3rd November to 8th November 2022


Artcation


IN COORG, KARNATAKA



A 4-Day Artcation amidst the coffee and tea estates of Coorg

let's travel outside, to dive within.

What is ARTCATION all about?


Picasso once said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain one as we grow up.”
Reflecting on the same idea, Project Aaina brings to you an Artcation.

Wondering if you have to be an artist to join us? Well, let us give you some awesome news, you already are one! You do not have to be a master of the craft to know art. We are here to inculcate artistic expression through the free flow of conversations and experience. We paint and dance as a child does, not for a product but for expression. We help build a safe space for our guests to explore their creativity, build meaningful connections and share their stories. With intense research and spiritual application, we have curated sessions that allow our guests to establish a deeper connection with their emotions, letting go of the self they have created to reach out to the self that sits within. It's not about creating “a good-looking artwork” it’s about the process, the energy, and conversations with people that flow into your canvas.
The sessions include art and movement-based activities, musical activities, and interactive activities such as painting, yoga, meditation and sound healing to name a few. We potently believe & actively endorse Art as a “Process” and not as a “Product”, enabling people to reclaim their relationship with Art.
NOTE: You don’t need to have any kind of background in Art or be an Artist. It’s about flowing from one medium to another.


When is it happening?

3rd November to 8th November 2022

Where is it happening?

Our retreat this time will happen in the Scotland of India - Coorg.

Our host for this retreat will be RoseWood Homestay which is amidst 70 acres of lush green coffee estate and is a typical Kodava Heritage home-style property surrounded by nature. If you are a free spirit and a nature enthusiast, this place is truly meant for you.

You are going to be walking into a property that has :

1. The High swing, tied to a 400 years old wild mango tree gives an experience of the Bali swing

2. The Magnificent lake, which is spread over 1.1 acres within the paddy field

3. The Coffee Plantation, which you can straddle through and get to know the entire process of how your favourite coffee beans are grown

Guess what? If you enjoy photography as a hobby, carry your DSLR because if you are lucky, you may get to spot the wildlife of the Western Ghats, like The Malabar Giant squirrel, Indian Porcupine, Indian Pangolin, Malabar Pit Viper, Malabar Large Spotted Civet, Stripe Necked Mongoose, Malabar grey hornbill and many more.


This retreat in a serene environment surrounded by trees and water bodies and will help you unplug from your daily stress and truly rejuvenate your inner self.


Note - The network during our retreat will fluctuate, please plan accordingly.

Source: Photographed by Ipssa Saklani

Source: rosewoodstay

What are you investing in?

  • The fee includes a very comfortable three night and four days stay in RoseWood homestay on four-sharing basis.

* There is a double occupancy room available at an extra charge to the present budget*

  • Travel to and from the meeting point (Bangalore) in comfortable Innovas

  • Travel within Coorg

  • Healthy and mindful meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Self-exploratory activities

  • Extensive Art sessions loaded with supplies with a breathtaking view and fully immersive outdoor experience

  • Exclusively designed movement therapy sessions to rejuvenate your body

  • Guided meditation to experience ecstatic states within yourself

  • Sound healing therapy to experience deep relaxation and helps in cleansing one’s Aura

  • Drum circles to be in harmony with oneself, nature and all those around you and to enjoy the basis of life, music and rhythm

  • Experience the sunrise and sunset around the lake

  • Guided tours of coffee plantations along with scenic hikes and nature walks

  • Barbeque nights with live music around the campfire

  • We host the retreats at a location that's far away from daily noise, not only does this enhance your experience but also helps you connect with yourself


What is the price of investing in yourself?

You can experience this entire Retreat for a budget of INR 37,999/- only.
( Early bird, student and group discounts available )


Travel (Meeting Point)

THE MEETING POINT WILL BE BANGALORE ON THE NIGHT OF 3RD NOVEMBER 2022 AT 10:30 PM.

  • You should arrive by 10:30 PM on the 3rd of November 2022 at the meeting point. You can meet with your co-participants and get to know the team (the exact location will be shared later)

  • We leave from Bangalore at 10:45 PM

  • We will be reaching our Retreat destination (Coorg) on the early morning of 4th November and will be leaving from Coorg post 10 PM on the 7th of November 2022

  • The Retreat will be conducted from 4th November to 7th November 2022 and you should plan to return to your destination after 9 AM on 8th November 2022


What is the Group size?

We keep the group size limited to 18 participants, to curate a personalized experience.


What’s the day-wise journey like?


  • Note - This is just an overview of the itinerary. You are in for a lot of fun surprises.


