“Be someone upon whom nothing is lost.” – Henry James
Is your inner artist ready to run away to Canada for a fun creativity retreat? Mine is!
It’s been a long winter and oh, boy, isn’t it time for a break! If you’re suffering from the following modern maladies:
Overwhelm by the onslaught of news
Decision fatigue – the inability to easily decide what to create, when
Rushing from one thing to the next
Feeling uninspired and out of touch with your creative talent?
Let’s step aside for a moment. Deep breath….
It’s time to make space for yourself and your creativity to breathe. Your inner artist is ready to play and she loves the great outdoors.
Join in stunning Lake Louise, Canada, to meet your muse.
Capture the Wow is the invitation you’ve been waiting for to help you cut through the noise and listen to your wisdom. Let’s access your creative talents. We’ll learn how to keep our creative well filled, fresh and accessible at a moment’s notice.
Capture the Wow is a fun process that allows anybody, anywhere, to slow down, tune in, and capture the wonder of the world easily. No art experience required.
Join us in fabulous Lake Louise, Canada at the stunning Fairmont Chateau for an unforgettable and delightful retreat your inner artist will love.
Join us in the stunning Canadian mountains for a WOW unlike any other. During our Capture the Wow retreat we will spend time together learning how to savor the wonders around us and capture it in fun and easy ways.
We will stay at the epic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a magical hotel filled with charm. Surrounded by the beauty of Banff National Park and the glacial Lake Louise, we will have time to relax and restore. Ahhh…
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is nestled in the heart of Alberta’s Banff National Park, surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the Victoria glacier and the emerald-colored Lake Louise. Originally designed as a base for outdoor enthusiasts more than a century ago, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has evolved into a luxury mountain resort and top bucket list destination for travelers worldwide.
Find more information about the retreats here. Keep in mind that all rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars and the US Dollar rate is about 30% lower.
How we’ll WoW it up in Canada
Look forward to a calm, nurturing setting where we can relax, reconnect with out authentic selves, enjoy upscale accommodations, great food and fun, all at great rates.
Each day, we’ll meet for breakfast to get the day started in the right way – with joy, ease and time for our muses to wake up.
After breakfast, we will gather in the stunning Fairmont Chateau for our group discussions. I’ll guide you to learn simple exercises to have more fun and be more creative, using an adorable Moleskine accordion notebook.
You’ll have plenty of time on your own to hike, sit by the lake, rest, and let your creative juices be replenished. In the afternoon, we’ll meet for studio time, to take the wonders of Lake Louise and capture them in our notebooks. At dinner, we’ll laugh and tell stories that our muses will love.
No art experience is required for this fun and relaxing retreat workshop. Some of the things we’ll explore:
- drawing as mediation – slowing down enough to see, feel and capture the essence of things
- release of concerns over ‘good’ or ‘art – this is time for pure play
- simple exercises to make writing and recording your experiences easy and meaningful
- ways to have fun at home or away
- a new way to savor the world and your creativity.
If your inner artist has perked up about this workshop, reserve your spot here.
Workshop fee includes a wow kit, featuring:
- Moleksine Japanese Album – 3 x 5 accordion notebook perfect for retreats like this
- Handful of my favorite creativity tools
- Creativity Blessings to make the process fun and sacred
- More treats to delight and inspire your muse.
Two Capture the Wow retreats are scheduled at the gorgeous historic Fairmont Chateau:
Spaces are limited in these special workshops, so don’t hesitate if this is the retreat for you!
Wowsters love it
Cynthia has facilitated this training in Boulder, Costa Rica, Europe and mostly in Paris. Here’s what participants experience:
“I am absolutely still on a high! This workshop has affected me profoundly. I am tuned into all the sense of life more than before, because of our focus on the senses and really taking in our surroundings.” – Christine
“I really appreciate that i was able to take advantage of all that was offered and still have room to make art in my own way and at my own speed. The space in the program for doing your own wandering was perfect, and was well anchored by the daily meetups.”
It was great to meet other artists, and hear about their process. I love your process of de-mystifying art while showing the participants that there are so many different ways to make art. You are a lovely person to feel artistically safe around.”
“Working with Cynthia Morris has been an utter delight. Her warm open style encourages everyone to return to the curiosity we had when small.
With Cynthia’s encouragement and gentle guiding I’ve returned to a daily drawing practice at at time of much stress. Quickly the joy of color, composition and expressing myself clearly in images has returned. We live in a digital age – but there is something healing and transformative about creating images slowly and getting your fingers dirty as you do so.
Thank you Cynthia – I feel you’ve returned a wholeness to my creative process, something that was missing a long time. – Liz Scully
“Capture the Wow is magical and the best gift I’ve given myself! It helped me to connect with my inner Artist and Muse and to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each moment. Now, I look forward to letting the adventure of Capture the Paris Wow color my life!”
“After Capture the Wow, I feel so competent and confident, having had such an adventure, having sought it, and done it. I so enjoyed you, Cynthia, glimpsing into your life, experiencing you as a full time creative person, living life as such.
Living connected to the muse within, living with my creative eye wide open, alert…may be the biggest impact on me.”
Oh yes! It’s possible to slow down, tune in and replenish in ways that will continue to move your life toward the good. Join other wowsters who feel calmer, more grounded and enjoy slowing down to savor the world through their senses.
Celebrate the Wow
At the end of our retreat, we show and share our journals. When sharing their journals, with others, Wowsters:
- notice patterns
- see and appreciate their ‘creative voice’
- gain insights into problems they’ve struggled with at home, work or in the studio.
This is a fun and rich way to end our time together. We close with a celebratory dinner.