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Zion National Park: Art and Spirit Painting Retreat – Sept., 14-18th

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 12 - 20 people
Destination(s): Utah  
Specialty Categories: Painting   Pilgrimage/Spirituality  
Season: September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 995 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1265 US Dollar (USD)

Zion National Park: Art and Spirit Painting Retreat - Sept., 14-18th.

Note: This tour is only on the dates listed, not year-round unless you book a custom trip with a minimum of 8-10 people. The dates for this journey are September 14 - 18.

Unleash your creative spirit amidst the breathtaking beauty of Zion National Park. Through guided visualizations, meditation and dreamwork, shamanic artist Linda Jacobson will help you access your artistic vision. Through personalized individual guidance and group demonstrations of art techniques you’ll learn to express your personal imagery inspired by the extraordinary beauty of the landscape.

Paint - Draw - Meditate

In this workshop you will create free flowing spontaneous imagery, draw from nature and develop sketches into finished works. You will learn about color, paint handling and composition through discussions and demonstrations of acrylic, watercolor and pastel techniques. No prior art experience necessary – everyone is welcome, beginning and advanced artists. Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, you are welcome to journey with us.

Access Your Inner Creative Spirit

Tap into the wellspring of your creative fire in a non-judgmental, nurturing environment. Rejuvenate your life by giving yourself the time to focus on your inner nature and the beauty of the landscape that surrounds you. In our community of like-minded artistic explorers you will experience support and stimulation to enhance your creative expression.

Prepare for the Magic of Zion

Zion National Park has a long history of artists awed and inspired by the magnificent landscape. The constantly shifting colors and variations of light make the park the perfect place to cultivate your creativity. If you are adventurous, the many hikes and trails (at all levels) allow you the time to merge with nature, quiet your mind and settle in deep peace. Ancestral Puebloans must have felt the same way too as artifacts have been found in the park that date back to 7000 BC!

Want to Join Us?

If you’re interested in knowing more about the trip pricing, itinerary, inclusions and more – please contact us - We would love to hear from you!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Wed., Sept. 14: Today we all arrive and gather at our charming hotel, The Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens, which is located right at the entrance to Zion National Park. We’ll check in, get settled in our rooms and meet in our private meeting room/studio to meet and greet at 6pm and set up your art space!

Well go for dinner to one of the nearby restaurants at 7:00 pm and afterward we’ll do a short opening ceremony and meditation go over the general structure for our next days together, talk about materials and what to bring on the day trips, your personal workshop goals and get to know each other. There will also be a dream assignment every night to help you access the deeper creative realms of your creative spirit.

We need a good nights sleep so we’re ready for the unforgettable experience awaiting us in the natural beauty of Zion National Park. With stunning rock-formations and breathtaking canyon views, Zion National Park is sure to inspire you! Springdale is a tiny town with many shops, art galleries and restaurants right at the entrance to Zion. The Zion Shuttle will take us anywhere in town or in the park that we want to go!

Days 2-4, Thurs. – Sat., Sept. 15-17: We’ll spend the next 3 days exploring the canyons, rivers and rock formations of Zion. Each morning we’ll start our day with a hearty breakfast at one of the local eateries (most likely the popular “Spotted Dog” next to the hotel), then gather for a morning meditation before we head out on a sketching/painting excursion.

We’ll take sketchbooks, cameras, portable materials for our exploration to make inspirational studies from the magnificent, breathtaking landscape. We’ll get on the Zion Shuttle, and each day we will explore a different location. We’ll either bring picnic lunches and snacks or we will go back to the hotel for lunch. In the later afternoon, we’ll meet again in our meeting room to create larger works from our sketches or paint in the beautiful gardens surrounding our hotel amidst breathtaking views of the mountains and the river.

The rest of the afternoon will be open for you to continue your work, take a lovely walk in the park or by the river, or take some time for yourself in town. After dinner, our evenings will be spent gathering together in our meeting room to discuss our day, meditate and share our work with each other. There is no definite schedule for these days, only a basic outline that may be changed as we work with the energy present in the moment.

Day 5, Sun., Sept. 18: We wrap up our workshop and time together at noon. Breakfast in the morning will be followed by a group sharing of our work and ending ceremony – then group photos, lot’s of hugs and sweet good-by’s. We’ll leave our experience in nature renewed, refreshed and excited about what we have created and filled with new creative ideas stimulated by our journey.

Price Includes:
- All spiritual and shamanic teachings by Linda Jacobson are included.
- All meditations and guided imagery
- Special exercises for accessing your inner creativity
- Demonstrations of various art media
- Discussions of color theory and composition
- Field trips into Zion for thumbnail sketching
- Indoor studio classes for discussion & sharing
- One-on-one guidance designed to unfold your personal creative vision
- Entrance fees to Zion National Park are included.
- Four nights double occupancy at the charming Cliffrose Lodge and Gardens. We’ll be able to draw in the gardens too!

Price Excludes:
- Meals are not-included but our hotel is surrounded by fun restaurants! Your room has a refrigerator so you can purchase breakfast items and eat in your room.
- Your art supplies are not-included (list will supplied upon registration)
* Your round-trip air flight to and from St George, Utah or Las Vegas, NV.
* Your shuttle from the airport to our hotel, phone calls, laundering services and souvenir shopping are not-included.

Regarding Flights: You can fly into either St George, Utah which is less than an hour from the hotel (SGU) or Las Vegas, NV – which is around 3 hours from our hotel and take the Zion Shuttle. Please fly into St George or Las Vegas by noon on September 14th so that you can arrive at the Cliffrose Lodge and Gardens by the entrance to Zion Nation Park by dinner time. Check the shuttle times before making your flights! Going home on September 18th please do not schedule your flight to leave before noon because you must be at the airport two hours before plus you need time to transport to the airport. Join us for this incredible journey designed to ignite your passion and creativity!

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- A deposit of $250.00 USD is preferred by: July 15th.
- Final payment is due: August 15th.
- Any cancellation made in writing between: July 15th and August 15th will result in a cancellation fee of $250.00 USD.
- Any cancellation made between: August 15th and the trip departure will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price.
- Any cancellation made: after the trip departs will result in total loss of trip funds.
- Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans.