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Arts & Culture


with Morning Meditation

  A Leslie Martino Production

Zakynthos, Greece

Join International Artist Helga Schleeh for an Art and Meditation Workshop on the beautiful Ionian island of

Zakynthos, Greece 

Dates: May 21 - 30, 2024

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"Art is not just about staying on the right side of the brain but is about creating from every part of you, expressing a wholeness and completion of your being in tune with the world around you."  


Your Workshop

Your creative journey will be led by Helga Schleeh, a highly accomplished artist and awareness facilitator. Helga thinks of art as a tool that brings us into the present moment, calling forth the freedom of expression that exists innately in all of us.  There will be technical demonstrations at each session and the small number of participants will allow for personal instruction as well.

Express your unique individual experience without the cover of judgement.  We will use the language of art - texture, colour, line and movement - to create images that unite these outer surroundings with our inner experience from the authenticity of where we are in the moment.  We will work with watercolour, acrylic, pencil, water colour prints and collage.

 Our Inspiration

Create art as a meditative tool to nourish a sense of peaceful appreciation for ourselves and the world around us. Relish the inspiring surroundings and excursions that this island has to offer.


The Setting

Zakynthos is located on the Ionian Sea and is known for its turquoise waters, numerous blue caves and spectacular rock formations.  The lush interior countryside with coniferous trees provides idyllic groves of olives, currants and citrus fruit.

Our Workshop Leaders

Leslie Martino - Event Producer

Helga Schleeh - Art Professor & Wellness Facilitator

Leslie studied under Helga at the Visual Arts Center in Montreal many years ago. She was immediately taken by Helga's style of instruction - relaxed with a sense of fun in experimentation, no such thing as a mistake - as well as her artistry and clarity in giving instruction to her students.

After continuing to take online classes with Helga throughout 2020-2022, Leslie and Helga realized the synergy of their expertise - event planning, art and meditation. They launched their inaugural Art and Meditation trip in May 2023 on the awe-inspiring Greek island, Zakynthos, and it was a resounding success.  They will hold their next workshop in 2024.

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