Art and yoga are intrinsically connected. These two expressions unite the soul with spirit; an exploration of the known and unknown; understanding of the mystical and rational; a bridge between our inner and outer worlds.
Yoga is a science that provides us with the structure and discipline to live our healthiest and happiest lives. Art, like yoga, is a tool with its own systematic approach that encourages intuition, openness, and endurance.
As human beings our divinity lies in our creativity. However, often we disregard this part of ourselves as less than important. We each have a unique expression of self that is waiting to shine. By engaging in a healthy practice like ART & YOGA we begin to learn and see ourselves from a new perspective that we may have otherwise overlooked. The soul naturally craves beautiful imagery like the the wonder we have for a newly blossomed rose. Similarly, by creatively expressing your inner most experience, you invite innocence, imagination and play into your life, which in turn, allows for grace and healing.
ART & YOGA is inspired by Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, author of Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life. The practice of ART & YOGA includes teachings from the tradition of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Before, during, or after a kriya, pranayam, or meditation there will be a specific creative art exercise. This interactive experience supports deeper understanding and integration of our individual yoga and meditation practice. As yoga was originally intended, the sharing of our unique contemplative and artistic expressions bring together community in way that uplifts the collective consciousness.
Art supplies will be provided. You can bring your own colored pencils, crayons, or sketch/ notebook if you feel inspired to. No previous yoga or art experience necessary!