Creative Spirit Art Retreat

January 21, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Offered by Bethlehem Centre


Mon Jan 21, 2019 – Sun Jan 27, 2019
3:00 pm – 1:00 pm


For one week, come and spend a spacious time in creative practice. Bring whatever art you practice and receive spaciousness, spiritual reflection and creative community for yourself and others in an artist’s retreat. Spend dedicated time for visual arts, singing, movement, writing or song composition. Individual and community-oriented practices like theatre arts, choral or performance art are ways to deepen and refocus on the particular art you want to do.

This artists’ retreat is meant to give you time apart and time in a collaborative creative community. Attention will be given to grounded spiritual practice, spaciousness for creativity, time to play, to try something new and to share our work with each other. Come and join us for a week of deepening creativity and what author Elizabeth Gilbert calls “Big Magic”.

Facilitated by Nan Goodship and Murray Groom

We will explore solitude as well as a collaborative creative community, working with what author Elizabeth Gilbert calls, the “Big Magic.” Artist, spiritual director, and retreat leader Nan Goodship considers herself to be an ecological artist, a lover of community life and someone who brings a contemplative and playful interest to a creative life. Recently graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in interdisciplinary arts, her research included creative process, a topic she is excited to share.


Ordained United Church Minister and spiritual director Murray Groom is a graduate, former staff member and one-time interim Director of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. He is a practiced spiritual director and regularly co-conducts extended silent retreats at Naramata Centre in the Okanagan Valley.


Our wonderful artists’ retreat starts with an irresistibly delicious dinner on January 21st and finishes with a tasty lunch on January 27th, 2018. Wonderful meals are prepared by our Certified Chef, Margot Bodchon, and her team.

The Tuition – Resident plan includes tuition, and a private room with shared bath, and dinner on arrival day, three meals per day and breakfast and lunch on departure day. Tuition Fee: $1,450.

This week-long retreat starts with dinner on January 21st, 2019  and ends with lunch on January 27th, 2019


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Tuition – Resident
Includes tuition, private room with shared bath, dinner on arrival day, three meals per day and breakfast and lunch on departure day.
Tuition – Commuter
Includes tuition, dinner on arrival day, three meals per day and breakfast and lunch on departure day.
Categories: Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction  |  The Arts