Zen Brushwork combines full body movement with mark making, offering insight and increased mindfulness. These one day workshops draw from the Zen tradition of calligraphy, using energy raising exercises (yokiho) and sitting (zazen) the focus throughout is to relax body/mind and allow ki ( energy) to flow freely as we draw, using a large brush.
“The energy that finds its way through the body, brush, paper, is much larger – from elsewhere, from the universe.” – Tanchū Terayama Sensei
Jos Hadfield learned from Terayama Tanchū Sensei, both in the UK and in Japan. She has been practising Zen Brushwork for more than ten years, and enjoys every opportunity to continue learning, and sharing, this meditative art form, which she likens to re-presenting the relationship between the mind, body and universe.