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 Creative Process Mentorship, based on your needs.
Rates for Individual Sessions are $90/hr or $110/1.5 hr.
Please contact me for more information.
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
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