Drawn to dance – Pattern    2 & 3 February 2019    is it drawing? is it dance? or is it just life?

The artist Henri Matisse created beautiful patterns through colour, shape and repetition. This two-day workshop will be an embodied exploration of colour, shape and pattern, explored through the relationship between drawing, cut – outs and dance. What are our inner and outer patterns, both with self and other? and how do we repeat them? What new patterns maybe waiting to emerge?

Join us in the beautiful setting of Dalkeith Country Park for a playful, reflective and embodied exploration of pattern in its broadest sense.

“It’s inspiring, exciting and fun, a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Totally non-judgemental about anyone’s individual “artistic talent” and fully focused on accessing, sharing and playing with the creativity in all of us. The teachers are experienced and professional and hold the group expertly.”    Beth

“It has a much broader impact than just your dancing or drawing – in many ways it’s one big metaphor for the creative process, or even for life itself.”   Nick

Jenny Smith is a professional artist, with over 20 years experience of teaching and exhibiting in a wide variety of contexts. She is also a qualified body worker and has been dancing 5Rhythms for several years. Jenny has a deep, intuitive and playful approach to holding space. Convinced everybody has creativity, she delights in facilitating it’s emergence.

Sarena Wolfaard has been facilitating conscious dance for 15 years. She is a Publisher and an advanced student of Process Work, a body-based therapy focusing on expanding awareness. She teaches from a personal experience in the present moment, allowing space for what is emerging in the dance, encouraging freedom and the unexpected into the dance.

Venue: Restoration Yard, Wellbeing Centre, Dalkeith Country Park,      Edinburgh, EH22 1ST

Cost : £150. Refreshments & Art Materials Included.

£130 early bird fee, if paid in full by 14 Jan. £60 deposit will secure your place meanwhile

Sat: 10.30 – 6:00pm Sun 10.30 – 4.30pm

Numbers Limited. Early Booking advised

Image Credit: Caroline Fulton

For more information and/or to book a place, email me

drawn to dance – line  

is it drawing? is it dance? or is it just life?
20th & 21st Oct 2018

How do we draw in dance and dance in drawing? This two-day workshop is an opportunity to tap into your inherent creativity and explore a playful, embodied, approach to drawing. The artist Paul Klee describes drawing as “taking a line for a walk”. We will walk, dance and explore a variety of ways to embody and express the drawn line whilst also exploring where we draw our inner lines. Join us in the beautiful setting of Dalkeith Country Park for a weekend of creative exploration with a difference. No experience of drawing or 5Rhythmns dance necessary, but if you do have experience of either, it can only add to your palette.

Comments from previous course participants:

“It’s inspiring, exciting and fun, a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Totally non-judgemental about anyone’s artistic talent, and fully focused on accessing, sharing and playing with the creativity in all of us. The teachers are experienced, professional and hold the group expertly ” Beth C

“It has a much broader impact than just your dancing or drawing, in many ways it is just one big metaphor for the creative process, or even for life itself. “  Nick T

“Breakthrough experience…..everybody should go….especially those who think they are not made for it… you guys rock,”  Bernard H,

Cost: £150 (£130 early bird fee, non-refundable deposit of £60 paid by 1 September)

Art materials and Refreshments included.  

Sat 20th Oct:    11am – 6pm

Sun 21st Oct:   11am – 4:30pm

Venue: The Wellbeing Lab, Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, EH22 1ST

To book: sarena@movetobestill.com

We will help co-ordinate lifts to Dalkeith Country Park from Edinburgh. Lots of reasonably priced airbnb accommodation in Edinburgh if you are traveling from out of town.

Jenny Smith is a practicing artist with over 20 years experience of teaching and exhibiting in a wide variety of contexts, nationally and internationally.  Her creative work explores the definition of drawing in its broadest sense. Jenny has a deep, intuitive and playful approach to teaching and holding space. Convinced everyone has creativity, she delights in facilitating it’s emergence and has been dancing 5Rhythmns for several years.

Sarena Wolfaard is a 5Rhythms Teacher accredited by Gabrielle Roth in 2004 and an Open Floor Movement teacher since early 2017. She is an advanced student of Process Oriented Psychotherapy and a Publisher and co-founder of Handspring Publishing, working with researchers and prominent teachers of movement and bodywork. She facilitates from her inner experience, and curiosity, and interest in what happens on the dance floor.

Drawn to Dance Workshop dates 2019

with Jenny Smith & Sarena Woolfaard

Drawn to Dance – Landscape, 26 – 31 July, Cromarty Arts Trust Black Isle

Further details to follow