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Art in Motion

a healing practice of movement & creativity

What is Art in Motion?


Background of Art in Motion

In 2009, Zahira was inspired to create movement based on paintings, which culminated in a choregraphy called the Lotus Series, based on the art works by Robert Rauschenberg in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Oklahoma. That choreographic process sparked another layer of embodied experiences during an art therapy training by Meera Hashimoto in Brazil (see photo on the left) in 2014. And so, Zahira eventually created the healing movement and creativity practice called Art in Motion.


Art in Motion includes the elements of the art that lie within; our energy, the colors we are drawn to, the movements our body would like to explore. So, there's no aesthetic desire. There's no planned outcome. There's only the intention to explore through movement and drawing in a safe and playful space. And with wonderful unforgettable experiences.

Thus far, Zahira has facilitated Art in Motion for multiple groups in Brazil, the United States, the Netherlands, Greece, and Palestine.

Photo taken during Meera's art therapy workshop in Brazil (2014)

In the method Art in Motion the focus is on dance improvisation, allowing the body to lead the movement and observing the control of the mind. It is a deep mindfulness practice, facilitated in a playful, safe and joyful way, including guided meditation for grounding and connecting to the inner world. This workshop allows you to step out of form and into Being. The workshop also provides creative assignments in different ways: drawing our inner energy in abstract ways on paper, dancing what we’ve drawn, dancing what someone else drew… All to stimulate being in the moment, observing, becoming aware of what moves inside of us. All of these methods are intended to get out of the head and into the body, to let the wisdom of the body speak.

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