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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!

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But wait there’s more. So much more.

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October Mandala Challenge

We enter October with the new moon in Libra that focuses on bringing harmony to our relationships. This intention ties in beautifully with the next chakra in our monthly mandala challenge as we move up the chakra ladder from the heart chakra to the throat chakra.

For this month’s challenge, let’s work with the energies and intentions of both the heart and throat chakras as we create our mandala art focused on the relationship that we have with ourselves.

The traditional heart chakra mandala pictured on the left is characterized by the six pointed star, 12 lotus petals and colored emerald green. Light pink is also a color associated with the heart chakra. The throat chakra has a downward pointing triangle with a circle at the center, 16 lotus petals, and in a light sky blue color.

The heart chakra is our love center and the the throat chakra is about expressing ourselves.

When we work with both the heart and throat chakras, the energy and intentions are about speaking from our hearts, expressing ourselves with loving-kindness, and centering ourselves in gentleness, softness, and patience.

Mandala Challenge Part 1
Expressing Ourselves with Loving-Kindness

As you create your mandalas, notice your inner dialogue. Is it critical, judgmental, unkind? Often we are our own worst critics. This month’s challenge is to shift your low frequency thoughts and words into a higher frequency. Easier said than done.

Catch Yourself – The first step is to recognize when you have a negative thought or when you say something that puts yourself or a situation in your life down. The natural reaction here is to catch yourself and then judge the thought, piling on more of the negativity. That’s okay. It takes practice. Catch it and move on to the next step.

Pause – A single, slow deep cleansing breath can interrupt the thought pattern and begin to shift your energy.

Love What Is – Place your hand on your heart and direct the loving energy from this chakra to a place in your body where you’re feeling pain, disappointment, shame, fear, or other physical or emotional tension. Sit with it for a moment. Breathe. Observe with loving-awareness.

Reframe & Affirm – How can you respond to yourself in a way that is kind and understanding? I like to use affirmations as it helps to shift the narrative and focus on the positive. Here are some of the positive things I tell myself when I start judging myself for not taking care of my health:

I listen with love to my body’s messages.
I feel great when I take care of myself.
I enjoy eating foods that are healthy for me.
I can take small steps each day to greater health and vitality.
My body feels stronger and healthier every day.
I’m curious to learn new ways to live a healthy lifestyle.
I admire my friend Nina’s healthy and strong body.

As you soften up on yourself, you’ll feel better and this positive energy will be felt by those around you.

Mandala Challenge Part 2
Create a Mandala with Heart & Throat Chakra Elements

Step 1: Get Centered with Your Intention. At the center of your mandala draw a downward pointing triangle with a circle. Imagine this circle is the area of your throat. Fill the circle with color, a symbol, and/or word that expresses your positive, heart-felt intention.

Step 2: Build Your Design. You are welcome to use my chakra stencils or you can create your mandala using any tools, style, or medium. Follow your heart as you design your mandala. You do not have to draw the throat chakra. Start with the inner triangle and circle and then be inspired by the heart and throat chakras as you create your personal mandala.

Step 3: Color with Intention. Light sky blue colors of the throat chakra convey speaking clearly. Green represents represents healing, growth and health. Pink denotes compassion. Color not to decorate but to convey meaning. What story does your color choices tell?

Step 4: Scan or Photograph.

Step 5: Post in the Mandala Sharing Circle & Tell us your positive affirmation.
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Deadline to Enter is October 31, 2019

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About the Prize

One person will be selected by Kathryn Costa to win a $35 gift certificate good toward one of these online classes.

Throat Chakra Workshop

Would you like to bring more harmony to your relationships? Perhaps you don’t feel heard or understood? Do you struggle with speaking up for yourself and expressing your opinions with clarity and ease?

Working with the throat chakra supports you in communicating from a place of peace, integrity and wisdom.

