Chris Zydel, MA and CREATIVE JUICES ARTS
WILD HEART EXPRESSIVE ARTS TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM in 2016.
Dear Creative Sister,
Are you longing to claim and to celebrate yourself as a creative teacher and leader? Are you ready for a life changing journey where you will explore and express your creative nature and learn how to awaken it in others ? Are you eager for a life filled with creative self expression, deep soul healing and being part of an exciting community of dynamic, creative women? Are you ready to combine the experience of having abundance on all levels with the satisfaction of deeply meaningful creative service? Are you ready to break through the internal barriers that are holding you back from manifesting your desire of successfully doing creative work that you love?
If you are you a spiritually and psychologically inspired coach, trainer, counselor, artist or healer who answered yes to the above questions this program might be just what you have been looking for. If you are passionate about art and creativity and longing to develop your OWN bountiful and fulfilling expressive arts workshops this program can help you create what you envision and more. If you are hungry to bring powerful change and transformation to yourself and to the women in your community this training can allow you to make that dream a bright and shining reality.
It’s pretty clear to many of us that the world is in a time of massive change. And that we need to do things differently in order to facilitate and meet this change with a courageous heart and an open mind.
A big part of that change has to do with how women are being asked to show up in the world.
As leaders. As facilitators. As pioneers. As teachers. As wisdom bearers and visionaries. As artists bringing their creativity to the challenges we are facing. As priestesses channeling the spirit of the divine feminine. As healers holding the world in our arms and bathing it in compassion. As powerful women claiming our hard won mastery, authority and expertise on all levels.
It’s also important that women find ways to bring their many gifts into the world in a BIGGER way. Which means that we need to actively shift out of the old stories and old patterns that are ingrained in us around staying small, powerless and helpless. And nowhere is this struggle more apparent than around the issues of success and abundance in regards to livelihood and work.
Too many women are caught up various archetypes that trap us into being underpaid, undervalued and overworked.
The starving artist. The long suffering, self sacrificing “nice woman” who gives everything away. The astrologer or tarot reader or bodyworker or healer who can’t charge for her services because it’s not “spiritual”. The good girl who won’t demand to be paid what she’s worth for fear of being seen as selfish. The woman who equates generosity with not having any boundaries around her time or money or energy.
We are caught in snares of shame and not enoughness that keep us from seeing the true worth of our gifts and the amazing value that we have to offer our communities. We need to learn that being of service is not the same thing as being broke. We need to break free of ancient structures and belief systems that have held us back and held us down for way too long. We need to heal our internalized oppression around money and livelihood.
We need to step back into our rightful place of feminine power and claim our creative capacity to remake and heal the world.
This Program Could Be Exactly What You Have Been Looking For If…
… you are a coach, counselor, artist or healer who feels unclear and frustrated about how to make a living providing soulful, healing, creativity work that is a source of satisfaction and inspiration for you, where you feel you are of service to your community AND are still be able to make a good income.
……. hungering to be financially successful doing the work that you know you are meant to do, the work that is aligned with your true purpose but that feels so out of reach because your fear gets in the way.
…….. a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for a long time and is burnt out from dealing with insurance companies that force you to focus on what is wrong with people and who is ready to have the joyful experience of nurturing other women to grow and change through the positive power of creative self expression.
…… a woman in midlife, children grown or close to it, someone who has been devoted to your family and now wants to do something for yourself, who is ready to offer your gifts and hard won wisdom to the world AND get paid for it.
……. a younger woman, just starting out on a career path, who is excited about the power of the expressive arts and creativity but who needs a compassionate, supportive and savvy mentor, someone who will enthusiastically guide you along the path towards becoming who you are meant to be.
……. an artist who has been devoted to your own creative process and wants to share what you have learned about the power of creativity with other women in a healing context.
…..a woman who comes from a difficult or abusive background, who has made a serious commitment to healing herself and becoming more whole and who is longing to bring her knowledge and expertise to other women on the journey of transformation.
…. going through a career change and ready to do something that you find exciting and fulfilling, that feeds you on a soul level and that also pays the bills?
…. going through a career change and ready to do something that you find exciting and fulfilling, that feeds you on a soul level and that also pays the bills?
I have been supporting myself quite nicely for over 36 years, running my own business teaching intuitive painting and expressive arts classes, leading sacred circle women’s creativity groups and facilitating workshops and retreats in some of the most beautiful places in the world.
I love what I do. I have deeply meaningful work or, as the Buddhists call it, right livelihood. I am in alignment with my core values and I offer something that serves the highest good of my community. I am getting paid to be who I am. I feel like I am truly the creator of my own life. And I am comfortably successful on a practical, financial level.
Even after all these years, I wake up most every day filled with gratitude and excitement for the opportunity to work with dynamic, interesting and soulful women to support them in being all of who they are through the magic of authentic creative self expression.
