image_6483441.JPG

About Empathy Art

 

Empathy art began in a messy sketchbook during a time when Emily was rather uprooted. With no distinct home, she found refuge in her sketchbook and on her mat. When painting or practicing asana, she dissolves into the spacious seat of the witness. From this place, she has grown and been inspired to share with others the stabilizing force of awareness practices.

Every day, it is her intention to fill her cup so that it may overflow, inviting all those in the sea of awareness that surrounds her to tap into the infinite fountain that lies within each and every one of us. This intention is the foundation from which her actions spring forth. May this work be an offering and an act of service to humankind. 

Peace within = Peace in the world

Emily briefly studied photography and communication design at the University of North Texas and over the past few years, she has live painted at Backwoods Music Festival, Art Outside, Hot Damn Jam Fest, Consider the Source, and various other co-creative occasions in the Denton, Dallas, and Austin area in association with The Hippie House as well as the Central Texas Bluegrass Association. She has been trained in qi gong, kids yoga, and most recently completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training at Dharma Yoga. Since graduation, she has co-founded a community organization called, “Sangha Sundays” that has become a platform for local teachers to deepen their practice as well as a safe space for the community to experience multiple teaching styles. Simultaneously, she has taught kids yoga throughout Texas in collaboration with Little Yogis, Raja Yoga of Fort Worth, Austin Children’s Academy, and the Llano Earth Arts Fest. She continuously deepens her studies and understanding of art, yoga, and the world around her today, and in the years to come. 

 
 
Scan 2018-8-7 23.10.33.jpg
 
 
We so often in our lives serve as mirrors for one another. We look to others to find out if we ourselves are lovable; we look to others to find out if we are capable of feeling love; we look to others for a reflection of our innate radiance. What a tremendous gift, to enable someone’s return to the awareness of their own loveliness! When we see the goodness in others, we are enabling them to “flower from within, of self-blessing.
— Sharon Salzburg, Loving-Kindness