CREATIVE MAGIC WORKOUT (LIVE IN PDX): Feb 27 – Apr 3, 2017
Mondays 2-4pm @ Shanti Om Yoga (St. Johns in Portland, Oregon)
Join a small band of brave, curious seekers as we use our imaginations to bring joy and clarity and wildflower mayhem into the world. We will share our big dreams and brainstorm ways to make them real and possible, working through obstacles and celebrating mistakes and triumphs together.
+ We will come up with creative projects to channel what we want (no talent required!)
+ We will cast What If spells to create the world we want to live in
+ We will check in about our projects as they evolve and hit obstacles
+ We will charm the inner trolls guarding our bridges to the unknown
+ We will summon the champions we need to urge us onward
+ We will brag about our mistakes, frustrations and epic failures
+ We will cast As If spells to create our own sense of beloved community in the world
Cost: $180. Space limited. Scholarships available, don’t be shy about asking.
Register >>> HERE
* NOTE: if you don’t live in Portland or can’t take this class, there is an online version of the Creative Magic Workout starting April 3 that you can participate in at your own pace from anywhere in the world.
What will happen to you as a result of doing this work?
I can’t tell you exactly. I can tell you that for me, when I give myself time and space to explore what I want creatively, things change. When I do this with other people, that’s when the magic happens. You have compatriots to show you where you are blind, what makes you special, what is blocking you and what is easier than you think.
By the end of 6 weeks, you’ll be deeply immersed in a creative project whose momentum carries you with it.
A warning: this work can stir up powerful forces. Things might shift in a way you were not expecting. Consider this a call to action: if it speaks to you and the time is right, you’ll know, and you’ll find a way to make it happen.
“There’s no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t.”– Brené Brown (from: to live a creative life)
Who is leading this?
“Coach Helma has an amazing gift for balancing firm and gentle facilitation and creating workshops that are both wildly funny and sincere.”
Hello! I am Faith Helma, creative guide, coach, performance artist and professional wild card. I am the creator and facilitator of these creative magic workouts.
For years, I created plays from scratch with my theatre ensemble, led physical and vocal training, and taught workshops for actors, singers and theater creators. I taught them how to fully use their bodies and voices, tap directly into their creative impulses, develop rapport with the audience and enter into that elusive state some call stage presence (and I call magic).
You might read all that and think, wow, doing creative things comes easy to her. She’s a naturally creative person. It’s not like that for me. Let me assure you: it does not come easy for me. I’m awkward, I doubt myself, I fall out of alignment. Every single brave thing I’ve done has been accompanied by terror and second guessing and a whole lot of mistakes. I didn’t go to grad school to get my MFA — instead, I have a PhD in learning the hard way. That’s 15 years of active creative work, group building, failure and trying things out. There is a reason I have developed so many exercises for overcoming fear, remembering what you already know, realigning with your inner power, charming the trolls that block you from your dreams, celebrating failure and summoning inner and outer champions: because I need to do these things every single day!
So that’s why I’m so passionate about this. I want to see all of us (myself included) living courageous, creative and connected lives. I want to do my part to create a beloved community of magical, heart-centered activists.