WOW! Thank you to all of you who've attended our June Move-In Events!

heART Yoga with Janne this past Friday was exquisite and our drawings were potent. Here are images we created following our Savasana meditation. 


Remember, no previous creative experience is needed for any class at The Spark…creativity is rarely tidy…it's all about the process!

This past weekend we hosted Transformation Yoga of Basalt and David Sye of Yogabeats™.  David's work is extraordinary and I feel as if I've met a kindred spirit. We tried to convince him to stay and move to the RFV, but alas he had to return to London. We are hoping he will return to our Valley this winter, as I am already in withdrawal. I walked into Saturday's class in a sling, as I had sprained my arm and it was almost completely immobile. I was determined to do what I could, as I did not want to miss David's work. I am here to tell you, I have almost 90% range of movement back and no sling! Thank you to Jessica Wilder for the synchronistic reconnection my Basalt Mtn Soul Sister, and to Frank and Kendra of Transformation Yoga for bringing David to our studio. 

I created this piece immediately following my first session with David on Saturday. It came bursting out of me. The man is all about self-love, forgiveness and compassion. 
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The Soul Sessions Sunday Family Ground Shaking was so phenomenal, we are going to do it again on July 4th! Get your sparks flying before the parade downtown! See the full details on our classes and events page.


Gerry Michel has been busy with students in the studio sharing his Summer of Imagination class and Blue even left his mark,completely unsolicited while I was on the phone, by leaving a trail of red paw prints on the new studio floor, during Open Studio Friday.

We've got one more BIG weekend ahead with the Grand Opening Celebration of The Third Street Center. We'll have a student expressive arts show in the studio with work from Soul Sessions Sundays, Transformational Birth Through Creative Wisdom and Living with Cancer and Beyond. There will be live drumming in the "backyard," and creative activities for all ages. Stop by and meet our Summer Camp facilitators and some of our students. 

And…as if that wasn't part of our commitment to community and creative exchange, Laura Bartels of GreenWeaver fame also has a new office located at Third Street. Come see her new office. She'll be debuting her new Make Your Own Clay Plaster Kits at our studio down the hall from her office. From her site: "GreenWeaver is honored and excited to be selected as one of five small businesses in the country to be named “innovative and raising the bar in their field” and featured in VISA's goBIZ small business campaign. VISA made a "webumentary" featuring founder Laura Bartels…"

We're looking forward to seeing you! In the meantime…here's a look at what's happening this week!

H O T   F L A S H E S – T H I S   W E E K   A T   T H E   S P A R K! 
Experience the Spark Summer Punch Pass series $60 – 6 punches 

Express Yourself: Summer of Imagination
Muse Whisperer: Gerry Michel
Mondays June 07 – August 9, 2010
Drop In: 10 a – 12 p
Wednesdays June 09 – August 11, 2010
Drop In: 1 p – 3 p
Class Fee: $12 per class or $10 per class with punch pass

heART Yoga: Hatha Yoga and Creative Expression
Muse Whisperers: Janne Nikolajsen and Sheri Gaynor 
Meditation Leaves 
On-Going Friday's Beginning June 11 – July 30, 2010
Drop In: 8 a – 9:30 a
Class Fee: $12 per class or $10 per class with punch pass
Ages: 15 – Adult  

OH BABY! Mom's Creativity Circle
Muse Whisperer: Rochelle Norwood

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Ongoing Every Other Wednesday
Beginning: Wednesday, June 16
Drop In: 10 a – 12 p
Class Fee: $12 per class or $10 per class with punch pass
Ages: Adult, Infant, Toddler and Pre-School


Third St. Center Grand Opening

Saturday, June 19, 2010

4 p – 9:30 Ribbon cutting, tours of building, music, food and contra dancing

*Studio Schedule of events: Experience the Spark!

4 p – 7 p  Creative Spark Studio, Suite 15
Complimentary Evening: Student Expressive Arts Show.  Live drumming and creative activities for all ages! 

Summer Workshop – Pre-registration Required
Song Tellers: CD Recording Workshop
Muse Whisperer: Barry Chapman
Wednesdays June 16 – July 7, 2010
3:30pm – 5pm
Class Fee: $120 Includes a CD compilation of music created during the workshop
Ages: 7-13 Explore the splendor of sound with musician and Muse Whisperer Barry Chapman. Song Tellers is a music and recording experience, encouraging you into the creative play of singing songs with rhyme, jazz and rhythm! BE THE MUSIC…come sing, dance and drum.
Pre-registration required. Payment Plans available.