Upcoming Classes and Programs at The American Theatre
Saturday, October 14 at 10am-3pm
Saturday, March 10 at 10am-3pm
Tap into your playful and wise self with SOULCollage®! Developed by Seena Frost, SOULCollage® is a creative process that allows us to access our intuition, deep inner wisdom and healing. We’ll create small, focused cards using images (no words!) from magazines and other media that represent different aspects of ourselves so we can integrate their gifts and guidance. It’s a powerful and fun creative process.
Cost: $100 per registrant
ART of Daily Living
Saturday, November 11 at 10am-3pm
Saturday, April 21 at 10am-3pm
The ART of Daily Living workshops are a combination of mindfulness practice, artistic creativity, and energy renewal infused with ritual, art, and conversation. With a spirit of collaboration, community, and playfulness, retreat participants will consciously infuse their work with head, heart, and hands, mindfully present to the day.
Cost: $100 per registrant
Meet the Instructor
Suzanne L. Vinson is a sensitive and gracious facilitator of the healing arts utilizing guided meditation, visualization, mindful creative practice as primary tools to engage both the intellect, and the human spirit. Suzanne’s soul work gathering folks are invitational with a sincere intention that those who gather release burdens and fears of expectations and begin to engage in self-care with a table set as a creative banquet. Suzanne helps open the heart for self-healing. She engages people at the depth of her core for the healing energy of the world to manifest.
A Gentle Approach to Yoga
Wednesdays, October 4-December 6 & January 10-March 23 at 6pm-8pm
Experience a yoga practice that meets you where you are. Piary Sobhan takes a gradual approach that gently explores your pain-free range of motion to catalyze the many benefits of yoga for body, mind, and spirit. Come learn what’s possible in an accessible practice that reduces pain, releases stress, builds physical and emotional resilience, and optimizes your body’s natural healing powers.
$12 per class or $108 for 10 classes
Your Authentic Voice & The Power of Story
We are all storytellers, keepers of history, and creators of a world we will leave behind for others to discover. With each decision we make, we choose our lives and write our story. Part performance, part conversation, The Power of Story is a look at how the stories we repeat to one another and the ones we come to believe in shape the lens through which we understand the world. Join Brian Andreas (master storyteller and creator of StoryPeople) and Fia Skye (actress and teacher of whole body/whole voice), for a lively evening that will challenge you to create towards the life you want to live. Community Conversation - Friday, February 16 at 7pm-10pm (Free and open to the public.)
The Power of Story Retreat - Saturday, February 17 at 10am-3pm ($125 includes Continental Breakfast)
Meet the Hosts
Fia Skye balanced a life in theatre & academia for almost 20 years. She is a member of Actor's Equity Association, VASTA, and P3/east. Her MFA is in acting from the University of Washington's Professional Actor Training Program. She was a barista & baker at the Honeybear Bakery in Seattle & then a chef at a small catering company in NYC. Skye has published articles on cross-culture storytelling, beginner's mind, and balancing analytical with kinesthetic learning principles; traveled three times to teach & direct in the Gauteng Province in South Africa and has worked in regional theatres across the country.
Brian Andreas is known for being the writer & artist behind StoryPeople. He has written 13 books that were published at StoryPeople Press and two of them were even nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
He attended Luther College for my BA in Theater and English and later received his MFA in Fiber and Mixed Media from John F. Kennedy University in the Bay Area of California. He notes his real education came from being in the world: short order cooking at Denny’s, apprenticing with a French chef in Chicago, running operations at a high-fashion mannequin factory in L.A., doing contract archaeology in the summer heat, dabbling as a tennis pro after college, and writing plays for a small theatre company in Minnesota.