Packing List for the

Artmonk Retreat & Art Residencies


Please bring

  • Comfortable layered clothing for sitting meditation
  • Comfortable clothing you can move in for yoga
  • Clothing that can get dirty for helping in the kitchen and/or in the garden
  • 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.)
  • Herbal medications and treatments you may want to have available, supplements, snacks or special teas
  • Meditation wrap, sweater or clothing to stay warm and comfortable while we sit
  • Rain coat / jacket (It may get chilly and we plan to go for a hike.)
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Art supplies and acoustic musical Instruments you would like to work with in your solo work
  • Journal / Notebook, pens & pencils
  • Optional swim suit. (Swimming in the river is refreshingly cold and wonderful! We invite swimming without suits as well.)
  • 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.)
  • Towels and bedpillow (We have some but you may prefer your own.)
  • Water bottle and/or travel mug
  • Printed and signed Liability Waiver (or you can email it to info@artmonastery.org)

Please be prepared to be without internet access for the duration of the retreat.

We have

  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • General First Aid Kit
  • All kitchen supplies
  • Work gloves for anything outside
  • House phone that can receive calls