What a fantastic day!! Thank you so much for guiding us in this voyage of the soul. I am in awe at your talent, kindness, and depth. A few hours doing collage with you in your enchanted house did more for me than years of therapy. Forget meditation!! SoulCollage is way more effective.
Author, The House of the Spirits
"Thank you for bringing your fabulous SoulCollage experience to my retreat women. They (and I) loved it! I appreciate the great care you took to make sure it was a wonderful experience along with your compassionate heart and deep spirit you bring wherever you go. Thank you again. Fabulous."
- Marci Shimoff, bestselling author of Happy for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
"I enjoyed everything about this process. Your wisdom, the poetry, the way you build community, the permission you give to not be perfect nor analyzing but rather staying in the instinctual, visual realm. The care you took to make the mandala of photos and let us off the hook from any shoulds, have-to's, or responsability of any kind. The freedom you created so we could just jump head first into our hearts. There isn't a single thing I would change. The environment, the safe, open, creative space you created, the way you included everyone and every idea. You are beyond a gifted teacher - you are a sage. Wise, compassionate and non-judgmental."
- Lori Barra, Isabel Allende Foundation
"Jennie came to teach a 3-hour SOULIO workshop to my ILP students at the Esalen Institute. It was a great experience and privilege for us all to work with Jennie. She was well prepared showing up hours early with hundreds of images which, to everyones delight, she arranged in a huge mandala on the floor. She brought everything we needed and gave a wonderful introductory talk that masterfully put everyone at ease and opened us to the enormous possibilities of this profound activity. Jennie is an artist in her own right, a skilled facilitator and a soulful seeker and she brings all of her many skills and whole self to her teaching. From technical help to gentle encouragement to go deeper she led each student to embrace the activity and at the end many were shocked at the power or what emerged. After the tears and laughter everyone walked away with the gift of greater self knowledge, useful reflections on future directions and a beautiful work of art. Most of my students agreed it was one of the very best experiences they had over the course of their 28 day program."
-Adam Wolpert, artist and Leadership facilitator, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center and Esalen Institute
"Thanks again for leading our creative collage exploration yesterday. You are a wonderful guide - calm, articulate, giving information as it can be absorbed. The soulful stretching was carefully held and respected, and offered much to inform the journey."
- Aletha Soule
"Jennie is a fantastic teacher and is very gentle in her invitation for us to create. She said that she's never met a SoulCollage card she didn't love. And I could tell she meant it."
- Michael Ellis, founder Footloose Forays Global Expeditions, Perspectives for NPR
"You made the weekend so special. I appreciate the effort it took to create a setting in which we could all have fun and be "creative." In particular, I loved just being immersed in the experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
- Gretchen H.
"I LOVED this class! Your fearless demonstrations were very liberating and I really feel that I came away with not only skills but an attitude of permission to try anything."
"Your class rejuvenated my art. I wake up dreaming about colors, textures and shapes I want to experiment with in my paintings. Thanks for your inspiration!"
"You really combined technical rigor and play with hands-on instruction and time for personal exploration and created a palette that was inspirational, cozy, filled with color, experimentation and fun, fun, fun!"
- Gwen H.
"I truly enjoyed immersing myself in this creative process. You have a special way about you that is so approachable, non-judgmental, encouraging and open. Personally I can feel intimidated expressing myself creatively and you made the environment warm and inviting."
- Lisa P.