Project Description

Soul Portraits Painting Retreat Australia

Painting | Yoga | Workshops
with Autumn Skye

Paradise One, Byron Bay, Australia | February 21- March 1, 2020

Soul Portraits Painting Retreat Australia

Painting | Yoga | Workshops
with Autumn Skye

Paradise One, Byron Bay, Australia | February 21- March 1, 2020

Take a Journey To Find Your Creative Self

Working on your own canvas, you will be supported and guided step-by-step to paint your own Soul Portrait, a personal journey into the Creative Self. Working in layers of acrylic paint and translucent glazes, you will be invited to look deeply into yourself and discover new elements that embellish your portrait, and bring depth and personal symbolism into your piece.

Autumn Skye offers attentive and comprehensive art instruction, giving balanced emphasis on cultivating creative intuition, as well as developing skilled technique and learning portraiture.

Autumn seeks to share her own creative process, which allows the artist “to release judgment, move past our mind, breathe deep into the process, and find bliss in each step. We realize that we are boundlessly assisted in the authentic & heart-centered expression of our personal creative path. We show up, diligently do the “work” and leave the rest up to spirit to move through us.”

All painting levels welcome!

 PLUS this retreat features special additions with some of our favorite collaborators!

“Retreat Mama” Una Viggiani will be teaching yoga and handling all the stuff and things!

Marnie Recker, the Official Soul Portraits Photographer is on board!

What’s Included

  • 9 nights accommodations
  • 3 catered meals a day
  • One on One Painting Consults with Autumn Skye
  • Daily Painting Instruction with Autumn Skye
  • Daily yoga class with Una
  • All art supplies including canvas, palette, paint brushes and paints
  • Spontaneous dance parties
  • Pool on Site!
  • Local excursions to Beach, Waterfall and Crystal Castle!
  • Photography with Marnie Recker
  • Community of Artist Friends

What’s Not Included

  • Travel to/ from Paradise One Retreat (But we can help you arrange)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Spa Treatments
  • Additional Excursions
  • Tips


  • Spa Treatments
  • Astrology Consultations

Ready to talk more about experiencing Australia?

Let’s Find Time To Talk

Retreat Leader

Autumn Skye has been painting since she could hold a brush, developing a deep wonder for nature and the world around her. Amidst journeys to explore the world and share inspiration with the ever blossoming community, Autumn Skye otherwise lives and paints in her home north of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

In her studio, she overlooks a sweeping expanse of ocean, islands, mountains, and sky.  She considers herself among the blessed of the blessed.

View some of Autumn’s beautiful artwork: 

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Una Viggiani is an artist, yogini, world traveler and inspired instigator. She earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters degree in Education at the University of Denver, but ultimately learned the most traveling the world on a solo journey that lasted two years and took her to 22 countries. She discovered yoga as a way to balance the demands of teaching, but it soon became much more than that. Yoga became a way of life for Una and making the shift from art teacher to yoga teacher came naturally. Now, she combines her love of art, yoga and travel by teaching workshops and organizing retreats allowing the physical, creative and spiritual realms to merge into one.

Marnie Recker is an artist and freelance photographer and has attended all the Soul Portraits Retreats. Over the years, her photographic and technical skills have become integral to the retreat experience. Marnie works one on one with participants to make sure they have a great reference photo, and assists with printing any reference photos.  She sees beauty everywhere. Even in the darkest of places. “I am goofy, intuitive, romantic and creative. I believe problems are opportunities. I work hard and dream big. I am passionate about creating images that are testimonials to the spirit and art of life.”

The Location

We’ll be gathering at the beautiful Paradise One Retreat Center. Paradise One is an eco-retreat centre, nestled in a private valley in the Byron Bay Hinterland, New South Wales (Australia). Our vision is to create a living, breathing, working model of Paradise on Earth. We seek to share this model by hosting conscious retreats & events, growing our own food in our permaculture gardens and cooking nourishing plant-based food.

Want to make sure this is the right retreat for you?

Let’s Talk


Travel Details

Nearby airports include:

  • Brisbane (BNE) – 2 hours north of Byron Bay
  • Gold Coast – (OOL) – 1 hour north of Byron Bay
  • Ballina (BNK) – 30 minutes south of Byron Bay

All 3 airports have shuttle buses that run to Byron Bay.

Transportation can be arranged from Byron Bay to Paradise One Retreat.

139 Newes Rd, Coorabell NSW 2479, Australia

Arrival Day

February 21st

  • Arrive by 3pm
  • Dinner
  • Opening Circle
Typical Day


  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Paint
  • Lunch
  • Paint
  • Studio Stretches
  • Dinner
  • Open Studio in the Evenings
Departure Day

March 1st

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Pack and Depart by 11 am


Retreat cabins have 2 bedrooms, 1 Queen  and  2 Twins, 1 shared bath, spacious front porch and tasteful decor.

Sign up with a friend or we can pair you with a new retreat buddy.

  • Private Queen Room = $2,450 USD
  • Shared Twin Room = $2200 USD
  • Locals – No Accommodations with Meals = $2050 USD

Are you ready to experience Australia?