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The Yurt Art Studio

A Personal Creative  Retreat



Personal creative retreats at For the Joy of It! offer an opportunity to explore that untrammeled place inside that knows there is more to life than the life you are currently living. Learn how the arts can nurture and support you. No experience in the arts is necessary to enjoy this experience. You just need a willingness to let your heart speak through your hands.We are all creative. It comes with being human. Your time on retreat might include: Walks in nature, photography, art journaling, dream work, reading, writing, painting, clay, collage, listening to music, making music, doll making, mask making, much more. . .

  • Press the pause button on your busy life and come for a time of respite in the forest. 

  • Learn to use the arts uncover the secrets of your own deepest knowing.

  • Play in the art yurt, read, write reflect.

  • Expressive Arts sessions will focus your retreat on inner exploration.

  • You will be nurtured with poetry and inspirational quotes through out your stay.

  • A time to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Mendocino Coast.

  • Arrive at 3:00 Friday and Leave 3:00 on Sunday. Weekdays possible. Lodging billed separately.




















  • ​​​The  Creative Spark Retreat is best for those who would like to explore on their own at For the Joy of It! It is largely self-guided. $300

  • The Creative Flame Retreat offers a guided expressive arts session and activities tailored to your personal retreat intentions. This a a good choice for people who want a little guidance while still exploring on their own. $450

  • The Creative Fire Retreat dives deeply into the mystery and magic of Expressive Arts Therapy with several sessions over your stay and deeper focus on your retreat intentions. $600


  • Or a Custom Creative Retreat can be designed especially for you. Custom Price.


         Creative Spark                   Creative Flame                    Creative Fire

Creative Fire Retreat Packages

Expand your imagination and you change your life.

  Welcome and Orientation

  Use of Art Yurt

  Guided Labyrinth Ritual

  Gifts of Insppiration

  Expressive Arts Session
  60 - 90 min. each

  Expressive Arts Nature Expreience

  Mid-day Meet up

  Closing Meeting

30 min.


60 min.


90 min.

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