DAY 1 - 4th November 2022

  • We will reach Coorg early in the morning, settle into our beautiful homestay and explore the space

  • Indulge in an Art circle to explore our creativity

  • Build connections with our inner selves and fellow participants

  • Experience deep states of relaxation


DAY 2 - 5th November 2022

  • Rejuvenation of mind, body and soul

  • Reclaiming spiritual balance with Art

  • Adventures of interacting with nature

  • A healing music experience


DAY 3 - 6th November

  • An interactive Art driven group set up in the lap of nature

  • Insights into the culture of our location

  • Connecting with our bodies through movement

  • Embracing the power of community

DAY 4 - 7th November

  • Visits to enhance the appreciation of nature and new cultures

  • Interesting outdoor tours to surprise locations


Why should you join this retreat?


The reasons are simple:

  • Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.

  • Reclaim your spiritual balance with Art

  • Connect with your inner self through music therapy and sound healing

  • Introduction to different meditative and therapeutic techniques that can help you kick start your self-reflective journey

  • Stay in a serene homestay amidst a coffee estate

  • Have the much needed getaway you have been thinking of that is full of fun activities

  • An all inclusive journey where you are free of any traveling hassle with one time payment

  • Connect with a lot of fellow travelers and experience not just a trip but a memory to cherish

  • Let it all flow free and let go of everything you have been tied to by breaking patterns that no longer serve you stepping into a better version of yourself


For those of you who don't understand anything except bullet points, here you go:


  • Paint sessions

  • Movement Therapy

  • Drum circles

  • Meditation

  • Sound Healing

  • Live music

  • Coorg Heritage Tour

  • Trekking and hiking

  • All meals for the whole trip

  • Inter and Intra city travel

  • Accommodation

  • Lots of fun, friendships and good memories.



Don't stress too much, you deserve this break.

Contact us and book your slot rightaway.





The Location

Image source: karnatakatourism.org

Image source: tourmyindia.com

Source: Photographed by Ipssa Saklani

Source: Photographed by Ipssa Saklani

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation for 3 Nights and 4 Days

  • Travel to and from Bangalore in Innovas

  • Authentic meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner (All meals provided during the retreats will be vegetarian. The ingredients will be locally sourced with an aim of keeping meals fresh and nourishing, enhance the authentic cuisine experience)

  • Access to multiple intensive Art sessions

  • All the Art supplies & materials used during the sessions

  • Instruments for music sessions

  • Meditation, sound healing and movement therapy sessions

  • Guided tour of coffee plantations


Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses of any nature

  • Laundry and toiletries

  • Additional beverages or food

  • Any additional activities during the retreat

  • Medical expenses of any nature

DISCLAIMER


* You are requested to respect Nature, the culture of the region, and the sentimental values of the locals. You must refrain from acts of littering, intoxication in public areas, and disrespecting people, animals, or any places of worship at all times.

* We at Project Aaina do not support the use of any kind of Intoxication since we’re here on a spiritual journey. The use of drugs, alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited during the retreats.

*You have to be 18+ to attend our retreats. If you are below 18, we will require you to submit an NOC signed by your parents or guardian.

*All meals provided during the retreats will be vegetarian. The ingredients will be locally sourced with an aim of keeping meals fresh and nourishing, enhance the authentic cuisine experience.

* You are responsible for yourself and your belongings for the entire duration of the Retreat. The organisers are not responsible for any theft or loss of your personal belongings or for any personal injury caused to you. The organisers are also not responsible for any personal effect during or post the trip due to Covid - 19. We are trying our best to take precautions, and your help and cooperation are appreciated.

*Uninformed movement by participants during the day and night outside the property is strictly prohibited; the host or the organizers will not be responsible for any unforeseen circumstances.

* Payment policy- You can temporarily book your seat by paying the registration fee online. Interested individuals are requested to pay the full payment inorder to secure their spot for the retreat.

* Refund policy- The registration fee and the advance payment is a non-refundable amount under any circumstances, however, we understand that an unexpected change of plans is always a possibility, so if you are unable to attend your Retreat, you can transfer your slot to someone else, do let us know at least two weeks before the start of the Retreat.

* A Covid - 19 negative test certificate is mandatory if you haven't got both doses of vaccine.

* If you have been previously tested positive, make sure you have completed the general self-quarantine time period of 7 days, and also given your body and mind time to recover. If your symptoms have subsided, you are most welcome. Take a test again, as the negative certificate is mandatory.

* Masks and personal sanitisers are mandatory on the trip. Make sure you carry them. It's for your own safety, and for the safety of your fellow co- travellers. Little precautions can go a long way. You are requested to help us in this, and be aware of taking necessary precautions.

*We don’t support any kind of mistreatment/bullying. Consent is a very important factor in the case of every participant and team member at Project Aaina. Happy hugs are always welcome.

*You will be asked to leave the retreat immediately if you fail to follow the above-mentioned policies.