Blending over twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, bodyworker, and lifelong truth seeker, Flora believes creative expression is both a birthright and crucial part of holistic well-being. Flora’s soulful approach to the creative process has sparked a new holistic movement in the intuitive art world — inspiring thousands of people to courageously pick up a paintbrush, often for the first time. Flora lives in Portland, OR.
Flora Bowley believes creative expression, intuitive wisdom, and personal freedom are intricately connected, and she’s passionate about rekindling the flames of inspiration that reunite us with a deep sense of human aliveness.
Through a unique blend of simple, hands-on, intuitive art practices, authentic movement, free form writing, and visualizations, The Art of Aliveness offers a dynamic and playful space to nurture and re-discover the parts of ourselves that truly make us feel most alive.
Known worldwide for her unique ability to instill creative courage, self-acceptance and wild freedom, Flora’s gentle and encouraging approach to the creative process is perfect for anyone willing to show up with an open and curious heart.
Please bring a journal and a pen or marker. Your other favorite art supplies are welcome, but not required.
No art, movement, or writing experience is necessary. .
PAUL S. BOYNTON is the author of several books including Amazon bestsellers "Begin with Yes" and "Be Amazing." His "Begin with Yes" Facebook page include well over two million friends from around the world and the community continues to evolve and grow as the engagement deepens.
A true believer in the power of hope and optimism, a personal and business coach and popular keynote speaker, Paul is also President and CEO emeritus of The Moore Center, an organization serving people with intellectual disabilities. His writing has frequently been featured in the Huffington Post, the NH Business Review and The Good Men's Project.
Paul has degrees in both social work and counseling. He lives with his partner, and their dog Toby in New Hampshire, and spends much of his free time visiting his three adult children and their families.
For over ten years, Paul Boynton, has been sharing the Begin with Yes principles based on his bestselling book with an audience that has grown to over 2 million. During this conversational workshop, he will lead you through a set of simple practices and questions designed to help you cut through stuckness, depression, and overwhelm – and take the first small steps forward that can change your life.
In this engaging conversation, counselor and guide, Paul Boynton will help you map out a surprisingly easy, logical, and liberating route to a better life.
* BONUS: Because of your complimentary 90-Day membership access, take $44 off of the Begin With Yes Course
Commonly referred to as “The Godmother” or “High Priestess” of creativity, her tools are based in practice, not theory, and she considers herself “the floor sample of her own toolkit.” The Artist’s Way has been translated into forty languages and sold over five million copies to date..
Come into an intensive, guided encounter with your own creativity—including your private villains, champions, wishes, fears, dreams, hopes, and triumphs.
The Artist's Way has changed millions of lives around the world with its simple approach to creative recovery.
Join Julia Cameron for a live talk on the core teachings from her groundbreaking creativity course, The Artist’s Way.
During this hands-on workshop you will learn...
Whether you're a veteran of "morning pages" and The Artist's Way, or you've never started a creative practice and know that it's time to learn, this live online workshop with Julia Cameron can give you the gentle nudge you need.
Learn to develop a healing creative practice that can restore your peace, confidence, and joy–for the rest of your life!
Materials needed: journal or notebook, and your favorite pen or pencil.
Lisa Campion is the author of the #1 best-selling book, The Art of Psychic Reiki. and Energy Healing for Empaths. Lisa is a psychic counselor and Reiki master teacher with over twenty-five years of experience. Lisa has been teaching Reiki for over 20 years. She has trained more than one thousand people in Reiki and has conducted more than fifteen thousand individual sessions.
She is also the host of the radio show and podcast, The Miracle of Healing on Empower Radio. She specializes in training emerging psychics, empaths, and healers so that they can fully step into their gifts as the world needs all the healers that it can get.
Do you struggle with drawing and maintaining boundaries when dealing with the people in your life? Are you highly sensitive and attuned to others’ feelings and energy, to the point where you can’t tell where their energy ends and yours begins?
If so, you’re probably an empath—and in need of some guidance. Fortunately, there are practical ways to stay balanced and keep your energy safe and secure.
If you’re empathic or highly sensitive, it’s almost second nature to put others' needs before yourself or take on the problems of the world. But what about your needs and happiness?
Bestselling author and teacher, Lisa Campion will focus on basic energy management skills to keep your energy strong and robust during this eye-opening and highly practical session!
