Workshops, Series and Individual Sessions

Workshops are a big part of what I do. They allow me to share the things I've been developing in my creative practice, and engage in active research through experimentation with others for future works.

In addition to this, I offer private sessions as a way of continuing and deepening our work together. These can be a mixture of Expressive Arts and Studio Mentorship, based on your needs.

 

Rates for Individual Sessions are $90/hr or $110/1.5 hr. 

Please contact me for more information.

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...

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 the Toronto area. He bridges movement practices with emotional and somatic intelligence. His movement practices include contact improv, butoh dance, axis syllabus and authentic movement. Peter works as an addictions counselor in the GTA.

In this workshop we will explore the relationship between attunement and discord in a group context. 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...

"This is the best thing I have done for my creative process/personal and body awareness."

- TW, Musician, Songwriter, Composer

(Arts-Based Embodiment, 2018)

"This has been transformational for me."

- Arts-Based Embodiment participant, January-February 2019, Penticton, BC

"Alexandra creates and provides a safe space to build community,

self trust, and to nurture the instinctual body.

My spirit knows greater freedom through this experience of play."

- JM, Clown, Shamanic Practitioner

(Artist Research Group, 2017)

"It's so difficult to find the words to describe how valuable these sessions with Alexandra are to me. They feel so important - rich fertilizer for my creative practice. Choosing to attend these sessions is proving to be one of the best things I could’ve done for my creative process, for my body-mind connection, and for my general human development. They serve as a compass, pointing me towards my own voice."

- JL, Painter, Illustrator, Visual Artist

(Arts-Based Embodiment, 2018)

"... So invaluable."

- Artist Research Group participant, 2018, Penticton, BC

"[Alexandra] held a very warm space where mistakes and experimentation were encouraged and learning just happened thanks to [her] kindness and openness."

- Beginner Feltmaking and Feltmaking Continued participant, November 2019

" I just loved being able to play with some deeper senses that I’ve been wanting to explore and work more on. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to play and feel more of themselves in some new creative territory."

- Arts-Based Embodiment participant, October-November 2019, Penticton, BC