For Creative Thinkers in any Field

     OTOA Creative Life Practice (CLP)™


~ Fall 2017 Registration Page ~

Series Discounts Are Available. Details Below


  You do not need to be an artist to benefit from a Creative Life Practice.

OTOA CLP Offers the Practice & Principles

for Creative & Personal Growth & Transformation

for creative thinkers in any field.

"We are the process. Life is not happening to us"
- Marlee F. Koenigsberg, CLP Participant

What is the OTOA CLP Seminar Series?

  The Seminar Series is an in-depth investigation,
led by OTOA Founder & Master Teacher, Gia Forakis,
that explores
OTOA CLP's 6 Aspects for Creative Influence
and, a brand new class,
 OTOA CLP's Core Objective: Connection
Each class is uniquely designed to build
a deeper understanding of the tools necessary for manifesting change

through creative assignments, writing, ritual, dialogue and the fundamentals of
One-Thought-One-Action. (OTOA).
All classes are held on

Saturdays & Sundays
1:00 - 5:00pm



"The journey is where I'm going." ~ Gia Forakis

Saturday, September 9th
Core Objective: Connection
Registration Deadline 9/1
Connection:  Connection is the foundation behind the OTOA CLP's system for personal, professional and creative enrichment. Connection is the fulcrum that motivates all CLP’s 6 Aspects of Creative Influence. With Connection comes a deeper understanding of our individual Creative Core, allowing us to stand with confidence and in partnership with our goals and visions. Connection is like the North Star offering guidance, reference, context and support, to chart our way forward through any project, relationship, journey, creative process, and creative life practice.

Saturday, September 16th
Aspect: Observation / Receptivity
Registration Deadline 9/7
Observation / Receptivity: The focus of this class is to build awareness of Inner & Collective Intelligence, through strengthening individual alertness, reconsideration of belief systems, and reinvigorating encounters with abundance. How we observe and receive the world has a direct impact on defining the world we experience.

Sunday, September 17th
Aspect: Vision / Quest
Registration Deadline 9/7

Vision / Quest: It is through the caliber of our questions, followed by the dedication of our inquiry, that we chart our path through life. The focus of this class is to investigate how to more productively harness the aspect, Vision / Quest, as a tool for creative manifestation, for untangling obstacles, as well as a process for establishing and achieving our goals and visions. "The Journey is where I'm going

Saturday, October 14th
Aspect: Technique / Discipline
Registration Deadline 10/5
Technique / Discipline:  It's one thing to pursue your career. It's another to create your life. This class will take a deeper look at our relationships and associations with Discipline / Technique, and see how they inform one another, and how we can make better use of them for a more holistic and productive creative process, leading to a  more enriching, beneficial and cohesive life practice.

Sunday, October 15th
Aspect: Time / Space
Registration Deadline 10/5
Time / Space: This investigation is intended to encourage a new awareness of temporal and spatial reality where time and space are mediums that we craft and create, so how can we use them for our best purpose? We will consider how the principles of One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA) offer more clarity and satisfaction to our projects, relationships, work, and the world we inhabit, as well as explore the inherent irony that by slowing down we actually become better equipped to go further, farther, faster.

Saturday, November 11th
Aspect: Nature / Purpose
Registration Deadline 11/2
Nature/ Purpose:  Connection is the creative core of any creative practice. Connection with both our individual inherent nature, and with something greater than ourselves: our purpose.  From this type of connection, harmony, fulfillment and prosperity can find their way to supporting us. This class investigates the route towards enrichment, achievement and measures of success by taking on the BIG question of what is our personal organizing principle: what is our modus operandi ?

                                                    Sunday, November 12th
                                                                     Aspect: Gratitude / Generosity
                                                                                                Registration Deadline 11/2

Gratitude / Generosity: This single Aspect of Creative Influence is one of the most readily available tools we have for manifesting growth, change and transformation in all areas of our lives: personally, professionally and creatively. In this class we will explore our relationship to Gratitude / Generosity, and how it can teach us to expand our capacity for abundance, healing, and bringing about positive change, one thought, one action at a time.

Brooklyn: South-West Park Slope
Ocean Parkway
between Church & Beverly
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Near F, G, & Q Trains

"Gia made it all clear. After just a few hours I began to see that my random collection of notes and observations weren't a mess, but a path on which I could reach my goals. I started the CLP workshop with questions

and left empowered to effect change and with the tools to do so."

~ Sharahn LaRue, Artist & Educator, Brooklyn, NY

$20 per class
Registration & Prepayment Are Required

Series Discounts One:

All 7 Seminars = $100.

This offer ends September 1st*

(*There are no refunds for this discount offer)


Series Discounts Two:

Select any 4 Seminars for $70

This offer ends September 7th*

(*There are no refunds for this discount offer.

