Ignite Your Genius With Spanda Meditation & Improv Games


April 21, 2018 Saturday 8:30AM - 5:00 PM


 Innoworld, 940 Stewart Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Last date for On-line Registration:  
Early Bird - 4/10/2018
Regular - 4/19/2018


Ignite Your Genius With Spanda Meditation & Improv Games is an interactive, transformative workshop fusing the following two powerful tools. The combination of meditation and improvisational theater games demonstrate “meditation in action” instantly. We see right away, how they can accelerate our creativity, our focus and our intuitive process.

Spanda, a Sanskrit word meaning “throb,” refers to the pulsation before creation­­­­––the space inside of us, we get in touch with, and start listening to when we meditate. The fusion of Spanda meditation and improv games shifts the way we act and re-act to a myriad of situations, expected and unexpected. They train us to remove apprehensiveness, create fearlessness, and have trust in our instincts. We begin to have the experience of the phrase . . . the more we dive inside, the more effective we are on the outside.

We all need a pause from the mind and the computer screen. We yearn to connect to what inspires us, to have clarity –– and we can –– by listening to the subtle vibration our inner Spanda. We are constantly seeking out places that encourage us to let go of unwanted thoughts, so we can see the world with fresh eyes. The combination of meditation and Improv Games, gives us that experience.          

After meditation, the games begin. These improv games and scenarios start out very simple and become more complex as the day progresses. As the improv muscle builds, participants become more agile and courageous. They begin to trust their ability to improvise and become freer and freer. By stepping into unfamiliar territory, and using another part of their brain, the games become wildly stimulating.

Once the players go deeper into the process, they are challenged emotionally and intellectually—while having outrageous fun.

The combination of Meditation and Improv is a tested recipe for SPARKS to FLY and CREATIVITY to SOAR.


This one-day workshop is a sample of Andrea’s 4-week training

she offers to corporations.

The workshop and/or the training is ideal for anyone interested in sharpening their intellect, their sense of humor, their memory, their intuition, their productivity, and having more fun!

In this workshop, you will experience:


  • An increase in your intuition and stamina
  • Innovative, creative thinking
  • More energy and focus
  • Greater well-being, resilience, and stress management.
  • More self-confidence
  • Improved performance, collaboration and empathy

By creating characters and scenes, participants are catapulted into higher states of consciousness. As they shift from character to character, they build the muscle of trust and self-confidence. They transcend their limitations of the familiar, courageously entering the unknown and releasing momentary genius.                      Members of the successful TV show, Saturday Night Live were trained in these games. Andrea Adler has worked with several of these stars.


  • An increase in your ability to pivot and respond quickly
  • More trust in your creativity, agility and playfulness
  • A heightened awareness of self
  • Accelerated critical thinking
  • Fine tuning of your speech
  • Strengthened intuition

Included in this workshop are:

Yoga stretches to release tension,

Breathing Techniques to bring oxygen to the brain,

Brain Gymnastic Drills to expand perception and embrace change,

Spanda Meditation and

Improv Games.


About the Instructor:


Andrea Adler is referred to as the “Metaphysical Marketer.” She pioneered Holistic Marketing in the late 80’s and is the founder of HolisticPR.com, an international speaker, workshop presenter, and consultant. Andrea has toured the globe presenting her workshop "The Tao of Marketing" and has written over 50 articles on holistic / spiritual marketing, translated into five languages.

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Her three books on Holistic Marketing: PR for the Holistic Healer, Creating an Abundant Practice, and the winner of the Axiom Business Book Award - The Science of Spiritual Marketing: Initiation into Magnetism sell worldwide.

Andrea has been a keynote speaker at several conferences, including: The Science and Consciousness Conference, Natural Awakenings Annual Conference, Mountain Biz, The Holistic Medical Association, INATS (International New Age Trade Show), and Expo Ser in Mexico City with Deepak Chopra.

She is listed in Molly Lavik’s book: Going Supernova: The Bold Paths of 101 Super achievers.

Pushing Upward, Adler’s breakout novel, published by Hay House, won the Los Angeles Book Festival Award and was a Hay House “Pick of the Month.” Andrea also wrote the screenplay and is co-producing the film.

After two years as a journalist for The Times Herald Record, in upstate New York, Adler received a $60,000 grant from Senator Cook to create the Off Off Main Street Theater Company after three suicides occurred at a local high school. The company toured for eight years.

Hired to place The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Sullivan County on the map, she raised thousands of dollars via her fundraising events, and went on to become a successful marketing consultant in Silicon Alley (NYC) during the Internet boom, serving several Internet companies prior to receiving their IPO’s.

In the 70’s, Andrea appeared as an actress on Broadway in Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two”, and on TV shows including: “Police Woman”, “The Bob Newhart Show”, and “Executive Suite”. She was a member of “Café La Mama”, the improvisational theater group “The Groundlings”, and the Actors Studio. She also co-wrote and directed three videos for the American Film Institute.

In 2017, Andrea wrote and directed, “Old-Fashioned, Naughty, Everything: A Glimpse of Emily Dickinson” an original one act (based exclusively on Emily’s poems and letters), performed at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco and at The Berkeley City Club.

Andrea has studied meditation for 40 years and is currently presenting her training: From Inside We Can Act Out Loud:Meditation & Improvisational Theater Games to Silicon Valley companies.

A Broadway actress, an author, a PR Marketing maven, and an ardent practitioner of meditation, Andrea continually integrates her writing, theatrical background and holistic marketing into her creative endeavors.


Project Management Education Hours: 

Earn 7 PDUs (Tecnical - 4, Leadership - 3)

Meeting Leader: Sagar Amancherla

Program Agenda:

Please note the door will be locked at 8:25 AM, so plan to arrive early.

08:30 AM - Sign In and Networking

09:00 AM - Workshop Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:45 PM - Workshop Resumes

5:00 PM – Adjourn


Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch will be provided.

Attendees should indicate whether they want a vegetarian meal during the registration.

Plan Ahead Registration:

Early Bird:  PMISV member: $140     Non-PMISV member: $190

Regular:  PMISV member: $190   Non-PMISV member:  $240

At-the-Door Registration:  No walk-ins allowed. Please register for the course online in advance 


Cancellation Policy:

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.

  • Cancellation before Early Bird Registration Date: Full refund
  • Cancellation between Early Bird Registration Date and Regular Registration Date: $30 cancellation fee; remaining amount refunded
  • Cancellation after Regular Registration Date and Day before workshop (by 5:00 PM Pacific): 50% refund

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Event Properties

Event Date 04-21-2018
Event End Date 04-21-2018
Registration Start Date 03-16-2018
Cut off date 04-19-2018
Individual Price $140/$190/$240
Location Innoworld
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