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Body/Image/Object (BIO) Workshop

  • 80 39th Street, Suite 301 Brooklyn, NY, 11232 United States (map)

Are you a woman who wants to feel totally at home and confident in your body? Do you want to reconnect to your body, emotions and creativity in a joyous and supported way? Do you want a community of like-minded women who love and support one another? Do you want to literally make art out of your life? Then this is the workshop for you!

Welcome to Body/Image/Object (BIO) the Workshop! BIO Workshops combine movement, meditation, embodied listening and auto-biographical art making to to help you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin, learn how to move emotion through your body in constructive ways, and create works of art that reflect who are and who you wish to be.

You will learn:

- how to feel grounded and confident in your body right now

- how to interrupt negative self-talk

- how to release emotions that are keeping you stuck

- create a work of art that makes your story visible and tangible (body story collage)

All of this and the chance to meet other women who want to create communities based on love, respect, and mutual support. Join me for this event to connect more deeply with yourself and others and let your creativity flow and flourish.

DATE: April 29, 2018


LOCATION: 80 39th Street, Suite 301, Brooklyn, NY 11232

PRICE: $150 (materials included)*

Additional info: Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes you don't mind rolling around on the floor in and getting dirty. Painting is a messy business - be prepared to get messy :)

There will be a 45 minute lunch break mid-afternoon. There is a fridge if you'd like to bring your lunch. There is also a food court on 36th street (about a 10 minute walk away) If you prefer to buy something.

* I am committed to making this work available to those who feel drawn to it regardless of current financial circumstances. To that end, one work-study and 2 partial scholarships are available. Click here to apply: Application deadline is Monday, April 16th.

Have questions? Contact Jessi at


About the creator of BIO:

Photo by Jenn Reid

Photo by Jenn Reid

Hi! I'm Jessi, a Waking Dreamer and Energy Artist with 20+ years of experience in the visual and performing arts. Over the years I have trained in numerous forms of dance, theater, and visual art techniques, all of which, though seemingly disparate, are rooted in the recognition, modulation, and transformation of human energy, and our individual and collective capacity to direct that energy as we choose. We can use the practical, concrete practices taught in the arts (such as body awareness; how to manipulate color, light and space to create specific emotional states; and how to break down a story to explore intent, desire, and meaning) and apply these practices to the creation of our own lives.

The Body/Image/Object (BIO) Programs grew out of my desire to give women a space to tell all their stories, feel all their feelings, and integrate all of it into their beings so they can love exactly who they are now - every single glorious part. I created it because I was tired of being at war with my body. I was tired of always feeling like too much or not enough. I was tired of being shut down, cut off, and feeling unworthy. I wanted to be at home in my body. I wanted to love the person I saw in the mirror every day in every way. I wanted to have that inner certainty and grace and knowledge I’d seen in a few women - not many - but a few, who walked through the world sure of their place in it - goddesses worthy of all the good that came, inevitably, to them. I realized that everything I had trained for my entire life, had given me the exact tools I needed to do this for myself and others. Now, I help women to accept and embody all of who and what they already are, along with helping them to explore what is possible when they view their bodies and emotions as friends instead of enemies. This is my gift and my lesson - for we teach the lessons we most need to learn, and offer to others what we most need for ourselves. I look forward to sharing my gifts and learning yours.

For those who like to know about schools and credentials, I have a BA in Theater Performance from James Madison University, was an Acting Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY) and Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre (Brisbane, Australia). I have also trained with the SITI Company, the British American Drama Academy, Tina Mitchell (Suzuki, Viewpoints and Laban Instructor), Deborah Black (Viewpoints). I am a former member of AEA and SAG and have performed in numerous productions in the United States and abroad.

I have trained in various forms of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, and West African dance at schools including James Madison University (VA), Joy of Motion Dance Center (DC), Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), and Peridance (NYC).

I've been creating visual art of one kind or another since I was a child and have a mix of formal study and extensive personal exploration and experimentation. My visual arts & crafts background ranges from drawing and painting to mixed-media sculpture, collage, mask-making, beading, and mosaic. I have studied at institutions such as the Alexandria Art League and the Art Student's Leagues of New York. My work has been displayed in venues including MANA Contemporary (NJ), the Art Student's League of New York, and the streets of NYC (Herald Square, Lincoln Center, Central Park & DUMBO as a Sing for Hope Piano Artist).

Last but not least, I am a certified and insured Reiki II Practitioner.

If you made it this far - you are a rock star ;) ♥

Earlier Event: March 17
Body/Image/Object (BIO) Workshop