Helping you connect to the Creator Within ...

Welcome to Artland!

A place where you can relax and enjoy the unfolding creative nature within you!

A place of non-judgement, of peace, of harmony, of developing
 your own understandings, of taking the time to
connect to your heart and soul, of inner work and unfoldment,
a place of play and expression!

A gift of $10,000 from Ovidne (see ) has enabled Artland to begin its journey of becoming a place where we can heal through our art & express through our hearts. Ovidne chose the name for “Artland” which means the feminine aspect of Heartland – take out the masculine “He” !

This doesn’t mean that men are not welcome of course!! We all have the masculine & feminine parts in ourselves – what we need to do is to find balance and harmony within these parts. This is what Artland is about.

Our art therapists and art teachers joy is to offer guests the space and the time to journey within the path of healing through art, expression and movement.

Each week they help our guests to explore the possibility that they are creative!
Most people believe they haven’t got an artistic bone in their body.
They learnt to “shut down” their creativity when they were young,
and very few believe they can actually get it back.

Teaching an “anyone-can-paint” art class

Through guided meditation, movement & music, you can once again unlock the keys to creativity.

Remember when you were a child how easily expression came to you?

Then you “grew up” & learnt to bottle up your emotions & store blocks of negativity, hurt & pain within your body.

We can show you through music & movement that you can unblock the energy & express it through your art creations.

It's safe. It's healing. It's you.

You are a unique being – and you may celebrate your uniqueness through your art.

Learning to sculpt in hebel block & a step by step art class

Each week we see the unfoldment of guests' creative natures as they take part in group art (like a group mandala) or they try their hand at sculpting hebel block (by making a peace pole) or exploring some painting. Sometimes we will teach a group how to create a painting but we love to see guests simply open themselves up to some inner healing by exploring themselves through their art.

"Mandalas are used to focus the mind while meditating.
This painting is the first created by Helen, a recent guest at Heartland Retreat.
At Artland, guests are encouraged to connect with their inner creator.
This has been done so beautifully by Helen. Well done! "

Please Enjoy Our 3 Photo Galleries
by clicking the links below.
Gallery ONE  -  Gallery TWO  -  Gallery THREE

We can learn so much about ourselves by simply allowing the creativity to flow through us – and our inner wisdom can speak to us through our art. Most of us have a lot of fear surrounding art – its like we put ourselves “out there” to be judged. I try to encourage non-judgement of our art pieces because its not about the end result – its all about the journey.


How do we feel when we pick up a paintbrush? How do we feel when we are trying something new? How do we feel about doing something when our negative self chatter tells us we are “no good at it”? How can we ever learn to quieten the negative-critical-self?

We can try by staying open with ourselves. By allowing ourselves to open our hearts and surrender our need to control everything! By allowing the negative talk to simply come & go… like the clouds moving across the sky. Let go & let God! (and lets have fun while we are doing that!)

The Peace Angel

We are always learning, getting new ideas, new inspirations and learning new ways
 of unfolding our inner creator. We hope that you too are open to learning through art.
Blessings,  Les and The Heartland Team

This picture is a new journey of discovery and stress-free art!
Its such good fun and anyone can do it.
Its called Soul Collage and this is one card in Trudi Dyer's series of “Soul Cards”.
Please Enjoy Our 3 Photo Galleries
by clicking the links below.
Gallery ONE  -  Gallery TWO  -  Gallery THREE

Many of the art pieces shown on this page were created by Trudi Dyer.
Her superb art continues to be for sale at our retreat.



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Enjoy a Health Retreat that’s also a Self-Empowerment Retreat and a Spiritual Healing Retreat.
You’ll benefit from the advantages of three retreats in one!
It’s the Health Retreat with significant added benefits.

Janna Pameijer and Trudi Dyer with the unfinished Buddha,
now lovingly sitting in Heartland’s gardens.
“The Buddha for me, represents compassion and reminds me to
be still and peaceful” says Trudi.

Please Enjoy Our 3 Photo Galleries
by clicking the links below.
Gallery ONE  -  Gallery TWO  -  Gallery THREE

Heartland is a Healing Retreat
This Means It Is :-

  Unable To Accommodate Children
  Pet Free Zone
  * Designated smoking area available

Thank You For Your Understanding


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