Art, Writing & Yoga Retreats

Bali and Sri Lanka 



2021 / 22  brings 9 new retreats to share with you.


Not only in our traditional location of  beautiful East Bali, but also here in Sri Lanka, where I've been living since Covid began. 


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Creativity is intelligence having fun  

Albert Einstein

Our BALI retreats are held at the luxurious Villa Nilaya Bali, on absolute beachfront, surrounded by coconut groves in

a secluded seaside village on the south coast, 90 minutes from Denpasar airport. Calm, tranquil, safe.   


Join our NEW RETREAT in SRI LANKA  and you'll stay within the C.17th walls of a fascinating colonial port, UNESCO's Dutch Fort in Galle where colonial architecture, diverse cultures, fabulous cuisine and 2 milennia of trading history are a rich backdrop and endless source of inspiration whether you're writing or painting ... both?

Experience the depth of well-being which arises from being truly relaxed and finding your creativity flourish amidst supportive friendship and effective, professional tuition throughout these unforgettable 6 & 7-day retreats and 2-day workshops by the sea.

Everything you need - all taken care of.

Wherever you join us, all you need bring is your intention

Anna K



Creative Living Retreats offers you an easeful escape into beautiful surroundings where gifted professional artists with proven teaching skills will spark your imagination, gifting you techniques they’ve evolved to make their own, as they lead you into the pure joy of creativity. Whether you’re a confident artist, writer or yogi, or just setting out to discover your innate talents, you will flourish amongst nurturing expertise, calm and spacious natural beauty, friendship and fun.  

Our retreats offer excellent value. 30% of our participants return for mor

Each Retreat is a complete package 

Starting from AU$1990 for a six-night retreat in Bali you’ll enjoy seaside accommodation of your choice, airport transfer, most meals, cultural day trips and boating in beautiful East Bali, artist-quality materials and up to 30 hrs tuition in art or writing, a Balinese massage, plus daily yoga instruction from our inspirational instructor, and for those that wish to practice, mindfulness meditation with Anna.

In Sri Lanka our  9 day / 8-night Serendipity Art with Este Macleod retreat  starts at GBP1775  and is held within a single boutique hotel location (just 14 rooms). It includes airport transfer, arrival night in Colombo's iconic Galle Face Hotel, most meals, materials, yoga classes, museum entries and tours, and 30-hrs of tuition.  see all the inclusions


You’re assured of plenty of one-on-one tuition

The working environments on both island destinations are comfortable, spacious and beautiful.


In Bali you can dive into the sea or dip in the pool to freshen up and wander back to your easel whilst lunch is being prepared … upstairs a massage is waiting for you, and at the end of a day’s painting, slip into yoga-mode and come to allow the deep rest that you’re longing for seep into your  body as evening falls. Wander downstairs amidst candlelight and enjoy sumptuous Balinese food prepared by our chefs; on other nights we’ll discover some of East Bali’s best cuisine, and every so often there’s a night all to yourself.

Even if you’ve been to Bali many times, chances are you haven’t discovered the beauty of East Bali. It’s different. More authentic. Less hurried.

In Sri Lanka your Dutch colonial-style hotel is a private sanctuary within the ramparts, where a forest of frangiapanis  cast their lemnoy scent into the spacious courtyard where we work. Sapphire seas, coconut fringed coves and  cerulean skies - lush inspiration surrounds the fort, which sleeps early and awakens with the cries of seabirds. Start your day with a rampart walk  or a yoga class before a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast. Days brimming with expert tuition and a location surrounding you with history ... sunset  brings cocktails along the coast and evenings of fine dining - our Serendipity Art Retreat with Este Macleod  and Shelley Kingsberg's 'Writing in Paradise' are packed with delicious possibilities. 


Our retreats are not just for women, and Anna can assist with arranging partner progarms or activities, as well as special interest activities or tours for before or after your retreat.

So be the first to hear of the Early Bird Offers for the 2022 Program and the latest updates for Este Macleod's  Retreat in Sri Lanka in December 2021by subscribing to my Spice Voyager Newsletter.

I really look forward to being on retreat with you,