Welcome to 100Mandalas.com and the home of the 100 Mandalas Challenge & Community hosted by Kathryn Costa. If you are interested in drawing, coloring, or working with mandalas, then you’ve arrived at the right place!
Yesterday was opening day at The Oasis and for many participants who joined one of the three sessions throughout the day said:
“I’ve needed to get my creativity back.”
There are four ingredients to each Oasis session that will activate your creativity.
1. An Inspiring Theme 2. Soul Journey Meditation 3. Time set aside to show up for your creativity 4. Connection with other kindred spirits (The insights, inspiration, and cool project ideas will fire you up!)
Here’s what Mandy had to say,
“I can’t tell you how the meditation frees me up to really create from a blank slate so to speak. I love it and the weekly theme!!!”
If you are looking to awaken your creativity, stoke the creative fires, or open up your intuition, join me at The Oasis.
Topic: Beltane Fire Date: May 1, 2020 Time Options: 10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm, EST/Boston (check your time zone)
It’s time for Spring cleaning! What limiting beliefs, old habits, karmic patterns, physical or emotional pains are you ready to release? This heavy energy blocks creativity. Let’s clear it!
This week’s theme is inspired by Beltane, a May Day festival held on May 1st about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. We’ll work with the powerful element of fire in the Soul Journey meditation where you’ll transform heavy energy into light and love during a fire ceremony.
The Oasis gives you the time and space to quiet the noise outside yourself, so you’ll find the answers & wisdom within you. The session includes 40 minutes of free time to nourish your soul and creative spirit. You’ll be inspired to create art infused with healing intentions and energy.
We’ll wrap up our Oasis session with a Sharing Circle that celebrates the inspirations and insights of each participant.
Kathryn, do you have a friend who you would love to share this experience with? Invite them to swing by here to sign up too! A journey is best when shared.
Kathryn Costa is an instigator of soulful and creative living. She is an artist, educator, and shamanic practitioner who has opened the door to creative joy for thousands of people in 175 countries through her YouTube videos, online courses, workshops, her book The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art, and her line of chakra stencils from StencilGirl Products. Kathryn’s passion can be summed up in three little words: “create and connect.” Kathryn’s workshops help people to find clarity, let go of fear, embrace their dreams, and explore their creativity. Kathryn has been an online community developer and teacher for 12 years. Her unique teaching style integrates tools and practices from her training as a Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Soul Coach, Virtue’s Project Facilitator, and Jaguar Path Shamanic Practitioner.
Let’s celebrate Mother Earth in our mandala art. To inspire you, I’ve collected some gorgeous examples of earth art including coloring pages, illustrations, and projects using recycled materials. Enjoy!
Have you noticed the amazing things that happen when you show up for your creativity? I love the feeling of creative flow and the magical world of signs and synchronicities. It happens whenever I set an intention and then place my attention on it by attending a class or carving out time for soulful and creative practices.
Now you can get support for your soulful and creative practices and experience more magic, delight, and creative joy at The Oasiswith Kathryn Costa.
With schools closed and stay-at-home orders, the Mandala Drawing I online video series gives parents and kids a fun activity that sneaks in some math skills. Pictured here are Shanelly’s boys who have been working through the video lessons.
Get instant access to 10 video lessons. Each lesson is under 10 minutes and designed to get you creating mandalas quickly and successfully.
The Mandala Drawing I Course Features
10 Video Lessons
Learn how to draw geometric mandala patterns including:
Seed of Life
This course is for you if…
You are a beginner and want to learn how to draw a variety of mandala designs.
You find it easier to learn from watching a video rather than reading a book.
You’ve been creating mandalas for a while and need some inspiration.
You love the Zentangle Method and want to create some new “containers” to play with tangles and repeating patterns.
You have my book, “The Mandala Guidebook” and you haven’t started yet.
If you’re feeling heightened levels of anxiety, grief, and isolation, a Soul Journey Guided Meditation will help you to feel grounded, centered, and peaceful.
Stress, worry, panic are at an all time high with the coronavirus. In recent weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to lead Soul Journey Guided Meditations for small groups and in private 1:1 sessions on Zoom. After every meditation I see a remarkable transformation where the fear, anxiety, and grief is lifted off and replaced with feeling relaxed, centered, and radiant.
Introducing Bespoke Soul Journeys
Kathryn has a very special gift for touching people’s lives where they most need it. Her voice is a part of that gift. It’s very soothing and people find comfort and feel safe. By the end of listening to her meditations, you’ll feel fortified with a new energy to face the challenges that life has set before you. Not very many people can do that. I can say this because Kathryn did that for me when I was feeling so much despair and was living in the darkest days of my life!