Once dates are selected they cannot be switched)

Registration & Prepayment Are Required

Registration Instructions Below


How to Register

Registration & Prepayment

Are Required 

Registration Instructions:


To be certain that space is still available...

Please Contact

OTOA Managing Director

Darya Gauthier





In your email please include the following

  • Your Full Name
  • Your Phone Number
  • Your Snail-Mail Address (optional)
  • How You Heard About OTOA (Include full name if      recommended)
  • If you were personally invited by Gia or Darya?
  • A Few Words About Yourself
  • What Interests You About OTOA CLP
  • What Interests You About the Class You Are Registering For in Particular
  • Please include "OTOA" in Subject of your email



After we receive your email with registration information  (as outlined above) we will let you know if space is available, and include instructions for

pre-payment by PayPal or Personal Check


Pre-Payment assures you the discounted rate

And a space in the class


If you have any questions please contact us at
PLEASE INCLUDE "OTOA" in Subject of your email


Cancellation Policy
Please bear in mind that this event has
we ask that if you must cancel,
after you have already registered that you kindly observe our Cancellation Policy outlined below.

There are no refunds for Discount Offers.

FULL REFUNDS* will be given to cancellations made  2 full weeks before the first day of the intended workshop (14 days before: if the Seminar that you have registered for begins on a Saturday, then the last day that a FULL refund will be made is through Friday two weeks prior).

We will not be able to offer refunds if
cancellations are made less than 14 days prior

to the first day
of the intended Studio-Lab. Please understand that we may be unable to make any exceptions in this policy.

~We thank you very much for your cooperation.

* Please Note that refunds do not include any fees associated with payments made through PayPal.


Out Of Town Participants

Are you coming to NYC from out of town

for one of our OTOA Offerings? If so, you may want to consider taking advantage of the special discount offer with our friend/Airbnb Host, whose lovely home & private bedrooms are conveniently located to our Brooklyn studio.

Contact us for further Airbnb details:



For further information on the the
One-Thought-One-Action CLP


Class Size

We will be Limiting Class Size to create a creative environment that supports personal attention, while encouraging group participation.


The OTOA CLP Seminars lay the foundation for participants to begin their own unique journey into discovering the benefits of a Creative Life Practice, by introducing them to tools they need for bringing transformation and manifestation into their personal, professional or creative lives through study and investigation of CLP’s 6 Aspects for Creative Influence and Core Principle, where, through dialogue, discussion, exercises and shared observation, participants find an environment for positive, personal growth.

The OTOA CLP Seminar Series is an introduction to principles based upon the widely recognized OTOA technique, and intended to bring a richer engagement with your present towards a more rewarding future.


What to Expect

 Before Each Seminar

One week prior to each seminar, all registered participants will be sent an information email, with what materials to bring and how to prepare, contact information and a Creative Pre-Seminar Assignment.

Pre-Seminar Assignments are creative exercises designed to focus on the topic of each seminar, and may include a task or activity such as: reading, writing, photography, contemplation, documentation, or other, before attending the seminar.

Pre-Seminar Assignments are meant to be enjoyable ways to bring context and content and a shared experience to the dialogue within the group, and the learning process.

It is advised to set aside approximately 60-90 minutes for each Pre-Seminar Assignment for each seminar.

In Class Participation

Class participation includes individual and group exercises and observation. Exercises are followed by class discussion and exchange. Some physical movement may be encouraged, but nothing strenuous or beyond the capacity of the participant’s abilities or level of comfort.

There will be one 15 minute break during each class. Participants are encouraged to bring their own beverages or snacks, so that they can make the most out of their break time.

Some Details to be aware of:

  • The workshop is designed for your full availability through the entire schedule as posted.
  • Please respect the nature of the group environment by making every effort to arrive on time and turn off all mobile devices.
  • A Creative Pre-Class Assignment will be sent to each registered participant one week prior to each class 
  • We recommend setting aside 60 - 90 minutes for assignments.
  • Each seminar includes one 15min break: You are welcome to bring a lite snack.

"I look forward to working together to bring creative transformation to your practice, projects, goals and manifesting your visions for the future, personally, professionally, holistically."

~Gia Forakis
OTOA Founder, Master Teacher & CLP Coach

OTOA Creative Life Practice, Mandala © 2017

Private CLP Coaching
You not be free to join us for one of our seminars, or you may discover that you want to go further with a more individual focus to address a specific topic, private concerns, or that you would be more comfortable working one-on-one to address professional roadblocks, obstacles within a single project or personal concerns, or that you are looking for support to make comprehensive changes in more than one area of your life.  These are all good ways to make use of Private CLP Coaching can be tailored to address your, needs, goals, schedule and budget.
Private CLP Coaching
is Also Available on a Sliding Scale.
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