Author: Kathryn Costa

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.

Creating Mandalas at Omega Institute

Imagine a week dedicated to creating mandala art. For participants in the Mandala Program at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, they did just that spending 4-1/2 days exploring different ways for creating mandalas. “I thought we were going to make one mandala during this week,” said Andy who like many were delighted to have completed six or more mandalas. “I really loved the meditations and the spiritual aspect of creating the mandalas,” shared Patty. Each lesson began with a soul journey guided meditation with a theme that was explored in the mandala project. Click on the images below for a closer look at some of the mandalas that were created. Thanks to Randall Taylor-Craven who took the following photos capturing various moments from the week.

July Mandala Challenge | Sacral Chakra Inspired Orange Mandalas

This month’s mandala challenge is inspired by the color of the sacral chakra, orange. If you don’t like the color orange, you are not alone. When polled, orange is among the least favorite colors. Don’t let your resistance stop you from taking up the challenge. Often when resistance shows up, it’s a good time to take notice. You may just discover something new say a new appreciation for the color orange, or bump into a new art technique, or better yet, uncover an insight about yourself. The sacral chakra is the featured chakra for July in the Chakra Workshop Series with Kathryn Costa. Among the many facets of this chakra covered in the workshop, two that may interest you is the exploration of our creativity cycles with a look at how to get unstuck. The second and perhaps the most important is how this chakra invites us to lighten up, play, and bring a sense of awe, discovery, and whimsy to our daily lives. Let’s face it, life can get pretty heavy but that doesn’t …

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 …