Monday, February 25, 2013

Wicca as somatic healing with dance artist iele paloumpis




Witchcraft – A Corporeal Practice

March 16 (1:30-3:30pm)

Third Floor Studios 
In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process-focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals. All classes are held on Saturdays throughout the season at New York Live Arts.
Witchcraft -- A Corporeal Practice
Over the past several months, changes in my health and body have shifted the ways I approach dance and daily life. Without concrete answers from doctors and various bodyworkers, I’ve been looking to Wiccan ritual as a somatic practice of integration, acceptance and healing. I’ve also been thinking a lot about how all bodies - whether elderly, disabled, or otherwise "different" - can enter into dance. For this Shared Practice, we will look to magical herbs, astrology and the lunar calendar, as well as our own unique and defiant bodies, to generate restorative movement. Come with an awareness of something you might like to shed, heal and/or embrace.
--iele paloumpis 
$15/class. Class size is limited. Advance purchase is recommended to guarantee a spot. Click here.

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Manhattan

Monday, February 4, 2013

My new workshop on Tarot -- March 2

Image and Psyche: An Introduction to Tarot
facilitated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

This imaginative, 3-hour workshop opens the door to the world of Tarot, introducing its dynamic ecosystem and many benefits for you as an interpreter or as a querent. Eva Yaa Asantewaa has worked with Tarot in psychic counseling, meditation, classes and workshops since the 1980s and enjoys sharing her creative approaches. (See: and 

Tarot is richly, deliciously complex but need not be intimidating. Begin your journey with Eva as your guide.

Bring a notebook or sketchbook and a Tarot deck of your choice that has detailed imagery for its Minor Arcana cards. If you have any questions about this, contact Eva Yaa Asantewaa for advice --

If you're interested in buying a new deck, this site might be helpful: If you do not yet own a deck and are not ready to purchase one, no worries! We will have a few for you to consult during this introductory workshop.

Admission: $30 per person by pre-registration by Friday, February 15 via Chase QuickPay. For information on Chase QuickPay, visit: or contact Eva Yaa Asantewaa for complete pre-registration instructions.

Refund policy: $20 refundable until February 23. No refunds after February 23.

Location information will be provided upon receipt of your pre-registration.

This workshop is offered as a potential prelude to a series of sessions (likely, one per month) delving deeper into practice in shamanic work with Tarot and other oracles and symbol systems in meditation, psychic development and healing. At the end of this workshop, we will assess the level of interest in carrying on as a group!