The Art of Transformation YogART Retreats
“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
I was glad to be a part of your 1st retreat! Hawaii, the food and the yoga-art sessions were amazing. The Kalini retreat grounds was a great place to relax and enjoy life and your sessions helped me to appreciate and embrace my life even more. Thanks Lisa Rasmussen and Ceylan Hulya you have a great program and many blessings to share with everyone.
The YogART Retreat was truly transformative deep work was both inspired and embraced by the land, element, 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
Art 4 All People Program and Exhibitions
“The healing art of compassion through YogArt offered a day of weaving our individual creative threads with one another, with the earth, body, and into relationship with the global body as a whole. The music and vibration, the moving bodies, the crystalline light, images, and color, as well as the creation and witnessing of mandalas live within me now. Also, I appreciated witnessing the individual expression of each artist–voice and image coming together–meeting in the moment. Thank you Lisa and Ceylon for inviting me to co-create with you at Commonweal for the closing ceremony of Muse!~Cindy Davis” www.CindyDavisMovement.com
“Congratulations on the ideal and intention of The Bridge to The Soul, a global renaissance and to its visionary founders Lisa and Ceylan for their enthusiasm and desire to share and express the more beautiful and meaningful stories of being human. Healing through story telling and art helps to remind each of us that renaissance or rebirth comes from enthusiasm for the more beautiful and inspiring version of being human. Keep up the good works and spreading the seeds of possibility, after all that’s the true nature of art and creation. Thanks to Art 4 All People and Ceylan and Lisa for their vision based on the true generosity of art and the human spirit.” Leigh McCloskey
Dear Ceylan and Lisa: The University of Southern California Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery Advisory Council is pleased to welcome Art for All People to join our growing group of Partners of the IGM Art Gallery. Your Bridge to the Soul exhibition and associated events probed how knowledge of structural laws of nature, harmonic relations with self, others and the planet and the scientific process can aid us in social decision-making, forging cross organizational/cross departmental bridges and creating sustainable, yet flexible, systems to prevent and heal physical, mental and social disease. Our two organizations have compatible missions and share whole-heartedly the quest to build inclusive, noncompetitive, transparent and accountable relationships with all participants in our work. Lynn Crandall Director of USC IGM Gallery
“I was deeply moved and impressed by all you’ve achieved at the new center. I believe you have found, in a relatively short time a way to bring art to the community in a way that is extraordinarily useful, sustainable and reflective of the greatest purposes for art and the creative process. The scope and intensity of what you do is the high ground for art as a transformative path. You have brought together product and process with great integrity. Your vision offers a new way of thinking about art as an essential aspect of cultural identity and wellness. I think the key lies in your profound efforts to help a wide range of people discover the deepest sources of identity and effectiveness through the discovery of their own creative essence.
The location and astonishing beauty of your location left me with a great sense that you had indeed connected the inner and outer, as Joseph Campbell tells us is the purpose of art. The beauty of your physical setting is surpassed only by the beauty of your spirits and the nobility of the work you are undertaking. You give new depth and power to the world – create exciting new dimensions of hope and wellness. Your work is vital and essential-the embodiment of the new paradigm. I am always available to help you. Art 4 All People in any way I can. I will spread the word about the fantastic work you are doing and the pioneering efforts with which you are both so deeply involved. I offer you my best wishes and blessings for great success.” Mike Grady MFA 1994-2009 Chair – Department of Arts and Consciousness, School of Holistic Studies, John F. Kennedy University. CA
AY Atelier: A Transformative Art Gallery and Studio
The ultimate intention of our Transformative Workshop Series is to teach and reveal that art is a gift that in latent in everyone (all) and that it has the ability to transform our lives as well as has the potential to transform the world that we live in.
