We like to keep you busy, if that's what you're into, so if you don't feel like chilling by the pool, why not try out one of the workshops at The Arts Factory. We run all sorts of Workshops here, however every week we have the following ones.
African Drumming Workshop
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 12 noon
Join Albert our resident drum-master in the courtyard for 1.5 hours of drumming mania. Don't worry if you don't own a drum, just come along and join in the fun, there's always a spare drum around at The Arts Factory...
All levels of experience welcome from complete beginners to drumming experts. It's all about having fun, learning to work together and meeting new people. Learn the basic techniques for djembe strokes (bass, tone and slap) Learn how to maintain a solid tempo and much much more !
Cost: $150 ($35 deposit)
When you stay at the Arts Factory Lodge in Byron Bay, you have the chance to learn Reiki.
So what is Reiki?
"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results."- Reiki.org
One day level 1 workshops are available upon request.
Location: A 3 minute walk from town
An enlightening day with 2 atunements in both Traditional Usui and Tibetan Reiki, with guided meditations included! Learn to treat yourself and others with this positive, high frequency, healing energy.
Learn more about Denise's Reiki Course
To book in advance contact Denise: 0405587768 (Reiki Master - Teacher in Usui, Tibetan, Karuna & Angel Reiki)
If you simply feel like a little pampering and don't have the time to complete an entire workshop simply visit Denise for a one-on-one treatment. Denise provides various treatments including Holistic Massage with Crystals, Reiki & Sound Therapy ($1 min / $55 Hr)
Crystal workshops are also available!
Saturday to Wednesday at 2.30pm
Location: In the didge pit under the tree.
DIDGERIDOO MAKING - A great way to spend a day at the Arts Factory Lodge is making your own Didgeridoo with Craigu! He is a brilliant Didgeridoo artist and has extensive experience. The wood he uses is from Eucalyptus trees, the hole in the middle is naturally made by termites.
All the Didgeridoos are authentic and cut by Aboriginal people.
It only costs $165 and takes between 2 and 4 hours to build your own! When you are finished you can leave your own fingerprints and paint your Didgeridoo.
Please contact us for the up to date schedule
At the Arts Factory Lodge you can start your day with a relaxing yoga workout. Everybody can join in even if it is your first time. Located on the grass area next to the lake (weather permitting).
Yoga is a relaxing way to get in shape and be more flexible. Yoga will give you the opportunity to bend your body in all kind of forms you didn't expect to be able to. You will do this all by concentrating on your breathing.
You can use yoga in different kinds of ways some people use it to prepare for meditation, some people use it as a spiritual form or exercise, or just as a normal exercise to become more flexible. It is a healthy way to achieve a more flexible and healthier body and it strengthens the muscles. You will slow your mind by using those movements because yoga is all about exercising with breathing.
Yoga will teach you how to stretch all your muscles in a comfortable and relaxing way without forcing your muscles, it is also good to see if you can still manage to reach your toes.
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