Self-care: Especially During the Pandemic!
Learn how the mind, body, spirit connection can restore and maintain your creative flow during this challenging time.
Build your self-care, wellness kit to cope with stress, disrupted sleep, overeating, confusion, frustration, sadness and loss due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
CTLE Credits: 4.5
Cost: $75 with a 50% discount for alumni
Class Schedule (must attend all 3 sessions):
- Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
About the Speakers
Nina Tantillo Elton has developed innovative programs to integrate art therapy, visual arts, creative movement, and the power or the imagination. She is an experienced expressive arts therapist who has worked with foster care children, all ages on the autism spectrum, the elderly with Alzheimers, and with clients in hospice, drug rehabilitation facilities, and the juvenile justice system. Elton is a certified yoga instructor with Katonah Yoga, NYC. She has published articles related to the transformational properties of including the arts in our lives.
Machi Tantillo is a certified Reiki Level 3 Practitioner based out of NYC. Machi is trained in the Mikao Usui Reiki lineage. She came to Reiki along side careers in Animation, Solar Energy installation and Millinery. She loves Reiki because it teaches the body to self-heal, is clean and powerful, and clears blocked energy out, out, out! Machi is now training in Therapeutic Touch and Qigong. She is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and NAPH (National Association of Professional Healers). Her private practice is online at www.reikimachi.com.
Alexis Elton is an artist who uses site-as-material to form connections between handwork and the shared experience. Her work is situated where art and agrarian systems meet with aims to create ephemeral sensory encounters. As a farmer and adobe builder, her artwork is informed by the field; likewise, fieldwork is Alexis’ creative practice.
From 2008-2015, Alexis co-operated Jubilee Farm in Chimayo, a rural village in Northern New Mexico. There she maintained a studio in the oldest Plaza in the U.S., a historic building made from adobe bricks. Committed to exploring place, her work takes the form of land reclamation, native seed-saving initiatives, farm and art education programs, and food production. Merging the everyday tasks of land-base living with a studio art sensibility, she creates opportunities to experience the natural world through physical labor, through slowness, and through the senses.
Alexis earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has shown her work internationally and nationally including Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India; 5 x 5, Washington, DC; and Kingston Sculpture Biennale, Kingston, NY. She has received awards from Joan Mitchell Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, and NYFA amongst others. Alexis grew up in the Hudson Valley, NY where she now lives.
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