Yantra Wisdom Painting Immersion: Tara
In this 2-day Yantra Wisdom immersion, embark upon a discovery of your Creative Self through the architecture of subtle anatomy.
Yantra painting is a meditative practice. Harmony arises when we use the left and right side of the brain simultaneously through both chanting and drawing/painting. These ancient symbols also hold archetypal energy, the shapes and colors (depending on the yantra/chakra) help us to remember our primal self, and our divine nature. The chant is the link to the sacred sounds, they help to focus our inner chatter to just one thing at a time. Slowing down our minds, and shifting our perspective, we naturally feel better.
Tara takes us across the deep, dark, turbulent waters that never have been crossed – navigating the stars to be guided along the creative path. These waters often correspond to the mind. Tara evokes the Siddhi (power) of Trust. Trusting to be carried though difficulties of transformation and change, especially when one does not anticipate or know what awaits.
Students will Learn & Explore:
The symbology and meaning of the different parts of the Tara Yantra and how she relates to our own lives.
The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra to take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness.
How to use the tools used for yantra painting: compass, ruler, paint, brushes, simple painting techniques and basic color mixing.
How to activate the creative part of yourself, that's yearning to be remembered.
Saturday, January 11 – Sunday, January 12, 2020
$149 for 9-hour workshop; includes all materials
My passion is to inspire seekers to rediscover their creative self through personal inquiry, effortlessness, ritual, sangha and sadhana. I have been studying and teaching yoga in the Sri Viddya linage since 2005; initiated by my teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker. In 2015, I completed my Masters degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Humanities with an emphasis on Depth Psychology. This endeavor solidified my belief that creativity is one of the most essential tools to living a joyous and purposeful life. I enjoy sharing these teaching through ritual and creativity, as these are some of the most ancient tools used to explore the depth of our soul.
I have also studied Restorative Yoga extensively and the practical applications of yoga therapy with Judith Lasater. I am grateful to have studied the art of yantras with Pieter Weltevrede & Mavis Gewant. I try to travel to India yearly, where I am re-inspired to share these teachings.