Art/Heart Centred Dream Workshop
A 5 week Heart/Arts based introduction to dreamwork.
This workshop around dreams explores dreams as ways for personal and spiritual evolution. My approach to dream work is heart centred, so there will also be work with embodiment and the feelings of dreams.
Some of the expected activities will include dream journaling, dream sharing, and arts-based methods of working with dreams, involving drawing and word association. No artistic practice is necessary.
We will cover briefly the neurophysiology of dreams, according to Neuro Scientist Stephen LaBerge, and work with Carl Jung's approach to dreams. We will work with some of the most common symbology appearing in dreams, such as animals, people, situations, symbols.
The workshop will also introduce participants to the Tibetan tradition of dream yoga, some of its meditations, and basic techniques to develop lucid dreaming.
We will meet and work in the evenings (7.30 PM to 9.30 PM) and each session concludes with a Yoga Nidra while lying down, preparing you to fall asleep and eventually remember your dreams.
The workshop will happen online on zoom.
50 £ for the whole course
(concessions available, please email me if needed).
There will be dream sharing and some exercises with active imagination.
Click to see gallery of previous sessions of workshop
with drawings of dreams.
I am Maria Lusitano, an artist, heart centered energy healer, teacher, and mother. My unique line of work weaves heart-centered mystical practices and art. I concluded a Master in fine art and then a Ph.D. at the University of Westminster in 2015. I also hold a degree in Medicine concluded in 1997 (Portugal, EU), and was a practicing doctor for 10 years. Since 2011 I have engaged on a focused spiritual journey, and relentless quest for truth, working with Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen teachings, exploring Sufism, and western mystical practices, leading to a spiritual awakening in 2016.
My spiritual awakening was just the beginning of a profoundly humbling experience, that led me towards more embodied heart-centred meditative practices, by attending Helios Foundation and participating in their enlightenment intensive retreats.
I facilitated various arts-based workshops weaving art and spirituality such as introduction to dream yoga, drawing and soul, and others, both in London and Portugal since 2015, in art museums (MAAT Lisbon) Artist-run spaces (Iklecktik, Nomadic School), Universities (Goldsmiths University) and in my studio.
"The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul."