Focus on Voice and connect to your inner self

28th of May, Saturday
14.30 to 20.00
at CAMINO ART HOUSE, Vega de San Mateo
Contribution: 40€/person

Voice is the instrument of transformation. By connecting to our voice we connect to our core and we are able to manifest our deepest self. The body is the house where the voice lives. Trough a physical and resonance training we will work to release the tension in the throat to open up our voice. Our natural unique voice.

The workshop takes place at Camino Art House, where the caves and the special surrounding of the valley will give a perfect venue for the voice practices. The caves are unique spaces, they behave like silent rooms that gives an opportunity to work with the sound in a very authentic way.

The workshop is open to all the voice lovers, and you don’t have to be a professional singer. Dress in casual to be able to work in nature and lay on the ground. If you play an instrument please bring it for the after dinner jam session.

28th May

14.30 — Load in, arriving.
15.00 – 16.30 — Warming up, breathing exercise, physical training
16.30 – 17.00 — break
17.00 – 20.00 — Focus on voice. Resonance training. Opening up the voice

Optional:
20.00 — Dinner
21.00 — Cave Jam Session

After the workshop we are inviting you to stay for dinner and for the cave jam gathering. There is possibility to stay over in the Camino. Dinner and accommodation are not included in the price, they are extra 5€ for dinner and 10€/person for staying over.

The maximum number of participants is 15 people, so please reserve your place before the group fills up.

To book please contact to Bea on whatsapp: +34633339903, or e-mail: caminoarthouse@gmail.com

Shamanic Journey and Intuitive Painting – Follow the Path

A journey of magical exploration of Inner Places
looking for a free and authentic Self
That waits only to be listened
that waits only to be expressed
A journey to explore and express your creative and authentic Soul
Allow yourself to enjoy the beauty of this meeting.

What to expect?

• Welcome Circle, Breath Working and Song
• Guided imaginary journey completed with music
• Intuitive Painting: instinctive creative process with acrylics.
• Circle and song
Timing : 2h
When: Saturday 16th April at 15.30
Where: Camino Art House
Contribution: 15€

Rage Club – Access the power of your inner strength

Rage? Anger? Why should I get voluntarily in touch with those negative seen feelings?

Rage Club
When hearing of them, most people think of aggression, violence, arguments and destruction. Well… with rage you can either built or destroy a house. Lots of us have known rage as an emotion against someone or something which can be very painful.

Others have learned to repress this feeling and therefore can not use it for it´s purposes. Anger is an innate life force, belonging naturally to your body. If you learn to use it consciously, it can be your superpower and you will be able to:

– say clearly YES, NO and STOP
– set boundaries: I want this! I don´t want this!
– step out of your comfort zone
– begin and stop things or get them done
– take a stand for yourself and speak up no matter what is wanted from you
– get clarity

Does that sound like something you want to experience?

Then be there with us and feel your own energy running through your body. Come and do experiments in a powerful place of nature and protected by a team.

SCHEDULE:
9th April, 2022
11:00-13:30 Introduction to feelings. Work, connect with your anger!

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-17:00 Experiments of the conscious use of anger.

PRICE:
15-20 € – lunch is included. Please choose the price that fits for you the best!

PLACE:
Camino Art House, Vega de San Mateo

Our instructor:
Carola Brauner after being a high school teacher for many years, Carola discovered the immense power of feelings in the concept of Possibility Management. She got fascinated right away, because she learnt that there are so much more important topics than normal school subjects. After attending many trainings and courses of Possibility Management, Carola started to deliver her own trainings in order to empower people in their personal growth. She especially likes to deliver rage clubs, because rage is the main feeling to make any kind of change in life.

Dinner and Theatre – an extraordinary evening

10th March and 16th March, 2022. 7pm


Sharing a delicious meal and the experience of an extraordinary theatre show are two things that many of us consider as joy and unique moment in life. Why not combine the two? On this evenings you will enjoy a family dinner with people you meet at the first time, but for sure you have something in common: enjoying food and theatre in life.

We are happy to host a very special theatre group at Camino Art House in March. Václav Wortner has spent many weeks and held theatre improvisation workshops at Camino Art House in 2021. This time he returns with his group called “Us Boys Who Go Out Together”.

