In-person at 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, suite 428
This workshop is for artists interested in exploring mindfulness-based practices as a resource for coping with mental health. Spaces are limited, so please click here to register.
Our primary creative resource is our own body-mind. We need to connect to this on a daily basis in a way that is healthy, nurturing and supportive, particularly during times of stress and tension, when support and resources may not always seem readily available. This workshop will explore self-awareness and awareness of our environment as a model for self-care.
We will use mindfulness-based practices to bring awareness to how we move through – and are moved by – life, and to how we can resource all that presents itself as potential material for creative change, within ourselves and through the work that we do. Practices will include seated and walking meditation, dyad work and group exercises.
NOTE: Bring a yoga mat, cushion or whatever you may need to be comfortable on the floor.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Sonia Osorio has a Master’s level training in naturopathy and homeopathy. She is also a registered massage therapist and a certified yoga instructor and meditation practitioner with over 20-years’ experience in somatic approaches to health and well-being. For several years, Sonia worked as a writer and editor in medical and health care publishing, and she has also helped develop and facilitate teaching curricula for various organizations. Sonia’s commitment is to provide accessible health care options, and she has worked with individuals in areas related to physical and emotional trauma, addiction, reproductive health, and gender issues. Her work is individualized and collaborative, encouraging us to broaden our perspective of what constitutes well-being – for ourselves and for our communities. LivingBalanceNow.com