Author: Kathryn Costa

Creating Mandalas at the Rowe Center

Are you ready to begin a new year and new decade? 2020 is just around the corner.My friend is calling it the “roaring twenties!” If you’re not feeling ready to charge in, “roaring” into the new year… …then a weekend getaway in a New England farm house sipping hot chocolate next to a fire may be just what you need. Sounds good? We can make that happen as I’ve been invited to bring a mandala program to the Rowe Center in Rowe, MA. Imagine an entire weekend dedicated to creating mandala art. The projects in this weekend are centered around reflecting back on the past year to celebrate and honor the many unexpected blessings and surprises. It’s a great time to release old energies to make way for new beginnings. Creating Mandalas for an Inspired Year WHEN: December 6-8, 2019WHERE: Rowe Center, Rowe, MAWHO: Kathryn Costa, Your Guide to Soulful & Creative Living The mandala art projects featured in this weekend program include the projects I go back to year after year – they’re perfect …

Flourish Online Retreat

It’s your time to flourish! Kathryn Costa takes you on a magical experience that begins when you receive a beautiful envelope in the mail. Tucked inside you’ll find little surprises to use during the online retreat that includes a second envelope with a pep talk for those moments long after the retreat when you feel like giving up on your dreams.

Despacho Ceremony with Don Sebastian

Looking back on one’s life we can see moments that stand out as turning points – a marriage, a milestone birthday, a trip, an unexpected diagnosis, the loss of a loved one – each event shifting our perspective of life as we know it. Each turning point is like a polished pearl added to the string of our life’s journey. Yesterday, I added another pearl to my string when I attended a despacho ceremony hosted by Ray Crist and Nina Henrikson of the Jaguar Path and led by the legendary Don Sebastian Pauccar Flores, a Paco shaman from Peru. My experience with the ceremony began long before I had arrived. I spent my morning taking care of some chores, folding laundry, washing dishes, and straightening up my studio. After my meditation, I emptied my mind onto a notebook with a to do list for the next week. These activities helped me to clear my home and my mind so I could arrive free from any distractions. As I shuffled a deck of oracle cards, I …

Labyrinth Mandala Art Online Retreat

Awaken your creativity and reflect on your life’s path. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to draw a labyrinth in the medieval style inspired by the labyrinth found at the Cathedral of Chartres, France. Once drawn, we’ll “walk” along the path by adding color and journal writing. This is a lovely activity that will give you time to reflect on where you’re at on your life’s journey.

2018 Seed of Life Community Mandala

Twenty-four participants of the Inspired Vision Retreat were invited to contribute a piece to this group mandala project. Each person was given a piece and assigned a color. They printed the piece, filled it with color and form and incorporated their word-for-the-year into their design. The Seed of Life is an elemental form in sacred geometry created by drawing seven circles of the same size. I love this design and how the overlapping circles create new shapes that look like flower petals. These containers are the perfect place for writing words and adding symbols, doodles, and color. What makes the Seed of Life an elemental form? If you continue to draw circles, you’ll get the Flower of Life or the Torus Yantra depending on where you continue drawing the circles. What better mandala to use to seed our intentions for the year? What word will inspire you as you navigate the opportunities and challenges that are showing up for you? For participants in the workshop we played with words until we found the one that spoke to each of …