24th February to 27th February 2023


Artcation


IN SELUR, Uttarakhand



A 4-day Artcation surrounded by the snow clad mountains

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?

24th February to 27th February 2023

Where is it happening?

Our first retreat of 2023 will happen in Selur, Uttarakhand.

'The Rudraksh' is our host for this retreat. The property is surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayan Mountains in a hidden gem of a village known as Selur. This location is the best place for you to admire the nature around you and nurture yourself in solitude. Here are some main attractions of this property -

  1. During dawn, get to experience the most breathtaking sunrise right from your balcony. Along with this also experience the hues of the sky light up the peaks of the Garhwal range and watch the sunrise to all its glory.

  2. Take a short hike to a Shiv temple situated amidst a meadow and be awed by the 360 degrees of stunning views of nature with sunsets to complete your magical experience.

  3. Surrounded by lush and expansive pine forests, the property also gives you a chance to experience the authentic culture of the villagers and gain deeper insight into the Uttrakhand lifestyle.

  4. During the night, the property is engulfed by silence and stillness urging you to look up at the sky and take in the twinkle of the night sky.


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

What are you investing in?

  • The fee includes a very comfortable three-night and four days stay at the 'Rudraksh' on a triple-sharing basis.

*Single occupancy rooms and double sharing rooms are available at an extra cost*

  • Travel to and from the meeting point (Dehradun city and Dehradun Airport) in comfortable transportation

  • Healthy and mindful meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Self-exploratory activities

  • Extensive Art sessions loaded with supplies with a breathtaking view and a 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 from the vicinity of the property

  • Scenic hikes and nature walks

  • 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 36,999/- only.
(A GST of 18% is included)

An EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of 15% is available till 7th Feb 2023.


Travel (Meeting Point)

THE MEETING POINT WILL BE DEHRADUN CITY ON THE MORNING OF 24th February 2023 AT 6:00 AM AND DEHRADUN AIRPORT AT 7:30 AM (two pick-up points will be available as mentioned)

  • You should arrive by 6:00 AM and 7:30 AM on the 24th of Feb 2023 at your opted 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 Dehradun Airport at 7:45 AM

  • We will be reaching our Retreat destination (Selur) around 10 AM on the morning of 24th Feb 2023 and will be leaving from Selur post 1 PM on the 27th of Feb 2023

  • The Retreat will be conducted from 24th February to 27th February 2023 and you should plan to return to your destination after 6 PM on 27th February 2023


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 - 24th February 2023

  • We will reach Selur late in the morning, settle into our beautiful stay and explore the space

  • Indulge in an Art circle to explore our creativity

  • Build connections with our inner selves and fellow participants

  • A healing meditational experience


DAY 2 - 25th February 2023

  • Rejuvenation of mind, body and soul

  • Embracing the power of community

  • Insights into the culture of our location

  • Adventures of interacting with nature

  • Experience deep states of relaxation


DAY 3 - 26th February 2023

  • Connecting with our bodies through movement

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

  • Adventures of interacting with nature

  • Reclaiming spiritual balance with Self

  • Interesting outdoor activities


DAY 4 - 27th February 2023

  • Embracing the healing powers of sound

  • Visits to enhance the appreciation of nature and new cultures


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 boutique stay amidst snow-clad mountains

  • 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

  • Trekking and hiking

  • All meals for the whole trip

  • Inter and Intra city travel

  • Accommodation

  • Lots of fun, friendships and good memories.



Don't think about it too much, you deserve this break.

Contact us and book your slot rightaway.





The Location

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation for 3 Nights and 4 Days

  • Travel to and from Dehradun

  • 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, enhancing 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


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.