Finding your voice in a world full of noise…
Please note that the dates for these workshops have now closed, but watch this space for further date announcements! And if you’re interested in Megan & Hanna presenting ‘Express Yourself’ at your organisation or business, please get in touch!
‘Express Yourself’ is a one-day mindfulness and movement workshop co-taught by meditation teacher Megan Spencer and Grinberg Method practitioner Hanna Nordqvist.
Being a successful creative requires the ability to find your own voice – and to express it in an original and inspiring way. Express Yourself is a one-day workshop about practicing openness in order to find your creativity and to express your authentic voice.
Creativity feeds on movement and space: in order to tap in to its full potential we need to be in tune with what we feel and what is important to us in the moment. We need to follow our own flow and again and again have the courage to express what authentically moves us.
In today’s super-busy, time-poor, noisy world, it’s easy to feel contracted and constricted by stress, time, anxiety and habitual coping patterns. How can we work at our full capacity when we feel so closed off and pushed beyond our limits? How do we wake up our voice under difficult conditions?
Taught in English by Australian mindfulness meditation teacher Megan Spencer, and Swedish Grinberg Method practitioner Hanna Nordqvist, this unique workshop will combine the quiet introspection of mindfulness practices with gentle body-skills, vocal and movement training, along with group discussion and readings.
It’s about gaining tools for looking and feeling inwards and giving yourself the space and permission to express outwards. Find your voice – and use it!
Whether you’re an artist, writer, storyteller, performer, crafter, musician, innovator, professional communicator, in business – or someone who just values the importance of living and thinking creatively – this workshop is for you!
Dates & Times
Saturday 4 March 2017, 10:00-18:00 (lunch included)
Saturday 13 May 2017, 10:00-18:00 (lunch included)
Körper Raum Mitte, Berlin
Terms and Conditions
Please read workshop Ts&Cs here.
Bookings & Further Information
Bookings are by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com | Payments may be made via Paypal, bank transfer or cash (with prior arrangement.) Bookings can only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment and a completed registration form.
“I’m right on the edge of jumping into some new creative projects. The workshop gave me dedicated mental space to open myself up for that.. I was really focused on the state of flow and how to get into it. The mix of movement and mindfulness meditation practices are all tools I can take away to help me get into that state.” – Vanessa, workshop participant
“Thank you both so much for a lovely and inspiring day! Your gentleness and sensitivity made it a safe space for us all, and it was really beautiful to hear such authentic truths from everyone. It feels great to have self-care approved and encouraged. The day was a joy.” – Tatyana, workshop participant
About the teachers
Having spent much of her working life in the demanding world of making media, broadcaster Megan Spencer’s interest in slowing down and hitting the pause button came about after a work-related health issue caused by sustained stress. Since 2009 she has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation, first learning it at The Gawler Foundation Yarra Valley Living Centre, Australia, later training there as an MBSM teacher in 2011 and 2016. She also has Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Media Arts from RMIT University, Melbourne.
Relocating from Australia in 2015, in Berlin Megan co-presented the two-day workshop ‘Deep Storytelling: Creating A Culture Of Connection‘, and taught 7-week mindfulness course ‘Meditation for Creativity’. In 2016 she co-taught ‘Open Your Heart’, an 8-week program of guided meditation in English and the first ‘Express Yourself’ workshop with Hanna Nordqvist. In addition to individual consultations she also presents mindfulness and meditation workshops at organisations such as Paypal Berlin and at The School of Life, Australia.
Regularly undertaking mindfulness retreats and study courses are part of her ongoing professional development, with Mindful Self-Compassion of particular interest to her as a teacher. In February 2016 she travelled to Manchester to participate in the ‘Mindful Compassion As A Health Care Intervention’ course at Breathworks, UK, and in April 2017 she undertook MSC Teacher Training in Sydney, facilitated by the USD Centre for Mindfulness. More about Megan here.
Originally hailing from Sweden, Hanna Nordqvist is a practitioner of the Grinberg Method who now lives in Berlin.
She also has an MA in Social Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), and completed a Master Course in Performative Criticism at Stockholm’s dramatiska högsskola (Academy of Dramatic Arts).
Her primary focus is in physical expression and communication, particularly the way that things are learned, experienced and remembered through the body, and how these experiences are retold and re-communicated.
A a writer and performer, she is part of the Fischfell theatre collective and since 2008 has participated in workshops on physical theatre, dance and voice, and trained in Body Weather/Butoh dance with Swedish choreographer, Carmen Olsson.
Establishing a Grinberg Method practice with colleagues at KörperRaum Mitte in 2013, she regularly runs creativity, writing and public speaking workshops (‘Happy Body, Creative Mind’, ‘Schreibwerkstatt’, ‘Speakers Corner For The Body’) at the practice.
Hanna has also explored Feldenkrais and is actively engaged in the organisation Medizin und Menschlichkeit (Medicine and Humanness.) More about Hanna here.
Ticket refunds not possible after 12:00, the Wednesday prior to the workshop *
*Unless the workshop is cancelled by the organisers, or, at their discretion. (Please note that a minimum number of participants is required for each workshop to go ahead.)
“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.” – Hilary Mantel, author
Read participant testimonials here.