Joyful Living: Relaxation and Creativity with Michele Lilyanna

UPDATE AUGUST 7, 2017

Unfortunately due to personal issues, I am unable to facilitate at the Aug 22/23 workshops.  Sincerest apologies.  But I am happy to write that Michele will be facilitating! 

Love, Kat

JOYFUL LIVING THROUGH RELAXATION PRACTICES AND ARTISTIC CREATIVITY

SUMMER 2017 WORKSHOPS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST!

with Michele Lilyanna

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NOURISHING SUMMER WORKSHOPS BY THE OCEAN AT CHASTER HOUSE IN BONNIE BROOK

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1549 Ocean Beach Esplanade, GIBSONS

ADULTS*: AUGUST 22, 2017 7:30-9:30 PM $60.00/participant

TWEENS: AUGUST 23, 2017 1:00-3:30 PM $50.00/participant

CHILDREN: AUGUST 23, 2017 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM $40.00/participant

Each session begins with a guided meditation. We then move on to joyful creativity and round out the session with a healing practice. Nourishment and fun at its finest!

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

* Teachers may use this class for Professional development. Check with your district as it will give you practices to share in your classrooms as well as provide you with ideas for wellbeing.

 Class size limited so please sign up early!

To register and pay course fee contact Michele at: Email

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS AND THE FACILITATOR!

About the Workshops:

ADULTS: AUGUST 22, 2017 7:30-9:30 PM 

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TWEENS: AUGUST 23, 2017 1:00-3:30 PM

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CHILDREN: AUGUST 23, 2017 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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About the Facilitator:

Michele Lilyanna:

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Michele Lilyanna taught in the Canadian public education system for over thirty years. Her teaching focused on social and emotional learning and artistic expression.   She is the co-author, with James Baraz of Awakening Joy For Kids, awarded the 2016 Nautilus Gold medal. She is a featured parenting writer for Dr. Rick Hanson on both his website and in his Ten Pillars of Happiness course. When Michele is not teaching parents, educators, or children, she is awakening joy on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia with her partner, Peter, and her two sons.

Michele’s Website: awakeningjoyforkids.com

 

 

Special low portrait price ends May 31!

 THIS WILL BE MY LAST SALE AT THIS SPECIAL PRICE!  PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!

Expect 2-4 weeks for delivery 

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Custom drawing in my signature style

11 x 14 China Marker on Newsprint $45.00 (plus $5.00 shipping) 

How to purchase!

1. Place your order by May 31, 2017 midnight:

$45.00 CAD (plus $5.00 Shipping)

[Mailed in a tube]

Via PayPal: LINK

or via email transfer: britakatarina@gmail.com

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2. Email me (britakatarina@gmail.com) photos of your choice!  I interpret your photo in my signature style.

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3. I will mail the original!  Expect 2-4 weeks for delivery 

(NOTE- I generally share my process on social media (without tagging unless you want) so please let me know if you want to keep the drawing a surprise) 

 

Art Sale: Frida and the Wounded Bird #fridakahlo

ART SALE:

A special panel from my DRAWING ON PAIN

Frida Kahlo is an icon and muse that I return to again and again.  I am infused by Frida and I consider myself a Kahloist.  She epitomizes the artist and woman in pain.  As I was going through my divorce, I was driven to draw Frida as a child.  The medium I chose (or it chose me) was china marker on masonite board.  Child-Frida was a light to help me process through and to lift me out of the hole of depression.

I LOVED making this series even though they were done at 3 AM with my heart pounding and anxiety choking me.  They allowed me to release the pain in the moment.  They allowed me to process the pain in my personal therapy sessions.

The 12 piece-series (only a few remain in my personal collection) illustrate the power of art to process life changes.  Heavily, honestly.  I never tend to go light.

And the pieces have been protested: LINK

I am releasing Frida and the Wounded Bird for a special holiday art sale.

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Frida and the Wounded Bird, Katarina Thorsen ©2004 (china marker on masonite board, 18″ x 24″)

$450 CAD (free shipping)

Email transfer to britakatarina@gmail.com

or PayPal

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“My painting carries with it the message of pain.”
― Frida Kahlo

 

“I am wandering awed… gnawed trees breathe a delicate air.” Creativity & Connection Retreat Oct 17-19, 2014

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CREATIVITY AND CONNECTION RETREAT WITH LAURA AND KAT

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We will provide you with tools for gaining insight and shifting perspective using inspiring themes such as archetype symbology and shadow-work.  Self-reflection activities will take you deeper into your own journey while group experiences expand your mindset.

Laura will share authentic leadership exercises to assist you in gaining perspective on your personal and professional challenges.  Kat will guide you through creative process and expression and will facilitate those precious aha moments we all love to celebrate.

What we’re offering you is a weekend of Safety, Gentleness, Nurturing, Discovery and a wee bit of Wildness!

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FACILITATORS: 

Laura Mack

My mission is to create opportunities for inspiration & transformation.”

