We’re currently planning our next Syncreate event, “Finding Your Voice,” which is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st (the fall equinox), at Casa de Luz in Austin, and we’re really excited. This experiential workshop will feature writing, vocal, and kinesthetic exercises designed to help participants tap into their creativity and intuition to develop their own unique voice and expression. The activities we’ll be featuring draw inspiration from several different creative and meditative lineages, including the movement and dance explorations of Arawana Hayashi, pioneer of the twenty-minute dance: http://arawanahayashi.com/truemove/. We’ll also be creating a sonic meditation, informed by the work of Texas-born contemporary composer Pauline Oliveros: http://www.osborne-conant.org/oliveros.htm. This is a practice I learned at the 2012 Shambhala Summer Arts Dathun at Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center, led by University of Kentucky music history professor Lance
To conclude, we’ll be weaving the kinesthetic and musical explorations together with a writing exercise from Dr. Eric Maisel, psychologist and founder of the field of creativity coaching: http://ericmaisel.com/about-eric-maisel/. Our intention for the workshop is to invite participants into their own authentic expression by moving from the cerebral into the somatic and exploring sensation, rhythm, and silence to move into ever deeper layers of resonance. One important facet of this work is the power of listening – to others, to the world, and most importantly, to our deepest selves. This workshop is open to educators, professionals, artists, and anyone interested in exploring their creativity and artistic expression. No particular writing or singing experience required; all are welcome. We want to help you find and feed your courage. We look forward to the exploration, and to finding deep resonance with you!
When: Saturday, August 21, 2013, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Serena Room, Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey Rd., Austin, TX 78704
Cost: $85 / $50 with student ID, payable via PayPal or credit card in advance to secure your space.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/284864618321715/
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.