Alejandro Chaoul. Photo courtesy of Moody Center for the Arts
Photo courtesy of Alejandro Chaoul
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From the Ground Up: a workshop around the element of earth with Alejandro Chaoul

Friday, June 11, 2021 | 4:30pm-5:30pm
Friday, June 18, 2021 | 4:30pm-5:30pm
Friday, June 25, 2021 | 4:30pm-5:30pm
Moody Center for the Arts
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Join the Moody and Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center of Houston, for a special workshop around meditation. Organized in conjunction with the Moody's summer exhibition Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the Land, the three sessions will focus on different aspects that echo the large-scale ceramic sculptures by Brie Ruais, displayed inside the Moody and in the grounds outdoors, connecting the architecture with the natural environment.
Over the course of the workshop, participants will acquire tools to create balance within by grounding down, connecting to the earth, letting go of any negative energy, thoughts or emotions.

The sessions will take place inside the Moody’s exhibition galleries, next to the ceramic sculptures by Brie Ruais. Blankets will be provided or participants can bring their own yoga mat or blanket.

June 11, 4:30-5:30pm: Art and Meditation - Register

Join Alejandro Chaoul for a meditative session around how the elements of nature (earth, water, fire, air and space), and principally earth can help us to connect outwardly but also inwardly.

June 18, 4:30-5:30pm: Grounding - Register

Earth: grounding or sluggish? When we connect to earth we can feel grounded, but also fall into drowsiness. How can we use the quality of earth to support our grounding, clarity and flourishing in everyday life. Join us in a playful meditation, with movements that can revitalize your energy from the ground up, and enable you to find some inner stillness. Session preceded by a conversation between Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD and Alejandro Chaoul.

June 25, 4:30-5:30pm: What is the sound of earth? - Register

We will explore our connection to earth through sound, clay, and meditation; finding ways to settle, allowing our inner awareness to shine like the sun in a vast open sky.