Workshop (Oakland): Cultivating Empowered Discipline
Jul
20
10:30 AM10:30

Workshop (Oakland): Cultivating Empowered Discipline


Let’s reclaim the practice of discipline as self-empowering versus self-punishing.
We'll take time to reflect on the first half of the year, clarify intentions worth committing to for
the rest of the year, create discipline charts to anchor into those commitments with the help
of accountability in community, and practice embodying our most disciplined selves

Location:

Kosa Arts
386 19th St.
Oakland, CA

The workshop agenda is:

  • Introductions and intentions of this workshop

  • Check-ins in circle

  • Education on empowered discipline, motivation and self-care

  • Visualization meditations to clarify your intentions

  • Expressive writing on commitment clarification

  • Crafting our discipline charts with provided art materials

  • Embodiment exercise to posture our most disciplined selves

  • Closing

Bring if you can:

  • Your journal

  • A yoga mat

    This workshop is open to all self-identified women, thank you for honoring this safe space.

    Ticket $35 | on sale until Friday, 7/19 @ 6pm


Guided by:

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Chetna is a mixed media artist and creative wellness consultant. She's passionate about the power and healing of creative expression. Themes in her art, study and life include psychological reflection, affirmations, shadows, self-care and self-empowerment, motivation, collective consciousness and oneness with Mother Earth.

She has a Master's in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She's facilitated creative workshops in academic-based contexts with adolescents and young adults, and with multigenerational and multicultural adults in intimate retreat and studio settings.

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Retreat: Wellness & Healing Justice Jam
Aug
21
to Aug 25

Retreat: Wellness & Healing Justice Jam

Calling social workers, therapists, body and energy workers, counselors, wellness educators, sex liberators, physicians, doctors and other diverse healers to the first-ever Wellness and Healing Justice Jam — a gathering for people working at the intersections of healing arts, community advocacy, and counseling. We’ll come together to share our challenges and breakthroughs in our work; nurture ourselves; support and inspire each other; explore our identities as practitioners, healers, and whole people; figure out ways to be more sustainable; find intersections for future collaborations; build a more resilient network; and much more!

Click here to find more information and the APPLICATION.

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Panel Discussion: Calling Bullshit on Wellness & Balance Buzzwords
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Panel Discussion: Calling Bullshit on Wellness & Balance Buzzwords

Join for a panel discussion moderated by EvolveHer with Chetna and some fabulous female entrepreneurs focusing on how wellness and balance buzzwords sometimes aren’t just what they seem. Whether you are focusing on career-life balance or personal-life balance, these panelists come from all industries and experiences that are challenging these words daily. 

Tickets for non-members: $10

Find more here.

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Workshop: Stillness for Femmes of Color - On Healing with Our Hands
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Stillness for Femmes of Color - On Healing with Our Hands

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Stillness is a bi-monthly spiritual practice circle for the spectrum of trans, qpoc, womxn, cis women and gender non-conforming femmes of color, hosted by Sojourner Zenobia

This workshop, facilitated by Chetna, will leverage delicious tools in mindfulness, meditation and expressive arts to practice creating, soothing, and healing ourselves and one another with the power of our hands.

  • Bring Your Journal

$20 suggested donation
No one turned away. Love offerings also accepted i.e. tea, tea lights, drawings, crafts, anything from the heart.

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Workshop: Cultivating Empowered Self-Discipline with Expressive Arts & Mindfulness
Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

Workshop: Cultivating Empowered Self-Discipline with Expressive Arts & Mindfulness

  • Rogers Park (off the Jarvis Redline Stop) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Let’s reclaim the practice of discipline as self-empowering versus self-punishing. Clarify your intentions from your heart, create a tool to keep yourself committed, and find accountability in community.

We'll take time to be creative in circle, bring awareness to the visions of our best lives, & practice mindfulness while creating commitment charts that will set us up nicely for an even more disciplined and empowered new year.

