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Evocative photographs can create a bridge between the outside world and our inner journey, and writing about these photographs can further illuminate paths to personal discovery. In this workshop, we’ll explore our relationship to the natural world through photographing the sights and landscapes we discover in Rock Creek Park, the lovely refuge
Often, to protect ourselves from the exhaustion and anxiety endemic to our culture, we hide behind our professional armor and social mask, losing our sense of connection to others and our deepest selves. We’ll use this day of simple, accessible movement, yoga breathing, and meditation to prepare ourselves for the fullness of the Symposium.
Do you know all of Seinfeld’s routines by heart? When you hear Ellen DeGeneres speak, do you feel like she’s your long lost twin? If you’ve ever dreamed of wielding a microphone at a standup comedy club, this light-hearted, experiential workshop is for you---it’ll sharpen your wits, free up your mind, and bring into focus the best coping tool we have.
Thursday All Day • Mindfulness meditation can help us reduce stress, manage pain, and expand our capacity to joyfully embrace life. This workshop, led by teachers ordained by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, will introduce you to the art
Word-oriented as we are, we lose sight of the fact that our minds follow our bodies, and that whether we’re feeling tense and tired, or fluid and relaxed, the body is the doorway to the brain, not vice versa. In this experiential workshop, you’ll discover how to use physical movement to invigorate your body and teach your brain how to experience positive states
Watercolor isn’t an arcane art form limited to a few professional artists, but a creative vehicle that can deepen the imaginative powers of anyone who dips a brush into paint and applies the colors of the imagination to paper. In this workshop, designed for novices and experienced artists alike, you’ll explore the elements of this engaging medium.
Each of us has within ourselves a wellspring of creativity, spiritual connection, and imaginative power, but many of us don’t know how to tap into these resources. In this workshop, we’ll explore the Focusing method developed by psychologist Eugene Gendlin that’ll help you connect with these natural sources of vitality by experiencing your “felt sense”
If you’ve ever longed to be a more dynamic---or just more comfortable---public speaker, here’s your chance to hone your skills and bring out the inner performer in you. You’ll learn the essentials of breath control, body language, and stage presence as you participate in a wide range of fun exercises that'll help you get comfortable with your voice and your body.
Clay is the raw substrate of creation; the dense, earthy matter from which our human form emerged. Touching, smoothing, and molding its damp solidity puts us in touch with something primal about ourselves and our existence. In this workshop, we’ll evoke our creativity through the medium of clay, combined with guided visualizations and small-group work.