Big Sur, California: “Creativity and the Magic of Intuition: The Point Zero Painting Process” with Michele Cassou & Cherie Ray

“Creativity and the Magic of Intuition: The Point Zero Painting Process” Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California. 

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June 7-12, 2020

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

A wonderful painting retreat on the spectacular coast of Big Sur. For beginners and continuing students. 5 days Residential. Taught by Michele Cassou with Cherie Ray.  “The creative painting work offers practical ways to dissolve creative blocks and find inspiration so that, in a state of infinite possibility, art becomes not a means to an end but a place we inhabit, a place to explore our true selves and the mystery of our lives.”

Fee for the workshop including lodging, gourmet food (mostly organic), natural hot baths and pool, and spectacular setting right on the coast: $965 for bunk-bed, $1215 for standard, $650 for sleeping bag accommodation, and other choices of premium rooms-plus $50 painting materials fee. Prices may change-please check with Esalen. Call (888)837-2536 for registration and information. Additional number:(831)667-3005 for registration and information. Or, register on-line with Esalen

Cherie Ray is gifted, grounded, heart-centered coach dedicated to creative success. She can get you in touch with your aliveness and help you move in the direction of your dreams.

– Alan Cohen, Lecturer, Teacher, and Author

Cherie Ray is a unique and inspired leader into the process of exploration of the self through painting. She aims for truth and freedom of expression, holding the space for people to be who they truly are and realize their joyful potential in their creations.

– Michele Cassou, Point Zero Teacher and Author

Though I’ve focused on my spiritual path for years, it was through my work with Cherie Ray that I was able to round that final corner into unconditional life and peace. Cherie’s steady, shining positivity and creative approach to her coaching were just the mulch I needed to blossom in a whole new way.

– P.V.

I am not exaggerating when I say you changed my life … that afternoon was an awakening for me and within a short period of time a transformation happened. Now I feel like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon!

– K.O.

Thanks, Cherie. Your support for “the creative artist” in each of us was a step on my journey to making this dream come true. I still remember walking the path past the prayer flags to your amazing “True You Creativity” studio…and finding out that, yes, a “DOT” could be art. I had so much fun “playing” in the safe space you create. Keep doing what you do–following your dream–and facilitating and inspiring so many others.

– B.A.