Art that's fun. Stories that unite. Vision that inspires.
Heartful accentuates the shared experience of being human while revealing the richness of life that lies within our differences. It's an enlivening experience designed to connect people with nature and with one other. Arts become common ground to explore and to play. Stories weave the tapestry of compassion and understanding. This is a journey of discovery and inspiration.
Let's play down the rabbit hole!
Through all time there has been
ongoing efforts to bridge worlds
In Irish mythology women had powers to turn into hares and bridge knowledge between nature and humanity... Why?
The opportunities for connection are endless:
Introverts are hardly understood in an extroverted context.
#metoo is illuminating stark realities related to gender dynamics.
Ideas behind the color of ones skin overshadows that quality of ones heart.
Heartful is about connecting with the roots. Through art and story we celebrate the
shared experience of being human while celebrating the differences that enrich life
Are you ready for a new and exciting journey?
- Sat, Feb 24East Bay Community SpaceFeb 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PMEast Bay Community Space, 507 55th St, Oakland, CA 94609, USA(H)Artful is an immersive experience of Intercultural Discovery and inspiration. It's an arts party designed to soften the edges and get people connected, engaged, and discovering uncommon experiences in extraordinary ways.
What people are saying
I entered the room and my jaw dropped...The beauty of the space. The amazing music. It was like another world and I knew we were in for something special"
Case Manager @ Larkin Street Youth Center
Heartful was fun and depthful and everything in between. We took creative risks step by step and everyone was engaged. I haven't let loose, dropped the inner critic, and played like this since I can remember.
- Christina Trowbridge
Founder, Temescal Arts Center
"I have a completely different orientation to storytelling after Heartful... I mean, for one, I realize that we all have uncommon experiences that are relatable and that my stories can be powerful connectors. I felt like everyone inspired me."
- Jennie Tillman
"This experience has tremendously inspired my approach to leadership. I see that my stories contain great power for connection and inclusion"
- Rachel Fryke
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ Black Pine Circle School
"I use different activities to engage varying learning styles on my teams and this workshop is taking me to the next level. They way we built off one another and engaged with imagination and intuition was incredibly inspiring."
About your host
Jeremy Joaquin Capdevielle-Toomey
Founder | Facilitator | Cultural Strategist
Linguist | Naturalist
As first generation Mexican American I harness the power within my appearance and the lenses of my mixed cultural heritage to lead extraordinary experiences of connection.
I have taught workshops on group dynamics and facilitation throughout North America and
have over 3000 hours leading university level programs geared toward facilitative leadership and diversity and inclusion (AKA intercultural discovery and inspiration).
In 2009 to 2012 I was working with the United Nations and local NGOs in Ecuador.
Upon returning from the first year abroad, I was shocked by a discovery that changed my life.
I arrived at the airport and shortly after being picked up by my dad his phone rang. He answered, “bueno.” It was his sister from Mexico City. The conversation continued and I stared at my dad in shock...
My eyes watered as I suddenly heard and saw emotional layers I couldn’t perceive before having learned Spanish.
I thought about the times of confusion, conflict, and countless misunderstandings. My dad's exasperation, “that’s just how I talk.” My mom consoled, “I don’t think he meant it that way.”
Isn't it extraordinary how we can be so near to people and yet so far away?