May 4 - 6 in Fairview Utah

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In a field where we are expected to capture connections, why is it that we so often feel disconnected? When our life’s work is to create art that empowers and inspires and magnifies emotions, it is easy to become drained. Left alone. Weak. Naked. Bareboned and tangled up. We wonder, do we have anything left? Have we given everything to our art? Where do we go from here? Are we even here?

Unraveled Academy is all about community. This is why we have created a retreat where we will refuel, refocus and repurpose ourselves as creatives. From the moment you step into the beautiful Welton Woods cabin in Fairview, Utah, we want it to become your safe harbor. Here, you are able to be as weird as you wish and as free as you’ve ever been.

 
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May 4 - 6 in Fairview Utah

What, Where, WHy.

 

The Experience

We will spend our mornings meditating and finding peace within our yoga practice, led by Rebecca Lane, a certified yoga nidra instructor + reiki practitioner; while our personal chef, Fritha Irwin, will ensure that we are fueling our bodies with lovingly grown and locally harvested produce and specialty teas and coffee. From there, we will dive into our days of learning from incredibly talented instructors and investing time not only into our craft, but equally important into ourselves.

At night, we will sit beneath string lights and breath in the mountain air and feast, while drinking wine, sharing stories, and finding our balance. We will likely laugh too loud, and cry too hard all the while making friendships that will last longer than the memories. Let’s use the Unraveled retreat as a cleanse. Let’s join together in this new wave of education, as we hone in on our minds, bodies and souls. Wherever we are on our creative journeys, let this will be our rebirth. This is our chance. Let’s do it together.

The Investment

$1,500 + tax. This includes transportation to and from the airport, all meals cooked by our own personal chef, wine, lodging, learning, yoga, meditation, styled shoots by our absurdly talented instructors, and most important, togetherness. Welton Woods is an expansive lodge designed to bring luxury amenities into the great outdoors. It’s the perfect place for connecting with yourself and others. The Lodge is situated on a rustic mountainside above the town of Fairview in Utah. This place really is such a find. Welton Woods has more than 10,000 square feet of living space, and we are so thrilled to have nabbed it for this retreat.

The property offers the unique opportunity to accommodate a significant number of people all under one roof in the same locale. It's close enough to town to get things you need, but isolated enough to offer the ease of seclusion. The cabin features trundle bunks so although no one will have to share beds the unraveled participants will be sharing space to promote connection and togetherness.  The cabin has a theatre room, game room, hot tub and sauna, huge wrap around porch that overlooks the forest and mountains, and last but not least eight (yes, 8!) bathrooms. The photos of the property honestly, don't nearly do the place justice. It has this amazing quality to it that makes it feel cozy despite its enormous size.

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The Instructors

 
Twyla Jones I’m Twyla, and I'm drawn to the dramatic and emotive ways in which we connect with each other and our surroundings. Taking the time to slow down and really appreciate long embraces, the art of discovery, subtleties of affection, and making time to say the words we don't always stop to say are what drive my photography sessions. It is my desire to create photographs that do more than serve as proof that you existed; I want to show that you lived passionately and loved madly. I'm also an educator and I enjoy sharing the way I see beauty with other photographers. One of my greatest joys is helping others find the confidence they need to create meaningful, authentic artwork for both themselves and their clients.

Twyla Jones

I’m Twyla, and I'm drawn to the dramatic and emotive ways in which we connect with each other and our surroundings. Taking the time to slow down and really appreciate long embraces, the art of discovery, subtleties of affection, and making time to say the words we don't always stop to say are what drive my photography sessions. It is my desire to create photographs that do more than serve as proof that you existed; I want to show that you lived passionately and loved madly. I'm also an educator and I enjoy sharing the way I see beauty with other photographers.
One of my greatest joys is helping others find the confidence they need to create meaningful, authentic artwork for both themselves and their clients.

Jayme Ford HI! My name is Jayme and I am an award winning & published Family Photographer based out of Red Deer, Alberta. I have dedicated the past 8 years to this craft and strive to create emotive images that tell stories of individual connections, warmth and love.

Jayme Ford

HI! My name is Jayme and I am an award winning & published Family Photographer based out of Red Deer, Alberta. I have dedicated the past 8 years to this craft and strive to create emotive images that tell stories of individual connections, warmth and love.

