• • • 20 all new featured teachers + 25 returning contributors! • • •
THE NEW 2016 FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS:
Your Spectrum experience will be hosted by Hali Karla, who will offer fun tips and helpful approaches along the way for a sustainable creative practice that is practical and continues to inspire your curiosity and engagement.
Below are the Spectrum 2016 featured workshop offerings and teacher bios (and even further down are the fun bonus offerings from our returning contributors).
This group offers a phenomenal mix of joy, wisdom, depth and vision – and knows just how to engage your creativity in a way that is fun, meaningful and liberating.
You can also click on their name to visit their website.
Your heart centre is the bridge between your physical and spiritual selves. In this workshop we’ll combine energy healing with creative play to dive into the richness, magic and power of your heart centre.
with Andrea Schroeder
With a paintbrush in one hand & a glitter-gun in the other, Andrea lovingly mentors men & women who want to lead creatively abundant lives — and do ‘impossible’ things, with ease & joy.
Sailing the Sea of Uncertainty
Whether you’re going through a hazy transition or simmering with the big questions of life, the practice of peace and “white space” in our art & life can help us sail those seas with clarity, inspiration and strength. In this workshop, we’ll fuse the great powers of meditation and art journaling and travel inwards towards the Beautiful You and the answers you seek.
with Bebe Butler
Bebe is a yogini, mixed media artist, workshop facilitator, and a joyfully untrained dancer. She has produced online meditations for a spiritual tv show called “Release Your Wings” for the last five years and has been swimming in the sea of art journaling for the past 6. She now creates online workshops that fuse both meditation and art to create heart centered adventures that illuminate the soul’s potential in a playful and reflective way.
Empowering Yourself Through Creativity
Are you ready to reclaim your power, inner strength, and courage? In this workshop, we will dive into writing and movement exercises to help you tap back into the wild nature that resides within you, powerful and untamed even in the face of all this world has thrown at you. You will learn tips on how to find your words, unleash your voice, and trust your intuition — all while having a damn good time and creating some luscious poetry.
And don’t let the word “poetry” scare you — we’ll be tackling the process in a wholly accessible and empowering manner so that even the rustiest, most dubious non-writer will find herself staring down in wonder at a fresh poem penned by her own hand. Get ready to (re)introduce yourself to empowered self.
with Beth Morey
Beth Morey writes, paints, and dreams in Montana. She is the author of Night Cycles and The Light Between Us and more, and is also the owner of Epiphany Art Studio. Her words and art have appeared in various publications, such as Somerset Studio, to linger on hot coals, Still Standing Magazine, Wild Goslings, and Disney’s Family Fun. In addition to her quirky little family and their three naughty dogs, Beth is in love with luscious color, moon-gazing, and dancing wild. For inspiration and support for your creative journey, visit Beth at her website, She of the Wild.
Forgiveness Art Cards: Artful Reminders for Self-Forgiveness, Asking for Forgiveness, and Accepting an Apology
Participants will create several painted papers, using acrylic paint, crayons, and stencils. These colorful papers will then be cut and collaged into a set of Forgiveness Art posters. The 8.5×11 posters can be displayed as is, or may be scanned, resized, and printed into smaller cards to carry.
Forgiveness is such a challenging, yet powerful part of healing and wellness. Forgiving is a gift to yourself, not necessarily to the person you need to forgive. And guess what? We all make mistakes, and sometimes we even need to forgive ourselves. This workshop will give you the opportunity to reflect on any forgiveness work you might need to do on yourself, or toward others. You will write, paint, cut and collage your way through your personal journey toward forgiveness. The completed cards will be fantastic reminders on how to forgive yourself, how to ask for forgiveness when you make a mistake or hurt someone, and how to graciously accept an apology.
with Briana Goetzen
Briana Goetzen, MA, founder of Orange Spiral Arts, is an expressive arts coach living in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. As an artist, avid photographer, visual journal keeper, and deep conversation enthusiast, Briana supports women who desire to fully express themselves in mind, body, and spirit. She helps women re-connect to the inner artist and divine inner wisdom that is inherently theirs. Briana wishes for you to experience spiritual joy through creative and mindful acts.
Walkabout in the wild, meditate, reflect, gather, and then bring back your discoveries to your journal where we will wander deeper. . . and deeper. . . through layers of paint and play and writing.
with Carissa Paige
Carissa Paige is an Intuitive Voyager, Artist, Writer and Messy Maven Following the Wild Winds of Life — inspiring others to do the same. Her work is centered around deep inward self-exploration, healing, and adventure — in a play-full, loose, honest, spirited, heart-full way. You will find her playing dress up in her vintage room, scouring thrift shops, wandering in the woods, teaching classes, or eating tacos + guzzling strawberry lemonade in the charming Central Florida Sunshine.
