(FAQ’s) Frequently Asked Questions about the MANDALA Workshop
What is a Mandala? The word “mandala is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit to mean circle. The mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, moon and nature, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family and community. Navajo Indians spend days creating Medicine wheels and sand paintings and Tibetan monks also spend days creating sand mandalas to demonstrate the impermanence
of life. This workshop is offered in hope of compassionate “healing for ourselves, our communities, our families, our nation and our world.” I’m inviting ALL who are interested in making stronger connections with others to come participate in this workshop using expressive arts and intuition… healing ourselves, thereby honoring our sacred spirit.
Why create a mandala? Creating meditative mandalas may have the potential of changing how we see ourselves, our planet, and perhaps even our own life purpose. Creating meditative mandalas helps us accept that we are ENOUGH just the way we are! Creating mandalas helps us find our way back to playful creativity and imagination. Creating meditative mandalas gives us the opportunity to relax by letting go of that self-judging inner critic voice.
What materials do I need? ALL supplies will be provided to create a NATURE mandala and a PAINTED mandala.
What is the workshop agenda? I’ll introduce myself as an expressive artist and owner of Soulful heART Studio; explain how I use EXPRESSIVE ARTS by using meditative music, items found in nature and the painting process to facilitate healing classes, workshops and retreats in Rolesville and surrounding areas. I’ll invite participants to tap into the mindset of living in the moment of NOW during this workshop experience. Tables will be set up with supplies needed to create two individual projects. The first project includes using items found in nature to create an impermanent mandala and participants are invited to take photos afterwards to capture visual memories of their own unique creation. Second project includes painting a mandala.
How will I know what to create on my painted mandala? Participants will be invited to begin thinking of symbols, lines, shapes or colors which have special meaning to them when they are creating their first nature inspired mandala. When its time to begin the second project… those special symbols, etc. can be used to create their own unique painted mandala. Nature themed stencils will also be available for use during the
painting process. As facilitator, I’ll be available to help anyone who needs assistance.
What do you mean “EXPRESSIVE ARTS”? Expressive Arts is therapeutic and healing. Using this type of art means taking time out of your busy life to just be still… giving yourself the GIFT of time… tapping into the moment of NOW… using paint, etc. creates an amazing meditative flow which I call the “Portal of Creativity”. You lose ALL sense of time and are shocked when it’s time to clean up. Using Expressive Arts begins to be addictive where you crave that joyous feeling of peacefulness, happiness, being focused and engaged in what you are doing. Students often tell me they can’t believe its time to clean-up when they are in the “Portal of Creativity” flow. After mandala painting session participants are invited to hold sacred compassionate space for each other while displaying their unique completed mandalas.
What is the cost? The workshop is $45 which covers ALL materials. Click Here to purchase workshop ticket.
Cancellation Policy: No money refunds however, you may use the money to register for a future Soulful heART workshop, class or retreat.