Cultivating Happiness with Imagery and Meditation

August 4 Saturday Retreat Day 9am to 4 pm

Kathleen Grittner

This retreat is a unique blend of quiet time, meditation practice and engaging with

the creative process. You will create personal images that reflect your essential

qualities using the simple art method of collage and learn how to use them with a

meditation practice taught by Zen Buddhist, Thich Nhat Hanh for cultivating

happiness--The qualities of joy, solidity, calm and freedom are within us, are

essential to happiness, and can be cultivated through meditation”.

Your images serve as reminders that these qualities are within you and can help

you to restore them when you forget that you have them.

All collage materials provided—bring a yoga mat, blanket or meditation cushion if you like.

$160 before July 23 $190 after--includes lunch.

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Kathleen Grittner, M.A. owner/director of Full Circle Retreat, where surrounded by the

beauty and energy of nature, invites you to experience your own inherent creativity. In a

relaxing environment free from judgment, competition or the pressure to produce certain

results, Kathleen shares processes that inspire intuition and imagination to come out and

play. She encourages you to approach art making in the spirit of beginners curiosity and

to notice what arises from your inner teacher. Drawing upon various contemplative

practices, she teaches methods that facilitate self-knowing and your own healing capacity.

Primarily focusing on imagery as a conduit for deeper awareness, music, movement, writing and traditional

meditation practices are also integrated into the retreat and workshop experiences that she guides.

Kathleen earned a masters degree in art therapy after studying studio arts, philosophy, literature, world religions

and psychology at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. She continues a life-long exploration of the art forms,

teachings, research and spiritual practices that bring more clarity, peace, compassion and joy to our everyday lives.

In 2003, Kathleen opened her rural home, Full Circle Retreat to those who have the desire to develop a deeper

relationship with themselves, to live wholeheartedly, and to grow in community.

Kathleen is a SoulCollage® facilitator, teacher of the Enneagram and a personal consultant, with particular interest

in where imagery, neuroscience, and spiritual practice intersect. She completed the Full Circle Enneagram

Training Program with Anne Muree in 2012, and has studied with several other well-known teachers. Kathleen is

currently a board member of the Minnesota chapter of the International Enneagram Association.

Retreats by this Instructor – Mandalas: A Centering Practice - Journaling with Images - Art As Practice: Intuitive Art Making

- The Artist’s Way - Hundreds of Ways … - Inquiry Writing/Journaling - SoulCollage®/Summer - SoulCollage®/Enneagram

- SoulCollage®/Autumn - Spring Renewal: Rest and Rejuvenation - Autumn Rest and Reflection - Autumn Equinox Harvest

Retreats by Request – Walking Up To Spirit Through Art and Art As Spiritual Practice and Shrines and Altars: Collage/Assemblage

and Art Journals and Art Materials: An Art Media Discovery Playshop and ART For the Truly Terrified and Knitting Socks 



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