Yoga & Drawing: “The Art of Observation”
October 7-14, 2017
With Sarah Pierroz
About the Retreat
Come and cultivate an experience of peaceful expression! Samahita Retreat’s yoga instructor and artist Sarah Pierroz would like to invite you to join a special week of yoga and creative drawing.
We will begin each day with contemplation, meditative techniques and focused breathwork in the Kaivalyadhama tradition, flowing into an Ashtanga Vinyasa class. We will tune into breath and move the body to explore the nature of motion and stillness within, with guided classes at the start of the week and then moving into assisted self practice. Open to all levels.
The afternoon sessions will be centered around different drawing techniques investigating motion and still-life studies. Drawing from observation, we will develop concentration, strengthen hand-eye coordination, investigate new ways of making lines and practice switching dominant hand tendencies. We will make studies from nature, local temple architectural scenes, a posed model, and by using our imagination. We will learn how to capture the essence of movement through contour, blind contour, gestural, and abstracted shape drawing techniques. Drawing paper, pencils and erasers will be provided: do bring your own watercolors, colored pencils, pens, camera, etc. to fuel your inspiration.
There will be plenty of time for your personal creative projects, relaxing by the pool or beach, with access to excellent detox and spa facilities and complimentary herbal steam room, and indulging in delicious, healthy Thai meals together. The retreat also includes optional early morning silent cycle classes, sunrise beach walks, excursions to the local night markets for shopping and street food, a boat and snorkeling trip, and time to explore the island.
The week’s classes will feature:
- Meditation techniques and breath work
- Guided yoga flow classes
- Gentle movement sessions
- Drawing classes, explorations and reflections
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