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Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Activity:

Amazing Art Therapy Retreat in Mullumbimby NSW 
Psychologists, Counselors, Artists and any person who wants to use Art techniques in a Therapeutic way, all are welcome! 

At this Art Camp, you will be able to learn and enjoy creative ways of working with clients ( Children, Adolescents, Adults) and groups (Families, Corporations) , using Art Journals, Sand Play, Drawing, Drama Therapy, Body work, Masks, Paintings, Land Art, and more. 

Enjoy this ART THERAPY CAMP in a magic and luxurious place in ANAHATA RETREAT Mullumbimby (NSW), Healthy Food, plenty of Nature, relaxing time and Art work, they are the best ingredients to experience an amazing weekend!

Course / Activity Outline:

Friday March 29th, 2019

6:00 pm /7:00 pm      Dinner & free time

7:30 pm/ 8:00 pm      Welcome and group meeting.



Saturday March 30th, 2019

8:00/ 8:30 am            Yoga Class

8:30/ 9:30 am           Breakfast

9:30/ 11:30 am          Art Camp activities

                                   WORKSHOP 1: Art Journals Painting with Acrylics, Gelli plate, stencils

11:30/ 12 noon           Break

12/ 1:00 pm               Art Camp activities

1:00/ 3:00 pm            Lunch & free time

3:00/ 6:00 pm            Art Camp activities

WORKSHOP 2: Body Work Painting, Dance, Movement

6:00/8:00 pm             Dinner & free time

8:00 pm                      Group Rituals

                                   WORKSHOP 3: Masks Mixed Media. Performance

Sunday March 31st, 2019

8:00/ 8:30 am            Yoga Class

8:30/ 9:30 am           Breakfast

9:30/ 11:30 am          Art Camp activities

                                   WORKSHOP 3: Sand Play and Land Art Mixed media

11:30/ 12 noon           Break

12/ 1:00 pm               Art Therapy Retreat Closing. Group Ritual

1:00/ 2:00 pm            Lunch


Note: The activities times & activities topics, could be changed due event adjustments.


Art Camp Package: Accommodation in a sharing room, single beds in each room. One room have 2 guests, another room 3 guest, and one more room one guest I a single bed, for two nights.

Accommodation in a tent is also available, please contact us for more information:

Directions to the Art Therapy Retreat: Anahata retreat – Mullumbimby- NSW. 

Note: All the reservations must be organized by Gestalt Art therapy centre

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

At this ART CAMP you will practice: 
Working with Acrylic painting, inks, Gelli plate. Stencils 
Art Journals 
Exploring Land Art 
Mixed media 
Spiritual Rituals 
The Art work as the focus of Art Therapy: 
Working with Self-esteem 
Working with the polarities of the light/ shadow aspects 
Trauma work 
Inner Child 
Working with the family (like a Constellation) 
Working with kids, adolescents, families 
Sandplay Therapy 
Group work

Presenter / Provider: Yaro Starak & Gemma Garcia- Roman
Qualifications: B.A., M.S.W, Adv.Dip.SW, Dip.GT.

Yaro Starak

B.A., M.S.W, Adv.Dip.SW, Dip.GT.

Gestalt Psychotherapist.

Gestalt Art Therapist CAT®

Men leadership training

Author of books on Gestalt Psychotherapy & Group facilitation

Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre-Australia


Gemma Garcia 

Dip GT. Dip Ericksonian Hypnosis. Aura Soma Therapist L2. Dip.Visual Arts

Gestalt Therapist

Gestalt Art Therapist CAT®

Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre - Australia

Visual Artist. Art Instructor. Freelance Book Editor

Freelance Curator, Coordinator Art Group Exhibitions.

Director of APE Brisbane (Art Performances and Exhibitions) 

Does this activity include assessment?
Is this activity self-paced?
If no, when does it need to be completed by?
Registration URL:
Cost ($): Members of ACA & Gestalt Art Therapy Club: Payment before February 25th: $850 / Non- members: Payment before February 25th: $950
Registration Instruction:

The Art Therapy retreat will be in ANAHATA Retrat- Mullumbimby, NSW

Download the Art Therapy Retreat Registration form here please

Payment plan- Two payments:

First payment of the 50% of the total ammount before February 15th, 2019

Second payment of the rest to complte the full payment before March 4th, 2019


Payment Method (Select the option, please):

 PayPal (This method has 4% of Commission)

Bank transfer (Ask us for Bank information) to:

Be a Gestalt Art Therapy member today just for $30/Year and access to discounts! 

Full membership 2019: $30

Gemma Garcia- Roman & Yaro Starak

0421 514 907 /   0466 550 796

Each price is per person. The amount is in Australian Dollar. See Cancellation Policy in the registration form, please.

Contact Name: Gemma Garcia- Roman & Yaro Starak
Contact Phone: 0421 514 907 / 0466 550 796
Contact Email:

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