Traditionally coming from Yoga, Yantra are sacred geometrical designs used for meditative, devotional and contemplative practice. I offer 1-1 and small group Yantra and Soul Plan Yantra meditative drawing sessions. Currently these take place, primarily, via zoom.
ARE MANDALA AND YANTRA THE SAME?
Mandala represent the expression of a creative process whilst Yantra represent the force within, or principle behind the process. An example is the human life. My life and your life are mandala - expressions of being human. The DNA that is within every cell of my being and of your being, the core principles that make us who we are - these are the Yantra.
Within Yoga, the Hindu deities are represented as Yantra with uniquely different geometric designs. As such each deity draws forth particular energies within us, when both creating a Yantra and when working with them as a meditative and devotional tool. For me each deity symbolises different aspects of being human; aspects to be honoured within and aspired to.
To honour and respect these divine parts which are within each and every one of us, it is important to set an intention when starting the Yantra creating process. One way to do this is set a space of quiet contemplation and inwardly work with Yantra specific mantras. The process, therefore, is meditative and focused, building energy within oneself and the Yantra which, in itself, becomes very much alive and a focal point to remember divine qualities within ourselves.
I love the formal structure of drawing yantra; the concentration needed and reliance on accurate measuring with compass, pencil and ruler. The whole process is also a great teacher, just like the practice of yoga.
I offer 1-1 and small group Yantra drawing workshops currently via zoom.
The workshops are usually 4 hours in length, beginning with a short meditation to centre our intention and honour the process. I then guide you, step by step, through the drawing process, with breaks. You are encouraged to inwardly repeat a mantra during our time together and gently notice what thoughts may arise. These moments are opportunities to realise you are not your thoughts and therefore creates a space to explore your inner makeup more clearly. This is liberating and a wonderful process to explore together in a safe space. You also end up with a lovely pencil drawn Yantra, to be coloured in or painted at a later date.
My main intention is in sharing a wonderful process with people so please do still get in touch if you feel drawn to Yantra, but put off by cost.
Usual cost - £48 per workshop
CONTACT me to book a 1-1 or find out when the next zoom group workshop is