Mind/Body Skills for the Creative Community


February 20-April 17, 2021 • 12:00PM-2:00PM • Free

For the creative community, the impacts of 2020 are far-reaching – not only have members of the creative class seen massive reductions in sales and revenue, but the psychological impacts of isolation and loss of connection cannot be underestimated.

Join the Allegany Arts Council, Center for Mind-Body Medicine and Artistic Director of the Embassy Theatre, Timothy Bambara, for a special mind/body skills workshop to run eight weeks beginning Saturday, February 20, 2021. The workshop is designed for creative professionals but is not limited to artists and performers.

The effort is made possible through a generous grant funded by the State of Maryland and administered through Allegany College of Maryland.

About the Workshop

The workshop is limited to eight participants who will learn strategies to reduce stress and create calm in their lives. Each session will feature group work and exercises including meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and drawings, journals and movement. Each session is two hours and will take place in person, in the Allegany Arts Council's Schwab Gallery. Attendees will attend ALL eight workshop dates.

The schedule for workshops is as follows:
Saturday, February 20, 2021, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Saturday, April 10, 2021, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 12:00PM-2:00PM

Space is limited to eight participants and there is no fee to participate. However, due to the limited capacity, registrants are asked to commit to the full eight-week program.

About the Instructor

Timothy Bambara is the Artistic Director of the Embassy Theatre and is also a Licensed Graduate Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Allegany County.  Timothy holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Arts in Addiction and Recovery from Liberty University.  Timothy has been working in the performing arts for the past 20 years, with professional credits in Chicago, IL, as well as local credits with the Cumberland Theatre and the Embassy Theatre.  He is excited to have been trained in Mind Body Medicine last spring at Allegany College of Maryland and is looking forward to teaching local artists in Allegany County Mind Body Medicine techniques along with his professional colleague, Jessica Shmidt, CAC-AD.


The workshop is limited to eight participants. To register, please contact 301.777.2787 or art@alleganyarts.org.

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