Burnout, toxic levels of stress and anxiety, and what is sometimes called “adrenal fatigue” have left many people feeling depleted and afraid that they can never get their energy back.
Integral Asian medicine practitioner, April Crowell, will help you understand the symptoms of what is known in the Chinese medicine tradition as “yang collapse” – and instruct you with simple principles and practices to bring your system back into balance.
Prepare to learn about your essential energy stores, how they are depleted, and how you can restore yourself to better health.
After a brief introduction to Chinese medicine terms, we will cover:
Dr. Farmer offers individual consultations and relationship counseling in person or remotely by phone or Zoom, drawing from his wealth of training and experience as a psychotherapist, shamanic healer, and trauma recovery specialist. He offers a popular individualized Spiritual Mentorship and Life Coaching program and serves on the board of the Society of Shamanic Practice.
Dr. Steven Farmer brings years of extensive training and research into his practice. An expert on a broad range of therapeutic techniques, he offers clients a unique and powerful synthesis of psychotherapy, somatic therapy, hypnotherapy, shamanic healing, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Tapping, and oracle card readings. This multi-modality structure allows Dr. Farmer to offer highly individualized and personalized therapeutic programs for his clients.
The effects of trauma live in the body first and foremost. There is a remarkable way that the body adjusts instinctively to the traumatic experiences by going into survival mode in response to what is perceived as or is actually a life-threatening event. Yet even after the actual traumatic event has passed, it’s likely the adaptive responses remain in the body, though they no longer serve the purpose of survival. To heal the effects of trauma, often lumped under the acronym PTSD, there is an increasing understanding of these lasting effects and, more importantly, ways to heal them. An important aspect of any of these approaches is to gradually increase the awareness of your bodily sensations and discover ways to gently release the “frozen” energy in the body.
Dr. Farmer will detail ways the body adjusts and adapts to traumatic experiences as well as exploring various healing methodologies that have proven to be effective.
This workshop will include practices from modalities such as:
Prepare to experience yourself in new, deeper ways as Dr. Farmer leads you into a safe space and helps you release the emotional charge from memory artifacts locked in your body. You will leave with simple practices that will help you access greater peace, reduce anxiety, and create your life with confidence.
David Gandelman is a spiritual teacher, author, and guide, whose mission is to awaken souls on their path of growing into being human, and living an enlightened, purpose-driven life.
He is the founder of the Meditation School app, and host of the Meditation School, Energy Matters, and Grounded Sleep podcasts. And his meditations have been streamed millions of times. He has taught at Cornell University, NBC Universal, SAP, and numerous other organizations.
David holds a B.A. in Western philosophy from Rutgers University, which combined with his studies in Eastern spiritual traditions living in the Himalayas, as well as his experience as the director of a school for intuitive development and mysticism in Hawaii, informs a teaching style that connects energetic experience, ancient wisdom traditions, and humor in order to create a safe atmosphere for people interested in learning to meditate and develop into their potential.
Your inner self holds the keys to healing, creativity, and power for the life you deserve. So many people struggle to develop a meditation practice and make it much harder than it should be.
World-renowned meditation instructor and founder of Meditation School, David Gandelman will lead experiences that will guide you into the ground of your being—where all of the answers, energy, and guidance you need already exist and are waiting for you now.
Highly recommended before this class: download the free Insight Timer app and follow David Gandelman -- https://insighttimer.com/groundedmind
Meredith Heller is a performance poet, author, singer/songwriter, nature-woman, and educator with degrees in writing and education. Her own healing journey led her to weave together her passion for wholistic health, poetic writing, and embodied learning. Having navigated her way through her own darkness, she brings wisdom, love, and playfulness to guide others home to themselves. A California Poet in the Schools, she leads workshops for public & private schools, juvenile detention centers, women’s prisons, The Institute for Poetic Medicine, worldwide wellness retreats, and online for women and teens. She is mused by nature, synchronicity, and kindred souls.
For info about Writing By Heart workshops with Meredith, visit: www.meredithheller.com
Join us this Valentine’s Day for a heartful of poetry. Ignite your love and passion by creating a poem map that guides you home to your heart. Let’s fall in love with our ourselves, together. Join a community of new and seasoned writers who encourage each other to dig deep and shine. Share a poem at the hearth of our circle where we understand that poetry is soul food. No experience needed, just a willingness to dig in and discover your treasure. Bring your journal & pen. Come dressed for a Valentine’s date with yourself and us! Perhaps a purple velvet suit, lingerie, your favorite pjs, or a sequin hat. Be comfy. We’ll laugh and cry together as we write ourselves back into love.
