Embodied Expression: Yoga & Painting

with Laurie Skantzos and Jacqueline Gilbey

Saturday July 6, 9am – 1pm

$65 + hst (includes materials) Register Now

Yoga takes us into the body with mindful awareness and curiosity. Painting reveals in colour and texture what we find there. This workshop will guide us through gentle movement and meditation combined with painting exercises to help us express our inner and outer landscapes. No yoga or painting experience necessary!

Don’t go outside your house to see the flowers.
My friend, don’t bother with that excursion.
Inside your body there are flowers.
One flower has a thousand petals.
That will do for a place to sit.
Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty
inside the body and out of it,
before gardens and after gardens.

Laurie’s contemporary, process driven painting is largely inspired by the interactions of colour, shape and application. She studied fine art at theUniversity of Waterloo and her work is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario.She regularly participates in shows such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and International Affordable Art Fairs with Spence Gallery. Laurie’s work is included in private and public collections across North America, Europe and Asia.She works from her studio in Elora Ontario where she is the resident artist at Elora Centre For The Arts.Laurie also teaches sessions at the Guelph School of Art, Elora Centre for theArts, and a week long intensive during the summer at the Wellington CountyMuseum. She offers private and semi-private classes in her studio. The focus is on building a visual vocabulary of tools and techniques while further establishing each participant’s unique voice.

Jacqueline’s practice and study come from the awareness and compassion teachings from the Buddhist and Yoga traditions. Her yoga training comes from a mix of traditions and perspectives; primarily from the methods of Vanda Scaravelli, Jayelle Lindsay, Hart Lazer, and from her various teachers and colleagues. She has taught and facilitated several meditation groups in the Guelph community since the late ’80s. Jacqueline’s classes reflect her own intention to find freedom in the body, heart, and mind with wisdom and kindness. Together with her husband, Ken Hood, she is co-director of Arrive Yoga & Mindfulness.