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Enchanted by the Muse:A Sumptuous Romp through Paint & Process!

A Soulful Guided Painting Retreat for Women: October 19-22, 2017 in Austin, Tx

painting retreatLavish your Inner Muse through paint, poetry, journaling, movement, sacred circle, delicious food, and sisterhood with other soulful creative women!

A delightful long weekend of intentional creativity & emotional healing to reconnect you with your sacred birthright: your creativity & self-expression.

Leave with an extraordinary touchstone of your journey– a mythic painting of your Inner Muse!

Join Creative Catalyst Katherine Torrini & Queen of Tapping Sonya Sophia in a journey to meet, marvel and meld with your Muse! 

The Power of Intentional Creativity

Open the PortalAdding conscious intention to the act of creating elevates its power for discovery, healing and transformation. This retreat uses the 13-step Intentional Creativity painting method, which weaves together sacred ritual, guided journaling and step-by-step intuitive painting instruction. The process  is specifically designed to create a remarkably powerful and satisfying paintingeven for complete beginners!

The Power of Tapping

EFT also called ‘Tapping’ is a scientifically proven self-healing technique which allows you to naturally release accumulated stress, trauma and pain from both mind & body at an accelerated pace. Your guide Sonya Sophia is not only a painter but she’s also an expert in teacher leading EFT. Getting stuck is a part of the creative process, but staying stuck doesn’t have to be! By learning to practice EFT you can quickly release years of creative blocks and wash away fears and insecurities about painting right there in front of your easel!


Painting AltarYour Creative Adventure includes:

  • Step-by Step 13-Step Painting Process (no painting experience required!)

  • EFT Instruction & practice while we paint to keep you flowing

  • Sacred circle time with other soulful creative women

  • Nourishing snacks & drinks

  • Two gourmet lunches

  • 18″ x 24” gallery-wrapped canvas

  • Brushes, top-quality acrylic paints and all supplies

  • Painting Journal and other surprises!

  • Guided movement practices to embody & integrate your Inner Muse

Watch the 13-steps unfold in
Katherine’s Legendary Muse painting:

Yummy Bonuses!

World Tapping Circle

 World Tapping Circle: Free Month of Healing

Join us for a weekly interactive livestream self-healing event hosted by EFT master practitioner Sonya Sophia. Every Monday at 8pm CST / 6pm PST, an ever-expanding global community gathers to heal issues ranging from creative blocks to PTSD to chronic illness and pain.


My Juicy Journal

My Juicy Journal30 day Visual Journaling eCourse!

Your journal can absolutely be the safe, delightful, and irresistible place that you can’t wait to get to every day. It can be your haven, your playground, and your creative co-conspirator. Your journal can easily fill your well so full that your creativity overflows into the rest of your life. The trick is knowing how to do it!


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4-Part PAYMENT PLAN: $250 deposit + 3 monthly payments of $375

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 This intimate Retreat
has room for 8 Soulful
Creative Women only

Reserve your Spot today!

Your Exuberant Guides:

KatherineTorrini w brushCreative Catalyst Katherine Torrini is an artist, poet and creative catalyst whose secret mission is connecting people to their life spark through creative play. She’s never met anything she couldn’t make art out of and delights empowering others to do the same.

Katherine is a fun and supportive teacher who specializes in creating the safe space to go deep– with full permission to show up exactly as you are. After more than 20 years of teaching, she still lives to see the “wow!” moment in her students—that magical instant when you realize “wow! I actually can do that!”

She has been studying Intentional Creativity and the 13-step painting method with for the last two years and will graduate in November from the Color of Woman School.

signed Katherine“ Intentional Creativity puts the sacredness, beauty, ritual, magic, mystery, inclusiveness and empowerment back into art. There are no mistakes. Keep painting until you love it!”


Sonya Sophia

Queen of Tapping Sonya Sophia is an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) expert and the founder of The Sophia School of Living Arts. She is the host of a weekly, interactive, online, self healing event called the ‘World Tapping Circle’.

 As a workshop leader and speaker at conferences and expos, Sonya Sophia has brought the power of EFT to audiences, students and online viewers for over 12 years. Teaching in Canada, the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and all over America,  Sonya has led 30,000 people in workshops, festivals, retreats, and EFT Practitioner trainings.

She is a prolific creator of courses, audios and videos to help educate people about how to quickly heal trauma and clear out cultural conditioning. She adeptly guides audiences to be able to accept the healing power of unconditional love though EFT.

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“During the painting process with Katherine, I cleared creative blocks I’d had for years. This work healed my soul from the university art school conditioning that was stoping me from being a painter. This process opened up my inner painter in one weekend in way I never thought possible! Tears of joy!”

Reserve your Spot: Payment Plan


This intimate Retreat
has room for 8 Soulful
Creative Women only

Reserve your Spot today!

$1250 (save $175 when you pay in full!) 0r
4-Part PAYMENT PLAN: $250 deposit + 3 monthly payments of $375


Feather Painting PortalFrequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the retreat schedule?

    • Retreat begins the evening of Thursday October 19

    • Retreat  takes place all day Friday & Saturday October 20-21
    • Retreat ends midday Sunday October 22
      So you can integrate gently back into your week and travel home, we do not recommend booking flights before 3 pm Sunday, to give yourself ample time to say goodbye and make your way to the airport. 

  • Where is the retreat located?

    • a beautiful private studio in South Austin. Exact location and parking directions will be provided after registration.
  • Does the retreat include lodging? meals?

    • Lodging is not included. If you need to book accommodation, contact us for exact retreat location. Delicious Snacks, drinks and two gourmet lunches are provided (as well as ample chocolate for your Muse!) Dinners are on your own — or to share with other retreat participants.

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    I have other things planned that weekend, how much free time will I have?

    • Muses require spaciousness and attention. They don’t take kindly to being over-scheduled! Give yourself the gift of fully receiving this deeply nourishing retreat by staying present to it. Plan to spend the whole long weekend immersed in the experience and reschedule any other activities to another time.

  • I can only partially attend/ I need to leave early

    • If you cannot attend the whole retreat, please plan to take a future retreat when you can. Leaving early or arriving late disrupts both the individual and group process. Please contact us with your specific situation if you have questions. katherine(at) (512) 534-1100

  • I have never painted before. What supplies do I need to bring?

    • Beginners welcome! Easels, brushes, top-quality acrylic paint, a gallery-wrapped canvas, and all other supplies will be provided.

  • glazing the MuseI have painted before, can I bring my own brushes and/or paints?

    • You are welcome to bring your own brushes and acrylic paints. (They will also be provided.)

  • I paint with oils, can I bring my own paints?

    • No, the 13-step method we are using involves many thin layers that need to dry quickly, so oil paint does not work in this retreat setting. If you have never painted with acrylics, we will show you how!

  • I’m flying in from out of town– how will I get my canvas home?

    • Muse canvases often enjoy flying carry-on (which delights fellow travelers and is a great conversation starter!)
      Alternately, you can ship your canvas home. Please email or call if you have specific questions.


More Questions? Reach out–> katherine(at) (512)534-1100

We look forward to painting with you!

We look forward to painting with you!

Sonya Sophia & Katherine

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*and save the date for Journey to the Muse Retreat in Florence, Italy September 18-and 22, 2018! *