What teaching does a budding flower hold? A rhythmic tide? An ancient redwood? The natural world offers an abundance of sensory metaphors that can teach us about ourselves. Through the practice of drawing and painting, we’ll take the time to slow down and deeply connect with nature. There is no need to already “know how” — just bring a willingness to trust the creative process.
Meditative observation can shift our vision and bring inner and outer worlds together. This fusion often weaves the scattered threads of our lives together and imparts valuable new meaning.
The beauty of the Esalen land and the Pacific Ocean will inspire us to draw and paint what we are moved by. After our outings, we’ll return to the art center to continue the exploration of our images using multimedia, journaling exercises, and group sharing. Our week will culminate with a sweat lodge (weather permitting).
All are welcome. Health professionals can learn experientially how to use this process with clients and as their own self-care. Please bring a journal.
($30 materials fee paid directly to the leader)