M I N D I N G THE SENSES

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O B S E R V E + E X P L O R E + C R E A T E

 

MINDING THE SENSES workshops & excursions are based on the simple idea of observing.  Taking the time to slow down, check in and bring awareness to our senses in how it relates to ourselves, others and all that surrounds us. In doing this, we can begin to learn to live a more fuller and authentic life in the present moment.

Learn to become A WITNESS to not only to yourself but to the people you cross paths with,  the spaces and places that you encompass, the sounds, the lights & shadows,  to the inhales and the exhales.  

YOU- This exploration begins with you.  This mindfulness practice will first take notice of our breath, thoughts, and all the sensations that we experience physically, and emotionally. Simply becoming aware to what is, without adding or subtracting to the experience. Once we have grounded and found our base, we can expand outward to include others.  

OTHERS- Especially in urban spaces, we are reminded daily that we are not alone. We share the space and energy with others. The MINDING THE SENSE practice reserves time to teach us the importance of making connections within our community, the people we have and pass in our lives. Through the conscious practice of making eye contact daily with others, we can build more stronger, authentic relationships and experiences.

SURROUNDINGS- These workshops bring special focus to observing the simple but beautiful details that make up the landscape of our lives. Taking time to reflect on what you see, hear, feel, taste and smell, as the moments unfold. Finding beauty in the mundane, and places that we least expect. To becoming a better witness to your direct experience that makes up our day to day.

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MINDING THE SENSES experiences are set in beautiful, artistic, historical and culturally rich urban landscapes around the world. Places and spaces where you can relax, nourish creativity and become inspired. These retreats are seeking to immerse you in the local culture and rituals that these vibrant urban spaces can provide. As well as be inspired by the local artists and artisans. We will celebrate the food and drink as a art, but also as important fuel for our bodies. Eating healthy, seasonal, and locally home grown food.

 My mission is not only to awaken the artist within by inspiring and nourishing your own creativity and desires but to proudly support each community that we will encompass. Incorporating the locals into the adventures whenever possible and giving back to these urban landscapes in order to be able to enjoy them for years to come.

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This invitation goes out to you, the observers of life. There is no limits or barriers to whom can attend. If you are seeking to slow down and bring more awareness to your life, others and all that surrounds you, then I invite you to join me on this journey.

My hopes… for these adventures is too provide a space for people to let go, relax, create, and connect.  It has always been my intention in life to live my dreams and passions and in doing so want to inspire others to do the same. I can't wait to hear from you…

The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of fishes. His passion and his profession are to become one flesh with the crowd. For the perfect flâneur, for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world
— Charles Baudelaire