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Music, Dance, Art with Creativity Alive

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Unfurling the Wings Within

Unfurling the Wings Within

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SEEN Premiere, April 2023 with Creativity Alive

SEEN Premiere, April 2023 with Creativity Alive

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Healing Journey Series Promo with Creativity Alive 2023

Healing Journey Series Promo with Creativity Alive 2023

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Authentic Movement with Creativity Alive

Authentic Movement with Creativity Alive

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Upcoming Events

Circle Singing returns to Boulder!

Join us 2nd Thursdays in the Labyrinth, 7-8:30 pm

First United Methodist Church,

1421 Spruce, Boulder

Register now through Voice Circle Colorado

FUMC congregation special discount here >>

Also in the Labyrinth

Authentic Movement and

Improvisational Music & Movement

Facilitated by Founder of Creativity Alive, Merlyn Holmes

in the Labyrinth of First United Methodist Church,

1421 Spruce, Boulder

$25 drop-in by Cash or Venmo>> Punch card discounts available.

RSVP by emailing Merlyn

Authentic Movement: 

Mondays, 9-11 am

Open by invitation only now, so we can dive in deeper together. Email Merlyn if interested >>

Improvisational Music & Movement Ensemble: 

Note: These sessions have a max of 10 screened participants. We are looking for those creative beings who can listen deeply and contribute to the creation of artistic pieces (and play!) with an ensemble mindset  Contact Merlyn if interested >>

  • Select Tuesdays, 10:30 - 12:30

Coming to the whole series of each is strongly preferred, not required.

“Movement, to be experienced, has to be “found” in the body, not put on like a dress or a coat. There is that in us which has moved from the very beginning. It is that which can liberate us.”                – Mary Whitehouse, Pioneer of Authentic Movement

Authentic Movement is a subtle yet powerful therapeutic practice that allows individuals to explore the relationship between the creative, psychological and sacred dimensions of their experience through bodily expression. Developing kinesthetic awareness, interpersonal skills, empathy, and a sense of embodied presence are often natural outgrowths of the practice. The sensing world is awakened, perceptions clarified, and feelings affirmed – restoring a sense of authority to one’s own bodily-knowing.

    Meeting in First United's labyrinth will provide a uniquely sacred, inspiring space for this practice.

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What others say:


"Authentic movement has been an empowering experience, where I get in touch with my inner voice. It has allowed me to connect in a deeper way with my body, leaving behind thoughts, limiting beliefs and expectations.  

    "Merlyn holds a safe space where you can flow and your body can express freely. Attuning yourself with the group energy is magical for a self and group healing.  Each experience feels like peeling several layers of heaviness that I've been carrying around. After every session, I leave the room feeling lighter and re-energized." - Laura Casillas 

There is movement in the circle: loud; expressive; honest; desire - a want. 

And... in this moment, a part of me shies - fear in my belly. 

Something calls me, not sure I am hearing it, how it calls, what it calls, how to hear....?

It is palpable. It holds a truth. Can I reach....?

And... in this moment, I feel, even though it is hard for me to open and participate in the circle of movement, I also feel, simultaneously there is an opening up in the energy space for me to enter, and I am able to feel welcomed into the dynamic, a new part of myself blossoming......

I can explore this feeling: internal & connected (to the movers/others) vs. internal & hiding - a powerful analogy for my life. -- Loretta Luchau

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Creativity Alive is working with Boulder teens to cultivate mental health, creative expression, and human connection in this difficult world through the SEEN exhibits and performances.  

Teen-driven for the whole community. Open to all ages.


 OZO's East Pearl

February 2024

Opening with Performances:  Feb 3, 4:30 - 6 pm


Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery

December 2024 - January 2025

Opening with Performances: Dec. 7, 5-7 pm


Submissions for future exhibits now open on rolling basis >> 

Next Deadline November 1, 2024

See details >>

Donations are v welcome to help Creativity Alive provide great programming.   Be part of our effort to Inspire Creativity and Build Community in safe ways, right through this pandemic.

Newsflash!  ​​

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Cultivating your creativity

Founder of Creativity Alive, Merlyn Holmes is available for one-on-one or small group Creative Living Embodied Arts Training (CLEAT)  sessions with individuals who wish to find their way back into, or more deeply into, their creative flow as a way of navigating these times we are in.

Please contact Merlyn to discuss >>


Photos of Merlyn Holmes by David Silver at Contemplative Movement practice and Mmmwhah! to Flagstaff event.

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