R E U N I T E

A Virtual Painting Retreat and Creative Wellness Immersion

Please note, enrollment for REUNITE is currently closed. The next live session will take place September 1st – 5th, 2021. Registration for this course will open in June. 

Set yourself up for a lifetime of creating

IT’S TIME TO CREATE.

With open-hearts, free-flowing paint, and soulful purpose, I invite you to REUNITE with what matters most. 

We’re certainly living in potent and transformational times (to say the least!), and with this great rearranging comes an opportunity to re-choose the ways we tend to our wellness and aliveness. 

For as long as I can remember, creativity has been the soothing balm that got me through the most challenging times and this is true now more than ever.

As we collectively watch the world change before our very eyes and do our best to navigate these swirling waters, I invite you to lean into your creative resilience — to hone your intuition,  learn to improvise and let go, and become more courageous with each brushstroke.

WELCOME TO REUNITE.

WHAT IS REUNITE?

REUNITE is a Virtual Painting Retreat intended to make you feel like you’re right here with me in my Portland art studio. 

With just the right mix of clear instruction, loving guidance, and the freedom to move at your own pace, I’ll guide you through my entire Brave Intuitive Painting process right from the comfort of your own home, at your own perfect pace. As a bonus, REUNITE also currently includes thirty unique Creative Wellness prompts.

The Virtual Retreat ran as a live offering in February, but you are welcome to jump in now and enjoy the sixty pre-recorded videos, along with replays of the Community Zoom Calls and Open Studio One-On-One Sessions. You will have until the end of April to access all this content, and there will be one more live gathering in April (date and time TBD). 

The Creative Wellness prompts are intended to invite more inspiration and wellbeing into your daily life. You’ll receive personal videos from me, meditations, nourishing ways to move your body and connect to your heart, creative exercises, music playlists, and so much more. You are welcome to do these prompts at any time, before or after the retreat. 

I can’t wait to see what we all create!

Read testimonials from REUNITE students here.

“Possibly the best art experience I’ve ever had.”

– Bobby McPherson

THE VIRTUAL PAINTING RETREAT

Why A Virtual Retreat?

For years, I’ve dreamt of finding a way to share the magic of my in-person Bloom True workshops with more people, in more places. 

That dream inspired me to gather together a group of amazing humans (back when we could gather, of course) and an incredible professional film crew to document one of my painting workshops from start-to-finish. 

Our abundant filming was lovingly edited to create over sixty beautiful videos set to the music of some of my favorite musicians.

The videos are intended to make you feel like you’re right here in the retreat with us. From painting demonstrations to soulful conversations about creativity and one-on-one conversations with students moving through common challenges, you’ll get to see and hear it all.

The videos are pre-recorded, so you can watch them at any time! 

“A fantastic, freeing experience. I learned so much and will be forever changed by the exercises.”

– Kim Lande

What If I Missed the Live Retreat?

No problem. You can still access all the course content until the end of April and join our lively private Facebook Community anytime.

Gathering With a Group

You are more than welcome to participate in the retreat on your own (your online community and I will be there to support you!).

However, if you do have family members or a “pod” that wants to join you in your household, I whole-heartedly encourage you to (safely) come together and create a real-life, at-home retreat experience!

Please check out the pricing options for group registrations below.

What If I’ve Never Painted?

REUNITE is perfect for first-time painters, seasoned artists looking for more freedom and expression in their work, and everyone in-between. For years, I’ve taught wildly mixed groups in terms of experience level, and it always works out for everyone. So please, come as you are — and don’t be shy.

By the end of the virtual retreat, you will have experienced my entire painting process, from the very first marks to the final touches. You’ll have two large, colorful intuitive paintings, but more importantly, you will be set up for a lifetime of painting and creative expression. 

*Remember, if you need to circle back and watch things again (or do the retreat all over again), you’ll have access to all the material until the end of April, 2021.

“The workshop brought me to a place of possibility & purpose. It renewed my passion to practice, to put in the effort, to love what I love & let go the rest!”

– Mairead O.

