The Garden of The Heart
Art, mindfulness and communion with nature
From Saturday May 12, 2018
to Saturday May 19, 2018
Mindfulness, meditation and sensory immersion in the garden help us relax and become more aware of what's going on around us and in our bodies - not just our eyes. Making art then expresses that awareness, or may increase it and become gently therapeutic.
Savour some personally enriching time, discovering your own way. Let go of striving and relax into a fluid meditative process, enjoying art as spontaneous and effortless. (It's not an art skills class.)
• Forms, symbols and images from many cultures, plus our personal histories, enrich our art-making.
• Art-making with the whole body enables child-like play, strong feelings and celebration - using breath, body awareness and natural gestures to guide us.
• Small-scale, miniature art-making lets us dive into close-up detail to express intimate connection or intense feeling.
For anybody who wants to be more alive in body and mind and more attuned to nature.
Expressive art has been a vital process for Beverley from childhood, enriched with many years’ experience in art and body therapies, Buddhist meditation practices, deep ecology and her love of poetry.