Fabric of our Lives: an introduction to Art and Dance Therapy


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Romulo Peace Center
Top Floor, Century Plaza, 120 Perea Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City

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This one-day workshop introduces art therapy and dance/movement therapy. It allows participants to explore the experience for their own wellbeing and self-discovery. Celebrating creativity as a deep experience that can affect us throughout all aspects of life , participants may also begin to consider how the expressive arts practice can be applied to their current professional practice.


  1. Experience a safe space for self-exploration, self-expression, and learning through expressive arts.
  2. Learn the fundamentals of art therapy and dance/movement therapy through experiential learning.


  1. Keepsake scarf created and used in the workshop
  2. Use of art materials


Php 5,000


Krupa Jhaveri is an international art therapist, art director, artist and founder of Sankalpa: Art Journeys based in Auroville, south India. The mission of Sankalpa is to provide art as a tool for empowerment, insight, connection, growth and healing – bridging village youth and women in south India, the international community of Auroville and facilitating exchanges around the world. Community art outreach is offered with a mobile Art Cart, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to overcome fear in their creative process. Individual, family and group sessions are offered in the Sankalpa Art Center, a hub for expressive arts therapy based in Auroville.

After working on more than 100 children’s books and trade media as an Art Director in publishing in NYC, Krupa found her passion in service, art and healing. With formal graduate Art Therapy training from the School of Visual Arts, she has experience working with children and women with HIV/AIDS, in child protection, as a certified Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy consultant, cross-cultural social justice work through the arts, mindful art-making, and the combined practice of Art & Yoga. Krupa is an Ambassador to India for Art Therapy Without Borders, with specialized research on the therapeutic experience of traditional and sacred Indian art forms including kolam, henna, embroidery, and mandalas. She continues to investigate the links between intention (sankalpa), ritual arts and resilience in humankind.

Born in the US and of Indian ethnic origin, she is a living bridge between cultures through art. As an art therapy gypsy, Krupa  travels, presents and teaches regularly throughout Asia, America and Europe. Krupa is currently a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, documenting her work in Expressive Arts: Therapy, Coaching, Consulting & Education, Conflict Transformation & Peacebuilding. Krupa’s TEDx Women talk on “Art as a Mirror” can be viewed online.

Joey Atayde is a registered Dance/Movement Therapist with the American Dance Therapy Association. She graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where she finished her Master of Science in dance/movement therapy. Prior to her further studies in and work as a psychotherapist, she danced professionally with the Philippine Ballet Theater.

As a dance/movement therapist, Joey has worked with numerous individuals ranging from children to seniors. Her clinical practice includes children with autism and developmental delays, adults with various mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, dementia, among others. Upon arriving in the Philippines in 2017, Joey has given talks about integrating dance/movement therapy into Filipino culture at the Ateneo de Manila School of Medicine, UP Philippine General Hospital, Brain Wellness Center at Asian Hospital & Medical Center, and at The Learning Child School.

She is currently the Expressive Arts Program Director of MAGIS where she is a practicing clinician doing therapy with children and adults, runs various support groups and an expressive arts summer camp, and designs and facilitates training programs for various organizations including the East Asian Pastoral Institute, the Social Work Department of the University of Southern Philippines.


Description from official website

The Romulo Peace Center is a gathering place for contemplative practices such as yoga and pranayama, and a healing modality called TRE. General Romulo, for whom it was named, was one of the Philippines’ most distinguished public servants and international thinkers.

“We offer yoga and other practices that will hopefully get people to ‘wake up,’” says Liana Romulo, “We want to cultivate in people a desire, a need, to think globally—and help others.” The Center opened in January 2015 under the auspices of the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development.

This workshop is organized by Expressive Arts Philippines through its administrator MAGIS Creative Spaces. EXA Philippines has a vision to be a platform to share stories, educational events, workshops, and research involving the expressive arts and its impact on healing and wellbeing. In the spirit of pakikipagkapwa (shared identity in a community) through educational and immersive experiences, EXA Philippines hopes to continue to be a platform for learning exchanges and discussions on the interweaving of the arts, mental health, indigenous Philippine healing practices, as well as best practices for the arts in education, mental health and humanitarian work around the world.


  1. Submit your registration through the means most convenient for you:
    1. Through our online registration form
    2. Message us via mobile: 0928 180 4510
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      • Wait for a confirmation message from MAGIS HQ that your reservation is in place.
    3. Email us at : hello@magiscreative.net
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    4. Call our office: 850 4852 loc 220
      • Your name, email address, and mobile number will be requested, so that payment details can be sent for your reference.
  2. Proceed to payment via any of the following methods:
    1. Cash or Cheque at the MAGIS office (address at the bottom left of this page). If paid in person, final confirmation of secured slots is immediate upon payment.
    2. Bank deposit may be made to:

BPI Current Account
Account Name: MAGIS Creative Spaces, Inc.
Account Number: 8291-0114-12

  • If paid by bank deposit, a final confirmation of your secured slot/s will be sent by our team through email, within 1 working day after we are furnished a copy of the deposit slip at: hello@magiscreative.net.


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