One month ago, our intimate gathering of friends and colleagues set foot on the impeccably landscaped estate of Park Winters. Young, successful entrepreneurs with busy work lives, they came to Syrendell Summer Retreat for rejuvenation and creative inspiration.
The Park Winters estate served as a tranquil setting like a cozy nest tucked safely into a grove of trees. We were pampered in the sensual pleasure of chef-prepared gourmet meals, a salt-filtered pool, local wine, the burbling of a fountain and koi pond, and simply being barefoot on the grass. We were in the three day retreat, constantly surrounded by beauty and serenity.
Our workshop offerings gave a balance of technique development and creative exploration. Designed in the spirit of feng shui, they drew from the elements of water, fire, earth, and wood. We worked with our hands to dye wool and silk, to spin, and weave yarn, to build a wood loom, to experiment with watercolor painting, and to journal.
Throughout the workshops, sitting at meals together, and doing movement, yoga, and kinesophi, we simply allowed ourselves to unplug and unwind, and to reconnect and replenish. We surrendered to the blessing of captured personal time and togetherness, engaged in conversation about work, family, and relationships, and in dialogue with our own creative genius!
To our retreat guests - thank you for your radiance!
Rick and Jennifer Tan