Blooming True in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
What an amazing week this has been.
Sharing seven soulful days of painting, laughing and connecting with sixteen amazing women gathered from all parts of the globe (U.S., Canada, Honduras and South Africa), has left me, once again, in a state of gratitude and awe for the work I get to do in this world. Although an incredible amount of energy goes into creating these special retreats, I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being a part of the beautiful transformations I witnessed here this week…on and off the canvas.
I will let these images tell the rest of the story…Our “Heart Circle” altar where we began each day. A place for meditation, poetry, speaking from the heart…and the occasional morning churros with Mexican hot chocolate Beautiful traditional rooms at Casa Carmen (with goody bags waiting!). Paintings created for my students as a part of our Opening Ceremony.
Day one. First Layers. “Freeing up!”
Day two. Our courtyard “studio” from above. Pretty happy accidents all over the ground.
I hope this offers you a little slice of the magic we experienced here this week. Big thanks to all my students for making the week so special and fun, and extra thanks to Rebecca Brooks and Rachael Rice for all their amazing support in making it happen. I couldn’t do it without you!Grateful, xo flora
* To read about the retreat from a student’s perspective, please check out Valen Dawson’s travel blog, This Way to Paradise.
* To experience the Bloom True adventure without flying to Mexico, sign up for the next round of Bloom True: the E-Course (a soulful five-week online course) beginning in one week from today!