Day & Overnight sessions
What to Expect at A Creative Wellness Haven:
We facilitate both the creative process and the discussions afterwards, and everything we do is based on art therapy principles. Treat yourself or a loved one to some much-needed time away from the stresses of life & work responsibilities.
We are excited to welcome you to A Creative Wellness Haven Retreat, combining the healing qualities of nature, art, and intention. Enjoy relaxing at one of the delightfully welcoming venues while being guided through various creative-intuitive activities lead by experienced art instructors and wellness professionals.
Leave feeling refreshed, with higher energy!
With others or when self-guided painting allows one to focus on the moment and provides an opportunity to enjoy the present. It will enable the everyday stresses to subside and, in the end, there is something unique to look at or share with others. Sharing our Art with others provides a sense of belonging and builds confidence.
Register October 24th Adult Day Retreat 10 spots
Register October 17th Teens Day Retreat 10 spots
Location: St.Catharines, ON, CA
We have partnered with the City of St. Catharines Leisure department to offer Fall Art and Wellness Day Retreats at the Port Weller Community Centre.
From (9:30) 10:30 am to 4 pm – A full day of wellness activities, nature immersion, and creative self-care planning with optional opening meditation at 9:30.
Welcome to the Creative Haven, where no artistic talent is required; just bring an open mind! Enjoy relaxing on this creative retreat day with beginners’ activities developed using applied psychological benefits of creative expression and mindfulness.
Fall Day Retreats in October:
Creatively Rest Your Mind and Free Your Spirit
Enjoy the creative process and beauty that St. Catharines has to offer with opportunities to take in views of Malcolmson Eco-Park and Sunset Beach as wellness and art instructors Rhiannon Barry and Adele Campbell provide you with everything you need to rest, reset, and recharge. Receive a swag bag including artisan goodies and gifts from the Lead Artists. Lunch and refreshments are included.
Take part in our Balancing Activities such as beachcombing and creating stone towers (above) or patterns. Leave feeling refreshed and confident to follow your creative self-care plan.
We promote device detox and will support you through it to enhance your mindfulness experience. We help you through it.
We offer knowledge and tools about how to use urban green and blue spaces to maximize stress reduction.
Leave feeling refreshed, with higher energy!
Fall Day Retreat Activities:
Before the Retreat Day – Allow us to gain insights about what brought you to us-Fill out our Needs, Expectations, & Goals sheet to help us understand which activities are most beneficial for you. Understanding your daily habits and interests will set the groundwork for a personalized creative wellness plan.
Each Day Retreat’s activities are catered towards the needs of the participant group. Therefore some activities may be emphasized and developed or included with variations.
Optional Early Arrival 9:30 – Open to Receiving the Experience Guided Meditation, Enjoy Herbal Teas, Coffee & fruit,
Arrival 10:00 am – Welcome – Introduction to our Self-care Planning Curriculum – Committing, Awareness and Implementation discussion and worksheets.
Express Yourself –Be heard in this movement activity, allowing us freedom and positive space to get to know each other’s likes, dislikes, perspectives and opinions; having a laugh with some surface-level questions and expressing some of our deepest thoughts with more penetrating prompts
Catered Lunch & Free Time
Art Buffet – Free time to chat and explore and create with a variety of prompts and crafting materials
Gentle Painting – A take on the traditional beginner-style social painting tutorials. We guide you through the steps to complete a Hot Air Balloon, Paint like Monet, or Autumn scene piece, complete with tactile finger painting techniques and gold leaf accents. Be proud to bring home your work of art!
Get your runners on for this Journaling & Gentle Forest Bathing Experience. We will Hit Pause together and reflect on our daily stressors by committing to Rest and Recharge in nature. Join us in a discussion about how urban living leads to a depletion of energies. Learn how you can maximize the benefits of nature by using urban green spaces strategically. We provide insight from academic studies to encourage you to implement forest bathing into your life with intention.
Finding Balance: We are finding balance by exercising patience. We connect with our inner child and become beachcombers or forest forgers-collecting rocks and other exciting pieces of shell and wood to form our rock towers. Creating Stacked Stone Art requiring one to defy gravity and develop their engineering skills to create balanced stone sculptures or patterns on the sand. Forging in the forest will also help you access your inner child. We make nature mandalas, celebrating balance and natures ancient geometry laws. Staff will snap pictures of your creations before they are returned to the water and earth.
4:00 Grounding Meditation – Allow us to prepare you for departure with a grounding mediation
Collect art pieces and swag bags
4:30 – Depart
Adults ($130) – Sunday, September 26th & Sunday, October, 24th
Teens/ Adolescents ($130) – Sunday, October 17th
All are welcome!
Creatively rest your mind & free your spirit
No artistic talent is required. We ask that you come with an open mind and ready to get creative snd enjoy nature! We are featuring beginner’s art activities intermingling with long-term self-care planning and environmetnal recharging activites.
Bringing projects that you’re already working on is encouraged but not required. We include free time and provide a variety of art supplies.
4 Days 2 Night Retreats: Package coming soon in North-Central Ontario!
Includes resort accommodations, meals, one-to-one sessions, a variety of art and crafting activities designed to generate self-reflection and rejuvenations, earth activities designed to reconnect you with your natural self, an off-the-grid boat trip to free you from the connections to everyday life, purifying water emersion activates designed to stoke your inner feminine, drumming at dusk, fire burning ceremony, quantum flow breathing techniques, express yourself and movement activities. Get on the wait list.
Winter Day Retreats: Package coming soon in Grimsby Ontario!
Refreshment and Lunch, water view, cozy activity room with a wood burning fireplace, gentle painting, crafting, sharing circles, journaling and self-care planning.
Participant understands Creative Wellness Haven is not a therapist. Coaching, which is not directive advice, counselling, or therapy, may address overall goals, specific projects, or general conditions in participants’ life or profession. Coaching services may include setting priorities, establishing goals, identifying resources, brainstorming, creating action plans, strategizing, asking clarifying questions, and providing models, examples, and in-the-moment skills training. Creative Wellness Haven promises that all information provided by participants will be kept strictly confidential, as permissible by law. The participant understands Coach/Artist instructor/Workshop Facilitator is not a lawyer, doctor, registered dietician, psychotherapist, nutritionist, psychologist. The coach will not act as a therapist providing psychoanalysis, psychological counselling or behavioural therapy. The participant understands Retreat staff will provide referrals to services they deem reasonable.