Coleen Hodges Coleen Hodges is a mother of two and a lifestyle photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the co-founder and owner of UnRaveled Academy, teaching alongside Sarah Driscoll. Her heart is in capturing beautifully authentic moments and in sharing that knowledge with the photography community. She firmly believes in community over competition and has used that mindset for the framework of UnRaveled as a whole

Coleen Hodges

Coleen Hodges is a mother of two and a lifestyle photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the co-founder and owner of UnRaveled Academy, teaching alongside Sarah Driscoll. Her heart is in capturing beautifully authentic moments and in sharing that knowledge with the photography community. She firmly believes in community over competition and has used that mindset for the framework of UnRaveled as a whole

Sarah Driscoll Sarah Driscoll is a mother of four, wife to one, photographer and writer to many and co-founder and owner of UnRaveled Academy. Located in Massachusetts, Sarah documents families, newborns and weddings and believes that nurturing the mind, body and soul of all creatives is essential to well being and mindfulness.

Sarah Driscoll

Sarah Driscoll is a mother of four, wife to one, photographer and writer to many and co-founder and owner of UnRaveled Academy. Located in Massachusetts, Sarah documents families, newborns and weddings and believes that nurturing the mind, body and soul of all creatives is essential to well being and mindfulness.

 
Kevin Lowery Kevin Lowery is the husband to a dashing and handsome teacher named Robbin, and a father to a chatty, train-obsessed toddler, Grey. He is located in Atlanta but travels often-- always looking for inspiration along the way. He shoots mainly lifestyle family, couples, and wedding photography, as well as anyone that he can find an emotional connection with. His intimate male portraiture project, Skin Like Dawn, is sensual and raw and his ability to capture vulnerability is immeasurable.

Kevin Lowery

Kevin Lowery is the husband to a dashing and handsome teacher named Robbin, and a father to a chatty, train-obsessed toddler, Grey. He is located in Atlanta but travels often-- always looking for inspiration along the way. He shoots mainly lifestyle family, couples, and wedding photography, as well as anyone that he can find an emotional connection with. His intimate male portraiture project, Skin Like Dawn, is sensual and raw and his ability to capture vulnerability is immeasurable.

Elise Meader Elise Meader is a natural light photographer based out of Central Massachusetts. She is a mama of three boys, incredibly honest and hilarious, and the wife of a hard working all-American man. As a photographer, she believes in all things natural and strives to capture connection. She photographs families, couples, newborns and moms-to-be, as well as weddings.

Elise Meader

Elise Meader is a natural light photographer based out of Central Massachusetts. She is a mama of three boys, incredibly honest and hilarious, and the wife of a hard working all-American man. As a photographer, she believes in all things natural and strives to capture connection. She photographs families, couples, newborns and moms-to-be, as well as weddings.

Rebecca Lane Rebecca Lane is a certified yoga nidra instructor + reiki practitioner.  Her practice focuses on using the eight limbs of yoga to recognize and release negative patterns that hold individuals back from reaching his or her potential.  She is also an artist and social entrepreneur and has launched multiple businesses and initiatives focused on environmental and social responsibility. A gypsy at heart, Rebecca hosts yoga retreats in California and Mexico.

Rebecca Lane

Rebecca Lane is a certified yoga nidra instructor + reiki practitioner.  Her practice focuses on using the eight limbs of yoga to recognize and release negative patterns that hold individuals back from reaching his or her potential.  She is also an artist and social entrepreneur and has launched multiple businesses and initiatives focused on environmental and social responsibility. A gypsy at heart, Rebecca hosts yoga retreats in California and Mexico.

Fritha Irwin Fritha Irwin is a chef working in Madison, WI. She has 20 years experience, and has worked in all aspects of the industry. Her food philosophy is to be true to the ingredients close to her, and to the neighbors who grow them. She proposes that knowledge can take us only so far when we cook. She feels it's when chefs stop thinking and listen to what their gut is telling them that the super-special creative food moments happen. Fritha lives in on her family's farm in the scenic Lodi valley with her exceptional husband of 5 years, Jason, and her moody, but delightful cat, Giz.

Fritha Irwin

Fritha Irwin is a chef working in Madison, WI. She has 20 years experience, and has worked in all aspects of the industry. Her food philosophy is to be true to the ingredients close to her, and to the neighbors who grow them. She proposes that knowledge can take us only so far when we cook. She feels it's when chefs stop thinking and listen to what their gut is telling them that the super-special creative food moments happen. Fritha lives in on her family's farm in the scenic Lodi valley with her exceptional husband of 5 years, Jason, and her moody, but delightful cat, Giz.

 
 
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Final Steps

Secure Your Spot

 

We require a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. From there, you can pay as you can, with all final payments due by March 4. Your ticket is non-refundable but can be transferred to another artist, if need be! Your invoice will be sent via PayPal* within 24 hours of your request. We recommend you submit your deposit as soon as possible so you don't lose your spot. We can't wait to hear from you. Let's do this!

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