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Welcome to the Circle

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!

Are you new to the 100 Mandalas Challenge?

You may want to start with these links:

Current Workshops & Programs

  • Drawing I – Ten video lessons to get you started drawing mandalas.
  • Color I – 12 Product Demos, Coloring Techniques, and 5 lessons for creating coloring harmony

Introducing True North Arts

Ten years ago today I published my first blog post. Since then I’ve claimed the title, “artist” even though I didn’t go to art school; my artwork has appeared in several magazines and exhibits; I’ve published my first book; and taught thousands of people in my online courses, workshops, retreats, and popular Youtube channel.

My favorite part of this journey are the meaningful connections that I’ve made with people from all over the world.

I originally started True North Arts a year after I started blogging and put it on hold four years ago while I focused on my work with mandalas. I was working a full time job and didn’t have enough time and energy to do everything.

Here I am feeling like I’m coming full circle as I relaunch True North Arts and connect all of the dots along this ten year journey.

Swing by my new website: www.truenortharts.com

I’d love to hear what you think of it!

{soul hugs}

Kathryn Costa

April Mandala Challenge

I have a very big milestone happening in April – I’m celebrating ten years of blogging! To help me celebrate, I’m inviting you to create a “Celebrating 10 Mandala.” For this mandala, incorporate an element of ten. You may divide the circle into ten sections, use ten colors, ten shapes, ten patterns…you get the idea!

To get this challenge started, several mandala artists sent in their submissions early so I could include them in the video above. As each mandala arrived in my inbox, it felt like a gift, especially with the notes that they included.

Thank you all for celebrating with me!

My plan is to relaunch my True North Arts website in April. Stay tuned!

~ Kathryn Costa

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Challenge Details

  • Create a mandala with an element of ten.
  • For a closer look at the mandalas from the video look at the gallery below.
  • Post a photo or scan of your mandala in the Sharing Circle. Include a congratulatory message.
    >>Not a member? Join for free here.
    >>Members Log-in Here.
  • Deadline to enter is April 22, 2018 at midnight, EST.
  • One winner will be randomly selected to win a 100 Mandalas Gift Certificate that can be used toward one of these online classes: Color I Course, Mandala Drawing I Course, or Soul Journey Mandalas Course

Mandala Gallery

Click on the images to see them enlarged and to read their congratulatory messages.

Let’s Play in Our Journals

My journaling changed ten years ago…

when found images and words from magazines added color, interest, and inspiration to the otherwise vanilla pages in my journals. What started out as play, turned into a means to create a vision for my life that inspired me to take the leap to work for myself.

What started out as play, turned into a way to create a vision for my life that inspired me to build a life and business that I love. That’s why I call them vision journals.

What’s a Vision Journal?

Think vision board meets journal. It’s a place to dream, brainstorm, and make plans. It’s where you gather inspiration and have sacred conversations with your soul. Vision boards are often created as a one time activity often at the beginning of the year. The vision journal is an ongoing process that keeps you connected to your vision. It supports you to go from dreaming to doing.

In my interactive online workshops, I show you how to recycle a catalog and use magazine images and other ephemera to create your own unique vision journal.

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Envelopes Filled with Surprises

I mail each participant (yes real snail mail) an envelope that I’ve designed. It’s filled with paper goodies that we use during our “journal play date.”

Pictured above you can see what was tucked inside the envelope for the first workshop.

Everyone received the same items however some things varied, like the door, inspirational quote, and Virtues card was unique for each person.

The same format is used for every workshop, only the themes and design elements change from workshop to workshop.

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Presentation

We use Zoom, a web conferencing tool to meet up live. All participants are on a live camera so we can see and hear each other.

In the first part of the workshop, I give a presentation about how I repurpose a catalogue to use as a journal. I show a number of ideas for how to use collage items to transform it into a fun and sacred space for dreaming, brainstorming, and planning.

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For my journal this year, I’m recycling a course catalogue from our local art school.

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Soul Journey

I then lead a Soul Journey, a guided meditation that helps to shift our attention from our busy lives to relaxing and tuning in to the wisdom of our soul. There is time for participants to record in their journals about what they felt, saw, and experienced in their Soul Journey.

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Oracle & Affirmation Cards

Each participant receives an affirmation or oracle card in their envelope. Pictured here are the Virtues Cards that participants received in the first session; the card that you’ll receive in your envelope may come from this deck or from another one. It is another surprise waiting for you in your envelope. During the workshop time is given to silently read the cards and record any a-ha’s and insights in your journal.

