The Taste of Art with Barbsie: Art Therapy And Yoga Reteat - Mykonos

A 5 day luxury villa retreat. Art-making combined with yoga and aromatherapy and music - a multi-sensory experience with London artist Barbsie and all round fitness and mindulness expert Sara Picken-Brown, suitable for all levels.

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The Taste of Art with Barbsie -  5 days in Mykonos, including art therapy and expertly guided yoga and meditation suitable for beginners and advanced learners alike.


About Barbsie (art) 

Barbsie is a professional London based artist. During the last year alone, Barbsie had 18 successful solo art exhibitions around the world. Her artworks are in private collections all over the world.

Barbsie belongs to a new generation of artists - thinkers, whose philosophical attitude integrates with contemporary society motives to reflect the world of interests of people who reach success.

Barbsie was eduicated in art at the Central Saint Martins College of Art, and is a laureate of two international art contests.

 

Barbsie's art is about being ambitious in a good way. It is about the drive to discover the true you and the motivaiton arising from your own desires to live life to its fullest, tasting your dreams and challenging yourself every day to exceed your limits. She believes in unleashing the power of art for balance in all areas of your life.

The psychological aspect of art is the key subject of research in Barbsie's art, and that empowers her on her continuous journey to better understand the study of human characters and characteristics.

Understanding the inner world of her students allows Barbsie to communicate in a way that creates a deep connection within the art workshops between the students and their feelings, thereby lending a spritual tone to her workshops.


About Sara (yoga)

Known as 'The Figure Genie', Sara Picken-Brown has over 20 years fitness industry experience. A former professional ballerina, an injury forced a career shift toward fitness. Sara is impressive. She has a decade of professional bodybuilding and 23x championship titles, She is also a 3x IFBB Australian National Champion and IFBB 5th in the World. 


With a shift in focus and a passion for greater challenges, Sara began moving toward Crossfit and Functional training; culminating in a 30 day Leadership Intensive with USA Navy SEALs repeated over 3 years and a 50hr (3 days no sleep) BUDS Hell Week experience, of which Sara was the only female to complete alongside 24 from the 50 starters.


 Sara is a head coach for TheBoxmind and integral to the creation of all their Wellness programs in Yoga, Meditation and Barre/Pilates Corporate services. It is a priviledge to learn from such an athlete, and this retreat offers the opportunity. It is hard to beat what Sara has to offer.


About our retreats 

Nava Haus Retreats retreats are planned around our four key pillars of L.I.F.E: leisure, indulgence, fitness and energy. We combine training and instruction, socializing, well-being and downtime. We expect you to come back pampered, healthier, mentally sound and with new life-long friends. We always use a high standard of luxury villa from our portfolio. They all include infinity pools or similar standard, modern conveniences, kitchen and living areas and beautiful gardens or views.


Our menus are unique, sourced from fresh local ingredients wherever we are and prepared on-site by our chefs, who we typically fly in with us. We work with the best trainers to ensure the fitness and health package is top-notch. 

Our retreats are perfect for all - singles, couples re-connection, groups of friends or group celebrations. Our hosts ensure everybody is comfortable, well-introduced and included. They will be available daily from your arrival to your departure to ensure you are taken care of, so you can focus on your health and fun.


The Art Therapy Classes 

Friday

Big abstract painting.

Instruments: Composition and tone. Drawing. 

Therapy: Improving structuring/planning skills, self discipline and self consciousness.


Saturday 

Big abstract painting.

Instruments : Paint application and manipulation (acrylic and oil)

Therapy: Stress relief, self expression, energy boost.


Sunday

Big abstract painting.

Instruments: Collage, texture and layering.

Therapy: Improving the ability to think out of the box, the conneciton between using art sintruments and applying a creative approach to business and relationships.


The Yoga Training - designed to build the right foundations 

Sara's diverse experience of discipline, mental resilience, focus and 'never quit' attitude has been the foundational principles of her teaching. Her classes include Meditation, Yoga, Pilates and Barre, as these are the complimentary mental and physical platforms that make these philosophies accessible to all.

Sara is a head coach for TheBoxmind and integral to the creation of all their Wellness programs in Yoga, Meditation and Barre/Pilates Corporate services.


