The Artist's Way retreat with Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way retreat with Julia Cameron

Retreat
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 14:00 to Friday, March 1, 2019 - 16:00
Global
Personal Growth
Spiritual
Wellbeing
Creative
Alternatives says: 
- A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity -
Description: 

Join Julia Cameron in the beautiful Montserrat Monastery in Catalonia Spain where she will be offering her signature course - The Artists Way over 4 days this February. 

The Artist’s Way movement began more than two decades ago as author Julia Cameron shared her ideas with a few friends in her living room. Today, The Artist’s Way has helped millions of people around the world discover and recover their creativity.

                           

 

In this intimate setting you will be able to interact with Julia and fellow creatives in a more meaningful and profound way as writing in this setting is expansive and joyful.

Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat, in Monistrol de Montserrat, in Catalonia, Spain. It is notable for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat and the Black Madoonna in the Grotto under the mountain. The rooms where we are staying are located in the Hotel Abat Cisneros situated in the Monastery itself. The Hotel Abat Cisneros has provided accommodation for Pilgrims since its original construction in 1563. The simple accomodation lend itself to quiet meditation/contemplation, the background noise is simply the Monks or the boys choir.

                          

All rooms have bath or shower, satellite television, telephone and free internet access is available. All transfers (to and from Barcelona airport) and breakfast and dinner is included.  We would recommend that you have lunch in one of the other restaurants near the basilica for variety and to try the local cuisine. Once your place has been confirmed we will advise you on flight booking and insurance details. You will need to book your own flights and we can recommend the flights to take to ensure collection.

There will be an excursion to enjoy the surroundings including a hike into the magnificent mountains overlooking the Monastery and the Valley. The retreat will commence at 5pm on Tuesday 26th February with a opening session with Julia.  There will be daily sessions with Julia completing on Friday night.  On Saturday we head home. 

 

The pricing is as follows: EARLY BIRD ENDS 17th DEC

Deposit for either option £300 - by paying the deposit you are securing the Early Bird pricing!

Single occupancy room: £1400 ( will be £1555 after early bird ends 17th December)

Space in a shared room (twin beds) £1145 ( will be £1275 after early bird ends 17th December)

 

If you live nearby and do not require transfers or accommodation then please feel free to choose the Tuition only option. You will be able to join us for dinner for this option at no extra cost.

Once you have paid your deposit we will arrange a payment plan that suits you.  You will purchase flights and insurance separately. Once your booking has been confirmed we will contact you. All deposits are non-refundable.

If you have any queries then please call us in the office on 0207 287 6711 or email us at retreats@alternatives.org.uk

 

THIS RETREAT WILL SELL OUT DUE TO LIMITED ROOMS SO BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE!

About the speaker, Julia Cameron

She has written thirty books, ranging from her widely-praised, hard-hitting crime novel The Dark Room to her volumes of children’s poems and prayers.

Despite her extensive film and theater credits, which include such diverse work as Miami Vice and the prize-winning romantic comedy God’s Will, which she both wrote and directed, Cameron is best known for her hugely successful works on creativity.

The Artist’s Way has sold more than four million copies worldwide, and her followup bestsellers Finding Water, The Vein of Gold, Walking in this World and The Right to Write are likewise flagship books which are taught in universities, churches, human potential centers and even in tiny clusters deep in the jungles of Panama.

Credited with founding a new human potential movement that has enabled millions to realize their creative dreams, Cameron eschews the title creativity expert, preferring instead to describe herself simply as an artist. “Artists have always mentored, I just do it on a wider scale.”

“My books are not creative theory,” she explains. “They spring straight out of my own creative practice. In a sense, I am the floor sample of my own tool kit. When we are unblocked we can have remarkable and diverse adventures.”

She knows of what she speaks. A writer since the age of eighteen, Cameron has published highly praised short stories, award-winning essays and hard-hitting political journalism. Her credits range from Rolling Stone to The New York Times. As a teacher, she has taught everywhere from The Smithsonian to Esalen, The New York Times to Northwestern University, where she served as writer in residence in film.

Most of us have no idea of our real creative height. We are much more gifted than we know. My tools help to nurture those gifts.

As a filmmaker, she collaborated with former husband Martin Scorsese on “three films and one daughter, Domenica.” As a playwright, her work has graced such prestigious stages as Princeton’s McCarter Theater, The Denver Center of the Performing Arts and the tiny Taos Community Auditorium in her hometown. It was there that she first workshopped her musical “Avalon,” under the guidance of legendary director John Newland. On her musicals, Cameron serves as composer as well as libretto-writer and lyricist. This musical aspect of her career began in her mid-forties and she laughs, “I have only myself to blame for suddenly sprouting a new career. If you teach unblocking, you do get unblocked!”

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14:00
Collect at airport - Tuesday 26th Feb
16:00
Transfer to Airport - Friday 1st March
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