Sou’wester Arts Teaching Residency Program

We are seeking artist educators with specialties in printmaking, ceramics, traditional crafts and more. Spend some time on your own creative pursuits then branch out into the community and teach a workshop! 

We are currently accepting applications for our Spring & Summer sessions which run May-August. You can choose between teaching a 1, 2 or 3-day workshop depending on season. This teaching residency is open to the use of either The Sou’wester Pavilion or our fully equipped ceramics studio, Ilwaco Artworks.


Retreat: Sweethome Teacup

Sweethome Teacup, a devoted yogi since 1993, is leading 4 days of combining asana, Qigong, mantra meditation and chanting. Guests arrive Sunday, December 3rd at 3:00pm and depart Thursday, December 7th at noon. 

This retreat will be an opportunity to establish a daily practice which nurtures the body, mind, and voice (breath). We will have the time and space to dive in to a beautiful investigation of what it means to be here on this incredible planet with all the challenges and discoveries of being human in this time in history. The physical practice is a weaving of asana and qi gong, we will cultivate our voice through mantra meditation and chanting together. We will discover our voice through various writing prompts as well. Sessions will focus on the elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space.

Offerings provided by Sou’wester include:

  • Full access to our Weekly Wellness Offerings
  • Use of our Garden Spa and Finnish Sauna
  • Discounted rates with Mamook Wellness for on-site therapeutic massage and bodywork
  • Complimentary bikes for cruising the Discovery Trail
  • Endless walks on the beach

*** Retreat fee is $150 per person. Lodging fee is $200 for four nights and rooms can be shared, so bring a friend or two!

To register email


Sweethome has studied Yoga since 1993. She approaches the practice of yoga and life with devotion and awe. Her style is unique and dynamic, poetically blending vinyasa with yoga philosphy, chanting, pranayama, and meditation. Her desire is to inspire all to experience life with compassion, patience and reverence. Within the Portland-based studios where she teaches (North Portland Yoga, SunGate Studio, and Yoga Bhoga), Sweethome has become notorious for her instinctive ability to nurture, guide and challenge her students through an impeccable combination of both a spiritual and physical practice.

Sweethome’s dedication to the equality, peace and well-being of all sentient beings is felt within each of her classes. After 25 years of teaching, her classes incorporate her learnings from key teachers in her life (Colleen Swantner, Sharon Gannon, David Life and Tias Little, Michael Stone and many more), as well as her connection to music/sound and Qigong.

In addition to her studies with Sharon Gannon at the Yasodhara Ashram in Canada, another notable journey for Sweethome was in 2010 when she traveled to India to study vedic chanting at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Sound and vibration have a huge influence her classes, workshops and retreats, as well as within her ongoing journey of self inquiry.


Artist Residency A Huge Success!

artist resSou’Wester Lodge Artist in Residence Program Celebrates Successful Season of Art and Craft

The Historic Sou’Wester Lodge is proud to announce their first Artist In Residence Program was a huge success. Artists came from all over the Northwest to pursue intense study and practice in a variety of mediums from painting to candle making, songwriting to video production.

Reservations for the 2013 Artist Residency Season are being taken now.  The program offers a distraction free week devoted to your creative pursuits. The residencies are $200-300 per week.

The end of the 2012 Sou’Wester Artist Residency Program culminated in an incredible group show held at the lodge in April 2013. Participants included Katy Davidson, Darren Hanlon, Sarah Shields, Pamela Davis, Joe Chase and many more.  The Sou’Wester is taking applications for the next Artist Residency Program starting in the Fall of 2013.

For the full list go to:

To be part of the Fall/Winter program in 2013, contact:  
The Sou’Wester Lodge
PO Box 102
Seaview, Washington 98644