YogART (Synthesis of Yoga, Art, and Dialogue as a tool for well-being)
“Peace Love Day-Art Yoga Day-Calming, Relaxing, Fun Day!” Veronica
“What happened today was a great happy day and miracle.” Brandon
YogART is an amazing retreat of mind, body, and spirit. A beautiful way to connect within and also reach out ~to be lifted out of oneself and to see things in a new way. This (Art 4 All People) is a “home” of transformation and I believe that if we all connect with who we really are we can change the world. Thank you YogART! Cathy Salser (Founder and Executive Director of A Window Between Worlds)
What a great experience to relax, get in touch with yourself, and express yourself. Gary McLaughlin
I learned that I have to remember to take and break and relax. Ana
“It was so refreshing to connect with myself and my surroundings, and I loved expressing myself and being creative with the Art. I have a smile on my face and love in my heart.”
Madison Age 16
It was absolutely wonderful to take part in this relaxation & art with my girls & husband. I‘m so grateful to have had this experience-we are blessed.” Janet McLaughlin
What are you expecting from today’s YogArt?
We are going to find our internal peace! Luis, Age 17
Art is power. When I do art I am at peace and I learned that I can make no mistakes.
Shay, Age 13
How did you like today’s experience-thumbs up or thumbs down?
Not only my thumbs, actually all my fingers and my toes say up. Gray, Age 12
Painting makes me feel happy. When I make art, I learn about the parts of myself that are a mystery. Javier, Age 7
It was so refreshing to connect with myself and my surroundings. I loved expressing myself and being creative with the Art. I have a smile on my face and love in my heart. Madison, Age 16
“Intuitive painting is such an excellent way to relieve stress and process this thing called life. Everyone should try Intuitive painting. It will make you a better person. Thank you Art 4 All for this experience.” Don De Leon
” I really liked that you helped us start and keep painting. I wouldn’t know what to do with a blank canvas. It was useful to do the exercises at the beginning. We really loved the class and I hope many more people take it “ Cristina Nistor
Wheels of Life Kundalini Yoga and Mandala Making-Transformative Workshop
The Wheels of Life class helps one not only connects a person to their core, but also helps them better relate to those around them. This class has also opened my mind to a new form of relaxation. And it was really fun! -Klementina
Wow! Words cannot do justice to the last two hours of yoga, art making, meditation, and hospitality. These gracious host have nailed a perfect partnership. You should open yourself up to what they offer-you life deserves it. -Cache
YogART Bride 2 Be Experience- A unique and transformative Bachelorette Party
“Bonding of Art and Yoga, Beautiful and Zen.” Serra
“Good times with good people at a gorgeous place. Sharing our Love with the bride. “Monica
Oceanic Transformative Art & Yoga Retreats, B & B
“Had the best time here. You can’t get closer to the water and the home is amazing. You are literarily surrounded by art and water…. what could be better than that. Blissful does not even being to describe it!” Eli McAngus
”Perfect location to get away from everything and just relax to the sounds of the ocean waves crashing below. The house has very cool and inspiring art throughout it. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and you can’t beat the view!” Laura Wang
“What a gorgeous view from our room. We were warmly greeted by the hosts and made to feel welcome and comfortable. Lisa recommended a surf instructor for my daughter and that was the highlight of our trip! Lisa and her staff do amazing art and yoga classes, we’ll take one in the next time we’re there!” Natasha Miller
Much Gratitude and love for this sacred healing space. May peace and joy touch the hearts of all who pass through on their journey-Blessings, Allison Marie
Malibu is the Aloha of the mainland. My good nights sleep was beloved in this peaceful happy retreat. This place abounds with friends old and new. Happy feet (toes), happy garden, happy friends, happy baby, happy sushi, happy ocean (sound, waves, sand), happy storms, happy sunshine, happy birthday -love naomi ruth raine
To be in this space is to feel as if I am protected from the outside world. To sleep between the mountain and the sea is a sanctuary–no thoughts. This place creates empty clarity–it is a vehicle to cleanse away the chaos and to bring new ideas and modes of being..to awake with the sunrise..dream under the moon.. I will return to my own space renewed with clarity–new colors.The space that I have found at the Art 4 All People “Guest House” has helped me find peace and tranquility–from my haunting’s of past, present, and future.This space is an authentic and a true vessel, which has led to my own personal transformation. ~Gail