Welcome! I'm Joyce. Life coach, graphic designer, workshop facilitator, artist, writer, and creativity enthusiast.
I'm the owner of MOKA DESIGN Inc., a creative arts company that offers mindful art activities designed to help you find focus, calm and personal well-being.
Please explore my website and feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
I would love to hear from you!
Expect breakthroughs and AHA! moments
Creating art is a wonderful experience that instantly provides you with many therapeutic benefits. By engaging in this enjoyable form of self-expression, you instantly feel a sense of calm. Leaving the stresses and strains of daily life behind, you enter a place of serenity, that is both relaxing and safe.
Working with Joyce, you will benefit from the combination of solution-focused life coaching and the creative power of imagery and visual metaphors to help you:
Release the logical "left-brain" thinking that has you going in circles as you try to "think harder"
Access your "right-brain" creativity, intuition, and inner-wisdom
Discover new ideas, perspectives, and insights
Find innovative solutions to your questions, problems, and issues
Come away feeling guided, grounded, and inspired
Use your new insight to create action plans and move step-by-step toward achieving your goals!
Create small collages that reveal what your soul wants you to know
SoulCollage® is a powerful and creative card-making process that uses collage, intuitive writing, and card readings, as transformational tools for self-discovery, personal development and spiritual growth.
During a SoulCollage® workshop you use your intuition to create small collage cards using magazine images, scissors and glue. You then learn how to "read" your cards to discover what personal and hidden meanings your SoulCollage® cards reveal to you. To learn more about SoulCollage®: www.soulcollage.com
Pay attention. Get curious.
Mindfulness is all about observation, and so is drawing. Both require you to slow down and pay close attention to what’s in front of you.
MINDFUL DRAWING allows you to be focused in the present moment, and helps you release the judgement and harsh criticism that keeps you feeling stuck – even if you think you can't draw! So pay attention, get curious, follow your intuition, and join us for a Mindful Drawing session soon.
No drawing experience or skill is necessary. All levels welcome.
Find focus and calm through the art of writing
Mindfulness is a way of entering the present moment and watching life unfold without judgement. It is a way to calm your busy mind and focus your attention.
MINDFUL WRITING workshops combine meditation and short writing exercises to help you find inspiration and renewal. In a safe, relaxing atmosphere, free from self-judgment and striving, we will explore mindfulness as a way to remember the richness of our lives and our endless potential to evolve.
Anyone can enjoy Mindful Writing! No writing experience or skill is necessary. All levels welcome.
Self-discovery through self-expression with multi-media
ART JOURNALING is a way to truly explore your inner-self. You express your thoughts and feelings through images and words using any medium you choose, such as paint, collage, multi-media, stencils, found objects, and much more.
Art journaling is about playing with colours, shapes, textures, quotes, as well as your own writing. It is a mindful and meditative practice that offers a gentle way of digging deep and finding inner peace.
Etegami Art Cards
Create beautiful watercolour art with mindful messages
ETEGAMI is an in-the-moment, inspirational, Japanese art form. You simply draw, paint, and write what's on your mind or in your heart, without overthinking, creating an art card to keep for yourself or gift to others.
Etegami cards are about ordinary things... things you see in everyday life but normally take for granted. Take a closer look at the things you touch or see everyday. Find that most beautiful angle and draw it. The accompanying message is also up to you. It could be a proverb, an original poem, or a few simple words. Express whatever it is that is bursting out of you!
Visualize and manifest the life of your dreams
VISION BOARDS are powerful collage art posters created from images you choose from magazines or personal photos. The images can be very specific – like a picture of a house you would love to own, or they can be images that evoke a feeling – like a picture of a woman meditating that makes you feel deeply peaceful. It’s simple.
The deep truth behind this technique is this: When you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live or vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires. Your attention is that powerful.
CSL Art Hive
FREE! Thursdays at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library
AN ART HIVE is a drop-in neighbourhood art studio. A small, friendly, FREE community art space. A place that welcomes everyone as an artist. Started by Joyce in 2016, the Côte Saint-Luc Art Hive is a place to relax, make art, and make friends.
Anyone can enjoy an ART HIVE! No art experience or skill is necessary. Just come in, grab some supplies, take a seat, and enjoy!
Art & Soul Oracle Cards
An original deck designed by Joyce
TAP INTO YOUR UNCONSCIOUS and find deep insight and thought-provoking messages with this unique and inspiring deck of cards featuring original artwork by artist and life coach Joyce.
