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Clay & Cacao Circle with Orenda Ceramics

  • She's Lost Control, London E9 (map)

Join Robyn, from Orenda Ceramics for a Clay & Cacao circle dedicated to creativity. The nourishing session works with the senses, the earth and your navel center to connect to your unique creative potential. Each participant will create a clay vessel made directly from your hands, setting intentions and casting them into your creation. Each intention will be sealed into the vessel through the firing process in the kiln. Together, we’ll activate our creativity and move energy with powerful cacao from the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico and Kundalini Yoga meditation.

The senses and the elements will take you into deep connection with yourself. The catalyst is the earth and the tools are your hands. The sense of touch holds so much to explore. Through working with your hands, you’ll disconnect from your mind and pour yourself into full immersion with the clay. That is your meditation. Meditation need not always be in absolute silence or stillness. Meditation can be active, creative, and all encompassing.

When we enter into this state, it can be called a FLOW STATE. A state of being where we are free from our ego. We surrender to the moment in complete immersion with the activity. Each action, movement and thought flows with ease from one to the next. Your mind and body enter into a dance of synchronicity.

Creativity is the underlying nature infusing all of life. It is our true essence and life force, although it can be easy for this to be suppressed or forgotten. The afternoon is about putting time aside for creativity and play, a crucial practice for keeping our creativity active and inspired.

Together, we join as a group to activate and ignite this within ourselves. Like yoga helps to stretch our consciousness through movement, play helps our creative energy flow.

The workshop will include:

- 1 personal handmade ceramic vessel

- Intention setting to plant the seeds for our creativity to grow

- Kundalini Yoga and meditation

- Unblocking limits to creativity

- Connecting with earth energy through clay work

- Flow State activation through the senses

Cost: £50

*Orenda Ceramics will manage glazing and firing following the event. Finished ceramic pieces will be available for collection within 4-6 weeks.

Facilitator Bio: Orenda Ceramics

Robyn is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and founder of Orenda Ceramics. Each piece is handmade in East London and designed to help build physical spaces for daily rituals that help open personal space in the body and mind. Her workshops use clay as an active meditation practice to help people reach new depths for their creative selves, and connect to their unique potential. You will leave her sessions feeling a new opening, a sense of creative freedom, connection and power to carry with you.

The roots of Orenda Ceramics stem from the earth, and the transformation that takes form once fused with nature’s elements. Her designs and workshops draw parallels from the elemental lessons it brings. We too, have the ability to transform with our own innate powers - breath, body and movement.