ABOUT “US BOYS”

What happens when a Moravian actor, Australian circus performer, Slovakian mime, and Czech polyglot improv wizzkid meet? The boys who go out together are a mix of actors and performers with various backgrounds, ranging from classical drama theatre, dance, circus, and physical theatre. They met during free-form improv classes at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and have been performing ever since. With the main purpose of exploring essentially total and utter free theatre improvisation without any structures ahead given, they concentrate on physicality and movement as their main form of expression. They search and keep learning our own language, consisting of dark Czech humor, movement improv, and an exquisitely bad taste in folklore singing.

Dinner and Theatre

We are inviting you to a special event, the first in history of Camino Art House. We are honoured to host the Improvisation Theatre group who are going to entertain us with their charming characters. But before the show, we all will sit around the table and have a special meal. The cook for these nights is Bea, founder of Camino Art House, who is preparing a special vegan meal for all the participants. The menu (and the show as well) will be different on each night, so if you liked the first one, there is always a chance to repeat 🙂

Places are limited, so please book yours in advance. Dinner starts at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes earlier.

Entrance fee (includes the dinner and the theatre show): 30€

Menu 10th March

Sweet potato soup with ginger and Moroccan spices
Crispy bites with 3 different kind of dips (sweet potato, yukka, potato, apple, carrot) (alioli, lentils sweet chilli, papper sauce)
Rice with nuts
Green curry with tofu (spicy)
Salad – sweat and sour sauce
Vegan lemon cake from fresh lemon from the garden

Menu 16th March

Vegan Minestrone soup
Special mushroom stew with black paper and walnut
Hungarian Nokedli (pasta)
Baked tomato
Beetroot salad
Chocolate with strawberries

More info:
https://caminoart.org
bea@caminoart.org
+34 633339903

Us Boys:
https://www.facebook.com/mykluci
https://www.instagram.com/myklucicospolu

How to get to Camino:
https://caminoart.org/camino-art-house/how-to-find

Let Me Bloom festival – calling all artists and teachers

Calling all artists, performers and teachers to attend our very first art festival. LAST CALL! Deadline: 28. FEBR, 2022.

Camino Art House is inviting artists, performers, instructors, teachers and coaches to participate in our Let Me Bloom art and self-improvement festival in Vega de San Mateo, Gran Canaria, on March 18 – 20, 2022.

Vision

Let Me Bloom is a mini art and self-improvement festival in the wild valley of Los Mireles, in Vega de San Mateo. Spring is the time when nature blooms and a new era of growing and maturing starts. We, as humans, need this growth more than ever. We need to unlearn our toxic habits and makespace for real, original values, like empathy, care, creativity, synchronicity and learning to live in harmony with nature and other beings around us.

Two essential tools on this journey are art and education. You can be creative or just let yourself take it all in; everyone will be part of the whole. We are inviting you – as an artist, performer, teacher – to use your skills and connect with our participants in your special, unique way so we all can enjoy and grow in different skills, like communication, creativity or empathy.

The festival will bea small, but inspiring three-day event in our magical valley. The venues of the different events, performances and workshops will be hidden in the land, in the caves, and under the trees. We imagine beautiful, inspiring and meaningful moments that we share while taking in, practising, or performing art in nature. The te mini stages will host all kinds of activities, they might be performances, where the audience is observing, interactive shows where the audience is involved, or workshops where the participants learn something new, or practise a special skill. The artists, performers, and teachers might perform their own show at one time and teach a connecting (or totally different) skill at another time in a different venue. We are all artists, and we are all students. Teaching and learning, performing and in-taking art are almost the same, we all meet in the beautiful line in the middle.

We invite all of you in the following areas of expertise (these are just ideas, suggestions, we are happy to enlarge the list):

Theatre / Theatre improvisation / Singing, singing classes and practice / Drawing / Painting / Free painting / The extraordinary world of illustration / Natural art making / Handpan music / Playfight, a playful method of connection and cooperation / Zen writing / Leaded meditation and visualisation / Collage making / Gypsy music / Jamming / African drumming / Dance / Free movement / Treasure hunting / Herbal medicines / Wild teas / Cooking workshops (vegan and raw) / Nutrition workshop / Food analyses / Enneagram and the art of acceptance / Whispering and storytelling / Men’s and women’s circles / Yoga as a whole / Asana practice / Mindful meditation / Music theory, where the trance comes from / many more..

