WHAT TO EXPECT
"Colourful togetherness. A warm and safe place that invites my inner artist to shine through."
Annica @ wuya 2018
japanese bowls julia & joe @ WUYA 2016
"So much has happened in my life since the retreat, it feels as if I'm wearing a diamond in my heart."
david @ wuya 2018
our love, our hearts, these hands
Written by participants @ WUYA 2016
"The Wake Up Your Artist retreat was a journey into colors and sounds."
marie @ wuya 2018
"I find it very difficult to put into words how wonderful, magical, life-changing I found this retreat, no matter what I write, I feel like I'm understating."
Phuc tran @ wuya 2018
Singing, painting, dancing & writing with mindfulness as a foundation
Inner Critic & Inner Child - becomeing a good team
Wisdom of the heart - deciding authentically and truthfully
Art as Activism - What do you want to move?
The interrelation of creativity and mindfulness
Introduction to mindfulness and meditation practices
Discover the nature of creativity - intuition and flow
Solving blockages with the help of resources - curiosity and the joy of experimenting
Self-reflection and biographical work - defining moments of your own creativity
Presence - present moment as place of action
Movement - perceive and express impulses
Visualizations & and guides Deep Relaxations
Spending Time in nature with hikes and games
Coachings for experiencing lively contact
Regular exchange - mindful communication and district culture
Festive theme nights and campfires
who we are
I studied this and that, created small and big things, released something here and there.
As an artist, cultural pedagogue and yoga teacher, I am interested in finding out, being surprised, amazed and seeing the world with new eyes; get lost and find again - strengthen the anchor and solve safety nets. This drives me and leads me to the desire to accompany other people on their way to the Creator Self.
In anticipation of our creative journey, I borrow the words of Mary Oliver: "Tell me, what are you planning to do with your one, wild and precious life?"
I was blessed with a creative childhood, and I feel music, poetry and spirituality as three threads that have, in different ways, always been woven into my life.
Growing up my parents (mother and step father) helped to run a folk music club and festivals where I had my first performing experiences. Alongside this I took my love for poetry from my Father and later studied literature with poetry at University in London. While in London I began to engage as a songwriter in peace activism within a few organisations including the Plum Village Community.
A few years later after being involved in a few retreats, I met Larissa and from a shared love of creativity and a belief in it's possibility to heal and inspire, WUYA came to be.
Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Ahmad received the welcome ticket 2018. He comes from Syria. His story and experience with wuya can be heard in an interview with Joe.