Calendar of Events

 

Yoga Studies Events at Loyola Marymount University Spring 2014 

 

Work as Worship: Art Therapy, Meditation, and Karma Yoga
Art Therapy Studio (University Hall 2517) Loyola Marymount University. Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

What if our work in the world felt like worship? How does meditation training support clinical training and why is it important to include contemplative practice in the curriculum sequence? How does the privilege to work as a therapist in a therapeutic relationship inspire  I/Thou encounters? What lessons from Karma Yoga and other socially engaged practices are relevant for the therapist to consider? These questions will be addressed and presented by Dr. Franklin within the context of a contemplative model of training to become an art therapist and counselor.

Michael A. Franklin, PhD, ATR-BC, is the coordinator of the Transpersonal Art Therapy program and the Naropa Community Art Studio (NCAS) at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. Prior to Naropa, he practiced as a clinician and directed the Art Therapy programs at the College of St. Teresa and Bowling Green State University. Michael is an international lecturer and accomplished author. His research addresses art as contemplative practice encompassing meditation, social engagement/karma-yoga and art-based research. For more information about Michael Franklin: www.artisyoga.com 

Interested participants must RSVP with Lori Gloyd, administrative coordinator of the MFTH / Art Therapy program (Lori.Gloyd@LMU.edu) to reserve their seat. 


The Darshan of the Imagination: Adoring the Collaborative Emergent Through Clay
Art Therapy Studio (University Hall 2517) Loyola Marymount University. Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

From earth, to artistic collaboration, to fire, to stone, to independent object; clay is a material that easily teaches about change. As we will explore, when clay is formed it transforms into patiently waiting imaginal narratives composed of contexts, emotions, and unique scenes. When listened to and followed, these emerging images inspire reverent seeing reminiscent of the Darshan experience. This workshop explores these themes by materializing through clay, the I/Thou textures of the therapeutic relationship. During this 2.5-hour experience we will recreate a client-therapist relationship and discover the waiting potential of Imaginal Darshan.

Michael A. Franklin, PhD, ATR-BC, is the coordinator of the Transpersonal Art Therapy program and the Naropa Community Art Studio (NCAS) at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. Prior to Naropa, he practiced as a clinician and directed the Art Therapy programs at the College of St. Teresa and Bowling Green State University. Michael is an international lecturer and accomplished author. His research addresses art as contemplative practice encompassing meditation, social engagement/karma-yoga and art-based research. For more information about Michael Franklin: www.artisyoga.com 

Interested participants must RSVP with Lori Gloyd, administrative coordinator of the MFTH / Art Therapy program (Lori.Gloyd@LMU.edu) to reserve their seat. 


Ahimsa Center International Conference: Care, Compassion and Mindfulness
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. November 7-9, 2014

Care, Compassion and Mindfulness is the theme of the 6th biannual conference on nonviolence hosted by the Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona in suburban Los Angeles. This conference will draw upon scientific research and practice-based insights from a variety of disciplines and professions to further our understanding of the ways in which we can cultivate care, compassion and mindfulness in our individual selves, in our families and communities, and in world at large. The cultivation of care, compassion and mindfulness calls for a radical transformation in how we relate to each other as human beings, and how we relate to other beings and to nature; it calls for rethinking our personal lives, work lives and civic lives.

Conference details including the schedule, speaker biographies, presentation abstracts, and registration are available via the following link:  http://www.csupomona.edu/~ahimsacenter/conference/conference_14.shtml


LMU Graduate Open House
University Hall 1840, Loyola Marymount University. December 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Students attending the Graduate Open House will have the opportunity to meet with program directors and faculty, take a campus tour, and learn about the financial aid and admission process.

10:00 a.m. - Arrival and check-in. There will be a meet & greet held in the Roski dining room. Refreshments will be served.
10:30 a.m. - Opening remarks by Dean Shane Martin.
10:45 a.m. - Yoga Info Session: Program director Dr. Christopher Chapple will meet with interested graduate prospects.
12:00 p.m. - Campus tour for those interested.

Registration is available at: http://graduate.lmu.edu/rsvpLMU. Please contact Fred Puza (fpuza@lmu.edu) for more information.