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Back to Back 2018!!!!!

Registration is now open for

Back to Back 2018

in South Florida

This is a fantastic opportunity to put yourself first. To escape from the everyday and take your art to new places. The combination of a perfect environment and world renowned artists who will inspire you to greater creativity.

One Spot Open
Will you be the lucky one? We’ve had one spot open up and this is now available on a first come first serve basis. Call the store for details ( tel:+1-561-432-5201 ) on securing this once only opportunity.If you miss out and would like to be added to the wait list and receive retreat updates, please enter your email address and hit “Join the Wait List”.

“When Women come together with a collective intention, magic happens” – P.Rashad.


We just finished 2017’s retreat and It was life altering.


Don’t Miss Out!! Last year this retreat sold out in just 5 days.




Your Hosts

Dyan ReaveleyDyan ReaveleyMixed Media Artist Dyan Reaveley’s unique eclectic style comes through in her vibrant color combinations of inks and paints, using text as an insightful design element and the clever use of imagery in her artwork. Dyan teaches and demos with Ranger and is known for her creativity with layering color, images and thought-provoking collages.Dyan owns and operates a teaching and design studio Art from the Heart in Harrogate, in the north of England. Dyan’s mission is to introduce everyone to the fabulous therapy that is art journaling and creating mixed-media art.

Dyan Reaveley Back to Back Art Samples
Dyan Reaveley Back to Back Art Samples
Dyan Reaveley Back to Back Art Samples
Dyan Reaveley Back to Back Art Samples
Dyan Reaveley Back to Back Art Samples
Dyan Reaveley Back to Back Art Samples
Dyan Reaveley Back to Back Art Samples


Dina Wakely Back to Back Retreat Host Dina WakleyDina Wakley is a mixed-media artist from Glendale, Arizona. She loves everything about art; making it, talking about it, looking at it, teaching it. Dina’s work has been published in many mixed-media industry periodicals. Dina has two Art Journaling Books, a line of acrylic paints, brushes, stamps, scribble sticks, stencils, and an amazing multi textural journal.  Dina travels and teaches workshops all over the world and online at her website. 

Dina Wakley Art Samples
Dina Wakley Art Samples
Dina Wakley Art Samples
Dina Wakley Art Samples
Dina Wakley Art Samples
Dina Wakley Art Samples
Dina Wakley Art Samples

Back to Back

Dina & Dyan together

– they will each be teaching different projects and these projects have been designed for this retreat.
The Dates are April 13th, 14th and 15th 2018

This 3 day Art Journaling retreat includes two nights accomodation, all meals, all supplies and some special surprises.  Just bring you and your creative pulse.

Not sure what to expect? Or what you will learn? Or how much fun you will have? Let our first years alumni fill you in:


Dates: April 13, 14 and 15th
Cost: The Regular Rate is $1495.  save $200 by paying in full by November 30, 2017

This rate is based on double occupancy, there are only 10 single rooms available and it is on a first paid basis. No Single Rooms available.  We will match you up with a room mate if you are coming by yourself.


Yes please, accept my $250 deposit to reserve a spot for the Back to Back Retreat. Payment Plans available for the balance. 


Yes, please accept by payment in full for a spot on the Back to Back Retreat.

Please accept my payment of $250 to secure a room of my own for the Back to Back “The Original” Retreat

Please accept my payment in fullof $250 to secure a room of my own for the Back to Back “The Original” Retreat

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, there are only 10 single rooms available and it is on a first paid basis.



Inspirational Surroundings

This resort was chosen as the destination for the retreat because it provides everything you need to be at your best. The setting among five acres of lush tropical vegetation… Inspires

ESS Back to Back Art Journaling event

The first class amenities like the heated pool and spa, the meditation labryniths, … Relax

Back to Back Retreat Labyrinths

Because the resort is reserved for us and includes all supplies, two nights accommodation, all meals, snacks, beverages and a bonus goody bag, there will be no distractions, so just be prepared for a very creative and relaxing weekend.

The Small Print – Terms / FAQ

Reservation Process
Once you have reserved your spot in one of the retreats we will contact you to ensure we have all the necessary information to ensure the retreat exceeds your expectations.  Information we will require includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Food Allergies
  • Payment Schedule Details (if only deposit paid).

Please include as much of this information as you can on the paypal invoice when making your payment.

Early Bird Savings
The early bird special price of $1295 applies to all spots paid in full by 30th November 2018.  After that time the price reverts to the regular rate of $1495.  Make sure to take advantage of Early Bird savings.
Double Occupancy
Retreat pricing is based on double occupancy.  There are no single rooms available.
Sorry, but deposits for Retreat reservations are non-refundable/non-transferrable.  Any additional retreat fees may be transferred to a friend.
Retreat Fees
Please be aware that Retreat Fees are unfortunately non-refundable. they (less the deposit) can however be transferred to a friend.  Get in touch with us as soon as you know you will be unable to attend so that we can make sure everything is transferred properly.
Early Arrival (the evening before / The evening after Fee
Please be aware that there is a $125 fee for both early arrivals and an extra night.
Payment Plans
We are flexible with the payment plan. After reserving your spot with the $250 deposit, you may make as many or as few payments in whatever amount you need as long as the balance is paid in full by November 30th
Driving Directions

Directions to the Retreat Center from I-95.

  • Take I-95 to Delray Beach
  • Exit Linton Blvd.
  • Go West
  • Turn right (North) on Military Trail
  • Third Driveway on right

Directions to the Retreat Center from West Palm Beach Airport (PBI)

  • Head west on James L Turnage Blvd 1.6 mi
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-95 S/Miami and merge onto I-95 S
  • Take exit 51 for Linton Blvd.
  • Turn right on Linton Blvd then
  • Turn right onto Military Trail

Directions to the Retreat Center from Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL)

  • Get on I-595 W from Terminal Dr
  • Take I-95 N to Linton Blvd in Delray Beach. Take exit 51from I-95 N
  • Follow Linton Blvd to S Military Trail

* If you require more specific directions, please call (561) 432-5201 or email us and we will be happy to assist.

Closest Airport
Both Palm Beach International (PBI) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) airports are convenient for the retreat center.  PBI is only 21 miles away and FLL only 32 miles.
Further Questions
If you have any additional questions, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can use our contact page, call us on 561-432-5201, or email us at:


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  • I got so excited to see this come up on my fb. So I started reading. I thought you were coming to Australia. But when I read all the details it’s in the USA. I’m now crying I’m so upset. The cost is high for me. But totally worth it to see both of these fabulous artists. Please come to Australia 🇦🇺 I’m sure you both would have a blast. I know I would. Love you both. One sad fan here. Love Cherie ❤️♥️

    • Hi Melissa: Depending on where you are coming from, I would probably come in the night before.
      Most people do not spend the extra night on the last day.
      Hope that helps.

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