Creative painting with Caroline Brandt (art and dance therapist)
Caroline will spend two weeks in and around the Obenaus barn – go and find her and learn and share your inner creative landscape – paint from your heart without a result in mind, let go of preconceived motives and methods and give your creativity free flow using a brush, your hands, a spate or whatever is suitable in the moment.
This you can of course also do with your kids and/or your partner – you can work in the barn/stable or outside – find your place.
Your contribution: 20 euro material per day and person and a donation to Caroline for holding space and sharing her wisdom about painting freely from the heart.
Have fun and create with your kids or leave your kids in the creative arts workshop of Karin and Nico (15 km from Obenaus) while you have a day in an Obenaus workshop or on a walk or in the Spa or simply take some time out. Your kids will have fun with other kids, be safe in nature under the guidance of Karin, one of Austria’s leading free learning pedagogue. For more information have a look at their website www.siakkos.com. Karin, Nico and their 4 kids (11-1) speak English, German, Greek and a little bit of French. The budget for the workshop is around 30 euro with reduction for siblings.
De-stress and get an energy boost during your stay at Obenaus.
Sabine Pool, energetic healer educated in the US, will be around during the second half of August and offer hatha yoga, meditation, divers massage styles and energy work (for more information see her website: www.meine-heilung.at )
An excellent way to ground yourself is to work with the ground. Use your hands to do some gardening work and support the plants in their development. This sometimes means taking out other plants that are in the way and creating space and allowing light to come in. It also means harvesting and preparing different things with what you have collected. It is also about creating beauty for Obenaus and those here on the land. Be welcome to co-create with us!
Rainer will take you to our steep forest. We are continuously taking down a few trees every year but more needs to be done to make it a healthy forest. At the moment there are too many trees, there is not enough space, not enough light for each tree to grow. So some need to be taken down, cut into pieces and brought up to the barn. It is heavy work that can be done in a light way. Bring cloths that can be torn and dirty and you will need long trousers in the woods. You do not need to bring your own tools, we have chain saws, axes, etc :-)
These are just a few examples of what can happen here, much more is possible.