Join me for the Throat Chakra Workshop in November as we explore a variety of sound healing modalities and tune in to our inner wisdom around our truths that want to be expressed.

Get the details and register.

Goddess Course Featuring Athena

Speaking of harmonious relationships, the second goddess in the Goddess Course is Athena whose known for her peacemaking skills.

We start the goddess series with Artemis who helps us to tap into our passion and to focus on pursuing our heart’s desire. We learn from Artemis how to use our intuition to guide us. Artemis’ passions can sweep her up either by her strong emotions or by focusing too much on the fun part of her projects and not bringing balance to her life.

In the Athena Goddess Retreat, you’ll receive three gifts from Athena – a compass, a shield, and a wing to help you to implement her winning strategies. These gifts can be applied to a personal or professional goal. We call upon Athena when we’ve “lost our head” and need to cool things down to look at a situation in our life objectively.

This is a fascinating course that will open your eyes to not only looking at yourself and your situations differently but offers practical ways to call upon the strengths of the goddesses to serve you in bringing harmony to your relationships. Add to all of this practical stuff, we create art inspired by the goddesses to help us to remember their wisdom.

Athena Goddess Retreats – Now enrolling for November 1 & 2, 2019
Artemis Goddess Retreats – Last call for October 4 or October 11, 2019

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September Mandala Challenge

In this month’s mandala challenge, we work our way up the chakra ladder to the heart chakra where our mandalas cool down from the sunny yellow mandalas that we created for last month’s challenge to cooler greens for September.

Warm versus cool green palettes

Greens range from cool to warm depending on how much blue or yellow is used in the green color.

Light pink is another color that shows up in the heart chakra. Here delicate lotus flowers add a soft touch in contrast to the leafy green motif.

Let’s take a look at the relationship of greens and pinks on the color wheel. Pink is a lighter version of the color red. Here we see how green and red are opposite each other; they are complementary colors. In terms of the heart chakra, I think this is a really neat connection as “balance” is a theme for this chakra as illustrated by the six-pointed star in the center made up of two triangles, one pointing upward and one pointing downward. Traditionally, these two triangles represent male versus female energies coming together in harmony. The heart chakra is also a bridge between our physical and material existence and our spiritual natures.

What is striking to me is the use of pink rather than red for the heart chakra. Reds are often associated with passion. For example we give red roses to demonstrate our love. Adding white to red we get pink a softer version that transforms passion into compassion.

One of the biggest lessons that we take away from studying and working with the heart chakra is that it’s central to all healing. It is the bridge between the upper chakras and the lower chakras and its softness and gentleness heal our broken hearts and bring loving-kindness toward ourselves and others.

It’s no wonder that love is central to healing in all faith traditions.

Take the Challenge!

  1. Create mandala art inspired by the heart chakra with an emphasis on using the color green. Consider adding accents of soft pink. No limit.
  2. Scan or photograph your art.
  3. Post to the Mandala Sharing Circle
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  4. Deadline to Enter: September 30, 2019

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About the Prize

One person will be selected by Kathryn Costa to win a $35 gift certificate good toward one of these online classes.

Heart Chakra Workshop

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, EST
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, EST
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, EST

or create a personal retreat accessing the presentation recordings when it is convenient for you.

Each chakra is a stand-alone workshop and you can take them individually or sign up and enjoy the entire series. It isn’t too late to take the entire course, you’ll receive the envelopes in the mail and instant access to the lessons of the chakras that are covered. Additional chakra retreats will be scheduled throughout the year based on interest and new enrollments.

Goddess Course – Discover the Goddess in You

There is a goddess within every woman. What goddess are you?

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.
  • Overview of their strengths and wounds.
  • Affirmations to invoke the goddess’ strength in you.
  • Stories of how these goddess archetypes show up in us today. The myths live on!
  • Featured animal ally that has wisdom 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.
  • Mandala Art
  • SoulCollage® cards
  • Jewelry
  • Painting
  • Fiber Arts – knitting, quilting
  • Talisman made of clay or painted rocks
  • Spirit Sticks
  • Altars
  • Affirmation Cards

Perhaps you and your muse have another idea?
We’ll want to see it!

