"Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction." - Rumi

Give yourself (and those you love) the gift of creative connection…Join us for our first in-person retreat in almost two years, registration is now open!


Coming Home to Myself (A full day retreat)

Nurture and nourish yourself with a day of creative connection, renewal, and inspiration

As we move from this long period of isolation towards a time of reconnection and reinvention, this full day retreat offers you the chance to step away from the demands of daily life to connect more deeply with yourself and your vision for this new chapter through engaging in the creative process of writing, painting, drawing, and collage. Join us for a soulful and inspiring day in the beauty of the natural world immersed in creative community. Honoring the importance of following your own inner compass we will explore nine essential elements of the human experience: courage, passion, patience, grace, faith, resilience, wonder, gratitude, and renewal. We will experiment with creating our art on circular canvases, drawing inspiration from the cycles of the seasons, the practice of mandala creation, the rich tradition of Japanese crests, and the power of myth and personal symbolism. This retreat offers you a chance to deeply nourish yourself with delicious food, a quiet, beautiful retreat setting and the supportive, uplifting company of other women. All art supplies will be provided. No previous art or writing experience necessary.

Content for this retreat is inspired by themes central to Lisa’s newest book of original art and poetry entitled, Coming Home to Myself, released in the spring of 2021.

Opal Creek, Photograph by Lisa Kagan

Dates: Saturday February 26th, 2022, 10am-5pm
Location: Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center
“Surrounded by giant fir and cedar, lush fern and abundant moss covered vine maple, the Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center near Eagle Creek, Oregon provides an environment and facilities conducive to study and reflection, relaxation and recreation…Trails take you through the woods and along the streams that meander around the grounds.”

A professional chef specializes in using fresh, local produce to create meals that are truly culinary works of art. This retreat includes lunch.

Retreat Program Fee & Lunch: $175
Art materials fee: $15
Total fee: $190

Payment is due at the time of sign up. Registration and payment is made through Alton L. Collins Retreat & Conference Center by clicking here.

Learn more about the Touchstone Retreats program. For more information or if you have questions about the retreat, please contact Lisa at: Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or 503.347.1391.

This retreat offers space for creative expression for women of all ages and backgrounds. Due to the limited number of participants we can accommodate, early registration is recommended.

In accordance with many larger Oregon educational institutions, we require that all workshop participants and facilitators be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to participating in a Touchstone Retreats in-person retreat. See the full event details and learn more about Touchstone Retreats Vaccination Requirements.

Courage, Pen & Ink by Lisa KaganSAVE THE DATE: Our 2022 spring Touchstone Retreats program, “Emergence: Coming into Bloom, A Journey of Renewal & Regeneration” with Lisa Kagan and Dawn Thompson will be held in-person, April 8-10, at Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center near Eagle Creek.
More information coming soon!

My new book, Coming Home to Myself, Poetry and Art by Lisa Kagan is available for purchase. 

Coming Home to Myself, A Book of Art and Writing by Lisa Kagan

Gift this book to those you love this holiday season…

Spanning a decade of growth and change, this book honors the importance of following your inner compass through exploring nine essential elements of the human experience: courage, passion, patience, grace, faith, resilience, wonder, gratitude, and renewal. Serving as an intimate companion for navigating life’s passages, this collection is an ode to the kindness and generosity that the world desperately needs and the power of turning that caring towards ourselves.

Purchase your copy here!

Oral History Interviews
Writing & Editing
Book Layout & Design