Labyrinth & Mandala Mindfulness Playshop
$20 per person, for ages 16+
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
In Pilgrim Hall at Creative Arts
Come explore this fun and unique mindfulness experience as we create personal tabletop labyrinths and mandalas together. You’ll practice bringing your attention to the present moment by building designs using a variety of materials such as stones, beads, and other small items.
Some materials will be provided, but you are also invited to bring items as well, for your own use or to share. These are temporary constructions, so all materials will be returned. Labyrinths and mandalas may be photographed to preserve the memory, but this is ephemeral art and, just as with Tibetan sand mandalas, releasing the design is part of the process.
Scientific research has shown that meditative activities have significant long-term health benefits. Mindful awareness of the present moment can reduce stress, tension, and anxiety, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and encourage relaxation and insightful introspection. This practice of sinking into the experience of creating and connecting with the geometric patterns of labyrinths and mandalas is a wonderful mindfulness tool.
Please arrive 15 minutes early so we may start on time.
Yadina Clark, MFA
Dee earned a Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia (interdisciplinary arts) from the University of Maine and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in music, psychology, and peace studies. She is an experienced educator, composer, performer, and artist. She has taught children, teens, and adults privately and through various arts programs, played and sung in many churches, and performed as a guest pianist with the University of Maine Percussion Ensemble. Dee has also been involved in choral music for many years as a vocalist and conductor including as an oratorio soloist, a member of VoXX: Voice of Twenty, and Chorus Master for Maine Grand Opera.
Katrina Piehler, MEd