What we’re about
I am introducing myself to you as I keep our Meetup alive and take over as organizer. My name is Jacquie. I am a Reiki Master, a Women's Empowerment Retreat Leader, a Mandala Artist, a Counselor, and a Yoga and Meditation Teacher. Painting has always brought me much Joy and I love to paint Chakra Mandalas. I am a creative visionary and a queen of manifesting! I am an author and just launched my newest book about creating a Daily Rituals practice using the modalities of your chose, such a Meditation, Prayer, Reiki, Journaling, Gratitudes, New and Full Moon Rituals, Chakra Work, Sound Bowl Healing, Vision Boards, Movement, Painting.
I welcome your suggestions as to what you'd love to see offered in our group in the months to come. I welcome your input. If you take the time to write me with your suggestions of what you'd like to see for this group, the environments you'd like to see it presented, I promise you I will respond and take your message into consideration!
This group is for anyone interested in creating their own personal mandala with specific intentions. We will paint mandalas for Prosperity, Healing, Relationships, Abundance, Career and so on. You do not need any experience in painting, but will easily paint your own Mandala with symbols and images that are meaningful to you personally, as well as learn about traditional Mandala forms. We will have options to create sacred Chakra Mandalas during many of our classes. All art supplies and basic design tools will be provided. You will take home a canvas or ocean stone with your painted Mandala in each session.
Mandalas is a Sanskrit word that translates to mean "circle" or "center." We associate the word mandala with the circular designs that have repeating colors, shapes, and patterns radiating from the center. Mandalas are often used in meditations and will often have a Bindu at the center (a place of focus). Mandalas can also be incorporated into Yantras. A Yantra has the 4 gates that surround the mandala.
At our meetings, "Holding Space" will be very important as we create from the Heart. Most of our meeting will last 90 minutes to 2.5 hours:
We will begin with a meditation. It may be a Chakra Meditation, or a Loving Kindness Meditation. It may also be a sacred visualization exercise. All meant to help inspire and tune you into your own inner wisdom.
We will meet in various environments:
* My yard which has a circular labyrinth. A discussion of how mandala relates to labyrinths and you may walk the labyrinth. We will discuss an overall theme each session.
* The ocean environment. Each meeting will be planned ahead of time. May be Huntington Beach or Laguna Beach.
* The mountain environment. This may be held at Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, and/or Idyllwild.
* I'd love to hold weekend Retreats and 4 day Retreats in beautiful locations, to paint, do Yoga, Reiki, Meditate and Journal. I have given Retreats for the past ten years that are always SOLD OUT and have many repeat participants.
Please give me a month to start planning what we will be doing and to receive your input.
I look forward to having a fantastic Painting Mandalas Meetup for us!
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- Yoga Camp in Angelos Oaks (near Running Sprngs) Mandala Class & Much MoreNeeds location
Join me at Yoga Camp held at Camp de Benneville in Angelos Oaks, near Running Springs, CA. Yoga Camp starts the afternoon of Friday, May 17th through Sunday, May 19th, 2024.
Register directly with Yoga Camp and pay them directly. Link below. You are not registered by signing up here - this is for information only. Thanks!
I'll be teaching a Mandala class on Saturday, May 18th afternoon (picture above is from a prior class I taught there)
I'll also be giving the Keynote talk to open Yoga Camp this year on Saturday morning entitled, "Creating and Cultivating Sacred Space".
The Saturday Mandala class: We will hold sacred space for inner guidance as we create a mandala. Creating the circular drawings known as mandalas is an incredible meditative practice of inspiration and exploration. Through use of colors, art materials, shapes, motifs, geometric symbolism you will create a mandala that speaks to your soul. Join me for this mandala class where we begin with intention and a meditaiton; we discover whta a personl mandala is and we create in a totally non-judgemental way with colors that are as fluid and vibrant as you choose. This will be a free-form mandala experience that is a container for your expression in the present moment.
Yoga camp includes the Mandala class, kirtan, yoga, awesome presentations, nature, and awesome meals. Accomodations are in shared cabin rooms, individual twin beds. Each Cabin has 4 to 6 twin beds. The price for the entire weekend and meals starts at $250 to $325 for the entire weekend.
Payment goes directly to the camp using the registration link below. I am not the camp director. I have been asked to Keynote and give the Mandala class.
For more info about the class offerings and cabin accommodations and cost you can go to: uucamp.org
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Payment and registration is through the uucamp.org