“Part prayer, part community, part self-discovery. Meredith’s prompts are rich, her capacity to hold space and honor each unique soul and journey is extraordinary. She sheds light, humor, fierceness, and wisdom through a computer screen (which is no small feat). I recommend this deep dive into self.” –Ellis McNichol, poet & nature conservationist
Please bring a couple pages of text from a book, magazine, catalogue, or any printed material, and a pencil or pen, and a dark marker or crayon. Let's have fun!
Robin Jackson is a Portland, Oregon-based singer, songwriter, and creative healer. He holds a B. A. in music performance, ethnomusicology, and education, as well as a certificate in Jazz Studies. He also received a certification through the PYE-Global Partnership for Youth Empowerment’s Heart of Facilitation Leadership program. He has had the joy of studying with some of the world’s top music and vocal teachers including Rhiannon, Joe Henderson, Chris Berry, and many more.
His popular Songwriter Soirees and online courses have helped many people unblock their voices, hearts, and creative natures.
Use the power of your voice to create a silly cypher of voicestra magic! Learn vocal warm-ups and fun ways to expand your voice with confidence and ease. Learn to beatbox, create sounds and unleash your inner vocal freak. All in a supportive and deeply encouraging container. This workshop is ALL about loosening up and letting your wild, wacky, and weird flag fly high!
Expect to …
All levels! Guaranteed to expand your confidence and your consciousness!
Dr. Maisel writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today, with more than 3 million views, and is widely regarded as America’s foremost creativity coach.
During this session based on his breakthrough book, Eric Maisel, PhD, will guide you through techniques that can change not only what you think―but how you think.
That room that is your mind is a space that you can decorate, air out, furnish, and turn into a truly congenial place. By practicing easy-to-understand visualization exercises, you can redesign your mind and change not only what you think but how you think. Each of these techniques addresses major challenges like depression, anxiety, addiction, procrastination, and loneliness and promote cognitive growth, trauma healing, and fundamental change.
She is also a bestselling author and ghostwriter specializing in the field of personal transformation. Her joyful passion for the power of words has propelled a diverse publishing career studded with industry awards, starred reviews, international honors, and mega-sales. If you have kids, you might have read them I Love You Stinky Face, Lisa’s longstanding bestseller that Publishers Weekly called a “modern classic,” heralded for helping parents raise unconditionally loved humans who feel secure and cherished with all their precious imperfections.
Under her own name, Lisa has penned over forty books for adults and children in addition to collaborating with industry leaders such as Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, James Van Praagh, and Sunny Dawn Johnston. Combined, Lisa’s books have sold over 8.5 million copies and earned over 9,000 glowing Amazon reviews. Published by Hay House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, McGraw Hill, Hierophant, Health Communications, and others, Lisa’s books have won publishing awards, been featured on Lifetime TV, CNN, and PBS garnered praise from over 200 publication reviewers and been translated into 11 languages.
On the secret side of Lisa’s publishing path, she’s been the silent ghostwriter for many prominent thought-leaders, from New York Times bestselling authors to Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Hollywood stars. Her clients have appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC’s 20/20, The View, The TODAY Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and The Nancy Grace Show.
A former popular CBS Radio host and joyful singer in Michael Beckwith’s global Agape Choir, Lisa brings her passion and unique blend of skillsets to an eclectic career path that is ever mysteriously unfolding, just the way she likes it.
Do you ever struggle to connect deeply with and maintain the vital energy of joy in your life? In this vibration-elevating workshop, you’ll go on a soul-spelunking expedition and come out with an arsenal of personalized, effective tools for recalibrating your “Joy Setpoint” and upgrading every aspect of your life.
Joy is your inherent nature – the most real and eternal part of you – yet most of us have significant barriers to that being our day-to-day experience of ourselves. Through journaling exercises, “feelingizations,” and interactive activities, you’ll identify and dismantle these barriers. The surprising contents of your “Filter” – the unique lens through which you experience the world – will be revealed to you, and you’ll be given the tools to begin working with your Filter to redesign it, thereby upgrading your ability to create and navigate your life from a place of peace, self-compassion, and sustainable joy.