Mythic Listening + Ancestral Healing
Explore the energy of Mythic Listening and expand your ways of knowing. We will create with several potent symbolic patterns as we call out to the edge, journey deep…and dance with the mytho-poetic cadence of call and response. Active art-making will invite personal connection as you explore the lineage of your path and purpose. You will be guided by and offer healing in specific ways as you follow your intuitive creativity and experience the unfolding visual narrative. You may create in any form that you wish including process painting, mixed media, collage, art journal and altered book.
with Cat Caracelo
Cat Caracelo is an artist and guidess who works with individuals and groups offering expressive arts, transformative process, depth coaching and conscious life design.
Cat offers journey process and depth work through Mythos Journey eCourses, workshops and retreats. Each is a thematic offering that integrates multiple forms of art as healing, cross-cultural and personal myth, psycho-spiritual process, dream work, shamanic journeying and creative visualization.
Cat has a degree in Psychology, a Masters in Transformative Arts and Consciousness Studies, masters level coach training with Debbie Ford and years of experiential work with healers, shamanic dreamers and transformative artists. Cat is the author of Gathering Wholeness: The Art of Identifying and Exploring Parts of Self, and the founder of JourneyCircles™ Creative Mapping, a multi-modal kit, process, coaching tool and training.
The Way In: Journaling Your Internal Landscape
Join Effy for a full length, in depth exploration of intuitive painting in the journal as a way to enter and express your internal landscape. Abstract landscapes can be beautiful and emotive representations of what is happening within us at any given time. Use texture, colour, and line to create a mirror of your soul.
with Effy Wild
Effy Wild is an online art journaling and self-inquiry teacher with a deep focus on creativity as a spiritual practice and portal. She has been teaching since 2010.
Unapologetically You: Finding Freedom, Joy + Play through Fearless Expression
It takes huge courage to brave the vulnerability of showing up to your relationships, creativity and life with no hiding and no holding back — especially when you are a soulful and sensitive person who feels things deeply, gets scared almost daily and is no stranger to shame or insecurity.
And yet… this is the life that calls you: a life of daring, of dreaming, of authentic and unapologetic self-expression. A life of intimacy and truth.
In this class, transformational coach Elloa Atkinson will give you an opportunity to release the masks and camouflage that no longer serve you and to explore and express who you really are.
You will be invited to go deep, to play with possibility and to be reunited with your whole self – including the seven-year-old in you who still yearns to just play.
with Elloa Atkinson
Elloa Atkinson is a life-changing coach, writer, teacher and speaker whose experience of hitting rock bottom with addiction and an eating disorder in 2002 paved the way for the work she does today. Elloa is known for her work on vulnerability, authentic and unapologetic self-expression, truth telling and conscious relationships.
She has over ten years’ experience of leading and assisting emotionally + psychologically intense personal development work, and has worked heavily with the 5Rhythms, shamanism, inner child work and a variety of dynamic therapeutic approaches to the human condition.
Elloa is a devoted student and teacher of A Course in Miracles and her podcast, The Academy of Miracles, hosts real, raw and vulnerable conversations with leaders who walk their talk and come on the show to bare their souls. Her quarterly ‘Fearless Expression Challenges’ lead hundreds of people through a five-day deep dive into the essence of their personal and spiritual curriculum.
Elloa’s work has been featured on the home page of the Huffington Post and the Good Men Project. She is married to Nige, and live with him and their West Highland White Terrier, Molly Miracle, in West Sussex in the UK.
Conscious Raising WHOLENESS :: Circling Back to SELF
Using the circle as our touchstone we will use restorative journaling as a catalyst for exploration and discovery, getting in deep conversation with your YOU, visually journal the process using mixed media as our medium, all the while strengthening your creative spirit.
with Grace Howes
Grace is an intentional JOY and creative soul nudger. She loves creating spaces of meaning, reflection, substance and beauty in the journaling and mixed media classes she teaches and the custom journals she makes. As the creator and host of The JOY Work Circles her mission is to encourage & inspire creatives to shine their light instead of hiding it, to help them bring intentional JOY into their lives through excavation and exploration and, through this endeavor, uncover bits of their authentic soul.
Expressing Your Sensory Connections with Nature Using Shape, Form, and Color
Drawing nature is all about discovering how to see your natural world with wonder filled eyes. Observing and drawing deepens our connections with the nearby nature right outside our doors. It strengthens our bond with, and understanding of, the cycles and rhythms of life. We must only slow down and open up to nature’s whispers to be rewarded with sparked wonder and creative connection. Nature patiently awaits us.
Organic and geometric forms guide this project as you explore shape, line, and color to create and expression of how you feel when connecting with the natural world. In the journal, we will create an expression of the way that the nature makes you feel using the colors and forms that make up the natural objects you actually see.
with Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson is an artist, author, nature journaling guide, and Montessori children’s garden educator living in Neptune Beach, Florida. A graduate of Goddard College (MA), the Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA), and the Florida Institute of Montessori Studies (AMS 6-9), Kelly shares her love of art and nature through her books, articles, blog, illustrations, workshops, consultations, and eCourses – all growing within her socially and environmentally responsible company Wings, Worms, and Wonder.
