Past Workshops, 2019-2020

ARTS-BASED EMBODIMENT - OCTOBER 2019

A six week series exploring bodily experience through creative process

Together we will delve into 6 weeks of inquiry into the ground of bodily experience through creative process. This course is a collage of arts-based sequences, somatics, mindfulness techniques and playful experimentation. The work is experiential, with time for reflection and dialogue. Want to know more? Frequently Asked Questions addressed right here

Open to all ~ experience in the arts and movement not a prerequisite.

Good for yogis and movers wanting to bring new perspectives to their movement practice, artists interested in expanding their embodied engagement in their art form, or anyone with curiosity and a desire to learn.

$290 for six session series

Maximum 8 participants

6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesdays, Oct 22nd - Nov 26th, 2019

Location: Starlit Yoga, Penticton, BC

Registration: contact me to pay by cash or e-Transfer or 

Scholarships/Financial Aid available. Please call me at 250-487-0737 for more information.

FELT-MAKING CONTINUED, NOVEMBER 2019

Learning further techniques.

 

A day long workshop in felt-making using the wetfelt method in the cozy and beautiful Studio at God's Mountain. We will cover resists and blocking so you can make 3 dimensional forms like hats, bags, vessels, or sculptural elements. 

 

$80

+ Bring your own wool (make sure it is a felting wool) or buy wool from me for the workshop for $20

10 am-3pm (with a break for lunch) on Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Location: Gods Mountain Estate, Penticton, BC

Registration: contact me to pay by cash or e-Transfer or 

WINTER DREAMING STUDIO, JANUARY 2020

An 8 week series in creative dreamwork facilitated by myself and Maiya Robbie. Maiya is a songwriter, musician, composer and Expressive Arts Therapist. She is also a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor working in private practice.

In this two month series we will cover techniques for remembering dreams, harvesting content, and building our relationship with our own unique dream mythology. We will work with our dreams, individually and in the context of the group, using arts-based explorations to gain further insight into our dream stories. An extended dream study group, with a healthy dose of aesthetic ritual, working in both playful and sacred contexts. No arts experience necessary. 

The work will be mostly experiential with an emphasis on cultivating a learning environment based on co-research and exploration.

 

Winter Dreaming Studio Frequently Asked Questions

$360 for 8 session series

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Sundays, January 5th - February 23rd, 2019

Location: Purple Lotus Yoga, Penticton, BC

Registration: contact me to pay by cash or e-Transfer (these are my preferred payment methods) or you can...

GATHERING THREADS, FEBRUARY 2020

A day long workshop for women with an emphasis on process. 

 

When women come together with intention it is a powerful thing. And the story of women is intrinsically woven into the story of textiles. In this day long workshop we come together to explore textiles as ritual and nourishment. No experience with textiles or sewing necessary. 

$80

10 am-3pm (with a break for lunch)

Date TBA

Location: Gods Mountain Estate, Penticton, BC

we | obstacle | space, MARCH 2020

A one-day movement oriented workshop co-facilitated by myself and Peter Kok. Peter is an avid mover and dancer based in Toronto. His movement praxis includes contact improv, butoh dance, axis syllabus and authentic movement. Peter works as a counsellor in private practice where he bridges movement with emotional and somatic intelligence.

In this workshop, we will explore the relationship between individual and group creativity. Through a combination of exercises, reflections and movement practices we will examine how to foster and build attunement in a group process while remaining engaged through our own acts of creative contribution. We will draw from a number of movement and contemplative arts practices including improvisational movement, somatics, the visual arts, contact improvisation, and butoh.

 

Questions we will be exploring: 


What is the relationship between creativity and group attunement?

What happens to ourselves creatively when obstacles arise either individually or in the group?

How does creativity expand and contract in different contexts?

How do we remain individual while building attunement in a group creative process?

This workshop is for beginners and experienced movers alike.

March 14th, 2020

10 am - 4 pm with a 1 hour lunch break

$80

Location: the Studio at God’s Mountain Estate

Registration: contact me to pay by cash or e-Transfer (these are my preferred payment methods) or you can...