The Art of Flow - workshop
Sunday 9 January 2022, from 11 am to 3 pm - from € 55,-Book this retreat
Join us for a calming workshop in Amsterdam, practicing The Art of Flow.
It will be a restorative and playful day - with no other goal than to cultivate presence and flow, using meditation and mindful drawing as our tools.
Let's get out of our heads and into our bodies, letting go of achievement and control and practice being fully present with whatever arises. What happens when we start creating from there..?
Being in Flow is a wonderful state of mind where you are completely immersed in an activity. However, with today's world becoming more complex and filled with distractions, being in a state of flow can be hard to accomplish and as a result, our brains turn into little factories operating on automatic pilot most of the time, and creativity, in it's largest sense, can easily get stumped.
Cultivating a flow state of mind can help solve challenges in your everyday personal and professional life. Meditation can serve as a powerful tool to get there. Studies show that people that meditate on a regular basis are more positive, concentrated, creative and feel better about themselves.
This day retreat is designed to nourish parts within you that you may have been neglecting. The impact of a workshop can be significant because it can work as an accelerator. You are going to slowly shift from a 'doing' state of mind to a 'being' mode which can leave you invigorated and re-energized. Yes, even after only a few hours. Also a small step in allowing yourself to relax and 'be' can be just the motivation you need to allow for bigger changes in your life to happen.
We've got you covered throughout the day with a healthy vegetarian lunch, snacks and drinks.
11: Warm Welcome
11.30 - 12.30 hrs: Session 1
We'll start off the day with a mindfulness session with some theoretic background info and a meditation exercise. The practice of mindfulness is known to increase the ability to switch perspectives, to help solve insight problems, and it enhances divergent thinking - key for any creative process.
12.30 - 13.30 hrs: Gather and eat.
13.30 - 15 hrs: Session 2
In the afternoon’s workshop we’re going to try to remove some of the expectations that come with creative expression, and build a creative flow. We’ll be practicing with materials that we don’t have much control over: water, ink, paint and watercolors. It's important to know we won't be 'learning a new skill'. We will rather be 'experiencing' and observing our state of being, while expressing our creativity.
No drawing or painting experience required!
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
Sunday, 9 January 2022
From 11 am to 3 pm.
For this workshop our base will be Loads in Amsterdam Noord, a home to pop-up creative and co-working spaces.
TT Melaniaweg 2
(prices are including 21% vat)
This is an exclusive event to a limited number of 15 participants
Any questions at all; reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register through the form below.