Project Aaina’s well-curated program is in no way unidimensional. It is truly a cleanser for the mind, body, and soul. Notwithstanding the fact that the major focus is on paint, brush, canvas, and its corollaries, sound healing, drum circle, and movement therapy were also an essential part of the well-rounded 4 day itinerary. Why, we even had a tie dying activity to get a taste of how much effort and skill go into the making of handcrafted products. It was an eye-opener for most of us, so used to picking up stuff online and/or at the mall.
Last but not the least, for a retreat like this, the stay had to be unique and far removed from the average touristy places. Rosewood Stay was the perfect foil to that end. Set within a coffee estate with vast, undulating expanses of green, it was a sight for sore eyes.
Far away from the crowd and humdrum of everyday life, I met some extraordinary human beings, made memories, and learnt to enjoy art (as against anka shekha!).
At the risk of sounding corny - Thank you Project Aaina for this unique experience!