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Meditation & Creativity for Women

Spring Series

March 11 & 20

April 10 & 22

Learn how a short meditation practice can open the door to inspiring insights on your art and yourself as an artist, with different juicy themes and guided meditations each week, lead by Myla.

Then, enjoy time to reflect, create and play — with your own projects/journals, 

or with the plentiful art supplies provided. 

You’re also welcome to just take a rest in a supportive atmosphere.

We’ll have some time to share our insights, inspirations or creations, facilitated by Lisa.

No prior meditation experience necessary. We define an artist as anyone who creates.

All who identify as women are welcome.



Lisa K Alan

Lisa holds a masters degree in Humanities/Quilt History, and has been teaching continuously since 1986— as a teacher assistant, private school ESL educator, artist-in-residence, college-prep and life-skills coach, language arts & history tutor, sewing & creativity teacher — with extensive experience working with students in alternative schools and students with disabilities. For over three decades, she has facilitated groups for women artists, held workshops and retreats for creatives of all sorts, and explored her own creativity through mixed media quilting, collage, photography, ceramics, storytelling and dance.

Myla Stauber

Myla is a certified meditation instructor and has been teaching classes for five years both to the public and privately to clients in Portland. She is a co-facilitator for the Trauma Recovery Empowerment (TREM) class for women through Human Solutions and has begun to specialize in helping others with their pain, anxiety and trauma through meditation. She has been providing classes for low income, underserved clients by partnering with Portland’s non-profits, Wallace Medical Concern and Home Forward. She is also a prolific writer and will be using a collection of essays on meditation as a doorway to creativity for the content of this group.


Seams Good Studio cares very much about you, your family, and everyone in our interconnected world.

While our doors are closed for sewing camps and most group lessons & gatherings, individual sewing lessons are now being scheduled, while following all state safety protocols. Bookkeeping services will resume in the Fall, and professional organizing in homes will remain on hold for now.

HUGE gratitude to all the healthcare workers, all the critical care providers, all the food and shipping providers, all those on the front lines --risking their own and their family's health, comfort and safety to provide for others.

Thank ​you!

We love you.