Reclaim Your Childlike Wonder of Creation

About Us

January 7 – 13, 2024

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Amy Ramsey Walton

With a passion for art and creation that began in her early childhood, Amy’s journey into the world of art, has been shaped by her deep love of nature and the breathtaking beauty of our earth. Growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania, she spent a great deal of time with her animals in nature walking and exploring the woods, in constant wonder and curiosity about this beautiful world that we live in. Art was a way to express that passion.

Her deep interest in art, architecture, and history, let her to pursue a degree in Interior design from West Virginia University. Throughout her career as a designer, Amy never ceased to cultivate her artistic talents and passions.  She took workshops with many master painters to learn about various techniques and mediums. Having the wonderful opportunity to live in Maine for many years, she drew inspiration from the dramatic coastal landscapes that surrounded her.

Today, Amy resides in beautiful northern Virginia.  She continues to work as an Interior Designer building beautiful homes and inviting gathering spaces for her clients. She spends as much time as possible painting and creating on many levels. She never ceases to create and draw inspiration from the never ending, breathtaking beauty of nature.


Franco and Kay

Deepen your personal awareness and development as you explore intriguing countries throughout the world. We offer you a unique opportunity to learn from internationally prominent speakers and authors as you immerse yourself in fascinating places.


Kay LatchmanSingh

Kay is the main organizer and logistic expert of this retreat. Her background in international trade and finance and her attention to details will ensure that this will be a quality experience for all. She is in communication with everyone who is a part of this program and makes sure that all aspects of this endeavor are synchronized. Kay is also in charge of participant wellness and takes care of everyone from the time they register until they are back home. Kay is the co-owner and vice-president of Global Journeys. She provides a wealth of experience in travel and cultural connections. Kay was born and educated in British Guyana, moved to the U.S. and has traveled and worked with people in many European countries, Russia, Egypt, South Africa, British West Indies, and Central America. Her knowledge and connections with various cultures is a wonderful asset as she works with and teaches a variety of people. Her vision of providing service to those in need and doing so in a celebratory way certainly is a foundation of this retreat.

Franco Marini

Franco Marini is a professor at the Daniels College of Business and works with the University of Denver on several educational experiential projects. He created and operates Global Journeys Inc., a travel-based company providing personal and professional growth through specialized travel offerings. One of Marini’s strongest attributes is his ability and knowledge of how to empower human development as it impacts the enhancement of individual strenghts and results of an organization. One of his primary focal points is working with the attributes and contributions of individuals and empowering each participant to effectively break through bariers to achieve a level of being their very best.