Art as a Spiritual Practice
Wendi’s Arts Retreats focus around contemplative meditation using art to inspire deeper inner reflection and foster conversation about artworks in the practice of noticing what others have to say through art. Sessions alternate between facilitated discussion and silent or guided meditations. The Arts as a broader category include visual arts, music, poetry, and cinema; arts retreats combine several of these genres to lend variety and interest for diverse people groups. Every retreat is individually tailored for its participants; length is variable from half day to multi-day. Contact Wendi to schedule a retreat for your group.
- No artistic skill is necessary; simply a readiness to try new things and openness of the soul.
- Art Meditation is powerful for people of all faiths.
- Come experience a unique process in community.
- Retreats may include:
- Mandala Drawing
- Drum Circle
- Discussion of diverse artworks in multiple genres
- Meditations occur in silence.
- All supplies provided.
Welcome and Introduction
Art as a Spiritual Practice Part I
Conversation with Art I
Art as a Spiritual Practice Part II
Conversation with Art Part II
Art as a Spiritual Practice Part III
About the Facilitator:
Rev Wendi Bernau is the Pastor of the Arts for the Missional Wisdom Foundation. She is an experienced spiritual director and retreat facilitator, performing artist, writer, and musician. Wendi is a United Methodist clergywoman but her programs are appropriate for all faiths.