Tap into Your Creativity, De-stress and Express

simple, fun and relaxing mindful art courses for creative self-care

online courses

Explore unique, simple, and fun online courses with a variety of creative and calming activities for your personal or professional practice (including art, movement, and self-care activities). 


Explore our Mindful Art courses and workshops (including Intuitive Painting, Expressive Drawing, Art Journaling, SoulCollage®, Poetry, Photography, and Free Writing, etc) in a non-judgmental environment.


Deepen your creative inquiry and facilitator skills in an embodied, intuitive way through our Expressive Arts, Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher Trainings. Available online. 

Festival Offerings

including creativity, expressive art Workshops and Women's Circles
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Expressive Art offerings:

  • Alcohol Ink Paintings

  • Body Scan Drawings and Paintings

  • Creative Gesture Activities

  • Free-form Expressive Writing Inquiry

  • Mixed-Media

  • SoulCollage® Cards

  • SoulCollage® Journaling

  • Soundwork

  • Contemplative Photography

  • Mindful Mandalas

  • Vision Photo Walks

  • Poetry

  • Dream and Visual Art Journals

  • SomaSoul®: Somatic Expressive Therapy

Expressive Art benefits:

  1. A safe, non-judgmental space to create (no artistic experience required! this creative work is about the process, not the end product!)

  2. Fun and simple art activities to free your creativity

  3. Discover a new way to turn inward and express yourself

  4. Right-brain stimulation (which helps calm the mind and body)

  5. Feelings of empowerment, self-acceptance, and gratitude

  6. More clarity and insight into your life, emotions and thoughts

  7. When expressive arts is combined with breath-work and mindful movement, you may also experience improved range of motion, the ability to take a deeper breath, improved sleep, less chronic pain, reduced headaches, more balanced moods and a greater sense of ease.


While benefits are unique to each individual, many participants have experienced some or all of the following benefits from a consistent Mindful Movement practice (specifically Somatic and Restorative Yoga). Please consult your doctor or physician before beginning any physical activities or exercises. Authentic movement and mindfulness activities are cumulative and build upon each other. You will experience more benefits in body, mind and spirit the more you practice.

mindfulness and authentic movement benefits: 

mindfulness and authentic movement offerings:

  • Art and Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Somatic Movement and Somatic Movement

  • Yoga Nidra (ideal for those suffering with PTSD symptoms or insomnia)

  • Relax and Restore (Restorative, Somatic Movement, and Yoga Nidra)

  • Guided Breathwork

  • Guided Visualizations

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • SomaSoul®: Somatic Expressive Therapy

  • Feeling Calmer (Calms the Central Nervous System)

  • Decreased pain and symptoms related to chronically tight muscles (such as neuromuscular back pain, frozen shoulder, headaches, breath limitations, etc)

  • Increased range of motion

  • Decreased anxiety and stress

  • Increased breath capacity

  • Improved sleep / Decreased insomnia

  • Increased awareness

  • Increased ability to hold safe space for oneself

  • Increased resilience and self-regulation

Mindfulness is the foundation for all of our offerings

Expressive Art and Mindfulness workshop descriptions here

Testimonials for Mindful Creative Muse
Workshops and Retreats

"Cynthia's warm and compassionate nature is immediately felt in her presence. Her teachings are intentional and clear, reflecting her own personal healing journey and depth of exploration. I would highly recommend Cynthia's classes, workshops and offerings to anyone seeking stillness, relaxation and harmony in life." - T.S. Victoria, British Columbia

"The beautiful compassionate energy of Cynthia, her great knowledge, inspiring explorations and experiences really made me feel comfortable, safe and able to open up and release. Her mindful teaching really respects each and everyone's own integrity. She will lead you into a mindful bodily experience with care and peacefulness. I have learned a lot from her good soul. Her energy is a blessing." - J.B. Nomadic World Traveler

"In Cynthia's classes, I always feel held and comfortable. Her attention to detail and her energy is awesome: very clear, mindful and open, leaving me free and safe to explore my practice and discover new things about myself and my body..." B.B. San Francisco, CA USA

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Mindful Creative Muse Founder & Instructor Bio

Cynthia Hauk (MFA, RYT) is the founder of Mindful Creative Muse. Cynthia is passionate about sharing simple, fun and inspiring mindful art activities to enhance self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-expression. Cynthia received a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interdisciplinary Arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design, and has a combined 12 years of art and mindfulness teaching experience. She is a certified Expressive Arts and EcoTherapy Facilitator, a Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapy Facilitator, a SomaSoul®: Somatic Expressive Therapy Facilitator, a SoulCollage® Facilitator (an expressive art collage process founded by art therapist, Seena Frost), and holds a variety of Teaching Certifications (highlights include Art and Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Somatic Yoga, and Trauma-sensitive Yoga). Most of all, she is an artist and a creative who's wrestled with her Inner Critic and she's excited to help you reignite your creative spark! Mindful Creative Muse offers creative online courses, expressive art workshops, women's circles and teacher trainings.


Let’s connect! Please share questions, suggestions, and class inquiries to Cynthia using the link below.

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