Expressive Arts Florida Institute

Contact Details

  • 200 S. Washington Blvd Suite 1
  • Sarasota, FL
  • 941-366-9595


October 12-15, 2017

October 11-14, 2018

In this course, EAFI 120: Expressive Arts for Body, Mind, Spirit – Experience the holistic nature of Expressive Arts.  Engage in a variety of multi-modal processes. Explore yourself through the portals of body, mind and spirit. Create a beautiful and meaningful mandala along the way. 

  • Experience Intermodal Expressive Arts as a holistic field, which effects change in all aspects of human experience: body, mind, and spirit.

  • Engage in a variety of deep and playful individual and group processes the invoke the emotions, the body, the spirit, and your own unique creativity.

  • Experience an introduction to Touch Drawing.

  • Create a beautiful mandala over the weekend, in response to your expressive arts explorations.


Expressive Arts for Body/Mind/Spirit is an experiential workshop that embraces the integrated nature of the arts. Participants can expect to engage in deep personal exploration through visual art, movement, sound, music, writing, guided meditation, and nature ceremony. A strong group “container” will be established, through guidelines and ground rules, and witnessing/sharing will be an important part of the total experience. Expressive Arts is a holistic field, inviting deep exploration and change in all aspects of human experience – body, mind, and spirit.  A variety of powerful and playful individual and group arts processes will evoke authentic creative expression and meaningful personal growth. Each participant will create a beautiful, meaningful, personal mandala (sacred circle) that “holds” the totality of his or her experience over the course of the workshop.

Tuition: $925 + $50 supply fee  

We offer a special tuition rate of $525 to EAFI graduates and Ringling Art and Healing Program graduates.

This intensive is for you IF:

  • You are Level One Certificate student in our Certificate Training program  

  • You are ready for an immersion into Expressive Arts process

  • You are interested in Creative Life Enrichment through Expressive Arts

    Appropriate for, but not limited to: educators, therapists, healthcare professionals, artists, entrepreneurs, spiritual directors, or anyone seeking creative self-exploration, increased wellness, and a willingness to engage with the arts. No prior arts experience is necessary. Some previous experience with personal self-exploration is recommended.

    It is also appropriate for anyone seeking training in Expressive Arts as a career path, and credit will be given toward the Certificate Training Program of Expressive Arts Florida Institute. This workshop is one of the core courses of the certificate program.

Complete the registration form HERE

Still not sure? Join us for a free information session about the certificate program! Next session is October 18 at 3:00pm ET. Register here

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“The EAFI Faculty are gentle, non-judgmental listeners who helped me to explore inner places I might not have traveled without that level of safety in their presence. It was a terrific learning environment for me. The camaraderie with the other students enriched every intensive weekend. As one traveling from Ohio, the Sarasota location was a welcome respite and worth every travel dollar.”

Judy Smoot, 

Spiritual Director/Expressive Arts Practitioner,

Executive Director, Always We Begin Again

EAFI Level One and Two Graduate


Additional Workshop Details

One of the key components of Expressive Arts is learning the creative connection between the arts modalities (visual art, movement, writing, sound/music, guided meditation, nature ritual, drama). Many different experiential arts processes, as well as some didactic content, will be woven into the outline, as well as some time for private reflection, art-making and witnessing/sharing.

Some of the key arts processes are:

*Authentic movement

*Creating a mandala

*a variety of voice explorations

*an introduction to Touch Drawing™

*Creative drama

*Psychokinetic drawing

*Clay work and story

*Dance of everyday gestures


*Nature-based art and ritual