with Jodi Sibilia
with Jodi Sibilia
Dive into serenity with our Mindfulness and Weaving Class by fine artist, teacher, and yoga instructor Jodi Sibilia.
Explore the art of weaving using yarn and fabric, infusing each thread with mindfulness. Learn to create intricate patterns, fostering a therapeutic and meditative experience. Walk away with a unique woven masterpiece, a tangible reflection of your inner peace. Join us in this transformative journey where creativity intertwines with serenity. Reserve your spot for a weaving experience that nurtures the mind and soul. No prior experience necessary.
Meet Your Instructor, Jodi
Jodi Sibilia, originally from Northern Vermont, earned her BA in Studio Art before venturing into emergency medical training in upstate New York. After managing a photography darkroom at Barrett Art Center and teaching children's classes, she pursued a Master's Degree in Teaching in Pittsburgh. Returning to New York, she balanced teaching art in public schools with a passion for wellness and yoga, leading to the establishment of Yoga By The Lake in 2015.
Transitioning to a full-time career in wellness and creative design, Sibilia curated galleries and played a key role in local arts organizations. From 2021 to 2023, she curated The Narrowsburg Union Galleries and later the Delaware Valley Opera Center-Art Nest in 2023, showcasing and supporting local artists. Currently residing in Lake Huntington, New York, she actively contributes to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, organizing fundraising and outreach events, and leading the development of a sensory garden for communal use. Jodi Sibilia's diverse contributions reflect her commitment to both the artistic and well-being aspects of her community.
About the Series
The Winter Wellness series extends an invitation to the community to come together for soul-nourishing connections at the dawn of the new year.
Embracing themes of new beginnings, self-care, and overall health and wellness, the classes offer a diverse range of experiences. From expressive arts activities that ignite a creative flow to gentle mind-body practices like yoga and sound healing that warm both the body and spirit.
Facilitated by a rotation of guest artists and wellness practitioners from the local area, these classes offer a holistic approach to well-being.
Funding for education and creative programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies including: Steve Alexander & Idylia Hachi, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, DIANNIC LLC, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry and Family, Jeffrey Gerson, Grimm Construction Inc., Nellie and Robert Gipson of the Tianaderrah Foundation, the William and Elaine Kaplan Family Foundations, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, Heather and Matthew Potter & Family / Nexxt Enterprises LLC, the Rea Charitable Trust, the Rhulen Loughlin Family in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, the Rowley Family Fund for Women & Children, the Irwin Siegel Agency – Howard Siegel – President, Craig and Sue Van Cott – UNALAM, the TD Charitable Foundation. Funding is also provided by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Sullivan County Youth Bureau and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.