Connecting Arts and Mental Resilience Exploration 

C.A.M.R.E.

The Very Quiet Studio Ltd is a Singapore Arts, Culture & Heritage Charity. Since 2007 it has been evolving through short production works, short asian stories Sound Sanna,  original performing arts (piano, dance & music, choir 2020), collaborative  exhibitions on local works,  "Older but Wiser" forums to discuss on acquiring wisdom  as we age, and original books publishing, including dhammabooks.

 

In 2014, TVQS began looking out for ways to improve mental wellness and promote/ archive/ revive asian wisdom through different means, mediums and collaboration. C.A.M.R.E. workshop is a culmination of past accumulated understanding through TVQS activities to build resilience 心灵建构. A self care workshop that includes meditation, arts activities and traditional & contemporary movement  for personal well being and growth. 

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3rd intake 2023 Open Now

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If you would like to sponsor someone for the workshop, you can donate S$200 course fee to TVQS and indicate your wish CAMRE-GIFT. We will match it with any SG participant above age 62 who has registered.

You can paynow to The Very Quiet Studio UEN 201631481G if you are a sponsor.

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多开课,受益良多

Do open more workshop - benefitted alot through the programme. 

课程开始的时候身体比较差,头疼,开始上课以后逐渐减轻,因此也能更专注。

When I first attended, I was having headache and health was poor. As the workshop continue, my condition improved and I can better concentrate.

我希望有机会能够继续学习这三种学向。因为这些知识都是需要花时间的跟进,才能現见效果。感谢三位导师和秋婷的贡献。

I wish I have the opportunity to continue with these three courses of CAMRE workshop.. Because these knowledge need time and  continuous practice, to get the full results. Truly grateful to all the 3 instructors and to our coordinator QiuTing. 

静坐课也是摸索着,但最近睡眠质量很好。 如果可以继续多8周更好🙏

Though I am only beginning to explore meditation, it seems sleep qualityhas improved. If I can continue for another 8 weeks it will be even better!

CAMRE 8 weeks Workshop

Each workshop is 4 hrs per week. Each session is about 2 hour. 

There are 3 parts to the workshop: Meditation, Movement, and an Art activity.

Participant can pick a combination of movement and an art activity; movement & art activity shall be succeeded with an hour of meditation.

B: Movement (~ 1 hr) + Meditation (~1 hr) = 2 hr per session

C: Meditation (~1 hr) +  Art/Hobby (~1 hr)  = 2 hr per session

CAMRE Customed Workshop

A:  Meditation (~1.5 hr) = Two sessions per week

Customed workshop (Different combination of A, B, C as above)
at workplace available for group booking.
Sessions without meditation are not available.

CAMRE 8 weeks Meditation, Raga Music therapy, and Rhythmic Dance

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Wednesday Feb 1, 8, 15 , 22 Mar 1, 8, 15 , 22

Thursday Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar 2, 9, 16, 23

Note: Classes are conducted in English

No fee payment required yet. Please read below*

CAMRE 8 weeks Meditation,  Nagomi & Mandala dot art, and Taiji.

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Tuesday Feb 7, 14, 21 , 28 Mar 7, 14, 21 , 28

Wednesday Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Note: Classes are conducted in English and Chinese mix

No fee payment required yet. Please read below*

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*Please kindly read the following:

Upon registration of any of the above option, we shall process your application to

  1.   ensure mental and physical capacity to attend either in person or via zoom. (handphone). 

  2.   Please note that both 2 options availability depends on min. number of signup. 

  3.   Payment via Paynow upon acceptance, with an email confirmation.

  4.   Venue of the workshop is 5 min walking distance near TaiSeng MRT; only confirmed participants given address.

  5.  Full fee for any of above workshop option (full or partial attendance) is SG$200 . 

  6.  Attendees can opt for online sessions after at least two on-site meeting for each art & movement class.

  7.  Please bring your own sitting cushion. Art & reading material is provided onsite.

Meditation Guide

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Meditation

Ng Wei Chin 黄卫群

Meditation Guide 静坐指导/

TVQS Founder

Meditation is an essential part of everyday life, be it mundane or spiritual, if we wish to maintain a degree of sanity and clarity in our actions.

Movement Instructors

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Xue Xing Fu 薛兴福

Tai Chi Coach 

课程概略:

太极拳是传统体育锻炼的方式之一,也是传统武术中的一种,对人体有非常好的调节作用。

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Liang LiFen 梁丽芬

Yoga Teacher

What you will learn:

Yoga is a type of yoga that emphasizes holding poses for a couple of deep breaths with awareness in body alignment and engagement.

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Gerard Sebastian Raj

Rhythmic Dance Movement Instructor

What you will learn:

The Rhythmic Sessions are designed to cater, boost and improve overall health of the participants.

 
 

Art Teachers

 

What you will learn:

Ragas are Indian classical melodies that can relieve our nervous system. There are 72 ragas for 72 chakras discovered to help in healing the body..

课程概略:

学习经典,是对传统文化大思想的真正领悟与认知。通过朗读经典,认识大思想的精要,扫除误读、

What you will learn:

Nagomi or Chalk Pastel Art is a healing artform founded in Japan in recent years. The word Nagomi itself is associated with the word peace.

What you will learn:

Participants are introduced first to basics of vocal technique such as discovering our natural voice, cultivating optimal breathing and singing posture to strengthen support.

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Nagomi Art Teacher

Queenie Kou

Queenie Kou is a Singaporean artist.  In 1993, she completed a two-year Certificate of Western Art programme at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Since then, painting was a favorite hobby. In 2015, Queenie decided to devote herself fully to painting, after a long hiatus because of work.

She now paints from her studio in oil, acrylics, water colour, pastel, colored pencils, alcohol ink as well as in mixed media. Loving the luminosity that transparent paint can produce, she applies this glazing technique to most of her works. Ever curious, Queenie approaches her art with a playful attitude and a deep desire to discover the ways different medium work so as to create what she wants to express. Her paintings could be described as realism based on abstract structures. Her works have been featured at several local and foreign exhibitions.

In 2020, Queenie completed her certification as a Nagomi instructor with JPHAA (Japan Pastel Hope Art Association). A qualified teacher with the Ministry of Education, her love for teaching has also seen her engaged in teaching art classes in Singapore for both the young and old, island wide.

CAMRE is a pilot innovative workshop to impart participants the necessary skills to heal and build the mental-well in themselves.  These workshops aim to invite the burnouts, retirees and essential workers who are not diagnosed with clinical mental illness.  We believe the shrinking middle income group deserves as much attention and motivation before irreversible damage is done.  Guarding the spirit is just as important as bearing out social and/or family responsibilities asians tend to take on readily.

CAMRE is a pilot programme, but its foundation rest on some ancient asian philosophies which pre-covid modern worklife has neglected and systematically disregarded.  A single workshop comprises of a continual 16 sessions within 8 weeks, twice weekly. A single session consists of a mild exercise in movement or an arts experience (painting, literature, music therapy etc), concentration-based meditation (compassion towards oneself and others, and mindfulness of breathing). The very nature of some of these selected  asian heritage is counter-intuitive against contemporary City-Living setup. Hence it is highly encouraged that participants do not be imposing goal seeking and problem-solving skillset to their own healing process.

The aim of the CAMRE workshop is to help participants focus on connection within themselves, acceptance of their own being (including own problem) and buildup resilience (Patience, focus, threshold, and confidence) physically and mentally. Although these qualities are not easily quantifiable, we will facilitate with after class surveys to gauge the progress. 

May all be happily minded and secure.

With the Support of

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