SOULISTRY is the coined word of a book (Soulistry: Artistry of the Soul) as well as workshops, retreats and speaking engagements all mean to help connect the ordinary with the extraordinary … spirituality and creativity … art and soul in new, playful, creative and innovative ways.

Soulistry Workshops are designed to be fun, easy, relaxing (as assists in de-stressing), creative and help make the connection between creativity and spirituality.  No ‘art experience’ necessary – at all!

They can be modified to meet the needs of the group – workshop format or retreat format; day-long, weekend or week-long length; groups of 4 – 10; larger groups (10+).

Feel free to contact me for more information
junemaffin@gmail.com   or   june@soulistry.com

Some of the retreats and workshops offered by Soulistry include:

A Spirituality of Play (all-day or weekend workshop/retreat)
An opportunity to experience playful creativity in a safe, nurturing environment, participants will explore both several techniques and discover the “child-within” in a gentle and delightful way that deepens their sense of spirituality.

Awakening the Creative Spirit
As the ‘ordinary’ is transformed into the sacred, artistic soul-space is created, creativity is re-awakened, playful nature is released and spirituality is enriched in new ways.

Book Making
Simple-and easy-to-make books will be created in a fun and playful atmosphere.

Card-Making
Create your own handmade cards using simple and fun techniques in an atmosphere of play, learning and fun.

Clowning (weekend workshop/reatreat)
Mime, music, creative spirituality journaling, movement, laughter and silence are interwoven in the creation of a personal clown as a ministry of clowning is nurtured.

Creative Spirituality Journaling
In a quiet and sacred experience of artistic reflection, renewal and creativity, discover how ‘sight’ becomes ‘insight’ and uncover the invisible presence of the holy in the visible world and within.

H(art)ful Spirit (weekend workshop/retreat)
Spirit captures heart and mind as joy and creativity-within are discovered while working with a spiritual advisor, published author and Creative Spirituality Artist who encourages that intangible soul-essence of life in a variety of artistic experiences.

Mandala Creative Workshop
Mandalas have been used around the world as a form of mindfulness and creativity for centuries.  The Mandala (a Sanskrit word for sacred circle) is both a process and a tool that can bring us to a place of inspired creativity and deepened spirituality. The primary intention of the Mandala is to fully open ourselves to “being present” in the artistic process rather than creating a finished product. The Mandala process provides simple techniques to experience creative self-expression and feelings of stillness, peace and spiritual renewal.

Paper Marbling
Explore the child-within and play with saran wrap, shaving cream, felt markers, coloured inks, water, pastel chalks in new ways as beautiful one-of-a-kind marbled paper is created.

Mother-Daughter Fun
Through exploration of a fun, easy art technique and group discussion, this workshop encourages mothers and daughters together, to ignite their creative nature as their relationship is strengthened.

Paper Design Techniques (Stained Glass Paper; Paste Paper; Bleach Paper)
Design your own paper (using a different technique each workshop).

This fun workshop requires no art skill or training.  Wonderful results turn into unique  handmade cards, book covers, place cards, wrapping paper, placemats, bookmarks and more (!) helping to make the connection between creativity and spirituality.

ZenDoodles
Come to a ZenDoodle workshop and leave with a new easy-to-do artform that will delight and amaze you, nurture your spiritual journey, provide countless hours of playful and gentle relaxation and stimulate your muse in the creation of unique greeting cards, paintings, calligraphy,
envelopes and more!
                             


TESTIMONIALS:

Soulistry workshop and retreat participants write …

“Soulistry awakened my creativity and supported my quest for spiritual awakening, understanding and enthusiasm for life.”
Liz Carter, British Columbia

“June offered enormous generosity, many skills and procedures to help me on my way … I feel I have wings!”
Jane Fyles, Ontario

“I discovered exciting new ways to be creative.”
Krista Tearne, Victoria, British Columbia

“Soulistry has been an extraordinary breakthrough for me.”
Ana Martinez, northern British Columbia

“I enjoyed the open and free spirit, the challenge to do a variety of things with directions, but in my own way.”
Nina Brown, Alberta

“I would highly recommend June’s workshops for anyone looking for a unique way to explore their creativity and spirituality.”
Judith Coleman, Diocese of B.C., Anglican Church of Canada

“June provided a seamless, well-organized afternoon demonstrating the skills of a master teacher.  Using a combination of her own self-disclosure, literary (journal) prompts and an artistic technique, each participant was encouraged to think about and express herself in terms of her own creative spirituality.  June was able to illuminate the concept in a fluid, cheerful, relaxed manner and keep us engaged in the process.  We all went away much enriched in our personal spiritual and creative journeys.
Linda Dominy, Victoria

“Art is not a natural activity for me, but June’s ability to nurture the creativity within had me not only happily participating but also delighting in the freedom to express my spirituality in a new medium.”
Barbara Coleman, President, Diocesan ACW (Anglican Church Women)

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