Photo courtesy of Gather Greene

Pura Vida peartree

Puravida Peartree is a creative workshop and retreat where we move through different mediums to explore our curiosity and our whole selves — physical, mental, artistic and emotional. This November, our next installment moves to a gorgeous, secluded space in Upstate New York.

Puravida Peartree is very much about the interplay between our physical and creative practices. During our weekend together, we’ll forage for flowers, make desserts using food as a medicine and healer, sketch our surroundings, and start each morning with sweet yoga practices to ignite our days. We’ll connect to our natural world at the cusp of the season’s change, and experiment with what we can create.

We are all teachers and all students. Our collaborations are what elevate us all. The weekend culminates with a celebratory dinner styled by the whole group. We will play up our imaginations for their own own sakes, and for our own enrichment, enjoyment, and growth. Relaxation and re-excitement can happen together, and we’ve seen it time and again in workshops’ past.

Our home for the weekend is Gather Greene, a nature retreat located in the Hudson Valley sitting on over one hundred acres of rolling hills and woods in Greene County. The cabins are meticulously designed to feel as though you’re living in the woods with all the comforts of home.

Teachers:

Liza Lubell of Peartree Flowers | Sarah Blasi of Selva Floral | Emily Aumiller of Lael Cakes | Artist Scott Whipkey | Yoga Instructor Alison Baenen | Photographer Amber Gress

Details:

Workshop cost: $1095

Investment includes: four workshop-length courses: flower arranging lessons, dessert class, botanical illustration workshop; yoga each morning; brunch + dinner each day; and curated final dinner party (as well gifts and surprises).

*Housing cost:

Gather Green cabin single occupancy: $200/night

Gather Green cabin double occupancy: $100/night per person (please note you will be sharing a bed. Best for friends or lovers)

*Note: The workshop will conclude Sunday evening for those who need to be back to work Monday morning, but we have reserved our space through Monday and we welcome attendees to stay an extra night with us. We’ll officially close our weekend together Monday morning with a sweet closing circle.

*Participants are welcome to find their own housing and commute though we recommend staying on this sacred property.

For any questions, email Liza at: info@peartreeflowers.com

FAQS:

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO PAY NOW?

A $650 deposit is required to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due by October 31st, 2018.

HOW SHALL I PAY?

You can pay by check, chase quickpay, or by clicking here.

WHAT IS THE REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you decide to cancel, you will forfeit your deposit, but you can transfer your spot to someone else. The workshop organizers reserve the right to cancel if less than 6 participants sign up. In this unlikely scenario, you will be refunded in full. Note, Peartree is not responsible for reimbursing any transportation purchases.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS?

Yes, we cap the workshop at 12 people. That way, we can ensure that everyone gets plenty of individual attention and instruction, and the workshop stays small and intimate.

DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THE VARIOUS MEDIUMS?

Nope – none at all. And if you have a bunch, that’s great too.