Move with Grace Stillness, cReativity, community

2020 was a year of disruption. A year of loss. A year when the entire world faced painful realities. Stress, loss, and uncertainty can leave us feeling unsure of ourselves or doubting our own power. But the truth is, we CAN find clarity and regain our sense of power, and we aren’t alone.

After years of using visual and kinesthetic processing to help me through periods of uncertainty, grief and professional challenges, others began to ask...

  • What allows you to bring such a presence of stillness to your work?
  • How do you build a sense of community so quickly? Why is it that each person here feels so valued and empowered to speak, act, and take risks?
  • Where do you get your ideas? Are you always that innovative?
  • How do you stay centered when teaching in volatile environments and about historial times of violence?
  • How do you stay positive and creative amid so many challenges?
  • Can you teach THAT?

I created Move with Grace in response to these questions.

I support

  • Solopreneurs and budding entrepreneurs considering or reconsidering their path forward
  • Intrapreneurs who have some agency in determining their next projects, perhaps leading a team to reimagine their work
  • Individuals considering a change in direction for their life

My people are

  • Doers. We want to take action. Feeling stuck or uncertain bothers us because we want to DO things. At the same time, we aren’t just sitting around waiting - we likely have full to-do lists and feel like there is not enough time.
  • Open to try something new. We know what hasn’t worked for us. We are willing to try something new, even if it is a little out of our comfort zone.
  • Not “artists” or “artistic.” We are not here to create art together. We are here to tackle big decisions, find some clarity, create time in our lives and space in our hearts for a different way of thinking so that we can take action.
  • Connected to the world. This comes with strengths and challenges. That connection can drive our passion and our goals, building social impact. It comes with a big heart, which often also means we feel a weight of expectations and needs of others that can at times be immobilizing. This is particularly true for women, for whom gendered expectations can feel particularly heavy.

I believe...

  • We don’t always think in words.
  • When we decide we are “not an artist” or “not artistic,” we are actually shutting off part of our ability to process.
  • Just as we continue to be physically active long after deciding we will not be a professional athlete, we can benefit from paying attention to visual and kinesthetic tools to keep us grounded and bring clarity of thought.
  • Journaling is not just for documenting, it can be for transforming our thinking. (Need a sample of what this could look like? I’ve created a mini-book. Download it here.)
  • These tools are particularly important in times of change - whether caused by external or internal factors.

Opportunities to work with me:

Arrange a workshop for your team or organization.

Give yourself a “Monthly Moment” - half an hour that shifts you into a space of stillness, reflection, and curiosity. Register here.

Work with me to re-shape your strategic planning or bring more stillness, creativity and community to your gatherings. Contact me at Mary@maryhendra.com.

Commit to change by joining my masterclass (below).

Confronting a Big Moment of Change in Your Life?

I run an unique, invitation-only master class in self-discovery, designed to strengthen your clarity and give you agency in times of change. This might be for you if you are feeling stuck or uncertain about next steps, find yourself questioning your professional goals without a clear new path, or have been derailed by personal trauma.

Meeting once a month (virtually), this group is built on the pillars of creating moments of stillness in our lives, building authentic relationships in a community circle, and tapping into our natural creativity with an interweaving of kinesthetic, visual, and verbal techniques (plus a dash of play!).

This is not an art class, but an opportunity to re-gain nonverbal processing skills we sometimes forget to include in our toolbox for meeting the challenges thrown at us.

This is for you if...

  • You are confronting a painful transition in personal or professional life.
  • You feel unsettled, and want to gain a greater sense of peace as you move through the world.
  • You want to be connected to and contribute to a small, supportive community.
  • You want to transform, not just record your thinking.
  • You like receiving gifts! (Seriously, you’ll get a gift every month to inspire and make it easy to jump into different ways of thinking and acting.)

Join the wait list for the next cohort and you’ll be the first to know when I open a new group.

Masterclass facilitated by Mary Hendra.

  • 21 years experience with adult learning.
  • 25 years creating positive learning communities.
  • 3 experienced art forms and plenty of play in others.
  • And a full-time professional myself, so I know how important it is for this to fit into busy lives.

Questions? Something else you’d like my help with?

Email me at Mary@MaryHendra.com

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Mary Hendra