Shangri-La Springs "May the spirit and richness of the land
and healing waters at Shangri-La be with you.
May it continue to bring you strength, purity and joy."
—Addison & Heather

RED Art Show at the historic Shangri-La Springs

RED Art Show

INSIGHT by Lia Galletti

RED Art Show
October 8 to December 3, 2014

Starting October 8 and ending December 3, Shangri-La celebrates RED through the fine art works of Lia Galletti and Shirley Wilson Blake.

Reception for the Artists
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6pm to 9pm
Free and open to the public

We welcome you to an artist reception on Wednesday, October 8th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm — free to the public. Come and be graced with the energies of this artistic night as you walk the historic property. Listen to a live performance of Piano and Native American Flute by Alchymie and Hung Ly. Bring a drum or hula hoop and join our drumming circle under the great Mysore fig trees. Catch a glimpse of the fleeting masterpiece of Jane Portaluppi as she graces the grounds with an 8x8 sidewalk painting. Participate in the Live interactive painting performance by Danielle Branchaud and Cesar Aquilera of Nova Art Studio. We hope you will join us this evening as we gather to honor RED.

About the RED featured artists

Lia Galletti

Lia Galletti

Lia Galletti was born on October 8, 1943 in Havana, Cuba. The eldest of three siblings, she grew up in Havana in a creative environment with her father, also an artist, enriching her artistic path while she watched him work. In 1960, at the age of 17, she left the island with her family and moved to New York where she finished her education and started to paint and exhibit her work in New York's Greenwich Village and other venues on the east coast.

She is an abstract artist and has been developing her individual painting style and technique since 1983, using water under pressure to create different layers.

In 1987 she studied Printmaking within the disciplines of etching, drypoint, linocut, silkscreen and monoprints and received an award at The Boston Printmakers, Brockton Art Museum, Boston, MA. Her work is in their collection, as well as in the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR, where she participated at the Latin American Printmakers Biennial of San Juan.

She has participated in solo exhibitions and collective expositions in the US and abroad and her work is in several private and public collections and has sold at Sotheby's New York.

Visit Lia online at:

Lia Galletti Lia Galletti

Photographed Works by Lia Galletti are:
INSIGHT - acrylic on canvas - 50" x 40" - 2013
PARALLEL - acrylic on canvas - 66" x 48" - 2012

Shirley Wilson Blake

Shirley Wilson Blake

Shirley began painting in the early 1980s, has studied with local, national, and international artists and has taught others since 1987. She works mainly in acrylic on canvas but has a background in watercolor, mixed media, and collage as well. Her painting style is abstract focused with emphasis on design elements, color, and composition.

Visit Shirley online at:

Shirley Wilson Blake Shirley Wilson Blake

Photographed Works by Shirley Wilson Blake are:
SHALL WE DANCE - acrylic - 24" x 36"
THREE WINDOWS - acrylic - 11" x 14"

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Other Happenings at Shangri-La Springs

Art & Nature Wednesdays
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10am to 4pm
$10 per adult (18 and older)
Children free

Every Wednesday Shangri-La Springs opens its doors to the public for a day of art and nature. Enjoy the scenic views on the property as Plein Air Painters capture the world in the moment. Enter the historic hotel to see how featured works of local artists blend and add color to this magnificent space. Gates open at 10am and close at 4pm. Admission fee is $10 per adult (18 or older). Children free. Gift Shop Open.

Katie Sinex

Intuitive Readings by Katie Sinex
Katie gives spiritually-centered, intuitive readings. It is her hope that whatever messages come through will have a positive impact, guidance for particular situations, and direction for living a creative and empowered life. Katie is a 24-year resident of Naples, and has been giving psychic readings for thirty years. 15-Minute Session for $35, Half-Hour Session for $55. Katie will be at Shangri-La every Wednesday.

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4-Week Series: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
Every Monday
October 6, 13, 20, 27
7:00pm to 8:00pm
$10 per person, per class


Discover how to practice the way of peace in the midst of our busy modern lives.

