This workshop inspired by dream yoga but using art to explore this ancient technique, introduces participants to dream yoga, its set of meditations and basic techniques to develop lucid dreaming.
Participants will also learn about the neurophysiology of dreams, according to Neuro Scientist Stephen LaBerge and Carl Jung's approach to dreams. My approach to dream yoga is heart centred, so there will be some work with the heart and the feelings of the dream. Some of the expected activities will include dream journaling, dream sharing, and arts-based methods of working with dreams, involving drawing and painting.We will meet and work in the evenings (8.45 PM to 10.45 PM) and each session concludes with a Yoga Nidra while lying down, preparing you to fall asleep and eventually remember your dreams.
Dream Yoga is a yoga of the mind that uses advanced lucid dreaming methods to utilize sleep and dreams, as tools to self-knowledge and spiritual evolution.
I learned the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition of dream yoga since 2015 through the work of B Alan Wallace. I have since then developed my own unique way of working with dreams, using art and embodiment, operating from the heart.
There will be recordings of the sessions for any missed days.
About Maria Lusitano
I am an artist based in London and I have been facilitating various arts-based dream yoga workshops, both in the UK and Portugal since 2015 in various spaces such as independent spaces, artist-run centres, Museums (MAAT museum), Universities (Goldsmiths University) etc. Since 2015 I have been learning and practising Dream Yoga, as taught by B Alan Wallace. I then developed a unique artistic process to work creatively with dreams.
Link to documentation of previous workshops