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Mon, Sep 11


Enso Retreat Center

Wonders & Whimsies 2023

We’ve planned another Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat! Come create with us at Wonders & Whimsies September 11th – 17th, 2023, on Salt Spring Island, BC, at the wonderful Enso Retreat Center! Full details can be found here ~

Wonders & Whimsies 2023
Wonders & Whimsies 2023

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – Sep 17, 2023, 10:00 AM

Enso Retreat Center, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

About the Event

Wonders & Whimsies

An Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat

Your fabulous facilitators will once again be Tracy Buechler of Be Brave Studio and Theresa Ratcliff of Blue Tulip Designs.

This all-inclusiveretreat will see participants creating a Whimsical Creature art doll (whose theme will be a surprise), assembling an art journal (to document the fun), doing some watercolor sketches (because pic’s or it didn’t happen), and fun-filled daily creative writing exercises. Artists will also be treated to relaxing morning yoga, a refreshing forest bathing outing, sketching & watercolor walks in the forest and along the beach, and an adventurous trip to the local farmers and art market, during which we will take a side quest to include a tour of the local lavender fields on Salt Spring Island.

This Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat will be held at the picturesque and serene Enso Retreat Center on Salt Spring Island, under the care and supervision of the beautiful owner and facilitator, Dori Howard. The Enso Retreat Center has oceanfront vistas, nourishing forest walks, a fully equipped kitchen, serene studio, comfy beds, and a private beach. You can learn more about Enso at

In keeping with the feeling of connection and friendship, there is limited space available!! Registration will be limited to 10 participants. Don’t wait to sign up! For detailed registration information, please visit Be Brave Studio at or Blue Tulip Designs at

Questions can be directed to Tracy at or Theresa at

Please contact us concerning travel routes and connections. Attendees will be met at Fulford Harbor Ferry Terminal on Salt Spring Island for transport to Enso Retreat Center. Please schedule to arrive no later than 2:00 PM PST on Monday, September 11th, 2023.

The cost for this creative adventure that is Wonders & Whimsies, is $2650.00 USD.


The $2650.00 cost of this retreat can be paid in full or made in three installments:

First installment is a Deposit of $650.00 USD due by June 1, 2023.

Second installment of $1000.00 USD due by July 1, 2023.

Third installment of $1000.00 USD due by August 1, 2023.

Please note that due to the amount of planning and cost that goes into hosting this event, $600.00 of the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see our full cancellation policy at before registering.

What IS included in the cost of the Wonders & Whimsies Retreat:

Transportation to and from the Enso Retreat Center and the Fulford Harbor Ferry Terminal on Salt Spring Island.

Lodging for 6 nights at the Enso Retreat Center.

Light refreshments for the meet & greet (Monday afternoon).

Breakfast, lunch, & dinner during your stay at Enso Retreat Center (excluding lunch on Saturday during the excursion).

All supplies needed to complete each project. (We recommend bringing your favorite travel watercolors).

Project instruction, direction, and support.

Excursion transportation from and to Enso Retreat Center.

Some Wonders & Whimsies Lagniappe (a little something extra).

What is NOT included in the cost of the Wonders & Whimsies Retreat:

Airfare and travel expenses, including travel insurance, to get to and from Fulford Harbor Ferry Terminal on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Lunch during our excursion to the farmers and art market and trip to the Lavender Fields.

Personal expenses incurred outside of this retreat.

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