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Thought Provoking Prompts

Each workshop offers thought provoking prompts. In the first workshop, each participant was given an image of a door and invited to consider what opportunities await them on the other side.

Pictured above was my door where I used a craft knife to cut it open and collaged in images and words from a copy of Happinez Magazine.

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Creative List Making

Each workshop offers ideas for creative list making. Here I covered a couple more pages again using gorgeous images from the Happinez Magazine. The gold stars, which participants were given in the first workshop, were a perfect embellishment. The quote about Feng Shui was a cool find as it gave me another perspective on my word-for-the-year, flow. I’ve been doing some intense clutter clearing and feeling the positive effect of life energy flowing so this quote spoke to me.

Some participants used their gold stars like bullet points and created spaces in their journals to return and write lists of possibilities.

The colorful “chakra cookies” are whimsical spots for making a list of the projects that I’m working on.

The quote from Thich Nhat Hahn, “We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize,” was perfect for this spread!

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Visits with Animal Allies

Another prompt from the first session was about what we can learn from the antelope about taking action. I added some mandalas and decorative details to my antelope as I considered my next steps. I plan on adding some of those “steps” to the steps on the ladder.

The quote, “Life is Your Adventure” was sent to me from a member of my 100 Mandalas Community. When I read it, I realize that it is up to me to decide what my adventure will be and what steps I’ll take. And, that feels really inspiring!

The four elements, air, water, earth, and fire are themes woven into this workshop series along side the wisdom found in our animal allies. Each month different elements join us in our journal play.

Open Studio

An hour is worked into the schedule as an “open studio” where participants can use the optional prompts as they wish. During this creative time, participants are free to play off camera and get something to eat.

Show & Tell

After our studio time we gather to see what everyone did with the prompts and to hear about their Soul Journey experiences. Sharing is optional.

Awakening creativity in others touches my heart. By the time the third person was sharing, I had tears leaking from my eyes. For many of them, working in a journal in this way was a new experience. Some really stepped out of their comfort zone both in playing with collage and using video conferencing technology. ~ Kathryn Costa

Participants love being able to see each other and to hear them talk about their process and reflections.

The best part for me was seeing all of the a-ha’s, insights, and meaningful connections that came up from the Soul Journey, oracle/affirmation card exercise, and the journal prompts. I can’t wait to do it again!

Recording

For those who can’t attend live or for those who want to revisit the experience, a recording of the session is made available.

“What is so wonderful about these vision journal workshops is that it allows me to take the time to focus on what I want to do, that is, spend more time creating. I get to work from my space, yet connect with other creative souls at the same time. It’s a positive way to use technology.” ~ Catherine Desjeunes

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Want to join the fun?

Each Vision Journal Play Date has the same format but the envelope, contents, and prompts are different. I love getting happy surprises in the mail, don’t you? That’s why I don’t reveal what’s inside the envelope until after we’ve had our play date and the participants have received it.

Now, to sign up for this third session, you don’t have to participate in the previous workshops. Each session is a unique and stand-alone workshop.

Vision Journal Play Date #3
April 28, 2018
Online Class

After your register, you’ll have the option to select the time that is best for you.
SESSION 1: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., EST
SESSION 2: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST

There are only 20 spots! sold out!
10 more spots have been added!

This workshop filled up so quickly! Fortunately, I had enough supplies to assemble ten more envelopes.

$35 (same low price for US and International orders)

It’s recommended that you register before April 15th so you get your envelope and goodies in time for the event. Register sooner if you live in a remote location.

>> CLICK HERE to REGISTER <<

What You’ll Need:

  • Video/Audio: Computer or mobile device with internet access, video camera, and microphone. Zoom web conferencing is used for these online classes..
  • Journal or old catalogue (I recycle a catalogue to use for my journal.)
  • Adhesives: Glue Stick, Packing Tape (I love Washi tape.)

  • Pens: Ballpoint, Gell Pens, Glitter Pens, Fine liners, Markers, or your favorite marking tools.

  • Paper: If you are altering a catalog you’ll want some assorted papers like notebook, stationery, graph paper, scrapbook paper, etc.

  • Scissors and a Craft Knife
  • Images: Magazines, greeting cards and junk mail to cut up.

  • Suggestion: Start a file, envelope, or bag and collect images, words, and embellishments for your creative play.

  • No art experience needed!

>> CLICK HERE to REGISTER <<

Join me at the Omega Institute this Summer!