Catherine V., California
Soul Journey Guided Meditations will help you to
reduce stress and anxiety
access insights & wisdom
gain clarity & confidence
nourish your body, mind, & spirit
Now you can receive your own personal Soul Journey recordings.
Here’s how it works:
After you purchase your Bespoke Soul Journey, you’ll receive a questionnaire by email.
The questionnaire will guide you in selecting your personalized meditation experience. For example, you can choose a setting that you love – ocean, mountains, forest, etc. Specify your intentions, favorite affirmations, spirit animals, etc.
Each meditation includes soothing background music.
You’ll receive an mp3 file to keep and listen to as often as you’d like
15 to 20 minute recording
You’ll receive your recording within 72 hours
$49 (reg. $79) Bespoke Soul Journey made for you guided meditation from Kathryn Costa.
In light of the swirling energies and fear around the coronavirus, I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on art making as a self soothing, grounding, and heart opening activity. Working with the root and heart chakras come to mind as two energy centers within the body that can help you to feel safe, secure, and loved.
If you have my chakra stencils, I invite you to go on a scavenger hunt around your home to find items that you can use to trace the chakra design onto. Here a file folder in beautiful reds and florals captures the color, feeling, and tone of the root chakra. To see the chakra design set against the busy background, I colored in the areas around the triangle and petals with a black Sharpie marker. A red paint pen brightens up all of the black areas with lines and dots. As I worked, I centered myself by reciting positive affirmations.
I am safe. My family is safe & secure. I am financially secure. I feel a strong connection to Mother Earth. I am abundant. I am grounded, centered, rooted, connected, and peaceful.
A page from Flow Magazine featuring a photo in green tones by Lupen Grainine provides a gorgeous back drop for the heart chakra. I cut out the words, “kindness” and “awaken your heart” to set the tone for this journal page. After tracing the chakra stencil, I added some flowing lines to the petals and I relaxed with each mindful breath. I added words as little reminders of what helps me to awaken my heart:
Creating art as a spiritual practice provides us with the gift of stepping out of ordinary time and into sacred space where we create for insight, self expression, and healing. Creating in community furthers this experience; each participant inspires and is inspired by the other participants in a mutually supportive atmosphere.
The mandala art projects in this program are centered around the intention of cultivating loving-kindness and compassion. Each activity includes a guided meditation that invites your attention to the present moment, opens a sacred conversation with your inner wise self, and gently awakens creative flow.
In our creative practice, we’ll work with the four elements, bringing a sweet vigilance to
air: observing our thoughts
water: feeling our emotions
earth: listening to our bodies
fire: awakening our creative spirit
The projects include creating heart chakra mandala art that opens the energy center of love, compassion, and acceptance; the Torus Yantra, a sacred symbol that reflects the expansive energy of the heart center; and a mandala with four gates to illustrate the four elements and four aspects of the self.
This program is for you if you want to give yourself a gift of creative expression that nurtures your body, mind, emotions, and spirit. You’ll go home with new skills, two-three pieces of unique mandala art, a greater awareness of self, and ideas for an on-going creative practice.
Kathryn’s passion can be summed up in three little words: “create and connect.” Kathryn’s workshops help people to find clarity, let go of fear, embrace their dreams, and explore their creativity. Kathryn’s unique teaching style integrates tools and practices from her training as a Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Soul Coach, Virtue’s Project Facilitator, and Jaguar Path Shamanic Practitioner.
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 Mandala Art for the Harvest Time
WHEN: October 2-4, 2020 WHERE: Rowe Center, Rowe, MA WHO: Kathryn Costa, Your Guide to Soulful & Creative Living
Join Kathryn as she guides you in creating art based on sacred geometry, labyrinths, and nature! Experience the joy of creating your own mandala art for relaxation, insight, and self-expression.
The fall is a wonderful time of the harvest — and a time to reflect on your personal harvests, those blessings from the year thus far. During this weekend of making mandala art, you’ll have space to access your inner intuitive artist and create something uniquely yours. The mandala, Sanskrit for “circle,” is a beautiful container for adding color and patterns, but creating mandalas is so much more than making pretty pictures; when you step before the circle you get centered, immersed in beauty. You slow down and listen to your intuition and inner wise self. This creating and connecting lead to deep insights and answers. Creating mandalas, combined with guided “soul journey” meditations, journal writing, setting intentions and using affirmations — with plenty of time to slip into the creative zone — is a powerful practice. You’ll go home with completed artwork and practical tips for continuing your mandala practice long after the weekend.
For all levels. Beginners welcome — no drawing experience necessary. All tools and supplies provided.
Project Highlights Include:
Seed of Life Mandala based on sacred geometry.
