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Intuitive Yoga and Art Retreats/Treks

Our unforgettable Transformative Art and YogART Retreats and Treks are holistic adventures that totally engage the mind, body, and spirit. All of our somatic experiences are for all for all levels of experience, beginners are welcome. Our intention in each journey is to honor and reawaken  the greatest masterwork of all, which is you and your creativity! You are the ART!  Life is the ART!

Creative Vacations and Women’s Retreats

Ready to deepen you connections and expand your consciousness. Take part in a new experience and journey into your creative self. Are you at a defining moment in your life?· Are you in touch with your hopes and dreams? Begin each journey with reflective journal writing and dream recording. Also, every experience begins with check in and ends with dialogue around your art and process. Price includes:  Accommodations, Day Treks, YogART, Intuitive Painting Workshops, and All Art Supplies.

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Only 8 months left!

Calling in the Circle for Fall 2015

New Moon Art and Yoga Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Kalani Retreat Center, an Oceanside Sanctuary with Lisa Rasmussen MFA, and  Ceylan Huyla MA,

Fall 2015

Celebrating the New Moon

A sojourn of rejuvenation and discovery

Join us for an unforgettable journey to your heART-Five extraordinary days of transformation.

Awaken and rekindle your ancient inner wisdom through YogART, dream-work/art, intuitive painting, personal mythology, archetypes, ritual, sacred sites, eco art, swimming with dolphins, incredible food, and adventure. All illuminated by the intersection of the creative, the sacred, and the healing spirit of Aloha at one of the most soulful venues on the Big Island.

Learn new and effective Art is Life self care practices. The flow of the YogART retreat is a potent recipe to energize your creativity and your spirit. Inclusive of a special New Moon Creative Workshop  on the Equinox, planting seeds for renewal and new projects.

  This is an all inclusive Yoga and Art Retreat. Space is very limited. Reserve your space today for the low price of $300  at this link Here and then we will bill you in six payments over the next 8 months. We are also offering a kids YogART camp ages 3-10. While you are in the workshop your child will have a blast in their own YogART camp. E-mail us for inquiries.

YogART (Yoga and Art) Retreat Includes:

  • Accommodations: 5 Days and 4 nights at Kalani Oceanside Resort

  • 12 Organic Meals Provided by Kalani Chefs

  • 2 Creative Dream Journal Workshops with Dreamwork Tools.

  • 2 Eco Art Ritual Workshop-Connect and Learn with the land of Hawaii.

  • 3 YogART workshops (Yoga and Intuitive/Expressive Painting with Mandala’s: Ignite your creative fire)

  • 3 award winning professional instructors

  • Individual Coaching around artwork and process

  • Learn new art techniques

  • Learn Creative Journaling Techniques

  • Create a map of your goals and intentions (personal growth, health & healing, creativity, and business)

  • Workbook included to deepen and  continue art, yoga, and creativity as a daily practice

  • All Art Supplies: inclusive of a journal, archival paper, professional artist tools, acrylic paints, pastels, and other mediums.There is a $75.00 art supply fee, which includes an art kit to take home.

  • All your paintings and your journal are yours to wrap, take home, display, and to use a tools for your well-being

The Art of Transformation Eco Art Adventures

  • 2 Off site Adventures:  #1 Volcano: Night Trip to Pele, Mouth of the Volcano/Petroglyphs/and the Live Lava fields of Volcanoes National Park. Ritual to encourage letting go of what is no longer serving you, and bringing in what you need. Herb bundle and New Moon Ritual. #2 Swimming with the Dolphins: Day trip to Hookena Beach to swim with the dolphins.  - Make a sacred connection with the dolphins. Please note that these are wild dolphins and so there is not a 100% guarantee

  • Last night Bonfire celebration at Kalani on the Ocean cliffs at the Point.

Additional Self Care Activities to Enrich Your Experience:

  • Yoga classes offered throughout the day at Kalani

  • Treat yourself to a massage and wellness packages at Kaolin

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) Continental Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer inter-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.


