Is it Time to Embrace your Wabi-Sabi?

The New Mindfulness Experience Journey coming to Destination Resorts and Retreat Properties



Just as spas no longer focus only on pampering guests – wellness is also changing to a foundation built from the inside out through special “mindfulness journeys.” There is a definite shift happening among travelers towards having more experiences rather than mere accommodations, amenities and mass produced anything.


It’s a new kind of luxury that is emerging in which travelers are willing to forsake over-the-top comfort in the quest for physical and intellectual challenges that deliver personal growth and transformative experiences.


Travelers are pursuing self-actualization, extreme authenticity, and the thought of creating a “better me” experience. It’s becoming less about “what I have” and more about “who I am.” People are seeking to step into a story larger than themselves when booking a stay.





Enter, Wabi-Sabi Art Retreats, the new “art therapy based wellness alchemy” coming to destination resorts and retreats around the world as a day retreat experience journey.



What is Wabi-Sabi?


Wabi and Sabi are two different things when they are looked at alone:


Wabi is about finding beauty in things that are simple and humble. It wants us to open our hearts and let go of the things that don't make us happy, so we can enjoy the things that do.


Sabi is interested in how time passes, how things grow, age, and die, and how it looks beautiful in all these phases. It suggests that beauty is hidden beneath the surface of what we see, even in things we think are broken.



Wabi-Sabi Art Retreats – Seeing Life as Art


Wabi-Sabi Art Retreats is fast becoming a new type of mental therapy via a life-giving, inner-outer art therapy make-over which combines breathing with motion and meditation bringing about the energy for the “brush mind.”


The energy turns the art into a poetically choreographed life-affirming breath-flow art sequence, which incorporates the use of giant paint brushes to magnify Qi (life-force energy).





The outcome for resort guests are increased personal power, creativity, focus and coordination along with beautiful pieces of art the resort guest takes home.


The experience, thought of as a journey, artfully combines a sort of ritual (much like a Tea Ceremony) where the paint, brushes, paper are all respectfully laid out as the guest contemplates what is to come. The journey leads to whole being creativity, deeper focus and mind/body restoration.


Wabi-Sabi Art Retreats is relevant to the current climate of the Western wellness world, which, is becoming increasingly inspired by Eastern adaptations that are integrative and holistic. Though a healthy portion of the work in Wabi-Sabi Art aims to balance one's system internally and energetically, it is also a physical meditative workout which is effective for weight loss, muscle tone and age reversal.





About Wabi-Sabi Art Retreats Founder - Maria Camille


Currently in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


Maria Camille, founder of Wabi-Sabi Art Retreats has been a student and practitioner of internal martial arts for over 25 years. Camille, winner of four gold medals is known as a pioneer of extreme sports. She utilized the lessons of internal martial arts in her training to become the first US female to win the World Skydiving Championships for the US in Style Competition (gymnastics at 200 mph).


In addition to what she learned from Eastern masters, a large part of Wabi-Sabi Art Retreats, which took years of fine-tuning to perfect, is based on Camille's first-hand observations and experiences practicing living life as an art form. It’s Wabi-Sabi!


The overall aim is to facilitate "stillness within movement", which mirrors the balance and harmonious flow of nature and inner freedom. The benefits of this graceful flowing exercise with art are extraordinary, regardless of the fitness level and/or goals of the student.


Those interested in taking the Online Class to learn how to Host Wabi-Sabi Art Retreats go to: mariacamille.com