Tepoztlán, Mexico

Tepoztlán, Mexico

Santee Smith in Tepoztlán

Workshop program

Day 1:  Monday

Main Focus: Acknowledgements: 

-       Land Acknowledgements and history with local peoples

-       Personal Acknowledgement and Offerings / Sharing Circle: individual introductions, 

-       Attuning to land and place: group exercises for attuning the body, body alignment, breathing, active listening, vocalization, observations

-       Individual exploration of the grounds: documenting responses

-       Lunch Break

Evening Exchange: sharing and/or presentation of the day’s individual exploration and planning for Day 2

Santee Smith

Santee Smith

Day 2: Tuesday

Main Focus: In the Lands within our venue in Tepoztlán

-       Morning Sharing Circle: opening of the day/offering to the land

-       Specific areas on the site will be chosen for exploration sessions

-       Focus on giving and receiving - interaction with the land

-       Taking into consideration the Elemental: Earth, Sky, Waters, Fire 

-        Lunch Break

-       Evening Exchange: sharing and/or presentation of the day’s individual exploration and planning for Day 3

Day 3: Wednesday

Main Focus: Sites-Specific - El Tepozteco National Park

-       Morning Sharing Circle: opening of the day

-       Travel for site exploration: El Tepozteco National Park 

-       Offering to the land, walking, listening, observing and responding

-       Individual and group collaboration: site improvisation, design documentation, image sourcing

-       Group Lunch

-       Evening Exchange: sharing and/or presentation of the day’s individual exploration and planning for Day 4

Day 4: Thursday

Main Focus: Consolidation of research and explorations

-       Morning Sharing Circle: opening of the day/offering to the land

-       Work sessions: creation/exploration, collaboration: participants can choose to work individually or in a group, or an inter-play of both, within our venue grounds

-       Dusk, site exploration in Tepoztlán

-       Dinner in Tepoztlán

-       Evening Exchange: sharing and/or presentation of the day’s individual exploration and planning for Day 5

Day 5: Friday 

Main Focus: Consolidation of research and explorations

-       Morning Sharing Circle: opening of the day/offering to the land

-       Work sessions: creation/exploration, collaboration: participants can choose to work individually or in a group, or an inter-play of both. 

-       Creation at sites within our venue grounds

-       Group Lunch

-       Preparation of presentation sites within our venue grounds

-       Closing presentations: Individuals, and Groups 

Sharing of Food and Discussions of the work

Santee Smith - Blood Water Earth

Santee Smith - Blood Water Earth

Day 6: Saturday

Main Focus: Creative Work Session + Open Share

-       Morning Sharing Circle: opening of the day/offering to the land

-       Work session: Wrap Up - Closing Acknowledgements

Check Out/Travel

What to Bring: 

-       Offering Item(s): smudge, sacred items, cultural and personal offerings

-       Your art practice supplies: cameras, costumes, regalia, etc.

-       Materials you wish to use in exploration: fabrics, paints, images, sounds, photos, readings, etc.

-       Documentation materials: journals, writing pads, etc.

-       Item(s) for ritual release: to represent a personal block to your creativity or growth

Costs:

Workshops costs (without accommodation): $997 + HST

Price includes:

  • Workshop fees.