LIFE Center Stage Workshops
Through committed partnership, we can make a huge difference! Given the opportunity, every one of us wants and needs to be seen, heard, connect, and live a purposeful life without stigma or shame. By creating this outreach program series, we can bridge the existing divide by educating through personal stories, inspiring performances and creative individual and social development. Interested in attending a workshop? or hosting a workshop? Contact Vicky at 973-985-7548 or Vicky@LifeCenterStage.com
Drum Song: The Art and Spirit of Drumming, facilitated by Ubaka Hill
The Art & Spirit of Drumming 6-month series will explore the rhythms and resonance of music. Reconnect with ancient wisdom and drumming traditions using sound as a tool for personal transformation, healing and celebration. Learn how to participate in community drum circles and group music making.
Songwriting Discovery Workshop, facilitated by Lorraine Ferro
In the Songwriting Discovery Workshop Series the emphasis is on exploring the heart and soul of the great songwriter. If you’ve misunderstood that last sentence, we’re talking about YOUR heart and YOUR soul. No matter whether you’ve been writing songs for ages, or are just beginning, there’s an artist inside you whose expression you haven’t tapped into yet. During each six week series, we will be discussing and applying a multitude of songwriting techniques and exercises that will challenge, stimulate and stretch your creative muscles in a team oriented environment that celebrates your own accomplishments as well as those of your classmates. Weekly assignments will focus on the songs you are creating and how to develop them.
Performance Workshop, facilitated by Lorraine Ferro
Once a week for eight weeks, artists participate in class discussions, in depth exercises and presentations of material to explore and break through the fears and blocks that can sometimes turn our free-flowing creative expression into a “deer in the headlights” expression!
Rhythm for Life, facilitated by Vicki Genfan
The class combines the meditative practice of connecting with our own pulse, and the use of simple movements, clapping and 'talking syllables' to give us a ‘full body’ practice session in moving from chaos to order, stress to peace, fear and anxiety to love. As we build our rhythmic fluidity, we build trust in our own ability to ‘auto correct’ when we find we’ve gone astray.
Great Idea Story Talk Workshop, facilitated by Rivka Willick
In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of captivating storytelling. This series is comprised of pointed lectures and hands-on exercises that focus on creating a story talk that resonates with your audience. This workshop is great way to showcase your vision-into-reality story, create narratives for professional networking, brand your small businesses and more.
Breathwork and Vibrational Healing, facilitated by Elizabeth Hanifin, LCSW and Vicky Mulligan
Integral Breath Therapy developed by Carol A. Lampman, is a highly personal, experiential process that uses specific breathing techniques to clear out physical, mental and emotional blocks or stresses. This is a safe and proven method of utilizing simple breathing practices to quickly and easily enter into a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This trance state allows unconscious and previously repressed thoughts and emotions to rise to the surface for release and integration. Vibrational Healing employs quartz crystal bowls to restore and rebalance the energy centers of the body. Besides resonating through the entire physical body, the tones can change brainwave frequencies, resulting in expansion of consciousness.