Labyrinth Mandala Art based on the medieval style at the Chartres Cathedral in France.
Nature Inspired Mandalas to explore what you need now to bloom where you’re planted.
The weekend also includes:
Soul Journey Meditations to access your intuition and the wisdom of your soul.
Lots of spacious free time. Imagine curling up by the fire to work on your mandala projects or write in your journal.
Delicious comfort food.
Connecting and creating in community.
No experience needed. Beginner’s encouraged to sign up.
All materials and tools provided. (Mandala enthusiasts may like to bring their favorite art supplies.)
There is a goddess within every woman. What goddess are you? Now enrolling for January 2020.
Don’t miss the early bird savings (up to $115) when you register by December 1, 2019.
The ancient myths come to life in the Goddess Course taught by Kathryn Costa. In this course you’ll meet seven feminine archetypes depicted in the Greek mythology: Aphrodite the lover, Hera the wife, Demeter the mother, Persephone the daughter and Goddess of the Underworld, Artemis the sister, Athena the strategist, and Hestia the wise woman and hearth keeper.
You’ll recognize qualities of these feminine archetypes in yourself and the women in your life and you’ll be inspired to call upon their strengths within you to best serve your aspirations and your relationships.
Aphrodite teaches us to savor the simple pleasures in life.
Artemis takes us into the wilderness and gives us permission to dance to the beat of our own drum.
Athena will help you to focus and think strategically.
Hera expects the best, a lesson we can all use!
Persephone guides us through our shadow times and gives us hope.
Hestia‘s mindful approach to tending her home will have you looking at housework differently!
Demeter loves to feed her children and grandchildren. She’ll inspire you to bake some bread, cake, or cookies.
Then there’s the goddess in you!
Here’s a little secret, you’ll discover that the goddess in you is a unique combination of each of these Olympic Greek Goddesses.
We’ve only just skimmed the surface here as these goddesses have many more qualities. Ooohhh there’s so much more to discover.
Now how fun is that?
When you sign up for the Goddess Course, you get these beautiful envelopes in the mail when each lesson is published. Tucked inside you’ll find a Goddess Profile that includes a snapshot of the goddess’ strengths, colors, symbols, gemstones, plants, and animals. These characteristics will inspire you to bring in one or more of these elements into your own goddess art.
Each goddess online retreat includes:
Highlights of the mythic story told in a fun and relatable way.
In depth look at the goddess’ strengths and wounds.
Activities to use the goddess’ strengths and wisdom for navigating life and pursuing your dreams.
Stories that illustrate how these goddess archetypes show up in us today. The myths live on!
Connect with power animals akin to the goddess.
Soul Journey guided meditation to tap into your inner wisdom.
Oracle card tucked in the envelope with time for a reading.
Create your own goddess inspired art.
The goddess online retreat includes an hour of “studio time” where you can begin working on a goddess inspired project.
Here are some ideas of projects you may be inspired to create in this course.
Visual Journal with collage elements.
Fiber Arts – knitting, quilting
Talisman made of clay or painted rocks
Not feeling very creative? You’ll receive handouts with activities that you can use during the studio time. For example in the Athena Retreat you get her compass, shield, and wing. In the Hestia Retreat you’ll get a labyrinth to “walk” as you adding color, patterns, and journal writing.
Perhaps you and your muse have another idea? We’ll want to see it!
Kathryn masterfully weaves the Greek Myths into your life in a way that will give you now self-awareness. I enjoyed her connections between the goddesses and real life and her gorgeous mandala depictions of each goddess. Let Kathryn lead you on a journey with the goddesses – you will savor the experience!
Susan Paul Johnson, MBA, PhD Expressive Arts Facilitator
I’ve always been intrigued by Greek goddesses and mythology, but had a hard time connecting with them. However, Kathryn’s storytelling, energy, and passion for the Greek Goddesses have left me inspired and excited to learn and create more!
Paige Scheinberg, MS, ATR, CZT Founder, shine on consulting
Meet Your Guide, Kathryn Costa
Kathryn Costa is an instigator of creative and soulful living. Her playful, conversational storytelling style will draw you into the ancient myths and leave you going “ah-ha! I get it.” Kathryn has a gift for taking complex concepts and making the easy and fun to understand.
Kathryn is the author of “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art” and the designer of Chakra Stencils produced by StencilGirl Products.
When I first learned about the Greek Goddess archetypes nine years ago, it opened up a whole new world to me. I learned a lot about myself, both my strengths and my weaknesses. I also have a new perspective on the women in my life. So much so, that I now have a better understanding and appreciation for their aspirations, motivations, and quirks that are often different from mine. My biggest takeaway is the realization that we have within us the power of all the goddesses and we can call on these qualities to navigate the joys and challenges of life. I can’t wait to meet the goddesses within you!
