Sinéad Cullen
Creative nest

Creative nest

The Creative nest is an online co-working space

for your creativity! 

 If you would love a supportive safe space where you can dedicate time to your personal creative practice or a creative project, then the Creative nest is a wonderful space for you. 

What creative work can I do?

These sessions are a place to focus on your personal creativity and no previous specific creative skills are necessary to join.  At this time you are free to engage in the creative activity of your choosing. You might have a project or practice in mind to work on, or you might use the space to explore and experiment with new creative modalities.    Some examples of what people have been working on include:  

Sorting ideas for a new project/piece: vision boarding, collage, mind-mapping, sketching

Planning: writing: poetry / your newsletter / a speech, a  blog post, journaling, new website

Creative expression: writing, dancing, drawing/sketching, dance-drawing, painting

Learning/practicing a new craft or skill: drawing, sculpture, model-making

Getting into flow on a current project

Putting final touches on a project

Photo by Victoria Borodinova on Pexels

When are the sessions?

Tuesday evenings each week

7:30 – 9:00pm GMT /  8:30 – 10pm CET

Payment is on a sliding scale between €10 – €20

For payment, you can use Paypal or Bank transfer (contact me for details) 

Photo by Charles Etoroma on Unsplash

What can I expect?

Sessions include

30 mins of movement (Movement Medicine) to gently engage your body, heart, and mind and set intentions.

45 mins for your creativity and 15 mins for closing with gentle movement.

What happens after I register?

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

When can I join the session?

Please join session 5mins before it starts.

How can I prepare for the session?

Take time beforehand to prepare any materials you might need to work (paper, paint, pens, pencils, etc), create a space so that you can focus on one project.

Clear space for moving – You don’t need lots of space but it is good to have space to stretch your arms right out and above you at the very least. You are responsible for the care of your body so stretch a little beforehand if it helps you warm up and always pay attention to your needs and limitations, taking rest if you need it.

Dress comfortably, have water or a cup of tea ready, and ensure that your phone is on airplane mode.

Photo by Sinéad Cullen

By joining the Creative nest session you agree to the following 

– Keep your camera on during the session: you don’t need to be in front of the screen all the time but it is important to maintain a connection. If you are having problems with Internet access then you can have your camera turned off during the ‘open space’ session – please let me know if this is the case.

Join the session 5-10mins before it starts so you can check your connection and have everything you need and so we can all start together and on time. Please stay for the duration of the class. Your presence in the group is important

– This is not a closed group and new people may join from week to week.

– You are willing and able to take full responsibility for your own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health during the session and afterward.

– Sessions include Movement Medicine which is an activity that involves physical movement. You are fit and well and able to move and ensure you have an area to move in which you have checked is safe.

– Listen to your own body. Move at your own pace, if something hurts, pay attention and take care of yourself.

– You understand that this session may bring emotions to the surface.

– When you register I will add you to my email list. You can unsubscribe anytime. I agree to only use your contact details for my events.

What people say about the Creative Nest 

“I really love your cozy creative nest. It is inspiring and safe. I am able to let go and immerse in my art. Beautifully held.”

Birgit P. Cologne (Participant)

“Creative nest is one of the highlights of my week. This is my chance to play-to let go of the “should be’s and have to’s”, To hear the music and Sinéad’s gentle guiding voice, to feel soft breezes around me created by movement of my own making, Then to take my selection of art supplies and a blank page to do what I want, seeing something come to life on the page-it doesn’t matter what. It’s a space that simultaneously feels my own and yet is part of a safe, undemanding, supportive group. The positive effect has extended beyond the nest and has oiled some rusty creative cogs that were almost seized.. It has restored some joy.”

Brenda (Participant)
Movement medicine

What is Movement Medicine?

Dance is a catalyst for change, it is a source of inspiration and it is a way to connect with others beyond words.  

Movement Medicine is a conscious dance practice that requires no experience and has no steps. It is based on bringing greater awareness into your moving body, heart, and mind and is a powerful practice for learning to listen to your needs. It has the capacity to bring us into greater connection with our authentic inner wisdom, inspiration, and access to creative flow. 

Sinéad has been practicing Movement Medicine since 2007 and is a fully qualified Movement Medicine Teacher. 

Photo by Amy Behrens

Creativity and Movement medicine

“Dance connects us – with our bodies, with our souls, with each other, with the space within and around us and with the spirit of life. It gives us breathing space away from the noise of our busyness. In that space we come into deeper alignment with ourselves and our own intuitive knowledge…Once we enter the flow of our movement we learn to trust the natural creativity of the life force inside us.” 

Susannah and Ya’Acov Darling Khan *The School of Movement Medicine