Past Course Reviews

What previous guests have said…

Debbie with her ...

Debbie with her soul portrait

I first knew Steffi as an artist. I was overwhelmed by her ‘Waves’ collection and felt compelled to buy one of her paintings.
This soon led to investing in several more paintings inspired by the same collection which became a window of light, energy and inspiration for me when I was bed-bound. This year it was my pleasure to get to know Steffi as a teacher when I attended her ‘Conversations with Colour’ creative art retreat. Not only did I learn to express myself on canvas (Steffi says that she “unleashed” me) but I went on a whole emotional journey during the process.
Steffi is a talented artist, an exceptional teacher and a total goddess.  ‘Debbie, Spain’



Lynn with Anu - her wonderful goddess

Lynn with Anu – her wonderful goddess

‘I can’t recommend Cortijo Las Salinas highly enough’
If you’ve never done art before this is the perfect place to start and Steffi Goddard is a fantastic teacher.
If you’re new to yoga this is the perfect place to do some gentle stretching. If you’re a fully fledged yogini you will find a retreat to suit you.
If you’re veggie, vegan, gluten free, you will be in heaven. I’m an omnivore but with 5 star food like this you will not miss meat. Steffi’s husband Steve is a first class chef, the food is made with love, you can taste the difference.
With a pool and a hot tub and nothing but the breeze in the olive trees and the sound of birdsong you will find a little piece of heaven.  ‘Lynn, Eastbourne, UK’



Irene with 'Minxy'

Irene with ‘Minxy’

I will carry on painting’ ‘Thank you so much for such a lovely time painting, yoga, dancing, laughing, walking, just everything!  I don’t think I have ever had such a relxaing break. You helped me with my lack of confidence, although I realy don’t like speaking in front of people, but you were all great. I never thought I could actually paint a portrait, albeit whacky, or do the yoga. I will carry on painting, I have bought some paints already !’ – Irene, London, UK





First time painter Giovanna and her goddess

First time painter Giovanna and her goddess

‘Creative breakthrough’  ‘I want to thank you for such a unique experience at ‘Let Creativity Nourish Your Soul’ creative retreat. I truly loved the Cortijo, it is gorgeous. The food was wonderful. The time between sessions was just what I needed to wind down and relax. The yoga and meditation sessions were a new experience for me and interesting to go through. I really enjoyed the creative group discussions after dinner, the walk down to the river and sitting by the fire.   The painting process was very powerful, particularly as I literally pushed myself through my resistance to it. The end result, for me, was (and is) incredibly inspiring and has opened a door to myself that I had no idea existed. I still cannot believe I painted what I painted and not sure if it is a one-off thing. It has made me realize the limitations I put on myself without even realizing it. Thank you for guiding and helping me throughout this creative breakthrough’. – Giovanna, Barcelona, Spain




Painting Holidays in Spain with Steffi Goddard

‘Bright and Bold!’

Bolder, Brighter and Braver!’ – A perfect landscape painting holiday with views from Cortijo Las Salinas being truly inspirational, helped me to be bolder and brighter in my work than ever before”. Sandi, Berkshire,UK






The Seed Retreat

The Seed Retreat

The Seed Retreat’ –  I attended The Seed Retreat and found my inner artist.  Working with professional artists with a group of fun individuals helped me to unlock my creative blocks and paint something I never ever though I would be able to do!’  Gerald, Ireland






Cortijo Las Salinas, Southern Spain

Sketching in the sunshine

‘Painting in the sunshine’ – A huge thank you to Steve and Steffi for a wonderful 5 days, fantastic place, fab food and you even laid on the weather.  I thought the art course was great and it was the introduction I needed to get back into something I haven’t tried for along time.  I plan to return very soon.’ – Jane, Surrey, UK






Painting Holidays in Spain with Steffi Goddard

Out on location – down by the river

I can’t wait to return!’ I have spent three separate weeks at Cortijo Las Salinas with Steffi and each time was better than I could have hoped.  Steffi made me feel at ease from the moment I arrived and helped me to build confidence with my painting.  My painting has improved along with my creations!’ – Hannah, Berkshire, UK







Creative Art Workshop, Art Holiday, Spain

Creative Art Workshop

‘We found our inner child’ – Looking at textures and shapes we were able to build up an abstract painting.  It was such fun sitting on the floor using colour and different media to be expressive.  We  all certainly found our inner child.’ – Annelise, Lesley, Amanda, Christy, Steffi



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