And I would love to share all of what I know with you so that you can become part of a growing circle of women artists, healers and entrepreneurs who are touching and transforming women’s lives using this expressive arts process.
I can say with great conviction that participating in this process will transform you in ways that you can’t even begin to imagine. One of my students talks about how at the end of her training every woman in the circle appeared to have grown at least six inches taller and was a beaming light of joy and confidence.
I can also say that I am 100% committed to you if you join me for this adventure into becoming a group facilitator for creative awakening. I am over the moon enthusiastic about supporting you to gain the belief in yourself and the skills you will need as a teacher and a leader to run your own expressive arts groups and intuitive painting workshops. And I will also work with you around your marketing efforts so that you can actually begin making some money doing this work.
That is one of the reasons I am keeping the group small. I will be devoting myself to your success and personal unfolding over the next year, because my deepest heart’s desire is to see these expressive arts groups and intuitive painting classes available in communities everywhere.
And to lovingly nurture you into the powerful feminine teacher and leader that you long to become.
The Juicy Details
This program is designed to teach you what I know, which is how to use the process of the Expressive Arts, Intuitive Painting, Group Process and Sacred Sharing Circles, Body Sensing, Sound, Meditation and Movement to create a healing environment via classes, workshops, and retreats, to encourage people to manifest the best of who they are through the power of creative self expression. The Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teacher Training Program will be held at the Mountain Home Ranch Resort located in Calistoga, CA which is in the beautiful Napa Valley in Northern California.
The training will be conducted as four 7 day intensives (or 28 days of training) that will be held about 4 months apart over a ten month period of time. Dates of the Intensives:
Session 1 (Registration is closed)
May 8-14, 2016 August 7-13, 2016 November 6-12, 2016 February 12-18, 2017
Session 2 (Waiting List Only)
October 9-15, 2016 January 15-21, 2017 April 2-8, 2017 July 16 – 22, 2017 In addition to the hands on training you will receive when you attend the four residential workshops there are some other goodies that will be part of your program package.
- 4 individual coaching sessions with Chris Zydel.
- Participation in a private online FaceBook forum ( you are REQUIRED to have an active FaceBook account to participate in this program)
- 4 group teleclasses where you can ask questions and get support.
- A Teacher Training manual
- Some surprise goodies
- Opportunities to assist me at my various workshops and retreats
- Upon completion of the program you will be listed in a directory on my website and recommended as a teacher trained by me.
This is a professional training and the purpose of this program is to produce teachers. My intention is that you come out of these ten months feeling confident to teach intuitive painting and expressive arts classes and to run your own workshops. This is not a survey class. It is very hands on and experiential. However, part of your training includes your willingness to do your own personal work through the group process and intuitive painting, because you can only lead people to places that you yourself are willing to go!
What You Can Hope To Receive From The Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teacher Training Program:
You will experience the transformative power of intuitive painting and the expressive arts through deep immersion in your own creative process, which leads to powerful creative and spiritual breakthroughs on a personal growth level.
You will gain greater confidence in taking on the role of teacher and leader by being encouraged to think like a teacher and to act like a leader.
You will learn how to create a strong and safe healing container that supports people to open fully to their own creative process by discovering your own strengths and competencies as a facilitator.
You will be empowered by being part of the magic that can only happen in a bonded, dynamic, creative community of women who are devoted to each others growth and success, as well as laying the groundwork for an ongoing sisterhood of support that will sustain you in your continued expansion long past the training.
You will walk away with increased confidence and experience in designing your own expressive arts processes through offering workshops that YOU create to the other women in the training.
You will be given practical nuts and bolts information about how to set up an expressive arts workshop or studio.
You will develop a strong grounding in the conceptual underpinnings of this work which includes learning how to talk and write about this process in your role as teacher.
You will grow through the hands-on experience of facilitating a class with feedback from your peers.
You will flourish as you receive the unconditional support you need in order to go out into the world and actually teach.
You will be inspired to devote yourself to your creative practice as your soul feeding spiritual practice.
You will prosper by learning some basic marketing tools, identifying your unique marketing style and even learning how to make marketing fun so that you can make your classes and workshops a success. You will be part of a growing community of Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teachers.
This training is strictly limited to ten very lucky women in order to allow everyone to get the full attention, mentoring and nurturing needed that will guarantee your success! When I offered this training the first time it filled very quickly and unfortunately I had to turn some people away. If you are interested in attending please contact me soon to guarantee your spot so that you, too, will soon be running your own expressive arts classes and groups!
Of course, the final question is this: Are you ready to take this step towards creating your future as a teacher and leader using the power of art for healing and transformation? Are you finally ready to make this commitment to yourself? Are you ready to open the door to manifesting your dream?
