Lauren Rader of ‘Releasing the Creative Powers Within™’ is thrilled to announce her 9th annual weekend of pure art bliss in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featuring art with Lauren and yoga with Rocky Delaplaine, this event will be filled with exploration, creativity, warmth, humor, and camaraderie.
Our Art: The theme of our retreat will be announced closer to the date of the retreat. But for sure we’ll be working in a variety of media including collage and paint. Our art is always from our own hearts. I’m here to help and guide, and will help you get going. You get to explore your own unique creative self. Each of us has creativity within waiting to be expressed. I promise.
Our Studio: Our studio will be “The Lighthouse”, a huge round room with great light and windows all around, with a wrap around deck that offers dramatic mountain and forest views. The studio will be open day and night for us.
Lauren Rader is an artist and art educator whose works range from stark minimalist paintings to vibrant abstract pastels. Her works are in numerous private and corporate collections and were selected for the U.S. Embassy in Fiji. Lauren has taught art for more than 25 years. In 2005 Rader opened her studio to the public for the first time, teaching classes to women called ‘Releasing the Creative Powers Within’. This retreat is an outgrowth of those classes. You can read more about the classes, and view Lauren’s most recent work and read the opening chapters of her new book, Studio Stories at www.LaurenRaderArt.com . Join her on facebook, twitter or instagram.
Rocky Delaplaine, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, is interested in exploring how asana (Yoga postures) and pranayama (breath work) promote peace, foster creativity, and cultivate reverence for the natural world. Practicing and teaching for over 20 years, Rocky helps students achieve the seemingly simple tasks of grounding, lifting, breathing, and finding right relationship to gravity. In addition, she’s been part of the Women’s Collaborative Leadership Community since 1993, is a long-time student in Lauren’s Releasing the Creative Powers Within class, and is an award-winning, published poet.