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Intuitive Painting: Discovering your Inner Artist

January 4, 2025 - March 29, 2025

*This 7-night program is offered Saturday-Saturday, based on availability, during the months of January, February and March. Please contact us for scheduling.

Intuitive painting is a powerful path towards self-discovery and allows us to explore the intricacies of human emotions: where the head, heart and belly come back into contact and balance.

Perhaps your own creative breakthrough is right around the corner?

Join Jorinde and experiment with a fun and open-hearted sense of adventure – without censorship or pressure to perform. She will share her deep knowledge and rich experience gained from many years of artistic practice, teaching art, studying psychology and cultural studies. Jorinde will guide and support you on your journey.

Rediscovering Creativity

Many people, children and adults alike, have given up their creativity to others and lost confidence in their own abilities. However, as humans we are undoubtedly born with a vast and amazing ability to create, which has been a basic part of human survival on this planet. With time, while the world became more industrialized, the focus on these abilities faded.

Yet the world is changing once again: creative thinking and living have become indispensable tools in every field imaginable. It therefore comes as no surprise that many people are feeling the need to engage with their creativity. They are being drawn to rediscover their original playful lightness.

This program is designed to help people create a more fulfilling, beautiful and alive relationship with themselves and others.

What’s Included

  • 7 nights of deluxe, single accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals and beverage services
  • One-on-one or small groups of 2-6 participants 
  • Daily workshops 9:30 am – 1:00 pm (15 total hours of class time)
  • Art materials
  • All taxes 

Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional tours & activities

Additional notes:

  • Any of your personal art supplies are welcome
  • Please bring your favorite paintbrush and an apron
  • No need to be an artist!

Rates & Registration

Pricing: $2099 single in deluxe accommodation / $1799 per person in deluxe double accommodation

This retreat is offered in January and February 2024. Contact us for specific dates & availability.


Jorinde Gundula Nisse

Art Therapist and Systemic Counselor

Born in Berlin, Jorinde studied painting in Basel, Switzerland and then set out to travel the world, eventually making an unexpected home by the captivating Lake Atitlan in Guatemala for two decades. She then returned to Europe for family-related reasons, where she took the opportunity to follow her passion for lifelong learning.

She achieved a Masters degree in Cultural and Gender studies in 2007 from the University of the Arts (ZHdK) in Zürich, Switzerland. In 2019, she heeded an inner call to explore the healing potential of the arts, becoming a licensed art therapist and systemic counselor. Today, she is grateful to harmonize her love for painting and the arts with a profession rich in possibilities. Her workshops and retreats reflect this journey.



I took Jorinde`s workshop on a whim, having absolutely no art experience. Not only did I surprise myself by creating pieces I liked enough to hang on the wall, but some life memories were accessed that I had totally forgotten. It was a most enlightening experience.

 –Susana Mayer


January 4, 2025
March 29, 2025
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