© 2019 Anna Kwiecinska

painting, textile design & yoga  

Since 2012 I have organised and held 24 Creative Living Retreats at my home, Villa Nilaya, by the beach in beautiful East Bali. 


Bringing together brilliant art teachers and talented yogis along with the chefs and staff at Villa Nilaya, we create enchanted spaces for your creativity to be nurtured and flourish. 'Beginners' are our specialty, and almost half of our attendees return in subsequent years

In 2020 our artists will be:

JENNI DOHERTY (acrylic on canvas )

JENNI DOHERTY (mixed media on paper)

CATE EDWARDS (acrylic on canvas design) 

JANE FLOWERS (sea painting large scale)

ROBERTA LEARY (textile design and embroidery)


I welcome you to come and experience the luxury of finding everything you want, all taken care of, allowing you to bask in the pleasures of Nature as you nurture your creative spirit. 

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-day retreats and 2-day workshops by the sea in beautiful East Bali. Our retreats are held at the luxurious private Villa Nilaya, on absolute beachfront and surrounded by coconut groves in a beautiful seaside village 90 minutes on the south coats from Denpasar airport.  

​Our Creative Living Retreats are now in their 9th amazing year, so trust me when I tell you that in In 2020 you'll find  4 gifted teachers and communicators to inspire you and ensure that you exceed your expectations!


All you need bring is your intention - these retreats are perfect for beginners and practicing artists and the daily gentle yoga will suit every level of ability, and our retreats are always welcoming to both men and women.

"Creativity is intelligence having fun"

Albert Einstein

Creative Living retreats is now in its 9th year, and in 2020 Ive brought togeter 4 gifted teachers who are also professional, full-time artists. So, whether you’re a practiced artist or yogi or a complete novice, you will flourish amongst nurturing expertise from our teachers and be delighted to exhibit your work with pride in our final night exhibition party  (otherwise known as 'floaty dress night' .... and no, our retreats are certainly not just for women!

Our retreats start from Au$1995 (depending on your accommodation), and include your seaside hotel, all meals except for two free evenings, artist quality materials, 27 hours of art tuition, a daily yoga class, airport-villa transport, a fabulous day trip in beautiful East Bali and healthy, delicious  Balinese meals, where fresh seafood is one of the daily highlights. All you need is a little extra cash for a couple of meals on our free evenings. Airfares are not included in the retreat cost so book early  to ensure your choice of accommodation and  a competitive airfare.

Maximum class sizes of 12  assure you of plenty one-on-one tuition, and I’m there to support you and the teachers and ensure that the retreats run smoothly, allowing you to glide from one activity to another without wondering how it all happens. 

Partners or non-participating friends are welcome on our retreats, with special prices, so just ask!

Retreats are  certainly an opportunity to refresh, revive and restore, as well as harness new skills to take home with you.

They are not an indulgence!

Because you'll  return home calmer, rested and inspired, you'll be  better for yourself, and everyone around you.

And our retreats are not just for girls!

Ask about the great partner rates for non-participating and associate-friends.

We can also arrange special interest activities for you before or after your retreat

So BOOK NOW to ensure your first choice of accommodation . $500 deposit now and balance payable by 30 March. next year.

I really look forward to being on retreat with you in Bali in 2020

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