Chris Zydel, MA and CREATIVE JUICES ARTS
WILD HEART EXPRESSIVE ARTS TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM in 2016.
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 (Sold Out)
May 8-14, 2016 August 7-13, 2016 November 6-12, 2016 February 12-18, 2017
Session 2 (Now Open)
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 forum
- 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
- Certification as a Wild Heart Expressive Arts teacher
- 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, Chris
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Painting from the Wild Heart
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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 intensive over the course of the year
Session 1 (Sold Out)
- May 8-14, 2016
- August 7-13, 2016
- November 6-12, 2016
- February 12-18, 2017
Session 2 (Now Open)
- October 9-15, 2016
- January 15-21, 2017
- April 2-8, 2017
- July 16 – 22, 2017
Cost: 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. Location: Mountain Home Ranch Resort Calistoga, CA Lodging & Meals: There is an additional cost of $1,450 for the fabulous, gourmet meals that Mountain Home Ranch provides and the following lodging options:
- Dorm lodging in the rustic cabins: $900 ( There are only three of these cabins available).
- Shared lodging with one other participant in a room in the lodge: $1,175
- Private room in the lodge: $1,875
(The food and lodging fees cover all four sessions of the program. 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…
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
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