A BRUSH WITH SOUL Painting your deep nature into presence

A day-long meditation and painting retreat

Limited to 8 participants | Asheville, NC | June 29, 2019


There are many names for soul—being-ness, The Self, depth, a “knowing” force within, the persistent whisper of Truth, or what mythologist Michael Meade calls “the invisible center of life.” It can also be said that soul is an alive presence which is dynamic, vital and energetic.

Regardless of the elusive label, do you have a felt sense of this mysterious traveller within you? Is it calling for your attention? Are you longing for more meaning and depth in your life?

Since soul is primarily concerned with what best serves your life—wholeness, meaning and purpose—it’s worthwhile to spend time listening for and connecting with this endless source of wisdom and imaginative power.


In this silent day-long retreat, we’ll be guided by our brushes to invite soul into tangible presence through alternating sessions of meditation and mindful painting.

Silence and meditation will help us sink deeper into the center of our life so we can listen for soul’s native language—poetry, archetypal symbols, imagery and mythic stories.

A deeply nourishing experience, a deep dive into creativity and beingness. Brody created a safe space for exploration and expression of inner depths. I wholeheartedly recommend this workshop for creatives who need a break from the noise of daily life.
— D.J., Asheville, NC | A Brush With Presence Retreat
The experience was so much more than I anticipated. Part of that was being in the studio. A great deal of that was the facilitation and your natural gift of putting people at ease. And the intimacy of a small group.
— W.C., Asheville, NC | A Brush With Presence Retreat


  • A safe, non-judgmental container to creatively explore the mystery of who and what you are

  • Creative inquiry practices that you can take with you and integrate into your day-to-day life

  • A community of creative explorers

  • Guided meditation

  • A creative journey vs. focusing on “finished” paintings

  • An inspiring day spent in a professional artist’s studio in the heart of Asheville’s creative community

  • For working artists, an opportunity to disconnect from the pressures of the marketplace; to gift yourself an exploration of the imaginal realm without a final “product” in mind.

  • We welcome people with of all levels of painting and meditation experience—from novice to experienced.


Brody Hartman, founder of Correm, will guide participants throughout the day-long retreat. Renowned Asheville artist, Spencer Herr, is hosting the workshop in his studio and will provide creative guidance to the group.


Purpose Guide, Meditation Teacher, Co-founder of Correm.

Brody’s Bio

spencer herr

Studio artist based in Asheville NC exploring what makes us us.

Herr’s work mirrors his view of contemporary culture. Using common and familiar images he pokes fun at our most prized institutions. His often colorful work merges the past with the present to create bittersweet emblems of contemporary life. His work is shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe in museums, galleries and private collections. 

Spencer’ Work

Cost $125.00

What’s included:

  • A delicious vegetarian lunch

  • All painting materials


  • A water bottle

  • Snack

  • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting some paint on

  • Optional: A meditation cushion, crazy creek, or folding chair

Additional Information

You’ll receive the schedule for A Brush With Soul once we get closer to the event.


June 29th, 2019

Please register by June 22nd

No registration available at the door


9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Please arrive at 8:45 AM for a prompt start


2002 Riverside Drive Unit 42-L 
Asheville, NC 28804

Follow the signs posted inside the building

free parking

There will be ample free parking available