A black and white zen drawing of a stick figure person surrounded by a fire.

Ingrid Hauss

M.Ed. (Art Education)

Art & Renewal.

News for 2020

Installation at University of Victoria

Course at Metchosin International Summer School of Art (MISSA 2020) July 4/5. 2020


View Ingrid's Artist of the Month video on YouTube.

Visit Ingrid's blog to see her course-updates and recent art!

Select pieces of Ingrid's artworks are now represented and available at Catching Stars Gallery on Bowen Island, B.C. Canada.

Art & Renewal Private Retreats and Group Sessions

Adaptable for all ages and levels of physical ability

Contact Ingrid at +1-604-720-1460


  • $350 for 2hr session for 1-5 people.
  • Individual sessions and programme-series are available. Inquire directly for fees and more information.

Sessions in Art & Renewal offer an embodied arts-based experience for individuals and groups. The program is intended to foster physical and creative renewal through conscious kinaesthetic alignment, stretching, liberating movement and relaxation. A safe and inclusive environment is provided by the instructor based on her academic engagement with graduate studies in art education and twenty years of experience in teaching movement and creativity as life-force for renewal, well-being and increased productivity.

Individual private sessions for Art & Renewal wellness retreats and International Tours bring important milestones to life with vitalizing creativity, while nurturing mind and body at a richly poetic and deeply soulful level.

Each session or retreat culminates in shared reflection over culinary delights and communal feasting.

Art & Renewal Retreats introduce an embodied arts-based and prayerful experience.

Cultivating physical and creative renewal through conscious kinaesthetic alignment, this practice integrates contemplative movement, relaxation and creative exploration.

A zen style drawing of a thin curve with a tiny red ball that appears to be rolling just up one side.
Ingrid in front of 1000 year old European church in the valley where she grew up.
  • Weekly Series: Body Prayer


    Saint Helen's Anglican Church, Vancouver, B.C.

  • Body Prayer: An Embodied Spiritual Practice

    June 8, 2019

    Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Port Townsend, USA

  • Towards a Place of Renewal and Belonging: Art, Movement, and Community

    July 2019

    Presentation at the 2019 International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) Global Congress

  • Ingrid's art represented now by:

    Catching Stars Gallery, Bowen Island

A picture of Ingrid lying on a log near a river.

Ingrid Hauss is an artist, teacher, poet and the founder of Art and Renewal. She tours widely with her art and interactive installations, combining art, movement and her prose as an integrative embodied practice fostering wellness and creative living. Ingrid teaches at schools, conferences, studios, universities and retreat centres in Canada, the USA and Europe.

Born and raised in the Black Forest region of Germany, she now resides on Bowen Island in British Columbia, where she listens to the quiet voice within to find guidance for painting and writing. Ingrid Hauss has been in the performing and visual arts all her life. Influenced by the artists of the Bauhaus Era and Marc Chagall, she lives with colour as her vibrant tool of expressive story-telling on canvas and in live. Ingrid experiences and shares her artistic practice as a living invitation for transformation and liberation of the creative spirit.

Her bold, interdisciplinary choreographies of brush and spirit allow the body to flow, heal and realign in an experience of inward and outward renewal. Her art has been shown in Switzerland, Germany, the United States and the Bowen Island.

Her most recent article integrating her art and prose was published in Presence: International Journal for Spiritual Direction, Issue December 2017. Her current interdisciplinary art installation will be unveiled at the Global Congress for Art Education 2019 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver this summer. She is currently in the process of completing her Masters in Art Education at the University of Victoria. Ingrid is an artist-associate at Catching Stars Gallery, where selected art pieces by her are now available as part of the gallery collection.

Emergin Wisdom: San Diego, California, USA. 7-10 April 2016. Spiritual Directors International.

Ingrid is excited to present her Interactive Art Installation titled Body, Art and Sacred Poetry: A Contemplative Movement Experience at Spiritual Directors International Conference Emerging Wisdom 2016 this upcoming spring!

Spiritual Directors International ~ Emerging Wisdom


A partial list of the business and organizations that have benefitted from Ingrid's teaching practice include:
  • Summerfield School at Pepperwood Institute, Sonoma, California, USA
  • Bowen Island Arts Council
  • Spiritual Directors International San Diego, California
  • International Journal for Spiritual Direction, December Issue 2017
  • Curtis Personalized Health, Lulu Lemon Head Offices, Vancouver
  • St Philip Anglican Church, Victoria
  • Verathon Medical, Burnaby
  • Fit in 30, Vancouver
  • Mennonite Association, Canada
  • University of British Columbia Center for Disease Control
  • Cancer Center, Vancouver
  • Association of Adoptive Parents of Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Vancouver
  • Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary, USA
  • Episcopal Church, USA
  • York House School, Vancouver
  • Fraser Academy, Vancouver
  • Point Grey Academy, Vancouver
  • Basel Lodge & Ateliers, Switzerland
  • Ben Franklin Academy, Atlanta GA
  • Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical & Cultural Research, Minnesota, USA
  • Sitka Physiotherapy and Wellness, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  • Youth Hostels Association, Vancouver
  • Pacific Jubilee Training Program for Spiritual Directors, Canada
  • Sonoma State University, Psychology Department, California
  • St. Andrew's United, North Vancouver
  • Salt Spring Center of Yoga
  • North End Fitness, Ganges, Salt Spring Island
  • University of British Columbia, Medical Alumni Association
  • Open Hand Studios for Yoga & the Arts, Sebastopol, California
  • Stress Management Center of Marin County, Larkspur, CA