Ignite Your Creativity for Inner & Outer Innovation!
Spark new perspective to see fresh solutions
in your career and personal life.
Spend the day learning how to tap in to your creative well spring, sparking and developing your innovation-mindset through art making activities, as well as sensory and awareness exercises. At this time of global change we all need to harness our various capacities for creativity and non-linear ideation/thinking skills to develop new solutions to challenges we face as leaders, creators, work teams, and as parents and partners.
Whether you spend your days working with financial statements or legal documents, creating content or managing projects and people you know that the world and the part you play in it is up for change. What got you here needs updating to get you where you’ll need to go. This special workshop is a day to disconnect from your devices and responsibilities, for you to connect with the right side of your brain, to connect to your imagination and heart to see what else is available for you to use now, and going forward. Find what’s calling you, or get clarity on new ways to hear what’s wanting to be expressed.
We’ll begin the day by quieting the mind through a bit of mindfulness meditation — no prior experience with meditation required — and move on to arts based exercises and exploration. No artistic experience, inclination or skills required!
This is a day of exploration to mine your innate creativity and discover new inner terrain. For many of us playfulness has taken a back seat to productivity. And play is essential for innovation and inventiveness.
Introverts are welcome and respected here! No one will be pushed into the spotlight, or required to share.
This workshop springs from a foundation of respect for all and practice of non-judgmental awareness practice, and compassion.
What to expect:
– Mindful Awareness Meditation instruction and short practices
– Emphasis on art based exercises to shift perspective and inspire
– Engaging conversation and dialogue
– Strategies to bring into back to your daily life that inspire, calm and energize
– Healthy snacks, coffee and other beverages, delicious lunch
– Materials to use and then take home for continued practices
– This workshop will take place at a residence so space is limited; the Westside location will be emailed to participants in advance of class.
Sunday, March 12th, 9:30-4pm, includes a lunch making exercise that will be as delicious as it is creative
$140 early bird by Feb. 24th, $165 thereafter.
Delia deVer and I met at a mindfulness meditation retreat in Colorado several years ago. We knew immediately that one day we would bring our passions for our work together in a series of special workshops. Finally, our schedules opened, making this first workshop offering possible.
With deep ties to LA, but now living and teaching in the Dallas, TX area, Delia has been a teaching artist at LACMA, a graphic designer and illustrator for the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, has been exhibiting her art at shows and galleries in the Dallas area, and participating in lectures and panels across the country. Delia has deep training in contemplative arts through Naropa Institute and Shambhala Dharma Arts. She is also a recorded singer/songwriter/performer, mother of a 23 year old son and married to the man of her dreams.
I have been a ‘maker’ my whole life, and a wanna-be art school teacher. Always making something, I’ve recently been learning about and creating contemporary quilts mostly for wall-hangings. I express my creativity through cooking and baking, drawing, knitting and writing. I have attended creativity classes most years, in one form or another, for decades. Throughout my son’s youth I seized on every opportunity for our joint creative expression. I bring my mindful awareness practice and sensibility, curiosity, and respect for creativity into my philosophy of working with clients as they make career and life changes.
Writer’s Retreat in Greece
Are you a writer, or wanna-be writer, looking for a beautiful, nurturing place to write this summer? Let yourself unwind, relax and rejuvenate to tap into your genuine voice and writing pace by the aquamarine beauty of the Aegean Sea. Eat the healthiest of Mediterranean cuisine everyday, and enjoy the attention of our hosts at the charming family-run hotel, Rosie’s Little Village, we’ve come to know and love.
Join me and the talented writer and lovely human being Charlotte Thompson for our 2 nd year of this writers retreat on the beautifully natural Island of Agistri in Greece, June 25 th – July 1 st 2017. Agistri, a small island, is easy to get to from Athens Airport; other islands can be explored before or after if you choose to make a longer trip of it.
Whether you’re looking for writing instruction with others, or choose to write independently, you’ll have the opportunity to write, enjoy a swim, and meals with other writers. Charlotte’s guidance and teaching brings out the best in everyone and their projects – from short pieces to novels or screenplays, Charlotte’s deep experience can help you to shape your project to completion.
I’ll be leading (optional) mindfulness meditations each morning overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea. We’ll also be discovering how each of us can optimize our day-to- day perspective and creativity during sessions I’ll be leading called Cultivating Your Creative Life. To deepen our discussions, you will receive your personal Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment report (done online prior to arriving) that adds another layer of self-reflection and understanding of personal and professional strengths. I am available during this week for one-on-one life and career coaching sessions, as well.
Curious? Ready for a little life changing get-away? For details and to book your spot go to www.writersretreat.org asap to get in on the early bird rate!