A workshop to explore how morning pages or a daily journaling practice can help unblock your writing or creative projects.
About this event
The Morning Pages, which was made popular by Julia Cameron in her groundbreaking book, The Artist's Way, are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. It is a powerful tool for creative break throughs and has been practiced by artists, musicians, writers, etc. for years.
Although it is considered a foundation for creative recovery, many people avoid this kind of practice becaue they are not clear how it can help identify the blocks that keep them from moving forward with their creative projects.
This workshop will cover
The benefits of a daily journaling or morning pages practice to unblock creativity;
Some tips and strategies on how to start or maintain your own practice, and
How to use it to identify what blocks you creatively.
There will be a writing exercise as part of the workshop. A journal or paper and something to write with is required.
A guided Yoga Nidra practice for artists and creatives energized by the March New Moon to set creative intentions for the next 30 days.
"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 Internationa
Join us for an inspiring evening of creative alignment and connection fueled by the New Moon energy.
The new moon is a wonderful time to set intentions and launch new creative projects. New moons happen once a month and signify the beginning of a new cycle, which many think as "a cosmic reset." Connecting to these lunar energies can provide grounding and a sense of direction.
Our agenda includes a brief discusson about New Moon energy and how it allows us to move forward with our creative intentions. We will then focus on self-reflecting questions to help us determine what habits, blocks, or other barriers to our creativity that we will leave behind. You will set intentions for your creative practice and create affirmations that you can use for the next 30 days. The session will end with a guided yoga nidra practice to seal our intentions.
In addition to a host of wellness benefits, there is strong evidence suggesting Yoga Nidra is incredibly powerful at unlocking creativity.
Need to jump start your creativity in 2022?
Creative Revival is a 10-week course based on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. This program is focused on identifying and removing creative blocks, fostering confidence and creating a community with other creatives with similar goals and interests. Every week we will meet to discuss each chapter of the book, encourage daily “morning pages” practice, share Artist’s Dates, and engage in other exercises that will foster creativity.
Everyone will also have an opportunity to receive a complimentary one hour individual creativity coaching session with the facilitator, a certified creativity coach, to focus on specific areas regarding their creativity practice. A private web portal will also be available for participants to share thoughts and network with other participants.
The course will be held online via Zoom on Mondays starting on March 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm ET. Participants will need a copy of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and a dedicated journal for the morning pages.
Looking for a way to relaunch your creative life with more focus and intention in 2022?
The Mandala Vision Board is one fun and relaxing way to do this as an alternative to the "vision board". A mandala is a symbol in some spiritual traditions that is symbolic representation of the universe with an inner and outer world. The word mandala comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language that loosely means “circle.” The circle is seen as magical, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end.
This two hour, virtual workshop, scheduled for Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 3 pm ET, is for those artists, creatives, authors, writers, musicians, or anyone who want to set intentions for their creative life for 2022!
In this workshop, we will set our creative intentions for 2022 to include a writing and meditation exercise. We will then we will create a mandala based on four quadrants representing creativitity and it's relationships ito key areas of your life:
-Creativity in Relationship to Self
-Creativity in Relationship to Others
-Creativity in Relationship with your Environment
-Creativity in relationship with the World
What You Will Need Before the Workshop:
Art supplies ( depending on your favorite artistic form/expression: pen, colored pencils, glitter, craft paint, crayons, markers, etc.), old magazines, glue or glue stick, scissors, paper (contruction paper, cardboard, mat board or foamboard, sized to your preference)
You also will have the opportunity to meet for a one-to-one coaching session to discuss any goals or areas that you want for your creative practice in 2022.
We will have a fun time creating our mandala boards and setting our creative vision for 2022.
A "Meet and Greet" virtually over coffee and co-creative time...drop in and work on your art, writing, craft, etc., with other creatives.! We will spend the 30 minutes with introductions, a short meditation and oracle card pull and learning about what each person's creative practice or interests is about. The remainder of the time will be spent creating or working on our creative passion, whether it is writing, designing, painting, etc. We will have 20 minute sprints with check in and stretching time. At the end we will wrap up with checking in our our progress. A great way to get our creative work done with the energy of other creatives.