Tuesday, January 9, 2007
January 20th I have a workshop scheduled with yoga therapist Heather Till at Seaside Yoga. Heather and I worked together over the summer and we daydreamed about doing integrated workshops and retreats where yoga therapy, meditation, and creative movement are merged with painting collage and art journalling. Out of this came the slated workshop "Sacred Inner Spaces-yoga and shrine making workshop". It will be short, only three hours this time, but as our maiden voyage into this project it should be an exhilirating experiment. We will split the time between some movement leading into a guided meditation courtesy of Heather, and mini shrine collaging facilitated by myself. Our intent is for the meditation to trigger images that can then be used to inspire the creation of the little "shrine". It is an ornament of sorts and hangs on the wall. I have created kits of background boards and the little drawers out of matchboxes. Participants will have boxes of magazine images and decorative papers to select from, as well as an array of glue, paints and fibers. Hopefully all will have an enjoyable experience.