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Instructors 2015

Jean Adams
John Colbeck
Tony Clennell
Monica DeCampo
Jan Edwards
Lisa Ehrich
Jeff Forster
Ute Grossmann
Jinny Hargrave
Andreas Hinder
Pietro Maddalena
Frank Mariano
Brenda Mc Mahon
Martin McWilliam
Lorna Meaden
Carol Ann Michaelson
Jeff Oestreich
Donna Polseno
Ellen Shankin
Luca Tripaldi


30 Off the Mat & Into the Studio
Brenda Mc Mahon www.brendamcmahon.com
July 24 - August 1st 2015

Handbuilding. For all

Give yourself the gift of presence this year 9 day workshop where we will merge the love of clay and yoga into one stimulating and inspiring experience. Every clay worker experiences body pain from their labor of love and that’s why Brenda will incorporate light yoga and stretching into this workshop. And what better place to do it, than in Tuscany!

Join Brenda in this opening up and exploring of your body, mind & creative spirit. She will facilitate the Art of Yoga, while exploring Meditations in Clay. This is a hand-building and throwing workshop. Brenda will provide hand-building ideas or help develop an idea you bring. All the work will be fired in a paper-clay saggar pod to reveal a joyous gift. Participants can come to the workshop with a project of their own, or join Brenda in creating Tibetan Prayer Wheels, Hand Carved Oms or simply sculptural expressions.

Throughout the course of the program, students will tap into the beauty of the surrounding Tuscan landscape while nourishing their creative spirits. Yoga classes are designed for students of all levels AND it is important to know that Yoga is more than the Asana (physical yoga). In this workshop, Brenda will explore the other 7 limbs of the Yoga practice, including meditation & breath-work. Yoga is about receiving yourself where you are at this moment, so each class will be perfectly designed for where you are!
No clay or yoga experience necessary.

Programme details

Cost: € 1450, Single price supplement: 150 Euros.
Spouses are welcome. They are entitled to everything offered in the programme except what pertains workshop and ceramic activities. The cost for a non- clay participant is 1100 Euro.

The workshop fee includes the following:
- Tuition (class is 6- 8  hours per day with 12 hours studio time)
- All materials and firings 
- Lodging in double room; single room on request, add 150 €
- Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
- A freshly prepared full Tuscan lunch with wine on all working days
- Field trips and gourmet tastings

La MeridianaBrenda Mc Mahon has been a yogi for 13 years and a clay artist for 20 years.  In 2011, Brenda received her 200-RYT certification and 4 years later she is bringing her love of clay and yoga into full alignment. Brenda’s artwork ranges from meditative vessels with a mysterious vapor fumed surface to dynamic, sculptural wall murals. Brenda is the author of Saggar Firing: Unearthing the Mysteries, released in 2015.www.brendamcmahon.com

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