About center for lost arts
The Center For Lost Arts includes several buildings used for overnight retreats, creativity, yoga, meditation and workshops. All guests and participants have access to 20 plus acres of property with native trees and gardens, wandering trails and a beautiful pond. Day retreats are offered seasonally and are grounded in mindfulness & meditation practices and may include creative writing, expressive art, & yoga & more. Retreats are facilitated(or co-facilitated) by Bonnie Burton, with guest facilitators joining in on occasion. The center is also available for facilitators to rent for their own retreats(day & overnight). Overnight retreat packages are available throughout the year for individuals and couples. Book in advance to secure specific dates & services. Discounts are offered for retreat stays longer than two nights or those booked between Monday & Thursday.
The House of Paul
A beautifully handcrafted home created by local artist, furniture builder, architect and home designer Paul J. Frank. It is the main space at our center. We have an indoor sunroom for seedlings & a large community kitchen. The main house and grounds are available for day use by your small group or organization. If you are a non-profit group speak to us about reduced rates.
Eva's Roost is a beautiful retreat space also designed and built by Paul Frank. Recently renovated, this zen-style cottage, overlooking the pond and forest, serves as a space for personal retreats as well as a cabin for guests. During retreat days, the roost is sometimes used for meditation, massage or other healing modalities. Mindful Living sessions are held here as well. Personal retreat packages are available for 24 hours or more with offerings of massage therapy, energy work or private yoga sessions. See photos on Airbnb HERE. You are welcome to book with us directly.
Gardens & Forest: We aspire to grow & produce much of what we eat & share with retreatants. We are slowly cultivating areas for native plants, berries, mushrooms & fruit trees to thrive. We make some of our own healing oil blends & dried herbs. There's much to learn! As part of Southern Illinois Farming Alliance(Food Works) we have access to a wealth of workshops and the support of those living off of their land in various ways. We buy from local & organic or chemical-free farmers & producers as much as possible and encourage others to do the same. As a former daffodil farm, we have thousands of daffodils coming up every year. Ask us about raising money for your school or organization by taking orders for daffodils.
Tiny Homes Project: Interested customers should contact us soon as there will be a limited number of tiny homes built per year. If you would like to come out and see the construction in progress, we're happy to give you a tour. You may be asked to pass a hammer or hold the end of a board, so be forewarned. If you want to follow the progress of the first tiny home - Small House of Paul - go to www.pauljfrank.com or on instagram @ #pauljfrank or #tinyartchitecture