Atlantic Center for the Arts Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna beach, Fl
“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” Jean Shinoda Bolen.
Be inspired during this all-inclusive four-day creative immersion at Atlantic Center for the Arts spectacular retreat center and arts complex, with trips to the beach! This skillfully curated therapeutic experience supports women on their journey to cultivate well-being through creative engagement and wellness practices. Explore personal intentions, supportive connection, and healing in nature. ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors Rachel Chase, Michele Benton, and Lady Eve combine their specialties in healing arts for an enriching weekend of fun and nurturing to activate, energize and deepen the passion and peace in our lives. Activities include mindfulness practices, relaxing gentle physical movements and yoga (for all ages and all bodies), sound healing, visual arts activities, mindful walking, and community sharing.
Early-bird special rate: $695 / Atlantic Center for the Arts members $600 (includes accommodation, food, and tuition for 3 nights / 4 days). Rate after February 1, 2020: $795 / ACA members $700.
Limited to 25 participants. Register to secure your spot!
For more information, please contact Eve Payor, Atlantic Center for the Arts Director of Community Programs at (386) 423-1753 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Chase has been a teaching artist since the age of 15. She began expressing through dance. First a classically trained ballerina, then a semi-professional modern dancer studying with the likes of Alvin Ailey dance company, and dancing professionally in the Orlando area; as well as trained in theater arts. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida with a bachelor of fine arts, integrating video art and performance, as well as painting and printmaking. Rachel has continued teaching movement and art to children and adults in community settings for over 15 years. She is currently working toward her Master’s degree in mental health counseling at Rollins College. As a therapist, she continues using expressive and visual arts as therapeutic processes, assisting others on their journey to well-being and wholeness. It is the power of play and creative expression that have always propelled her life into new and uncharted territory. She is constantly creating, and has a passion for consciously creating community. Join her in this ever-evolving process of intuitive creation.
Michele Benton began practicing yoga in 2007, focusing mainly on the Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow styles. In the summer of 2010, she met the late Sarasvati Devi through her friend and teacher Christine Northcote. Having spent a year considering the next step on her path, specifically whether to become a yoga teacher herself, Michele took this fateful meeting as a sign. She graduated from the Prana Vinyasa Radiant Transitions program in October 2011 at the Full Circle Yoga Studio in Winter Park, Florida. In 2018 she earned a 500 RYT Certification through the Yoga Alliance by completing a 615-hour teacher training certification with Mylinda Morales at Yoga University of Florida in Altamonte Springs, where she teaches Yin Yoga and Warm Alignment Yoga. Her yoga teaching style has a strong emphasis on anatomy and alignment, which along with her past training enables Michele to provide a safe and therapeutic practice no matter the student’s level of experience. omsunshine.com
Eve Payor joined Atlantic Center for the Arts as a musician and electronic soundscape artist. Her arts advocacy focuses on the connection between music, environment, and wellness. In the Fall of 2016, she created an Arts &Wellness program of soundwalks, which gave the public opportunities to experience natural surroundings through listening techniques, meditative breathing, and mindfulness. Eve also mentors youth to help them find their creative spark, develop professionalism, and real-world assets for careers in the arts.