Fees per person:

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

9 – Mama Ocean Cottage

$ 1850

$ 2375

8 – Mama Ocean Loft

$ 1650

$ 1975

7 – Jungle Tropical Cottage

$ 1850

$ 2375

6 – Jungle Tropical Loft

$ 1650

$ 1975

*5 – In the Forest Tree House Room

$ 1650

$ 1975

4 – Bungalow Room

$ 1650

$ 1975

3 – Lodge Room (private bath)

$ 1525

$ 1775

2 – Lodge Room (shared bath)

$ 1395

$ 1575

1 – Campsite



Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates. Inquire for details.

Prices subject to change without notice

Cancellation Policy:

  • $300 non-refundable deposit required to register
  • Full balance for retreat due 60 days prior to trip
  • No refund on deposits
  • No refunds on retreat for cancellation 20 days or less from start date

YogARTIAN’s  experiences

“My Hawaiian Retreat experience with YogART exceeded my expectations. Lisa and Ceylan are exceptional artists and teachers. I found many many sources of inspiration from Lisa and Ceylan to help address my extreme burnout from years of working with traumatized clients. I am hoping to incorporate these ideas in a new phase of my professional life. As well as to continue to deepen my yoga and my art practices in my own journey of personal transformation.” Victoria, Bay Area CA, USA

Aloha! Lisa and Ceylan, Thank you for the start of a new journey. The Retreat has opened my mind, heart, and soul. I am ready to transform into a new stage of life. Thanks for the “peace ” Your YogART program was stellar. As well as having the retreat in beautiful Hawaii at Kalani with its amazing beauty helped to inspire my creativity and inner self.”  - Tara Rasmussen- Arkansas, USA

The YogART Retreat was truly transformative deep work was both inspired and embraced by the land, elements, and culture of Hawaii. Lisa and Ceylan are passionate about art and allowing all to dive in and enjoy their uniqueness, through creative play. The sacredness and space that was created was supportive and fun. I look forward to playing again! Belinda Wehner ~ Australia

YogART is a new and integrative five-fold process, created by Ceylan Hulya MA and Lisa Rasmussen MFA, which includes yoga, stream of consciousness mark-making, creative visualization, transformative art-making and dialogue. The fusion of all five allows creativity to flow abundantly; opening life to infinite possibilities.

Our Retreats honor and foster the intrinsic and empowering creative source within us all. We openly encourage courageous self-exploration through direct experience and reflection. The ultimate intention of our Retreats is to reveal that Art and its amazing process is everyone’s birthright. When activated, Art has the ability to transform our lives as well as the potential to transform the world we live in.

Kalani Oceanside Retreat is the ultimate destination for restoration, relaxation and renewal. In addition to our daily transformative experiences, connect with the mystical land and sea, enjoy the pool, hot tubs and sauna. Get a massage. Enjoy three healthy and abundant meals every day on the open air dining lanai.

Students of all levels of art and yoga practice, including beginners are encouraged and welcome. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush or never unrolled a yoga mat: art and yoga are for ALL people! 

For more information about YogART, you can find a provocative map of the practice in Art 4 All People’s book~ YogART:The Art of Transformation  .

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Transformative Hosts

Our teachers are award winning inward guides: heARTpicked for their heart-led approach and commitment to the transformative power of creativity

Art 4 All People was Co-Founded by Ceylan Hulya M.A. and Lisa Rasmussen M.F.A. They are two Renaissance women who truly believe in the intrinsic power of ART to transform, empower, and to heal.

Through YogART, Intuitive Painting, and Dream work, Lisa and Ceylan reveal that Transformative Art is a powerful creative process for self-care and personal growth for individuals and communities. It is a holistic practice, which is beneficial for the mind, body, and soul. Both are professional artists and educators. Together they have taught hundreds of individuals at university level and at their private Art 4 All People art studio in Malibu and have witnessed many empowering breakthroughs through the process. They both have in-depth experience in facilitating Transformative Art to all levels of experience from elders, to adults, families, to youth, and to underserved special needs children.


