Mindfulness & Creativity: Drop-In Classes

(1.5 hours)

If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world no one else can offer: yourself.
— Glennon Melton

This drop-in class is open to anyone interested in practicing mindfulness to foster their creativity. Whether you’re a professional artist, an aspiring songwriter, or a self-proclaimed non-creative, a mindfulness practice can help quiet your inner critic, and unleash your natural creativity.

In each session, we will practice mindfulness meditations (i.e. awareness of breath, body scan, loving-kindness), and discuss what mindfulness is, and how it can help the creative process. We’ll learn to work with common roadblocks to creativity, like the inner critic, the tired or distracted mind, the infamous writer’s block, and the fear that can arise when we step outside our comfort zone. Our mindfulness practice will teach us to be more compassionate with ourselves, more open and attentive, more clear in our intentions, and less fearful of taking creative risks - not just in our creative process, but also in our day-to-day lives.

Both new and experienced meditators are welcome.

Classes are led by Hannah Marsh.

What to Bring

Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring:

  • A yoga mat, a towel, or a blanket

  • A meditation cushion, a pillow, or something comfortable to sit on

You’re also encouraged to bring warm layers and whatever props you need to sit comfortably.

Location

The Aviary
9314 111 Avenue, Edmonton AB
www.the-aviary.net

Cost

This class is offered by donation (dana). Your contribution will help cover costs and support the continued running of this program.

Upcoming Dates for 2018

Sunday, October 21; 10:30am - noon
Sunday, November 4; 10:30am - noon

If you have any questions about this class, please email Hannah at hannahfaye@shaw.ca.