Location: Rogers Park, Chicago
You’ll receive the exact address after you purchase your ticket(s)

This workshop includes:

  • A safe, nonjudgmental and warm place to show up, share and learn in circle

  • Psycho-education on empowered discipline, motivation and self-care

  • Diverse, mixed media art materials to craft your commitment chart

  • Visualization meditations to clarify your intentions

  • Guided mindfulness and movement-based activities to sense into and embody your vision

  • 30% off visual affirmation art

Bring if you can:

  • Your journal

  • A yoga mat

    This workshop is open to all self-identified women, thank you for honoring this safe space.

    Ticket $28 | on sale until Friday, 2/1 @ 6pm


What is expressive arts?

Expressive arts includes expressive drawing, writing and body movement. It’s purpose is to create awareness and space between you and your thoughts, positive or negative, and process your inner landscape without necessarily ascribing words or rational to it. Creating with expressive arts comes from our core and is a personal and emotional process without regard to writing, drawing or dance conventions like spelling, punctuation, and technique, posture, etc. It's an invitation to turn off your inner critic and simply expresses what is on your mind and in your heart.

What is mindfulness?

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. We all already have the capacity to be present, and it doesn’t require us to change who we are. But we can cultivate these innate qualities with simple practices that are scientifically demonstrated to benefit us in many ways.


Guided by:

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Chetna is a mixed media artist and mental wellness mystic. She's passionate about the power and healing of creative expression. Themes in her art, study and life include psychological reflection, affirmations, shadows, self-care and self-empowerment, collective consciousness and oneness with Mother Earth.

She has a Master's in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She's facilitated creative workshops in academic-based contexts with adolescents and young adults, and with multigenerational and multicultural adults in intimate retreat and studio settings.

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Workshop: Crafting a Sensory Power Box with Expressive Arts & Mindfulness
Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

Workshop: Crafting a Sensory Power Box with Expressive Arts & Mindfulness

  • Rogers Park (off the Jarvis Redline Stop) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


With a new year and season, we could benefit from a safe and creative space + a purposeful tool that soothes, empowers and deepens us in the present.

Join in crafting a sacred power box: an effective and therapeutic wellness tool for grounding, getting present + being reminded of what’s important to us.

We'll take time to be creative in circle, bring awareness to our senses, & practice mindfulness while creating a uniquely-tailored resource that will set us up nicely for an even more powerful, supported and intentional new year.

Location: Rogers Park, Chicago
You’ll receive the exact address after you purchase your ticket(s)

This workshop includes:

  • A safe, nonjudgmental and warm place to show up, share and learn in community

  • Diverse, mixed media art materials to build a sensory empowering box

  • Supportive instruction on crafting your box with intention and effectiveness

  • Curated and foundational box-items that will engage your senses

  • Psycho-education on the benefits & practices of this evidence-based tool

  • Guided mindfulness exercises

  • 30% off visual affirmation art

Bring if you can:

  • Any meaningful and small-sized things (art, photos, jewelry and gems, relics, etc.) that hold meaning for you to put inside your box

This workshop is open to all self-identified women, thank you for honoring the safe space.


What is a "power box"?

A power box, also known as a calm box or soothing box, is an evidence-based wellness tool known to help with stress, anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation. It's used therapeutically, along with mindfulness (the practice of being fully present) to focus on positive stimulation from our senses, while using specific and positive memories from our lives. The power box is intentionally curated to inspire peace, awareness of our body intelligence, and remembrance of how we are empowered, capable and successful.

What is mindfulness?

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. We all already have the capacity to be present, and it doesn’t require us to change who we are. But we can cultivate these innate qualities with simple practices that are scientifically demonstrated to benefit us in many ways.


Guided by:

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Chetna is a mixed media artist and mental wellness mystic. She's passionate about the power and healing of creative expression. Themes in her art, study and life include psychological reflection, affirmations, shadows, self-care and self-empowerment, collective consciousness and oneness with Mother Earth.

She has a Master's in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She's facilitated creative workshops, and this one in particular, with teenagers in a school-based context, with multigenerational and multicultural adults in intimate retreat and studio settings.

