Mandalas have been described variously as
sacred circle, container of essence,
engine of change, doorway, portal, mirror or map
I’m Christine Pensa of Art That Moves
and I offer online and in person classes Exploring the Mandala
My Exploring the Mandala classes both live and online are an invitation to work with the Mandala as a way of connecting to your creative spirit. In my workshop you will be introduced to the idea of personal Mandala making. We will work to create several basic Mandalas using different mediums — paint, inks, markers and pastels — in different styles and with different intentions. A beautiful and fulfilling opportunity to express your creativity with this ancient craft.
Before we even begin creating—you will learn about approaching Mandala making as an intentional and sacred practice with guided meditations and creative visualizations—because cultivating a personal Mandala practice has real, lasting impact in your life. I know it has in mine!
Mandala is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning sacred circle. Mandalas have been found in art since the beginning of time.
We will explore mandala as a way of connecting to your own creative heART.
By creating your own personal mandalas you will begin to tap into the power of the mandala as a personal tool of healing and insight into your own life.
NEW Online on demand Exploring the Mandala classes coming July 2017! But you can get a little taste of what’s coming because I have a SPECIAL OFFER of a FREE Mini-Mandala video class. You get access by signing up for my newsletter and choosing Mandala here.
Instructor Christine Pensa has been a practicing visual artist for the past 20 years, she has been teaching and sharing art with children and adults for 15 years, is a certified Creatively Fit Coach, and Shamanic practitioner.
Express Your Soul’s Beauty
THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN ON AUGUST 9, 2017 and run every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. EST til October 4, 2017 – STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS – OR SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO KEEP UP TO DATE!
What’s this course about?
It’s about the poet in you—meets your dancer—meets your artist—meets your soul’s song
COMING in January 2018
NEW CLASS INFO ON THE NEXT SESSION of Elemental Self Care
A chance to nourish yourself first . . .
Life often feels busy and you can feel overwhelmed by the demands of your job, your family, your friends, or the overall chaos happening in the world around you.
I’m here to tell you that YOUR Self Care is in your hands.
Taking the time to honour yourself is in your own hands. Reaching out to connect with a community that nourishes and respects you is in your hands. Reaching out to connect to Earth is in your hands.
. . . is in your hands
Each week we will gather and join hands in a safe virtual circle. We bring you simple creative exercises and practices from our hands to yours. To help you connect with yourself. To help you connect with the Elements. To help you connect with the sweet nourishment of your own heart.
in this simple 8 week collaborative journey with
Full Sensory Soul Guide EMMA KUPU MITCHELL &
Creative Way-Shower CHRISTINE PENSA
you’ll enjoy soul nourishing explorations using creative play and healing practices to bring harmony into YOUR busy life
Each week you will receive
A safe place to connect and recharge.
3 valuable ideas or practices that can be done in under 10 minutes per day.
Video follow up
What will you receive each week?
3 valuable practices – 1 letting go 2 –replenishing
Every week you will receive 3 creative exercises and healing practices. Each practice and exercise will be inspired by our exploration of the Four Elements and can be done in less than 10 minutes. Emma and Christine will share their own simple strategies for self care, and because this course is about self care, we don’t want to add to your to do list. It is our intention to help you develop a practice to put yourself first. It’s about respecting the stillness you need to thrive. It’s about being gentle with yourself—nurturing and healing yourself—as we explore through the lense of the four elements.
The course is designed for women who want to be part of a community that celebrates and honours time for self care.
What kinds of practices will you be sharing?
Each week will be different. Emma and Christine are working collaboratively to share practices in their areas of expertise like—art and creative explorations, creative visualization meditations, Shamanic journeying basics, sound healing, yoga and pranayama exercises, and numerology. Their intention is to offer you a wonderful buffet of delights from which you will choose, then tailor to work with your own schedule and lifestyle.
How do you attend video conferencing?
The course will be held on Zoom video conference. Once you register you will receive all the necessary information to be part of this interactive and safe space.
You are attending this online retreat from the comfort of your own home—simple, yet powerful. Emma, Christine and the participants will create a safe and loving circle to explore the four elements.
What if I can’t attend during the class times?
No worries if you can’t attend during the class times. All participants will receive a video recording of the class content within 24 hours of each class. You can listen and watch on your own timing. Our private Facebook page will be another safe space where you can connect with others in the course, share your story, and ask questions.
About Emma Kupu Mitchell and Christine Pensa
Emma Kupu Mitchell . . .
is a Full Sensory Soul Guide. Emma has been a practitioner of holistic therapies for over 25 years, licensed as LMT, RYT (200), clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurveda and Numerology.
Emma uses her extensive knowledge of ancient healing practices as she guides you on a full sensory journey to wholeness.
Her passion is the senses—believing these are the pathways of the soul and to your greatness. Emma has a very practical grounded approach, providing a safe space for you to explore your own healing journey.
Christine Pensa . . .
is a practicing visual artist and creativity way-shower. She leads sacred art making classes live and online, and is the co-creator and illustrator of, The Soul Discovery Coloring Book, published by Conari Press.
Christine believes everyone can and should learn the visual language of their own soul by reclaiming creativity as a practice using simple, fun exercises.
Over the last few years Christine has found much joy in exploring and training in traditional Shamanic teaching and practices. These practices wind their way into her joyful classes. Like her beloved friends, and creative partners, the bees—Christine describes her process—as searching out flowering fields with the best nectar, then bringing back the magic she finds there to share with others.
Christine and Emma are excited to be partnering a second time to bring this creative, soulful journey through the Elements to life! They invite you to join this course designed to make your Self Care a daily part of your practice.
. . . some testimonials from participants in the first two sessions
I enjoyed seeing self care in a new light, I have always loved the healing aspects of the elements and this course helped me make the connection back to myself. We can’t avoid the stressors of life, but honouring the elements within has helped me to move through with grace, love and understanding. Emma and Christine create a space each week that is welcoming, understanding, gentle and open to share our stories.
I enjoyed and appreciated the course. It was full of knowledge, deep spiritual things shared in such a beautiful and light way. It was fun and filled with amazing practical exercises that we can apply in our daily life. Emma and Christine are beautiful beings and I look forward to the next course.
Loved this course! it was short in duration, but packed with information. I loved all the different techniques offered. I also loved the instructors who each brought their own style and presence to the sessions. I also very much liked that the sessions were available online. This way, even if I missed the live meeting, I could still listen in later. Can’t wait for the next one.
Emma and Christine were wonderful teachers, facilitators and guides. They perfectly complimented each other and provided an hour each week of delight, calm and additional food for thought that extended beyond the class. I would highly recommend the course.
Throughout the four weeks of Elemental Self Care, Christine and Emma created a comfortable, caring and supportive environment. They are warm and capable instructors and have a wealth of skills and knowledge, which they graciously share. If you are in need of some self-pampering, a bit of TLC or are searching for ways to express yourself, I highly recommend you connect with Emma and Christine through their Elemental Self Care, or any other course they are facilitating. I think you will be glad you did!
What is the cost?
As this is their second collaboration, Emma and Christine are pleased to offer Elemental Self Care at a very reasonable rate.
The REGULAR retreat price is $199.00,
our SPECIAL OFFER to you right now is $159.00
If you feel called to take time to nourish yourself in a caring circle of like-minded women, Emma and I would love you to join us in this online retreat.
The course runs May 14 to June 18, 2017, with NEW exclusive VIDEO lessons released every Monday.
Live classes will be held every Sunday
at 3:00 p.m. EST
WATCH the videos below where Emma and Christine explain a little more about their second magical collaboration.
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