Show & Tell

The goddess online retreat is interactive. You’ll meet other kindred spirits who love the goddesses as much as you. We meet up on Zoom a web conferencing app where we can see and hear each other using the video cameras in our computers or mobile devices. You’ll love hearing the stories of each participant and you’ll get inspired by all of the creative ideas.

You'll get these beautiful envelopes in the mail when you enroll in the online Goddess Course with Kathryn Costa.

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

The Finer Details

Goddess Course Runs from September 2019 to May 2020
Goddess Course includes eight workshops
Enrollment is open!
View Goddess Retreat Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommended Supply List

Payment Options

Try the Artemis Retreat and if you fall in love and want more, $35 will be applied to the course.

We begin our goddess journey with Artemis.

Artemis Goddess Retreat

We begin the Goddess Course with Artemis, queen of the hunt and moon.

We start the goddess series with Artemis who helps us to tap into our passion and to focus on pursuing our heart’s desire. We learn from Artemis how to use our intuition to guide us. Artemis’ passions can sweep her up either by her strong emotions or by focusing too much on the fun part of her projects and not bringing balance to her life.

After registering you’ll choose from one of these online retreats, or create your own personal retreat using the recordings. Video of the presentation and a mp3 of the meditation will be available a couple of days after the online retreat.

Session 1
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10 am to 1 pm, EST

Session 2
Friday, October 4, 2019
10 am to 1 pm, EST

Session 3
Friday, October 11, 2019
6:00 pm to 9 pm, EST

Can’t make these dates? Create your own personal retreat using the presentation recordings.

You get lifetime access to the presentation video, meditation audio files, handouts, online classroom filled with resources for connecting with the goddess’ power animals, gemstones, plants, and more!

The back side of the Artemis envelope features her famed arrow
and a mandala made of thistles.

Sign Up Now!

Try the Artemis Retreat and if you fall in love and want more, $35 will be applied to the course.

Athena Goddess Retreat

In the Athena Goddess Retreat, you’ll receive three gifts from Athena – a compass, a shield, and a wing to help you to implement her winning strategies. These gifts can be applied to a personal or professional goal. We call upon Athena when we’ve “lost our head” and need to cool things down to look at a situation in our life objectively.

After registering you’ll choose from one of these online retreats, or create your own personal retreat using the recordings. Video of the presentation and a mp3 of the meditation will be available a couple of days after the online retreat.

Session 1
Friday, November 1, 2019
10 am to 1 pm, EST

Session 2
Friday, November 1, 2019
6:00 pm to 9 pm, EST

Session 3
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10 am to 1 pm, EST

Can’t make these dates? Create your own personal retreat using the presentation recordings.

You get lifetime access to the presentation video, meditation audio files, handouts, online classroom filled with resources for connecting with the goddess’ power animals, gemstones, plants, and more!

Sign Up Now!

Try the Athena Retreat and if you fall in love and want more, $35 will be applied to the course.

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.

Art Fusion at Kripalu

Ready to amp up your creativity? Delve into a variety of art styles while you revitalize and relax. Art Fusion brings together an eclectic team of skilled instructors from various modalities for a powerful long weekend of collaboration and community.

Art Fusion at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health brings together an ecletic team of skilled instructors for a weekend exploring art and your creativity. Sessions include mixed media collage, hand-lettering, chakra art, intuitive photography, and jewelry beadwork.
Experience an eclectic mix of artistic expressions in one weekend.

Come explore and expand your creative awareness in the following dynamic art experiences:

  • Chakra mandala art with Kathryn Costa
  • Mixed media collage with Karen Arp-Sandel
  • Jewelry beadwork with Amy DiLalla
  • Hand-lettering with Danielle Rothman
  • Intuitive photography with Mindy Véissid.

