What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in learning about the benefits of mindfulness, and wishes to experience mindfulness practices through meditation classes, mindfulness classes, and especially the magical mindful experience of intuitive arts.

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness, simply put, is learning to train your mind to stay present with feelings and experiences. Jon Kabat-Zinn (the creator of MBSR at UMASS) has defined it as:"the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.” Mindfulness practices can be applied to any experience: sensations in the body, emotional experience, thoughts, sights or sounds. The quality of the attention is MORE IMPORTANT than the object of attention. There is a lot of research from major universities regarding the benefits of mindfulness and neuroplasticity - you can change your brain!

What is intuitive art? it is the practice of freeing your creativity and YES - everyone is creative! This is not "crafting" which requires you to complete a project or demands perfectionism. It gets you in touch with you and it is the joy of creating for the sake of creating. This is about pure joyful expression and PLAY. Here we eliminate the paralyzing effects of judgement, criticism and perfectionism.

Just a note - this is NOT a group where mindfulness practice is based on Buddhism, though mindfulness studies have the origins in Buddhist philosophy. People of ALL religions and all backgrounds benefit from mindfulness. This group is based on the scientific research of mindfulness practices through universities such as UMASS, UCSD, UCLA and more. This group specifically covers mindfulness + creativity, an area of study that is finally starting to emerge and one I study! Being actively creative is a wonderful way to effortlessly be in the present moment.

I am studying advanced mindfulness training at UCLA. I am an artist whose work has been published in the US and internationally and I teach art to children, who never fear creating for the fun of it!

My fundamental belief is that CREATIVITY is your gift from the Universe / God and how you express it is your gift to the world - and EVERY act is an act of creativity because you are constantly creating your life.

My personal vision for this group is a safe and joyful place to get together, be present and express our own authenticity - and to express ourselves creatively while enjoying the present moment together.

Classes will be held at my studio, Create Space Studio in Tempe. You can sign up for classes and keep up with what's happening at http://www.createspacestudio.com

I can't wait to meet and create with you!

Upcoming events (5+)

Friday Night painting meditation

Create Space Studio

$15.00

Since I missed this Monday I wanted to schedule a make-up session for Friday night Happy Hour! Painting IS meditation. Join me in my studio Monday Evenings to set your week off on a high note by setting an intention for the week and doing a painting meditation around your intention. We will begin with a brief, guided breath practice to bring us all together and present in the space. You will then paint in watercolors or gouache with optional drawing mediums. All materials are supplied - no need to purchase or bring anything, unless you specifically have a journal you like to work in. NO painting experience required - this is purely for process. This is a silent class - no talking so that everyone can experience stepping into the magic healing and opening of creativity. There is a totally optional sharing of your experience at the end as we close if you choose to share. Having a group to share in your intention and hold you in high a vibration of success and love is powerful! Please, no heavy perfumes (I am scent-sensitive). Everything is supplied, including coffee, teas, and water. Please arrive on time, but should you run behind feel free to come in anyway. All are welcome! Ample, well-lit safe parking. This will be held every Monday evening unless otherwise noted on the schedule. You can RSVP here but PLEASE pay on my website: http://www.createspacestudio.com/studio/painting-meditation-every-monday-630-8-pm

Holi festival of colors at Rawhide

Rawhide Western Town and Event Center

If you haven't been to a Holi celebration, do yourself a favor and GO! These fun, family friendly celebrations involve dancing to fun music, great food, throwing colors at each other, water slides, water guns and the "rain dance." so. much. fun. your face will hurt from smiling. -- from a person who has gone to one here's my advice: wear white that you don't mind ruining, bring a change of clothes and a few towels to dry yourself off and to protect your car from the mess, along with a plastic bag to toss your wet colorful clothes into. :) Come out and enjoy Holi Festival of Colors! Apply bright, vibrant colorpaste – Powder your friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, and allow each other a momentary freedom — a change to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance in COLORS & RAIN! VENUE: Rawhide Rodeo Arena AGES: All Ages! Ages 3 and under are FREE TIMES: 11:00am – 3:00pm TICKETS: $10 online TICKETS: https://www.azindia.com/BuyTickets.aspx?id=35408

Monday Night painting meditation (is back!)

Create Space Studio

$15.00

Yay! Painting meditation is back on a regular basis - every Monday night. Painting IS meditation. Join me in my studio Monday Evenings to set your week off on a high note by setting an intention for the week and doing a painting meditation around your intention. We will begin with a brief, guided breath practice to bring us all together and present in the space. You will then paint in watercolors or gouache with optional drawing mediums. All materials are supplied - no need to purchase or bring anything, unless you specifically have a journal you like to work in. This is a silent class - no talking so that everyone can experience stepping into the magic healing and opening of creativity. There is a totally optional sharing of your experience at the end as we close if you choose to share. Having a group to share in your intention and hold you in high a vibration of success and love is powerful! Please, no heavy perfumes (I am scent-sensitive). Everything is supplied, including coffee, teas, and water. Please arrive on time, but should you run behind feel free to come in anyway. All are welcome! Ample, well-lit safe parking. This will be held every Monday evening unless otherwise noted on the schedule. You can RSVP here but PLEASE pay on my website: http://www.createspacestudio.com/studio/painting-meditation-every-monday-630-8-pm

Journaling your Gene Keys - an intro to the activation sequence + art journaling

Have you heard of the Gene Keys? It's called your "hologenetic profile" and what I believe it is, are your personal channels that both broadcast and receive frequencies. You vibrate at a low level in your shadow, and at a higher level in your gifts. This is the most accurate human analysis tool I have personally experienced and really believe it's the gifts and talents locked and programmed in our DNA. Get your FREE profile here and see if it rings true for you: http://live.genekeys.genekeys.colourandthing.com/free-profile And then join me in this immersive dive into the "prime gifts" of your gene keys - the sphere of your life's work, your evolution, your radiance and your purpose. You will learn: * What the gene keys are in the activation sequence * How to read your profile and what it's based on * What each line means in each sphere * A meditation to raise your frequency out of the shadow state and into the gifts You will create a handmade art journal in which you can journal your gene keys, and we will begin with the sphere of your life's purpose. You will need the Gene Keys book ahead of time - please download your report and then read the four gene keys in your prime gifts - the life's work, evolution, radiance, and purpose so you know what they mean for you. I will do the rest! https://www.amazon.com/Gene-Keys-Unlocking-Higher-Purpose/dp/1780285426 Light snacks and beverages will be on hand. I have been doing this work myself for the past year and I can assure you that it is transformational work. Limited to 8. I may film this for an online class.

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Howard Cohn Public Talk: Finding Refuge

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