Sprouted from a creative farming and water loving family, Kelly guides humans to connect with the natural world through the arts and gardening. When she isn’t playing in the dirt with kids, teaching, writing, or painting, you’ll find Kelly and her sidekick Sean surfing, snowboarding, riding their beach cruisers, baking vegan treats, sewing, painting murals, and exploring the world.
For creative nature connection fun, visit her website to check out Kelly’s book Wings, Worms, and Wonder: A Guide for Creatively Integrating Gardening and Outdoor Learning Into Children’s Lives, her nature journaling tutorials, eCourses, and more!
Dancing in the Unknown
Come, enter the foggy unknown. Let’s spend time exploring the place where intuition and fear meet. I dare you to get curious about what your heart has to say and how it will guide you to make decisions aligned with your soul’s purpose … instead of from fear.
During this workshop you will:
- Safely step into the unknown
- Use creativity as a tool to expand our comfort with uncertainty
- Access and awaken your intuition
- Navigate fear
- Get clear about what your soul desires from you
You are wise beyond your knowing. Are you ready to trust your heart?
with Kristal Norton
Kristal is a creative life coach who works with women to help them reclaim their creative magic, reconnect with their Soul’s wisdom, and realize their brilliance so they can lead a more authentic, fulfilling life. She hosts online workshops that gather women in community from all around the world and writes about creativity, authentic living, and her musings on life’s big questions over on her website and blog at KristalNorton.com
The art of falling apart…
“… I won’t fall completely if I follow the lines… Because this thing about falling apart it doesn’t go away, time doesn’t have that magic….” -John Trudell Native American Poet/Artist/Activist
Journey with me as we fall apart. When we confront this within our art work we are doing sacred work within our soul stories.
This is the good medicine we need, to follow the lines of our lives.
We’ve all had to navigate through the storms of life.
Personal or external grief or both.
We all have our stories to tell…
Let’s push the ink to the paper to the paint.
Let’s fall apart & let good medicine piece us back together.
Lift the often heavy burdens of uncertainty and fear and face them head on with good medicine.
Course requirement: a sense a humor! Not easily offended by a possible cuss word (or two) and a willingness to let your lines get: crossed,pooled,dripped,spilled over to reveal nothing and everything all at once!
So honored to hold this space for you to come get some Good Medicine with me!
Native American Mixed Media Artist living in the Central Coast of California in the heart of Wine Country.
In addition to hosting workshops in her home, she has contributed to courses online such as 21 secrets with Connie Solera & Soul Food with Mystele Kirkeeng, as well as had her artwork appear in “A World of Artist Journal Pages,” by Dawn DeVries Sokol.
Kitty’s art is heavily influenced by her deep connection to the power of the written word. Through poetry and song she finds links to the hidden aspects of our soul stories. Through ink meeting paint she has found a way to connect her stories that need to be told through engaging portrait pieces. Found pictures and discarded scraps often find places in her journals and canvases.
All art is done with healing intention and in honor of The Great Mother, and to all her relations. Of Shoshone Native American decent, she continues to grow her native roots and wants to reflect this in her ongoing works for planetary healing.
KEEP CALM AND MAKE ART
“Life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it.” –Chuck Swindoll
We’ve all heard variations of the idea that our attitude and responses to life are FAR more important that what actually happens to us. But so much of the time, we are still knocked about by the UNCERTAINTY of it all! We grapple to find ways to trust and let go, only to find that we still feel battered about by the stormy seas of life. I think we need a kind and gentle way to navigate these ‘stormy seas’ and what better way than to use our creativity to guide us? In this workshop, I will share my own experiences of learning from art, how to trust, accept and let go of our attachment to outcomes, and in doing so, become increasingly able to be calm in the face of life’s uncertainties.
with Malini Parker
Malini describes her life as an incredible, wonderful, complicated adventure! The professional part began in medical research, wended its way through the performing arts, and settled into visual art. Her paintings are fluid and organic abstractions, joyful celebrations of life, inspired by the journey from Adversity to Grace, and all the precious learning that is acquired along the way.
From her home in the most isolated city in the world – Perth, Western Australia – she is honoured that her work has encircled the globe and is now featured in public and private collections all over the world. Along the way, she’s been fortunate enough to have won some art awards and shown her work in eight solo exhibitions.
