Creative expression

Creative Expression

Awaken your creative side with an array of classes and workshops that take a fun, innovative approach to art and photography and are led by resident artist instructors.

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Activities

AN UNFORGETTABLE CANVAS

Tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that’s right, a horse!) as your canvas. We use a living canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our storytelling. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. Note that this can be a messy experience. Seasonally offered. 110 MIN | $75

Complimentary

MANDALAS FOR MEDITATION AND MEANING

Experience the healing benefits of creating mandalas – ancient circular images used to reflect, center, and connect with others. Practice using mandalas to clear your thoughts, focus better, and connect to parts of yourself that are not usually accessible through the conscious mind. Participants will make their own mandalas. Participants will make their own mandalas with tempera paint on canvas. No artistic experience is necessary. 120 MIN

Complimentary

MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY STROLL

Take a stroll around the resort and work on creating images vs. snapping. Gain awareness of available natural light and compositional elements to create a stronger, more interesting image. No technical applications will be discussed. Bring any style camera: iPhone & Android. 50 MIN

Complimentary

ARTFUL PHOTOGRAPHY STROLL

Learn how to use the many functions and hidden tricks of your camera phone. Learn how these functions work to improve light, focus, filters, and panoramic shots. We will also cover the basics of editing right on the phone. This class takes place both inside and outside. 50 MIN

Taking Flight

Glide into this workshop for an exploration of an avian creature and its life cycle as you enjoy a wine flight tasting. Land on a blank canvas with a glass of your choice of wine and palette of tempera paints to discover a new way to express your winged- and vine-inspired creativity. 110 MIN | $175

Craft Your Own Mala

Malas can offer a greater understanding and integration of conscious and subconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Discover a new way to find meaning and perspective in the present moment and throughout your life. Create your own mala and bring its grounding and centering energy home. 120 MIN | $95

Complimentary

Bowl of Light Meditation

At times, we can all feel stuck in a loop or pattern in which improvement or movement may feel elusive or absent. Discover a meditation that reveals what you hold in your own inner container -- or metaphorical bowl -- and how you can use it to break out of these patterns and move forward. Through guided meditation, journaling, and watercolors, this class teaches you to release the weight of negative emotions and attitudes and to allow yourself to become a vessel for movement and light. 60 MIN

Sacred Geometry and Crystal Grids

Since ancient times, people have used art and crystals to identify geometric shapes as sacred symbols of universal experiences. These shapes appear in crystals as specific geometric growth patterns that can amplify or enhance energic forces. Learn the basics about crystals and how they can be used as tools for meditation and manifestation, while you assemble your own take-home watercolor grid and activate it with your intentions. 80 MIN | $95

The Way of the Wheel

Learn to center yourself in this journey from clay to vessel by connecting to your body and breath. Controlling the spinning of the clay, like the spinning of our minds, can seem like a daunting task. We can feel helpless, or we can choose to learn how to take the first step and become centered. Explore this process through seated yogic movement and breath, as you discover the joy of connecting with clay to shape, spin, and restore it on and off the wheel. 110 MIN | $45

Complimentary

Pottery

Experience the therapeutic and meditative effects of clay as you hand mold it into the perfect pinch pot. Release doubts and expectations and embrace the unique form you create by hand with clay and stamps. 50 MIN