Expressive Art Workshops

Fun and Challenging Self Work
and Conscience Community Power

 It feels like being a player in a theatrical story when participating in circles of rhythmic music ...

... and song with dance and creative movement. LA come in many forms such as classes, parties, workshops, community celebrations, games, ceremonies, rituals, discussions, and debates. Group art manifest community energies. LA is the practice of the consciousness needed to identify and direct community energy. 

It's about using stories to call attention to how foundational culture embraces ...

... personal choice & responsibility. It is a dynamic process; you will be called to engage in a group experience. Together we 'mine' for the value in the creative materialization of thoughts, words and actions.

LA's pedagogical based exercises keep the barrier to participation low. That said, absorbing paradigm shifts into identity requires focus and discipline and that takes time. Many who participate in LA are in a long term practice of growth and community building through the arts.

Folkloric Dance and Arts Workshops

Often referred to as the Dancing Martial Art, Capoeira is self defense training and also practice for the 2 person game played in a ceremony with call & response music.  read more

This Afro-Brazilian style stick dance uses free-form, synchronized, and choreographed movements in the playful combination of physical style and athleticism. We strike patterns together in high energy team games. read more

Dance for sheer joy and to reflect and empower our life stories, our Samba uses the supportive structure of Afro-Brazilian Samba de Roda (circle). read more

Personal Growth in Community 

These workshop include practices of stoic alertness , win/win disposition and strategies in the traditions of North & South American Peaceful Warrior Culture. read more

Cultures Workshops 

Community Residencies 

PDF of a slide show presentation coming soon

LA Curriculum framework