The new workshops I am developing connect film, creativity, meditation, healing and Nature connection for a more whole way of expression; in times of climate change and mass extinction, I wish to offer workshops close to Nature to allow a deeper connection with the elements and the natural world, as well as to slow down in preparation for in depth inner work and relaxed creativity. In these workshops & retreats, I wish to integrate my experience as a filmmaker, healer and Earth protector, bringing together a diversity of practices that I have been developing such as shiatsu, reiki, permaculture, meditation, qi gong, shamanism, care work, music, writing, photography as well as my work, studies and research on trauma, eco-psychology, spiritual ecology and sacred activism. Whenever possible I will invite guests, international experts or local artists to bring in their wisdom and experiences.
Vision of a school
My dream is to create a space to encourage intuition, rest, balance and transformation by being present on the land and let things unfold, and inspire people to listen creatively to their own need for self-care and compassion.
I would like to set up a small alternative school where this can happen consistently in a sustainable way, where I can live and work, in harmony with the land, while offering alternative education (retreats, in person and online workshops) and offer Shiatsu / Reiki and healing treatments, with a focus on trauma healing, resilience, self-awareness, meditation, contemplative practices, and creativity.
The aim of the school is to work with individuals and small groups, on personal healing, renewal and growth, through arts, film, meditation and healing arts, in harmony with Nature, for the care of the Earth, humans and all beings.
I have been teaching since 2004, in London and Lisbon (Victoria & Albert Museum, Space Studios, C.E.M, Restart, etc) inspiring and empowering participants to find their own voice and expression through creativity, images and film language. However this is a completely new and holistic approach that I am develloping.
See below Retreats and Workshop's ideas / descriptions.
If you can offer space, host a retreat, or support this vision email me.