Slip into the creative zone this week as we find meaning in the art we make. Mandala means “circle” or “center” in Sanskrit. Creating Mandala art is an immersion into beauty, color, and form, as well as a powerful practice that fosters mindfulness and self-expression. In this workshop we learn techniques for constructing mandalas based on sacred geometry, labyrinths, and nature; we combine words, quotes, and journal writing with the mandalas we make; and we learn how the practice can reflect patterns in our life story and bring clarity and focus during difficult transitions and exciting milestones. You return home with completed artwork and practical tips for using these activities any time you feel blocked or are seeking direction in life. No art experience or supplies are required.

Omega Family Week delivers a unique balance of time together and time apart so every family member can learn, play, and grow.

July 29 – August 3, 2018

Get the details and register.

 

Inside the Vision Journal Play Date

My journaling changed ten years ago when images and words from magazines added color, interest, and inspiration to the otherwise boring straight lined pages in my notebooks. What started out as play, turned into a way to create a vision for my life that inspired me to build a life and business that I love. I call them vision journals.

What’s a Vision Journal?

Think vision board meets journal. It’s a place to dream, brainstorm, and make plans. It’s where you gather inspiration and have sacred conversations with your soul. Vision boards are often created as a one time activity often at the beginning of the year. The vision journal is an ongoing process that keeps you connected to your vision. It supports you to go from dreaming to doing.

In my interactive online workshops, I show you how to recycle a catalog and use magazine images and other ephemera to create your own unique vision journal.

Journal1-InsideEnvelope

Envelopes Filled with Surprises

I mail each participant (yes real snail mail) with an envelope that I’ve designed. It’s filled with paper goodies that we use during our “journal play date.”

Pictured above you can see what was tucked inside the envelope for the first session.

Everyone received the same items however some things varied, like the door was unique for each person as was the inspirational quote, and Virtues card.

Computer-Presentation

Presentation

We use Zoom, a web conferencing tool to meet up live. In the first part of the workshop, I gave a presentation about how I repurpose a catalogue to use as a journal. I showed a number of ideas for how to use collage items to transform it into a fun and sacred space for dreaming, brainstorming, and planning.

VisionJournal-9-IVJ18Cover

For my journal, I’m recycling a course catalogue from our local art school.

Computer-SoulJourney

Soul Journey

I then led a Soul Journey, a guided meditation that helps to shift our attention from our busy lives to relaxing and tuning in to the wisdom of our soul. There was time to record in their journals about what they felt, saw, and experienced in their Soul Journey.

VirtueCards

Oracle & Affirmation Cards

Before working in my journal, I often pull an oracle or affirmation card for inspiration. Each participant received a Virtues Card. We took some time to silently read our cards and record any a-ha’s and insights in our journals.

VisionJournal2018-1-Door

Thought Provoking Prompts

Each participant was given an image of a door and invited to consider what opportunities await them on the other side.

Pictured above was my door where I used a craft knife to cut it open and collaged in images and words from a copy of Happinez Magazine.

VisionJournal2018-2-Lanterns.jpg

Creative List Making

I covered a couple more pages again using gorgeous images from the Happinez Magazine. The gold stars were a perfect embellishment. The quote about Feng Shui was a cool find as it gave me another perspective on my word-for-the-year, flow. I’ve been doing some intense clutter clearing and feeling the positive effect of life energy flowing so this quote spoke to me.

Some participants used the gold stars like bullet points and created spaces in their journals to return and write lists of possibilities.

The colorful “chakra cookies” are whimsical spots for making a list of the projects that I’m working on.

The quote from Thich Nhat Hahn, “We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize,” was perfect for this spread!

VisionJournal2018-3-Antelope

Visits with Animal Allies

The third prompt was about what we can learn from the antelope about taking action. I added some mandalas and decorative details to my antelope as I considered my next steps. I plan on adding some of those “steps” to the steps on the ladder.

The quote, “Life is Your Adventure” was sent to me from a member of my 100 Mandalas Community. When I read it, I realize that it is up to me to decide what my adventure will be and what steps I’ll take. And, that feels really inspiring!

Open Studio

The three prompts were optional for the participants and they were given an hour to work in their journals. There were other goodies in the envelope that they could incorporate into their journal spreads. During this creative time, participants were free to play off camera and get something to eat.

Show & Tell

After our studio time we gathered to see what everyone did with the prompts and to hear about their Soul Journey experiences. Sharing was optional.

