Mandalas & Kirtan - A High Vibrational Evening of Healing
Mandalas for Healing - with Catherine Thomas
All materials will be supplied and are included in your ticket purchase.
In this one hour class, participants will experience how the arts can be used as a tool for healing and personal development and will create a personal take home mandala that can be used as a source of peace and tranquility in their daily lives.
The creation of a mandala is not just therapeutic, it is a symbolic reflection of your inner self at the time of creation, based upon the shapes and colors you use to create it. Inspiration is garnered by your instincts and feelings which will guide you through the creative process. What you end up with will be a snapshot of yourself as you are while creating the mandala. Whatever feelings and emotions being experienced will be demonstrated in your mandala.
As with most art therapy, the final product is not your destination…the journey is what matters. When you reach your destination, you will have a beautiful representation of something meaningful and personal…a representation of you, for a brief moment in time, as expressed through your mandala.
Catherine Thomas is an artist and expressive arts facilitator based out of St. Petersburg, FL. She currently works at Moffitt Cancer Center as an Artist in Residence offering healing arts sessions to patients, their friends & family members, caregivers & staff. In addition to her work at Moffitt, Cat offers classes, workshops and one on one personalized healing arts coaching sessions to people throughout the Tampa Bay area. It is her hope to inspire and encourage others to use the arts as a way of healing and self-discovery.
Kirtan: The Bhakti Yoga of Chanting Mantras - with Lindy Romez
Kirtan is a very simple & powerful way to meditate. It’s effortless & joyful as you flow with the melody & rhythm. The beauty about a Kirtan “concert” is there is no separation between the one who leads the “concert” and those attending. United, both the performer(s) & the concert-goers create the experience together.
Lindy leads chants both in Sanskrit and Punjabi; sacred languages used in kirtans all over the world. Without words to distract the mind, these ancient chants contain powerful, renewing & transformative energy that helps reconnect with the Divinity that resides within all of us.
The magic of the chants then carry you within, becoming completely immersed in the sound.
Although singing is the heart of kirtan, no one cares what you sound like. At a kirtan concert all voices merge together without ego to become One Voice.
Kirtan is a means of finding our way back to the core of our Being, to our heart, and to our connection with each other and the divine.
Lindy Romez is a Certified Sound Healer, Yoga & Meditation Instructor, and Reiki Master. Her passion for yoga and sound healing came after she experienced a car accident in 2000 that left her with a neck injury and paralysis down both arms. As a professional musician this was not only crippling but also devastating. Her journey into her physical recovery led her to study in India where she discovered the healing properties of sound, vibration and harmony. Being a Veteran, Lindy has been able to help other Vets with PTSD and anxiety through Tibetan Sound Bowl Healing, Reiki, Yoga and Meditation.