Our Programs bring together a unique collaboration between nature immersion somatic presencing, multi-modal Expressive Arts & Ecoarts, and Permacuture practices. Our community arts studio and our 7-acre water-harvesting and native plant demonstration site offer immersive-learning in nature based teachings and
expressive arts & ecoarts practices.
Reweaving Ourselves Back into the Earth
EXPRESSIVE ARTS & ECOARTS WORKSHOPS
The Expressive Arts and EcoArt therapies offer a creative methodology for evoking and strengthening an earth-cherishing consciousness as the matrix in which human-earth relationships can flourish. Our approach is grounded in somatically-oriented Archetypal Psychology, Depth Psychology, mindfulness, nature-based ecologic practice, and community dialogue and ritual.
The wisdom body & Kinship with all life
The essence of nature comes together in the living body and its sensory presence. We start with our embodied engagement and felt sensing as the ground for our explorations into the imaginal and nature. We give symbolic expression to this sensorial attunement through expressive modes of processing.
We are the Earth
Through the lens of permacuture, our hands-on programs are an opportunity to bring these practices into alignment with the knowledge and planetary science of how our earth systems actually work. Gaia’s great archetypes of Earth, Water, Air, Fire become the inspiration for personal and planetary transformation, learning, and discovery.
Multi-Modal Expressive Arts
We weave together the various expressive arts modalities to give expression to our individual & collective psyches, emerging archetypes, and the voice of the earth. These expressive modes include: visual arts, clay, sand tray therapies, myth, poetry, performance arts, voice dialogue, dreamwork, enactments, shrines, movement-arts, music and sound. Any of these media may be chosen to give creative expression to the non-verbal ‘languages of nature and the poetic languages of the expressive arts
Within the intimacy of shared community, we re-imagine ourselves as part of a deeply transformational and meaningful journey—for ourselves as well as for our future generations. Becoming truly creative and generative within nature, with place, and with each other's experiential unfolding is at the core of our work together. We focus on what is coming into aliveness: what is emerging at the edges of each persons experience as it takes form within our co-creative flow together. As such, we communally weave a shared fabric of collective wisdom to offer back to our outer communities.
Water Harvesting Farm
Sky Mountain is located on a 7-acre water harvesting demonstration farm and native habitat restoration site. Our programs includes hands-on time in the soil, woods, creek, and gardens where we learn about water harvesting systems and native plant re-vegetation, how ecosystems actually work, how to plant natives and restore habitat, and how to incorporate the intelligence of the living earth and her systems back into our lives and places.