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SoulCollage® :: explore - integrate - understand - make peace - heal — Connect with Your Inner Wisdom

Eva Ruland and Iris Griebig with soulcollages/collages in the making
Eva Ruland and Iris Griebig with SoulCollages* | SoulCollage @ evolve! studio in Berkeley.


nurture your creativity,
Connect with your inner wisdom,
nurture your soul.

Next SoulCollage® Offering ::
SoulCollage is a powerful tool to help us acess and process what is going on in our psyche, even those things that we are not aware need processing. It is a fabulous way to get in touch with your deeper feelings and with your creativity in a fun and easy process. There is nothing that is as powerful and easy as SoulCollage to help have an outlet in this time of uncertainty.

The process is easy. All you do is grab images that draw you in. Then you use them together with other images to create a 5 x 8 inch collage. For this to work optimally it is important to quiet the mind. To facilitate that I start any SoulCollage workshop with a grounding visualization. After the grounding you work on your collages. Most participants create 2 collages but there is no pressure or competition. If this is your first time you might only create one collage, or if you are in a particularly creative flow you might end up with 3 or even 4 collages. You are in a safe environment and supported in expressing yourself exactly the way it feels right to you. In the last phase of the workshop we will give voice to our creations. This is a key element of the process and can be very powerful.

Practicing SoulCollage is fun, nurtures your creativity, and over time, helps you grow more whole. It is really amazing!

For your safety and mine I am now offering SoulCollage via zoom to avoid any exposure to covid-19. You will need images from magazines, catalogs, calendars and junk mailers. Personal photos or photos printed from the internet work well too. You will also need scissors and a glue stick (I recommend Scotch Permanent Glue Stick or Pioneer Photo Glue Stick) or other paper glue of your choosing. Traditionally, SoulCollage cards are 5" x 8" in size but it is up to you to set your dimensions. Here is a link for 5 x 8 heavy card stock 17pt. For clear sleeves I suggest clearbags.com.

Thursday, Sep 3, 10am - 1pm PT | $49 — zoom special


Tuesday, Sep 15, 10am - 1pm PT | $49 — zoom special


Sunday, Sep 20, 6:30-9:30pm PT | $49 — zoom special

SoulCollage immersion workshops offer you an inspired arena for creating SoulCollage® cards and engaging with them, in a safe and supportive group environment. Come every month to give yourself a little bit of time for your soul to express itself.

SoulCollage

SoulCollage workshops give you an opportunity to explore yourself on a deeper level using creativity by delving into imagery. Eva will prepare you with a centering guided visualization and provide tons of stimulating images. The workshop concludes with sharing your SoulCollage cards and giving voice to them.

The process is powerful and often surprising.

Eva creates a safe environment and guides you through every step. — No experience required.

next SoulCollage workshop:
Tuesday, August 18, 10:30am - 2pm PT | $49 — zoom special

read testimonials and Experience for yourself what others rave about. Chances are that you will love it too.

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Read why SoulCollage is important.

Connect with your inner wisdom,
nurture your creativity,
connect with your soul.

We all are multi-facetted beings wearing many hats. Oftentimes, one or two of these hats seem to demand so much of us that we forget about other aspects of who we are. What happened with that adventurous part? How about your wild joy? And that part of you that is overwhelmed or scared? Do they have room to express it so that it does not burst out and talk you out of things that might nurture you? [read more] [read testimonials]

SoulCollage® Dates 2020
Jan 20 | Feb 23 | Mar 14 [cancelled]| April 26 [via zoom]| May 9 [via zoom] |May 18 [via zoom]|
— All SoulCollage workshops are now offered via ZOOM —

Tuesday June 9 (am)| Thursday June 18 (am)| June 28 (pm)| July 7 (am) | July 21 (am) | July 26 (pm)|Aug 4 (amPT) | Aug 18 (amPT) | Aug 23 (pmPT) | Sep 3 (amPT) | Sep 15 (amPT) | Sep 20 (pmPT) | more to come.