Lisa will guide you in creating a physical memento of your workshop experience – a visual aid to keep you on track with your new commitment to yourself.
If you’d like to create this memento, please come prepared with a piece of cardstock, markers or other writing/drawing utensils in your favorite colors, and a small frame if you’d like to make it extra special.
In any case, please bring a journal and something to write with.
Creativity cannot flourish when the alarm bells of fear and anxiety ring loudly. Being in a constant anxious state leaves little room for creativity to flow or for inspiration to strike. In this presentation, Barry McDonagh will be sharing how overcoming anxiety using his proprietary process called DARE can be of immense benefit for any creative person. Once the fog of anxiety lifts your natural creativity is free to flow spontaneously again.
Barry has developed the DARE toolkit based on hard science and years of experience to help you finally break from anxiety. You will learn how to practice his simple, proven methods to experience life and yourself with much more peace and confidence.
Highly recommended before this class: download the free DARE app and order your copy of the DARE book. Information here -- https://www.dareresponse.com/
Many people struggle to make journaling a part of their lives because they feel that what they write often comes out as boring, whiny, or negative.
While there’s so much healing value in writing out the hard things in life, did you know that your journal can become a powerful ally in creating the life you desire (and deserve)?
Perhaps you are feeling called to new possibilities in your life? Or maybe you long to make some life changes but you are not sure what you want them to be? Discover how journaling can be a powerful tool for exploring your desires, hopes and dreams. Take some time and space to listen to your own inner wisdom.
Lynda Monk will lead you in an inspiring, hands-on session of learning to write out your deepest desires and experiencing the mysterious process of inner guidance that happens when you engage in “journaling the possible.”
Bring your notebook and favorite writing materials.
Lynda will send you home with 44 Journal Prompts to Explore Greater Possibilities in Your Life – you can gain immediate access to this free journaling gift.
He is also the co-founder of The Institute for Creative Living. To learn more about his other books, speaking, online courses, and creative guidance sessions, visit
In the opening workshop, Jacob Nordby will guide you through a framework of understanding the forces that all humans face in life to some degree – the factors that lead to a loss of our sense of self, personal power to create the lives we long for, and the joy we need to sustain us.
In this interactive session, you will learn how to identify and come into a new relationship with what he calls “the three enemies of creativity”:
Illustrated with up-to-date research, you will be given a map to your nervous system, limiting core beliefs, and how to access more of your mind to become the creator you are meant to be.
You will use a personal assessment process to identify areas of your life that you want to heal and restore – which will help you get the most out of all the other workshops in this virtual retreat!
Bring your favorite note-taking materials. Assessment will be provided ahead of time.
* BONUS: Because of your complimentary 90-Day membership access, take $44 off of the Creative Cure Course!
She founded the popular Write City groups in Seattle and San Francisco and has created numerous live intensive workshop series and online video courses.
Join Lauren Sapala for this 90-minute workshop that combines live teaching with a group silent writing session. We’ll learn how to heal the “not good enough” wound and embrace our own gorgeous (and unpredictable) imaginations to activate a powerful new writing practice filled with joy and wonder.
Lauren will open with a short teaching segment and guided meditation, and then lead you in a prompted “silent writing” session during which you will experience yourself in the actual process of being a writer – no matter what blocks or lack of skill you might have struggled with before.
Bring your notebook or other favorite writing materials (a laptop is permitted)
This hands-on workshop will lead you through the process of creating a physical vision for your future. If you've ever enjoyed making a vision board -- or struggled with the process because it was hard to connect deeply with your desires in a way that felt realistic -- this session will help you do something quite different! Victoria will guide you to tune into your intuition and listen to your deepest desires before crafting a visual board that reflects the life you deserve to create!
You will create your own unique multi-media art board that you will learn how to use in a meditative visualization process that can help you bring your dreams into physical reality. Fun, light-hearted, and revealing -- come prepared to play and connect with your imagination.
Please bring the following materials:
- large poster board
- your favorite magazines, catalogues - scissors
- paste or glue
- colored pencils or markers (glittery markers for added fun)
- (optional) paints, brushes, feathers, colored papers -- use your imagination!
