The Creative Sewing Studio

at Mikala Cash Designs

A wide variety of sewing lessons and workshops are offered throughout the year. Located in southeast Massachusetts, these classes are easily accessible from anywhere in RI, MA, and southern New England.

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Whole Living is an extension of The Creative Sewing Studio that helps to promote healthy living of mind, body and spirit through online resources, events and workshops. For more information about Whole Living please visit our fb page; www.facebook.com/WholeLivingatTheCreativeSewingStudio


August:
Connect With Your Life
~How, Why and Give it a try!
with Maria Holme
Saturday, August 22
Time: 2-5pm
Cost: $40 + $12 material fee

We are excited to welcome back Seekonk mom and blogger Maria Holme at The Creative Sewing Studio this summer, as part of our Whole Living programming! Maria’s wonderful workshop is going to invigorate, inspire and recharge you

Join us for a relaxing presentation that will include inspiration, motivation and positive energy, along with levity and oh yes….bubbles! Maria will demonstrate and you can try too, her tips and techniques for mindful living, as a means to keep anxiety at bay, foster inner peace, and bring about positive energy that will allow you to better Connect With Your Life.

Topics will include: •The benefit and necessity of making guilt free time for you, along with the valuable importance it holds! •Creating and capturing happy moments to go back to!•How spreading kindness empowers both you and others!You will leave this class with handouts of ideas, suggestions, a Smile Jar and perhaps your own AHA! moment, all ready to motivate you on your own journey to Connect With Your Life.

Blogger Maria Holme has a passion for living a positive Life! Discoveries on her own journey from anxiety to peaceful & mindful living, have turned her world around. She now shares her story and “how to” tips in a quest to inspire AHA! moments for others. You can find Maria presenting at various locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. You can find her blogs at these links connectwithyourlife.blogspot.com and morethanmomthoughts.blogpsot.com.


September:
Opening The Door To Your Creativity ~ Through Meditation, Yoga and Art
with Kim Cragin
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 2pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $37 + $5 supply fee

Are you interested in embracing your true innate creativity? Yet, holding back due to feelings of fear, criticism, lack of talent or not knowing enough. This workshop is for anyone seeking the joy of living and creating their hearts desires in their own unique and authentic way.

You will learn how to release negative blocks that hold you back and transform them into positive constructive self-serving creative beliefs. Using the insightful and powerful techniques of Access, Release and Transform you will open the flow of creativity. Using yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation to open and activate your creative energy centers. With a centered, relaxed, body and mind you are more able to allow the flow of your inspirational creative juices. In the safe space of our classroom we will be using tools such as, pastels, crayons, paper, glue and the written word to create a work of art that is connected to your true creative soul. No previous experience with yoga, meditation or art is required. Just bring your yoga mat(mats can be provided), pillow, blanket and wear comfy clothes everything else is provided.

Kim Cragin is a wellness practitioner in Falmouth, Massachusetts with an MA in Holistic Counseling and is a certified Clinical Hypnotist and Yoga Instructor. Kim is also a Usui Reiki Master and a working artist. She is passionate about mental, spiritual and physical health. Kim is excited to be sharing the benefits of healthy living with The Creative Sewing Studio through classes through her informative, creative and deeply relaxing workshops. www.kimcragin.com


November:
Henna Design 
with Mikala Cash
Date: Saturday, November 28th
Time: 2pm-4:30pm
Cost: $32 + $18 supply fee

Henna is a plant native to northern Africa, western and southern Asia and northern Australia. The name henna also refers to the dye prepared from the plant and the art of temporary body art (staining) based on those dyes. It has been used across the globe for over 6,000 years for body art, adornment, fabric dyeing, hair dye, medicine and more. The paste, made from the leaves is placed on the skin which eventually dries and crumbles away. The result is the pretty orange/reddish stain left behind. It tends to last one to three weeks and the dye will continue to darken within 48 hours.

Come join Mikala for a fun and informative afternoon of henna design. Everyone will be given their own kit to work with and to bring home for future creations. Mikala will discuss the supplies used, tips and tricks and plenty of practice will be done before designing on ourselves. Bring a friend and design on one another or do your own designs on yourself.

Leave with:
henna powder
cajeput essential oil
fine-tipped applicator bottle
carrot bag to fill your applicator bottle
reusable satin gift bag for storing your supplies
instructions and tips


PAST WORKSHOPS


July:
Restorative Yoga with Laurel Marsh
Date: Friday, July 31st
Time: 6pm-8:pm
Cost: $32

Come unwind and unplug from your scheduled week to relax and embrace some well-deserved “me” time. This workshop will allow you to open and harmonize your body and mind in a safe and comfortable environment. Taking the time to reconnect with yourself is something we tend to overlook in our busy lives.

In this restorative yoga class, your body will comfortably be supported with pillows and/or a blanket to ensure muscular release. In these supported postures, attention is drawn to breath, which allows the body to soften, and the nervous system to shift from fight and flight (sympathetic) to rest and digest(parasympathetic). Class will begin with a short meditation to ground and center the mind and body. We will then move into a slow flow to wake up your muscles and release tension, progressing into longer, supported postures to deepen your experience. This workshop will help to decrease stress and discomfort, improve circulation and range of motion providing an opportunity to slow down and observe; leaving you feeling calm and recharged for your weekend ahead. Open to all levels, no prior experience required. Please bring at least two medium to large semi-firm pillows and one blanket.

