Lighting Creative Fire through Art & Yoga at the Living Yoga Unconference

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Coleen's Blog | 1 comment

Yoga Living Unconference

On Sunday May 12, I had the joyful experience of facilitating a workshop entitled: Lighting Your Creative Fire through Art & Yoga. In the spirit of joyfulness and playfulness and in a safe and sacred atmosphere a group of lovely people allowed their breath and imagination to fan their creative flame.  My belief is that if you can trace and color –inside or outside the lines – you can create your own stories, your own art and nurture your creative soul. To quote, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, “The craft of stories, the craft of questions, the craft of the hands…all these are the making of something, and that something is soul – anytime we feed the soul, it guarantees increase.”

We began with a simple grounding and centering meditation, followed by a gentle yoga practice inspired by the following quote from Chogyam Trungpa,   “Openness is like the wind, if you open your doors and windows, it is bound to come in.”

We then moved to working with paper using the archetypal house symbol as a template already drawn on the page and oil pastel, and the play began. Simple instructions,” the symbol of the house shape – will speak to each person uniquely- there is no right way, no wrong way, allow your individual expression to flow forth – be playful, have fun!” At the end of the creating time, I invited each person to write the name of their house on the back of their paper. As we sat in sharing circle – flowing with creative energy, each person spoke the name of their house, followed by a collective Sat Nam.

Inspiring images all, as you can see in the photograph.

Where does my love live?

It lives in me

It lives in you

Where does my love land?

It lands in me

It lands in you

I am home

© Coleen Davidson

Gratitude to Sherry Smith, my dearest of friends and a most gifted Yogini for her assistance and support during the workshop.