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Expressive Arts Florida Institute

Expressive Arts Florida Institute provides comprehensive training in Expressive Arts, and a wide variety of creative life enrichment workshops and classes, both in our Sarasota, Florida studio and online. We are: Kathleen Horne, MA, LMHC, REACE, REAT Tamara Teeter Knapp, MA, NCC, MHC Intern, K-12 Art Teacher, , REACE Victoria Domenichello-Anderson, MA, REACE

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About this course

Professional Development with Topaz Weis

 The Body Sings: Explorations in Embodied Voicework

Tuesday September 14, 6-8:30 pm ET

Live Online via Zoom


Didactic portions of this workshop will be recorded; experiential components will not be, to ensure confidentiality. The recording will be posted in the forum after the workshop, for viewing only by those who have registered for the workshop. 

This Professional Development course draws on techniques from a range of practices to explore the transformative power of expressing oneself with an embodied voice. Through the combined use of breath, vocalizing, movement, and improvisation we will engage in a mindful exploration of the body’s numerous songs.

The tongue can paint what the eyes can not see —- Chinese proverb

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain awareness of how breath integrates with the body to support the voice.
  • Identify and express harmony and discord in the body. 
  • Learn to embody sound.

Topaz created a safe and stimulating environment that allowed me to explore myself through the arts in its many forms! It was the just right balance of teaching, guidance, variety and space to cultivate and nurture my creative and unfolding self. The work took me to my creative edge and supported my expansion! Truly delightful! — Niko Pruesse, Strozzi Life Coach

Topaz Weis, REACE is an Expressive Arts Facilitator. She is the founder of Expressive Arts Burlington in Vermont, USA where she offers workshops, trainings and individual expressive arts consultations to an international clientele in person, by phone/zoom, and in sponsored engagements. 

Topaz’ offerings are informed by many years of study and work in multi-modal expressive arts. Her authentic voice work was born out of a call to deeply connect with nature and reclaim the power of the archetypical feminine. For many years the arena for this work was the stage, be it in theater, dancing or as a singer/songwriter. 

No longer a performer, Topaz now offers her brand of authentic voice, embodied practices to others. These experiences of profound play refresh the spirit and provide new and exciting pathways towards growth and wholeness.,

Our Online Professional Development Series is designed for Expressive Arts students and practitioners (therapists, educators, facilitators, coaches, consultants). Through a live online format, we bring you renowned professionals in the field, from around the world, to enhance your training and expertise. Each presentation will be a combination of didactic and experiential learning. We are a Florida CEU provider for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT. You will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to your own CE Board or certifying organization.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Live Online Events and WorkshopsRefunds must be requested in writing (email) no later than 5 days prior to the workshop date. If supplies were sent to you, you will be refunded the workshop cost minus the supply fee. After the 5 day deadline there will be no refunds unless your space is filled by another participant.  There will be no refunds for "no shows”. In case of a family or medical emergency EAFI will do its best to either refund the workshop fee or credit it towards a later date. EAFI is not responsible for participant’s technology, internet, internet platform or computer issues. Participants are responsible for the necessary internet connections/platforms needed to participate in online workshops or events.