Calendar 2020

Workshop booking procedure varies depending on the venue. If in doubt how to book, please contact me!

SPRING MANDALA PAINTING

Six part course, beginning Tuesday 18th February, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Continuing weekly until 24th March

Venue: Cletwr Cafe, Tre'r-ddol, Machynlleth SY20 8PN

A meditative art class in which to design and paint your own mandala design. Course will include:

· Observing the geometry of nature and multi-cultural mandala  art.

· An introduction to sacred geometry, the symbolic language of shapes.

· Drawing geometric patterns with compass and ruler

· Exploring colour to evoke different qualities of feeling

· Mindfulness meditation.

Meeting weekly for six sessions, allows time for you to really immerse in the process, work on your design between sessions, to reflect and bring questions, and share your process and progress with the group. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
Materials are provided, but do bring your own brushes, pencils, ruler and compass if you prefer.

COST: £80 (£60)

Please book directly with Anne, or use the payment button below:                                           

 

SACRED SONG CIRCLE

Sunday 23rd February, 11am to 1pm

Venue: The Iron Room, Eglwysfach, SY20 8SX

Sharing sacred chants and medicine songs from various spiritual traditions; singing to align ourselves within the changing times and seasons.
Singing with open hearts - lifting up our prayers and intentions through the power and resonance of song.
Bring a cushion and blanket or sheepskin to sit on, drums, rattles or other sacred instruments welcome, and a song to share if you have one. 

£5 to £8 donation. Open to all, just turn up.

LOOKING DEEPLY - Mandala Painting Day

Friday 28th February 2020

Venue: Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Lampeter, SA48 8PD Wales

In this workshop we'll practice looking deeply, to cultivate a quality of attention that helps us appreciate the exquisite geometric forms in nature and positively influence how we relate to the world around us. 

Inspired by the geometry of nature and symbolic language of shapes, we then apply our observations and inspirations to mandala making; drawing geometry with compass and ruler and painting with watercolour, while taking time to relax with guided meditation.

Creating a mandala provides a satisfying way to work artistically that can bring a feeling of alignment and connection within yourself and with the flow of life, whether your design is simple or complex.
Suitable for beginners.

Workshop content:
* An introduction to mandala making, sacred geometry and geometry in nature
* Learn how to draw geometric patterns using compass, straight edge and pencil, adding colour with paint, pencil and pen. 
* An opportunity to dream in, draw and paint a design specific to you.
* Time to relax and go deeper within, with guided meditation.

Inspired by the wild wisdom of nature, multi-cultural mandala art, ancient wisdom, the season, weather and times of our lives.

Suitable for all levels of ability. Materials provided.
 

Cost £40 including materials

Please book directly with Denmark farm

YOGA WITH MERIEL

Thursday 5th March, 4pm to 5.30pm

Venue: Gregson House, Ynyslas, SY24 5JX

Meriel shares a subtle approach to movement and yoga associated with Vanda Scaravelli. This way of practicing cultivates presence and vitality by attending to the quality and refinement in the movement and breath one experiences. We are able to be dynamic if needed and address functional movements in our lives whilst still touching on quietness within.

Exploring movement with Yoga in this way deeply releases patterns of tension inviting comfort and a type of wholeness or ease of being. The multi-facted strengths attended to by this approach are radically different from stressful overextension and over-exertion. Postural curiosity returns to us an experience of grace and natural vibrancy.

Cost £10 This is a small group for up to 7 people.

REIKI CIRCLE

Monday 9th March, 6.30pm to 8pm

Venue: Gregson House, Ynyslas, SY24 5JX

Open to all students and practitioners 

Gathering to share, meditate, send out healing energy.

Contact Anne (annethomas23@hotmail.co.uk)

Donation £5

KIRTAN with Mikaela - Sounding into Silence

Sunday 15th March, 11am to 1pm

Venue: The Iron Room, Eglwysfach, SY20 8SX

A wonderful opportunity to come together as a group to sound into silence.
Mikaela works with Indian mantras & Kirtan as a way to open to stillness & silence. She holds a gentle & playful space to explore our voices. Using movements, breathing, relaxation & voice work. It’s for those who wish to explore their own sound & for those who love to come together & sing.'  
Bring  a cushion and blanket or sheepskin to sit on. 

Donation £5 - £8, pay on the day

BELTANE MANDALA RETREAT

1st to 3rd May

Venue:  Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Lampeter, SA48 8PD Wales

An immersive weekend in the heart of mid Wales, celebrating the celtic festival of Beltane, welcoming in the summer.

Come, delve deep into the magic of this land; kindle new fires of creative inspiration, through soul nourishing contemplation...

The Celtic festival of Beltane marks the threshold into Summer, celebrating the fertility of the land, honouring the union of sacred feminine and sacred masculine energy towards a fruitful season. It’s the time of birdsong, may blossom, bluebells, wild woodland magic and floral wonder!

We can tap into this vibrant time of exuberant optimism, to renew  the creative fires within ourselves, shake off the last dust of winter dreaming and ready ourselves for action.

Our beltane journey together will include song, meditation, mandala painting and ceremonial labyrinth, in the setting of a beautiful nature reserve. There will be space to explore and connect with the wild and our deeper wild selves.  

Denmark farm offers a range of comfortable accomodation, set within a 40 acre nature reserve. With freshly cooked vegan meals, cosy study space, outdoor fire circle, roundhouse, space to roam and connect with nature.

Places limited to 12.

Cost: Prices include tuition, art materials, accommodation and all meals:

Eco-Lodge

Single occupancy room £331

Twin room (per person) £ 291

Shared Dormitory £257

Camping £237

A few non residential places may be opened up 6 weeks-2 months before the event subject to availability.

£50 non refundable deposit to be paid to confirm place. Balance to be paid 6 weeks before the event.

More info and booking

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