Friday, 18 December 2015

Opening to the Wisdom of the Heart - January 30 2016

Opening to the Wisdom of the Heart

In many cultures the word for heart is synonymous with mind, and wisdom is understood as centered in the heart. This workshop will explore the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental dimensions of the heart and introduce somatic processes that expand heart awareness. We will draw on heart teachings from Indigenous, Buddhist and Christian traditions that support the felt sense of the loving compassionate heart. The workshop will include experiential anatomy of the heart, embodied meditation, art-making and movement.

Where:        Royston Community Hall, Old Island Highway – wheelchair accessible
When:         Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10 am to 5:00 pm.
Cost:           $25 to $50 sliding scale

Bring your own lunch or visit the coffee shop next door for soup and sandwiches. Light refreshments will be provided.


Denise Nadeau is a dance-movement therapist, spiritual companion, and educator whose work in the past twenty years has combined expressive arts with spiritual practice in the recovery of the sacredness of the body. She has trained in BodyMind Psychotherapy, the Halprin Life-Art Process, and Relational Trauma Therapy, and has worked in many interfaith and intercultural contexts. She has discovered that the healing of the heart involves an embodied spiritual practice.

Nicole Crouch
is an art therapist living in the Comox Valley. She has a Masters in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University. She has been working in the arts and in community development for over ten years. She believes that the heart speaks in dreams and images. And that making art about these can help connect to the language of the heart.

To register or for more information: contact Denise at

            or Nicole at

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