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Principal Partner/Creative Spirit
After an extensive career in Aerospace and IT, I left the Corporate world in 2008 to pursue my first love – art and artful pursuits. A decade later, this crazy, creative adventure in reinvention and discovery continues to be incredible fun and continuing to build Heartful Retreats, together with the thriving gallery and art studio business that Yvette Neumann Fine Art is today, brings immense joy; I am truly ‘following my bliss’, as writer Joseph Campbell gently urged. It’s the human connection between people from all walks of life that truly delivers meaning and purpose to life. There is no substitute for genuine relationships and reverence for beauty; seekers of all kinds know this to be true. Their stories and your story are what honestly inspire me, and I look forward to the pleasure of meaningful connection with you.
Principal Partner/Professional Sherpa
With a successful 28 year career in aerospace engineering and management going strong, I am moving toward a more engaging way of life, with the intention of leaving behind the drone of the office for a more fulfilling work/life experience as retirement nears. As an avid skier, biker, hiker, and water monkey, our part of the world is a dream come true for folks who love the great outdoors as much as me. Being the Professional Sherpa behind Heartful Retreats allows me to tactically support the behind the scenes heavy lifting that goes on to ensure guest experiences are qualitatively relaxed, intimate, and fun. I’m genuinely excited to share our wonderful town, fabulous natural setting, and Yvette’s immense talents with visitors to Anacortes and the great Northwest.
OUR RECIPE FOR WELL BEING
What You Think You Become
Live your Best Life
We believe in life changing experiences, done in the best possible way. Well-being is more than the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy; it’s flourishing and thriving and living life to the fullest. As life gets busier and the world more unavoidably connected, making time to switch off and ‘just be’ becomes critical to our well-being.
You are Enough
Some of our greatest challenges in life come from needing to balance our inner worlds with that of our outer experiences. In a world that often demands more of us than we can comfortably give, being able to express our authentic selves in varied and creative ways, does a great deal to insulate us from the pressures of modern living.
There's Enough For Everyone
We believe in drinking deeply from the Universal abundance that surrounds us - the harmony of Nature and its many bountiful fruits, the intimacy of great conversations and community support that strengthen the bonds of human connection. Add a giant dollop of freedom, where no permission is needed and no one's keeping score, and you have a recipe for mindful experience that feeds and nourishes soul.
CHASING THE MUSE
Thoughts On Art, Life, and Creative Living