Meditation has become a universally recognized method to reduce anxiety, stress and tension. It is an affordable and simple tool that we all can use. We are inviting you to join our unique event – Calligraphic Meditation. As its name suggests, we will focus on practicing Japanese calligraphy but we will do it in a very mindful way. Drawing symbols and characters from the core of our bodies, aligning posture, breathing and senses, focusing on our inner emotional state, we will create a channel to release our inner feelings. It is a very effective way to align thoughts, emotions and actions and with a stroke of a brush process our deep emotions. The event will offer a balanced combination of learning a new material and practicing calligraphy to achieve stillness, new energy and tranquility to our minds.
We will perform this session with guidance by Azumi Uchitani, a Japanese lifestyle and meditation coach, who will introduce you to a technique of Japanese calligraphic meditation. She started making calligraphy at a very young age in Japan at home. Her grandfather was her teacher and mentor. It was a part of daily rituals together with tea ceremony and flower arrangement. After years of her journey, living internationally, she has formulated this method that anyone can achieve inner peace and get in touch with their creative self. Azumi has been giving Calligraphy meditation sessions for over a decade. She gives both private and group sessions. Her clients represent a diverse audience: executives, celebrities, international professionals, artists, teenagers etc.
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SPEAKER – AZUMI UCHITANI
Azumi Uchitani is an Intercultural business consultant, keynote speaker, writer, artist and founder of Japanese SALON art & culture, based in the Netherlands. She is a two-times TEDx speaker, appearing Dutch TV and media and delivering talks to an international audience in Europe and in the US.
Azumi is on a mission to build an essential bridge between Japan and Europe, helping global leaders discover Japanese ancient wisdom beyond culture, teaching how to apply its wisdom in everyday life, act with inner peace and create
conscious leadership and fulfilling life. Azumi decodes the complexity of Japanese culture, tradition, philosophy, spirituality and unspoken rules into a simple essence of wisdom. She was born into a traditional spiritual Japanese family and raised with the teachings of Shingon Buddhism and Shinto. The spiritual and cultural practices, such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy have always been a part of her life, besides that, her grandmother was a kimono maker.
Her insights, a series of talks are available on her YouTube channel “5 minutes on Japanese Wisdom” on YouTube.