Live the Artist's Way on the Island of the Arts

Welcome to the Island of the Arts - Gabriola ...

where Small is Beautiful.

5-Day Artful Living ISLAND RETREAT

Re-Discover Your Creative Self

Write from the Heart

Create from the Soul

Find Your Voice and Your Path in Midlife

Connect with Who You Are and the Life You Want To Live by exploring the Arts & Nature.

Your Guides on the Journey …

Jan Moore -Midlife Reinvention Coach

Jan Moore, MA is a Midlife Reinvention Coach who will help you Tap Into All 6 of Your Senses

to Design a Creative Plan for the Lifestyle you want to live.

Caroline JamesArtist
Caroline James,a MFA will deepen your connection with your Creative Spirit using gentle,

but powerful Intuitive Painting techniques.

See Caroline's work at

Artful Living RETREAT is an experiential event designed to help you reconnect with your Creative Self.




Design a Creative Plan for the Life you want to Live.




Get a feel for what it’s like to live here.







You're invited to Write from the Heart and Create from the Soul. Find your Voice and your Path in Midlife. Savour the time to slow down, explore Nature and your own Creativity. You'll be guided on a journey of self-expression to Write Your Own Story of Midlife Reinvention.




Lynn and Alison ham it up at the Gabriola Theatre Festival market.




Use your Creativity to create your own Souvenirs.







There will be music, Art, nature walks and a variety of outdoor activities you can participate in.




You'll have the Time and Space to explore and enjoy some Island time.




Many writers, artists and entrepreneurs spend their time in a new location because it gives them a new perspective, exposes them to new cultures, customs, ideas and scenery to enhance their creativity.




Gabriola is home for many musicians and writers. If your interest is jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, weaving or wood - the artists are all here. The Retreat can be customized to match your interests.




Caroline will help you create your own Souvenir work




Do you ever find yourself thinking:  




  • I think I’m creative, but I haven’t had time to explore my creativity.




  • I wouldn’t know how to start.




You can start here.







We are offering a 5-Day Island Retreat to help you:




  1. Immerse yourself in Island Living.




The chaos and busyness of everyday life means you deserve some Island time so you can slow down, breathe in the ocean air and just relax.




  1. Learn from Local Artists and Entrepreneurs.




Learn from Artists who have walked the path you want to travel. Ask them about the Pros and Cons of making a living as an Artist. They can teach you and give you tips.




  1. Discover how to Express Your Voice through your Creativity.




You will have the time and space to explore your creativity so you can find your voice and express it.




  1. Explore your Entrepreneurial Spirit.




Discussions with living Artists can help you decide if their lifestyle is a fit for you. You’ll create items you may want to sell within our group. This will help you test whether you are able to release your treasures for a price.




  1. Draw inspiration from Island scenery and Nature.




Gabriola Island inspires many Artists. Whether you want forest, meadow, pond, sandy beach or rocky shore, you’re never far from the inspiration of the Salish Sea. It’s yours to discover.




  1. Take home Souvenirs you will create yourself.




 Take home a self-created, tangible memory of your visit.




  1. Leave with a Travel Plan for your Next Adventure.




 Know your Next Step on your Journey. Brainstorm ideas with our Community and perhaps find a friend to travel with.




View of The Haven Retreat Centre from the beach.




If you are a woman age 50+ who wants to explore how it’s possible to combine your Creativity with Travel or Entrepreneurship …




 I invite you to a Retreat on the Island of the Arts - Gabriola Island - on Canada’s West Coast.







Escape the chaos of Big City life and enjoy some Island time.




 Each Retreat is limited to a Maximum of 8.




 We will Co-create each Retreat together so it is customized just for you.




Immerse yourself in my Community and experience a small Island with Artistic Charm - where Small is Beautiful.




Leah is a well-loved local musician. You could join her for a song.






$697   ( Accommodation extra due to wide choice of Options. )




 NEXT RETREAT DATE: September 25 to 29, 2019




 You have the option to arrive early or stay late. We start Wed. evening and end Sun. afternoon.




Individual Retreats can be arranged at other times.




The Gabriola Weaver’s Guild won First Place for this display.




Send me an Email if you’d like to learn more.




Life is a Creative Adventure.


Enjoy the Journey.






P.S. The RETREAT explores …




Travel + Creativity + Entrepreneurship




Travel to the Island of the Arts.




Use your Creativity to create your own Souvenirs.




Explore your Entrepreneurship opportunities.




 Save this Date for your Island Retreat




 Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, 2019