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**The next retreat will be on July 2022**

Awakening Arts & Nature Retreat

You are invited to a unique and rejuvenating 3 days and 2 nights campout retreat
with Shlomit Oren BS, PCEAF


Sunday, June 20th - Tuesday, June 22nd


Check-in on Sunday June 20th at 3pm ET
Check out on Tuesday June 22nd at 12pm ET (With the option to stay in the recreation camp until 3pm ET)

The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Located in Harriman State Park, ONLY 50 MINUTES NORTH OF NYC.
200 Breakneck Road, Pomona, NY 10970



**Additional discount available if you share your 

Limited to 8 participants only!











About the Awakening Arts and Nature Retreat


Join Shlomit on a fascinating journey towards awakening your personal growth through connection to nature and Expressive Arts. In this retreat, we will get to celebrate and welcome the equinox and the summer!

For many of us, this past year has been challenging and full of emotions. The goal of this retreat is to help you relax, slow down and nourish your body, mind and spirit with the gifts offered by Mother Earth and the Arts. No artistic experience is required.

Together we will co-create Camp Phoenix. A safe and loving space for us to rebirth, rise from the ashes, renew and awaken to a hopeful and empowering summer.

Program structure:

Day 1

  • 3:00pm check-in

  • 3:00-4:30 pm Build Pheonix campsite (setting up tents and getting accommodated in the space)

  • 4:30-6:00 pm Arrival ritual - Nature activity, letting go of the outside world and connecting to the senses & the elements.

  • 6:00-7:00 pm Diner (Delicious gourmet dinner prepared by the house chef)

  • 7:00-9:30 pm Expressive Arts Activities around the bonfire.


Day 2

  • 7:45-8:25 am Yoga by the lake

  • 8:30-9:30 am Breakfast

  • 10:00-12:45 pm Awakening Expressive Arts Workshop

  • 1:00-6:00 pm Lunch and Free Time (Enjoy the amenities of the AMC Outdoors Center including swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and relaxing)

  • 6:00-7:00 pm Diner

  • 7:00-9:30 pm Expressive Arts activities around the bonfire.


Day 3

  • 7:45-8:25 am Yoga by the lake

  • 8:30-9:30 am Breakfast

  • 9:30-11:00 am Awakening Expressive Arts Workshop and closing ritual.

  • 11:00-12:00 pm Phoenix Campsite teardown and checkout.

  • 12:00-3:00pm Free Time. Use of AMC Outdoors Center amenities (swimming, kayaking, canoeing hiking, and relaxing)

The type of Expressive Arts tools that will be used during the program:

  • Meditation

  • Movement

  • Writing

  • Dance

  • Visual art-making

  • Drama

  • Music (Drum Circle)

  • Person-Centered Coaching

****No previous creative or artistic experience is necessary.

About the Amenities and what your package includes:

  • The AMC Harriman Outdoor Center offers access to 64 acres at Breakneck Pond, a dining hall, canoes, kayaks, a sandy beach, hiking trails, designated swimming areas and more.

  • Each retreat participant will have a sheltered platform to built their tent on. Each platform can fit up to two small size tents or one large size tent.

  • The campsite includes a fire pit, wood for the fire, chairs, and a picnic table. 

  • A shared bathhouse with hot showers, bathrooms, and a dishwashing station are located right next to the campsite.

  • Dinner, breakfast, and a to-go trail lunch will be served.

Sunday- Dinner

Monday- Breakfast, to-go trail lunch, and diner

Tuesday- Breakfast and to-go trail lunch.

  • Participants are in charge of their own transportation to the AMC Outdoors Center

  • Your package includes 3 Awakening Expressive Arts workshops/activities with a certified Person-Centered Expressive Arts facilitator and counselor.

  • All art materials for the Awakening Expressive Arts workshops are included. (Such as, paper, canvas, acrylic, watercolors, pastel, markers, glitter, collage material, glue, scissors, musical instruments, hula hoops, and more).

  • Your pack includes two yoga classes taught by a certified Yoga instructor.

  • All participants are asked to abide to Covid 19 regulations. Including keeping 6 feet apart social distancing, washing hands often, and wearing a mask inside closed buildings.

  • No pets allowed. Participants must be 20 years old and older.

  • You may share your tenting platform with a partner/spouse/other participants to reduce your package fee. Please inquire about this with Shlomit.

What to bring:

  1. Tent

  2. Sleeping bag/mattress/linens/blanket/pillow

  3. Bathing suits

  4. 2 towels and personal toiletry

  5. Hat

  6. Sun and UV protection

  7. Anti-bugs spray

  8. Loose and comfortable clothes

  9. Warm clothes as it can get colder in the evening (Brining layers of clothes is best).

  10. Flashlight

  11. Shoes suitable for trails or walking in nature and flip flops or shoes to access water

  12. Your favorite snacks

  13. Yoga Mat

  14. A reusable water bottle

****This program is held in a loving and inspiring environment. Open to all genders and cultural backgrounds.

What is Awakening Expressive Arts?

AEA was created by Shlomit Oren BS, PCEAF and is based on Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy as created by Natalie Rogers PhD and her father Carl Rogers PhD. AEA is the use of the art making process as a means for healing, personal growth and creativity enhancement in a safe and friendly environment.  A creative experience is often times awakening. An awakening experience is often times a creative process. Therefore, the tools we use during the AEA workshop may include meditation, movement, dance, writing, visual arts, singing, music, drama and more. Anyone can practice AEA, no artistic experience is required. Shlomit will help you to awaken and integrate all aspects of self—the body, mind, emotions and spirit with her healing expertise and uplifting energy. Awakening Expressive Arts will help you rediscover your innate creativity and nourish your soul. 

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