This workshop will draw upon the combined skills of our mother-daughter co-leaders. Sandy Geller is a Jungian Analyst, IAAP Certified and an Art Therapist, and Melissa Harrison is an Alexander Technique Teacher AMSAT, a Certified Pilates Instructor and a Tai Chi Instructor focusing on meditation, injury prevention, balance and happiness.
The goal will be to explore how the experience of art making can be deepened by approaching it from a quiet, peaceful place. The sound of Crystal Singing Bowls and chimes will create a meditative environment of peace and relaxation within which we will enter into collaging with brilliantly colored tissue paper placed intuitively. The artist participants will learn how to make the collage, how to gaze at the patterns created and then how to use Jungian Active Imagination in community to access the messages that psyche brings forth. Participants will leave with their collages and a sense of lighthearted joy.
We will ask ourselves in the Jungian way, “What is this about?” You will have an experience of Jung.
No previous experience with art materials or meditation is necessary. Bring your curiosity and a willingness to enter into a soulful creative dialogue with psyche.
Wear comfortable clothes.
Please add your name to the waitlist if we're full, as there is always a chance we contact you if anyone cannot make it.
*Snow date set for February 29th if we're snowed in on the 22nd.
Please check your email and website before leaving for class to ensure you don't show up in case we have cancelled. If you do not have an email, please ensure to include your phone number at the time of registration so we have a method of contacting you. Thank you
Sondra Geller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is a Jungian Analyst, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a private practice in Washington, D.C., where she sees clients individually and in groups. Her work reflects a synthesis of the principals of both Jungian Analytic Psychology and Art Therapy. Sandy also teaches and presents experiential workshops focusing on the dynamics of making art in the presence of the analyst. What happens in the silent space between client/artist and Jungian analyst/observer, and how does this dynamic facilitate the journey of individuation? http://sondrageller.com/
Melissa Harrison, Alexander Technique Teacher AMSAT, Pilates Instructor Certified, Tai Chi Instructor, is a native Washingtonian. She grew up as a competitive athlete in both Gymnastics and Soccer. Years of intense training took a toll on her body leading her on a journey toward health, wellbeing and longevity. Melissa danced professionally in Colorado, Maryland and Washington, DC. She was Founder and Artistic Director of Propaganda Dance Theater here in DC. She then went on to Practice Hung Fut Kung Fu and Tai Chi. She has been teaching for 38 years, and whether it is Alexander Technique, Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga or Kung Fu Melissa is guiding her students and clients to listen to their inner wisdom. While she has much to teach she believes that each person can access truth and happiness by listening to their personal intuitive voice, which can best be heard by removing physical, emotional and spiritual barriers.