Flow into your rhythm as you empower your creative expression in Kripalu’s nurturing environment.

For all levels.

August 30 – September 2, 2019
Friday – Monday, Three Nights
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262

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August Mandala Challenge

Pull out your sunny, warm colored art supplies for this month’s challenge to create mandalas inspired by the sun and the solar plexus chakra.

Listen to Kathryn Costa’s audio message for the 100 Mandalas Community
about the mandala challenge for August.

Show Notes

As you listen to the recorded message above, here are some highlights and notes.

Feeling resistance? Listen in for a powerful, yet simple question you can ask yourself the next time you are feeling resistance. You may want your journal handy for this one.

What are you drinking? Pause the video when I ask this question and tell me in the comments section below. Real or imaginary…what are you sipping during this chat?

Kudos! Check out some of these fun mandalas that were entered into the July Mandala Challenge. It was wonderful to see all of the creativity flowing in the Sharing Circle this last month.

Kayla created a labyrinth following the instructions in the Labyrinth Workshop and colored it in orange the color of the sacral chakra. The word, play, repeated in the center captures Kayla’s intention to invite more play into her life.
I can see Kayla running her finger along the path of this labyrinth as she asks that powerful and simple question that I shared at the beginning of the audio recording.
In the chakra retreats, participants get a beautiful envelope in the mail with an oracle card tucked inside.
Circling the sacral chakra drawn with the sacral chakra stencil are words from the oracle card that Linda received.
What a beautiful example of creative note taking.
This is perhaps the most unique entry for the July Mandala Challenge and one that capture the spirit of both the sacral chakra with the zesty orange colors and the solar plexus with the words, “Go for it!”
This is a great example of how two chakras come together. Here the message is so clear to
have fun and play like a child!
Nicely done SusanJoy.
July Mandala Challenge Winner!
Karen went above and beyond this month by creating a daily sacral chakra mandala using the stencils. Here is a selection of the 31 sacral chakras that Karen completed this month.
Listen to the recording on how to use the chakra stencils as part of a spiritual practice.

August Mandala Challenge

Create a mandala inspired by the sun and/or the solar plexus chakra.

Here are some of the sun inspired mandalas that I’ve created over the years. Click on the image for a closer look at to read the caption.

For more inspiration check out this post featuring over 170 sun inspired mandalas.
There is no shortage of inspiration for sun inspired mandalas.
Check out my board on Pinterest for yellow colored mandalas and solar plexus chakra art.
August Mandala Challenge

Take the Challenge!

  1. Create mandala art inspired by the sun or solar plexus. No limit.
  2. Scan or photograph your art.
  3. Post to the Mandala Sharing Circle
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  4. Deadline to Enter: August 31, 2019

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About the Prize

One person will be selected by Kathryn Costa to win a $35 gift certificate good toward one of these online classes.

Making Mandalas at the Wainright House

The Wainwright House in Rye, NY is a beautiful setting to relax, escape your worries, and awaken your creativity in a mandala workshop.

What a pleasure to bring my passion for creating mandalas to this historic estate. I loved the warm welcome that I received and the little touches like this sign and flowers left for me on the fireplace mantel in my room.

Before the guests arrived for the class, I had time to walk the grounds and enjoy the meditation garden. Want a peek inside this space?

What a beautiful morning for a stroll in the garden.

A couple, Shiva and Shakti, are watching all who step into the garden. They don’t see me looking at them, but I catch them talking…

Shall we go over and say, “Hi?”

Shiva loves it when new people come to visit and discover the beauty and peacefulness of the Wainwright House.

Shakti raises her hand and offers a blessing hoping that we’ll find what we are looking for on our spiritual journey. She hopes we’ll come back often to visit her and Shiva.

A labyrinth, well situated with views of the water, offers a soft grassy path to walk. Here I reflected on the twists and turns of my life.

