website of Maria Lusitano
Visual Artist, Lecturer
"There is only one question: how to love this world." Mary Oliver
A 5 week Arts based introduction to dreamwork.
This workshop around dreams explores dreams as ways for personal and spiritual evolution. My approach to dream work weaves various practices and is also informed by the ancient practice of Dream Yoga.
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, the work of Carl Jung around dreams and some of the most common symbology appearing in dreams, such as animals, people, situations, symbols.
The workshop will also introduce participants to the basics of 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 might conclude with a Yoga Nidra while lying down, preparing you to fall asleep and eventually remember your dreams.
The workshop will happen online on zoom and at studio ( west London).
5 SMONDAYS: 6th , 13th, 20th 27th February 2023.
from 7 to 9 PM (London time)
60 £ 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."