If the answer is YES… if this program feels right for you, click here to contact me. The registration process consists of an hour long phone or Skype interview with me to make sure that this program can truly work for you in the best possible way. And if you are not quite sure, if you still have some questions or concerns, I would also love to hear from you and see if I can help you gain some clarity about your needs at this time. AND… if you know of anyone who might benefit from or be interested in this program, please pass the word along. I look forward to hearing from you.
From My Wild Heart To Yours,
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Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teacher Training Program 2016!
If you’ve gotten this far the (almost) final question you are now asking yourself is…..HOW MUCH DOES THIS FABULOUS TRAINING COST?
Dates: The training happens in 4 weeklong intensives over the course of the year
Session 1 (Registration is closed)
- May 8-14, 2016
- August 7-13, 2016
- November 6-12, 2016
- February 12-18, 2017
Session 2 (Waiting List Only)
- October 9-15, 2016
- January 15-21, 2017
- April 2-8, 2017
- July 16 – 22, 2017
Program Fee: The program itself costs $5,900 which includes the 27 days of training plus all the goodies listed above. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space in this training.
Meals & Lodging Fees: Mountain Home Ranch prepares fabulous gourmet meals and scrumptious desserts that are included with the following lodging options:
- Rustic Cabin: Shared $2,160/Private: $2,568 There are only three of these cabins available. There is a sink and toilet in cabin with a shared outside shower house for bathing.
- Cabin: Shared $2,496/Private $3,216. Cabins have several rooms with full shared bathrooms complete with toilet, sink and shower.
- Lodge Room: Shared $2,496/Private: $3,216. Lodge rooms are located in the historic main lodge and include a private bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet.
- Cottage: Shared $2,856/Private: $3,936. Cottages are more spacious and include a full bathroom with shower, sink toilet and a full kitchen and fireplace.
(Shared lodging options are only available if there are other attendees who want to also share. The food and lodging fees cover all four sessions of the program. California Sales Tax and Occupancy Tax are not included in these quoted lodging prices. Taxes will be added at the time of payment. The lodging and meals prices above are for planning purposes and final prices will be determined at the time of payment. Prices subject to change without notice. Payment plans are available upon request.)
Enrollment: I require a phone interview with new Teacher Training applicants so that I can get to know you and you can ask any questions that you have about the program. Please fill out the form below and provide me with the best times to reach you and I will contact you shortly.
A Few Words About Commitment…..
The Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teacher Training Program is a full-year commitment which includes all the group meetings, the four one-on-one coaching sessions, and the group calls. If, for any reason, you choose not to continue, you will still be liable for the full fees for the program. This is due to the nature of this training. A FULL commitment is needed up front. This is not a program you ‘feel out’ and then drop out of or come in and out of at will. That undermines your success, my ability to support you and affects the spirit of the group.
Because of the intimate nature of the work that we will be doing together over the next year your full commitment is essential. Since this is not a ‘join anytime’ program, your space cannot be filled once we begin.
If you are not 100% sure about your passion to be doing this type of work I highly recommend that you participate in one of my other workshops or retreats before signing up for the teacher training program so that you can get a better sense of the nature of this expressive arts process.
What previous Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teacher Trainees have to say about the program…
Someone call the doctor. This girl needs to be resuscitated. We got to get the blood flowing. This girls soul is on the verge of going extinct. Someone call the doctor. The art doctor. This girl needs to breathe. I feel grateful and honored that the cosmos intuitively gifted me the healing number for Chris Zydel. She has the ability to see what lives inside my soul, and with a caring and nurturing voice, slowly entices my feelings and emotions to escape out. I am grateful for her guidance and the intuitive arts process. For transforming my “grief cave” into a vibrant world I can claim confidently as my own. Thank you for helping me discover me and realizing I am home and that all I need is within me. Thank you for gifting the wisdom and the expressive arts teacher training program to weave into my web of life that extends beyond and within me.Tovah Shafran
If you want to take a ride into the deepest parts of who you are, jumped into one of Chris’s ideals workshops. She fearlessly goes with you into all you’re curious, extraordinary, unknown and playful in our places. The depth and scope of invitation interpersonal transformation and her teacher training program is huge. Just imagine… if you’re willing to commit to that level of your own personal growth, feel into all the ways you can then lead others through the divine territory of transformation.Sage Abella
Chris Zydels creative juices are always flowing. I believe this is what attracted me to her website eight years ago. I feel so fortunate that I moved to the San Francisco Bay and found Chris’s weekly class in Oakland. Chris is a master teacher in the studio and in her Wildheart Intuitive Painting Teacher Training Program I feel honored and supported with my healing over the year we spent together. As I am celebrating my graduation, and becoming a wild heart expressive arts intuitive painting teacher, I am looking forward to creating a studio for women and children to come and play, heal and allow their creative juices flow.JoAnna Conrad
