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As an artist and
teacher, I guide people into somatic and aesthetic experiences of body and nature.

When we take the time to tune into what is alive both in our soma and in the natural world, new perspectives arise that can stimulate our creativity and enlarge our humanity.

Viewing suggestions: Use headphones and/or be in an environment where you can be undistracted

Click on the full screen option on the video for full effect

Place your hands on your belly and feel the movement of your breath

Sometimes, soften your lips and exhale through your mouth - either silently or with sound

Above all, release any pressure on yourself, rest easily and enjoy these pauses

 

7 Days of Beauty Project An Online Sanctuary

The 7 Days of Beauty is a community service project dedicated to the healing of post-election trauma and distress. This idea spontaneously came to me in my morning practice of Embodied Mindfulness, and debuted a week later online.

Stillness and being in nature has always been an ongoing personal support in cultivating equanimity, and I wanted to share this spirit with a larger audience.

The project consists of 5 minute videos of my NatureBeingArt photographs with music from various artists. Each day also highlights an art, healing and social action organization doing meaningful work in the world.

Over the course of a week for 5 minutes a day, give yourself breathing room and bring nature to you - wherever you are. Enjoy!

Day 1 Video Music: HARC - Ruth Cunningham and Ana Hernandez

Arts, Healing and Social Action Organization: Tamalpa Institute & ArtCorps

 

Day 2 Video Music: Alex Theory

Arts, Healing and Social Action Organization: The Creative High

 

Day 3 Video Music: Agu

Arts, Healing and Social Action Organization: Visual AIDS  

 

Day 4 Video Music: Jim Cole and Alpha Wave Movement

Arts, Healing and Social Action Organization: Interplay

 

Day 5 Video Music: Stevin McNamara

Arts, Healing and Social Action Organization: Continuum Movement Arts

 

Day 6 Video Music: Jim Cole and Spectral Voices 

Arts, Healing and Social Action Organization: Golden Bridge

 

Day 7 Video Music: Bill Polits

Arts, Healing and Social Action Organization: PYE Partners for Youth Empowerment

 

Contributions to the 7 Days of Beauty Project can be made via Paypal to naturebeingart@gmail.com

 

 

 

Photo by Gregory Bartning Dancing Over 50 Project