with Artistic Therapist and Artist Anniek Verholt
Are you looking for a meaningful time away - to recharge and refocus? Do you recognise the need for some serious me-time? Are you interested in using the language of visual art to connect with yourself and your creative energy? If yes, this retreat could be for you.
Our therapeutic arts programme is designed to give each participant individual guidance, respecting their individual journey and current personal needs in life.
The stunning location - as well as the nurturing organic meals, ayurvedic spa, daily yoga and meditation programme participants can make use of - are all ingredients that support an optimised sense of wellbeing - health and clarity of mind.
Therapeutic Arts - Optimising the mind, nurturing the soul
The daily creative workshops are gentle and non-judgmental offering space for each individual to find their unique creative language, identifying and letting go of emotional blockages and setting clear intentions for personal growth. The optional one to one sessions with Anniek will help gain self awareness and further clarify your path of self development. The professionally guided creative sessions last 2.5 hours each day leaving you enough time to reflect, explore the island and relax.
Experience in art is not required, beginners are very welcome! The emphasis is on the creative process and not on the achievement of a master piece which for many means they can let go of self-criticism and instead fully connect with the flow of creativity.
A 5 resort in the rainforest
This beautiful journey takes you to Central Bali, Indonesia, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will be staying at the Bagus Jati resort in the mountains in one of their exclusive villa's enjoying a daily 3 hour therapeutic arts session, yoga, meditation (both optional but recommended) spa facilities, massage (1 complimentary), a swim in their spring water pool and delicious organic breakfast and dinner with fresh foods from their own land.
Be Free, Be YOU
Care for your
Body & Mind
In this gorgeous open yoga hall you can attend daily yoga and meditation classes.
Followed by a relaxing moment in their spring water pool or get pampone of their incredible Ayurvedic treatments.
About your host
Anniek Verholt BA, MA is an artistic therapist and professional artist with a private practice in London, Brighton and online. With over 15 years of experience as a therapist and educator she is a leading expert in the Therapeutic Arts field working with people from all walks of life.
Understanding the therapeutic qualities and language of art became Anniek's greatest passion. She's made it her life's purpose to share this knowledge, uplift and support those in search of transformation, self-awareness and a pure creative and compassionate connection with themselves and the world.
This special retreat brings together an inspiring location, like minded people, love for pure creativity, optimised wellbeing and mindful living.
"Anniek is an inspirational artist, therapist and leader. She is both open minded and clear minded. She is constantly looking for innovative methods and ideas, and thus transforms the lives of her students, motivating each in the way that brings out the best in them" Prof. Ilana C
"Anniek has a special knack of opening up your creative channels in a supportive and caring environment. As each class progresses I learn new things about myself and what I am capable of and come away with a sense of contentment and ease." Irene K.
Itinerary & costs
Day 1: Arrive at Bagus Jati Resort - Welcomes Drink - Unwind in spa and bungalow - meet the group and enjoy a first creative session in the afternoon - dinner and then free time to relax in the evening.
Day 2 - day 5 : 7.30am yoga/meditation - 8.30am breakfast - 9.30 3 hour Therapeutic Arts program - afternoon personal time (swim, reflect, create, be outside, massage, explore the area, 1-2-1 session with Anniek) - 6pm meditation - 8pm dinner.
Day 6: 7.30am yoga/meditation - 8.30am breakfast - 9.30 3 hour final Art session and goodbye. Transfer to the airport or nearby town Ubud.
Price: £1395 - Includes accommodation in shared double bungalow, breakfast and dinner, fresh fruit platter every day, the full therapeutic arts programme, yoga and meditation, one complimentary massage, 20% off any further spa treatments, transfer from and to Ubud/airport, spa access, welcomes drink. Each participant is responsible for their own flights, visas and travel insurance.