"Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana, this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. " -Yoga International
This virtual workshop via Zoom is designed specifically for artists, writers, and other creatives or individuals working in creative industries, who are new to Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidtra is an accessible meditation practice that focuses on reaching multiple levels of well-being. It can be done no matter what your fitness level or experience with other yoga practices and is easy to do at any age. All that your body needs to do is lie down on the floor (or seated if preferred). While your body rests comfortably you'll go through a series of guided practices, including physical relaxation, breathing, and guided visualization.
In addition to a host of wellness benefits, there is strong evidence suggesting Yoga Nidra is incredibly powerful at unlocking creativity.
The workshop will cover the following:
Workshop Instructor & Guide:
Sharon Burton is a visual artist, poet, Certified Creativity Coach and founder of Spark Your Creative Coaching . She completed her training as a Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra guide in 2021. Sharon is also a Level II, Reiki Certified practitioner and received her and received her Breathwork + Meditation Teacher Certification from the Faith Hunter Wellness Academy, of Embrace Om based in Washington, DC. Sharon infuses her creativity coaching with wellness practices to help her clients break through the blocks that prevent them from fully engaging in their creative potential.
Art Break Day takes place ANNUALLY on the FIRST FRIDAY in September. Art Sites are set up in cities around the world and everyone is invited to sit down, take a break, and make art for FREE! Join us for the 11th Annual Event on Friday, September 3, 2021 and let's get creative!
"Make Art With the World"...drop in and connect with other artists and creatives virtually through Zoom, bring your lunch and anything creative you want to work on...art, poetry, writing, knitting, jewelry, crafts, etc.! Stay as long as you like...drop in anytime during the session...share who you are, what you are making, where you are creating from or just stay silent and work with the creative energy of the collective.
Art Is Moving, a national non-profit organization, created Art Break Day to make art accessible to a wider audience and to connect communities through art. Art Break Day is about everyone. a healthy, vibrant, and well balanced society is one in which everyone regularly participates in the arts. This online event is a part of the national observance on September 3rd.
Everyone is an artist and can and should create art by making it available in as many locations as possible at one time and offering an open invitation for participation. Not only is everyone given the opportunity to be an artist and create art on Art Break Day, they become a part of the social sculpture that is Art Break Day. Each art space is a blank canvas awaiting human interaction.
As each participant chooses to sit down, interact with the space and one another, he/she acts as a brush stroke on a canvas, changing the composition of the art space, the public space, and adding to the social sculpture’s composition. As artworks are created and participants install them where they choose the public space and surrounding environment witness the change. This participation in and observation of artistic creation produces a society that benefits from a culture integrated in art.
Watch the video to kearn more about #ArtBreakDay and then register below:
"In a time of unnecessary noise, listening is the artist's way forward."
"With the explosively successful book The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron transformed the lives of millions of readers. Now, she offers a new method of creative and personal transformation that will make you a bettr listener to your environment, the people around you and yourself. "
Register now for the Creative Consciousness: A 7-Week Artist’s Way Course based on “The Listening Path: The Creative art of Attention”, facilitated by Sharon Burton of Spark Your Creative Coaching and hosted by Del Ray Artisans. This course, will meet once a week for seven weeks via Zoom begininning Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 7:00 pm ET to 8:30 pm ET.
Each week we will read a chapter from this new take on the principles of “The Artist’s Way”, complete weekly exercises designed for creative and personal transformation to make you a better listener to your environment, your relationships, and yourself. This course will help students embrace a new world of creativity that will resonate through all aspects of your life. The support of other creatives will assist you on this journey of self discovery. Artists, writers, and other creatives as well are encouraged to participate.
Students must purchase or have access to the book “The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention” by Julia Cameron and a dedicated journal for the program. The course will be held online via Zoom on Thursdays from 6:30-8pm, starting July 29 through September 9.
Register here by July 26, 2021.