Joyful Awakening Through Creative Self-Expression

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Joyful Awakening Through Creative Self-Expression
with Nina Wise
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am to 4:30pm

In this daylong retreat, we will practice both silent meditation and robust creative self-expression. Contemplative practices and expressive practices enhance one another; in concert they quiet the mind, calm the heart, give rise to insight and happiness, and release our wildness.

The weekend will include periods of stillness, movement, easy improv games and storytelling which together form a fully embodied spiritual practice. These practices are designed to raise your spirits, inspire personal insight, create community, expand awareness, enhance self-confidence and develop presence and craft as a leader or performer.

Leave with tools you can apply to your personal and professional lives. Open to all.

Nina Wise is giving a Friday evening talk, “Exploring Peace in Our Hearts” at New York Insight on Friday, November 1st, 2019. Click here for more information and registration.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.

Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email

If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing



Nina Wise

Nina Wise is a well-known performer who has devoted her career to investigating the relationship between art and spirit. Artistic Director of Motion, she is the recipient of multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Marin Arts Council and has received seven Bay Area Critics Circle Awards. She is the author of A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life: Self-Expression and Spiritual Practice for Those Who Have Time for Neither. Her stories and articles have appeared in The Sun, Yoga Journal, Tricycle, Inquiring Mind and Whole Earth Review.

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