Yoga & Art Workshop

Take a day for self discovery.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
9am – 5pm
Burien Community Center

janet-logoJanet and Keli art staying local for this one-day workshop of self-awakening that will nurture your body and inspire your creative spirit.

Chakra Cards

You will nourish your body through yoga movement, quiet your mind through meditation, discover your seven chakras, and practice self-healing techniques. Devoting time to your creative self, you will use paint and collage to disgn a personal set of chakra cardsdepicting power symbols.

Janet Crawley is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and teaches multiple classes through Burien Parks and Recreation. She has her masters in art education and has been teaching art for over 30 years.

Keli Sim DeRitis is an entrepreneur, artist, and graphic designer. She enjoys acrylic painting and mixed media collage and sharing her creativity with others.

Keli and Janet lead creative lives and host art and yoga retreats in southern France.

Please join us for this day of relaxation, creative play, and camaraderie.

Cost: $159

Price includes:

  • Instruction
  • Art Supplies
  • Journal
  • Boxed Lunch

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Workshop is limited to 10 participants.

If you prefer to pay with a check – make it payable to Janet Crawley and send it to this address: 17803 5th Avenue Southwest, Normandy Park, WA 98166.

Venue:
Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
(206) 988-3700

Contact us with questions:
Janet@clayqueen.com or call Janet Crawley at 206-931-7092
keli@kelisimderitis.com or call Keli Sim DeRitis at 206-714-8278

Karma Yoga and Art Retreat: 6/23-30/2015

Experience a Unique Week in Southern France
August 23-30, 2015

Janet and Keli are teaming up with Nese Pelt, yoga practitioner, massage therapist,
chef and owner of La Cascade for this unique retreat.

Join us for a week of spiritual growth and artistic exploration in a
400-year-old house in the tiny village of Durfort in southern France.

neseWe’ll spend time nurturing our body through yoga movement, learning about chakras and self-healing techniques. We’ll have the opportunity to enjoy European cuisine with cooking lessons taught by Nese and Keli, and even schedule private massage appointments with Nese.

Janet and Keli will engage your minds during guided artistic meditation and other creative exercises including intuitive painting, designing your own chakra cards, and creating a Mala bead necklace used in meditation.

Mala NecklaceYou’ll have an opportunity to experience personalized sessions of Tarot Card, Rune readings, and quiet walking meditation. Through yoga, breathing exercises and a variety
of meditation you will practice calming your mind to find the silence within. This quiet of your inner being helps you to experience an amazing opening to your body, heart, soul
and spirit.

We will each take part in shopping local markets and preparing our delicious meals in La Cascade’s lovely kitchen. Part of our Karma Yoga experience will be caring for La Cascade and participating in daily life in a French village.

There are many charming villages, markets and artisan shops near Durfort which we will explore. Dining out at local eateries for one lunch and one dinner sampling some of the regional specialties of southern France such as cassoulet and foie gras, will round out our culinary adventures.

Cost: $1,750

Price includes:

  • Instruction and Materials
  • Charming Double-occupancy Room
  • Most meals
  • Cooking Classes
  • 24-hour Open Studio

Registration:

  • $500 deposit to reserve your space
  • Final Payment due by April 1, 2015 (If payment is received after April 1, 2015,
    the cost for the workshop will be $2,000)
  • If you wish to pay by credit card, there will be an additional 3% processing fee.
  • Registration is limited to 8 participants

To reserve your place mail your check, payable to Janet Crawley to this address: 17803 5th Avenue Southwest, Normandy Park, WA 98166.

Visit Art Affair in France for more information on this and other retreats.

Art Affair in France: 9/1-8/2015

Consummate your affair with art in the French countryside

September 1-8, 2015

Only one spot left!

Rendezvous with Keli and Janet for a women’s art retreat at La Cascade
n the charming village of Durfort which sits in the ancient Midi-Pyrenees Region.
Together we’ll experience a week of fun and inspired art-making.

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On Art Affiar in France 2014:
“This is a must do again trip! The accommodations were great, the food was wonderful,
and Janet and Keli are the best! Everyday was a new adventure filled with
historical sights and facts about the area we were in that day!”