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A Women’s Workshop Weekend: Exploring Our Multitude of Selves for Self-Care & Personal Development
Dec
8
to Dec 9

A Women’s Workshop Weekend: Exploring Our Multitude of Selves for Self-Care & Personal Development

  • Chicago (off the Fullerton train stop) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Join us to self-generate, reflect, release and shed light on ourselves individually and in a community with other women in this 2-day workshop.

We’ll be deepening our awareness of our multiplicity within, including our powers and conflicts; and with the upcoming turn of winter from autumn, we'll practice the art of letting go and calling in, and bringing sight to the multitude and shades of ourselves.


Who is this weekend for?

We seek to bring together a diverse group of self-identified women across:

  • Racial & cultural identity

  • Socioeconomic status

  • Age

  • Sexual orientation

  • Faith/religious/spiritual orientation

We anticipate exploring and deepening into these questions:

  • How does my past affect how I show up in the world today?

  • How can I recreate a self-narrative that’s more empowering and purposeful?

  • What do I want to release from my past?

  • How do I use my senses and body’s feedback to ground more in the present?

  • How can I clarify and speak my needs effectively?

  • What’s my personal statement for the current season?

  • How can I step more fully into an expanded realm of possibility?

Some of the modalities we will leverage during the weekend include:

  • Yoga and body movement

  • Expressive arts

  • Positive communication and conflict resolution training

  • Inspirational literature study

  • Ceremony and ritual

  • Meditation and mindfulness

  • Co-created leadership

  • Evidence-based tools in self-regulation and stress-management


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Our cozy convening space for the weekend

Our cozy convening space for the weekend


When, where and how much?

The workshop will run on Saturday, December 8th and December 9th from 9am to 6pm.

We’ll gather in Chicago; receive the specific location after you apply.

Tuition to participate is offered on a sliding scale:

1 ticket for $195
2 tickets for $295
Student ticket: $100

Tuition covers program materials, breakfast and snacks foods + tea and coffee, and location, as well as organizing time and honoraria for facilitators.


Why participate and what will you get?

Fill Out the Intake Form


Last day to submit your form + paypal
to
chetna@mosaiceyeunfolding.com is: December 5th


Your Organizers

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Natalia Smirnov is a human, writer, scholar, educator and media and experience maker. Born and raised in Russia and molded in the suburbs of New Jersey and art colonies of Philadelphia, Natalia carries the grit and glory of each of her homes as part of her deeply nomadic identity. Natalia’s current home is Chicago, where she is completing a PhD in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University.

Natalia holds a B.A. in American Culture & Media Arts and a graduate certificate in Diversity Leadership (with training in Transformational Social Therapy) from Temple University. Natalia has a long history of creating and supporting youth, girls', and women's empowerment projects through social justice and arts-based organizing. She has taught video production, civic journalism, media literacy, music making, web development, human-centered design and multidisciplinary art-making in Philadelphia and Chicago.

In addition to research and teaching, Natalia designs and facilitates immersive game experiences to engage participants in critically examining issues of social inequality and cultural difference; organizes nurturing gatherings and writing retreats; and collaborates with educators and organizations to help them analyze and improve their pedagogy and assessment practices. 

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Emily Harburg is the co-founder and Director of Programs for Brave Initiatives, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women build skills in coding, design and leadership for social impact. Emily is also a doctoral student in the Technology and Social Behavior PhD program at Northwestern University where she builds and researches online tools to improve motivation, collaboration, and self-efficacy. Her work has been published in academic journals, Harvard case studies, and news publications.

Emily has industry experience working for Walt Disney Imagineering in the Disney Research behavioral sciences team, and as UX Researcher at Facebook. She is also the cofounder of Youth Lead the Change, a global youth leadership organization that empowers youth to reach their full potential as leaders.

Emily received her B.A. in Social Anthropology and Psychology from Harvard University, where she played on the Varsity Women's Volleyball team. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time outside and gathering together for shared meals.

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Chetna Mehta is a folk mixed media artist, creative entrepreneur and mental wellness consultant impassioned by merging spirituality and the healing arts with psychology and education.