THE MONTH OF CREATIVE WELLNESS

If you’ve been feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, or under-inspired, our Creative Wellness prompts (which you can dip into at any time) are here to help!

Some examples of what you’ll find each day are:

  • Unique drawing exercises to get your creative wheels turning and invite more freedom, presence, and play into your art process.
  • Simple and creative ways to move through your day with the eyes and heart of an artist.
  • Gentle movement sequences to help you feel more energized, centered, and connected to your body.
  • Short meditations to clear your busy mind and help you come home to your breath and heart.
  • New music playlists to uplift and soothe your spirit.
  • My favorite morning and evening rituals to bookend your day with more creativity, mindfulness, and self-care.
  • Invitations to write, sing, dance, and create like nobody’s watching (because no one is – yay!)

The Creative Wellness prompts are about tending to what matters most in the simplest, most effective, and integrated ways possible. 

The thirty days are thoughtfully designed to add a layer of depth, creativity, intentionality, and sweetness to your daily life without requiring fancy tools or a lot of extra time. In other words, it’s doable. It’s also totally optional and available to do anytime.

Think of it as a bountiful buffet of creative care packages to unwrap and devour as you wish. My hope is that many of the practices will stay with you for years to come.

“An amazing experience where self care, self exploration, and creativity collide!”

– Cheryl Barker

REUNITE IS FOR YOU IF …

  • You’re ready to set the tone for 2021 with more creative expression.
  • You want to access more freedom and connection to your intuition in your art-making practice.
  • You’re craving meaningful connections with artists (of all levels) from around the world.
  • You’ve been wanting to take a painting retreat course with me, but haven’t been able to.
  • You have taken a retreat with me, and you want to dip back into the magic of that experience.
  • You’re feeling uninspired or disconnected and need some loving support to get you going again.
  • You want to claim restorative time just for you.
  • You want to learn a new skill.
  • You want to find a soulful and meaningful hobby.
  • You’re interested in becoming a professional artist.
  • You want to be part of a loving and creative community.
  • You are bursting with color that you want to share.
  • You are bursting with emotion that you want to express through paint.
  • You want to integrate the lessons and feelings of 2020.
  • You need a structured workshop to help you complete a painting.
  • You want finished art to hang in your home.
  • You enjoy dropping into the zone to create and also like having guidance and structure to keep you accountable.
  • You’re looking to break through obstacles, fears, and barriers.
  • You’re desiring a big shift of energy
  • You’re finding yourself again after a tough year.
  • You want to reconnect with your creative aliveness, on and off the canvas.

“If you have ever felt like you want to paint but you don’t know where or how to start, this class, and especially Flora will introduce you to a technique that could change your life by teaching you a creative practice that will allow you to just begin.”

– Kristin Bowler

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN REUNITE

  • Sixty professionally filmed and edited pre-recorded workshop videos.
  • Six pre-recorded Zoom calls with Flora and the REUNITE community.
  • Three hours of bonus one-on-one sessions where Flora and REUNITE students discuss their in-progress paintings.
  • Step-by-step guidance through the entire Brave Intuitive Painting process that will set you up for a lifetime of creating.
  • A gentle yoga class
  • Six new music playlists
  • Thirty days of wellness including creative prompts, movement, meditations, personal videos, recipes, and more.
  • Instructions on how to transform any space in your home into a painting studio.
  • A complete guide to all my favorite paints, colors, and supplies.
  • A supportive and connected retreat experience from the comfort of your own home.
  • An invitation to be part of a private Facebook community that will live on past the event.
  • A place to ask me specific questions.
  • Access until the end of April 2021.
  • New connections with kindred creatives that will live on far after the event is over.
  • A whole new way of painting that allows you to be free and bold and still love what you create.

“A great wellness refresher and one of the best virtual art courses out there today.”

– Linda Blackerby

“Transformative, both on and off the canvas. I am a better person than I was before REUNITE.”

– Sarah David

ARE YOU READY TO REUNITE?

Are you ready to leave 2020 behind and step into 2021 with a supportive community and an awesome plan to get on track with your creative wellness?

