Online Practice

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Join us in practice…

Exploring Uncertainty, Finding Possibility Through Contemplative Art

an online practice led by
Beth Berila
Originally broadcast live on Friday, May 1, 2020
12 – 1:30 pm ET / 9 – 10:30 am PT
Free and open to all
$10 suggested donation
In response to the needs expressed by our community, we are offering an opportunity to simply come together and be led through practice. Our facilitator will share a practice with us that they have found helpful for themselves or their students, or both.

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Beth writes,

This practice invites us to play with art as a process to help us explore our experiences of the heightened fear and uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis. We will turn inward, ground, and open to embodied reflection, playing with artistic exploration and expression of whatever emerges—including joy and possibility.

Have ready: any art supplies you might want, including but not limited to:

  • Pen, paper
  • Colored pencils, markers, crayons
  • Paint and canvas
  • Collage materials
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Clay
  • Musical instruments
  • Room to dance
  • Anything else you might want…

I will lead us through some beginning prompts, then we will have some time to create on our own. Toward the end of our hour together, we can share any insights or creative expression that may have emerged (sharing optional).

NO ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. This practice is art as exploration and art as an intuitive process. Leave your self-judgment at the door–unless that is what you want to explore and work with.

About the Facilitator

Beth Berila, Ph.D. is the Director of the Gender & Women’s Studies Program and Professor in the Ethnic, Gender & Women’s Studies Department at St. Cloud State University. She is also a yoga and mindfulness practitioner and an Embodied Leadership Coach and Facilitator. Her most recent book, Radiating Feminism: Resilience Practices for our Inner and Outer Lives, is forthcoming from Routledge in Summer 2020. Learn more at

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