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Join us on this magical island, where we will discover together how to draw and paint nature in its most basic form. It does not matter if you (think you) don´t know how to draw, here we will learn how to observe nature in a different way and discover how much can happen if we give a rest to our minds and just learn how to unleash our creative part. Yoga and Meditation will be the perfect complement for this adventure in nature.

13 – 17th November, 2019

Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17 November 2019 5days/4nights
Maximum 12 participants – Yoga suitable for beginners
Retreat in English – Languages also spoken by Paola Spanish, German & Italian

By Paola Beck & Destination Namaste


In the heart of the Mediterranean, just southwest of Italy, lies the French island of Corsica (also known as “Kaliste” in Greek, meaning ‘the most beautiful). It is a wild and untouched jewel just over an hour’s flight from Paris. As global travellers, we can attest that there is something magical about this place that leaves visitors in awe of its raw and powerful beauty.


Yoga – Yummy Vegetarian Meals – Visual Meditation sessions

Nature Painting  – Meditative Walks with art as focus point

Art Theory – Sketching  – Exploring Nature – Tuning into your Creativity

Yoga is major plus in this retreat, even if you have never tried it! It will for sure change your life as it changed mine. I had no idea about what I was capable of until I started doing Yoga. We will also learn to meditate and connect with our inner creative self guided by a member of Destination Namaste.

We will learn to sketch and draw, from portraits to botanical illustration, as well as color theory and prospective as we hike through mountains in the search of the perfect landscape to paint.

If you have ever had the urge to paint or draw, but someone years ago told you you weren´t good enough, or if you already like to draw but you would like to learn new techniques, or if you want to experiment a new creative part in your life, come to this retreat!
You will go back home with a finished landscape painting and a bunch of sketches, drawings but most of all new knowledge and your head full of ideas.

Join us in a beautiful house with vegetarian meals and people from all over the world!

Daily Program

 Welcome drinks and Introductions
Free your hands & mind drawing session
Dinner & Opening Circle
Evening Visualisation Meditation

Morning Herbal tea and snacks – Yoga – Brunch
An Introduction to Landscape Painting (Theory)
A Meditative Nature walk
Basic Color theory and Landscape painting
Tea/coffee and snacks
Free time
Evening meditation -landscape memory visualization

Light Breakfast
Nature walk, taking pictures, doing sketches
Lunch – Painting session on Canvas
Evening Visual Meditation

Morning Herbal tea and snacks
Yoga – Brunch
Painting Session of a landscape in nature: Bonifacio (weather permitting)
Tea/Coffee snack time
Interior sketching exercise

Morning Closing Meditation session
Herbal Tea & snacks
Final painting session
Closing Brunch
Presentation of each participants paintings

14h Retreat closes

You can join the event on FB: Nature Painting and Yoga Retreat, Corsica
And you can check on the website of Destination Namaste to see the previous and upcoming retreats! as well as the full program of this retreat.

Starting Rate 850 € for a single bed in a shared room
This unique retreat will take place in a charming private villa, in the South of the Island close to Porto-Vecchio (Figari airport). Rates are all inclusive (excluding flights) and airport transfers from Figari/airport or the Port of Porto-Vecchio are also included. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at

The tropical pictures included in this post are from a Landscape Painting Retreat I organized in 2015 in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

See you in Corsica!



Photo credits:
Corsica pictures: Destination Namaste
Puerto Escondido pictures: Pamela Martinez Red Colibria