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Retreats, Workshops, e-Courses, Book Events

Spring Renewal Mini Retreat

May 13, 2017 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Lunch Included White Swan Yoga Studio 1889 Elm St, Suite B Manchester, NH 03104 REGISTER A Day of Yoga, Art, Color, and Sound Zen Buddhist Master, Soen Nakagawa said, “All beings are flowers blossoming in a blossoming universe.” With the coming of spring we are reminded of the cycles of nature and that it’s never too late to begin again. We are blessed with an array of color and surrounded by new life and beauty. The cold of winter fades away and the light of the sun grows stronger, giving us hope for the future. Spring is the perfect time to revisit intentions you might have set for yourself at the beginning of the year. Join us on May 13, for a day of renewal and hope, as we examine the “seeds” of intentions we planted earlier in the year or as we “plant” new ones, exploring ways we, ourselves, can blossom. Learn from mandala artist, Kathryn Costa how to create a Seed of Life Mandala. Rosie …

Color Workshop

Are you like the chipmunk collecting lots of art supplies and saving them for a rainy day? The rainy day has arrived… I have a confession. I’ve been guilty of collecting art supplies, lots of them, and not using them. Beautiful tins of colored pencils, collections of watercolor markers, gel pens, Copics, TomBows, Winsor Newton, and Posca paint pens fill my home studio. Do you have lots of art supplies that are going unused too? It’s time to dust them off and start playing. Join me for a color workshop that I’m hosting in the Sharing Circle. Get inspired, learn new techniques, try out some different color combinations, and connect with mandala enthusiasts from all over the world. Let’s play with color this season! ~ Kathryn Costa, Host of Mandalafest, the 100 Mandalas Challenge, and the Sharing Circle, and author of “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art.” Are you in a color rut, picking the same colors over and over again? Do you feel overwhelmed by so many colors and …

Mandalafest - Mandala Party

Mandalafest

Mandalafest is an event to celebrate the joy of creating and coloring mandalas. Participants are encouraged to share their love for mandalas by hosting a mandala party for their friends and families. Gather with mandala enthusiasts from around the world online and enter in one or more of the five contests for a chance to win 20 prizes! What is a mandala? Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates as “circle” or “center.” The circular designs often have shapes and colors repeating around the center. While mandalas have been around throughout the ages and in many cultures, they have reached a new popularity in coloring books. Official Mandalafest Party Planner Download the Party Planner: The party planner has all of the details that you’ll need for participating in Mandalafest including: Schedule of Events Contest Rules Party Planning Worksheets Coloring Pages Be sure to download the Party Planner right away so you can get an early start on your contest entries. Mark Your Calendar: April 22 – 30, 2017 Starting on April 22nd, post your …

Mandala Workshop at Yoga Balance

Creating Mandalas for Relaxation & Self Expression Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Yoga Balance Studio 135 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH This workshop will be a fun opportunity to channel your inner artist! The workshop begins with an introduction to mandalas: the origins of the mandala; where mandalas show up in various cultures and in nature; and how mandalas are used as a practice for relaxation and self-expression. After centering with a short Gentle Yoga practice, we will learn how to construct a symmetrical grid as a basis for our designs, which we will then add shapes and patterns to create beautiful individual mandalas. We will finish with a closing ceremony to witness and honor everyone’s work. No art or yoga experience required. Beginners are encouraged to attend. All materials and supplies are provided. Fee: $45 per person; $40 before April 1. REGISTER NOW & SAVE!

Giveaway: Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine

Join me on Facebook for a live video event where I’ll show you my mandala parasols featured in Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine. Mark your calendars Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., EST http://www.facebook.com/100mandalas During the video: Get a close up look at the two stunning mandala parasols featured in Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine. Listen to the story of how one of my parasols was completely ruined just days before the submission deadline. I’ll tell you want I did wrong so you don’t make this mistake. You may be surprised by what I used to embellish these paper parasols. Come with your questions! Four people will be randomly selected to win a copy of Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine (pictured above). This gorgeous magazine is filled with inspiring projects perfect for those who love to doodle. There are unique projects and instructions for both on and off the page. Official Contest Rules DRAWING 1 is for participants of the LIVE Facebook event. To enter the first drawing attend the live Facebook video (www.facebook.com/100mandalas) on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00 …

