Arts Unity Movement ~ Mindfulness, Expressive & Healing Arts

San Mateo, United States
547 Members

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Arts Unity Movement (A.U.M.) is a San Mateo based non-profit focusing on elevating lives through mindful practices, expressive and healing arts. 

A.U.M. is also home to NewGround Theatre Dance Company, which produces storyline productions that thematically encompass messages of hope, unity, inner change, and well-being for ourselves and the planet. The core company of dancers are an eclectic group of trained performers in a variety of dance styles.


VEIN OF GOLD WORKSHOP – Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30pm.  Vein of Gold is a year long approach that uses tools from the Artist Way by Julia Cameron but offers an opportunity to go even deeper. It will start with the Kingdom of Story. The book goes into depth though many ways we sense the world, such as hearing, sight and touch. We will engage in weekly art projects while we share our explorations. You don’t need to be a self-identified artist to participate.


Art Based Grief and Loss Group Wednesdays 10:30am to 12:00 noon. This is an opportunity to explore any unresolved grief and loss issues through the creative arts in a safe environment. Explore the five stages of grief that are commonly identified: Denial, Bartering, Anger, Depression and Acceptance. These may or may not occur in any particular order and they may continue to cycle as grief is processed. All levels of artistic experience are welcome, from no experience to self-identified artists. Sliding Scale $15 – $25. Roberta Wentzel-Walter, MA, ATR-BC Board Certified Art Therapist 


Inner Calm 6:00-7:00  

A New Group for Women that Combines:

Breathing and Alignment, Simple Stretch and Strength, Relaxation and Guided Movement, Visualization and Meditation, Inspirational Readings, Support and Discussions.

Sliding Scale $10-$15

No previous experience in yoga or meditation necessary

Wear comfortable clothes suitable for easy movement and relaxation

REIKI/HEALING HANDS NIGHT - 2nd Thursday of the month 7:30PM-9:00 PM. Experience the relaxing and healing benefits of Reiki from a group of certified Reiki practitioners/Reiki Masters.  30minute sessions available by appointment.To schedule an appointment, call 650-569-1276


Couples Salsa Night  7:30-9:45 See site for dates.

7:30-7:45 Registration

7:45-8:45 Salsa Instruction

8:45-9:45 Open Dance.  Rotating assistance by instructors available.

Bring your spouse, your partner or a friend.  No previous dance experience necessary.  No rotating of partners expected during instructions

Please wear comfortable clothing and easy moving soft soled shoes.


Basics of Inner Meditation  9:00AM-10:00AM

Inner meditation is a particularly beneficial practice. You look at, listen to, and concentrate on the insides of your own self by applying few basic techniques in concert, such as good body posture, proper breathing methods, relaxation, and mental power. It brings all your attention and awareness inward and circulates energy flows inside your body.

This triggers profound changes in the body and the brain. It develops and improves body energy flow, also known as qi (pronounce chee). The development of qi within your own body enhances health, generates a sense of calm and well-being, and replenishes inner energy reserves. Furthermore, it develops awareness and consciousness based on improved body conditions, and this leads you along on a path of spiritual enlightenment.

In this meetup, we will guide you through inner meditation practices step by step, so that you will be able to practice on your own after class. The class is about one hour, but your own practice session may range from 15 to 30 minutes like most beginners.

$10.00 love offering


Watch for NewGround Theatre Dance Company performances

Find the Healer Within April 7-8th 2018  10am – 6pm, lunch 1h and tea breaks

Inspire and empower your ability to heal!


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