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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Summer Yoga and Creativity Retreat on Lake Superior

Yoga teacher Billie Jo Joy, of Cambridge’s Art and Soul studio, will present a summer retreat that combines yoga and creativity at the Madeline Island School of the Arts, in Wisconsin. Joy will be joined by artist Kat Van Hammen at the retreat, located on Madeline Island in Lake Superior, from July 30 to August 3. “Experiences that integrate contemplative and expressive practices are absorbing, joyful and empowering,” says Joy. “Retreats like this offer a sacred time and space for these explorations.”

Art and Soul is dedicated to the contemplative and expressive arts. Joy notes that many yoga studios are now offering classes that involve creativity. “Yoga and creativity live side by side in the human heart,” she says. “Many artists say that yoga practice has given them some of their most creative ideas.”

Joy, who has numerous theater, dance and film credits, also leads yoga retreats in Italy, Mexico and Colombia. Van Hammen is a sculptor and painter who teaches at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. She has 20 years of experience presenting workshops for all ages and abilities.

For more information about the retreat, visit For more information about Billie Jo Joy, call 617-395-4227 or visit