All art arises from an embodied creative source within your own body and mind. Whether your art is to write, splash paint on a canvas, move your body, crunch numbers, or raise a family, your endeavors in life are elevated to a state of art when you act from a present and creative state of being. Join Micheline Berry and friends to awaken the dharmic art within, and ignite your creativity. During this retreat, you can experience the following practices and activities:
· Transformational Liquid Asana™ Vinyasa Yoga and Ecstatic Dance
· Buddhist mindfulness meditations
· Flights of evocative world music and percussion with Joey Lugassy & Ensemble
· Tribal painting, ceramics, and visionboard art making
· Communion with the healing waters, fertile land, and indigenous spirit of Esalen
Sessions will be accompanied by Emmy®-nominated musician Joey Lugassy + Ensemble including saxophonist Domonic Dean Breaux and percussionist Christo Pellani to guide you deeper into the flow of shaktiprana (the life force pulsing within all things), as you learn to source peak states of creativity through Micheline’s multi-disciplinary approach. The result? You can cultivate a deeply nourished, creatively inspired and empowered state of being that will remain with you long after you return to your urban lives. Open to all levels of yoga, movement, and art experience. Please bring a yoga mat.
Recommended reading: Richo, Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side; Cameron, Walking in this World; Barron, Creators on Creating: Awakening and Cultivating the Imaginative Mind.