All posts tagged: retreat

At Kripalu: Creating Mandalas for an Inspired Year

Imagine beginning the new year with a weekend focused entirely on you, creating mandala art, reflecting on where you’re at in life, connecting with your body through gentle movement and nourishing food – and all of this set in a gorgeous natural setting. Join Kathryn Costa on New Year’s Eve weekend at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the breathtaking Berkshire mountains in Massachusetts. Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean “circle” or “center.” Creating mandala art is a powerful practice that fosters self expression, balance, and well-being. Creating Mandalas for an Inspired Year In this program, you’ll: Learn techniques for constructing a variety of mandala styles based on sacred geometry, labyrinths, and nature. Honor 2017 reflecting on the joys, challenges, and a-ha moments from the year. Explore what you want to say “yes” to and set intentions for 2018. Nourish your body, mind, and spirit. Create beautiful mandala art that is as unique as you. Start your year feeling centered and connected to yourself and your purpose. Return home with …

Inspired Vision Retreat

What is calling you?What do you desire for this next year? It’s January 1st, and you’re full of ideas aboutthings 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 thatyou’ll forget all about them by next week, or next month. You’re not alone. Let’s toss out the New Year’s resolutionsand set an intention for 2019. 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, andfocus 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 Vision Retreat:a nourishing and playful approachto finding clarity Course Begins: Friday, January 11, 2019PICK ONE WEBINAR (optional)Webinar Session 1 – Friday, January 18, 2019, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., EST.Webinar Session 2 – Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10 …

Gallery: White Swan Spring Renewal Mini Retreat

What an incredible day! I love collaborating with Rosie at White Swan Yoga Studio. Today’s session included restorative yoga, a nourishing lunch (color bowls from Milk & Honey), mandala making (Seed of Life), collaborative danmala (flower mandala), color meditation and sound bath. Click on the images below to read the captions and to get a closer look at some images from this restorative, nurturing, and creative mini retreat. The day was a huge success! We plan on offering more mini retreats and mandala workshops. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to not miss the announcements. When you subscribe you get a free mandala coloring book with 50 designs.

Easter Reflection: Moving Stones & Letting Go

[NOTE: Today’s featured post and mandala art is from a blog post that I published back in 2009. It is fun to revisit themes and it seemed so timely with Easter upon us.] My creativity was at an all time high last weekend and by Sunday evening I was tired. I had that feeling of exhaustion and let down one gets after preparing for a party and celebrating. I reminded myself that I was tired and that turning in early was the best thing to do. Before bed I picked up the book, “Seasons of Your Heart” by Macrina Wiederkehr. It was my first time opening the book since a colleague had loaned it to me. Too tired to read it from the beginning, I thought I would randomly open it up to see the message that appeared. I turned to page, 118 where I found a poem titled, “On Letting Easter In.” When dawn stands still with wonder when birds jubilate in the trees when buds hurry into blossoms and grass starts wearing green …