Special Invitation to Awaken Your Wildheart

Meet me at the Wildheart Entrepreneur Summit Dear Mandala Family, Many of you have been following my creative journey for many years. I started with a blog eight years ago and today I’m a published author and host of the 100 Mandalas Community. Do you have a wild, creative dream that is waiting deep within your heart? Maybe you dream of being an author, musician, teacher, healer or coach? Perhaps you want to feel more creatively alive? I’ve been there! My friend Shereen is hosting the Wildheart Entrepreneur Summit that features 26 experts who know how to go from dreaming to doing. In the FREE summit you’ll get interviews with SARK, Samantha Bennett, Flora Bowley, and many others. In my interview with Shereen, we talk about my creative journey that has lead me to where I am today. I didn’t start on this path even knowing what my passion was. In my interview I tell you how I found my way. The summit starts on October 18th. Learn more and grab your free ticket here. …

Coloring Contest | Mandalafest 2016

When I designed the logo for Mandalafest 2016, I intentionally kept the shapes large to give you some creative latitude for the coloring contest. To inspire you to think outside of the “circle,” I embellished and colored the Mandalafest 2016 coloring page. Let’s start by looking at the coloring page before I embellished it. I kept seeing angel wings in this design. Do you see them? What else do you see within this mandala? As you can see, I filled in the shapes with various repeating lines. I started with the “wings” and then worked my way around and around the circle focusing on a different shape at a time. Would you like a closer look? Ahhhh I thought so. Now I could stop here, but I love color too much. Add to that this is a coloring contest. I scanned my coloring page with all of the new details and printed up a copy. I feel more relaxed knowing that I can always print another page if I feel like I wrecked the mandala. …

The Inspired Year Mandala Retreat 2017

What is calling you? What do you desire for this next year? It’s January 1st, and you’re full of ideas about things you want to do differently this year. You may make an ambitious list of goals and New Year’s resolutions. But in the back of your mind, you also know that you’ll forget all about them by next week, or next month. You’re not alone. Let’s toss out the New Year’s resolutions and set an intention for 2017. A single word is powerful. They can set us back, slow us down, and even stop us dead in our tracks. Or, they can inspire us to forge ahead, make healthy choices, and focus on the positive. As you consider the year ahead, what needs your attention right now? What word will you select to inspire and guide you? Let’s discover this together. The Inspired Year Mandala Retreat: a nourishing and playful approach to finding clarity Course Begins: Sunday, January 15, 2017 Course Ends: Sunday, January 29, 2017 In this unique two-week online class you’ll: Discover your word-for-the-year that resonates …

VIP Lounge 2017

Within the 100 Mandalas Community is the VIP Lounge where members meet up monthly to chat live during webinar presentations. New for 2017! The Great Round Lecture Series January to July Monthly 2 hour Webinars The Great Round is a 12-part series that explores twelve psychological stages that we all experience in life. One familiar example of two very contrasting stages are those creative low moments when you’re feeling scattered compared to those peak moments when creativity flows easily and effortlessly. Other examples are life events that trigger different  stages such as career changes, retirement, parenting, caregiving, working on a BIG project or toward a goal, grieving the loss of a loved one, etc. Each stage is explored with mandala projects and discussion. Note: Members in the Sharing Circle will explore this series through written posts. The webinar series includes lectures that help participants to make new and deeper connections among the various stages. Each month participants are invited to work on assignments and turn them in to be part of the discussion in the following webinar. …

Meet Me at Chickadee Lane Interiors

Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Chickadee Lane Interiors located in Concord, New Hampshire is owned by my friends Mae Edwards and Ann Carignan. It is one of my very favorite shops where you’ll find eclectic decor, vintage up-cycled furniture, unique gifts and my book! Join me for a delightful evening where I’ll be signing copies of my book, “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art” and chatting about my favorite topic, mandalas! Chickadee Lane Interiors 9 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301 To reserve your copy of “The Mandala Guidebook” call: 603-856-7825 website: www.chickadeelaneinteriors.com