CULTIVATE:
Creative Practice in the Face of Uncertainty

An  8-week online workshop series

8 Sundays: March 29 -May 17, 9am -11am MST
With Lauren Beale AND Brooke McNamara

In this potent new chapter of global uncertainty, we are called to gather online with brave and tender humans for CULTIVATE: creative practice in the face of uncertainty.

This 8 week Online Workshop Series led by Lauren Beale and Brooke McNamara is an embodied, interdisciplinary exploration in which we harness and catalyze our creative vitality amidst our ever changing circumstances.

 

We are called to support and collaborate with each other, in community across the globe, to tend the glowing embers or living flames of our collective creative aliveness. We are called to help keep each other attentive, wholehearted, supple, earnest and playful as we navigate so many layers of unraveling.

 

 

You are invited to

 

~ CULTIVATE ~

 

An amazing, deep, kind and powerful community is forming around this practice... Artists of all mediums, conscious thinkers and feelers, transformation seekers, and all those yearning to join together more fully with each of our creative capacities.

We'd love for you to join us!

"Do you have the courage to bring forth this work? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.”

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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We will summon and manifest creative ideas that can impact our lives and our work through:

- connection and conversation in community

- improvisational movement

- exploratory free writing

- guided visualization

- deep rest/ daydreaming

- partner dialogue

- visual art

Together, we will invoke play and shadows both, within safe boundaries and titrating vulnerability at a sustainable, enlivening pace.

Together, we will groom ourselves to be optimal instruments for creative aliveness, ideas, and inspiration to find us more often through our daily lives. We’ll practice tuning ourselves to creativity as a work ethic and habit and way of life.

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YOUR RETREAT GUIDES:

Lauren Beale and Brooke McNamara are performing artists and embodiment activists living in Boulder, Colorado in the USA. In 2010, they created the collaborative identity and organization, Eunice Embodiment, catalyzing potent creativity, dynamic aliveness, and healthy development for kids and adults through two tracks of engagement:

 

1.) cutting edge, interdisciplinary performances and

2.) radical inquiry-based movement education, creative practice laboratories, and artistic mentorship.

 

Having both received an MFA in Dance from CU-Boulder after performance careers in New York and San Francisco, Lauren and Brooke herald from the experimental and experiential art lineage of Michelle Ellsworth Artland and Gesel Mason Performance Projects, somatic practice lineage of Yoga and the contemplative practice lineage of Zen Buddhism. Their dance/theatre work and creative practice labs have been presented in residencies, festivals and conferences in Colorado, New York, Montana, Mexico and Hungary.

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What people are saying about CULTIVATE:

"Wow, that was an amazing experience! Thank you for your skilled facilitation and incredibly thoughtful workshop design. I can feel how you have created this container with so much love and intention. I feel safe to let myself go to places I haven’t gone in groups before, allowing for deep releases and awakening interesting creative ideas and questions."
- Jewel Afflerbaugh, Photographer

 

 

"I loved this workshop! It was the perfect place for me to celebrate who I am as an artist and who I am becoming. It gave me new ideas, new exercises, new perspectives, and best of all new community for all my creative endeavors. Brooke and Lauren's facilitation was uniquely deep and relatable and wise. I cannot recommend this experience enough!"
- Lindsay Chrisler, Coach + Comic

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