A Healing Art Enquiry to Soothe and Nourish the Soul - bringing you a true experience of what makes you be in love with you.



with Eleanor Darley


Have you ignored something about yourself too long? What about the dreams that come to you at night? Or inspirations you never do anything about, or that innate nagging feeling... or have you just been ignoring a pain in your body? Are you stuck in thoughts such as “I should be more like this” or “I should be able to do that”or do you constantly think something needs changing about you?


Well, these four days in the warm Italian countryside will be a place to breathe and let go. This is TIME OUT FOR YOU. We will create a safe nurturing space full of art, vision and gentle transformations - a space to really listen to the secrets of the soul, the wisdom of our true being, and what nature can tell you. This is a creative journey to encounter the art of communicating with ourselves - so come prepared to feel informed, and to discover a good feeling about who you are.


This workshop is open to everyone, especially those who can be hard on themselves, or find that they meet circumstances that are hard on them! Previous art experience is not necessary. 


We will work gently and deeply as a group and individually. I will bring techniques from traditional Celtic and Mexican healing as well as anthroposophical teachings into our art exercises and creative space.

You will feel alive and full of fire. And as we will be coming out of Summer into Autumn we can incorporate into our work a special fire ceremony to honour what we can let go of and the fruits of our experience that await our feasting!


Come with openness, hope, and loving energy and I promise you will come away with your own riches, and an art practise that you can also take home with you.


Cost €490 (consists of E 240 accom and E250 tuition) Accom costs may vary according to specific needs, single requirement etc

Includes accomodation & food. Arriving Thursday, the workshop will begin at 4pm & finish Sunday after lunch

Flights from UK fly from Stanstead to Perugia.


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Eleanor Darley is a transpersonal arts counsellor and practioner of curanderismo (healing) in the Mexica (Mexican) tradition. She has trained for ten years with a traditional curandera from Mexico and for four years in anthroposophical art therapy at the Tobias school of art and therapy. Her work as an artist explores how art heals, and how the creative process can bring greater physical well-being, self-awareness, inner peace and a sense of spiritual connection. She is currently working with young people in need of special care at the Camphill School in Aberdeen.




My Weekend with Michael I drove to Brighton with two thoughts in my head. One, that the 5-day creative retreat in Assisi with Michael and Michelle had revealed to me talents that I hadn’t realised I possessed and, two, it couldn’t happen twice. Or could it? Would the weekend deliver? Would I find a creative photographer within? Could I create ‘beyond myself’? Well, the answer is yes to all of those questions and the reason for that is trust. Trust in Michael, trust in the process but, most important of all trust in oneself. I loved the weekend, Brighton, all of the others on the course, the new way of seeing and responding, Thank you Michael for opening my eyes on a wonderful world.'

Ruth Dunsby

31 August 2016




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