Malini finds that one of her greatest joys now comes from teaching and sharing her ideas on painting and life in her popular live workshops. She finds it an incredible honour to be part of another’s creative journey, and the delight she witnesses in her students as they rediscover their art, reinforces her belief that creativity has magical powers 🙂
Mother Tree: The art of seeing the forest and the trees
There are times in our lives when the questions we hold in our hearts are bigger than our human connections. There are times when we don’t have the words or even the emotions to explain or share what is happening in our hearts. It is at times like this that it is important to have a connection with a spirit that is deeper, richer, older and wiser than we are. While many of us are drawn to and feel a healing connection amongst the trees, there is much more to the woods than meets the eye. Forests are complex eco-systems, and – as it turns out – even more deeply connected than we ever imagined. This workshop is about enhancing your resilience and remembering your connection – all supported and held and witnessed by not just the forest – but a mother tree. We’ll be walking, writing and doing a lot of sitting, but mostly we’ll be remembering who we are.
with Meghan Genge
I am a writer, a teacher, a finder of magic, and the author of the inspirational novel: Unfurl. At the beginning of 2015 my husband and I took a huge leap of faith and followed our hearts and our dreams from the UK to southern Costa Rica.
I believe in words as spells, the healing power of tea, that beauty is transformative, and that we are all tiny pieces of the Divine having a human experience. When I am not helping to create our dream space, listening in awe to Howler Monkeys, or learning how to trap spiders under Tupperware, I can usually be found dreaming up new places to lead retreats and writing my next book.
Finding and Maintaining Creative Inspiration
I love helping people find ways to engage with art. Perhaps you yearn to create but can’t find your way in. I’m sure that your heart is full of all sorts of life experiences. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to express these experiences? In my workshop I share exercises and methods from my own creative toolbox to lead you to your own jumping off place. You can use any number of different mediums to find joy in your own unique, organic creations by combining some of these fun tips. Some of these can be set up as on-going projects that you can add to at your leisure and others will be quick instant gratification expressions. Let’s Play!
with Melissa Harris
Greetings! I’ve been making art since I was able to hold a crayon. In fact that was the only way my parents could shut me up! I experienced a profound Shakti awakening in my early 20’s, leading to a strong connection with Source energy. I began channeling and doing energy work and wanted to find ways to combine my healing work with art. To that end I’ve written 2 books; including “99 Keys to a Creative Life”, addressing the connection between creativity and spirituality. I’ve created my own card deck to hopefully provide guidance as folks move forward on their path. I am also the artist of the Goddess on the Go affirmation card deck. My greatest passions are painting and helping others to connect with their own inner selves through creativity. I hope this workshop nurtures you in just the ways that you need to support your inner and outer worlds.
Since making art is one of the primary things that bring me the most joy I hope to spread some of that fire to you by suggesting some of the tools I use to keep my own creative flow moving.
Windows To Your Soul
They say that the eyes are the windows to our souls, that by looking at or through someone’s eyes we can discover their inner essence. Explore the inner depths of your true self through the visual metaphor of the window. When we look through windows, they frame our perspective. We look into windows to glimpse inside. What if the windows we look through were an entrance into the unknown or unclaimed parts of ourselves? What if through the window we could rediscover our inner beauty? Come journey into the windows of your soul to uncover and express your truth in this art journaling workshop. We will use guided meditation, intuitive prompts and mixed media to discover what lies beyond the window frame and behind closed curtains.
Petrea Hansen-Adamidis is an artist, truth seeker and meditation weaver. Her approach to art making is very organic, allowing the materials and colors to call to her and the subject to unfold at will. Believing deeply that we all have the tools within us to live a happy and fulfilled life no matter what our past experiences or present challenges, Petrea harnesses the power of creativity to guide others toward their inner wisdom.
Petrea is also a registered art therapist who has guided others to express, release and connect through art making for over 20 years. She encourages others to find their inner muse through creative process using guided imagery, workshops and e-courses she has developed to draw the self out.
Healing your Inner Child
There are stories we carry which are in need of healing. I’ll show you some fun and easy steps you can take to liberate and heal the energy through an artistic medium. It will be fun, yes there may be tears as well… but you’ll be so glad you did this!
with Robin Hallett
HI, I’m Robin Hallett. I am an Intuitive Healer, Teacher, and Artist. I help people get to where they most want to be by addressing the obstacles and challenges we all face on the journey. Healing wounds and liberating the gifts they hold is everything I love to do. I see my work as a deep honor and privilege. Thank you for saying YES to this workshop with me.
One great way to heal emotional pain for good is to intently focus on a specific aspect of self that needs to heal for a dedicated period of time.
In this course you will learn how to:
Decide upon the aspect of yourself that most needs to heal right now.
Dedicate a journal and a period of time to deepen your emotional healing.
Devote yourself to the daily practice of loving what you need to heal.
I warmly invite you to Decide, Dedicate and Devote yourself to your emotional healing process through this focused writing and art journaling course!
with Shelley Klammer
Shelley is a counsellor, expressive artist, and dedicated journaler of 35 years. Shelley teaches online art and narrative journal therapy courses worldwide, and has a strength for supporting people to emotionally heal through deep and accessible expressive art and writing practices.
