

What inspires and informs you to chose one direction over another??  What choices are you making today that will outlive your time here- what legacy will you leave? We all have different experiences and desires and we all have common threads- informing the shape of our past and our future. Come take a deeper look at what themes inspire your life choices, take the next step to move you into a life you’re proud and confident of!

 Email to REGISTER, say “YES!!” to YOU!



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SEPTEMBER 2013 

Women’s Seaside BEACH Retreat: Rest relax and rejuvenate in peace and harmony
September 13-15th: Friday 4pm- Sunday 12pm
Location: Cape Hatteras, NC (specific location TBD)
Retreat, Meals and Room: $ 715

Finally! Time for you! Take time to reflect amongst compassionate women and a beautiful natural environment. We’ll explore and retreat through story, music, movement, writing, yoga, meditation and visual art. Take this time to un-plug from technology, connect with human beings and be free to be YOU!  No stress, just time to rekindle. How often do you take the time to invest in you and your health? Be your Bliss at Surf Side Women’s Retreat!

Email to REGISTER, say “YES!!” to YOU!SEPTEMBER 2013 

Nature’s Muse by the Sea: Women’s Beach Retreat
September 20-22th: Friday 4pm- Sunday 12pm
Location: Emerald Isle, NC at Trinity Center (registration by email below)
Retreat: $ 540 (includes retreat, plus 2 nights & meals) 

A delightfully inspiring experience that melds collaboration and creative expression with mindful observation of nature. Gift yourself time and space, to reflect and create amongst other compassionate women, just like you! You’ll have well-deserved opportunities to dis-connect from everyday life in order to re-connect with your inner nature, surrounded by the beauty of sun and sea. We’ll explore and retreat through guided experiences of movement, writing, story, play, yoga, meditation, visual art and finding inspiration through Mother Nature.
un-plug from technology, connect with yourself, others & the natural world
find inner wellness & inner peace
rest, refresh and rejuvenate
invest in you, your health & creativity 
take plenty of free-time to explore solo or socialize
guided creative experiences for non-artists, artists & wanna-be artists
massage, energy work & personal coaching services available (at additional cost)

FRIDAY Sept. 20
4-6pm: check-in   
6-7pm: dinner   
7:30-9pm: retreat
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SATURDAY Sept. 21
8-9am: breakfast   
10-12pm retreat  
12-3pm: lunch/free time   
4-6pm: retreat 
6-7pm: dinner
8-9pm: optional evening retreat
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SUNDAY Sept. 22
8-9am: breakfast   
10-12pm retreat/closure
There is SPACE for YOU! 
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