April 18 – 25, 2015
Join me, Roxanne Evans Stout and Susan Wooldridge for a spirit of Aloha gathering on the Garden Isle of Kauai.
Kauai is the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain and has a rich history, unique from the other Islands of Aloha. Aside from it being the wettest place on earth – with an average annual rainfall of 440 inches (over 36.5 feet) – the 553 square mile island of Kauai is complete with deserts, rainforests, beaches, swamps, and mountains.
The literal meaning of Aloha is “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life”. It comes from “alo” meaning presence, front and face and “ha” meaning breath. Aloha is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect. It’s deeper meaning starts by teaching ourselves to love our own beings first and afterwards to spread love to others.
Walks will be taken as we gather botanicals to use in dye printing fabric and paper with me. We'll gather our senses as we take note of our surroundings and make plans for collages and books with Roxanne. Susan will encourage words and writings to come forth that we'll put down on pages. With grace and island magic we'll put it all together in our own personal books to document our flight of spirit.
The retreat will consist of 8 days and 7 nights on the Westside of Kauai at the Waimea Plantations housed in the Kruse House where all instruction and gatherings will take place. http://www.waimeaplantation.com/kruse-house.php
The retreat will be limited to 14 people. If you're interested in attending please email me for more information. email@example.com