Meet Me in Retreat

I love sharing my work online and gathering in a virtual space and I love gathering in person and holding sacred space together.

So much of this work, this life, this LOVE, is about community and the emotional and energetic connections we create.

Women need other women.

We need spaces to be ourselves together - to speak, listen, and pray together.


Whether for an afternoon, an hour, or a weekend, I work with you to plan retreats and workshops that are right for your space and audience.

Creative Retreat & spiritual self-care

When we paint, pray, and explore the sacred feminine together, we nourish our souls, release what’s no longer working, and move into clarity about who and what we are.

I teach and facilitate groups in a variety of settings: churches, college classrooms, yoga studios, public libraries, and back yards.


Paint With Me

I would love to lead your group through the meditative process of Prayer Painting.

We gather in your space and create contemplative art - absolutely no art making experience is necessary.

These workshops are not instructional art technique - each person will create according to their own intuition.


Upcoming Opportunities:

It’s been two weeks since you were here and each day I thought about writing to you and thanking you again for the lovely program you brought to St Paul. I’ve heard so many wonderful comments from those who attended. They loved the art activity as well as the slideshow and lecture/discussion…I was really pleased by how many shared questions, comments and talked about their art that day.
— Cullen Hornaday

Meditation Retreats

Our capacity to love and hold others is limited by our capacity to love and hold ourselves, and allow ourselves to be held and loved by the Divine.

Prayer and meditation retreats offer a space for filling up your inner well through group meditation, contemplative prayer, reading and journal writing exercises.

As we navigate our inner landscape in community, we travel deeper on our journey into the heart of God.

Upcoming Opportunities:

online Workshops

I’m also pleased to offer workshop and retreat opportunities online.

You can work through these courses at your own pace.

Fill Up Your Cup is an 11-day journey of self-care practice, designed to help you develop a personal journaling and meditation practice.

I’ll Paint for You

I am available to create a group Prayer Painting live on site for your event.

You and your guests provide the prayers and intentions and I will paint while you eat, drink, celebrate, or fundraise.

It’s a unique and soulful addition to your birthday party or gathering.


About Lori-Lyn


I’m a writer and painter.

I hold a BA in studio art and MFA in fiction writing.

I’m attuned to Usui Reiki III.

I’m a member of an Episcopal Church.

You can read more about me here.

Workshops, talks, and retreats I’ve lead include:

  • Praying With Icons, offered at a Lenten supper program.

  • Spiritual Self-Care for Women, because you need to fill your well.

  • Paint Your Prayer workshops that hold space for you to enter into meditative art-making.

  • Women of Holy Week, a talk on the sacred feminine within the Christian tradition.

  • Untangling Mary Magdalene, a workshop exploring the myths, misunderstandings, and importance of the Apostle to the Apostles, which included discussion and meditative art-marking.

  • Journaling the Chakras, an energy awareness Saturday workshop.

Lori-Lyn is the gentlest of teachers, allowing you to move through materials at your own pace, in your own way...I highly recommend her courses.
— Marilyn Maciel

Let’s Talk

If you’re wondering if I might be right for you, please contact me here and let’s chat about it.

You can also check out my upcoming events here.

I look forward to planning with you!