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Cousins is offering two, one week workshops in stunning Guatemala! The first workshop will offer painting instruction by a local artist and photography for the painterly mind, the second, we will be adding a meditative journaling and yoga component to the week! Arrive in colonial Antigua, with its cobblestone streets and bustling markets, then take the short trip to Lake Atitlán to capture the many colours of the Maya. Described by Lonely Planet as “the closest thing to Eden on Earth” Guatemala's Lake Atitlán boasts seven Mayan villages, three towering volcanoes and stunning mist-laden sunrises. There is something magical about this place and every village offers different customs and stunning traditional clothing. Take boat taxis to experience village life, volcano hikes, herbal healing gardens, weaving cooperatives, and dive into the ancient culture of the Guatemalan Tz'utujil and Kaqchikel Maya. Share in their ceremonies and feel the stress drain away. The lake and the Maya villages are a kaleidoscope of colours, a feast for the eyes and a photographer's dream.
February 20 - 27:
The Soul of the Maya - Painting and Portraiture
February 27 - March 6
Mindful Photography, Meditative Journaling and Yoga
Spend a week with village elders, weavers, traditional Roma, storytellers, blacksmiths, hatmakers and children around the village of Maramures, Romania, in the heart of Transylvania. We will be creating black and white photo essays that revolve around a visual journey/story or experience of your choosing. Staying in the small village of Maramures, in a traditional wooden Transylvanian home, this master class is not for master photographers, but open to all levels who want to raise their photography to a whole new level! See the world in black and white and soak up the magic of shape, light, lines and texture in Transylvania!
ITINERARAY AND DETAILS to come
Learn documentary portraiture like you've never before, while experiencing a life-changing spiritual and cultural adventure, high in the Andes and deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Shamanic ceremonies, village life, stunning scenery and a journey of self exploration awaits! Travel high to the Imbabura region and immerse yourself in the ways of the San Clemente Quichuas Karanquis Andean people. Live as they do, cook, work the fields and learn the agricultural ways. Then travel down towards Peru and live with the Achuar of the Amazon where you will experience the heart of our planet and find your place in the world. Learn the ways of jungle, travel by dug out canoe and be a part of ancient cultural traditions - a learning and growing experience for everyone!