This experiential course, taught in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota as both a freshman seminar ARTS 1912 and regular art department course ARTS 1202, offers a dynamic mix of art and kundalini yoga with the goal of tapping into one's natural creativity, developing self-awareness, and cultivating a strong sense of embodiment, intuitive intelligence, and connection to self. Each class opens with yoga and meditation, which leads into guided creative exercises with various art materials and modalities, and ends with structured time to share. Calming the mind/body and centering into self-presence at the beginning, participants experience a more expansive sense of mind/body/spirit and it is from this place that we explore the creative process.
This class is for all levels: although welcome, no previous art or yoga experience is necessary. Most important is an open mind and a willingness to experiment with creative and somatic practices.