Sara is also: A part of the Valetudo Group, Lifestyle/Wellness Expert for H&N Magazine (London) and a graduate of The Royal Academy of Dancing (Advanced).

Sara's qualificaitons & achievements include:

QUT Associate Degree Dance & Performing Arts,

3x IFBB Australia Figure Champion, IFBB Figure World Ranked 5th, IFBB Pro Figure/Bikini Athlete, 

SEALFit(x3)& KOKORO(50hr event) Graduate, 

Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip. SMB, Dip. Nutrition Counselling

 

Meditation with Sara

Mindfulness and meditation are mental training practices that cultivate a subtle awareness of the mind and body and create a transformational platform. They bring awareness to the habits and thought forms that create both wanted and unwanted or positive or negative spirals and results. 

 

Yoga with Sara

Power Yoga is an energetic, dynamic vinyasa style of Yoga, where breath links movements in a flowing lyrical style. Students build strength, flexibility and are challenged in both body and mind. 


For more detailed yoga and meditation training information, please download the brochure or email team@navavahusretreats.com.


Daily Itinerary (this may change very slightly depending on weather and inspiration) 

 

Thursday

3.00PM Onwards: Pick up of guests, settling in, introductions to hosts

7.30 pm - 8.30 pm: Formal introducitons, rules, health and safety, welcome to the retreat

8.45 pm - Late: Ice-breaker evening - networking, one on one introductions of all guests by our hosts, BBQ dinner and drinks


Friday 

7.00AM: Tea and healthy snacks/biscuits

7.30 am - 8.30 am: 60min Meditation (Sara)

8.45 am -10.15 am: 90min Power Yoga Practice (Sara - program will involve skill-building and progressions in balances and more technical postures)

10.30AM: Healthy, nutritious energy replenishing breakfast (Our chef)

12.00PM: Art therapy session (Barbsie)

1.30PM: Lunch/brunch

3.00PM: Downtime, beach time, activities and Mykonos town tours.

7.00PM: A visit into Mykonos town to experience the Mykonos town nightlife.

9.00PM: Return to the villa


Saturday 

7.00AM: Tea and healthy snacks/biscuits

7.30 am - 8.30 am: 60min Meditation (Sara)

8.45 am - 10.15 am: 90min Power Yoga Practice (Sara - program will involve skill-building and progressions in balances and more technical postures)

10.30AM: Healthy, nutritious energy replenishing breakfast (Our chef)

12.00PM: Downtime, activities and games at the villa.

1.30PM: Lunch/brunch

3.00PM: Downtime, beach time, activities and Mykonos town tours.

6.30PM: Art therapy session (Barbsie)

8.00PM: Dinner at the villa (Our chef)


Sunday 

7.00AM: Tea and healthy snacks/biscuits

7.30 am - 8.30 am: 60min Meditation (Sara)

8.45 am  - 10.15 am: 90min Power Yoga Practice (Sara - program will involve skill-building and progressions in balances and more technical postures)

10.30AM: Healthy, nutritious energy replenishing breakfast (Our chef)

12.00PM: Art therapy session (Barbsie)

1.30PM: Lunch/brunch

3.00PM: Downtime, beach time, activities and Mykonos town tours. *Optional visit to Vioma organic vineyard and farms

7.00PM: A visit into Mykonos town to experience the Mykonos town nightlife.

9.00PM: Return to the villa


Monday 

7.00AM: Tea and healthy snacks/biscuits

7.30 am - 8.30 am: 60min Meditation (Sara)

8.45 am - 10.15 am: 90min Power Yoga Practice (Sara - program will involve skill-building and progressions in balances and more technical postures)

10.30AM: Healthy, nutritious energy replenishing breakfast (Our chef)

12.00PM: Guests checkout


* extra-curricular dinners and lunches are optional and not included in booking price.

* transportation to dinner locations in the itinerary is not included but can be arranged. Pls inform our hosts if needed.

* full transportation service can be purchased as an add-on during the booking process (see tickets below).

* to inform us about changes to flights, delays etc. please email the reservations team on retreats@navahaus.com.

* for any guests interested in booking extra one-on-one yoga sessions, private workout sessions or massage sessions please email the reservations team on team@navahausretreats.com to arrange in advance or speak to our host or a trainer/masseuse on-site.

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