Andretta | June 2024 – Creativegarh – Creativity Retreats
When is it happening?

2nd to 8th June, 2024

Where is it happening?

At a yoga retreat and heritage homestay in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range.
A place where the rustling of leaves and the serenity of the valley conjures music
to the ears. A place where artists, writers and poets have retreated to contemplate
the complexities of life. Andretta makes for an artists’ colony, and it is here that
you will paint prominent moments of your life, while adding colour to your future.
The valley is famed for its picture-perfect surroundings.

VENUE

The Mirage, Andretta is a place where you will wake up to the singing of birds and the
pitter-patter of rain drops.

Ensconced amidst lush greenery at the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range, The Mirage is
the perfect amalgamation of elegance and rustic. The property is dotted with sprawling
gardens and boasts ample sit-outs for you to kick back and soak up the tranquil vibe of
Andretta. Nestled in a bamboo grove and looking out to the greenery is a beautiful yogashala
where you can start off your mornings. There is a heated swimming pool at one part of the
property and a steam room at another for you to unwind and rejuvenate your souls.
Visit the website of the venue.

How to get there?

By Air:
The nearest airport is Dharamshala Airport (42 km). The venue is a 75-minute drive from
the airport.

If you are planning to fly down, you can avail direct flights to Dharamshala from Delhi,
Chandigarh, or Jaipur. Otherwise, you can fly down to Amritsar and avail a cab, which will
take you roughly 4.5 hours (237 km) to reach the venue.

By Train:
The nearest train station is the Amb Andaura Station (104 km) from where it takes roughly
3 hours to reach The Mirage, Andretta.

From Pathankot Station (120 km), the venue is 3.5 hours away.

By Road:
The Mirage, Andretta is a 12-hour drive from Delhi (540 km), a 6.5-hour drive from
Chandigarh (240 km) and a 4.5-hour drive from Amritsar (237 km).

We can help you with the last mile arrival and pickup by cabs from the nearest airports
or railway station. Do get in touch with us at hello@creativegarh.com

So, when do I get there and when do I leave?

To ensure a seamless start to our hill station retreat, we recommend you check-in at the
venue at the latest by 4pm on the 2nd of June, Sunday. Our program officially begins at 6pm
on the same day with a 44-minute kickoff session.

Ease off, have dinner with your co-attendees, engage with the facilitators and settle in
for a restful sleep. The retreat will then unfold with full-day sessions from 3rd up till
late evening of 7th June. You may plan to leave for your destination any time before
11am on the 8th.

What’s the accommodation like?

The Mirage features the main house, the white house and garden cottages with each
boasting a colonial appeal, designed with hip roofs and balustrades. Inside, there are
plenty of common sitting areas where you can cosy up with your companions when the tales
get interesting. The bedrooms are each furnished with a comfy bed and a storage unit.
Floor carpets ensure your feet stay warm at all times. The en suite washrooms are tiled
and fitted with western sanitary ware.

There will be a total of 16 attendees with 2 facilitators at the Retreat.

How many participants will there be in all?

16 at the maximum. The idea is to create an intimate group of people who are serious about
their creative transformation and can be cheerleaders for each other’s transformation journey.
We also ensure that we have a diverse and varied lot across domains and experience levels, so
that when the journeys intersect, there are enough experiences and stories to take solace in.

How much does it cost?

INR 86,000 + government taxes per person on double occupancy.
INR 111,110 + government taxes per person on single occupancy (limited seats on first come, first serve basis). For details on where your money goes and what’s included and what’s not, please click here.

What’s the day-wise journey like?

Unpacking – letting go of the old baggage you’ve been carrying

Creating space for a new journey of transformation.
The law of the land.
Discovering oneself through an inner journey, and clearing the past.
The story of your life and beginning of self-creative healing and recovery.
Introduction to unreasonable living.

Meeting your travel partners – the friends and foes of creativity

Reflection and time travel.
Discovering how joy flows.
Knowing your story and re-meeting yourself.
Meeting the real friends and foes of your life.
Overcoming procrastination.
Soul searching of things that matter and things that don’t.

Finalising the big life destination

Intensive creative recovery with deeper inner journey.
Elevating self love.
The journey of life purpose.

Planning the creative life journey

Unravelling of life purpose.
Manifestation and internalisation of life purpose.
Passion project discussions.
Intensive self creative healing and recovery.
Pouring yourself into your passions.

Day 1 of new journey and rules of the road ahead

Where it all comes together.
Handling the roadblocks – fame, critics, failure, blockages, u-turns, judgement, skepticism and other creativity demons.
Staying in the creative flow.
Being ready for life from Day 6 and beyond.

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