Exploring Creativity - a weekend retreat of art, yoga and meditation in Oxfordshire

Well respected local artist and art tutor Lisa Jayne and much loved local yoga teacher Elaine Whittaker are collaborating to bring you this weekend of exploring creativity.


Using yoga, meditation and sound to bring you into a state of relaxation, your creative instincts are awakened.  You will then be guided to create artwork with materials provided by Lisa Jane.  


The yoga practices will be suitable for beginners as well as those with yoga experience.    You will not be limited to a single medium for the art sessions, but will be free to explore creative avenues from experiences and observations through a variety of art materials provided by Lisa Jayne.  The use of mixed media will allow you to experiment and explore new creative fields making the weekend suitable to beginners and more advanced students.


Whether you are looking for an alternative holiday and would like to develop new skills or to enjoy further exploration of existing skills, this lovey retreat will  be of interest.  


After listening to feedback, we have amended the original programme, so that you can now attend for either the two day weekend, or just join us on one day - Saturday or Sunday.


The outline programme is:


09.15-10.15 - Gentle Yoga followed by Gong Sound Bath (Sound Meditation)

10.15-13.15 - Introduction to artwork.  Walk in country with preliminary sketching

13.15-14.00 - Lunch

14.00-17.00 - Artwork 

17.00-18.00 - Gentle Yoga and guided relaxation



09.15-10.15 - Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation

10.15-13.15 - Artwork

13.15-14.00 - Lunch

14.00-16.00 - Artwork 

16.00-16.30 - Mindfulness Meditation and relaxation with sound experience

16.30-17.00 - Closing review & Refreshments


Lunch, tea/coffee/juices/snacks are provided for you to help yourself to over the weekend.  Please advise any dietary requirements when booking.  All art materials are provided.  Accommodation is not included, but there are several hotels and B&B very close by (details on request).  Bring a yoga/exercise mat and a blanket for the yoga/meditation sessions.If you don't have a yoga mat, let Elaine know and you can borrow one



Lisa Jayne Art Studio, Bletchingdon, Oxford OX5 3BQ



Sunday 29 July.  Day delegate £75.


You can download a booking form here:

EXPLORING CREATIVITY booking form.docx
Microsoft Word document [3.0 MB]

Terms & Conditions

Your place is not confirmed until your deposit is received.  Should you need to cancel your place, a refund can be offered up to 30 days before the retreat commences (less admin fee of £10).  After this time, a refund can only be offered if your place can be filled by another guest.  Should you fail to remit your balance payment your place may be cancelled and no refund would be made.

If you have one of our original leaflets, you may notice the dates have changed slightly - this was in light of feedback from several potential attendees.  The dates/pricing on the website above are correct.