- ENTERING INTO EMPTINESS a weekend intensive workshop in mindfulness-based improvisation June 27/28 led by Melanya Helene The creative process is an act ofMessage 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2009View SourceENTERING INTO EMPTINESSa weekend intensive workshop in mindfulness-based improvisationJune 27/28led by Melanya HeleneThe creative process is an act of entering into emptiness and discovering what emerges from moment to moment.We begin with things as they are,discovering:a deepened awareness of ourselves:our bodies, sensations, emotions and thoughts - a heightened sense of others and our relationship to other people and our environment.
By yielding to our natural empathy
we begin to tap into the creative potential of both the individual and the ensemble - discovering connection, meaning, story;
a collective dream
This intensive workshop will introduce the fundamentals of free form - attending to sensation and movement in the body and deliberation - being present in the moment mindfully through all the senses. We allow these basic practices to lead us into wakeful relationship with ourselves, each other, and our environment through presence, movement, speech and sound. In this way we seek to embody mindfulness, fearlessness and kindness.Saturday June 27 10am - 5pm and Sunday June 28 10am - 1pmcost: $75at The Brooklyn Bay Performance Space in SE Portlandto register call 503.258.9000email melanya@...for directions (you will need them)