Sparkshop™

Our signature monthly experience, Sparkshop™, is an innovative, mindful, fun (and even a little unconventional) way to explore a meaningful topic with people from around the world.

Each 90-minute one-of-a-kind 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.

Reconnect with friends or family. 

Feel renewed and inspired.

Boost your mood and your brain.

You’ll feel the benefits of slowing down and trying new things. 

You’ll learn something new (maybe not exactly what you expected). 

You’ll leave feeling connected, energized, and with an extra spark.

Sparkshops™ are your new monthly get-together activity!

  • Hassle-free ticketing and virtual technology lets you include loved ones from all over the world.

  • Activities for your mind, body, and spirit.

  • All experience levels welcome (including none).


You’ll feel the benefits of slowing down and trying new things. 

You’ll learn something new (maybe not exactly what you expected). 

You’ll leave feeling connected, energized, and with an extra spark.


 

Hi, I’m Theresa

I am the founder of Open to Being.

I’m a professional educator and an artist. I weave expertise in learning, mindfulness, movement, art (and sometimes other areas as well) together with my own personal practice of connected and intentional living.

The art-making process of collage allows me to express reflections of my imagination, inspirations, and introspections: wondrous worlds that are microcosms, windows that open to the inside. Collage is also about bringing disparate items together, seeing them in new ways, experimenting with connections, and creating something that is experienced differently altogether than only the individual pieces. This is the essence of Open to Being experiences.

As an educator, I guide learning that is personal, responsive, and innovative (and often unconventional or surprising). I believe every teacher’s task is to design and establish a space and opportunity for transformation and that direct experience is essential for transformation. From my own experiences, I know that teaching - like life - is a practice. Transformation happens in the teacher too.

Connection is at the heart of our Sparkshops™. That’s one of the reasons I go beyond familiar group activities to ones that are more collaborative and collective. Through the process of playing and creating together, we gain new perspectives and build bridges to better understanding.

“With an Open to Being Sparkshop™, I look forward to the open, experimental nature of the experience; Theresa’s compassionate presence and ability to facilitate and hold space for the participants; and the potential for new ideas, perspectives, and relationships to emerge.”

Elizabeth B.

“The Delight and Disruption Sparkshop™ was uplifting, communal, and welcoming."

"I was surprised by the fun of writing poetry together!"

Delight and Disruption Sparkshop™ participants

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