“On Esalen’s property we have the opportunity to experience Big Sur’s dynamic wilderness, from the redwood forest to the rocky coastline,” says Christina Dauenhauer. “During this program, we’ll come into contact with our own, individual inspiration through basic awareness practice, creating art out in the environment, and hiking. Slowing to the rhythms of nature, we will engage our creativity, while connecting with ourselves.
“We will use traditional and non-traditional media to explore nature. You are encouraged to bring materials you are interested in using; Nature and I will also supply basic tools to create. The focus of our creative explorations and experimentation will be about the journey and play, not the result. You will delve into and have the opportunity to expand your creative capacity and discover new insights about yourself.”
All levels of artistic ability are welcome. Be prepared for the physical challenges of Big Sur, as well as sitting in stillness and creating in a natural environment. The group will go on a couple of field trips in Big Sur. You will need to sign a waiver to explore wilderness areas. Please bring good walking shoes, a sun hat, a notebook/sketch book, and a small bag/backpack to carry supplies and water.
($45 materials fee will be added to the workshop cost)