Creativity is intelligence having fun
- Albert Einstein
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 7- and 9-day retreats by the sea in beautiful East Bali., and in 2024, in the most beguiling of Morocco's medinas, Fes, and on the unique island of hydra, in the Saronic Gulf, Greece.
Everything you need - all taken care of.
Calm, tranquil, safe.
Creative Living Retreats offer 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 of sensory indulgence
In Bali, you’ll enjoy seaside accommodation, airport transfer, most meals, cultural day trip, a fabulous cooking lesson with our executive chef, boating in a traditional outrigger to a lovely beach, impressive snorkeling in our 'front sea garden', 35 hours of tuition (with artist-quality materials supplied in the case of art retreats), a Balinese massage, plus daily yoga instruction from our inspirational instructor - there are more surprises.
You made Florabunda a multisensory success.
The program was beyond special. I thank you Esté for professionalism, your generosity in sharing all your secrets, and of course, your amazing talent.
Thank you Anna for convening this amazing experience. Your style, grace and attention to detail made everyone feel important. Sharing your home for those days of art, food and yoga will be a special memory for me to hold on to. Thank you again.
I loved Florabunda.
Gloria C. AUSTRALIA ,
Florabunda Retreat with Este MacLeod, September 2022
You’re assured of dedicated one-on-one tuition sessions with your teacher
The working environment at Villa Nilaya is comfortable, spacious and inspiring!
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. See where we are located
Our retreats are not just for women, and Anna can assist with arranging partner programs or activities, as well as special interest activities or tours for before or after your retreat.
I really look forward to being on retreat with you,