Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Unveils ‘The Beauty of Nature Creative Retreat’ in Collaboration with Singapore Artist Lucinda Law 

Guests can express their artistic side through an exclusive 2-Nights retreat guided by Singaporean Botanical Artist, Lucinda Law between 7th – 9th December




24th October, 2022 – At the heart of the Balinese jungle, within the untouched part of Northern Ubud with glimpses of rice paddies and access to Ayung River and its great waterfall, sits Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, an untapped natural enclave with a unique ‘No Walls, No Doors’ villas concept offering adult-only guests a unique ‘nature-naked’ experience in communion with nature. This December, Buahan is thrilled to unveil its latest collaboration, an exclusive 2-nights nature creative retreat led by Singaporean Botanical Artist, Lucinda Law.

The Beauty of Nature Creative Retreat takes place from the 7th to the 9th December and will be the Singaporean artist’s first ever retreat to be held in Bali – where an impressive range of activities and workshops awaits. The thoughtfully curated itinerary aims to promote a nature-sensory transformative experience for guests to connect not only with themselves but also with like-minded attendees, to be open to awake their senses and be present with the beauty of nature. 




The retreat offers an important opportunity for connection, contemplation and expression amid nature, especially one that well needed after coming out of a pandemic from the last two years. The nature-sensory retreat is a collaboration between Lucinda Law and Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, and the outcome of a mutual consideration to bridge city-dwellers to access the beauty of nature. Focused on three main aspects of nurturing the participants’ creative processes, the technicalities and hands-on teaching will be weaved into the Creative Awakening, Creative Restoration and Creative Expression segments from Lucinda’s new creative guidebook. 

Guests can look forward to utilising creative tools such as botanical art, travel sketching, reflective journal and poetry expressions to frame their artwork activities. This will encourage guests to form various ways of creative expressions inspired by nature to create their personal work from the techniques that will be taught by Lucinda herself, and takeaway tips to continue using them in their personal lives and creative practices. 

The idea is to awaken their attunement and attentiveness to the smaller and intimate nature details, while at the same time, connect to the majestic wonders of nature elements and landscape such as the waterfall and seven mountains peaks from within the resort.

The ‘Soul Blessing Journey’ experience organised by Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, invites participants to be adorned in traditional Balinese Costume, before making their own Canang Sari, a small basket of gratitude offerings filled with sacred flowers. 

Following which, the participants will embark on a 15-minute trek to the private waterfall where a Pemangku (priest) will preside over a water blessing before they are guided to experience the life-energizing Creative Restoration workshop.

Guests may also look forward to opt-in for nightly meditation sessions on their own by the fireplace in their room, or with others by the bonfire, as an added reflective session to end each day. This practice will encourage a further elevation of the whole experience and help towards supporting their well-being long after the retreat has ended.

Lucinda Law comments: “A key takeaway that I hope guests will discover from this retreat and at Buahan, is to be able to learn and feel safe in nature’s surroundings, where nature feels like home within yourself, and cultivate both holistic and practical techniques to connect with nature towards creative inspiration and expression. The retreat programme, ‘nature-naked’ experience and principles upheld by Buahan, come together seamlessly to make this retreat a powerful catalyst for the transformative effects the beauty in nature has on our well-being.”

Puspa Anggareni, Resort Manager at Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape comments: “We are delighted to host the nature-creative retreat lead by Lucinda Law, which closely aligns with Buahan’s vision and commitment to create immersive experiences, combining human connection and nature to bring harmony from within. We believe this transformative retreat will leave guests rejuvenated and greater sense of awareness and we look forward to welcoming guests to this exclusive experience.”

For more information and to book your stay for The Beauty of Nature Creative Retreat with Lucinda Law at Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Ubud, Bali, please visit here.
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ABOUT BANYAN TREE GROUP

Banyan Tree Group (“Banyan Tree Holdings Limited” or the “Group”) is one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups. The Group’s diversified portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf, and residences is centered on five award-winning brands (Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna) that offer exceptional design-led experiences for global travellers of today and tomorrow.

Founded in 1994 on the core concept of sustainability, Banyan Tree Group seeks to create long-term value for all stakeholders and destinations across its network of properties, products, and brands, through a purpose-driven mission. With 8,000 associates across 22
countries, Banyan Tree Management Academy (BTMA) was established in 2008 to support the Group’s goals through advancing people development, management excellence, and learning with integrity and meaning.

Banyan Tree Group has received 2,759 industry awards and accolades since inception. It has also received recognition for its commitment to environmental protection and community development through its Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF), which aligns the Group’s efforts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Executing on its regionalised growth strategy, the Group’s global footprint continues to grow with 35 new hotels and resorts under design and construction in the pipeline, in addition to 48 operating hotels in 13 countries as of 31 December 2020.

Banyan Tree Group entered a strategic long-term partnership with Accor in 2016 to develop and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world along with the access to Accor’s global reservations and sales network, as well as the loyalty programme ALL - Accor Live Limitless. It also formed a joint venture with China Vanke Co. Ltd. in 2017 – focusing on active ageing and wellness hospitality projects.


About Lucinda Law

A year of sabbatical immersing in the beauty of nature guided Singaporean botanical artist and educator, Lucinda Law, to begin her eponymous nature-led creative studio in 2016 and has worked for over 55 nature-loving clients from private global institutions to luxury brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Google, Apple, Bentley and BBC Earth. Her work focuses on the beauty of nature and supports her clients’ themes of nature connection, biodiversity, sustainability and well-being. Her creations have appeared on the covers of magazines, landmarks, bespoke merchandise, corporate gifts and hotel interiors. Her paintings have been commissioned and collected internationally, and gifted to royalty and dignitaries. Lucinda also specializes in conceptualising, designing and teaching innovative bespoke creative workshops and creative retreats. She has taught her signature harmonized syllables of technical and holistic approaches of botanical art to over 3000 students. She is the first Art & Graphic Ambassador for Faber-Castell Singapore and First Brand Ambassador for diptyque Singapore. While working on clients’ commissions and managing her studio, she works on her exhibition and book. She meditates daily and inspires to live life closer to the beauty of nature, in harmony within herself and with others.
www.Lucindalaw.co | Instagram: @lucinda.law


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