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Wow, words cannot describe the beauty and the flow of this Veteran retreat. Warriors’ Awakening Retreat was a huge success. We managed to create a harmonious, safe and abundant space for healing and laughter. 10 veterans and 1 civilian came together for 5 days of health and healing complete with organic meals, art workshops, yoga, flower essence, nature hikes, sweat lodge, equine therapy, cold water plunge, and so much more. It felt like we accomplished so much together.
This was a beautiful group and we bonded so much! Much love to you all! I can’t wait to see what you all create in the world! And thank you for the supporters who donated funds to help the Vets attend this retreat in Roxbury, Maine.
Much love to Crystal and Ryan for bringing forth this vision with me.
Stay tuned for upcoming dates for Warriors' Awakening Retreat 2022!
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Wow! It's been 15 years since I left the Marine Corps as a former military journalist.
I got out and never looked back and thus, haven't created any new articles.... until now!
I am super excited to challenge myself and retry an old skill.
I connected with the Psychedelic Times and became a guest writer while interviewing one of my painting teachers and visionary art mentors, Amanda Sage!
I was living in Guatemala with limited internet but was able to connect with her via zoom and chat about her art, The Vision Train, her connection to plant medicines and how she taps into the spirit realms. =)
Check out this link to see the full article here
Amanda will be showing her work at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, AZ for her exhibition entitled, “Vision Seeds” from Sept 10, 2021-Jan 16,2022.
Find her on the web here- https://www.amandasage.com
And Instagram here- https://www.instagram.com/amandasageart/
And find out how to sign up for the Vision Train Here
I just finished an interview with my friend, Lauren Schwind of the Subnormal Podcast! Check me out during this fun interview where we talk about Visionary Art, Plant medicines, Moral injury and self love rituals in the desert!
Would love to know what you think.
Acrylic Online Painting Class w/Veronika Rose
2-hour acrylic painting basics.
This workshop begins with an assessment of your needs and painting questions.
We can discuss painting techniques, painting ideas, and look over your art portfolio.
Together we can create steps to achieve your painting goals.
Bring a journal for notes and come prepared with questions specific to your style.
Retreat Group Psychedelic Integration Painting workshop
Group retreat packages. 2-4 hour painting workshops for psychedelic integration with visionary art.
Veronika has been certified as a Drug and Addiction Recovery and Psycho-spiritual coach, with Being True To you. Her niche is focusing on transformational coaching and psychedelic integration with art.
She also is a visionary painter, art teacher and Marine Corps Veteran. With over 20 years of painting experience and 10 years of participating in sacred plant medicine ceremonies, she helps each participant tap into themselves through art.
She opens each session with a guided meditation and intention setting before collectively painting as a group.
Psychedelic experiences can sometimes be so powerful that they are hard to describe with words. Veronika guides each participant to explore color and form to help integrate their spiritual, medicinal experiences.
Experience includes safe space creation, smudging, world music, all art supplies and instruction. Each painting is different and is unique to what each individual feels called to express.
Please email Veronikaroseart@gmail.com to schedule time and confirm details about your event.
Art Consultation 1hr
1-hour online Artist Consultation and Coaching.
I believe everyone is an artist.
I'm an artist with almost 20 years of painting experience, and I've compiled my best knowledge to help you grow as an artist. I have a wide variety of experience in the art field.
"I wish someone told me all this when I was just starting out!"
If you are an artist who can't figure out how to take their art to the next level, consider hiring an art coach! I will act as a muse to help activate your creativity and take your art and inspiration to the next level. Together we can create an artist plan, specific to your needs and skill level.
Sometimes all you need is inspiration and encouragement from a coach to help you achieve your art goals. I'm honored to help you.
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Warriors' awakening retreat 2021.
The “Warriors’ Awakening Retreat” (W.A.R.) was created to assist Veterans who may be struggling to find their way among the chaos. Using nature and art as healing catalysts, we help Veterans rediscover the peace within themselves, using sacred, holistic, and alternative practices to revive the spirit.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Join us Oct. 7th-12th in Roxbury, Maine at the Human-Nature Hostel for a unique and holistic experience, focusing on empowering Veterans in Nature, self discovery, healthy coping skills and building community.
This 5-day healing retreat offers three nourishing meals each day, wilderness hikes, meditation, discussions, yoga, visionary painting workshops, sound healing, journaling, archery, horseback riding and sacred (temezcal) sweatlodge.
Nature hikes, Archery, Ax & Atlatl w/ Marine veteran, Ryan Holt
Visionary painting w/Marine veteran, Veronika Rose
Sweat lodge & Sound healing w/ Joseph Breton & Colin Dougher
Yoga w/ Army veteran, Crystal Plunkett
Horseback Riding w/ Sarah Page
- Pick up and drop off @ Portland, ME airport Oct. 7th and 12th.
- 5 days/5 nights lodging at the Human-Nature Hostel.
- 3 healthy meals per day
- Use of Hostel amenities
- All Group activities;
- Day hiking excursions, yoga, painting materials, sound healing/therapy, sweat lodge, archery, horseback riding and video Zoom group chats.
Cost: $500 per Veteran
If you would like to become a sponsor or donate to enable a veteran to join please contact us.
The retreat is co-ed and limited to 12 Veterans. Veterans sleep in shared quarters in a spacious bunk room in the Hostel. Males and females will have separate sleeping quarters.
*Ear plugs available
We encourage you to sign up for this Retreat with a “Battle Buddy,” a Brother or Sister you’ve served with who could also benefit from this unique healing experience.
LOCATION: The Human-Nature Hostel is located in Maine's most pristine mountainous region, where rivers, lakes, hiking trails, summits, waterfalls and hidden gems are abundant. This location and experience will give each of us the opportunity to decompress and share in the camaraderie with our fellow warriors. Simply immersing ourselves in Nature offers a much more affective way of healing our inner selves, and sometimes all it takes is sitting around a fire on the mountain under a celestial starry night, reminiscing with a band of brothers & sisters.
Warriors' Awakening Retreat 2019 pictures
What people are saying about W.A.R. Warriors' Awakening Retreat-
I’ve recently launched my new Youtube Channel to share my time-lapse videos of me painting or interviews with fascinating people. One thing about me is, I keep it real. As a former military journalist, I’m using the interviewing skills that I learned while being a combat correspondent in the Marine Corps and integrating them into my much calmer lifestyle. Join me as I interview my good friends and fascinating people.
Check it out here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBzNQ42lCIDhHfXYVPjtDUg
Veronika was featured in the "Journal of Visionary culture," Volume 10- "Love Edition."
Her painting, "Mareacion" is on page 324. This publication was created by the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors and features many world famous visionary painters. You can check out the journal @ www.COSM.org.