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The Birth of Creativity with Svagito & Chandra

  • Karakaya Retreat Mimar Sinan Cad. Gümüşlük, Bodrum, Muğla Turkey (map)

Everybody longs for original and authentic expression and yet so few people allow this magical experience to be part of their life. There are many mistaken beliefs about creativity. When we try to create something beautiful according to the idea of others we move away from our authenticity. In this group we will unlearn wrong beliefs about creativity and re-discover our original playfulness and spontaneity. Meditation, painting, dance and play are part of our journey to find ourselves. Once we get in touch with our own energy source, painting becomes a reflection of joy and innocence.


Elif Chandra: I worked with Meera first time in 2008 and then trained with her in 2009. Since then, I assisted her many times in Pune and Turkey and translated her books, The Awakening of Arts; into Turkish. I studied Fine Arts in Alfred University, New York and worked as a photographer for some magazines after graduation. But I was almost afraid to paint for many
years because somewhere along the way, I had lost the joy and spontaneity along with knowledge of technique and a very critical eye that I had developed with my art education that almost paralysed me. With Meera, I regained the
spontaneity, innocence and joy of not only painting but also dancing, playing and connecting with people through playfulness. I came to understand how our creative energy is so close to our life energy and witnessed many people
opening up to life when they were ready to open up to their creativity.
Meeras emphasis on how creativity does not belong to a small group of artists, but is everyone's birth right is so healing. Also assisting Meera was very useful in humbling our artistic ego which can develop quite rapidly. (this was what initially turned me off to the art scene in the world, people taking their art work and themselves so seriously) Preparing paint. carrying water buckets and cleaning the floor are good, Zen-like practices to become down to earth artists.

Svagito Liebermeister: a psychotherapist and spiritual teacher who has been a disciple of the enlightened mystic, Osho, since 1980. In his courses and training groups he combines Western therapy methods with Eastern methods of meditation, and is known for his clarity and heartfulness in teaching and supporting people in their personal growth.

He holds a degree in psychology from Munich University and has been working with people therapeutically since 1981, while continously studying a wide range of therapeutic methods including Deep Tissue Bodywork, Neo-Reichian Breathwork, Psychic Massage and Male-Female Energywork, Counseling and Trauma Therapy (SE). In 1995 he began to include Family Constellation in his work, studying with its founder, Bert Hellinger, and since 2000 he leads his own training programmes in this fascinating approach to therapy. His other training programmes specialize in Neo-Reichian Breathwork, Counseling and Male-Female Energywork and Trauma Healing (SE).

He has trained hundreds of practitioners worldwide in the art of working with people from a space of meditation and lovingness. For many years he coordinated the two-month Osho Therapist Training Programme at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India, one of the largest personal- growth centers in the world. Every year, he travels extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Central and South America, offering courses and training programmes in over 15 different countries.
Svagito has published three books, which have been translated into 9 languages.

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