Aug 31 2018 - Sept 2 2018
Fri, Aug 31: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat, Sept 1: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (includes lunch break)
Sun, Sept 2: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$175 by Aug 15
$225 after Aug 15
For thousands of years tantric seers have observed the powerful influence of the planets on the human spirit. Indian astrology, has long understood that while the energy released by the orbiting planets affects our lives, it is also an energy that can be directed and harnessed to improve our spiritual, mental and physical well-being. The 9 planet yantras, beautiful geometric images that utilize specific colors and forms, when meditated upon, instill quietness in the mind, allowing it to positively channel the power of planets represented by each yantra.
In this workshop, participants will construct and paint a yantra and will learn a mantra, containing bidj sounds, which will encourage optimum receptivity to the energies of each planet. A basic overview of Indian numerology will be covered to help students have a better understanding of the qualities of the planets and how to know the influence of the numbers and planets on one’s life. Mini all levels yoga sessions sprinkled throughout the weekend led by Kelley Boyd. All levels welcome. Painting and drawing experience not needed. Please wear clothes for yoga. You may want to bring an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothing during the times you are painting your yantra.
About Mavis - Based in High Falls, NY, Mavis Gewant is celebrated as a sacred artist, mother, educator and doula. Mavis studied the ancient techniques of yantra and silk deity painting with the late Tantric Master Shri Harish Johari, serving as his personal assistant for over twenty years. Mavis is one of the few persons in the U.S. with over two decades training in this Sacred Art who was requested to teach this knowledge by her teacher.
Supplies list: #H pencil, eraser, ruler with inches and cm Watercolor paper, can get a pad, cold pressed, 10x14 or 11 x 15 or 9x12. They also sell large sheets which can be cut in half.
A set of gouache paints plus gold and silver
Watercolor brushes sizes: #00, #1 #3