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Eat, Paint, Love Your Body

December 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Join Jan Buhrman and Melissa  D’Antoni in a one-day retreat on Martha’s Vineyard to empower, embrace, and celebrate culinaryadvJanour bodies, passion, sensuality, and our relationship to food as women.

Through humor, wonder, textures, and  tastes, we will tap into your inner wisdom allowing you to create and celebrate through painting and eating.

The full-day painting and cooking immersions are a great way to dive into the intuitive painting process and experience the magic of the brush, and tap into our inner spirit, while nourishing our bodies.


Discover  your intuitive wisdom and emotional body.

With Jan’s philosophy of food is medicine and Melissa’s coaching in finding your voice on authentic self-expression, we will create a day of exploration.


“The only way I see people make lasting change, is by connecting to their spirit. When there’s the awareness that we are more than just bodies, that we are spirit embodied in physical form, it changes how we relate to ourselves. It wakes us up, makes us consider our choices and how to care for ourselves in ways that truly align with the spirit.”  Halé Sofia Schatz


This workshop is an opportunity to explore. You will have a private paper canvass, plenty of paints and materials, and the expert guidance of Melissa.  

Stretch your imagination and experience how creativity can inspire clarity, passion, purpose and the ability to mvbodyshoppaint1overcome obstacles. Nutritious, yummy nourishing foods and sensual plants from Martha’s Vineyard will cascade our table. No artistic experience or skill level is necessary, as the workshop will focus on the process of breaking through limiting beliefs and discovery.


“Transformational nourishment means that our bodies, hearts, minds, and spirits are open and willing to take in the nourishment that’s offered. To do this, we have to believe that we are valuable and worthy to receive.”

— from If the Buddha Came to Dinner


Stretch your imagination and experience how creativity can inspire clarity, passion, purpose and the ability to overcome obstacles and breakthrough to a whole new YOU!



Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 12.50.58Melissa D’Antoni is the Founder of Tree Studios specializes in intuitive, expressive and visionary painting experiences, integrated within a solid coaching framework. Melissa celebrates pure creativity as a channel to nurture deep connection, foster rapid self-awareness, fuel personal evolution and grounded-in-reality expansion. She is deeply inspired and committed to working with people who desire to create and manifest profound change and transformation in their lives and want to do it in a unique way that holds reverence for the divine intelligence of the creative process as an inner teacher.

Melissa is a graduate of Tulane University with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Creative Expression. (MACP) from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.  She is a Certified Yoga Teacher and has completed multiple trainings and certifications in expressive arts and therapeutic interventions.


Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 12.50.49Jan Buhrman, M.S. Ed., has been cooking locally sourced meals on Martha’s Vineyard for over twenty-five years.  She combines her passion for food with a love of teaching to enhance people’s understanding of their food through farm tours, cooking classes, and nutritional workshops.  All programs are designed to connect people with local food systems and understand the importance of the relationships of our health. Jan holds a masters degree in teaching and has been exploring eating as with a food is medicine approach for the past 7 years. Jan is committed to supporting and preserving our communities and land.



  • 9:30-5:30 Tentative schedule *Please be Prompt*
  • 10 – 10:45 Welcome and Share
  • 11:00- 12:0 Jan and Melissa Food Meditation and  Exploration
  • Food is Medicine
  • 12:00- 12:30 Cooking Demonstration
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:00 Painting
  • 4:00- 4:30  Painting Completion
  • 4:30 5:00 Clean Up
  • 5:00 Wrap it Up and Share


Questions and to register call 512.809.0720



December 5, 2015
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Martha’s Vineyard