Camino Art House

Camino Art House opened its doors in 2015. Since than we have offered accommodation and have run different projects with artists. This includes exhibitions, workshops in art, health and lifestyle topics, and many more events. We welcome travellers who are always happy to be involved in our daily life and share their own experiences with us.
We have an old building, which is the central house, and a large land, where the festival will take place. We have caves, meadows, and terraces to use. The house itself will not accommodate all of us, so we will open a special camp site for visitors and a special camp site for artists/performers/teachers.

Stages

We are planning to have ten mini stages. We have four caves that we can use for concerts, jamming, meditation, or other activities. The timing of each stages won’t overlap significantly, so participants can visit more activities/shows. We are located in a valley, but we have to be very careful with sound limitations. Our good relationship with our neighbors is very important for us We will have on-site supervisors, who will be responsible for safety and acceptable sound levels. .

Challenges

We are challenging you to keep the following recommendations:
1. Avoid drug consumption
2. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
3. Avoid loud, aggressive behavior
4. Avoid creating dangerous, reckless situations in nature
5. Not build fires or use open flames
6. Avoid littering
7. Avoid abusing nature
8. Be patient and understanding
9. Be careful when walking around in the valley or in the house (including the patio and the terrace)
10. Be helpful and courteous
11. Be quiet and caring
12. Be an considerate smoker. Please be polite and caring when you choose to smoke cigarettes, and always collect your cigarette butts in your personal ashtrays.

We are sharing a small space in these three days, and the space will be filled with a wide variety of activities, so we all need to be attentive and patient.

Toilets/showers

The toilet facilities are limited in the main house. Please use the dry toilets and pop up showers. Please leave the places clean after yourself.

Quiet hours

From early morning until the end of breakfast we will follow the rule of quiet hours, which means that talking, using the phones or other devices are not allowed , so we can enjoy the sounds of nature and our inner silence. We can take a moment to look back to our last day and take in all the benefits of our participation in the festival.
In the night we need to finish all loud activity before 11pm.

Accommodation//food

We offer free camping to our artists/performers/teachers. The area will be separated from the visitor’s camp site. We provide complimentary food three times a day. Drinking water is available all the times.

Benefits and Pay

We offer 100% funds from ticket sales to our artists/performers, instructors/teachers/coaches. This means that this 100% will be shared with all of you who are willing to participate/perform in this festival. Beside this, you will enjoy accommodation and food for free. Alcohol is not included in our hospitality, but coffee and tea are 🙂 Please bring a sleeping bag, as blankets are limited.

How to apply?

If you are interested in participating in the festival, please write an e-mail to bea@caminoart.org, or contact via whatsapp or phone on +34 633339903. Please briefly introduce yourself, your project(s), and write a few sentences about why you would like to participate in the festival. Please attach your portfolio or website. We are happy to see references of your work, if you have photos, sound recordings or videos of your earlier shows/performances/workshops please attach them or send a link.

The call is open until 15. February, 2022. Please send your application before the deadline.

We hope to see you at Camino Art House!

Narrative writing: going deeper

– a 2 days creative writing workshop –
Camino Art, Vega de San Mateo
10-12th December, 2021

Want to shape your experiences into effective stories you can share with the world?
Work with experienced storyteller and published author Philip Charter to unlock your authentic voice. This narrative writing workshop is your place!

Located in the beautiful surroundings of Vega de San Mateo, this weekend writing retreat will get your head out of the city and your stories onto the page.

It doesn’t matter if you are a first-time writer or an accomplished storyteller, an English learner or native-speaker, these inclusive and practical workshops will inspire you to get writing and stay motivated. Transform your work and reach your writing goals.

What you’ll get:

Four 60-minute writing workshops: Narrative Time, Real-Life Dialogue, Framing Stories, and Sound in Writing.
Campfire storytelling group session
Book exchange and discussion
A one-to-one feedback session with Philip
The opportunity to read at the story performance event
All accommodation included (shared or private)
All meals included (vegan options available)
Morning yoga session with Bea

Benefits:

Improved understanding of writing technique and story
Opportunity to meet and inspire other writers
Feedback on your work and tips for steps toward publication
Reading recommendations
Increased sense of focus and connection with nature

Schedule:

Friday 10th December

6pm Registration
7pm Dinner
8pm Story campfire session

Saturday 11th December

8 am Yoga
9am Breakfast
9.30-10.30am Workshop: Using Time in Narrative (60 minutes)
Break
11am – 12am Workshop: Real-Life Dialogue (60 minutes) – write and perform two-minute plays.
Lunch
Individual feedback sessions / personal writing time (all afternoon)
7pm Dinner
8pm Book exchange + reading from Philip’s book The Fisherwoman and other stories.