(amPT) workshops are 10:30am -2pmPT [includes a lunch break]

(pmPT) workshops are 6:30-9:30pmPT.

Let me know that you're interested in SoulCollage and stay tuned.


More Detail :: SoulCollage

Business and parenting are two typical examples of roles that hold strong demands on us. We want to give our best, with the result that for stretches of our lives we shut out many other aspects of who we are. It can be hard to explore your inner wild woman for example when you have a job and kids and little time to breath.

SoulCollage® is an opportunity to give voice to all of who we are, including those aspects that have suffered from neglect. In SoulCollage® we make cards for personality aspects and archetypal energies that want to be heard and expressed. No worries, Eva will guide you so that the card will almost create itself—no artistic skills are needed. And for those who are artistic but have no arena for their inner artist to roam, this is a fantastic opportunity to come and express yourself in a safe environment and without the pressure of competition. The SoulCollage® process is about honoring and expressing our inner selves, and all of us have unique selves to be expressed. An intrinsic part of SoulCollage® is sharing, giving voice to the card that you created. The safe environment of the group is an ideal setting for this.

Come to an intro workshop to learn more about SoulCollage® AND to make your first cards. Experience for yourself what others rave about [read testimonials]. Chances are that you will love it too. Then, join Eva monthly to tune into yourself and to develop your SoulCollage® deck. Your soul needs a little time and attention — SoulCollage® is an easy way to give it what it needs. Heighten your awareness of your inner world and ultimately boosts your happiness by moving toward inner peace. Come and give it a try.

About the SoulCollage® deck

SoulCollage® is a system and a path.
After practicing SoulCollage® for a while you will be able to organize your cards according to SoulCollage® suits :

- committee
- community
- council
- energy companions (chakra cards)
- transpersonal cards.

Over time, you will be able to use your deck for divination. It is a bit as if you had a personal tarot deck!

SoulCollage® is a powerful and fun psycho-spiritual creative practice that allows us to gradually grow by integrating continuously more aspects of who we are. This dynamic practice helps process our complexities, ambiguities and contradictions, ultimately leading to a sense of clarity, wholeness and inner peace.

Creating Your SoulCollage® Deck

Having your own SoulCollage® deck is like having a deck of customized tarot cards. Each card has its own specific meaning and can help you understand yourself better. Plus, the process of making cards is a fun way of letting your creative juices flow while exploring aspects of yourself, a card at a time.

The Saturday morning group and the SoulCollage immersion Sundays will help you explore yourself while growing your SoulCollage® deck. Each meeting begins with a centering guided visualization. Then we will create SoulCollage® cards and share what they reveal to us.

If you have not done a SoulCollage® intro workshop yet, no worries: come and get started. You can take the intro workshop at the next opportunity or when you're ready. Come and expand your SoulCollage® deck in this safe, nurturing, creative environment. No artistic background necessary.

Call 510.644.1566 for more information.

Click here to view our cancellation policy.

*Eva Ruland and the featured collage workshop participants thank all photographers and other artists who created the original art we were drawing from. If you recognize one of your pieces in any of the posted collages, we would love to give you credit for your work. Please contact us.

These collaged cards and the collages throughout the site are samples and used for private purpose only.

 



 

 


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Testimonials

"This workshop is a safe + wonderful way to connect with myself + my creativity."

Susan Johnson, Oakland

"Wow, I made a card that represents where I am in my life at the moment... I am learning to nurture myself and one of the ways is through SoulCollage®. Thank you, Eva!"

Deedee, Burlingame


"This workshop is extraordinarly enlightening. I highly recommend it."

C.W.E., Alamo

"Eva helps me to bypass my inner critic which is super liberating. I feel free and I can go deeper into my own process. In a way, I create my own analysis—not a cognitive analysis but something that emerges symbolically."
Giselle B, Oakland

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