Mandala Workshops

One day modules are available for the following workshops

  1. Mandalas – An introduction and personal mandala exploration
  2. Mandala Crafts

MANDALAS – AN INTRODUCTION AND PERSONAL MANDALA EXPLORATION

Creating mandalas and exploring our inner spaces, we delve into the Mandala process to help connect to the “centre” within – a place of beauty, peace, joy and co-creation.

Duration – 6 hours | All materials provided

Mandalas have been used from time immemorial as an universal symbol of integration, harmony and transformation. They represent “wholeness”, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself – a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.

Each of us has within, a reservoir of beauty, light, knowledge and strength and also the power to create and transform our own reality. Working with Mandalas can help one connect to that center within, to discover one’s unique patterns and beliefs, to find one’s inner place of power and strength, thus enabling one to reclaim one’s true self.

You need not be an artist to work with this magical medium. With a childlike approach, we play with color, form, journaling, breathing and meditation. Delving deep within one-self, we reclaim our right to love, light and joy.

Suitable for anyone who would be interested in self-exploration and working with the healing energies of mandala creation.

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MANDALA CRAFTS

A hands-on workshop exploring mandala crafts such as Dream Catchers, Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye) and Curve Stitch Patterns. Create colourful mandalas using yarn and beads to make energy talismans for your home or as gifts for loved ones.

Duration – 6 hours | All materials provided

Dream Catcher – The Native American “dream catcher” is a mandala of the dream world. This “wheel” is made from a single thread that is knotted into a spiral web and adorned with birds’ feathers and decorative beads. It hangs above a person’s head while they sleep and “catches” all the good dreams, whose teaching will remain on waking. The bad dreams, however pass through the holes in the web and are released into the universe.

God’s Eye– The Ojo de Dios or God’s eye is a ritual tool, magical object, and cultural symbol evoking the weaving motif and its spiritual associations for the Huichol and Tepehuan Indians of western Mexico. When one makes a traditional Ojo de Dios, one is expressing a prayer that the “Eye of God” will watch over them or the person they are making it for. The Ojo de Dios is also a physical representation of praying for health, fortune, and a long life.

Curve Stitch Art – String art uses coloured string, wool or wire to create geometric patterns. Curve stitching utilizes basic geometric forms, making curves and circles out of straight lines. Order and symmetry are the basis of its appeal.

DURATION – FULL DAY – 6 HOURS | ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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