Healing ARTS Workshops




Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life. - Picasso

Saturday, June 29, 2-8pm

How can we, as busy, working, aspiring, multi-tasking women deal with life’s abundant and overwhelming elements? Everything we need is already inside of us. By allowing ourselves the space to open, trust, move, and create, we can identify our strengths, tap into our inner wisdom, and heal the parts of ourselves that may feel cracked or broken under the many pressures of our lives. This half-day workshop offers the freedom and support to explore and discover the therapeutic properties of our innate wisdom and creative energies.

* Collaborative Circle 

* Guided Visualization

* Collage + Painting

* Journaling

* Gentle Yoga (all levels)

* Meditation

$140: Includes personal journal, instructional pages + personalized canvas to keep, dinner + wine.

Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.
- Alice Walker

Friday, July 19, 6-10pm

Enjoy a soft landing at the end of your week. Come renew your spirit and refresh your soul by cultivating some beautiful and restorative sensations and creations. This evening workshop offers the refuge and inspiration needed to safely sink into the moment and renew all parts of yourself. Each participant will create a 16” x 20” painting inspired  by Lauren’s style of “Spiritual Abstracts.”

* Restorative Yoga

* Meditation

* Painting


$100: Includes instructional pages + canvas to keep, dessert + wine.

Creative Empowerment:

Discovering the  Transformative 

Wisdom of




Details coming soon.

Whenever there is inspiration and enthusiasm, there is a creative empowerment that goes far beyond what a mere person is capable of.
- Eckhart Tolle

This special workshop is a deep, delicious dive into the natural creative wisdom of your own mind, body, and soul. Everything you need to understand, enliven, and revolutionize yourself is already inside of you--rooted in your own life experiences and perceptions. Inspire and support your personal evolution with empowering creative practices in a collaborative and supportive environment.

* Collaborative Circle

* Guided Visualization

* Mixed Media Painting OR Chalk Pastels

* Writing Exploration + Reflection

* Gentle Yoga Practice (all levels)

* Meditation

$140: Includes personal journal, inspirational booklet, and canvas to keep, dinner + wine.

Lauren Kushins

Artist . Teacher . Entrepreneur

Lauren is the co-founder of Art & Soul School of Creative & Performing ARTS. Her background is in using the arts to teach community well being. She has traveled internationally to Argentina, Jamaica and Mexico, providing social services through the use of the arts. Her bachelor's degree and master's work focused on using the arts in the social service sector.  Since inception, Art and Soul has served the Bay Area for over a 17 years and has reaching over 40 schools and tens of thousands of children. She has been an educator for the past twenty years and has been teaching Art for the past twenty. Lauren loves to incorporate mosaics, painting and oil pastels into her personal artwork which she calls “Spiritual Abstractions.”

 Deneene Bell

Writer . Teacher . Yogini

Deneene is a freelance writer and yoga instructor with an M.A. in Composition and RYT® 200 certification. She’s taught creative and expository writing at SFSU and Stanford, and has also worked as a book editor, copywriter, and college essay adviser. She  has been practicing yoga for 20 years and is certified in Shri Yoga—a synthesis of traditions that emphasizes alignment while honoring the body’s natural intelligence through mindful practice. She writes, practices yoga, and facilitates women's circles for continued personal and professional discovery and fulfillment and to connect with others who seek to understand and develop their own spirits and motivations.

All workshops are held at
9064 Brooks Rd. S.
Windsor, CA 95492
For more information, email us at:
Or call:
Lauren: 925.324.4016
Deneene: 707.696.6949
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