Ceylan Hulya—artist, educator, curator, and arts entrepreneur—serves as Co Founder and Co Director of Art 4 All People and AY Atelier Art an international center for arts and consciousness in Malibu, CA.

Hulya is known for her large acrylic and mixed media canvases incorporate brush work with sand and ash. Hulya uses her entire body to create her raw, layered paintings that depict the transformation of the unseen into the seen. Her works have been exhibited at Bergamot Station, Italian Cultural Center and the University of Southern California IGM Art Gallery, among others.

Her work draws upon her practices of creative visualization and meditation and are a vehicle for healing and transformation. Hulya views art making as a spiritual practice that connects the individual with existence.

Hulya earned her MA from the Arts & Consciousness Program at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA. Her artwork explores a lifelong interest in mysticism and the role of ritual in contemporary culture. Hulya was named as Alumni of the Year in 2013.

Raised in Izmir, Turkey, Hulya’s palette evokes the blues and emerald green of the Aegean Sea. She works in various media including, painting, performance and ritual. She is co creator of Innerscape: A Day of Art, Play and Transformation, an event that brings together artists and members of the community.

Hulya and artist Lisa Rasmussen created YogART which combines art, yoga and contemplative practices. YogART workshop participants hail the hybrid yoga-art practice as a powerful tool for reducing stress, soothing emotions, expanding awareness and promoting healing.

Hulya’s spiritual odyssey includes a stint in an ashram in India, advanced Reiki training and extensive training with various masters in integrative healing.


Lisa Rasmussen MFA

Lisa Rasmussen—artist, educator, curator and art advocate—believes art can change and heal the world. Rasmussen serves as Executive Director and Co-Founder of Art 4 All People and AY Atelier Art, an international Center for arts and consciousness in Malibu, CA. She is also Co-Founder/Co-Director of the non-profit, Art is Moving and International Art Break Day, an annual community arts event that has been held in the U.S., India and West Africa.

Rasmussen is an award-winning professional painter, who has been represented in galleries in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. As well as Lisa’s work has been in numerous solo and group exhibits and publications. For her painting is a very visceral, physical, and metaphysical process. Rasmussen’s paintings have been called abstract expressionism, with a spiritual twist. Her paintings reflect her holistic worldview and her deep connection with the natural world. For Rasmussen, art making is a transcendental experience.  When she paints, Rasmussen taps into a force greater than herself; a force that creates through her. Each painting is a product of her dance with divinity. Through her process she hopes to invoke in herself and the viewer a deeper connection to the world within and around us through reflection and inspiration. Early on Lisa developed a thirst for travel and distant cultures. A key conceptual element of her artistic process is the study and travel to ancient cultures and sacred sites around the world. Some of her travel adventures include Nepal, Peru, Ireland, and Brazil. She has also lived and taught English in the mountains of South, China, as well as she had studied antiquities, the Art of the Renaissance, and Ceramics in Florence, Italy.

Rasmussen is also known as a pioneering and passionate arts educator. For many years, she has taught art to residents of under-served, at-risk communities. In 2006, she created the Transformative Art Program at a mental health institute in Oakland, CA for emotionally traumatized youth, ages 5-14. Her art therapy program to create public youth art installations and gallery exhibits garnered awards, grants and media attention.

Rasmussen worked as a fine arts consultant at the prestigious Merrill Chase Gallery in Chicago and The Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco. She also managed The Red Door Gallery & Collective, a grassroots art-reach gallery in Oakland, CA.

Rasmussen earned her BA in Sculpture and Ceramics and her MFA in Arts and Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA. She earned several academic awards, including Graduate Student of the Year, in 2008, and Alumni of the Year, in 2013.

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meaness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whomever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
~Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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