"Each woman has potential access to Rio Abajo Rio, this river beneath the river. She arrives there through deep meditation, dance, writing, painting, prayermaking, singing, drumming, active imagination, or any activity which requires an intense altered consciousness. A woman arrives in this world-between-worlds through yearning and by seeking something she can see just out of the corner of her eye. She arrives there by deeply creative acts, through intentional solitude, and by practice of any of the arts."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
At The Center for STEA (pronounced "Steh") we help you explore using mindfulness based, expressive art from a spiritual and Shamanistic perspective, through exploring and tapping into your intuitive, inner artist. The emphasis isn't on formal instruction, but on allowing, experiencing, noticing, connection and developing an open channel within for a stream of consciousness, intuitive experience through mindfulness, meditation and contemplative practice. STEA (steh) is not only an acronym for our name, but it means celestial body. Within your experiences will, the intention is set to connect with yours.