A Meditation, Yoga and Art Journaling Workshop

WHEN: Sunday, March 10th 3:00-5:30pm

WHERE: The Yoga Collective NYC 135 West 29th Street, 6th Floor, Rm #603 New York, NY 10001

TICKETS: $45 until March 1st! ($55 after)


“Many of us wish we were more creative. Many of us sense we are more creative, but unable to effectively tap that creativity. Our dreams elude us… Often, we have great ideas, wonderful dreams, but are unable to actualize them for ourselves.” ~ Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

We are ALL creative beings, but may often find ourselves doubting our creative capabilities. When we sink into doubt, our dreams lie dormant. When we find ourselves stuck in this place, we weaken our natural ability to manifest our dreams using our inherent creative skills.

The thing is, it’s hard to not doubt ourselves. We are surrounded by distractions and messages that encourage us to strive for external validation and solutions. All of the noise can so easily take us away from our center and our own knowing, as well as our creativity.

What if you could tap back into your natural state of being? What if you could release self-doubt, allow for full expression, and create more space to manifest your dreams?

This workshop will focus on just that. On Sunday, March 10th from 3-5:30 pm at the Yoga Collective NYC, abstract expressionist painter, Angela Craven and Yoga and Meditation teacher, Melinda DiOrio will be guiding you through meditation, a gentle yoga practice, and art journaling to help you tap into your mind, body, and creative spirit and RECLAIM YOUR CREATIVE SELF.

This workshop will include:

  • Opening circle
  • Gentle yoga practice 
  • Guided chakra meditation 
  • Art journaling prompts and techniques 
  • Restorative yoga to close

Our intention is for you to leave this workshop with more clarity, a deeper understanding of your natural creative capabilities, and an even greater desire and drive to bring your dreams into fruition.

We have a limited number of tickets and are releasing early bird pricing at $45/ticket before March 1st, 2019. After March 1st, the ticket price will go up to $55. 

*Please bring an art journal/ sketchpad/ art paper, preferably with thick paper that can hold some paint. All other art materials will be provided! Please wear comfortable clothes for the yoga practice and bring a water bottle. Yoga mats and all props will be provided.

About Melinda DiOrio Yoga and Angela Craven Art

Melinda DiOrio is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to NYC in 2002 to study Fashion Design at Pratt Institute, and the city has been fueling her creativity and curiosity since then. After several years in the fashion industry, Melinda transitioned onto a transformative path of deepening her study of yoga in 2015, and immersed herself into teaching and sharing the practice. She completed her YogaWorks 200 hour training in Bali, and later an additional 300 hours in New York, along with additional continued education. Melinda currently teaches at YogaWorks, Park Slope Yoga, and SHAKTIBARRE.

While she began her yoga teaching path, she also discovered her love of connecting with people by way of photography. Today she photographs yoga teachers, healers, and entrepreneurs of all kinds. In 2017, she co-created a women’s community, and hosted monthly circles and events to support greater in-person connection. Consciousness, creativity, connection and curiosity are words that support every part of her life and teachings. Learn more about Melinda here and here. 

Angela Craven is an abstract expressionist painter based in Denver's RiNo Art District. She studied in Siena, Italy with abstract painter and video artist Franca Marina and holds a BFA in Painting from Colorado State University. After school, Angela moved to New York, where she continued to exhibit while pursuing a career in User Experience (UX) design and research. Since returning to her home state, Colorado, she has made the jump to pursue painting full time and has shown her work with Manhattan Arts International, the Globeville Riverfront (GRACe) Gallery, RiNo TAXI and has been a featured artist at Denver's RiNo Made Gallery.

Angela’s paintings function as tools for communication and reflection. Words and language inspire her paintings, informing the shapes, textures, and colors on her canvases. Combining art with her love of learning about people, she also creates custom abstract paintings that capture her subjects’ stories, and their unique challenges and triumphs. She has honed this process in her twelve years of UX and human-centered design and design-thinking workshop facilitation, all of which put people at the center of the design process. Learn more about Angela here and here.