Laurel is a certified Yoga Instructor who has been practicing for 8 years and teaching for 2 years. She completed her Advanced Apprenticeship with Jacqui Bonwell and Restful Yoga training with Sandy Kalick in 2014. Laurel has experience with a wide range of participants from beginner to advanced and has conducted individualized sessions. She currently teaches at Open Doors in North Attleboro and Easton as well as the UMass Boston Woman’s Volleyball Team. Laurel is excited to be a part of The Creative Sewing Studio’s Whole Living workshops.


May:
A Meditation Sampler
with wellness practitioner Kim Cragin
Saturday, May 9th
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Cost: $35 + $5 materials fee

The practice of meditation has a rich and complex history dating back to possibly as early as the 6th to 5th centuries BCE. Today people seek out the practice of meditation for numerous reasons from anxiety reduction, to finding inner peace, to gaining better concentration and stress reductions. The regular practice of meditation has been shown to but not limited to: reduce anxiety and stress, decrease muscle tension, strengthen the immune system and promote better overall health, reduce pain and possibly even increase fertility.

Come join us for this wonderful Meditation Sampler to learn how to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your life! This workshop will cover the basics of four different styles of meditation through the use of deep relaxation, mindfulness, breathing practices and loving-kindness meditation. You will learn how to access the relaxation response, the body and mind’s natural healing state.

After the workshop you will have hand outs and tips to bring home. You will also have special access to online meditations created by Kim to help aid in your mediation journey.

Kim Cragin is a wellness practitioner in Falmouth, Massachusetts with an MA in Holistic Counseling. Kim is also a board certified Clinical Hypnotist, Certified Usui Reiki Master, a Yoga instructor and graduate of Kind Yoga School, and a working artist. Kim is passionate about mental, spiritual and physical health. She is excited to be sharing the benefits of meditation with The Creative Sewing Studio through classes that are informative and deeply relaxing. www.kimcragin.com


April:
An Afternoon of Acupuncture
at Providence Community Acupuncture
Saturday, April 25th
Time: 2pm-4pmish
Cost: $35 + $5 paperwork fee

Acupuncture is one of the oldest most common medical therapies used in the world. It is by nature a simple, safe and effective health care. Acupuncturists use thin, sterile disposable needles inserted into specific areas of the body in order to help the body’s ability to heal itself. Though it is most commonly used for pain relief, acupuncture can also help aid in eliminating conditions from migraines to allergies to insomnia to stress.

If you have always wanted to try acupuncture or if you are looking for a new location to receive treatments come join us for an afternoon at Providence Community Acupuncture. Since 2006 Providence Community Acupuncture has given over 100,000 acupuncture treatments! At PCA family, friends, and neighbors find themselves working towards common goals of better health, less pain, and relief from stress.

An Afternoon of Acupuncture will be educational and restorative. We will begin our afternoon with Chris Monteiro and her staff providing a quick introduction about acupuncture and PCA. We will all then enjoy a treatment that will last up to an hour followed by tea and Q & A session. More information will be provided upon registration. providencecommunityacupuncture.com


March:
Connect With Your Life
with Maria Holme
Saturday, March 21st & 28th
Second workshop builds upon the first workshop
March 21st, 3pm-5pm
March 28th, 3pm-5:30pm
Cost: $50 + $10 material fee

We are excited to have Seekonk mom and blogger Maria Holme at The Creative Sewing Studio for our first offering under Whole Living! Maria’s wonderful two session workshop is going to invigorate, inspire and refresh you as we head into Spring!

FIRST CLASS:
Connect With Your Life ~ Foundation Basics Join us Saturday, March 21st for a relaxing presentation that will include inspiration, motivation and positive energy, along with levity and oh yes….bubbles! Maria will share her tips, techniques and stories of mindful living, as a means to keep anxiety at bay, foster inner peace, and bring about positive energy that will allow you to better Connect With Your Life. Topics will include: •The how, why and benefits of making guilt free time for you, and the valuable importance it holds! •Spreading kindness empowers both you and others! •Capturing happy moments to go back to! •The enjoyment of creating an Expression Book and the discoveries it reveals! You will leave this class with handouts of ideas, suggestions, a Smile Jar and perhaps your own AHA! moment, all ready to motivate you on your own journey to Connect With Your Life.

SECOND CLASS:
Expression Book Design Saturday, March 28th Join Maria for a bit of creative fun and self-discovery during this scrapbook style workshop. Discover tips and techniques to Connect With Your Life as a means to take time for yourself, reduce stress and nurture inner peace. Capture what makes you smile, motivates you and brings you happiness. We will use magazines, watercolors, ink/stamps, and more to design the Expression Book of our dreams. Students will leave this class with a started Expression Book in a hardcover, spiral bound, artist style book along with ideas to continue on their own at home. ~ Attending this workshop inspires positive energy, mindful living and creativity! ~

Wife, Mom and Blogger Maria Holme has a passion for living a positive Life! Discoveries on her own journey from anxiety to peaceful & mindful living, have turned her world around. She now shares her story and “how to” tips in a quest to inspire AHA! moments for others. You can find Maria presenting at various locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. www.morethanmomthoughts.blogspot.com

We're thinking about sneaking a * Beginner Quilting Course * into our already full and fun fall schedule. Who would be interested in a Beginner Quilting Course? This link from our site will provide you with more info on the course, www.thecreativesewingstudio.com/quilting-101
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