Her background includes international teaching in Colombia, India and Thailand, where she facilitated cultural exchanges, language and arithmetic learning through study and play; she specialized in staffing operations management at Netflix, Inc., overseeing immigration, relocation and recruiting coordination. She was a high school mental health and behavioral counselor in San Francisco's Mission District, collaborating with urban youth via talk therapy, case management and expressive arts workshops. Her professional mixed media work includes painting, illustration, commercial/fashion modelling, acting, artistic direction and photography. 

She received a BA in Social Sciences with a concentration in Organizations from Cal Poly University SLO, and a MA in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley. Her work today is with purpose to help up realize ourselves, our fullness and power, particularly through radical self-reflection in community circle; and to remember the interconnectedness between all of us.

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Workshop (Chicago): Crafting a Sensory Power Box with Body Awareness, Intention & Mindfulness
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop (Chicago): Crafting a Sensory Power Box with Body Awareness, Intention & Mindfulness

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Do you want a tool to remind you of the helpful and relevant resources available to empower you and reduce stress?

Join in crafting a sacred power box:
an effective and therapeutic wellness tool for soothing, empowerment & grounding.

We'll take time to be creative in circle, bring awareness to our senses, & practice mindfulness while creating a resource tailored to each of us.

Location: Chicago
The specific address will be offered after you get your ticket

Saturday, September 1st, 10 - 12:30pm

This workshop includes:

  • Art materials to build a sensory empowering box

  • Supportive instruction on crafting your box with intention and effectiveness

  • Curated box-items that will engage your senses

  • Psycho-education on the benefits & practices of this evidence-based tool

  • Guided mindfulness exercises

  • 30% off all visual affirmation art

Bring if you can:
Photos and images, small-sized art pieces and/or items that hold meaning for you

Early Bird Ticket $35 | on sale until 9pm, August 29th
$42 | after August 29st until 6pm, August 31st


What is a "power box"?

A power box, also known as a calm box or soothing box, is an evidence-based wellness tool known to help with stress, anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation. It's used therapeutically, along with mindfulness (the practice of being fully present) to focus on positive stimulation from our senses, while using specific and positive memories from our lives. The power box is intentionally curated to inspire peace, awareness of our body intelligence, and remembrance of how we are empowered, capable and successful.

What is mindfulness?

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. We all already have the capacity to be present, and it doesn’t require us to change who we are. But we can cultivate these innate qualities with simple practices that are scientifically demonstrated to benefit us in many ways.


Guided by Chetna Mehta

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Chetna is a mixed media artist and mental wellness mystic. She's passionate about the power and healing of creative expression. Themes in her art, study and life include psychological reflection, affirmations, shadows, self-care and self-empowerment, collective consciousness and oneness with Mother Earth.

She has a Master's in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She's facilitated creative workshops with teenagers in a school-based context, and with adults and multi-generational groups in intimate settings.

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Retreat (Warfordsburg, PA) - Wellness & Healing Justice Jam
Aug
22
to Aug 26

Retreat (Warfordsburg, PA) - Wellness & Healing Justice Jam

A jam is a creative, live gathering of musicians who together spontaneously create a new sound, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Like that, the Wellness and Healing Justice Jam is a place where diverse leaders and visionaries bring together their passions, openness, and unique perspectives in wellness and healing justice.


In this 5-day retreat, we'll be exploring personal, interpersonal and systemic questions like:

  • How did I come to be a practitioner in this field? What does healing mean to me?

  • How do we work with and/or through existing institutions, especially if they don’t align with our values all the time?

  • How are we to be sustainable and valued in the field?

  • How do we collaborate and create flexible co-learning communities as healers/practitioners across mediums, modalities, and issue focuses?

  • How do we create an enduring support network of people using their healing passions for social change?

  • How do we manage burnout and vicarious trauma -, individually, collectively, and intergenerationally?

  • How can we co-create different and visionary systems of care, locally and beyond?


Find more details here regarding application, tuition, facilitators and more.

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