Soul Portraits Retreat:

Mayan Riviera

with Autumn Skye Morrison


Tuesday February 27 – Thursday March 8, 2018




Working on your own canvas, you will be supported and guided step-by-step to paint your own Soul Portrait, a personal journey into the Creative Self. Working in layers of acrylic paint and translucent glazes, you will be invited to look deeply into yourself and discover new elements that embellish your portrait, and bring depth and personal symbolism into your piece.

Autumn Skye offers attentive and comprehensive art instruction, giving balanced emphasis on cultivating creative intuition, as well as developing skilled technique and learning portraiture.

Autumn Skye seeks to share her own creative process, which allows the artist “to release judgment, move past our mind, breathe deep into the process, and find bliss in each step. We realize that we are boundlessly assisted in the authentic & heart-centered expression of our personal creative path. We show up, diligently do the “work” and leave the rest up to spirit to move through us.”
All painting levels welcome!

Paint in Paradise with Autumn Skye Morrison!

RETREAT STARTTuesday February 27, 2018 – Arrive and settle by 4pm local time
RETREAT ENDSThursday March 8, 2018 – Checkout and depart by 11am
WEARComfortable casual retreat and beach attire, bathing suit, snorkel gear, painting apron.
  • 9 nights accommodation in private beachfront villa
  • Transfers in group shuttle to /from Cancun Airport
  • 2 – 3 catered meals a day – vegetarian, vegan and fish / chicken options
  • Daily painting instruction in tropical open air studio with Autumn Skye
  • Daily yoga class on rooftop patio with Una
  • All art supplies including canvas, palette, paint brushes and paints
  • Spontaneous dance parties
  • Excursion Day to Tulum Ruins and Swim Cenote


  • Travel to/from Cancun
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Spa Treatments

(See ROOMS tab at top of page for more information)

  • Futon / Dorm = $1,900
  • Own Bed in Shared Room = $2,300
  • Shared King Bed =  $2,150
  • Private King Room = $2,600



Tuesday February 27, 2018

  • Arrive by 4 pm
  • Dinner
  • Opening Circle

Wednesday February 28 – Wednesday March 7 (Daily)

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Paint
  • Lunch
  • Paint
  • Dinner
  • Breaks in Pool and Sea Anytime

Thursday March 8, 2018

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Pack and depart by 11 am


Villa Sol y Luna

Villa Sol y Luna is an oceanfront villa with a private pool conveniently located half an hour drive from the Cancun Airport. This three storey, large and airy luxury residence is located along Playa del Secreto, or “Secret Beach,” a gated community with a handful of private oceanfront homes on one of the most pristine white sand beaches in Own the Riviera Maya. Sheltered by a row of palm trees, Sol Y Luna is the perfect hidden getaway for painting in paradise!

Playa del Secreto

Located between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, Playa del Secreto is a residential development with a primary focus on caring for sea animals and their ecosystem. Playa del Secreto is located on one and a half miles of “Secret Beach” that is also a nesting ground for sea turtles and crabs. Conveniently located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Playa del Secreto is just 50 minutes drive of most Mayan Riviera attractions (with some as close as 10 minutes).

Travel Information 


  • Book your flights in and out of Cancun Airport (CUN)
  • Try to use miles
  • Check United, Air Canada, Alaska, Southwest, Frontier and WestJet

Airport Transfers

  • The shuttle will pick up the group at 4 pm on Feb 27th. Plan to arrive by then.
  • If you choose to fly in later or earlier, we can help to arrange a shuttle for you at your own cost.

Autumn Skye Morrison

“For as long as I can remember, I knew my mission on this planet was to share inspiration. As soon as I was old enough to hold a paintbrush in my hand, I began making art, and I have barely put the brush down since. Painting has taken me to distant lands around the world, and to the furthest reaches of my innermost heart and imagination.

I paint in a dance between divine grace and conscious attention, and strive to “get out of the way” to allow each painting to speak thru me. With every brushstroke, I witness worlds unfold before me. Painting is my stillness and my rhythm, my teacher and my lover, and it never ceases to surprise and amaze me. Each canvas takes me on a journey, and as my paintbrush follows, I am always led back to my centre.

In any creative expression, there is a profound voice that speaks through us when we release judgment during the process. Remembering this, I strive to move beyond my mind, and get out of the way to allow that grace to come through. 