Sunday 11th December

8am Yoga
9am Breakfast
9.30-10.30am Workshop: Framing Stories (60 minutes)
Break
11am-12am Workshop: Sound in writing (60 minutes)
Lunch
Personal writing time.
4pm Story Performance event – Reading of final pieces. (6pm finish)

Hosts:

narrative writing workshopPhilip Charter is an award-winning author and writing coach who teaches non-native speakers. He has authored two collections of short fiction, Foreign Voices and The Fisherwoman and other stories. His debut novella will be published by V Press in 2022. He hates oranges, but likes orange cats.
Website: philipcharter.com

narrative writing workshopBea Baltavari is founder of Camino Art House, hatha yoga and vipassana meditaion teacher, traditional thai masseur, passionate cook and art lover, enjoys to create space to inspire others, also enjoys to bring people out from their comfort zone.

Prices:

Two nights accommodation – shared – 99 Euro per person
Two nights accommodation – private – 139 Euro per person
(2 x Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch + tea/coffee and snacks included)
Limited to 12 people (Covid compliance)

What to bring:

Warm / waterproof clothes
Books to exchange
Notebook + pen
Alcoholic / non-alcoholic drinks

How to book: email caminoarthostel@gmail.com to reserve, then confirm by paying a deposit of 50 Euros.

Create to Connect: a journey of self-expression

We invite you to explore the beauty and the power of your Creative Energy to discover and nurture your Authentic Self and enjoy your self-expression. Create to Connect is a Creative Inner Journey of self-exploration, self-expression, and transformation through artistic tools. It will be a journey inside us to process who we are in this particular moment of our life and becoming aware of all the aspects of ourselves.

Expressive Art is a safe and sacred space that allow us to fully explore and express our emotions, needs and wishes. Through the creative process, we can Connect with our Inner self, unlock our full potential and open the Heart for a Personal Re-birth. This can support us in moving forward in our lives, be more aware, use personal resources outside the workshop space, built authentic relationships.

Through this creative journey, we can connect (or re-connect?) not only with us but also with the the others, we can create interpersonal connections and discover our Inner self in the stories of the others and thanks to the process of the the others. The power of the creative energy of the Group is a wonderful gift to experience.

The Process

Our instructor and guide, Flavia Santillo will promote a safe and positive space that helps participants in the creative process, self-expression and the self exploration. All workshops are based on holistic approach where the Body movement and expression are the important key of self development and healing. In each session she will guide you through different artistic exercises and task that combine Body, Creativity and Guided meditation/visualization, in particular they include Intuitive Painting, Expressive Movement, Drama and Journaling.

Every workshop always start with a Welcome Circle , followed by a Body activity (ex. breathing, gentle warm-up, expressive movement) linked by a deep and emotional work through other artistic tools. Guided meditation and visualization help us to be in touch with our Inner world and awake our intuition. Sharing Circle will be an intense end important moment that gently will lead us to the end the session.

The Program

Friday 19.11

17.00-19.00h Welcome Circle and I AM ME workshop
(creative presentation from participants)
Dinner
camp fire

Saturday 20.11

8.30h Breakfast
10.00-13.00h CREATE TO CONNECT workshop
(Guided imagery -Expressive Movement- Journaling)
Lunch
15.30-18.00h LIGHT AND SHADOW: HEALING MASKS workshop
(Drama, Movement practices and Plastic Art (mask)
Dinner
camp fire

Sunday 21.11

8.30h Breakfast
10.00-13.00h INNER SELF AND INTUITIVE PAINTING. Shamanic journey. Workshop
(Shamanic Journey, Intuitive Painting and movement practices)
Lunch
15.00-18.00h ACTS OF FREEDOM: CREATIVE EVOLUTION workshop
(Medicine Dance, Guided Imagery, Painting)
End of program and greetings

