A weekend workshop exploring movement & painting in nature
Enjoy deep immersion in the stillness and beauty of nature, embodying responses to both garden and forest through movement, painting and mindful presence.
Guided movement practice encourages opening to the body’s intelligence and imagination. The painting process emerges from the intuitive self rather than from what is seen with the eye. It is a spontaneous and freeing process that releases vital creativity, rich imagination and has the potential for personal insights, transformation, and coming home to our true nature.
7th & 8th September 2019
Pond Cottage Friston Place Nr Eastbourne BN20 0AL
£150 with accommodation & breakfast
£120 without accommodation
For more details and booking please contact:
mayacockburn(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
Freeing Your Elemental Self
Enjoy deep immersion in the stillness and beauty of this wild landscape, tuning into your sensing body through breath, mindful presence and embodiment. This week is a journey of self-discovery through natural movement practice,
witnessing, stillness, art making, laughter and singing – calling up your wild and magnificent elemental self to express vitality, creativity, spirit and imagination. Nature generously mirrors aspects of our life, bringing to awareness personal
imagery and inner dynamics. Through movement and art making you can explore emerging themes within a supportive, non-judgemental space for blossoming, growth and transformation.
17th-24th June 2020
£550 shared accommodation, food & tuition
£675 single accommodation, food & tuition
Max 8 people
Contact: mayacockburn(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
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“Sometimes the movement part of the process connects to a sort of abstract cosmic place. The paintings come as a complete surprise – it’s such an amazing process! Thank you so much Maya
Painting by workshop participant
“It’s as if moving from the body makes the non physical internal stuff visible and tangible, and bringing it out onto paper anchors the experience then re-absorbs it and integrates it again. The aspect of me that appears in your workshops has shown her face and told me that I am courageous, strong, beautiful and perfect just as I am. Thank you Maya, I am really grateful for what today has brought me.”
Self Portrait. Lynda
“I really felt as if my body told me a story in this painting, it said ‘don’t worry, everything is going to be allright’. I feel reassured that I’m treading the right path, I just need to trust this message from myself“
Painting by workshop participant on ‘Coming Home’ workshop
“The painting workshop with Maya was a wonderful way to reconnect with a wiser, stronger and more surprising part of myself.”
‘Archetypes and Symbols’ workshop participant
Maya’s workshop is amazing, it is an opportunity to move from a place of no fixed identity and no preconceptions and she skilfully leads us to that place through the alternation between moving and painting. This was a totally inspiring experience helping me to get back in touch with my creative self and recover my authentic self which had been buried under some difficult layers but which I saw emerge through the visuals I was painting. Thank you Maya!
Archetypes & Symbols. Amanda
There was a sense of ease, of liberation, of exploration and intimacy, which “held” us all; enabling us to be open and free and courageous in revealing ourselves both to ourselves and each other. Maya has a rare gift. She is an “enabler”, a true catalyst…it’s as if her own journey and experience is there with us in the room as she “accompanies” us rather than leads or facilitates in the traditional sense. It’s because she knows the territory experientially that she is able to be there for us in a particular way.
Create your Vision for 2017. Adrienne