Words are too limiting to express the experience I have had being a student of the Wildheart Teacher Training Program. Here’s a stab at it though… life-changing, gratitude, love, love, love, and more love, awakening, reflection, rebirth, miraculous, more love, brilliance, transformation. I so adore Chris to the moon and back. I feel like she has saved my life, rescued me from the ordinary and mundane and given me a glorious rebirth into the magnificent here and now. I feel inspired to change the world… and when I do Chris will be the one I can thank.Karen Palmer
Chris Zydel… what a wildly wonderful and amazing supernova goddess. This woman, who is hard to even find words for, has changed my life. Since taking her teacher training program, I have been led on this amazing journey of discovery of being able to meet the greatness inside of me . And gain the courage to share it with the world. She will not accept anything less then demanding your light to shine, and does so with such a loving, caring, sweet and crazy grace that it astonishes me . The amount of wisdom that this woman holds is truly something that I highly recommend for yourself to experience. Well … only of course if you want to change your life and shine your awesomeness from the inside out!Kenzie Ahlstrom
Through Chris Zydel’s Wild Heart Teacher Training I’ve embraced a global energy that is my human experience. With my desire firmly planted, Chris’s training fed and watered my potential until an entrepreneurial self sprouted leaves. This year long supportive training gave me a foundational springboard and courage to achieve my business and teaching goals. The year challenged my assumptions and fears to build on skills I already had and tap into resources I didn’t know were there or assumed were unavailable to me. Within the first week we had formed a family that has grown and holds each of us to our highest potential.
I didn’t know that starting my own business was going to be so wonderful and magically. Now, I have my own brand and foster the intuitive process for students. I feel my purpose and worth with a clarity I’ve never known.
If you’re still on the fence about this, then I encourage you to take a leap of faith and open your heart to some Wild Heart adventures, great food, and a whole lot of magic!Cherol Ockrassa
Chris Zydel’s teacher training not only gave me the skills to teach Intuitive Painting, it also gave me the confidence to step into this new role. Chris is a gifted Master Teacher who nurtures and supports her students in profound and uncommon ways. She is passionate about and deeply devoted to helping her students believe in their own creative gifts. This program deeply enriched my work and my life.Laura Hansen
Working with Chris Zydel has changed my life. She gave me the permission and the tools to free myself from limiting beliefs and habits. The Wild Heart Teachers Training was all I expected and much more. Every aspect of the business was covered, from developing my personal painting practice, to facilitating others in a class setting, to business and marketing strategies.
I now have the knowledge and courage to take my dream of having an expressive arts studio and making it a reality. Thank you Chris!Carolyn Eitel
I first got to know Chris through an online art journaling course. Then through her website, blog posts and videos. I knew immediately what a wonderful mentor she would be. After a conversation with Chris that sealed the deal, I signed up for the Wildheart Expressive Arts Teacher Training. What a life altering experience! I knew it would be wonderful, I just didn’t fully grasp how transformational it would be. I learned how to facilitate intuitive painting. But, much more than that I learned how to step into my gifts. The ones I was born to share. Like a lot of us I spent a lifetime hiding the deepest, most true parts of myself. Not consciously, but out of wounding, for my own protection. But what I didn’t see clearly is how those protective measures were robbing me of the most authentic parts of myself. And claiming those parts I immediately began sharing those gifts with others. And what joy that brings. I have had many A-ha moments in this training, not the least of which is “To be truly seen and heard, I have to fully show up.” Through the Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teacher Training, and in Chris’s guidance, I have begun to do that. Chris has a huge loving heart that she generously shares with all who come across her path. You know that you are safe, deeply seen, heard and held. That creates an atmosphere of security through which you can grow to your fullest potential. Attending Chris’s training was one of the best gifts I have ever giving myself. Though I have already begun to teach through the support of the program, even if I had never done that, it would have been worth any cost to truly step into myself and learn to fall in love with who I found there.Shima Mashima
Chris is the embodiment of the goddess compassion. Queen of empathy, Chris will stand with you through the storms and the good times alike. Her relentless trust in my process has helped me to build a deeper level of trust within myself that has transformed my relationship to art and life. After painting with Chris for 6+ years and completing her teacher training program I feel more alive and connected to my intuition. I finally identify as an artist! Chris encourages rebellion and cheers on the exploration of what is taboo. Without this generous permission, I may not have grown into the level of self-acceptance I experience today. Thank you for creating the wild, Juicy, Heart centered and enchanted world I was so yearning to find. Thank God for you.Kelsey Gustafson
Chris Zydel embodies fierce compassion and crazy wisdom! She is totally honorable and trustworthy in her work and her roles as expressive arts diva and astrologer par excellence. She makes it irresistible to say yes to yourself and your own blooming.Meris Walton