Comfortable clothing is recommended

Our instructor and guide

create to connect
Flavia Santillo therapist
Flavia Santillo, artist, holistic therapist and traveler. She graduated in Clinical psychology in Padua, she had a strong interest in creative therapies and she took a second masters in Drama Therapy near Milan. She didn’t follow the traditional path of psychologist and she started to travel around Europe. She lived in Madrid and then in Edinburgh where she deepened new techniques and practices such as Intuitive painting, Mindfulness, Zen writing, Expressive movement. She promote self-development and healing workshops and individual consulting through expressive arts. Recently she is deepening her interest in Energy therapies especially healing chakras practices, shamanic healing and feather stone energy healing.

Everyone can join this workshop, whatever your skills or age is. You do not need prior experience. 

Contribution:
85€ / person (including accommodation in shared dorm, food and workshops)
115€ / person (including accommodation in private room, food and workshops)

Your precious escape

Is it your resting time? Your escape time? Do you want some space for your thoughts? Are you looking to reconnect to yourself? Do you need a break from the city? Is it time for you to focus on your offline work?

We are happy to announce that Camino Art House is looking for residents.

In other words we have rooms available for min of 2 weeks to max of 6 weeks periods. Therefore, if you are looking for a quiet place close to nature, simple living, relaxing and inspiring vibes, an old farm-style house and a large land to take slow walks and pick fresh lemon in the mountains, please don’t look more..

Do you feel the call to join us? If yes, please apply with a short motivation letter describing the followings. First of all: what you are looking for in this period of staying with us, secondly: what is your goal/project, third: why you prefer to live in nature at this period and not in the city. In addition tell us a little bit about yourself and the time of your arrival, and the ideal length of your stay as well. After getting you know a little bit and look at your request of the timing, we certainly will be in touch with you.

Camino Art House is located in Vega de San Mateo, 1.5km from the center of the town. There is an easy access by bus from Las Palmas. Please read more about the house. Internet is very slow in the house, however we have a special place in town where you can work freely and focused.

If you like to be part of our community please contact us on: caminoanddragon@gmail.com or +34633339903 (whatsapp)

Days OFF

Dear Digital Nomads (who needs a break)!

We are happy to invite you to enjoy a few days close to nature in an old house, far away from your daily routine but closer to your soul. We are an art house, with a big land, old caves, and long pathways to walk. You will find many hide away places here, and good moments to share ideas and talk about the big things of the life. You can spend days to look around at our place, and you will always find something new to discover. If you think you need any, or more of the followings, you found the best place for yourself:

Get creative
ConnEct
DisconnecT
Take bIg walks
Switch OFF your miNd
Switch ON your mind 🙂
Be Present
Find new Ideas
Rest
Get out of your comfort zonE
Do yoga

If you feel that you can connect with these activities in the list, contact us, and book your inspirational escape, which will be supporting our Association so we can keep doing what we love doing: make art, inspire others, teach and constantly learn.

Please find us on: caminoanddragon@gmail.com or +34633339903 (whatsapp)

We have hidden a password in the list above, if you find it, and you want to visit us, please send this short phrase by e-mail or whatsapp and we will give you a dinner for free 🙂

Your Escape

Dear Nature Lover Adventurous and Alternative People!

We are looking for you!

Our 4 private rooms are available for 8 weeks. We are looking for you if you love nature, alternative life is your choice, you are ok with weak wifi and you prefer disconnect from digital and connect to real.

If you are an artist who needs inspiration/time/space to create
If you are a digital nomad who needs a short escape from cities and parties and bars
If you are a cyclist who need a base for training
If you are secretly a gardener but you need to live in the city and you miss nature
If you are fresh lovers and you want to spend time in your nook
If you need a break from your everyday life and looking for reconnecting to yourself
If you want to spend a few weeks discovering the central part of Gran Canaria…

Camino Art House is your place.
From 13 May we are here to offer you a home. If you decide to stay with us, we are happy to receive your donation, which will support our Association. We are easily reachable by local bus, only 40 min from Las Palmas Old Town. Vega de San Mateo is only 20 minutes walk. If you are interested please whatsapp: +34633339903 or e-mail: camino@caminoart.org

These are the rooms that are waiting for you:

Double Nook

Family Green

Raktar Kucko

Birds’ Nest

And our land and house and vibes