As I looked at this sculpture, my momma’s heart felt a gentle squeeze.

As our precious little one’s grow, we feel the space within us expand.

Walking around, we get a different perspective on the sculpture.

I bet you’re ready to go inside and take a look at what we created in the mandala class. Am I right?

In the light filled space, we all slipped into the creative zone.

I loved looking over to see my friend Maggie creating her first mandala. We haven’t seen each other in seven years!

Here’s a closer look at her first mandala.

Working quietly with some gentle music playing in the background, creates the perfect environment to relax into and observe one’s own creative process.

The energy when we create in community feels nurturing and supportive.

Sitting next to me was Jane and here she is with her “Dharma Mandala.”

In a closing circle, we gathered to take in the beauty of our mandalas. Every time I teach this workshop, it delights me to no end to see how we begin with the same starting point and end with mandalas, each one as unique as each person.

For a closer look at each mandala, click on the images in this gallery. Do note that all of the participants were new to creating mandalas using tools rather than drawing them freehand.

My next stop is the Rowe Center and you’re invited to join me…

In this quick 3 minute video, I tell you about my upcoming weekend mandala program at the Rowe Center.

Are you ready to begin a new year and a 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, 2019
WHERE: Rowe Center, Rowe, MA
WHO: 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 for getting centered, reflecting on life’s journey, recognizing meaningful connections, and creating beauty.

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.
Rowe Center
The Rowe Center is located in the beautiful mountains of Northwestern Massachusetts

The weekend also includes:

  • Soul Journey Meditations to access your intuition and the wisdom of your soul.
  • Two Beautiful Envelopes with Oracle Cards for extra insightful and inspiring messages.
  • 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.)

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Flourish Online Retreat

It’s your time to flourish!

In this online retreat experience, you’ll take a “time out” to “tune in” and observe what you need to flourish in your life.

Get these two beautiful and magical envelopes in the mail when you take the Flourish Online Retreat with Kathryn Costa.

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.

Get these two beautiful and magical envelopes in the mail when you take the Flourish Online Retreat with Kathryn Costa.

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.

Kathryn Costa invites you to join her for the Flourish Retreat.

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 kathryn@100mandalas.com 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.

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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.

Watch this video to see why Kathryn Costa has an orange crush.
Check out my board on Pinterest featuring orange colored mandalas.
Check out this board on Pinterest featuring orange colored mandalas.
These beautiful envelopes are mailed to out participants in the Sacral Chakra Workshop.

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 mean that every moment has to feel hard. Want to tap into your creative joy?

Join Kathryn Costa for one of these upcoming Sacral Chakra Online Workshops.

Friday, July 26, 2019
10:00 am to 1:00 pm, EST

Friday, July 26, 2019
6:00 to 9:00 pm, EST

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 am to 1:00 pm, EST

Get the Details and Sign Up Here

Already enrolled? Log-in to the classroom to save your spot on Zoom

Take the Challenge!

  1. Create orange colored mandalas. No limit.
  2. Scan or photograph your art.
  3. Post to the Mandala Sharing Circle
    Member Log-in
    Not a member? Join for Free.
  4. Deadline to Enter: July 31, 2019

Just Getting Started Creating Mandalas?

About the Prize

One person will be selected by Kathryn Costa to win a $35 gift certificate good toward one of these online classes.

Chakra Art Workshops at The Artisans Exchange

Heart Chakra Art Workshop at the Artisans Exchange in Chelmsford, MA

Heart Chakra Art Workshop

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 Chakras

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.

Heart chakra art created using the heart chakra stencils.
Examples of heart chakra art created using the heart chakra stencils.

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.”

The Finer Details

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Artisans Exchange
24 Central Square, Chelmsford, MA

$40 includes all supplies

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!

Register by phone: (978) 643-3033
Register by email: artisans.exchange@gmail.com