Collaborative Wellness Retreats-Creative Wellness Haven

Be Whimsi Art Loft is delighted to be offering Overnight Retreats in collaboration with various venue partners, independent activity coordinators, vendors, and wellness professionals.

Join me in Killarney! Swim, soar, create, and breathe under a million stars and under a common sun and moon in a nurturing fertile environment where water kisses the shorelines and flows between islands and straits. Where trees sway upon rolling mountains full of local folklore and forests, call you home. Relax overnight in one of our venue-partner lodges that have been carefully built for nature immersion and comfort. Walk, hike, ponder, paint, create, breathe and reveal your best self.  Find your place in it all, away from the tethers that bind you to everyday life. I’m excited to guide you!

Creative Wellness Activity Facilitator Rhiannon Barry
For price and availability:

More about what you can expect at one of these retreats:

Disclaimer: Be Whimsi coordinators and facilitators are not therapists, doctors, nutritionists, nurses, or lawyers. Any coaching or creative activities are not considered advice from one of the professionals mentioned above.  We have experienced art instructors, community service workers, artists, wellness support workers, and professional helpers.  Therefore, some of them may have certificates or credentials or may be pursuing certifications in the social sciences. If accredited, their accreditation will appear following their name or workshop.

Welcome To A Creative Wellness Haven, a collaborative approach at retreat planning to bring you Quality Creative Wellness Opportunities utilizing the healing qualities of art expression, nature, and self-care planning to create a safe and welcoming environment to rest and rejuvenate.

Leave feeling refreshed and confident to follow your creative self-care plan.

Come as you are…

We are not gurus influencing a particular self-help fad or ideology. Instead, our activities are based on fun and findings. Strip away from any facades or trends. You will find activities facilitated by professional helpers and artists who genuinely wish to make a difference in you and our communities by using art and nature as a catalyst for relaxation, change, hope, enjoyment, revitalization and healing.

🌻 You are entering a no-judgment zone. Photography is limited, and photo consent is respected.

Elements of Art & Nature Retreat: Retreat Packages include:

  • Be Whimsi Art Loft’s Guided Creative Wellness Activities: Gentle Painting, Forest Bathing and Reflective Journaling, Artistic Nature Workshops with Mindfulness Movements, Guided Meditations and Therapeutic Expressive Arts & Crafting workshops.
  • Adele Campbell’s Inspired heArt Activities: Reguvination Life Plan workshop, Art Activities, Guided meditation and breathwork sessions.
  • Retreats may also include Wellness Coaching or Creative Expressive Art activities (ex. drumming circle, pottery class) led by additional guest facilitators.

*Lodging, Chef-inspired Meals, All Art, Self-Care Planning and Adventure Supplies are provided.

We facilitate both the creative process and the discussions afterward, and everything we do is based on art therapy principles and self-care methods. Treat yourself or a loved one to some much-needed time away from the stressors of life & work responsibilities.

Wifi available in your room but, we encourage device detox and help you through it. *Confirm with hotel upon purchase.

The Resort: We have partnered with the Killarney Mountain Lodge to offer Overnight Retreats in the beautiful Georgian Bay resort area.

Photo Credit Killarney Mountian Lodge

Capacity 20 people

Packages include resort accommodations, meals, intimate group healing sessions, a variety of art and craft activities designed to encourage self-reflection and rejuvenation, forest activities designed to reconnect you with your evolutionary self, an off-the-grid boat trip to free you from the tethers of everyday life, purifying water activities, drumming on the beach, immersive activities designed to stoke your inner flame, a fire burning ceremony, journaling time,  quantum flow breathing techniques, and a gift bag from the artist facilitators and local vendors!

More About The Facilitators: Enjoy relaxing on a creative retreat with beginners’ activities developed using applied psychological benefits of creative expression and mindfulness.

Enjoy relaxing at one of the delightfully welcoming venues while being guided through various creative-intuitive activities in a natural setting led by experienced art instructors and wellness professionals.

No artistic talent is required. We ask that you come with an open mind and be ready to get creative and enjoy nature! We are featuring beginner’s art activities intermingling with reflection and planning for the 7 areas on your life.

Creative Wellness: We believe that with others or when self-guided painting and crafting 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.

Postponed-Included in your Elements of Art & Nature overnight Ticket:

Check-in Tuesday, May 17th at 4pm Check-Out Friday May 20th at 11 am.

Included: Lodging and Meals for Guests

There are several room options for participants

  • Pine Lodge Rooms (Queen) (Single)
  • Covered Portage Queen Suites (Double) (Single)

Tuesday – Dinner, Wednesday – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Thursday – Breakfast, Packed Lunch, and Dinner, Friday – Breakfast

Includes a half-day Boat Charter

Additional Amenities & Activities available for participants as add-ons during their free time (* see your agenda)

  • The Pine Room Fitness Centre
  • The Outdoor Pool (if open)
  • Sauna
  • Pavilion Games Room
  • Complimentary use of  resort’s bicycles, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards
  • Registered Massage Therapy (by appointment)
  • Wine Tasting

*Participants are responsible for booking all add-ons through the front desk during Free Time as in the agenda.

What to do during Free Time:

*Retreat and Relax in your comfortable room.

*Explore the resort and surrounding beauty.

*Explore the resort, the town and hotel amenities.

Bringing a project, you may already be working on is encouraged but not required. We include various art supplies and instructional prompts to help you create a beautiful piece or two.

Many of our activities are planned for Outside. Still, suppose it is raining or the temperatures are chilly. In that case, we will meet on the beautiful indoor terrace overlooking the lake and in the grand room with its fireplace and comfortable furniture.

Meet Your Hosts

Artist & Wellness Guide Rhiannon Barry

Rhiannon Barry

Artist Bio:

Artist and Facilitator Adele Campbell

Meet the Facilitators:

Our Agenda (Subject to change):

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