Quintessence of the Arts

This programme is not currently scheduled.

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This course does not require previous participation in an Experience Week.

Christiane & Bruno Rossi

The essential link between art and the introspective journey of the creative process often brings to light that we are ourselves a work of art. It is really fundamental today to develop the conviction that ultimately the opposition between nature and culture is only an illusion.

We consider the artistic experience itself as the principal work of art. Nature, as an ideal poetic partner, is revisited and understood as a subject of inspiration and reflection, both muse and recipient of an imaginary conversation.

During this two-week journey we will explore and experience the narrative of specific landscape sceneries through our senses, leading us to an in-depth understanding of the transformative process of nature. This can help us to release unnecessary tensions to access deeper supporting structures of the imaginative mind. Through guided movement, writing and painting sessions we will aim to develop a personal artistic language that is clear and articulate.


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Tiered price (click here for more information): £1045 / £1195 / £1345

Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes 14 nights accommodation and all meals.

Christiane Rossi

Christiane Rossi is an artist who, through her dance and drama skills, has spent 30 years developing communication and creation strategies among various groups around the world. The focus is on meetings between the poetic perception of the natural world and the self. Nowadays she also runs writing workshops where introspective autobiography is a way to soften the pitfalls of life and to polish its story like a jewel.
Christiane's website

Bruno Rossi

Bruno Rossi made his studies of architecture design and visual Art in Switzerland. To experiment the question “what can a body do?” he liaised with the avant-garde Theatre Onze, the Polish Laboratory Theatre, the Butho in Japan and the Bauls in India. He practices Aikido and Chi gong. Art is an integral part of Bruno's spiritual practice. He developed artistic techniques to enter the imaginative world of nature and foster the creative process. These last 3 years he mainly uses visual art.
Bruno's website

Bruno and Christiane and their two children lived in the Findhorn Foundation community from 1996 to 2008. They were both Foundation staff members and facilitated the three-month programme Essence of the Arts and Theatre of the Earth. They are now established in Paris.