In the words of Fritz Perls "Lose your mind and come to your senses." Take a day and practice this profound message in the medium of paint. YOU ABSOLUTELY DO NOT NEED EXPERIENCE PAINTING!!! After introductions we will start with some movement and move into a deep and relaxing guided meditation. This journey will take us into the mysterious territory of our past lives. We will use these images and sensations along with movement and support to create a painting. We'll experience the act of painting with freedom and let go of painting as a product with a price tag. After we finish our paintings we'll have time to debrief about the experience in a sharing circle.
This is a very special experience. It’s art and vision board and poetry and writing and listening to absolute strangers who become friends in a sanctuary that is warm and artsy and beautiful adjacent to the bay and the tidal flats. You get to walk away with an art project that you create with your own hands and a poem that was created by collaborative writing and listening. We were lucky to have a mixed handful of special souls all in different paths in life and it was just miraculous and very human to know that we could all connect in this difficult time as we rebuild our lives and friendships after a pandemic. You will be changed by Mary’s hosting and poetic soul.Wow. This was a fun and powerful experience. The place inspires creativity, and the host is a wonderful teacher and human being. I am going to book another experience with her...definitely recommend.
Wow. This was a fun and powerful experience. The place inspires creativity, and the host is a wonderful teacher and human being. I am going to book another experience with her...definitely recommend.
Mary created a warm, welcoming experience. I immediately felt comfortable having a new experience. The location couldn't be more perfect; we watched the tide come in as we mediated on a question you're wrestling with, seeking wisdom on the answer in a few ways, free form painting being one of them. It was a delight and emotional at times. I left with surprising insight, another tool in my emotional toolbox, and having had a good time.
What if you had the chance to really connect with someone, but you let it pass you by? What if you realized your life’s purpose, but never made your dreams come true? Or in Mary’s words, what if you were wild? What if you were naughty?... We apparently *don’t live only once; but why wait until the next lifetime to make it count? This workshop put this in perspective for me and gave permission to throw out the rules... As adults, we aren’t often given that opportunity, being so caught up in mundane day- to- day activities. But it’s important to stop and reflect on all of this, before our lives pass us by... This workshop was a positive and memorable experience for me and I had so much fun!
Krissy (October, 2019)
I had a wonderful experience. I continued to observe my feelings and images such as my distant memory and inspiration from this land during deep meditation. For example, fear, curiously, and relief. Tears came naturally. It was mysterious. My feelings have changed during painting. I got freedom. Thank you for a great time.
Satona (Aug 2019)
My experience with Mary and her workshop, Painting Your Past Life, has gifted me with an increased sense of personal freedom. Mary created a way for me to dig deep into myself and pull things up that, otherwise, would never have seen the light of day. I found the experience liberating in a way that informs all the other aspects of my life. Thank you Mary!
Karen (October 2019)
"This was an amazing experience. By journeying and meditation, Mary has gently guided us to areas of our soul that - somewhere along the way through our life - have been touched in ways that still move us today - sometimes hidden in the depth of our unconsciousness. Under the impression of these dives into some of those deeper layers we continued to explore and express ourselves through color on paper. It was amazing to see how the images from inside reflected on the outside. There is so much more to say, but let me round up this review by writing that it was a spiritual, joyful and educational event. I highly recommend this experience and look forward to participating again. Thank you Mary and Satona for sharing memorable hours."
~ Gisela (August, 2019)
"Absolutely awesome and unique experience! Super fun host , great and vivid personality - enjoyed every moment of it! Thank u so much Mary! Stay in touch - Oksana and Ivie :))"
~ Oksana (March, 2019)
"I really enjoyed the painting workshop with Mary. She's a warm, welcoming host and a gifted guide who challenged me just the right amount. Her studio is bright and peaceful, overlooking the water. It was a perfect 3 hour retreat that I will definitely sign up for again when it's offered!"
~ Emily (April, 2019)
"Mary's experience was excellent! A relaxing, fulfilling day spent getting to know the others in the group."
~ Dylan (March, 2019)
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