BLOOM FROM YOUR ROOTS [14 November 2019]

Bloom from Your Roots is an expressive arts workshop focused on the exploration of the sense of belongingness to support personal growth.

Explore the sense of belongingness to support personal growth!

Together with Bella Zhang, we would like to offer you a chance to discover and explore your roots in a relaxing evening workshop.

Like a tree that needs its roots in order to grow strong, we humans also look for a sense of belonging to stay safe and healthy. With the rapid advancement of technology and globalization, nowadays we are able to travel to and live in many places, and yet our identity is constantly shaped by different languages and cultural environments. During this process, what keeps you steady and strong? What makes you feel connected? What nourishes your body and mind? What motivates you to learn and grow?


In this two and half hours workshop, we will explore these topics through bodily sensations and movements, colours, shapes as well as aesthetic experience of plants and flowers.

By stepping into your imagination with curiosity, you will connect with the roots that keep you secure and grounded. With a little bit of courage and exploration, you will have a chance to find resources that can help you bloom and grow.

If this is something that speaks to you, please come join us this fall! No prior artistic experience is required. This workshop only asks for openness, a bit of courage, and a willingness to have fun and connect with others in a safe and non-judgemental space.


This gentle evening workshop will take place soon. Please read the information below and register by sending us an email. We will be happy to answer all your questions.

Date: 14 November 2019, 6.30-9pm

Location: PUMPE Jugendkulturzentrum, Lützowstr.42, Berlin-Mitte

Language: English & German

Duration: 2,5 hours (short break included)

Number of participants: 12 spots available


Admission: 19 EUR p/p or 34 EUR for two people signing up together

Register by sending an email to Joanna ( or Bella (

All materials are included in the price, however, you are welcome to bring your own favourite freshly cut leaves, branches, and flowers. Also, please bring a small to middle-sized bowl you especially like.

Since some of the activities involve body movements, please wear something comfortable and easy for you to move. You can also bring a pair of socks to keep yourself warm.

We cannot wait to meet you there, 
Bella & Joanna

About the Facilitators

Bella (Poiesis Insight)
Bella is originally from Peking China, already at an early age, she’s interested in exploring the mystery of the human mind and behaviours. After completing her MA degree in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, her passion for art and organizational development has led her to further expand her expertise in Business Psychology and Expressive Arts Coaching & Consulting.

Joanna (Yohaku Art Collective)
A visual artist and an art educator with a Ph.D. degree in visual arts. Joanna has worked as an art teacher and facilitator in several countries. Currently, she lives in the Berlin area and studies Expressive Arts Therapy in Germany and Switzerland. Joanna believes that art is indigenous to humans and can inspire, connect, and transforms us on multiple levels.

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