Soul Immersion: A Self Care Deep Dive~Journey as Your Mermaid Self
I will lead us on a guided visualized journey into the dreamtime and down into the sea to swim in the depths of our inner consciousness where we will shape-shift into our mermaid selves for a magical encounter with benevolent creatures of the deep- like the Octopus of Strong Wisdom,whom we can ask a question of and then we will swim down to the Cave of the Deep to bathe in healing light and feel a sense of renewal and healing on a cellular level.Then we will swim with the jellyfish that connect us to our higher selves, and ask for hugs from humpback whales,or dolphins or whatever beings come to be with us here in our own private, peaceful underwater sanctuary.
Returning to the land and resting on the warm sand and feeling held by the earth, we will journal our journey by painting out our dream and depicting our experience and the gifts of who we met there in words and imagery with luscious colors and shapes, bringing back the wisdom from the deep of ourselves, knowing we can visit anytime we need it, to bask in our ocean of wisdom, and practice magical self care.
with Suki Ka’Pinao
My work celebrates the colors and textures of the natural world which I am deeply inspired by – especially the sea and the mountains.My art celebrates the fertile mystery of this life in all its abundance and beauty, and also in the magical realms of the spirit and wisdom of the dreamtime.
My service in this life is teaching art to people of different and exceptional abilities and challenges who constantly inspire me and make my heart sing. My own children- who both have special needs are my greatest teachers. I live in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and visit the ocean frequently. I have a tropical soul, and Irish heart and a strong sense of wonder and gratitude to be alive and continually growing towards my soul’s calling. I call myself a shamanic art coach and love helping others access their inner wisdom through a bridge of art and shamanic practices.
Calm from Chaos
When life feels crazy and overwhelming and it seems as though the studio will have to wait, sometimes that’s the best time to carve out a little space for ourselves to breathe and slow down for a moment. In this workshop we’ll recreate the chaos we might be feeling inside on the page, and then use a simple technique to introduce calm as a way to bring ourselves back to the present and find ourselves again. Making art is a sensory experience, so we’ll be setting the scene to nurture all our senses, which helps to bring us back to the body and the here and now. I’ll show you how to personalise the experience to fit your uniqueness, and bring a sense of your power back with conscious choices and an opportunity to recalibrate yourself with paint.
with Tara Leaver
Tara Leaver is an artist, teacher, writer and creative guide, working from her attic studio by the sea on the south coast of England. She writes about art and creativity on her blog and in her book Creative Spark, and runs online courses which support different aspects of the creative experience, with a focus on uncovering and developing your natural and unique artistic expression. Her work is mostly about encouraging experimentation with art as self expression and self discovery, and creativity as a lifestyle instead of something that always drops off the end of the to do list. When she’s not in the studio, you’ll most likely find her down at the beach finding heart stones and taking photos.
Ready to REGISTER? CLICK HERE (Registration opens February 1)
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RETURNING CONTRIBUTORS for 2016:
This year, we have some very special returning contributors joining us! They are offering a generous mixture of goodness for your 2016 holistic-creative inspiration, including all new bonus offerings, exclusive interviews and chats, and/or extended access to their previous Spectrum workshops.
All New Bonus Inspiration Includes:
3 Easy Ways to Tap into the Flow of Epic Abundance Using Your True Voice with Carolan Deacon
Carolan Deacon is an Illuminating Songstress and Truth Guide, helping women discover their True Voice and live in empowered ease. A musical wellness warrior, she is armed with her gifts of voice, coaching and healing arts. Carolan creates live and virtual experiences that light a path to living in the freedom of each woman’s truth. She is the creator of Ease & Grace Circle, and Empowered Voice Coalition, 2 dynamic online experiences that empower women with finding their true voice and living in balance and ease.
Portable Book Altar of Earth, Air, Fire and Water with Catherine Anderson
The four elements can inform the way we live every day. This portable book altar will be a place to hold meaningful images of earth, air, fire and water, together with words or poems that remind us of our connection to the universe. It can be adapted in many different ways, and folded to travel with you or mail as a meaningful gift to a special friend.
Catherine is author of The Creative Photographer and Journaling the Labyrinth Path. Catherine’s journey of self-discovery has taken her from attorney to photography-franchise owner to creativity-workshop facilitator. She teaches photography retreats in Italy, France and South Africa, and loves teaching and creating in her studio in North Carolina where she combines her passion for photography, art journaling, SoulCollage® and the labyrinth in her workshops. Inspiring others to unfold their creative wings is her great joy!
New Exclusive Interview with Chris Zydel
Plus access to her 2014 Spectrum workshop, Body As Sacred
I am Chris Zydel, founder of Creative Juices Arts and have over 34 years of experience as a soulful creativity guide, warmly inspiring teacher and open hearted visionary leader. I also have an unshakeable faith in the power of creativity to heal hearts and to change lives. I know deep in my bones that everyone is deeply, wonderfully and gloriously creative. I am on a mission to prove that to the world by providing nurturing and joy-filled creative sanctuaries of encouragement, permission and trust in the sacred energy of play and creativity that lives inside of us all.
