A daylong Expressive Arts Immersion

With Kelsey Gustafson & Lauren Arrow

SATURDAY MAY 14TH :: 9AM - 5PM :: OAKLAND, CA


women were born to create. 

Our wombs are full of magic. We hold potent creative and healing fire in our bodies. Naturally, we all yearn to express ourselves.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture that does not support our creative expression. When we are subjected to criticism and judgement when we step out on a limb to share our creative selves, the pain of rejection can be so strong that it can snuff our creative fire right out.

When was the last time you felt safe enough to share your voice? Your art? Your dance?

During this daylong women’s expressive arts immersion, we will begin to unravel these artistic blocks. Together we will weave a safe container that will hold you in your natural unfolding. You will have the chance to sing, paint and move authentically for YOU.

You will leave the day with a painting, new songs and a sense of embodied liberation and authenticity.

Are you ready to connect with other wildly creative women and create some magic?

 

lets visualize together. 

We will start out the morning with some JUICY ROOT yoga, a flow designed by Kelsey Gustafson specifically connect you to your womb, the center of your creative vitality. You can expect to open your hips, deepen your breath capacity and practice authentic, playful movement that expresses your uniqueness. From this open and embodied place, you will set the foundation for a potent day of creation!

After a nourishing, organic lunch with new friends, we will dive into the world of sound and voice with Lauren Arrow. Lauren will facilitate a 2 hour singing workshop designated to help us open and access channels of creative energy using sound to clear blockages and connect with our breath and own unique sound. These playful vocal explorations will help us open and access shakti (creative) energy.

The day will close with a 2 hour Intuitive Painting immersion with Kelsey. You will be guided to paint freely, without planning your execution. This art creation space is free of critique and judgement (at least from the outside!). You will have the opportunity to paint from your gut, not from your brain. To express the depths of your soul’s yearnings with color, shape and form.

There will be plenty of time for sharing in circle, connecting with a unique and creative tribe of women and being in silent reflection in your own creative process.

 

flow of the day:

  • 9 - 9:30 Opening Circle
  • 9:30-10:30 Juicy Root Yoga with Kelsey
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Intuitive Painting with Kelsey
  • 12 - 1 Lunch
  • 1 - 3 ~ Intuitive Painting with Kelsey
  • 3 - 4:30 ~ Women's ExpresSING Circle with Lauren
  • 4:30 - 5 ~ Closing Circle

 

THE JUICY DETAILS:

Saturday May 14th

9am - 5pm

At Creative Juices Arts Studio, 432 Bellevue Ave. Oakland, CA

Contribution: $75 - 115 sliding scale

Space limited to 12 women

 

workshop facilitators:

Lauren Arrow, creator of ProcessSING, facilitates Women's Singing and Healing Groups throughout Northern California. Through sound, she playfully guides us into opening our voice and creativity using improvisation, chanting, and toning. For more information, visit ProcessSING.com.


Kelsey Gustafson, RYT-200, TCTSY-F, supports women to become more precious to themselves. She teaches Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Juicy Root Yoga and Intuitive Painting with the goal of cultivating genuine self-love. Her rebellious, fun-loving and deeply compassionate spirit will support you in your journey to authentic artistic expression & healing.

    If you’re looking for a place with which to freely express the many remarkable parts of yourself then you have found the right heart to help support you. Join Kelsey for a sacred journey of self-discovery. You will be met by her with integrity, deep listening, and uncompromising love.
    — BETH JONES