I love the collage process and have seen how with gentleness and ease, so much awareness, joy, and creativity can be woven together. Each collage class includes a relaxation meditation to allow you to go deeper into your heart and allow for images and integration to occur, and this beautiful process naturally shows itself onto paper as collage images are gathered, positioned and glued together. Here is an example of a meditation that accompanies each class.
Collage Meditation on the theme of Compassion:
"We are all born with the potential to create, to repurpose, to imagine, to see beyond what is visible and to hear what is inside the silence or the sounds of nature. So strong is this inherent virtue that creativity may even try to find its voice in our sleeping hours, through dreams, if we fail to give it due time in our waking hours. Even so, creativity can't be forced; only allowed...." collage class participant
We are all creative beings, yet some of us have forgotten how to tap our inner well, or have had moments where our creativity was not invited to grow in organic ways. We may feel temporarily stuck in some area of our creative expression, or how to live fully in this moment of our lives. Where words are temporarily not available, art and collage tap into and integrate your inner world, bridging and visioning your inner essence to step forward with grace and joy into this new season of your life.
My creativity gatherings pinpoint two main areas:
Healing past creativity wounds, emotions, and beliefs that prevent(ed) your full and integrated expression in your life. You will be given a safe and loving space to meet those moments with grace, compassion, and presence.
Accessing your inner guidance through meditation, so that your inner joy and creative spark comes alive within your collage and within your life. Many have experienced freedom, heart integration, empowerment, as well as a deepening of centered presence to meet each moment of life.
The types of creativity gatherings I offer include:
Women, crone, red tent, bridal, mother/daughter, grandmother/granddaughter, visioning small group gathering for women to create collages together within your home. Each class includes guided meditation, collage creation, and healing music. 2-3 hours. Size: 5 to 8 students.
Collage Classes and Retreats
Larger group gatherings at a retreat center, business, or educational institution, to increase heart-centered creativity, compassion, and ease within a group environment. A great way to honor and renew art teachers, inspire writers, support a group that would like to go deeper in their spiritual formation. Classes incorporate a theme, such as grace, compassion, inner resistance, heart expansion, and integration, to assist in body, mind, and spirit. Each class includes guided meditation, collage creation, and healing music. 2-3 hours for one-time class, a 5-to-8 week class, or a day retreat. Size: 12 to 45 students. Contact me for details!