Creative Escape in Mallorca
2 to 6 November 2019 (4 nights / 4 days) - from € 1.800,-Book this retreat
'Slow & Creative Living on the Island'
02 to 06 November 2019
Exclusive 4-DAY retreat for the creative minded - This Slow Escape will be one for the books! Spots are limited due to the small amount of rooms available.
Are you a visual person, that gets inspired and fueled with life energy by art, architecture and creative expression? Then this might be the creative escape you have always wanted to be part of.
It can seem like life has become a string of distractions in between which we have learned to move with ease. It's become the new normal. These constant distractions and fragmentation of our time however can rob us from our productivity ánd our creativity. In it's largest sense. That is where the idea was born to design this creative retreat. The program of this creative retreat has two objectives. The first one to mentally reset and unwind. The second one; to get those creative juices flowing again and become inspired.
Together with a select group of like-minded people we will stay in one of the most famous and iconic houses on the beautiful island of Mallorca, The Neuendorf House. This house was designed in the early 90’s by John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin. With it’s striking composition, minimalist aesthetic and the use of strong lines and raw materials, this spacious house has the feel of an art installation. Many architectural magazines have featured the Neuendorf House and it is often used as the backdrop for shoots for fashion and lifestyle brands. The house is situated near Santanyí on the South-East coast of Mallorca (a 40 minute drive from Palma), near the most picturesque bays of the island.
picture above courtesy of Neuendorf House
Pictures above credits to Ulrike Schamoni
November in Mallorca is magical. The craziness of the Summer heat is over and the flocks of tourists have left the island. As you can hear a collective sigh of relief, locals pick up their daily life and and reclaim their island. Let’s immerse ourselves in the gracious beauty of the island in late autumn with rays of hazy sunshine, changing colours and fallen leaves. November is the perfect time for walks in nature, indulging in local culinary traditions ánd exploring the creative scene of the island.
pictures above: Unsplash
What will we do?
Besides exploring our surroundings, visiting a traditional market and some local producers, we will engage in creative expression. Our stunning accommodation calls for inspiring watercolor, creative writing and minimalistic styling sessions. If photography is your thing, you might also want to bring your camera! The emphasis lies on creating and expressing, free from limitations and expectations, and not necessarily about learning new things. Being in and with the process is more important than the result.
We will also explore Palma, with its vibrant scene of local entrepreneurs, makers and art galleries. One of the highlights during this visit will be a Natural Dyeing workshop with use of plants from the island at Open Studio79.
pictures courtesy of Open Studio79
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso
To fully embrace our slow & creative journey there will be morning meditation sessions, accessible for anyone, with or without experience. These sessions are meant to practice the shift from a ‘doing’ to a ‘being’ mode and help gain clarity and focus - which may be of benefit for you in your daily life back home. Meditation and mindfulness also also cultivate divergent thinking, key to any creative process.
There will be delicious and healthy food throughout the retreat, inspired by the mediterranean lifestyle. We will be using local and seasonal produce. Imagine beautifully set tables, delicious food and lovely people to share stories with..
This retreat is a 4-day exclusive limited edition for anyone that wants a unique and exclusive experience. From the moment you arrive at our stunning and exclusive accommodation everything is taken care of. Just let yourself be inspired by a beautifully designed creative and slow experience, indulge in delicious cuisine and BE. Rest assure you will return home with a dose of new inspiration, renewed energy and maybe even a new clear direction of the life you wish you lead.
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh
For who is this retreat?
What is included?
What is Excluded?
Airfare, transportation to + from Palma airport, personal shopping or meals/drinks outside of the retreat activities, travel insurance (highly recommended).
40% deposit due at registration and when your participation is confirmed by Slow Escapes.
Payment possible in 3 terms.
If you have any questions about this retreat, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tip: combine this Slow Escape with a few extra days on the island! There is so much more to explore on the island, as well as Palma with it's delicious cuisine and rich cultural life.
Pictures above: Unsplash