Laura is a business consultant, facilitator and writer. She has a broad understanding of both the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurial life as well as the corporate and non-profit sectors. Laura is an associate consultant with ViRTUS, and Authentic Leadership Global, Inc.   She brings a variety of facilitation, strategic planning, team building and leadership tools into her practice. Known as a connector, Laura is passionate about sharing her experiences with ‘netweaving’, actively connecting those with similar interests and activities. She also is a volunteer facilitator of restorative justice with the North Shore Restorative Justice Society.

Katarina (Kat) Thorsen

My mission is to awaken creative expression through global art initiatives.”

Kat is a Vancouver artist, craftivst and therapeutic art facilitator and is passionate in her belief that art can heal and build connections.  Kat facilitates arts and crafts workshops for all ages across the Lower Mainland and coordinates Frames Film Project, an arts-based program providing life- and employment skills for local at-risk youth.   Her popular interactive art events and street art encourages participants to become part of the creative process.  Kat published her first book, Drawn Together- Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges with Art in 2013. Her next book is a true crime analysis and graphic novel based on her research into a historical Vancouver murder mystery.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT LAURA MACK: EMAIL

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Some previews of what you will experience:

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The Labyrinth is an Archetype, a divine imprint found in spiritual traditions in various forms around the world. By walking the labyrinth we are discovering a long forgotten mystical tradition which becomes a metaphor for our own spiritual journey. The walk is a shared journey – an activity which communities can do together to coalesce and unify vision. The labyrinth is a mandala that meets our longing for a change of heart; for a change of ways in how we live together and for the energy, the vision, and the courage to become agents of transformation.

Xenia

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I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wandering awed about on a splintered wreck I’ve come to care for, whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air, whose bloodied and scarred creatures are my dearest companions, and whose beauty bats and shines not in its imperfections but overwhelmingly in spite of them.
― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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RETREAT LOCATION:

Experience self-discovery, connection and the glorious insights that being in nature provides as we embrace the gorgeous BC rainforest and island setting of Xenia Centre.

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Xenia Creative Development Centre

You will be nurtured by amazing fresh food and our Xenia host Saria will be available throughout the weekend to provide healing sessions.

Why Xenia?
“Xenia” stands for the cross-pollenation of ideas between guest and host.  It means hospitality and being friends to the stranger. Xenia has always opened its doors and heart to whomever finds their way down here.
Xenia Centre is a gift to humanity, evoking service, she offers back peace, presence and a direct experience of ones true nature. Through so much love and attention being poured into her, Xenia has impacted the lives of thousands from around the world. This is truly a sacred place, a place that brings us home. In 1994, a young widow with a small child risked all to convert a dilapidated old sheep farm into one of the worlds most beautiful and unique sanctuaries. Against all financial advice, she followed her souls yearning to service this mission, the dream of Xenia called Angelyn to its birth.

XENIA CENTRE

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Pricing:
$650.00 for shared accommodations or
$750.00 for private.
A non-refundable 50% deposit will secure your room selection & possibly roommate selection if you’re sharing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT LAURA MACK: EMAIL

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SALE! Today only! Ending 12AM PT: order a handdrawn portrait in my signature style for only $30!

Many of you have asked, pleaded, begged… so today I’m doing a special SALE!

Today only ending 12AM PT: order your handdrawn portrait in my signature style for only

$30!

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18″ x 24′ on newsprint in china marker

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 Regular price ranges from $100-$300

But until midnight tonight, for $30 per portrait, I will email you a high def photo of the portrait based on photos you email me.  I will also be wheatpasting the original on our Gastown street art wall.

Or

For $50, I will mail you the original.

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All portraits [unless otherwise specified] will be shared on this blog and on instagram.  Your name will be added to the donor list on the Lifeskills Entrepreneurship Curriculum Development page.

The portrait will be completed in about 1-2 weeks.

How to pay?

EMAIL TRANSFER VIA YOUR ONLINE BANKING TO:

britakatarina@gmail.com

or via

PAYPAL

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CONTACT KATARINA: EMAIL

Watch videos of my process at: VIDEOS/TUTORIALS

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Impromptu #drawing workshop with Kat Jan 16, 2011! #Vancouver #arttherapy

Join me for an intimate afternoon (small group) of therapeutic drawing!  No previous experience necessary!  Safe and fun environment!

Sunday January 16, 2011!

1:30-4:30 PM

Location: 1290 Shavington Cres, North Vancouver BC (Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary School) MAP

$40 includes materials (cash or cheque due at start of session)

Coffee and tea will be available.  Please bring your own drink and snack.

* Charcoal is dirty, so get ready to get your hands, face and clothes dirty!

We will cover:

• EXPERIMENT WITH CHARCOAL AND GRAPHITE

• GESTURE DRAWING/ ACTION LINE

• ANIMAL SKETCH

• FLOWERS WITH COLOR

• FULL BODY (human figure)

• Discussion of upcoming sessions: graffiti/painting, art history through self-portraits, live figure drawing, sock monkey making etc!

RSVP: Email

–> To see a video of my teaching style and to read comments, go to: CREATIVITY WORKSHOP

See you soon!

Love, Katarina