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Please note: The room will open at 1:45pm. Please arrive early to get settled for the workshop which will start promptly at 2pm. No one will be admitted into the session after 2:10pm.

In "Meditation for Creative Expression" sound healing practitioner and meditation teacher, Lavender Suarez, will guide participants through a series of introductory exercises to explore how meditating can help inspire creativity. Participants will be guided through calming exercises such as mindful breathing and gentle movement alongside writing and drawing prompt exercises to assist in facilitating an expressive and clear mind. Lavender will lead a sound bath (a meditative concert with live gong and singing bowl playing) to further assist participants in feeling relaxed and uplifted to conclude the workshop.

We recommend participants bring yoga mats to lie down on during the sound bath portion of the workshop for additional comfort. However, we will provide a few for those who do not have them. We will provide paper and pens/pencils, but participants may feel free to bring their own.

This workshop will run every Sunday in January 2020, with sessions on 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26. The series is structured so that participants may attend all, some, or one of the workshops. Space is extremely limited.

Lavender Suarez is a sound & energy healing practitioner and educator. Lavender regularly facilitates sound healing workshops and has been a featured presenter at The Rubin Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, MoMA PS1, Maha Rose, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Wanderlust Yoga Festival. In the spring of 2016, she taught a ten-week class for children about the scientific and artistic aspects of sound. Lavender is a certified member of the Sound Healers Association and is certified in Tibetan Usui Reiki.

Meditation for Creative Expression is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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