Are you ready to remember what it feels like to create freely and intuitively without all the stories holding you back?

Are you ready to be together even when we’re apart? 

If so, I would be honored to have you join me for REUNITE.

As we grapple with the ever-changing landscape of what it means to be alive in this time, REUNITE is here to offer a loving and safe space to come home to all that matters most. 

This offering took me two years to create, but birthing it in this profound time of rearranging, deepening, and clarifying feels like an auspicious blessing. 

The time to come together is now. 

I hope to REUNITE with you soon.

xo flora

YOUR INVESTMENT

With a sensitivity to the different ways the global pandemic and other challenging realities of this time have affected us  — and a sincere desire to make this work accessible and inclusive —   I’m offering a multi-tiered pricing structure as well as a payment plan option for REUNITE. Groups are also welcome to register together (see guidelines below). 

Please select your price thoughtfully.

$99: Intended for those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, disabled, caretakers, or those experiencing extreme hardship at this time.

$299: Intended for those who have been affected by the pandemic (or other hardships) and could use a little extra support at this time.

$499: This is the original price I planned to charge for our month of creative wellness and four-day virtual retreat. In other words, this is the suggested price for REUNITE for those who are able to contribute this amount at this time. This price also includes Lifetime Access to The Bloom True E-Course, valued at $297.

$699: Intended for those in a place of abundance who feel called to pay it forward in support of our community members requiring lower tiered pricing. Thank you for your generosity! This price also includes Lifetime Access to The Bloom True E-Course, valued at $297, and A Year of The Painting Sessions, valued at $345. 

Registration is closed for this session, new dates will be announced soon!

“Life changing – more than what you would ever expect from a painting course, let alone an online painting course.”

– Leilani P.

REUNITING WITH A GROUP

Can Family Members, Households, or “Pods” Take REUNITE Together?

Yes, the more the merrier. REUNITE is based on a retreat format, so if you have a group to “retreat” with, great! It is also absolutely fine to participate in REUNITE on your own — your online community will be there to support you.

How It Works?

When one person registers for REUNITE, I invite you to share the experience with your immediate family, the people you live with, or your small “pod” of up to five people who plan to do the retreat together under the same roof. I kindly ask that you purchase another spot for every additional five people who plan to join you or for each separate household. 

When you choose your price tier, please consider how many people will be participating together and what each person is able to contribute. For example, if you have five people participating and each person can afford to contribute $100, please choose the $499 tier. Thank you for honoring the hard work that went into this course by mindfully observing these requests.

“The kind of painting experience we dream of when we think of ‘learning to paint’. It’s a way into painting what feels good and then trusting that.”

– Halima Rogers

YOUR GUIDE

Flora Bowley (pronounced bowl-lee) is an artist, author, and gentle guide whose soulful approach to the creative process has touched thousands of lives.

Blending over twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, community builder, and lifelong truth seeker, Flora’s intimate in-person workshops and popular online courses have empowered a global network of brave painters while creating a holistic movement in the intuitive art world.

Her first book, Brave Intuitive Painting, provides luminous documentation of this innovative approach, while Creative Revolution dives even deeper into the transformational potential inherent in this way of creating. Her new book, The Art of Aliveness, is releasing in early 2021.

Flora lives in Portland, OR, and her own vibrant collection of paintings can be found in galleries, shops, and printed on unique products around the world.

Flora is also joined by her collaborator, Lynzee Lynx, as an additional guide in REUNITE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does REUNITE take place?

REUNITE is an online course and can be accessed anywhere in the world where high-speed internet is available.

 

When does REUNITE take place? Do I need to be at my computer at a certain time?

REUNITERS will receive access to all the course content when you register for the course. You are welcome to move through this material at any time.  

The live version of this course took place in mid-February, but all the live elements were recorded and the replays are now included in the course content.

How do I access the course material?

REUNITERS will access the course material by logging into the classroom through the Log In Area at the top of my website. (To log in, you’ll need the username and password generated when you purchase the course). Once you’re logged in, you can access the course by clicking your name at the top of the site. If you wish to change your password at any time, please click the ‘Forgot your password’ link.

