**Details on Classes and Workshops at Yesand Village coming soon.....** 

"Pain is more than physical, and healing happens on many levels. The sense of feel is an important part of healing: the ability to soften oneself and feel into pain, discomfort, and emotions that are held in our mind and body; to consciously "let go" of that which does not serve; and to integrate the lessons and allow for wholeness/oneness to occur within our being."

Deb Epstein - Expressive Wisdom

Creative Expression uses varied forms of self-expression: mark making, journaling, sound, movement, and guided meditation for inner guidance, self-discovery and self-healing. By learning how to connect to, and express from, the deeper parts of ourselves, we are able to transform and release what may be keeping us stuck, in fear, and not able to engage in our own experiences of life fully and wholeheartedly.

Not everything fits in words. Sometimes what we want to say just cannot find it's way out in only the limited form of language that is most commonly used in this day and age. But there are many ways to speak, and to be heard that are not limited to the lines and dots and set form of letters and word. Creative Expression is an opportunity to utilise other forms of self-expression to connect with self, others and the Universe as a whole. We are a part of everything, and everything is a part of us; interconnected and interdependent. By learning how to more deeply recognise and connect with this Wisdom, we are able to process, integrate, create, express and connect far more deeply. 

Processing is not always easy, in fact, more often than not, it is messy, and at times, painful. We are sold the idea that "enlightenment" means to be filled with light, but as Carl Jung stated:

"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The later procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular."

By working with Creative Expression, we are able to find our own ways to work with this process of Becoming rather than against it. We can learn how to constructively and creatively release that which no longer serves us, and to honour the process, and ourselves, as we go through it.