Paul has been a practitioner, student and teacher of the Asian healing and contemplative movement arts for the past 30 years. He has studied in China, Los Angeles, and New York. He has taught and lectured at various locations throughout the greater South Shore and Cape Cod, Florida, and Los Angeles. Paul also founded and developed the Tai Qi program for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and has taught Tai Qi, Qi Qong, and Mindfulness Meditation to MS Patients and caregivers at the Hanover YMCA and Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA. He is currently working with Compassionate Care ALS in developing a similar program for caregivers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He is a practitioner of Oriental Bodywork Therapy specializing in Shiatsu, Thai and acupressure and is an enthusiast of herbal medicine. In addition, Paul is also an internationally registered Somatic Movement Therapist, certified in SomaSoul Somatic Expressive therapy and Shake Your Soul: The yoga of dance. He presently has a private bodywork and teaching practice in the greater Plymouth area and is the cofounder of Breathing Lotus Living Arts.
Come experience a session of meditative energy movement, healing, and meditation with Paul David Shea. He will share simple practices of grounding, clearing, and reviving your energy fields and lead a deeply relaxing guided meditation. You will leave feeling lighter, clearer, and more centered in your own creative energy.
Scott Stabile’s inspirational posts and videos have attracted a huge and devoted social media following. His previous works include Just Love, Iris, and the Li’l Pet Hospital series. Scott also wrote the feature film The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, an eye-opening experience he writes about in his latest book, Big Love.
A passionate speaker and love advocate, Scott runs daylong empowerment workshops nationally and internationally.
There is no relationship more important than the one we have with ourselves. Still, most of us don't give enough energy to self-love. We don't treat ourselves like our own best friends. We don't recognize how vital it is to fill our own cups first, so that we have more to offer others, and to offer our world. Let’s change that. In this workshop, we are going to explore the myriad opportunities we must root ourselves in self-love, as well as look at the habits we’ve developed that take us away from loving ourselves. As we focus on our thoughts, words, and actions, we’ll leave with many ideas and tools to turn us into our own biggest cheerleaders.
Please bring a journal or notebook, and a willingness to be honest (and gentle) with yourself.
Elissa Sydor is an artist, yoga teacher, ex-corporate ladder climber, and intuitive guide. She hears her intuition through art, dance, and restorative yoga, and teaches these Intuitive Practices to help others learn to do the same.
Elissa is the founder of SHE EVOLVES: A Sacred Sisterhood & Mastermind Collective. As a sacred space holder, she provides soul support to entrepreneurial healers & creative souls.
This gentle, intentional yoga practice is designed to nourish your mind, body, and nervous system. You will be guided through several restorative postures using props (think pillow yoga) and use gentle breathwork to arrive with presence, in your own inner sanctuary. In this stillness, inner wisdom, inspiration, peace and often bliss naturally bubble up to the surface of your awareness. This is a great practice to get you into the creative flow state!
We will close the class using essential oil to create a restorative take-home practice to use in your daily life.
Things to gather for class:
Didier has coached and served as a leadership consultant in a variety of fields including telecom, media and entertainment, labor, healthcare, electoral politics, education, philanthropy, and the social sector. He has worked with numerous teams to facilitate effective team alignment and capacity building, helping those teams grow and deliver powerfully on their missions. Throughout his career, he has worked with and through Good Wolf Group, Deloitte Consulting, Verizon Media, Echoing Green, The James Beard Foundation, and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Didier has also coached and taught on leadership at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Notre Dame.
Didier holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and a M.S. in Public Policy and Management, with a concentration in social entrepreneurship, from Carnegie Mellon University. He has completed post-graduate studies in Adaptive Leadership and Embodied Leadership, was trained in Co-Active Coaching at CTI, is certified to administer and debrief The Leadership Circle 360 assessment, and is a certified practitioner of sound healing and qigong. Didier was also selected for the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University.
With a voracious mind and an impactful presence, Didier continues to explore ways to apply his academic and creative background to his work with others. He is committed to advancing collective struggles towards equity and unity worldwide. With roots in Haiti, he lives in Los Angeles with his family.
In this closing keynote workshop, leadership and alignment teacher, Didier Sylvain will guide you in an exploration of your values, desires, and inner direction as a path forward in creating the life you were meant to live.
Join us to internalize a powerful new tool and framework for refreshing our lives and seeding possibilities for the year to come.
Please bring a notebook, pen – along with your open heart and imagination.