The Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard. Mother’s Day Weekend!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 6, 7 & 8 2016
A Mother’s Day weekend cooking and painting retreat for women located on a remarkable farm on Martha’s Vineyard. Celebrate all that you have birthed and Mothered, whether that be children or your work in the world, your creative voice, the most potent and authentic version of yourself that is regularly being re-birthed and expanded. Join Jan Buhrman and Melissa D’Antoni in a weekend retreat on Martha’s Vineyard to empower, embrace, and celebrate our relationship to food through art while immersed in the diverse operations of a working farm. No art or cooking experience is required. This weekend adventure will support you in exploring your relationship with food, art and your body in a fun, creative and inventive way. The Farm Institute is an inspiring location, sure to nourish your mind, body and soul and leaving you feeling better than ever!
We will educate, inspire and empower women to embrace their bodies and sources of nourishment. We will be immersed in painting, cooking, community and pleasure and will tap into our innate body wisdom with an expanded sense and expression of wholeness.
Through humor, wonder, textures and tastes, we will tap into your inner wisdom allowing you to create and celebrate through painting and eating.
Discover your intuitive wisdom and the power of you! With Jan’s philosophy of ‘food is medicine’ and Melissa’s coaching in ‘ discovering your voice with authentic self expression’, we will create a day of exploration surrounded in the natural beauty of The Farm Institute.
The Farm Institute is a teaching farm which raises pastured heritage breeds of poultry, pork, beef cattle and sheep. Hay is grown in the fields and mixed produce in the garden and greenhouses. The meals we share together will be harvested directly from the farm. We want to share the importa
nce of supporting the local food system and how doing so supports our physical being and creative selves.
“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. Jan will guide you in connecting your senses from farm to kitchen to table in an inspiring and educational demonstration on the powerful resource our connection to food can bring to our health and well-being as well as to the planet.
You will have a private paper canvas, plenty of paints and materials, and the expert guidance of Melissa surrounded by a garden full of island vegetables and animals.
Stretch your imagination and experience how creativity can inspire clarity, passion, purpose and the ability to overcome obstacles. Nutritious, yummy nourishing foods from The Farm Institute, 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
“This year I took up “process painting”— just taking a brush to paper and allowing my inner self to choose the colors, the shapes, and the timing. WOW! I have loved this process. I realized that everyone – myself included — is born creative. We all have individual styles. And, they are expressed in a way that no one else can possibly imitate. I have found this exhilarating.” – Christiane Northrup
Praise for Eat Paint Love your Body
“Exploring my creative side beyond my own imposed boundaries was scary but I embraced the challenge. It was a challenge for me to allow myself the opportunity for this type of self exploration. Attending Eat, Paint, Love Your Body was an incredible, fulfilling experience. I am so glad I did it and look forward to attending this next event that explores Food & Art as Nourishment! Jan and Melissa have created a safe, fun, welcoming approach to exploring your creative side through food and art. It was fantastic!”
Diane M. Carr, General Manager, Hob Knob, Luxury Boutique Hotel
Investment for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday $749
Includes all local nourishing meals Friday night, Saturday and Sunday lunch, art materials, session and handouts.*Accommodations are available via Hob Knob for an additional investment. We have reserved rooms, with special savings so please mention, Eat Paint, Love Your Body Retreat.
Workshop + The Hob Knob hotel included for $1409.00 ( *does not include taxes and hotel service charges which will be billed at the time of your stay)
The Hob Knob represents a new breed of destination accommodations. The Hob Knob hotel is the only modern luxury boutique on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Hob Knob is a 19th century Gothic Revival residence — a short walk from the heart of Edgartown and the beach — and has been a choice hotel destination for generations of travelers.
All rooms are appointed with king size beds, private baths, and plush organic cotton bathrobes. For added convenience, flat screen TV’s, air conditioning, and free WiFi. Included in your room rate is Hob Knob’s made to order Vineyard farm to table breakfast and afternoon tea service. Other enhanced features include The Rejuvenation Spa and exercise room on premises. Let us make your retreat one you will remember for a very long time.
The Vineyard is a Destination…Hob Knob is a Way of Life
10% off Spa Services! Special Retreat Rates May 6-7, 2016
$329.00 Per Night + 16.95% Tax & Service Charge
All Rooms Double Occupancy and include full breakfast
ABOUT JAN AND MELISSA:
Melissa D’Antoni is the visionary force behind Fire Tree Studios. After leaving a highly-successful-by-certain-standards-yet-unfulfilling career in Internet and technology marketing, Melissa set out to pursue her real passion—Creative Self Expression and living a truly empowered and inspired life.
A visionary artist and creative catalyst for the last 15 years, she inspires others ontheir journey of Self-Realization in order to transform their art, business and life with passion and practicality. Fire Tree Studios offers intuitive painting retreats, private coaching programs, and The Fire Tree Method Creative Catalyst Training Program to serve clients in unlocking their full potential, on the canvas and off.
Jan Buhrman, Founder of The Kitchen Porch, 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 a food as medicine approach for the past 7 years. Jan is committed to supporting and preserving our communities and land.
FRIDAY May 6 ArtWeek Boston
Eat, Paint, Love Dine & Create on the Farm
Explore the Farm, Explore our Senses, Paint at the table and Enjoy a Farm Cooked Meal
Join Jan Buhrman and Melissa D’Antoni at The Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard to explore our relationship to food that is grown close to home while painting at our table. We will celebrate our relationship to food through art while immersed in the diverse operations of a working farm.
Friday night will be open to the public for a farmtour, dinner and painting.
We will serve a delicious simple supper made from the freshest ingredients off the farm. This will be the “taste”of the full weekend retreat Eat, Paint, Love Your Body to follow on Friday and Saturday.
Cooking Demo Art Demonstration
Transformation can happen at the Farm through Art and Food
5:30- 6:30 Farm Tour
6:30- 7:30 Gathering of Greens and Dinner Demonstration
7:30-8:30 Dinner and Painting
Experiential art painting
Saturday Dinner and Painting
10:00 Opening Circle 10:30 Meditation
11:00 Melissa will lead us through movement meditation to wake up the body
11:30 Jan Talk: ‘Food is Nourishment’
12:00 Cooking Demonstration
2:00 Intuitive Painting Session
5:00 Clean up –
Dinner is Open, you are free to explore all the local restaurants the island has to offer, We will provide a list of our favorites.
10:00 Opening Circle – check in Wake-up the Body Knowing
11:00 Intuitive Painting Session
12:00 Cooking Demonstration
2:00 Intuitive Painting Session
3:30 Clean Up
3:45 Closing Circle