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Sat, Oct 14


South Holland

Sounds Natural: Forrest Edition

Sounds Natural & Art Therapy - Forrest Edition Retreat, a free gathering of artists to nurture creativity, strengthen networks, provide mutual support, and build collaborative teams. Our goal is to organize for the year ahead and find ways to support each other throughout the year.

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Sounds Natural: Forrest Edition
Sounds Natural: Forrest Edition

Time & Location

Oct 14, 2023, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

South Holland, 15810 Torrence Ave, South Holland, IL 60473, USA

About The Event

Sounds Natural Retreat - Activities

Art and Reflection Stations

Explore "Bee Hive" Activity Stations for art-making, independent reflection, and small group dialogues. Engage with creativity and self-expression at your own pace. Group Discussion on Rest, Healing & Personal Balance

Join a facilitated group discussion focused on topics of rest, healing, and achieving personal balance. Share your thoughts and insights with fellow participants.

Sound Meditation and Active Listening

Immerse yourself in a soothing Sound Meditation session, allowing you to connect with the natural sounds of the forest. Practice active listening and mindfulness in the serene environment.

Capoeira Workshop

For those interested, participate in an invigorating Capoeira Workshop. Experience this dynamic Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, acrobatics, and music.

Campfire Story Sharing

Gather around the campfire for an intimate storytelling session. Share your stories and get to know your fellow retreat participants through personal narratives of all kinds.

S'mores Making

Indulge in the classic campfire treat. Make s'mores with supplies catering to various dietary preferences, including options for vegans and gluten-free guests.

Evening Nature Walk

Join a guided evening nature walk led by a Forest Preserve representative. Learn about and appreciate the natural beauty of the woods surrounding us.

Jam Session

Bring your musical instruments or electronic tools for a lively jam session. Collaborate with fellow musicians and let your creativity flow through music.


We provide a variety of refreshments to keep you nourished and hydrated throughout the retreat:

Water Cooler with Hot Water Dispenser: We'll have two 5-gallon jugs provided by the Forest Preserve for hot water, ensuring you have access to hot beverages.

Apple Cider & Hot Chocolate: Enjoy warm apple cider and hot chocolate, prepared by mixing powder packets with hot water from the provided cooler.

Additional Hot Water Thermoses: We'll supply additional thermoses for your convenience.

Tea & Coffee: Select from a range of tea and coffee options, with single bags provided for individual cups.

Light Snacks: Satisfy your hunger with a selection of light snacks, including fruit, trail mix, granola bars, and juice boxes.

S'mores Ingredients: Gather around the campfire to roast marshmallows and create delicious s'mores. We offer all the necessary ingredients, including chocolate and graham crackers, with vegan options available.

At Sounds Natural Retreat, we aim to provide a comfortable and enriching experience, with activities and refreshments designed to enhance your relaxation, creativity, and connection with nature and fellow participants.


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