More detailed login instructions will be sent to participants through email. 

How long do I have access to REUNITE?

REUNITERS will have access to all the course material until April 31st, 2021. 

What materials do I need to participate?

A complete list of my favorite painting supplies and suggested materials will be sent to all REUNITERS prior to the virtual painting retreat. One of the recorded Zoom calls also covers materials and space prep in depth and detail. 

For the month of creative wellness, you will just need a journal, your favorite tools to draw and write with, and some larger pieces of paper if you have them. 

For the virtual painting retreat, you will need (at least) two large surfaces to paint on. I suggest 30” x 30,” but larger is even better (more space = more freedom). You can paint on canvas, heavy watercolor paper (a 300-lb. paper will work great), panels (such as pieces of masonite or other wood from the hardware store), old paintings, upcycled doors, or even cardboard. This whole process is about working with what you’ve got!

Acrylic paints come in many different brands, sizes, and prices, and I will share my favorites. However, I always recommend buying paint according to your budget so you can feel free to use it with wild abandon. 

Please note that materials are not included in the cost of the course. 

How much physical space will I need?

I encourage you to paint as big as you can — ideally on canvases at least 30″ x 30″. You will need enough space to either hang your canvases on the wall, put them on an easel, or place them on a table, while also stepping away for perspective from time to time.

The actual space itself can be anywhere — in your kitchen, bedroom, spare room, garden, garage, or even in the park. Just remember, this can be a messy process, so you’ll want to protect your walls and floors with drop cloths or plastic sheets.

I will share all my tips on setting up your home painting studio and answer your questions about this in a Zoom call.

Will I be able to communicate with others during the course?

Upon registration, you will receive an invitation to join a private, global REUNITE Community Facebook group. This is a great space to meet and interact with your fellow REUNITERS and share images of your paintings. The REUNITE Facebook group will remain open indefinitely.

Can I ask questions directly to Flora?

If you are joining after the live retreat, I will no longer be available to answer questions, but all my Q + A sessions are recorded and available to watch as replays. We covered A LOT of questions in this course 🙂

For any technical or logistic questions, Tina (aka Teamlove) is available Monday – Friday through email (teamlove@florabowley.com) or the Facebook group (tag Tina Marina).

I haven’t painted before. Is this class for me?

Yes! This class is for anyone who wants to loosen up, become more confident, and explore their creativity in a new, intuitive way.

REUNITE is perfect for first-time painters, seasoned artists looking for more freedom and expression in their work, and everyone in-between.

For years, I have taught to wildly mixed groups in terms of experience levels, and it really works out for everyone. Please come as you are. All are welcome. 

I am already a professional artist. Is this class for me?

Yes! Even if you have been painting for years, this class will offer a fresh approach, new techniques, and a unique way of looking at painting from a place of intuition, freedom, and joy.

How do I know if this course is for me?

This course is for you if …

  • You’re ready to set the tone for 2021 with more creative expression.
  • You want to access more freedom and connection to your intuition in your art-making practice.
  • You’re craving meaningful connections with artists (of all levels) from around the world.
  • You’ve been wanting to take a painting retreat course with me, but haven’t been able to.
  • You have taken a retreat with me, and you want to dip back into the magic of that experience.
  • You’re feeling uninspired or disconnected and need some loving support to get you going again.
  • You want to claim restorative time just for you.
  • You want to learn a new skill.
  • You want to find a soulful and meaningful hobby.
  • You’re interested in becoming a professional artist.
  • You want to be part of a loving and creative community.
  • You are bursting with color that you want to share.
  • You are bursting with emotion that you want to express through paint.
  • You want to integrate the lessons and feelings of 2020.
  • You need a structured workshop to help you complete a painting.
  • You want finished art to hang in your home.
  • You enjoy dropping into the zone to create and also like having guidance and structure to keep you accountable.
  • You’re looking to break through obstacles, fears, and barriers.
  • You’re desiring a big shift of energy
  • You’re finding yourself again after a tough year.
  • You want to reconnect with your creative aliveness, on and off the canvas.