Kathryn Costa Instigator of creative & soulful living
An Important Footnote About SoulCollage®
SoulCollage® is a trademarked process created by Seena Frost. For more information on Seena, the process, or Facilitator Training please visit her website.
SoulCollage® cards are made either from one’s own art or from images found in materials which have been bought by or given to the SoulCollage card maker.
These collaged cards are used only for the cardmaker’s own inner exploration. SoulCollage® cards are not sold, traded, bartered, or copied (except as a back-up for the cardmakers own use) as is stated in the Principles of SoulCollage®. Where SoulCollage cards are available to be seen by others, it is for the purposes either of demonstrating the SoulCollage® process or of sharing the cardmakers’ inner process in the context of community. SoulCollage® is grateful to the artists and photographers who make this deep awakening process possible and in all ways SoulCollage® seeks to be respectful of their rights.
In this online retreat experience, you’ll take a “time out” to “tune in” and observe what you need to flourish in your life.
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.
Whether you are looking to transform your personal or professional life, this retreat offers you access to your soul’s wisdom through soul journey guided meditations, an oracle card reading, a visit with an animal ally and journal prompts.
Flourishing means knowing how to:
transform fear, anxiety and overwhelm into inspired action
recognize your sweet spots and play on your strengths
live and work with intention
joyfully stay the course
Whatever your dream is, it’s your time to flourish.
Message from your retreat guide, Kathryn Costa
I’m feeling so on fire and alive about this FLOURISH retreat. I asked Spirit what to create next and the idea for this retreat flashed into my creative brain. In the days that followed, signs and moments of synchronicity showed up in the form of videos, bits of conversations, quotes, memes and messages from my intuitive collage art process. I feel Spirit guiding me in creating this experience for you to flourish in ways your heart deeply desires.
Participants of my online retreats and in person workshops comment again and again how the Soul Journey guided meditations and oracle card readings provide them with meaningful insights and affirming the next steps to take on their soulful and creative journeys.
It truly feels magical when I gather with others in these online retreats. It would be an honor to share this Flourish Retreat experience with you.
~ Kathryn Costa, Instigator of Creativity and Soulful Living
The Finer Details
Flourish Personal Retreat with Kathryn Costa
Now available OnDemand. Create your own personal retreat using the recordings. Take the experience to the next level with a 1:1 coaching session with Kathryn Costa. Email Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the coaching session.
What You’ll Need
Journal or notebook and pen.
For art journaling – scissors, glue stick, collage supplies like assorted magazines/catalogues and other items with pictures and words
For art making – Have on hand your favorite art supplies to use for the creative project you’d like to work on during the Studio Time.
Pricing & Registration
$45 reg. Same low price for US and international orders.
The heart chakra, Anahata in Sanskrit, is our place of love. It’s central to all healing as it bridges the lower chakras (our physical aspects) with the upper chakras (our spiritual nature). When it’s balanced we are loving, compassionate, friendly, trusting, forgiving, and others feel comfortable and at home with us.
When it’s not balanced, we may be critical of ourselves or others, perfectionistic, demanding, jealous, self-centered, overwhelmed with grief, or lonely. What is powerful about the heart chakra is how it supports the work we do with all of the other chakras. Love truly does heal all. Create heart chakra art any time you need to bring gentleness, loving-kindness, and compassion to a situation in your life.
Chakras are energy centers in the body where energy is stored, regulated, and distributed. There are seven main chakras that run along the spine and each chakra has a specific tone and quality that impacts our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
About the Heart Chakra Workshop
You’ll connect with your heart chakra as you create art infused the energy of loving-kindness.
In this workshop experience you’ll:
Let go of the stress, to do lists, and busy schedule in a relaxing meditation.
Discover at a glance how your heart chakra is affecting your body, mind, and spirit.
Quickly and easily draw the heart chakra mandala using a stencil designed by Kathryn Costa for StencilGirl Products.
Add color, patterns, and uplifting words to create your heart chakra art.
About the Instructor
Kathryn Costa loves to open the door to creative joy especially for those who don’t believe they are creative or think they can draw. Known as an instigator of creativity, she has taught thousands how to draw mandalas in her popular YouTube videos, workshops, and book. She is the designer of the Chakra Stencils by StencilGirl Products and the author of, “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art.”
Note taking the previous chakra workshops is not a prerequisite to signing up for the Solar Plexus Chakra Workshop. Each workshop stands alone. Additional Root Chakra and Sacral Chakra Workshops can be scheduled if there is enough interest. Let us know!