Pratibimba's Beachfront Art, Yoga and Leadership Retreat 2022

Watsonville, CA, USA

sujata tibrewala
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Jun 24 - 26, 2022
Group size: 15 - 20
Pratibimba's Beachfront Art, Yoga and Leadership Retreat 2022
Watsonville, CA, USA

sujata tibrewala
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2 reviews

Jun 24 - 26, 2022
Group size: 15 - 20

About this trip


Want to learn how Art helps you connect the dots, find patterns where no one else sees them and find creative solutions to tough problems in any walks of life?  If this sentence is a surprise to you, you are not alone, and this retreat is just designed for you. You will learn how art unleashes your creativity. which once unleashed will permeate all parts of your life and help re-tap into your genius (as per NASA, all children are born creative geniuses which is killed by modern education system:

Please join us online or in-person for a 3-day immersive Art, Yoga, and Vegan food beachfront retreat in scenic Watsonville, Ca. It will be a space to collaborate with people from diverse walks of life in the Bay Area as well as to work on individual and collaborative projects that allow you to hone in on your problem-solving skills in an artistic environment. All of the exercises and activities are designed to help you practice observation and pattern recognition techniques. These extend beyond the retreat and transfer into leadership and relationship-building skills. You will walk away with finished pieces of art that you created and tells the story of your experience.  

A mixture of Western and South Asian styles - classes include art therapy, Arti-science Warli art, Plein art acrylics, kalamkari, and Mughal miniature art. Workshops include miniature sculpture, drawing, and experimentation with various other media.  Mornings will begin with early meditation and yoga to prepare us for a day of creating. 

Lead by practicing artist Sujata Tibrewala (, we will include a delicious breakfast, snacks, and potluck vegan dinner. Some specified materials are included although we will share a list of supplies weeks before the retreat. Limited lodging is available. Day passes are $100 to account for a full day of classes, food, and refreshments.

Participant Safety

— All participants regardless of vaccination status must submit a negative home COVID test within three days before the retreat and agree to stay in our creative bubble for the duration of the weekend. By forming a bubble we can ensure each other's safety.  —  

We recommend you purchase travel insurance for your trip. 

Your Instructors

Sujata Tibrewala, artist, and Open Source Technology Strategist at Intel was trained as a postgraduate electrical engineer and has been exhibiting her art at various prestigious venues around the world since 2008. She uses her quest of knowledge to research the subjects close to her heart and expresses them through her piercing paintings.

She has had successful solos at venues including University of Illinois, Chicago, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, and Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. Sujata has also served as docent and adult art education advisor at Brooks’s Museum, and her paintings have been published in cover pages of "Broad: A social and feminine justice magazine".

Sujata has won many awards including Lalit Kala India for her work “Sick Mother India” which she used to raise funds for COVID. Her work on Farmers protest was  featured at National Museum of American History, Broadway New York. Other publications who has written about her work are: ST Louis Beacon, Alive St Louis, Everything is art, Lakeview Patch North Central Chicago, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Deccan herald, The Pioneer, Punjab Kesari, Bangalore Mirror, and Rajasthan Patrika. Her art reviews and interviews have appeared on DD national, P7 news, BNN, Tv9 and I have a Voice.


Biplab I am an engineer by day job and an astronomy enthusiast at night, with particular interest in astrophotography.  Since taking up interest in this intriguing subject roughly one and half year back, I spent many hours in clear nights setting up my telescopes, cameras and other instruments.  This is a very 'deep' field, and I am still learning.  My goal is to share with you my learnings, as well as mistakes.  Hope people joining find some value in it.

What’s included

  • Food
    Vegan Breakfast , snacks will be shared. Dinners will be result of Vegan Cooking Class. Lunches will be Eat your own or contributing lunch.
  • Drinks
    Tea, Coffee, and Juice. Wine on Friday & Saturday.
  • Accommodations
    Located in Watsonville, Ca we welcome participants who would like to stay on site equipped with 7 beds , 2 baths, and a private kitchen
  • Art Classes & Workshops
    Warli Art, Kalamkari, Mughal Miniature Art, Watercolor Mandalas, Simple Sculptures, Theraputic Art, Drawing, Artiscience
  • Yoga & Meditation
    Daily early morning offerings of yoga and meditation to begin your day
  • Airfare

Available Packages

Shared Room
Available until 0 days before departure4 left

A furnished room with 5 b Includes bedding and towels. 

Deposit: $100
Day Pass
Available until June 26, 202213 left

Whether you have accommodations or live nearby.

$600 Family Package | Shared Room
only 1 left

For up to 4 people with food and classes. In a shared room with 5 beds.  Includes bedding and towels.  



Day 1 : Arrival
Arrival and Plen Air Paint, @Marina, Yoga and Destress through art


Friday 24th June:

1:00 pm - 1:45 - Welcome, Sign-In, at Watsonville 

2:00 - 4:30 Explore and Plein Air Acrylics  outside (Sujata Tibrewala)

4:30-5:00 - Tea/Coffee Break (Vegan banana Bread/Cookies and Coffee/tea)

5:30-7:00 - Yoga/Meditation (Sujata)

7:00-8:00 - Dinner (Vegan Mexican Nacho Lava, Vegan Tortilla Soup, Banana Bread)

8:00-9:30- Short Destressing Art Therapy Exercises (Sujata)

Your Organizer

sujata tibrewala
2 reviews I am a self-taught Indian American artist based in Lathrop, California. I have exhibited at many venues across the US and in India, most recently at the Tahoe Art League. I am an eco-feminist artist as feminism and environmental consciousness remain integral to my art. During the pandemic I reconnected with artists and art enthusiasts across the globe and built an online community where we explored art forms. I am also an art teacher and I successfully conducted an Art Yoga Retreat in River Island l


We had a great time at the art retreat. Did various paintings such as scribbled art, fabric painting, and acrylic painting on canvas. Enjoyed the great food too.
By Saswati D for Pratibimba's Beachfront Art, Yoga and Leadership Retreat 2022 on 28 Jun, 2022
Very well organized! We did such a lot, and yet did not feel rushed. Sujata is an amazing host, a very talented artist and an empathetic teacher. A very refreshing weekend, indeed, at a fabulous location!
By Abhishek N for Pratibimba's Beachfront Art, Yoga and Leadership Retreat 2022 on 28 Jun, 2022


The coaches Sujata and Sabrina are very knowledgeable. Me and my family had a delightful experience of making art with acrylic paint, cardboard sculpture, and enjoyed the Vegan food they cooked for us.
By Ananya S on 12 Apr, 2022
I attended the Art Retreat by Sujata.. It was a very pleasurable and soulful mix of yoga, art and healthy food. People were also welcoming and the conversations very material and engaging. Oh, and Lathrop is serene so it was perfect for the Astrophotography class and morning walks too. I will certainly encourage anyone to attend!
By Karthik R on 06 Apr, 2022
​I attended the art retreat in March, 2022. It was a wonderful experience. Sujata was a gracious host and an excellent teacher. Her arts reflect her creativity. My time there was very relaxing with great vegan food, good company and interesting projects. All the teachers were very talented and I enjoyed all the classes.
By Mandrita B on 05 Apr, 2022
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