YOHAKU Art Collective



We are YOHAKU – an international collective of experienced art-based facilitators. We support processes of inquiry and transformation through art-making. Using the Expressive Arts methodology we facilitate change in individuals, groups, and communities. Learn more
Yohaku Art Collective opens up to the empty space of yohaku, which is one of the six elements of Japanese beauty. It represents a pause, a margin or a blank space between words or design elements and implies meaning. Learn more
We consciously leave an empty space for joyful art creation, a face-to-face encounter with true needs and longings, and active participation in learning through art-making. In our work, we focus on your specific needs and invite you to co-create a space where a dialogue with various art forms becomes possible. Learn more
Currently, we support personal and organizational growth in the form of profound experiential sessions both offline and online. In our work, we use various art-based tools suitable for anyone. Learn more


Find Your Power Animal

[31 October 2020] An inspiring group session focused on an imaginative journey, in which you can meet your power animal! Learn more

Monthly Dialogues with Arts

[7 November 2020] In this experiential session, we will explore the theme of conversation. Are you curious to play with us? Learn more


Expressive Arts Therapy

What is Expressive Arts Therapy (EXA) and how do we use this method? Learn more

What Can Art Sharing Teach Us?

Sharing art is meaningful, can have unexpected results and bring joy! Learn more


Joanna and Ineke, expressive arts facilitators and founders of Yohaku Art Collective.

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(…) I have to say, working with Joanna is a life-changing experience! No matter which areas in your life you‘re looking to create healing, growth or breakthroughs – you’ll be coming out of your sessions and with a deeper sense of clarity, awareness & self-trust. Truly powerful! – Nathalie Sommer, Relationship Coach, 2020

Ineke and Joanna invite you to make contact with your deeper self, with those images, sensations and words that want to be seen but do not find their way out (…). – Xenia Orgielewski, 2020

(…) By the end of the session, I was able to feel a greater sense of calm in both my mind and body and I had also written a really beautiful poem! Joanna has a warm, caring and nurturing energy and I appreciated her ability to hold space and guide me through this new experience. I look forward to working with her again in the future. – Ainslie Young, 2020

After discussing my question, Ineke suggested working with music and singing. It surprised me how quickly my emotions came and how intensely I experienced everything, even for a first session. Ineke knows how to offer the right words and atmosphere to create a safe space for self-investigation (…). – Katrien, individual client, 2019

I was delighted to see my research group thriving during an amazing EXA workshop organized by Yohaku Art Collective. Joanna and Ineke led us through engaging activities that made the team members get to know each other better and sparkled tons of new energy (…). – dr Michal P. Heller, Albert Einstein Institute, 2019

Joanna with a really great workshop script helped me and my friend to find the best way to cooperate, find ourselves in the project we run and create a concrete plan for its future. Her expertise, creativity and patience in helping us understand and interpret hidden mind-gems were priceless. (…). – Magda, Move Your Thoughts, 2019

The prototyping weekend was not really what I expected and at the same time: it matched my best expectation, to live the experience. (…) Ineke and Joanna created a safe space where all of this was possible. – Joke Jonckiere, U-Lab Prototyping Weekend, 2018

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