5 Creative Retreats To Unlock Inspiration & Express Yourself

5 Creative Retreats To Unlock Inspiration & Express Yourself

We all end up a little creatively blocked from time to time, whether it’s with a hobby or a full-time career, and time away in a supportive environment can be just the ticket to unlocking our imagination. If you’d like to channel your energies into inspiration and creative direction, check out these six wellness retreats which are sure to help you express yourself a little more artfully.

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Photography Expedition at COMO Uma Bhutan

We all snap pictures these days on our smartphones, but this unique retreat with COMO Bhutan allows guests to practice mindfulness through slowing down the practice of photography using a traditional film camera. With expert guidance from award-winning Kodak ambassador Michael Turek, guests will experience the wonders of Bhutan through the lens of their cameras, and be able to take away personal memories and skills to carry through their travel beyond.

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See also: COMO Uma Bhutan Launches First Bhutanese Film & Hiking Expedition

A restorative break on Route 66 | Image courtesy of Mii Amo Sedona
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Journey Experience at Mii Amo

It would be impossible to not be inspired by the sweeping red-rock landscapes of Mii Amo Sedona. Unlock your creativity on a wellness weekend or a weeklong escape in the desert, with fitness activities like hiking and yoga complemented by more creative arts workshops, including photography, gourd decoration, watercolour painting, postcard-making, vision board collaging. If you’re feeling truly stuck, join in the stargazing sessions and seek some otherworldly inspiration.

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Digital Detox at the Mandarin Oriental

Research suggests we spend an average of 142 minutes on social media every day, which has negative effects on your mood, sleep, memory and attention span—and as a result, probably stifles a bit of your natural creativity. At the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong you can escape your digital distraction for an afternoon or for a two-night urban Digital Detox retreat, which offers guests to instead destress with colouring books and problem-solving puzzles instead of scrolling through Instagram in between their relaxing spa therapies.

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See also: What Wellness Looks Like At The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

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Rejuvenation Retreat at Fivelements

The award-winning Fivelements retreat in Ubud, Bali, offers guests a chance to reconnect with their creative side through a comprehensive Sacred Arts programme. Through a multitude of activities—including yoga, meditation, dance, vibrational healing music and visual arts sessions—Fivelements enables guests to truly explore their deepest desires and passions, and leave the retreat feeling refreshed with the joy of life. Go with an open mind—you may be surprised what you learn about yourself.

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See also: Fivelements Announce First Urban Retreat In Causeway Bay Hong Kong

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Custom Retreat at Canyon Ranch

Nestled in the red rocks of Arizona’s hinterland, Canyon Ranch has a few quirky activities among their physical fitness sessions to help stretch guests mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Awaken yourself to the possibilities of the world around you with a tarot card reading, astrocartography (birth chart reading) and astrogemology (crystal energy), or channel your creative energy straight into pottery and painting after your sunrise yoga and meditation workouts.

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Rebecca Cairns

Editor & CCO

Hong Kong-based Rebecca Cairns is the editor for Compare Retreats, and has formerly written on travel and wellness with Hong Kong Tatler and The Culture Trip. As a NASM-certified personal trainer, Becca is interested in all things fitness. An avid runner, she enjoys running 5K, 10K and 21K races and is currently training for her first marathon. When she's not travelling, she's planning her next trip, taking hikes to the beach or scribbling away in boutique coffee shops. You can follow her travels on Instagram @jetsetcreate.

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