Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Wheels of Life an exploration into Kundalini Yoga and Mandala Making

 YogART Practice  

The synthesis of Yoga and Art is very powerfull practice. Through Yoga ones becomes grounded in ones body and the internal mind chatter diminishes.  As one approaches the Transformative Art Making, one embodies that state of being through its manifestation of ones own art.  Countless times we have seen people shift from feeling of restlessness and leave theYogART experience with deep and fullfilled sense of meaning. The Art that is made becomes a marker and talisman of their experience.
This is an amazing and alchemic seven week workshop that explores the unity between Yoga, Art Making and Transformation
 Each class will be dedicated to the exploration of your internal energy map, the Chakra System. The concept of chakra originates in Hindu texts its name derives from the Sanskrti word for “wheel” or “turning.’  This workshop series is an intra personal journey as you explore and ascend through your own seven Chakra’s, throughout the process of Yoga and Art. Our small Transformative (Expressive) Yoga/Art Circles are for all levels of experience and very intimate, there is a maximum of six participants. This allows for individual attention. dialogue and process. Participants in our workshops series are encouraged and guided to discover the power of their own creativity and the value of what that can teach them. The ultimate intention of our Transformative Workshop Series is to teach and reveal that art is a gift that in latent in everyone (all) and that it has the ability to transform our lives as well as has the potential to transform 
the world that we live in.

Each week Jodi Fuchs will facilitate the Kundalini Yoga Process for 45 minutes and then Transformative Art Instructors Ceylan and Lisa (Art 4 All People) will facilitate the intuitive process of you creating your own Mandala for 45 minutes. For Art Making you have an abundance of supplies to choose from paint, pastels, markers, and pencils etc. The class will close with a 15 minute group dialogue about your process and discovery.  Each class you will take your Art work home and are encouraged to do simple exercises throughout the week to deepen your experience.

Map of the seven weeks

·         Chakra One: Root- Muladhara Earth, Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation

·         Chakra Two: Svadhisthana Water, Emotional identity, oriented to self-gratification

·         Chakra Three: Manipura Fire, Will, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition

·         Chakra Four: Anahata Air, Heart, Social identity, oriented to self-acceptance

·         Chakra Five: Vishuddha Sound, Your Voice, Creative identity, oriented to self-expression

·         Chakra Six: Ajna Light, The Third Eye, Archetypal identity, oriented to self-reflection

·         Chakra Seven: Sahasrara Thought, Divine Connection, Universal identity, oriented to self-knowledge

Seven week workshop includes –Three Instructors, 14 hours of Instruction, You will create at least seven works of Art, Art Supplies included, Snacks, Potential Dolphin Watching
For class bring your Yoga Matt and some water! And something cozy to create in.  

Price for the Series of Seven is $220 
Introductory Price for one class is $40
to Sign Up and Pre Pay

Suggested Reading
  • ·  Wheels of Life: a user's guide to the Chakra system Anodea Judith
  • observations on the perils (and rewards) of art making [Book] by David Bayles, Ted Orland

·         Creating Mandala’s : Suzanne Fincher
·         Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa
·         The Sevenfold Journey:  Reclaiming Mind, Body and Spirit Through the Chakras by Anodea Judith and Selene Vega

Intimate - only 8 participants
1:00- 3:00pm Located right on the Beach in Malibu
·   Art 4 All People is minutes away from Santa Monica! With plenty parking on PCH!
What a tremendous resource to have this retreat so close to LA. Its is so close but it feels like you’re immediatelt miles away on vacation. It took me 5 minutes to get to Sunset in the Pacific Palisades.  Thank you!  
Cathy Salser  (Founder and Executive Director of Window Between the Worlds)

Art 4 All People -A Sanctuary for expression and creativity
A Transformative Arts and Cultural Contemporary Art Beach House-
Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265 (310)456.6170

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