Awakening creativity in others touches my heart. By the time the third person was sharing, I had tears leaking from my eyes. For many of them, working in a journal in this way was a new experience. Some really stepped out of their comfort zone both in playing with collage and using video conferencing technology.

Everyone agreed that they love being able to see each other, to hear them talk about their process and reflections.

The best part for me was seeing all of the a-ha’s, insights, and meaningful connections that came up from the Soul Journey, virtue card exercise, and the journal prompts. I can’t wait to do it again!

Recording

For those who couldn’t attend live or for those who want to revisit the experience, a recording of the session was made available.

“What is so wonderful about these vision journal workshops is that it allows me to take the time to focus on what I want to do, that is, spend more time creating. I get to work from my space, yet connect with other creative souls at the same time. It’s a positive way to use technology.” ~ Catherine Desjeunes

Promo-VisionJournal-2

Now I’m getting the next envelopes stuffed and ready to mail out this week for session #2.

Want to join the fun?

Each Vision Journal Play Date has the same format but the envelope, contents, and prompts are different. I love getting happy surprises in the mail, don’t you? That’s why I don’t reveal what’s inside the envelope until after we’ve had our play date and the participants have received it.

Now, to sign up for this second session, you don’t have to participate in the first one. Each session is a unique and stand-alone workshop.

Vision Journal Play Date #2
March 31, 2018

After your register, you’ll have the option to select the time that is best for you.
SESSION 1: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., EST
SESSION 2: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST

There are only 20 spots!

$35 (same low price for US and International orders)

Register before March 15th so you get your envelope and goodies in time for the event. Register sooner if you live in a remote location.

>> CLICK HERE to REGISTER << Sold Out!

What You’ll Need:

  • Computer or mobile device with internet access, video camera, and microphone.
  • Journal or old catalogue (I recycle a catalogue to use for my journal.)
  • Adhesives: Glue Stick, Packing Tape (I love Washi tape.)

  • Pens: Ballpoint, Gell Pens, Glitter Pens, Fine liners, Markers, or your favorite marking tools.

  • Paper: If you are altering a catalog you’ll want some assorted papers like notebook, stationery, graph paper, scrapbook paper, etc.

  • Scissors and a Craft Knife
  • Images: Magazines, greeting cards and junk mail to cut up.

  • Suggestion: Start a file, envelope, or bag and collect images, words, and embellishments for your creative play.

  • No art experience needed!

March Mandala Challenge: Scavenger Hunt Mandalas

The topic for the March Mandala Challenge is Scavenger Hunt Mandala. I’m all about using what you already have to create mandalas. In this challenge, you’ll collect round shaped household items in various sizes to use as circle templates to create a mandala. It’s fun to look at every day familiar objects with a new lens. This challenge is to encourage you to play like you did when you were a kid. Have fun!

Challenge Details

  • Collect four or more objects that have a circle shape in various sizes.
  • Do NOT use stencils for this challenge.
  • It’s okay to use objects of other shapes for your mandala but you need at least four circles.
  • Trace the circles starting with the largest circle to the smallest to create a progression of concentric circles.
  • Use a straight edge to draw some guidelines and to break up the circle into four or more sections.
  • Fill the circle with shapes, patterns, and colors. Use any medium.
  • For more design ideas, download the first chapter of my book, “The Mandala Guidebook” at www.100mandalas.com/book
  • Post a photo or scan of your mandala in the Sharing Circle on the contest page. Be sure to include in the photo the objects that you used. (Log In) (Join for FREE)

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  • Deadline to enter is March 25, 2018 at midnight, EST.
  • One winner will be randomly selected to win a one hour 1:1 Coaching Call with Kathryn Costa ($100 value). Use this coaching call to discuss your mandala practice. The call may also be used for a Soul-to-Soul Conversation to focus on an area in your life that you want to gain clarity on or where you may be feeling stuck. Examples could be related to a project, career, relationship, home, or health.

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New for March is a coloring contest also hosted in the 100 Mandalas Sharing Circle

The featured mandala designed by Chris van Reeth from Belgium comes from the Sun Inspired Mandala Coloring Book found in the Member Library.

Color this mandala using any medium for a chance to win 30 sharpies.

Post Contest Entries HERE.

Not a member? Join the Sharing Circle, for FREE.

Inspired Conversations with Linda Joy

Linda Joy of Aspire Magazine invited me to chat with her about the benefits of creating mandalas on her radio show, Inspired Conversations.

