Medicine painting workshops are more than a paint class. They are an opportunity to go on a medicine journey where paint and canvas are the mediums. These workshops are offered in a one-one-one setting, allowing you to dive deep into a healing process in an area of life that is seeking shift and is that ready to open to greater awareness.
Each class is facilitated by Cristin True Whiting, Intentional Creativity teacher, psychologist, shamanic practitioner, and yoga teacher. True's breadth of experience and training allows her to lead participants through a deep exploration of themselves, guiding them into expanded awareness of their consciousness and wisdom through the oracle of the painting they create.
Workshops are eight hours, divided into two four-hour sessions across two consecutive days. In addition to painting, you will be guided in meditations and journeys, journaling, and wanders on the landscape. Sessions may also include yogic movement and individual Systemic Constellations as would facilitate your process.
True has taught these workshops to people with no painting experience and to people with formal art training. No two workshops are the same because True tailors them to facilitate each participant's inquiry, adapting the process moment to moment to meet the shifts in co-creative consciousness.
The cost for each workshop is $640 + $60 to cover the cost of supplies. This includes 8-hours of personalized instruction with a workshop created uniquely for your to facilitate the intention you seek for your workshop. It also includes all of the materials you will need for painting: paint, canvas, brushes and other tools. Students provide a journal and pen, their own snacks, and clothes appropriate for painting.
Two paths are currently offered in these workshops: Explorations in Consciousness and The Archetype of The Lover. You can find more information about them in the Paths section.
Yoga & Meditation
You may have heard that yoga is a good way to get in shape, and in many ways that it true. Yoga has a wide range of benefits for the body. It increases strength and flexibility.
It improves circulation and balances overall body alignment. This often results in increased energy and ease of movement.
Despite it’s physical benefits, yoga can be thought of as a “work-in” rather than a work out. The practice of yoga guides us to have an ever-deepening contact with ourselves. Specific breath practices (pranayama) are used to guide body movements and postures (asana). In this way, yoga is a moving meditation.
The practices of asana and pranayama also bring balance and clarity to our minds. Breath and body awareness bring focus to the mind thereby increasing concentration, calming thoughts, and mellowing intense emotions. At times, powerful emotions can be experienced as the body and mind release, realign, and strengthen. In this way, yoga is a potent complementary healing tool for those dealing with emotional unease, grief, trauma and addictions.
Untitled, 2022, True
In addition to these physical, mental and emotional benefits, yoga works on the spiritual plane as well. Practitioners often describe experiencing a powerful and intimate sense of Oneness and connection through yoga, meditation and breath practices. Having said that, yoga is not a religion, nor does it contradict or replace the religious or spiritual practices that one already holds. Though yoga has its own language and phrasing that have arisen from the cultural context in which it was born, this wisdom is easily translatable into agnostic, Judeo-Christian, and spirituality that transcends belief structures and systems.
Said another way, yoga, meditation and breath practices allow us to root deeply with the source of creation and vitality that is both within and that surrounds us.
The fee for private yoga class is $60 for a one-hour session.