“A CREATIVE JOURNEY”
POTTERY-MAKING COMBINED WITH YOGA PRACTICES WORKSHOP (3-DAYS)
Location: Wild Spirit Gallery in Pagosa Springs, CO at 480 San Juan Street (HWY 160) http://www.wildspiritgallery.com
When: Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22, 2012 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
- Making a hand-coiled earthenware pot
- Meditation and yoga practices
- Discussion and sharing
The majority of our time is spent following a plan, organizing our thoughts and activities and living within the constraints of linear thinking. For those of us who have experienced the “right-brain shift” we are aware of a very comfortable, creative state of mind in which we have a profound ability to focus our thoughts, accompanied by a deep sense of relaxation. In this state, the passing of time goes unrecognized and we are “present” in the truest sense of the word. Unfortunately, most of our activities are performed in such fashion that we do not often carryout even our creative work using the right hemisphere of our brains. The logical, language processing left side of the brain is the dominant hemisphere in most humans and generally competes to perform many of the activities that we undertake; even those that it is not best suited to perform!
Longing for a more joyful experience in my art-making, I started thinking about and looking for a different, more creative approach for my own personal work – which eventually led me to the doorstep of Phoenix Rising Yoga Instructor, Margaret Burkesmith of Pagosa Springs, CO. “Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, through a combination of classical yoga techniques and elements of contemporary body-mind psychology, encourages this deeper connection with self. Through this deeper connection, we are able to know ourselves more fully. And out of this knowing, we are more easily moved to embrace the opportunity for change, growth and enhanced well being in body, feelings, thought, and spirit. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy changes lives from the inside out, whether one-on-one or in a class or group.”
Margaret and I will be hosting A CREATIVE JOURNEY at Wild Spirit Gallery in Pagosa Springs from April 20 – April 22, 2012. As space is limited, this program will host only eight participants; don’t wait to reserve your space!
Each participant will make a hand-coiled earthenware pot over the course of the three-day-period. The class time will be divided between meditation and yoga practices, hands-on clay work, journaling and discussion. No previous ceramics experience is necessary and beginner to advanced yoga practitioners are welcome. All participants will receive a high level of personal instruction and guidance.
Workshop Fee: $298.00 includes all clay materials and firing costs. Shipping of finished work is additional (to be determined after the workshop). For more information, or to reserve your space, please call the Belvedere Studio: (970) 264-0642, or email Susan at Claypainter@hotmail.com. To learn more about Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, visit Margaret’s website at http://www.pryt.com/Margaret.