What a delightful conversation! We talked about:

  • How Linda colors mandalas with a sacred intention and will repeat a mantra. We both agreed that one can feel the energy in the final colored mandala.
  • How I got my start creating mandalas, launching the 100 Mandalas Challenge, and publishing my book, “The Mandala Guidebook.”
  • My experience teaching at Kripalu, a yoga and health center in Lenox, MA.
  • The health benefits of coloring and creating mandalas and why coloring mandalas is a centering practice.
  • The work of Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung and how we can open up a conversation with our unconscious when creating mandalas intuitively.
  • The Great Round Course, an online course where I teach people about creating mandalas for insight and self expression. It ties in with the work of Jung and how we can explore what I call our “mandala stories.” Curious to learn more about the Great Round? Access lesson one, here.
  • What you’ll find in my book, “The Mandala Guidebook” and the tools and supplies you’d want to have on hand to get started creating mandalas right away.

CLICK HERE to listen to the interview.

Would you like to color a mandala while you listen to the interview?

Join the 100 Mandalas Sharing Circle for access to five mandala coloring books (over 200 pages) found in the member library. It’s a free membership website for mandala enthusiasts.

February Mandala Challenge

The topic for the February Mandala Challenge is sacred geometry. In this video, I interview Susanne Fincher author of Creating Mandalas with Sacred Geometry. Susanne gives us a step-by-step demonstration of how to construct the triangle and circle progression.

Our conversation covers:

  • When and how Susanne got started creating mandalas.
  • Susanne has been creating mandalas since 1976. I asked her why she thinks the mandala has held her attention for so many years.
  • The difference between geometry and sacred geometry.
  • Who has had the most influence in creating sacred geometry?
  • What is the Tetrachtys?
  • What is Metatron’s Cube?
  • How can one use sacred geometry for personal mandalas?

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Challenge Details

  • Create a mandala based on Susanne Fincher’s demonstration of the triangle, circle progression. Watch the video for step-by-step instructions.
  • Have fun adding your favorite colors and patterns to the mandala. Use any medium.
  • Post a photo or scan of your mandala in the 100 Mandalas Sharing Circle.
  • Deadline to enter is February 24, 2018 at midnight, EST.
  • One winner will be randomly selected to win a signed copy of Susanne Fincher’s book, Creating Mandalas with Sacred Geometry.

Related Links

Free Sample Lesson from the Great Round Course

The Great Round Online Course is a fascinating study that guides you through 12 stages that we all experience in life, again and again.

Thank you for stopping by to check out this free sampler class. This page is a preview of the first lesson called, “Stage One: Resting in the Darkness.”

Lesson One: Resting in the Darkness

We experience Stage One when we are feeling creatively low, we are overworked and exhausted, our hormones are wreaking havoc and we feel anxious, seasonal light changes affect our moods, or we are ill and have no energy for doing anything. In this video lesson, I share one of my low moments in life and how creating mandalas helped me to feel creative again. This video also covers an overview of this stage and three example mandala activities.

Greek Goddess Connection

Participants in the online Goddess course last fall asked if we could continue our work with the goddesses in the Great Round this year. In this video, you’ll see how we make connections between the wisdom of the Greek Goddess archetypes and the stages of the Great Round.

Participants are encouraged to create art in any style. You are not limited to creating mandalas for the Great Round course.

New! The Goddess Primer

If you haven’t taken my Greek Goddess course and you’re interested in taking the Great Round Course, I’m working on a Goddess Primer that will include:

  • A Comprehensive Goddess Profile for each goddess that summarizes their strengths and wisdom, along with a list of the colors, animals, plants, and symbols associated with the goddess.
  • A Goddess Quiz that reveals the Greek goddesses that are showing up in you in your life today.
  • An Introduction to Creating SoulCollage Cards Video that will get you started creating insightful collages using magazine images.

The Goddess Primer will be available on or before February 1, 2018 and will cost $15.

Interested in getting a copy of the Goddess Primer? E-mail kathryncosta@100mandalas.com to get a notice when it’s available.

Participant Perspective

I met with with Catz, a member of the 100 Mandalas Community who shares her experience about taking the Great Round Course in the video above.

Are you ready for your own a-ha moments and transformation?

