a community and space to…
connect with yourself and others
Creative and mindful activities invite you to connect with yourself, bond with other generations, and get to know people from diverse backgrounds. Bring family and friends. Meet new people. Learn more about yourself.
feel like a kid again
Playful creative expression ignites increased well-being and happiness. It will even change your mind (literally).
shift your view
Curious awareness helps you see different perspectives and paths. Whether you want to unblock your mind, solve a problem, move through change, design or build, understand someone else’s point of view, or be more present in life.
Mindful Art Membership
Bring more balance and inspiration to your life!
In our vibrant global community, you’ll:
- express your creative and crafty self in exclusive virtual events.
- renew and refresh your daily life with weekly mindfulness tips, motivation, ideas, and practices.
- make connections with new people and build deeper ones with your friends and family.
- bring more art and mindfulness into your life or someone else’s.
Founding Members lock in 2021 pricing for the as long as they remain members. Prices will increase in 2022.
Beginning at $20/monthJoin
Mindful Art Members
receive original artist-made cards (not prints) mailed to you and join our mobile-friendly (not on Facebook) connected community for motivation, inspiration and (of course!) connection.Learn more
Mindful Tea Break
An easy, comfortable, creative, and fun way to explore mindfulness together. Live meditations and online resources in a convenient 30-day package to experience your way.
We’ll provide a focus, guidance, and support. You bring yourself (and your own tea or other relaxing beverage, if you choose). Together, we’ll create community.
New schedule coming soon!
Our signature group experience.
An innovative, mindful, fun (and even a little unconventional) way to explore a meaningful topic with people from around the world. Our unique virtual experience blends together playful, reflective, and collaborative activities to spark your curiosity and creativity.
Discover the surprising and energizing results of being creative together.
What We Do
We design experiences for exploring creativity together.
But you don't have to be an artist or an IT genius to be creative. 2020 to now has especially showed us how creative we can all be: balancing changes in routines, taking on new roles, adapting, adjusting, and living.
Mindfulness is infused in our experiences.
But you don’t have to follow a script or daily schedule. There are many ways to be mindful in everyday life – in your own way. We can open the door for you.
"Open to Being programs are unique in how Theresa weaves creative offerings together: whether it's an art viewing and meditation, reading poetry, or making poetry as a group. I'm honoring my time and the time of others with a unique creative offering or experience. To me, that is beautiful."
Open to Being builds community and deep connection through designed group experiences that intertwine art, play, movement, and mindfulness.
We believe in the power of open curiosity and creativity as pathways for a connected, well-balanced, and fulfilling life. We spark your curiosity and creativity to enable you to become open to being …
- connected with your whole self.
- connected with others.
- playful and expressive.
- intentional every day.
- engaged in the journey, not the destination.
"Theresa is a natural leader, an embodiment of her practice - always putting forth her best self while holding space for others do the same. She raises the bar whatever the situation. Intelligent, creative, compassionate, and fierce at the same time."
Meet Open to Being’s Founder
Open to Being is the culmination of Theresa Esterlund’s work, passions, and life. She weaves professional expertise in education, mindfulness, movement, art, and museum experiences together with her personal practice of connected and intentional living.
Over 25 years, Theresa has led teams in science, history, and art museums and served on the board of multiple arts organizations. In addition to guiding adult and youth yoga and meditation practices, she is also an artist whose work has been shown in juried exhibitions.Read Theresa's Story
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