Get in touch with your inner self and break through issues and blocks. Find hidden answers and surprising solutions. Explore options, perspectives and possibilities that you didn’t see before.
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Make Art. Feel Great.
Joyce Cohen, BFA, PPCC
Joyce Cohen is a certified life coach, SoulCollage® and creative workshop facilitator, professional graphic designer and owner of Moka Design Inc., visual artist, founder of the Côte Saint-Luc Art Hive, creator of the Art & Soul oracle deck, mother, writer, teacher, and life-long learner and seeker.
As a life coach, Joyce uses therapeutic art activities as creative tools to help her clients get unstuck, make decisions, and solve problems in their personal or professional lives.
As an art facilitator, Joyce organizes and leads inspiring creative workshops that foster mindfulness, self-discovery, personal development, and finding answers to life's questions.
What They're Saying
Just completed the last class of the SoulCollage Workshop and it has been a wonderful experience... a real eye-opener. I really appreciated Joyce's gentle guidance into this intuitive way of accessing one's inner landscape, and providing a window into my true deep-seated expression vis-a-vis so many important areas of my life. As I look over my six soul collage boards, particular themes emerged, and I can see where I have come from, where I am now, and where I would like to go... so thank you Joyce for this valuable tool! – E.C.
Joyce's SoulCollage workshop was an amazing experience, enriching, enlightening and even fun! Under Joyce's gentle guidance, I felt comfortable creating collages that gave me surprising and helpful insights. For someone who thought she had no "artistic" ability, I'm thrilled with my collages. I can't wait until her next series begins – I'm hooked! – Ellen
As I came back home today – I looked at my card. It reminded me of a trip in the Himalayas few years ago – a pilgrimage to Mount-Kailash, Tibet. I remember the exhilaration and joy I felt on top of that mountain – air was so rarified (+6,000 meters in altitude) and how BREATH had been my refuge and still is … so I renamed my card PRANA … and as the card suggests I will put more emphasis on breathwork (called pranayamas) in my own practice and teaching. I'm always amazed to see what guidance SoulCollage has to reveal to us. – Merci, Louise
It is Sunday morning a day of quiet and rest. I awake and I am happy, my heart smiles as I prepare for my SoulCollage session with Joyce and the others who will have chosen to come. Sunday morning seems the perfect day to do SoulCollage because everything comes together to facilitate this time of reflection, even the city is enveloped in a Sabbath hush.
When I first heard the words “soul collage” I wondered what this could mean. “Soul” a word rarely used except when referring to our deepest self, the place where God dwells within us. After having participated in several sessions I now know what it means for me. SoulCollage is my gift to myself, a time to step back, to be silent, to reach deep within myself so I can hear what God is trying to say to me. I get so caught up in the daily fragmentation of life that I often lose sight of the bigger picture. When this happens I slowly but surely meander away from my true core. SoulCollage provides me with the tools I need to bring myself back to my center, where I can once again connect with the wholeness of my person, evaluate the state of my relationships and literally “touch” the stardust of my life.
If someone were to ask me what word immediately comes to mind when you hear the words soul collage, I would have to say gentleness.Everything about the session is marked by gentleness, the surroundings, the participants, the process, our facilitator. A wonderful added dimension is what happens within the group at every session. Although each one quietly works alone on her collage there is a special bonding that occurs and a unique form of friendship is created. I can’t put into words ... it has to be experienced!!! – Pat
Last year I had the privilege of participating in one of Joyce’s Soul Collage workshops. This was the first time that I have done anything of this nature. I have never considered myself to be a very artistic person and don’t spend any of my time in creative pursuits. The workshop allowed me to take a little time to do something creative without any pressure concerning the final product. In fact it is quite the opposite: the process of making the Soul Collage is what’s important and the finished collage is the incidental culmination of that process. I am a dedicated Yoga practitioner and the larger part of my Yoga practice has to so with self-reflection. What I found most interesting with my Soul Collage experience is finding a similar opportunity to learn about myself. After examining my completed collage it became clear that my choices about what to cut-out and what to include in my collage speaks volumes about myself. If we extend this logic, we can see that in life all our choices say something about ourselves and contribute to the “collage” that we live. – Sacha
SoulCollage® has made a huge difference in how I see my body and how I approach eating. I have been struggling with body image all of my life, and the only thing that helped me release the struggle was to recognize and name the inner voices that were getting in my way, and those that were supportive and en-light-ening. – K.M.