Packing List for the

Artmonk Retreat & Art Residencies

Our recommendations for what to bring

  • Comfortable layered clothing for sitting meditation
  • Comfortable clothing you can move in for yoga & embodiment classes
  • Clothing that can get dirty for helping in the kitchen and/or in the garden (all Art Monastery participants & guests help out in the kitchen for an hour each day. Thank you for truly being a part of our living community!)
  • Slip-on shoes (It’s a shoes-off house! You may enjoy having slippers as well.)
  • Medications such as allergy medicine (We have a cat.)
  • Meditation wrap (In warm weather we sit outside and you might like to have a light wrap to shield from insects. In rainy or cold weather, we sit in the barn and you might like a wrap to stay warm and cozy.)
  • Rain coat / jacket (It may get chilly and we usually go for a hike.)
  • Toiletries
  • Insect & tick repellent
  • Any and all art supplies and acoustic musical instruments you would like to work with
  • Journal / Notebook, pens & pencils
  • Optional swim suit. (Swimming in the river is refreshingly cold and wonderful! We invite swimming without suits as well.)
  • Bathrobe (it is just lovely to stroll down to the river wearing a robe!)
  • Earplugs
  • An alarm clock other than your phone (you may also like to have a watch other than your phone.)
  • A flashlight or headlamp
  • Meditation cushion, support cushions, and/or yoga mat (We have some but you may prefer your own.)
  • Towel and bed pillow (We provide one per person but you may prefer your own.)
  • Water bottle and/or travel mug
  • Printed and signed Liability Waiver (or, even better, you can email it to info@artmonastery.org)
Please be prepared to be without internet access for the duration of the Artmonk Retreat and Silent Art Residency.
Other programs have internet access the whole time.

We have

  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • General First Aid Kit
  • All kitchen supplies
  • Work gloves for anything outside