An Introduction to Ecstatic Wisdom Postures: Good Medicine for our Time with Deborah J Milton
We are being called to evolve as a species. We’re being asked to remember our interconnectedness with all things, to redefine what makes life meaningful, to reanimate our imaginative, intuitive brains so that our logical, analytical brains can work in harmony with our wiser bodymind. In short, we’re being asked to re-story ourSelves and our culture. Ecstatic Wisdom Postures (EWP) contribute to our new storyline by offering a direct path to personal experience with the spirit world. Discovered by anthropologist Felicitas D. Goodman, EWP is an embodied spiritual practice based on global art-ifacts. We simply hold a posture based on an image of an ancient pose for fifteen minutes while listening to rhythmic stimulation – drum/rattle. This combination reliably expands our consciousness in very specific ways allowing us to glimpse the invisible realities supporting the world of matter. This expanded awareness allows us to feel ecstasy – a felt-sense of connection with Great Mystery which inspires awe.
In this class, I will provide everything you need to experience one of these poses. I’ll also give you a step by step guide for hosting a group in your own home. I recommend group work highly – more energy, more magic and more awe-inspired wisdom comes through when working together.
When I moved from Pennsylvania to Montana in 1980, the western wild ripped me open to the juicy, risk-taking adventurer buried beneath my intellect and conformity. In Missoula, I served as a psychotherapist for a decade ( I have a PhD in Human Development ) before taking my own advice to “follow my belly’s wisdom.” Spending two months in solitude in 1993, I reclaimed my childhood dream of being an artist at the same time Ecstatic Wisdom Postures (EWP) found me. An embodied spiritual practice based on our ancestors’ art-ifacts discovered by anthropologist Felicitas D. Goodman, EWP has provided vision, awakening, endless inspiration and a reliable compass for my own journey. I was certified to teach them in 1996. In 1999, I established Athanor Arts, my own creativity center contiguous with wild lands but six years ago moved to Bainbridge Island, WA following one of my adult daughters. Now, all four of my adult children and their families live nearby. Here, my Posture practice continues along with painting. For the last year I’ve been compelled to paint the Many Faces of Gaia, imagery enlarged by the experience of Ecstatic Wisdom Postures. Rich blessings indeed.
Archetype Exploration with Galia Alena
Galia Alena- Visual Poet:
I’m a beauty unveiler, light huntress, moment caresser and visionary poetess.
Ultimately, all of my work is about helping people peel back the layers to experience the intense beauty of each moment allowing access to both their intuitive wisdom and a deeper connection to spirit and self.
(Because the beauty of this life cracks our hearts open and it is through the cracks that light can flow both in and out and connect us back to our divine selves)
That is what I do and I do it through photography, art, journaling, intuitive healing, tarot and teaching.
Souldala, your cosmic diagram of the soul with Gloria Gypsy
My aim is to provoke the viewer to delve deep within each piece and therefore deeper into their own psyche, perhaps observing or experiencing emotions that are not clearly apparent at first glance.” – Gloria Gypsy
How do you implement creativity and the sacred in your life?
Seeking to reclaim the practices and traditions of sacred art as a tool for supporting connection, spiritual growth, and healing; in re-establishing the traditional connection between sacred art and inner work (prayer, meditation, visualization, and other forms of spiritual practice).
As a workshop facilitator, intuitive, and sacred artist my teaching and intuitive painting infuses a deep connection to heart, mind, and spirit. In honoring intuition, self-discovery and sacred space I believe that each individual holds healing power within themselves. It is my intention to guide the seeker to their own inner healing and strength.
Creative Motivation: The Gifts of Online Community Participation (finding your rhythm & balance with social media connections for creativity) – a chat with Gretchen Miller
Gretchen Miller enjoys finding inspiration, creating positive energy, and discovering transformation by working in mixed media, collage, altered art, art journaling, as well as organizing art exchanges and creative collaborations. Her online art making community, 6 Degrees of Creativity unites concepts of social networking, connecting, collaboration, and creativity into an engaged global community of artists spreading creative goodness. Gretchen is also a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner who practices and teaches in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area. She also serves as Community Organizer for the Art Therapy Alliance, a network dedicated to promoting art therapy, the work of art therapists, and build community through social media.
Gathering Words with Jamie Ridler
This is her 2015 Spectrum workshop: Gathering Words; Finding Your Voice – Discovering Your Inner Poet(ry)
Jamie Ridler is a creative living coach and the founder of Jamie Ridler Studios.
From coaching to workshops, from podcasting to blogging, Jamie’s work helps women find the confidence and courage to discover and express their creative selves so they can be the star they are.
