Art/Heart Centred Introduction to Dream Yoga
A 5 week Heart/Arts based introduction to dream yoga.
This workshop around dreams, uses art and meditation to explore dreams as ways for personal and spiritual evolution. Participants will learn about the neurophysiology of dreams, according to Neuro Scientist Stephen LaBerge and Carl Jung's approach to dreams. The workshop also introduces participants to dream yoga, some of its meditations and basic techniques to develop lucid dreaming. My approach to dream work is heart centred, so there will be heart centred meditations and work with the feelings of the dream. Other expected activities will include dream journaling, dream sharing, and arts-based methods of working with dreams, involving drawing and painting.
We will meet and work in the evenings (8.45 PM to 10.45 PM) and each session concludes with a Yoga Nidra while lying down, preparing you to fall asleep and eventually remember your dreams.
Traditional Dream Yoga is a yoga of the mind that uses advanced lucid dreaming methods to utilize sleep and dreams, as tools to self-knowledge and spiritual evolution.I was introduced to the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition of dream yoga since 2015 through the work of B Alan Wallace and also Charlie Morley. I have since then developed my own unique way of working with dreams, using art and embodiment, operating from the heart.
There will be recordings of the sessions for any missed days.
The workshop will happen online on zoom.
50 £ for the whole course
(concessions available, please email me if needed).
Click to see gallery of previous sessions of workshop
with drawings of dreams.
About Maria Lusitano
I am Maria Lusitano, an artist, energy healer and teacher. My unique line of work weaves western science, spirituality, energy medicine, heart-centred mystical practices and art. I concluded a Master in fine art and then a PhD at the University of Westminster in 2015. I also hold a degree in Medicine concluded in 1997 (Portugal, EU) and was a practising doctor for 10 years. Since 2011 I engaged in a focused spiritual journey, and relentless quest for truth, working with Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen teachings, and exploring Sufism, both traditions working with dreams, 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 introduction to dream yoga workshops, 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."