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Creating Artists’ Health provides opportunities for artists to work on creative projects with seasoned artist-facilitators and mentors. The programs are discipline-specific intensive workshops that prompt artistic responses to topics in artists’ health. Upcoming in 2019 Poetic HeARTwork writing workshop.  Scroll down to learn more and register.

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Writing for Wellness: Poetic Heartwork

March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2019

Aga Khan Museum, 2-4 pm

Series of 5 workshops: $35

Award winning artist and poet Timaj Garad will lead a 5-week series of workshops at the Aga Khan Museum on Sundays, 2-4 pm from March 17-April 14, 2019. The Poetic HeARTwork series cultivates well-being by deepening creative writing and wellness practices anchored in self-love; including body, mind, emotional, and spiritual domains, and strengthening our capacity towards radical self and community care. Participants in this program are invited to a deeper exploration of how poetry can inform and enhance their own well-being. The final session will focus on strengthening participants’ capacity towards radical self and community care and engage participants in a collaborative process of extending self-love to create thriving, resilient communities. This series is open to 15 artists of all disciplines and will focus on the following themes:

Week 1 – March 9 : Poetic Body Wisdom

Week 2 – March 16 : Teaching the Mind what the Heart knows

Week 3 – March 23 : The Balance of Letting go and Letting in

Week 4 – March 30 : Finding Purpose in the Poetic

Week 5 – April 6 : Heart to Heartwork: Re-imagining Community

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“I simply cannot believe that we have such an incredible resource in our city and I encourage every performing arts training institution to take advantage of it. Many of our students now use the services of The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre on a regular basis.”

- Paul de Jong, Theatre Performance Program

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Upcoming Workshops

STRESSED! Workshop Series

May 02, 2019

Stress is a tricky part of life. Too much of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. Too little of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. For artists, stress comes not only from the normal pressures of life, but also from the precarious nature of the arts sector which usually means too little time, ...

OVERWHELMED! Strategies to Regain Clarity ***Rescheduled***

February 13, 2019

Please note: New date/time ***February 13, 2019 4:30-6:30 pm    What’s this got to do with stress? Feeling overwhelmed is a particular aspect of stress. In this workshop, gain perspectives, tools and techniques to help overcome this specific stress experience. In this workshop, you can ...

COMPLEMENTARY! Live Well with Stress

March 06, 2019

What’s this got to do with stress? Explore a range of complementary care strategies such as Shiatsu Therapy, a Japanese massage involving pressure points, as well as acupressure, mindfulness and more to help you live well with stress. In this workshop, you can expect to: Understand how it is ...