You Have Permission: exploring the oppressive and liberating spaces of our stories with Kara LC Jones
Plus access to her 2015 Spectrum workshop, Alternatives to Slaying the Dragon
Kara LC Jones is mother to three dead sons, a living son and daughter, and three amazing grandchildren. She is a Carnegie Mellon graduate and certified as both Appreciative Inquiry/Whole Systems Coach (with emphasis on The Hero’s Journey as key model) and as a Reiki Master-Teacher. She is author of the books Mrs. Duck and Woman, 1000 Permissions Granted, and many others. She is co-founder of both KotaPress and the Creative Grief Studio. Through the Studio, and in partnership with Cath Duncan of Remembering For Good, she offers creative grief education for professionals through a 4-month certification program. In her private practice, she is the coach and heARTist behind the works at MotherHenna.com
New Exclusive Interview with Lucy Pearce
Lucy H. Pearce is a multi-passionate creative driven by a need to create, connect and inspire. A best-selling author, vibrant artist, inspiring teacher, respected publisher and editor. Lucy’s work is dedicated to supporting women to embody their power and express themselves creatively.
She believes in the power of dreaming – focusing on the intuitive process, visioning and symbols to co-create magic, beauty and soulful change in ourselves and the world.
Her practices are rooted in the natural cycles – both inside and outside us: the seasons, the menstrual cycle, the creative cycle, and offer authentic paths to self-expression.
Creature teacher support for journaling with Maya Zaido
Discover which creature teacher would like to help support you in bravely showing up for your journaling time. Follow my gentle lead in this short video to meet your new helper and then use my simple technique in your own mindful, quiet time to continue developing your relationship with your animal spirit guide and journaling practice.
Maya Zaido, writer & guide
Journaling allows us to reconnect with our unique soul’s knowing and rewrite what no longer serves the heart. Writing, shared with trusted community in co-created safe space, can help us let go of shame and be truly seen, in love.
As memoirist and guide, I believe trauma is the teacher we need to practice listening to. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be a direct route back to rebuilding relationship with, and trust in, Self. I share my journey with Complex PTSD and my loving animal council of guides, openly, to re-instill hope where so many of us feel alone.
Befriending Your Protector with Michelle Turbide
from her 2014 Spectrum workshop
I am an artist, seeker, and observer. My work is about the transformation of the soul through lived experiences that change, evolve, and grow us. The foundation of my art focuses not only on color, texture, and subject matter but the energy, mystery, and emotion behind the work. My process involves entering a state of liminal space and collective unconscious and excavating a visual narrative that holds the energy of the experience. It is a sensual, kinesthetic, and visual process in which I listen deeply to intuition and inspiration. Art is where I explore the questions, messages, and great paradoxes of life. I believe that through the process of creation we nurture, heal, challenge, and grow ourselves. I paint from my home studio in Vermont and I share my work, teachings, and inspiration in person and on-line.
Oceans of Color with Natasha Reilly
Plus access to her 2015 Spectrum workshop: I Am… a Joyful Exploration and Celebration of Your Exceptional Gifts
As an artist and writer, Natasha Reilly works with students, private clients and businesses both online and in person using writing and multi-medium art-making techniques to discover unique strengths, aka Superpowers, and develop an authentic voice. Poet of Play and Founder of Creative Nachos – a playground for the imagination – she uses a joyful, intuitive, and innovative process both in workshops and private work to help people move beyond self-imposed limits and successfully apply their natural talents to all areas of life. She invites people to stop living other people’s stories and become powerful, expressive storytellers living their story in both their personal and business lives.
Natasha is the former creativity coach columnist for Sprout magazine and has published original pieces in national publications such as Family Circle and Latina, online venues such as MediaBistro, Dirty Footprints Studio, Wild Sister, Sacred Circle Creative Life, and physical spaces such as the Library of Congress.
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Just in case all of that wasn’t enough, keep scrolling for more…
Plus, Extended Access to the Following Previously Released Workshops:
(these offerings were previously released in Spectrum 2014 or 2015, and now can be enjoyed by newcomers and those who wish to re-visit them during the 2016 program)
The Rise of A Medicine Woman with Angelique Arroyo
My passion is creating space for the way of the passionate wise woman and her sistahood. To alchemize pain into power, chaos into connection, contradiction into benediction, dichotomy into divinity and conundrum into collaboration. Healing the relationship within three spheres: Roots, Self and Community, freeing us up to live our fullest expression in our unique way. I bring a kaleidoscope of tools for the journey that work with soul, mind and body such as chakra work, yoga, essential oils, crystals, astrological insight, herbs, reiki, playlists, collaging, visual art journaling, exercises and prompts.
ART to Self with Arna Baartz
Come in and splash some colour around, ask me questions, tell me your stories, show me your work. I hope I can provide you the impetus to pick up a brush or pencil, if you have been hesitating it is now time to make your mark!
Bedrock: Developing a Relationship with the Transformational Medicine of Land
with Asia Suler
Asia Suler is a writer, teacher and herbalist who lives amongst her gardens and large apothecary in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries an Appalachian-grown herbal company that offers lovingly handcrafted medicines. Asia teaches at gatherings across the country and is blessed to work with people and plants, spirit and stones.
