Painting Mandalas with Meditation (as a foundation) is a unique course aimed at assisting people in either acknowledging their creative, artistic skills in painting or changing the way an artist approaches new paintings via meditation, spirituality, breath or yoga techniques.
The course is about a technique called intuitive painting and instruction is given in how to develop one's intuition, to trust what is happening in the moment in the painting, learn how to let go of control and go with the flow of the paint, water and color selection. Participants are invited to go deeply into this work, to identify patterns in painting and in life, and change these ways for greater expression and freedom.
This course has 5 modules, and is designed to take breaks and have lots of painting time in between suggestions, instructions and activities, so it may take between 3-6 days, depending on how much time you spend painting and then changing your painting. There are no mistakes, only process and awareness of your processing of your life issues as you paint! Afterall, it IS a meditation!
The course is structured to give background, guided meditation instruction, or instruction in energy work and some suggested yoga poses to break up the stagnation that can occur when we sit for long periods of time and try to work through a problem without space for reflection and integration. You are given time to paint, just make sure you press stop to enjoy the processing, on the canvas or in your mind or body.
Take this course to become more creative, learn how to paint with greater courage, and to learn about meditation and the mind. Learn about the mandala process and discover purposeful living through painting your life story. Process events or emotions through this style of painting, reveal your patterns in your artwork.
Satyama Lasby is an instructor and artist of intuitive and mandala painting methods. She is trained in acrylic painting and teaches in person and online classes combining mindful practices as well as creative and emotional expression through creating art. While leaning to the East of the world for these therapeutic practices, she is also versed in Western painting methods and holds a degree in Fine Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.
As a living and loving example of how a person grows and changes over time, she saw how her own painting style expanded through using meditative and awareness techniques as well as fasting the body to paint more creatively and colorfully. She developed this style of painting originally.
Satyama is the owner of a meditative, body healing and yoga retreat business called Open to Bliss, and her art is exhibited online through her art website and in Koh Phagnan, Thailand. She is trained and influenced by the teachings of Osho Rajneesh, Swami Sivananda (Agama Yoga) and Integrative Yoga Therapy methods. She teaches painting methods and techniques, meditation, and hatha yoga with the awareness of space and time, which allows participants of her teachings to learn the maximum they can on their own path of growth. Her living life purpose is to assist people in becoming pain-free, happy, and focused on their creative sides, all over the world.