These guided meditation classes offer a joyful approach to understanding and calming one's own mind. Each one hour class includes two guided meditations and a teaching on the Buddhist way of inner peace. Everyone—from any background and religion—is welcome and made to feel comfortable. Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring your own meditation cushion.

The class begins with a guided breathing meditation to help participants relax. A teaching introducing the class subject follows the breathing meditation. These practical teachings illustrate how to apply wisdom to daily life situations. Practitioners find that through gradually applying Buddhist wisdom teachings to their life relationships improve, stress is reduced, and their health improves. Classes are filled with stories, humor, and practical advice.

6th: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
13th: Life as a Spiritual Journey: The Six Perfections
20th: The Perfection of Giving
27th: The Perfection of Joy

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Weekly NIA Classes
Every Tuesday
October 7, 14, 21, 28
10:30am to 11:30am
$15 per person
15 spaces available

Valeria Hill

Weekly NIA classes at Shangri-La Springs. $15 plus tax. Every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30am. The teacher is Valeria Hill. 15 spaces available. Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

What is NIA by Valeria Hill:

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Community Drumming Circles
Every Full Moon
Wednesday, October 8
6pm to 9pm
Free and open to the public

Community Drumming Circles

Come and be graced with the energies of the full moon on these artistic nights as you walk the property. Listen to or join our female and male drumming circles under the great Mysore Fig trees led by Jeanie Williamson and Sayer Ji. Interactive Live Painting by Danielle Branchaud of Nova Art Studio and Street Painting by Jane Portaluppi. Learn more @

Transformational Breath Class
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
October 9 & 23
7pm to 8:30pm
$15 per person
12 spaces available

Just Breathe

Taught by Carrie Sopko. Classes will be held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 7:00 to 8:30pm. $15 per person. 12 spaces available.

Transformational Breath® is a unique, and most therapeutic modality, this form of Breath work, facilitates the natural healing process for all types of trauma, is beneficial in gaining greater physical, mental and spiritual health, and in maintenance of optimal health. It is a complete self-healing system using conscious breath work to facilitate improved well-being, inner peace and greater joy in life.

Bring a mat, pillow(s) and blanket for your comfort.

Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

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Reiki Circle
Thursday, October 16
7pm to 8:30pm
$20 per person
15 spaces available

Reiki Master Pam Bzoch

This circle is being guided by Reiki Master Pam Bzoch, owner of Saith Seren.

FOCUS on Crown Chakra Connecting to the Light.

Watch a video about Reiki:

Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

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Shimmy at the Springs
Wednesday, October 29
6:30pm to 8:30pm
$40 each includes coin hip scarf and refreshment
15 spaces available

Kara Scofield

Instructor Kara Scofield, also known as "Inara"

Unveil your inner dancing goddess and shake away your stresses with an evening of belly dance. Learn the basic moves of belly dance to more energetically express yourself through music and dance. You'll receive your own coin hip scarf to wear in class and take home with you, to keep you inspired to dance in class and on your own. We'll start with a slow warm up to focus your mind and loosen your body. The beginner-level class will focus on movement isolations, which help increase your flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Rather than focus on choreography, this class will introduce steps and isolations with short combinations that will allow you to more easily create your own unique, expressive dance from the core moves.

After class, the party begins! Take a moment to relax and absorb what you've learned while being treated to a full belly dance show by instructor "Inara"! After receiving inspiration from the show, everyone is encouraged to get up and dance together in a fun, supportive environment, free of judgement or expectation. Use what you've learned, or just let yourself go. Light refreshments will be available. Feel free to bring your own wine to enjoy responsibly during the evening.

Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

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Shangri-La Springs, Organic Wellness and Experiential Learning Center, is located at 27750 Old U.S. 41 in downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. To learn about upcoming happenings or for information about booking an event at Shangri-La Springs, please visit or call (239) 949-0749.






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