Opening Our Creative Channels
Summer 2024… dates to be announced. Join my email list to be in the loop and receive updates.
Over four days, we will explore what it looks and feels like to open up our creative channels and create from an embodied place. Through journaling practices, embodiment exercises, and visual art workshops, we will move through blocks and create space for our creativity to flow.
We will deepen our self-awareness and ability to connect with and express ourselves, while also connecting with each other and collaborating to create together.
“Weeks after the retreat has ended, it continues to resonate powerfully. With each day’s series of exercises, I became more attuned to nature, more attentive to my body’s sensations, and increasingly conscious of my own creative process. Emma and Brooks created a balanced, relaxed sense of camaraderie with opportunities for deep personal exploration. I returned home feeling more engaged with my life – with valuable insights into my creative process and a renewed desire to make art.”
~ Karen S.
“The whole event loosened me up, by having been given strategies and practices to get out of my head, and into my senses and body awareness to then draw and paint uninhibitedly, and being less encumbered by expectation. The natural setting in which this retreat takes place is magical, engaging and relaxing. Emma and Brooks created a well thought out curriculum for development allowing for customized approaches for individual participants. I am looking forward to the next retreat.”
~ Erik S.
Emma Schurink is passionate about guiding people to tune into their intuition and embody their authentic selves so they can live meaningfully and connect deeply with others and the world. She is an empowerment coach and an embodiment facilitator, certified in spiritual and life coaching. She is also in her second of three years of training to be a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner. Emma is also a charcoal artist and loves to work with her hands. Emma resides in Searsmont, Maine where she works with people one-on-one and in groups.
Brooks Frederick is a community educator and visual artist motivated by the poetic depiction of light and color. His artwork can be found in private and public collections across the globe. Brooks has facilitated workshops in the United States and France for 20 years, assisting artists to develop studio strategies that encourage growth and confidence. He currently teaches both at Adelphi University and privately, and maintains an art studio practice in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.