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Finding your Voice with Paint & Sound

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fire Tree Studios Presents….

Finding your Voice with Paint & Sound

with Melissa D’Antoni, MACP and Anin Utigaard, MFT, REAT

“When we can embrace what is within, we can then embrace what is outside of ourselves.”  ~ Anin Utigaard, MFT, REAT

Each person has a one-of-a-kind voice: a “soul-song” that is unique and individual.  When we tap into this sacred vessel and listen with acceptance, a healing takes place, a recognition and a sense of peace with Self is discovered.  Having a voice, is a powerful resource that many are uncomfortable using. Being unable to use one’s voice, for whatever reason, can result in feeling unheard, invisible or devalued.  How is the voice linked to our personal power, health and well-being? Anin and Melissa with co+creative a safe creative container to explore various creative experiences, incorporating movement, art, sound, music, drama and meditation, we will gently explore our relationship to our own “authentic voice” and full self-expression.

Using the Person-Centered approach along with  Authentic Voicework and the Fire Tree Method ™, Anin and Melissa will invite participants to explore their “authentic voice”  with sound and painting.  What sounds and rhythms does our art evoke? How does music and the voice influence our visual art expression through symbol, archetype, color and image? And hence, our daily lives? Since much of our artwork comes from a deep vessel within, does it have a sound as well? Remember, no prior art or vocal experience is necessary for this  immersion into the non-verbal, primal voice and we will focus on process NOT product or performance.



  • discover your voice
  • empower your self expression
  • unlock creative energy, confidence, personal power and potential
  • receive support to speak your truth
  • be in sacred creative community
  • discover your soul’s language, archetypes, symbol and colors
  • free yourself of trapped trauma
  • liberate your life’s purpose
  • clear blocks keeping you back from experiencing abundance, empowerment, connection, love, peace and freedom.


February 11th 2017, 10-5pm in Austin in a private studio space.

Investment: is $333 for the day immersion, includes all materials and handouts.

*Location to be disclosed upon registration, refunds are unavailable. Your payment is confirmation and commitment to this experience and creates the container for our co+creation.
We look forward to seeing you in the studio!

with love,
Melissa and Anin.

About the Facilitators:

Anin Utigaard, MFT, REAT

Anin believes that the arts are transformative and can change the world we live in. She has a professional music background and is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Founding Executive Co-Chair of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and continues to be a board member with IEATA. In addition, she was a long time faculty member for the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute in California. Anin brings over 20 years of expressive arts facilitation experience, as well as, musical and artistic talents to inspire and ignite the creative process.  She has a private practice in San Francisco, California and works with individuals of all ages and offers workshops and training in EXA, including “Authentic VoiceWork”. She is currently an adjunct professor at JFK University in California. She has taught in Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Brazil and throughout the United States.

Melissa D’Antoni

Melissa D’Antoni is the visionary force behind Fire Tree Studios. After leaving a highly-successful-by-certain-standards-yet-unfulfilling career in Internet and technology marketing, Melissa set out to pursue her real passion—Creative Self Expression and to live a truly empowered and inspired life.

A vision keeper and creative catalyst for the last 15 years, she inspires others on their journey of Self-Realization in order to transform their art, life and business, with passion and practicality. Fire Tree Studios offers intuitive painting retreats, Ignite your Life & Business Coaching Programs, The Phoenix Rising Experience, The Art of Entrepreneurship and The Fire Tree Method Creative Catalyst Training Program to serve clients in unlocking their full potential, on the canvas and off.

F I R E        T R E E      S T U D I O S

…creativity and authentic self expression for life + business.


February 11, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


To be disclosed upon registration
Austin, TX


info at firetreestudios.com