Studio Seed is the love child of
art therapy, psychotherapy, breath-work,
movement, kundalini yoga, and play.
ignite your innate creativity,
change longstanding subconscious patterns,
offer deep nourishment to the soul,
re-connect to who you really are.
My name is Esther Kalaba. As a trained art therapist, somatic psychotherapist, and Kundalini yoga teacher, I began Studio Seed 15 years ago in an old warehouse building in St. Henri, Montreal. I had a passion and curiosity for how the creative process influences the psyche and I needed a large, bright space where I could explore this. Here people could play with different art materials, work big, move their bodies around, and have permission to make a mess as they found a way to make sense of the world. Over the years, I have worked with many amazing people with many mental health conditions, symptoms of trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and have witnessed how:
Being fully aware that changing longstanding habits or patterns takes time, commitment, motivation, and consistency, many approaches are needed. Self-care is not something you do at the end of the day, when everything else has been ticked off the to-do list;
Caring for yourself is a fundamental requirement for life.
Caring for yourself is a daily practice.