Albert Einstein
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
D. W. Winnicott
It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.
Carl Jung
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect alone but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.



This workshop focuses on the lost art of play. Free play in children and adults is a transformative process that fosters creativity and imagination. Play is a transformative process. “As if” games and other acts of “imitation” promote important skills like perspective taking and empathy. Make-believe games and fairy tales serve as a “container” of sorts for projecting our feelings allowing us to learn to process and transform them.

Getting “lost in the moment”, we side step the ego’s over control its expectations... we live in the flow of life. Dance, music, athletics, connecting with nature can all be doorways to the “ever present moment”. Using a combination of lessons and experiential techniques including guided meditation, this presentation teaches how to live in the flow of life by enhancing feelings of gratitude, enthusiasm, and bliss. These are not simply physical techniques, they are a shift in the attitude of the heart.


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