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Great Round Course at a Glance

  • 12 video lessons, one for each of the 12 Stages of the Great Round
  • 12 video lessons that make connections between the Greek Goddess archetypes and each Stage.
  • 3 videos to get the journey started including a comprehensive birds-eye view of the entire Great Round and a “How to Interpret Your Mandalas” video.
  • Handouts and worksheets
  • 6 online retreat days. Using Zoom a web conferencing tool, we’ll meet up live for a Show & Tell where you get to show us one of your projects from the course and a virtual play date where we’ll all work on a mandala and discuss it, live!
  • Private classroom environment to share your mandala art and mandala stories. (We do NOT use Facebook for this course.)
  • Recommended book, “The Mandala Workbook” by Susanne Fincher

Course Starts Sunday, January 21, 2018
Enrollment Closes February 10, 2018
Course Concludes on August 25, 2018

Cost: $75

Click Here to Enroll Now

Click Here to Learn More

About Your Instructor, Kathryn Costa

Kathryn CostaHi, I’m Kathryn Costa and I’m absolutely in love with the Great Round Series. I’ve been leading this series now for three years and every year it keeps getting better. Each time I work through the “round” and I’ve done so six times now, I glean new insights and discover new things about myself.

 

I studied with Suzanne Fincher the author of “The Mandala Workbook” and completed her three part certificate program. I had the pleasure of traveling down to Georgia twice for two week long intensives where I listened to Suzanne Fincher, her sister and fellow wise woman Marilyn Clark, and my mentor and soul sister Susan Johnson lecture on the Great Round and guide us through hands-on mandala projects and activities. I’m so grateful to Susanne and her team for their wisdom and guidance.

If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to write to me. I’m happy to discuss if this opportunity is right for you. Contact me directly at kathryn@100mandalas.com

Bring a Mandala Workshop to Your Venue or Event

Let’s collaborate! I would love to bring my passion for creating mandalas to your venue or event.

I provide all of the tools, materials, and art supplies. You provide the space. Together we promote your event.

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We can collaborate to offer a single two to three hour workshop or a full day mini retreat. Pictured here was a Spring Renewal Mini Retreat held at White Swan Yoga Studio in Manchester, NH that included restorative yoga, a mandala drawing lesson, a danmala group activity (mandala using materials from nature), sound healing, and a healthy lunch. Participants left the day feeling nourished in body, mind, and spirit.

“I’ve worked with Kathryn Costa and had her present mandala workshops at my yoga studio on several occasions, and it’s always been a pleasure. Kathryn’s workshops are so enjoyable and participants leave knowing how to create a mandala and with lots of inspiration. Her knowledge and passion for mandala work is evident in the care and ease with which she presents it. Participants always leave happy and wanting more!” ~ Roseann Latona, White Swan Yoga Studio, Manchester, NH

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For yoga studios and spaces that don’t have tables, I provide drawing boards for each student.

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I specialize in working with beginners and people who don’t believe they can draw or think that they are not creative. No art experience required.

“Kathryn is a wonderful instructor.  Her peaceful demeanor and meditative voice puts people right at ease.  She’s well prepared with with all materials and even puts together an informative handout for students to take home.  She explains things clearly, is always encouraging for those who struggle, and she shares a few beautiful and relevant stories during the workshop. She’s welcome back to my studio anytime!” ~ Mandy Russell, The Painted Dog Studio, Brunswick, Maine

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I love working with themes to create more than an art class, but a contemplative soul nourishing experience.

Pictured here is a selection of mandalas created for a weekend program at Kripalu Yoga & Health Center in Stockbridge, MA. Participants reflected on the many blessings and surprises and honored the previous year with the first mandala project and then learned how to draw mandalas in various styles while considering what’s next for them and how they will step into the new year.

“The teacher “makes” the class. Kathryn is a warm, engaging, kind, very knowledgable and generous teacher. She embodies the virtues and wisdom teachings of this practice creating a safe, fun, and accessible expressive arts experience that is deeply nourishing.”

Rev. Therese Birka, LCSW, participant in a mandala program at Kripalu Yoga & Health Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Kathryn CostaAbout Kathryn Costa

Hi, I’m Kathryn Costa the author of “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art.” I first discovered mandalas about 18 years ago when I was teaching a high school graphic design program. The mandala motif showed up in my artwork again and again until I focused on it a few years ago launching the 100 Mandalas Challenge and publishing my first book. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching thousands of people how to create mandalas in my popular YouTube videos, book, online classes, and workshops.

I love collaborating. Let’s chat!

To get the conversation started, send me an e-mail at kathryn@100mandalas.com. I look forward to talking with you about how I can bring mandalas to your studio or event.