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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

Come play with us!
These workshops are about self-discovery and focus on the experience rather than the product.
No previous painting experience is needed. All supplies are included.

To maximize results each workshop is formatted to include activities stimulating both sides of the brain: creative ones to engage the right side, along with thinking and organizing queries engaging the left side.

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Mid-Week MEDITATION - introduction and practice


Every 2nd WEDNESDAY 7:00 - 8:30 PM
By donation

OCTOBER 4, and 18, 2017
NOVEMBER 1, 15, 29, 2017
DECEMBER 13, 2017

These meditation classes are introductions to various ways to focus on with the stillness within. No previous experience is necessary. Bring your curiosity and an open mind to explore the wonders that exist inside in each of us.
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Art Journaling

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 6:30 - 9:30 PM
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2017 6:30 - 9:30 PM
$40.00

Experience an easy to learn creative method that invites inspiration and sparks imagination. Working with pictures, symbols, words and basic multi-media techniques, you’ll create images that will allow you to open your hearts to the power of unbridled creativity. Art journaling often involves a book designed to chart your journey through life ~ we’ll work on a couple of pages.

There are no expectations or mistakes or judgments. In this workshop, you’ll be free to express your most inner longings, fears and hopes. And, it’s a lot of fun experimenting with all kinds of art supplies!
All supplies are included.

“Thank you again for an enjoyable creative evening last Wednesday. You were wonderful and inspiring!”

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Reiki Introduction and Initiation

Reiki Stories (by donation)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9pm
Level 1 ($220)
Saturday and Sunday OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2017 - 9am to 5pm
Level 2 ($220)
Saturday and Sunday NOVEMBER 18 & 19, 2017 - 9am to 5pm

I’ll be assisting Reiki Master Marianne Claire Dupont for this introduction to Reiki and Levels 1 and 2 Reiki initiations.
To register or for more information please contact Marianne Dupont at marianne@intempo.ca
For Reiki Poster please click here.
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artPlay - MAPS in motion: Painting Life Journeys

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2017 6:30 - 9:30 PM
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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2017 6:30 - 9:30 PM
$40.00

As we play with paint, colours and textures a roadmap of sorts will emerge. Through metaphors you’ll recognize what is there, what works, what is temporarily blocked off, the U-turns and dead ends. This is also an opportunity to visualize what kind of place you want to live in: its spaciousness, its tightly organized areas, the structured zones verse naturally flowing ones, as well as the roads, paths, bridges and round-abouts!

This can become an inspiration point or a foundation for new projects. Through paint artPlay, discover how your body’s innate wisdom gives you clues and visions of the life you dream of.
All supplies are included.

“Thank you so much for your guidance and resources. It really makes me feel like you believe in me. That means A LOT.”

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The Artist’s Way: Creating Life as Art

INTRODUCTION - WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2017 6:30 - 9:30 PM
$30.00
FRI. 6:30 - 9:30 PM and SAT. 10:00 - 5:00 PM, NOVEMBER 24-25
$145
12-WEEEK COURSE STARTS JANUARY 2018
Early bird $399

This course is based on “The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity,” a book by Julia Cameron which has been translated in 34 languages and sold over two million copies.

A groundbreaking book, it has helped more than a million people access their creativity and realize their dreams.  The Artist’s Way shows us that increased creativity is a teachable, trackable process and that increased creativity makes us happier, healthier, more productive, and more authentic in everything we do.

The Artist Way program is intended for all who want to honestly learn something about themselves and others, and to transform their current situation with creativity and compassion. It is not about teaching artistic techniques but rather is much closer to a step-by-step personal development course.

Rooted in state-of-the-art concepts on creativity theory, behaviour and group dynamics, this process is quite modern, yet can seem timeless as it blends methods of personal reflection that are thousands of years old with 21st-century behavioural science.

Unlocking old patterns and limited thinking, it deals with the building blocks and essence of careers, family and personal interests.
WEEK-BY-WEEK COURSE OUTLINE
For scientific research findings please click here.
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Painting the sacred within

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2017 6:30 - 9:30 PM
$40.00

Using a variety of simple techniques and proven step-by-step methods, we’ll allow the visual language of colour shapes and textures emerge to provide reference points that hold power and insights. 

We will review some of the latest scientific findings that reveal the intricate connection of body mind spirit. Music, sound, collage, movement, visualizations and other explorations will be incorporated throughout.

Take a break from your normal schedule to discover natural ways to increase your optimism and productivity. Join us to playfully investigate how your unique talents and knowledge can be applied to create tailor-made self-care solutions in simple daily or weekly practices that will embellish your life.

“ I would like to tell you that I very much enjoyed your event and that I wouldn’t change a thing. I felt it was a great woman bonding experience and it was empowering.... I feel the more I will use my creativity and let my boundaries down that good things will come. Let me know if there will be similar events in the future I would gladly attend.”

2018 SNEAK PREVIEW

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Mandala Magic and Mindfulness

2018 series

Explore the ancient wisdom of the sacred art and science of mandalas to safely connect or effectively awaken your soul. Using the expressive art of the mandala, meditation and intentionality, you will investigate unique ways to surmount challenges of life, open to expanding creativity, and increase your experience of joy, love and wholeness.

As we turn inward to investigate the mind, we discover our essential nature and innate wisdom. Mandalas access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious and the source of creativity. Representing wholeness, mandala’s circular designs suggest the notion that life is cyclical.

Using a variety of simple techniques and exercises we will work with themes to discover individual reference points of power, inspiration and dreams. Music and visualizations will be incorporated throughout our explorations. Join us to relax and reflect as you slow down to find inner peace.

“I really felt the workshop was excellent.
You helped us build on our creativity, it was a real pleasure.”

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Chakras: Painting the Beauty Within

2018 series

Chakras metaphors can be used as guideposts to navigate us to solutions and behaviour we want to nurture.

Using a variety of simple techniques and exercises we will explore each chakra and its themes.

Making art is a wonderful way to discover ourselves and develop self-compassion. Following descriptions of the chakras you will be guided us through a meditation and writing from the heart exercises and art-making. Music and gentle movement will be incorporated throughout. As colour and shapes emerge you will discover unique reference points that hold personal power and insights.

These simple intuitive paintings may include words and collages to become your private visual reference, or emblem, that crystallize inspired goals to support a value-centered life.
For thematic examples please click here.
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Body Mapping

2018 series

Workshop description to follow.
Please call if you would like more information in the meantime.
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Yoga: Dropping Into Creative States

2018 series

As we combine yoga, meditation and simple art-making the surface chatter of cogitation and judgment will quiet to tune into a place of calm, clarity and inspiration.

Whether you’re a gardener, chef, summer knitter, or weekend woodworker, hobbies and art-making often give the feeling of being completely present, awake, and alive.

Join us as we tap into higher inspiration and innate skills with yogic tools and teachings that align body, mind and spirit to fuel and your expressive abilities and experience a lasting sense of interconnectedness and harmony.

Take time to connect with your inner-self and energy source; you’ll find that your natural abilities and wisdom will flow better. You don’t need to know how to paint, draw, or practice yoga to join us.
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For more on Yogini Louise please click here.

”She subtly and skillfully led the group through a therapeutic process of reflection, self-expression, and discovery, while introducing us to various art forms and media.
Her approach was philosophical and intellectual, but non-threatening, relaxed and inclusive.
I would highly recommend Louise to groups or individuals interested in exploring new strategies to better understand underlying emotions, needs and goals.
She has inspired me to adopt a practice of art journaling in order to continue my own journey."
- Susan Josselyn, Partner, Management Audit & Investigation Services

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