I believe that the role of the artist is especially crucial at this challenging and exciting time, while the world is at the precipice of momentous change. We have an opportunity to transmute the shadow and pain that we witness in the world around us into visions of wholeness. Artists are map-makers, and those maps can help guide humanity forward into new and positive ways of seeing and being.

And so, I offer each of my paintings as a mirror; a reminder of our pure and good human heart, as well as our timeless divine spirit.”

Autumn Skye was born in 1983, on a maple syrup and blueberry farm on the Parsborro Shore of Nova Scotia. Her family gradually moved west, with her father settling in the Rocky Mountains and her mother in the temperate rain-forests of the BC Coast. Spending her youth within these incredible landscapes, she developed a deep wonder for the magic and richness of nature, and since she was old enough to hold a pencil, has been transmuting this inspiration through art making. With a curious and creative imagination, and she was always encouraged and supported to express herself artistically.

Her meticulous, heart-centred, and poignant work continues to gain ever widening recognition, attracting collectors and students from around the globe.  As a self taught artist, she has dedicated tens of thousands of hours in the exploration of creativity, continuing to develop her own unique technique.  Her style gracefully weaves together refined realism and iconic imagery, with profound symbolism and subtle geometries.

Now, between journeys to explore, show, teach, and share inspiration worldwide, Autumn Skye lives and paints in her home on the Northern Sunshine Coast of BC. From her studio, she overlooks a sweeping expanse of ocean, mountains, and sky. She considers herself among the blessed of the blessed, and strives to support her ever blossoming community through inspiration and creative empowerment.


Yoga taught by Una Viggiani

Una Viggiani is an artist, yogini, world traveler and inspired instigator. She earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters degree in Education at the University of Denver, but ultimately learned the most traveling the world on a solo journey that lasted two years and took her to 22 countries. While in Costa Rica, she discovered the Nosara Yoga Institute, which allowed her to become certified with Yoga Alliance as well as find her new calling as a yoga teacher. She has taught alignment based vinyasa classes in Denver, as well as on retreats. In 2012, Una founded Bella Retreats, a retreat organizing company, which has led hundreds of participants to distant lands for successful and life changing retreats.


About The Location 

Villa Sol y Luna is an oceanfront villa with a private pool conveniently located half an hour drive away from the Cancun Airport. This three story high, large and airy luxury residence is located along Playa del Secreto, or “Secret Beach,” a gated community with a handful of private oceanfront homes on one of the most pristine white sand beaches in the Riviera Maya. Sheltered by a row of palm trees, Sol Y Luna is the perfect hidden getaway for painting in paradise!

Retreat Pricing

Futon / Dorm = $1,900

Own Bed in Shared Room = $2,300

Shared King Bed =  $2,150

Private King Room = $2,600

Room Types

Villa Sol y Luna has 7 bedrooms that have either Kings, Queens, Futons or some combination of all 3. Room options include private rooms, shared rooms with private beds and shared king beds. Book a King with a buddy – they are very large beds! Remember, you are not going to be in your room that much. You will be painting, in the pool or on the beach!

Registration And Payments

Sign up soon before this retreat sells out!

1st 10 people get $200 off!

Next 10 People get $100 off!

Registration Deadline by November 26th, 2017

Final Payments Due by January 26th, 2018


  • Pool
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Daily Maid Service


Tour Reviews

August 2, 2017

Best experience of my life. Most amazing, growing, and magical time I’ve ever had.

August 2, 2017

The retreat went above and beyond expectation. It was truly a heart opening and bliss-filled experience. I learned so much from Autumn Skye, Una and all the people involved. I feel I am returning home with new skills and new insight.

August 2, 2017

This was so much more than an art retreat. The journey into our souls and friendships we made opened our hearts in a profound and life changing way. I am forever grateful for Autumn Skye, for her dedicated teachings and gentle loving heart. I leave feeling refreshed, deeply nourished and saturated with fond memories to carry home.

August 2, 2017

The results of the paintings created by all of us including those who had never painted before speak to the quality of the instruction. It always felt like Autumn Skye was available at all times with positive and impactful tips. Her easy way and master of skills came from an inspiring place and kept me engaged in the process and excited to discover painting and creativity in new ways.

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