61 Dundas Rd
Looking at and admiring mandalas is called “mandala gazing” and is an enjoyable and therapeutic practice having a long list of benefits. Drawing mandalas and colouring them in adds to this list of benefits and is a lot of fun too.
It is an ancient practice and form of yoga called Yantra Yoga used by many different traditions. The images we create combine both creativity and freedom with symmetry and logic, and helps to balance the right and left hemispheres while creating a harmonizing and meditative effect on the mind. Even the method we use to draw the mandalas can be nourishing, and addresses the aspect of mind that can become quite chaotic or distracted at times. Mandala drawing improves our powers of concentration while deepening our relaxation. This practice has the potential to be healing on a very deep level.
Mandee’s Mandala Drawing workshop is offered at times throughout the year and welcomes both those who have attended in the past, as well as those attending for the first time. You do not need to have any experience at all with drawing or meditation to enjoy the event or to create a beautiful mandala. Anyone can learn this drawing technique, and it will be taught at the beginning of the session along with an introduction to mandalas. For the rest of the session we will be drawing within the comfort of a meditative atmosphere. Little meditation instructions and reminders to breathe will be offered throughout the evening with soft music playing in the background.
The cost of supplies and materials are included in the tuition. If you have your own favourite pens and geometry equipment, you are encouraged to bring them.
About the instructor: Mandee was trained and certified in the art and science of Chakra Yoga over 15 years ago and has been teaching ever since. Included in this comprehensive and traditional approach to yoga is the science of Yantra Yoga, often referred to as the study of sacred geometry. Mandee also specializes in meditation and Advaita Vedanta, and seeks unique ways to offer meditation such as through drawing, chanting, nature walks and more. For more information about Mandee visit www.yogaheart.ca
Location: 61 Dundas Street, Dartmouth – In the Art Room, entrance up and around back of the Hall.
Date and Time: Friday April 29th, 6:30 – 9pm
Fee: $25, price includes tax and the cost of materials.
Only 16 spaces available. Registration and payment is done through Meetup.com to hold your spot. In the event you must cancel, your registration is fully refundable up to 48 hours before the event. If you have any trouble signing up, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message.
* If you would like to reserve by email, please make arrangement as soon as possible by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited and some materials need to be purchased and created for each participant ahead of time.
What people have said about Mandala Drawing Meditations:
“Thank you Mandee for opening the door into the world of mandalas and creating such a welcoming environment for us to learn and grow … the possibilities are endless!” ~ Martha
“Awesome! I think I found talent I didn’t realize I had.” ~ Paula
“What a great time and a great intro to Yogaheart!! Great vibe, so much creativity and positivity.” ~ Laura
“Thank you, Mandee, for hosting and introducing us to Mandala drawing. I loved the location and it was pretty cool to produce such awesome art together. I also look forward to another opportunity to be creative.” ~ Heidi
“This was wonderful! I hope that you offer this again…I loved it…or perhaps we could form a “Mandala Group”…and create more together!” ~ Mary Beth
“I had a great time 💜 The soundtrack was perfect and I really needed the gentle reminders to breathe.
The best part was seeing all of our creations at the end!” ~ Melanie
“A tranquil and illuminating evening. Interesting to see the variety of mandalas we created, all beautiful!” ~ Mary Kate
“Thanks Mandee for your guidance and inspiration during last night’s class. I had a wonderful time.” ~ Patricia
“Thank you for the great class, Mandee. It was both relaxing and a lot of fun. I love my very first mandala 🙂 Namaste” ~ Anita