How is REUNITE different from the Bloom True E-Course?

Great question!

The most striking difference is that REUNITE is presented in a retreat format and it also offers my most current teachings.

While the basic approach to the Brave Intuitive Painting process is similar in both courses, the REUNITE virtual retreat will include over forty original videos that document a live workshop with a group of people, including one-on-one sessions with students as they move through some common challenges. The virtual retreat includes some of the same techniques you’ll find in Bloom True, along with all my latest favorite ways to share this process. 

REUNITE also includes six Zoom calls with the REUNITE community and a month of prompts and support that are entirely new to this course. 

If you’ve wanted to participate in an in-person workshop with me, REUNITE will give you that experience in a virtual setting. 

Do I need a high-speed Internet connection to participate in REUNITE?

Yes, all videos are shot in HD and are high quality, so you will need a fairly high-speed Internet connection to view them. The videos are a vital part of the content of this course, so please do consider this. We are not able to provide alternative viewing options for people on dial-up or on very slow connections. Therefore, please bear this in mind when registering. If you have regular broadband, you should be fine.

What if I have issues playing back video?

If you’re having trouble viewing a video in the course or anywhere else on the site:

  • Try turning off HD.
  • Web-browser issues: Some browsers may not support the Vimeo player. (Older versions of Firefox and Internet-Explorer seem to be problematic). Try launching the classroom in a different Browser: we’re finding Chrome and Safari to be the most stable.
  • Full-screen: Click on the four tiny arrows next to the Vimeo logo to watch the video in full screen. You can use the escape button to return to the post.
  • iPads & Tablets: You may need to install the free Vimeo App.

If problems persist, please send us an email at: teamlove@florabowley.com, and we’ll get back to you asap.

How much does is cost and how do I sign up?

With a sensitivity to the different ways the global pandemic and other challenging realities of this time have affected us and a sincere desire to make this work accessible and inclusive, I’m offering a multi-tiered pricing structure as well as a payment plan option for REUNITE.

Please select your price thoughtfully.

$99: Intended for those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, disabled, caretakers, or those experiencing extreme hardship at this time. I will also be giving away ten free spots for this course through my social media platforms. Sign up here to be alerted when the giveaway is live in early January. 

$299: Intended for those who have been affected by the pandemic (or other hardships) and could use a little extra support at this time.

$499: This is the original price I planned to charge for our month of creative wellness and four-day virtual retreat. In other words, this is the suggested price for REUNITE for those who are able to contribute this amount at this time. This price also includes Lifetime Access to The Bloom True E-Course, valued at $297.

$699: Intended for those in a place of abundance who feel called to pay it forward in support of our community members requiring lower tiered pricing. Thank you for your generosity! This price also includes Lifetime Access to The Bloom True E-Course, valued at $297, and A Year of The Painting Sessions, valued at $345.

Register by clicking on your selected tier.

Can my family members, housemates, or "pod" take REUNITE with me?

Yes, the more the merrier. REUNITE is based on a retreat format, so if you have a group to “retreat” with, great! It is also absolutely fine to participate in REUNITE on your own — your online community will be there to support you.

How It Works?

When one person registers for REUNITE, I invite you to share the experience with your immediate family, the people you live with, or your small “pod” of up to five people who plan to do the retreat together under the same roof. I kindly ask that you purchase another spot for every additional five people who plan to join you, or for each separate household. 

When you choose your price tier, please consider how many people will be participating together and what each person is able to contribute. For example, if you have five people participating and each person can afford to contribute $100, please choose the $499 tier. Thank you for honoring the hard work that went into this course by mindfully observing these requests.

Can I give this to a friend as a gift?

Yes! What a great gift to give. Please write to us at teamlove@florabowley.com to inquire about REUNITE Gift Certificates.

What is your refund policy?

If REUNITE does not meet your expectations, we are happy to give you a full refund within one week of your purchase. After that, there are no refunds or extensions for this course. Thank you for understanding.