Leah combines her artistic capabilities with intuitive people skills to deliver one to one lessons or group sessions in drawing, painting and mixed media. She has experience working within the mental health field, but these sessions are for everyone! Tailormade to suit your particular needs or interests.
We experiment with different materials, learn to give form to our thoughts and feelings, working towards developing images that are personal to you. We learn that visual language is unique to each individual and that there are no mistakes, only the energy and intention of your process. No experience necessary
What do Art and Meditation have in common? When using our creativity, we find ourselves occupying the present moment, our attention is focussed on what is happening right now. In this way creative practice can be a meditation in itself.
These workshops can have more art and less meditation or vice versa and are designed to suit you.
We might start with a meditation to stimulate the creative connection within ourselves and to ground us within the space we are working. It could then continue in a variety of ways. Here are two examples:
Observing a yoga life model, we practice rapid drawing skills as the model holds different short postures. This helps in tuning up our looking skills, catching the essential lines of the body and builds confidence to let go into flow. Our model might then return to our original group meditation as we draw our way through it. Our own experience of the meditation contributes to the nature of our drawing. No experience necessary.
Creative drawing. We experiment with different materials, learn to give form to our thoughts and feelings & work towards developing images that are personal to you. We learn that visual language is unique to each individual and that there are no mistakes, only the energy and intention of your process. No experience necessary
The constant demands of modern life put particular mental and emotional strain on the human organism. The rate of change in the outside world, is not necessarily reflected in the speed of our own evolution. We need tools and resources to help us deal with the ever changing environment we find oursleves in. We need to remember our connection to the natural world and to ourselves.
Group and one to one sessions available.
Introducing meditative techniques for the modern mind. This course is available to all and is especially suitable for those who struggle with a busy mind or with mental health in some way.
We explore a little about the interconnected systems within the mind and body and how they are affected by each other & the environment. We learn that by stimulating internal pathways, we can create change within.
Meditative practices, yoga nidra, mindful movement, sharing of our experience within the group and voice recordings to use at home for further practice.
Perhaps you are ready for change…?
According to tradition, the literal translation of Yoga nidra is ‘deep sleep’.
The practice combines guided visualisation and meditation in a particular way, to promote a deep state of relaxation in the body and mind. One feels the benefit as though one has had a deep and refreshing sleep. During the practice the conscious mind subsides, allowing us to remain in a state of relaxed awareness. We can effect sustainable change in the conscious mind, through gentle stimulation of the sub-conscious. This time and space between wakefulness and dreaming can connect you to a sense of your true nature. Recordings available for further use at home.