Workshops and Lessons / Small Groups:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada and other locations to be announced
Awaken your Creativity — workshops or
classes on creativity, voice and movement
What is LearningMethods:
General description of the
Lessons and Small Groups
Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
Anytime (by appointment)
Teaching Address: 19 Stephen Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M8Y 3M7 (see map)
tel: +1 416-519-5470
Awaken Your Creativity:
A workshop together or ongoing classes to explore the creative and expressive possibilities of voice
To improvise is to be spontaneous and to respond to the first thing that
comes to you.
It is about trusting what comes as something real and true for yourself just
because it comes by itself from somewhere in you..
It means to experience your own feelings or ideas of the moment without
judgment, control, or intellectual interpretation.
The workshop will help you to explore this in-the-moment creativity of your
own sounds and movements though group activities and games.
The time together will be led by where you are at each moment—your interests,
insights and anything that comes up for you.
No particular skill in singing or movement is necessary; you will discover your own music and
The goal is to awaken your own in-built creativity by learning how to allow it to emerge.
So we can enter for a week-end in a space of free...
It's all about the joy of the process and the discovery of your
Improvisation is an inspiring path to discover new ways of experiencing yourself and your unique richness, to stimulate your imagination, feelings and energy,
without having to know specific vocabulary, notes or movements.
The purpose of the workshop is not about performing, it is about what it
means to improvise in the present moment and what this process will reveal. It can also be a
powerful tool to connect you to the deep experiences existing in your life so that you can allow
them to move and flow through you.
In using our voices it is common enough for some to experience fears, tensions or
self-consciousness. If anything comes up, we will take the time to work through this so that
everyone feels comfortable with the process.
The workshop is a practical means to learn more about experimenting (the LearningMethods
process). Improvisation is following your own ideas and feelings of the
moment. It is a powerful way to become more aware of what comes up for oneself — first to
realize what's there and second to follow this response without judgment, control or abstracted
Eillen will help you to explore the creative process of using the material that comes up
for you in one experiment to move onto the next one. By learning how to be in touch with your
own explorations and experiences, you can learn how you can
continue by yourself after the workshop.
Getting 'a taste' of following your own impulse no matter what you think about or what the others are thinking
about it can have many implications in your everyday life — learning to recognizing and responding to your own desires out of
your own values.
This way of improvising is a very tangible way of getting back in touch with yourself,
of being "responsible" to your own values. When we are comfortable in responding from our inner creative self,
fun is naturally there because we are true to ourselves and experiencing our own 'perfect' uniqueness.
Information and Organizing:
If you want more information about this workshop or
to organize one in your city, contact:
tel: +1 416-519-5470
Here are some quotes from students after this workshop:
"Thank you again for a truly amazing session last week,
completely unlike anything I've experienced before, a very powerful way of accessing deep places
within one's psyche, of acknowledging and connecting with hidden areas of one's life."
A student who is training to become an osteopath.
And a great opportunity to let myself sound in a way (in front of other
people, and letting them think what they want) that I wouldn't let happen at other times. Very
freeing! And I was very happily surprised at the sounds and abilities that I had inside
A professional musician and LearningMethods teacher
The workshop with you opened up a new area for me, I can't
stop moving my body. When I am alone I often feel like expressing myself by moving around in all
sorts of ways. A big surprise to me that voice improvisation could lead to this!"
Professional classical musician
" I found it fascinating to see what did come up for me—life
issues—in context with the improvisation... The territory of imagination and creativity was
extremely interesting for me!"
Physical therapist, Alexander Technique teacher
Learn to Know Yourself
How to discover and learn about yourself and for yourself
What can we do when we are going through situations with psychological or physical
difficulties? Especially when these problems reappear over and over. Often we look at these symptoms
as problems that we want to get rid of, but instead we can listen to those symptoms as a message—a
signal to wake us up and tell us that something is wrong or something doesn’t work. With this
attitude, we make available our intelligence and our talent for exploration and learning!
This learning process uses direct and simple tools to look at what happened before the
symptom appeared. What was my feeling at this moment? What was I up to? How did I react
to the situation? ...to the symptom? This research allows us to identify and to localize in time
the problem and to understand better how we get caught in repetitive habits and how we can escape
Being in touch with yourself gives you all the necessary information to
navigate your life. With my guidance and questions, I help you to get at the causes of your
difficulties. There we often find fixed ideas or unrealistic expectations that are the root of the
Our human ability to learn is innate; we all experience it in the first few months of
our lives, when we learned to walk, etc. We can regain access to this inheritance so we can take
advantage of this natural ability and learn to learn from our difficulties, our experiences and our
Learning to know and to accept ourselves is freeing ourselves from the inside
struggles. If we stop trying to change ourselves, be perfect and get it right, new abilities are
My job as a teacher is simply to facilitate this discovery of yourself. The classes
and the workshops are driven by your questions, your explorations, and your experiments and
If you are a performer or practicing an art (professional or not), if you have some
difficulties or tensions or if you want to look closer to certain aspects of your personal or
relationship life, I can help you to clarify your process, your questions, and to make new
experiments. Musicians, singers, dancers or actors, bring your instrument, your text or music. We
can explore together your attitude, your performance and your intention.
The classes and the workshops are for anyone who wishes to learn about themselves, to
explore an activity or an art and who is willing to question their way of seeing things.
During the group classes or the workshops, each student has the opportunity to address
an issue, to share, to understand and to explore a practical and personal work. These small groups
of 4 to 6 students create a rich dynamic with lots of support from each other allowing us to learn a
lot from each other. But if you prefer to discover this approach on your own, you are welcome to
take an appointment for individual classes.
For more information and booking, contact: