Music, Dance, Art with Creativity Alive
Unfurling the Wings Within
SEEN Premiere, April 2023 with Creativity Alive
Healing Journey Series Promo with Creativity Alive 2023
Authentic Movement with Creativity Alive
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
$20 each session by Cash or Venmo>>
RSVP by emailing Merlyn connect@CreativityAlive.org
Authentic Movement: Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am
Open by invitation only now, so we can dive in deeper together. Email Merlyn if interested >>
Aug 14 - Sept 25
Oct 16 - Nov 13
Nov 27 - Dec 11
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, starting again in November
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.
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
Circle Singing returns to Boulder. Join us Nov 9 & Dec 14 in the Labyrinth, 7:30 - 8:45 pm
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.
Introducing: Weekly teen-led art studio, Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30, starting Sept 21
Fourth of a series:
Exhibits & Performance Series: Nov 2023 - Jan 2024 at Sacred Art Sanctuary, 1421 Spruce St.
Opening with Performances: Dec 2, 5 pm | Finale Jan 19, 2024, 5 pm
Next Deadline January 12, 2024
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.
Photos of Merlyn Holmes by David Silver at Contemplative Movement practice and Mmmwhah! to Flagstaff event.