The Heart at the Centre with Heather Plett
I am a teacher, writer, coach, and conversation host. I am also a wisdom-seeker, edge-walker, community-gatherer, and story-catcher. I am most happy when I can gather circles of people together to share stories, ask questions, co-create, and build community. I am also very happy when I can help someone discover courage and learn to integrate head and heart. I am trained as an Art of Hosting and Circle
She Who Carries Light: Moonbeams In Our Mouths, Stardust Pouring Out with Jennette Nielsen
Jennette Nielsen is a PNW based Maker. She is feral, ambrosial and strange according to popular opinion and confirmed by her own intuition and natal chart. Jennette is the visionary behind Make-to-Mend, Smashing Rubbish and Cauldron & Hive, three authentic expressions of her passion for healing, transformation, beauty and the divine feminine. She dreamily co-creates Wild Root ~ Sacred Wings gatherings, is a community centered herbalists, a honeybee priestess, and an advocate for daily self-expressive creative practice. Jennette is the honey drenched maker, the wild seeker, close with Mother Nature, the haunted huntress, the sacred gatherer, the magic forager, the enchanted mystic, the vagabond wanderer. She is an oracle talisman inscribed with healing and transformation and she comes from her placental ancestors, she does not walk alone.
3 Wishes~Rituals to Invoke Your Divine Identity with Lisa Claudia Briggs
Lisa Claudia Briggs, MSW is a sought-after Intuitive, psychotherapist and mentor and the founder of IntuitiveBody.com. With over 25 years experience, she is a guide for women who crave and are ready for significant changes who don’t want to walk through the fire alone. She helps women break the spell of any habits that deplete them while learning to trust their intuitive knowing. Lisa wants women to know their beauty, their unprecedented genius (their “medicine”) and their Divine Identity so that they can learn to manage and balance their power and their energy. She believes in the beauty of rituals to help you shed your past and change how you feel in an instant. Her digital program “You Are the Temple” is a self-guided retreat for sacred and nourishing healing. When you can’t see what’s ahead, Lisa’s invitation is an invocation to help you move forward into the love and power that are yours.
Mandala Moon Meditations with Lisa Hofmann
I am a creative explorer and joy warrior, living a life of magical possibilities in the Midwest US with my family. In addition to teaching yoga, I paint, write, take pictures, knit and sew. These are the ways I practice mindfulness and celebrate the details of my life. My background is Art and Art History and I am fascinated by the ways art connects us to our inner stories and outer histories and backgrounds. For me, creative action is how I connect with Source, with Spirit. I am interested in the process of partnering with divine inspiration, contributing to that conversation, and welcoming the insights that always follow. My greatest teacher is my daughter (a master of the Dragon) whose own artwork inspires within me playfulness, curiosity, and discovery.
Finding Flow with Lisa Renee Wilson
Lisa Renee Wilson is a mixed-media artist, inspiring teacher, and doting mother from Bloomington, Indiana. A self-taught artist, she has exhibited locally and sold her acrylic, encaustic, and photographic art online. Her work radiates from a background in Psychology, Yoga, and Wellness, along with a passion for mindfully exploring the magic of mundane life. Lisa creates her art as invitations to experiences, not just as something pretty to be hung on the wall. You can learn more about Lisa, explore tips and conversations around creative + mindful wellbeing, and see more of her artwork at her online home, BeingBreath.com.
The Sacred NO with Rachael Rice
Rachael Rice has been a teacher both online and on land for over 15 years, with a background in community-based arts and educating for social justice. She has worked as a full-time creative for the past three years in Portland, Oregon, making and selling her work on Etsy while supporting other creative businesses though the thoughtful use of social media. Her most recent product is “Rock Your Etsy” – a digital guide to growing your handmade business using Instagram. She writes about being an artist in an increasingly complex world at her website.
A Call to Art and Healing: Reclaiming the Lost Child through the Power of Yes with Stephanie Gagos
I am a self taught mixed media artist. I started painting at 40 years old after leaving my teaching career. I am also a certified Life Coach and offer online and in person, healing art courses. I am firm believer in the healing power of art. I work with women who have experienced childhood pain and have done quite a bit of healing work and are ready for a life beyond survival. I also paint for a living. I believe each of my paintings inspires healing. I love to paint the faces and aspects of the feminine in many of its manifestations. Through vibrant color and a whimsical style, my art reflects the joy, sadness, longing, beauty, and the power of being a fully alive woman.
The Gift of Woman with Tracy Verdugo
The universal theme of connection underlies all of my work; connection to each other and the ways in which we express our humanity; connection with the natural world and the beauty that surrounds us; connection with the divine and a sense of something greater at work in our lives. My paintings are often created intuitively and I am often surprised at the finished piece. I am inspired by our travels in Mexico and the colors, exuberance of Spirit and magical experiences I have shared with my family there. I love texture and the sensuality, rhythm and pattern of fabrics and often incorporate these mixed media elements into my work. I believe that we are all part of an intricate and breathtaking tapestry. Our only choice in each moment is whether to be a part of the creating or a part of the unraveling.
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