~Sally, Olympia, Washington

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Janet and KeliWe’ll bring life to inspired creations in La Cascade’s large sky-lit art studio, working with acrylic paints, gels and mediums, building up luscious, vibrantly colored landscapes influenced by the beautiful French countryside. Together we’ll explore abstract, impressionistic and traditional painting methods, as well as experiment with design and composition.We’ll enhance our artistic senses as we dabble in paper clay sculpture creating whimsical animal characters.

Keli Painting a Scarf

One day we will stroll down the street to paint our own silk scarf with British artist Ann Mason. Each day we will unlock our creative flow through guided meditation and simple sketching exercises and sharpen our observational skills by visiting charming villages and markets.

The week will present a choice of relaxation, painting, collage, sculpting or jumping in the car for nearby field trips. Among our adventures will be the famous Saturday market in Revel, the Sunday Flea Market in Lautrec, as well as visiting the Episcopal city of Albi and visiting the Toulouse Lautrec Museum. Most mornings will be spent together in the studio, which is open 24 hours a day for artistic play. We’ll expand our palate as we dine on the wonderful food prepared by our personal chef. A French cooking class will be included, with Chef Nese sharing the intimate art of French cuisine with us. This special week will nourish your senses and feed your soul. Come stay, work and play with us at La Cascade, where you can celebrate your love affair with art.

Cost: $2,350

Pierre & Paulette Poulet

Price includes:

  • Instruction and Materials
  • Charming Double-occupancy Room
  • Most meals prepared by our own personal chef
  • Evening Cooking Class
  • 24-hour Open Studio

Registration:

  • $500 deposit to reserve your space
  • Final Payment due by February 1, 2015 (If payment is received after February 1, 2015,
    the cost for the workshop will be $2,500)
  • If you wish to pay by credit card, there will be an additional 3% processing fee.
  • Registration is limited to 8 participants
  • 2015 Itinerary

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Visit Art Affair in France for more information on this and other retreats.

Art Affair in France

Consummate your affair with art in the French countryside

June 11-18, 2014

Rendezvous with Keli Sim DeRitis and Janet Crawley at La Cascade
in the charming village of Durfort which sits in the ancient Midi-Pyrenees Region.
Together we’ll experience a week of fun and inspired art-making.

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We’ll bring life to inspired creations in La Cascade’s large sky-lit art studio, working with acrylic paints, gels and mediums, building up luscious, vibrantly colored scenes from our village walkabouts, adding interesting little treasures that we collect on our trips to the local flea markets. We’ll enhance our artistic senses as we dabble in paper clay sculpture capturing the animal characters of the French countryside. Each day we will stretch our bodies and minds with a gentle yoga practice and sharpen our observational skills, unlocking our creative flow through guided meditation and simple sketching exercises. Using charcoal in shades of gray, we will capture the lusciousness of the fruits and vegetables found in village markets, while learning about highlight, shadow, contrast and blending.

Pierre & Paulette PouletThe week will present a choice of relaxation, painting, collage, sculpting or jumping in the car for nearby field trips. Among our adventures will be the famous Saturday market in Revel, the Sunday Flea Market in Albi, as well as visiting En Calcat Monastery, famous for its collection of art books.

Most mornings will be spent together in the studio, which is open 24 hours a day for artistic play. We’ll expand our palate as we dine on the wonderful food prepared by our personal chef. A French cooking class will be included, with Chef Nese sharing the intimate art of French cuisine with us, as we create an evening meal. This special week will nourish your senses and feed your soul. Come stay, work and play with us at La Cascade, where you can celebrate your love affair with art.

 

Cost: $2,100

French Pig Paper SculpturePrice includes:

  • Instruction and Materials
  • Charming Double-occupancy Room
  • 7 Breakfasts / 6 Lunches / 5 Dinners
  • Meals prepared by our own personal chef
  • Evening Cooking Class
  • 24-hour Open Studio

Registration:

  • $500 deposit to reserve your space
  • Final Payment due by February 1,2014
    (If payment is recieved after February 1, 2014, the cost for the workshop will be $2,350)
  • Registration is limited to 8 participants
  • Participants will be mailed a registration packet with detailed itinerary
    and more information.

hedgehog paper clay sculptureTo reserve your place mail your check, payable to  Keli Sim DeRitis to this address: 17626 7th Place Southwest, Normandy Park, WA 98166.

Email frenchartaffair@gmail.com or call Keli Sim DeRitis at 206.714.8278
for more information.

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