Melissa offers classes, workshops, and retreats throughout the year at a variety of locations around the world. Below is a list of her current and future Zoom and in-person offerings.
Yantras are geometric centering instruments. They are used to awaken the energy of various planets and deities, allowing us to make contact with our inner being. This compelling, creative form of meditation has been used for centuries as a tool for awakening latent potentials. During this workshop, you will activate and harmonize the left and right hemispheres of the brain; using the proper colors and the mantra to enliven the Yantra.
August 20th, Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
She dances the cosmic dance, which unfolds on the plane of the human soul, and is responsible for destroying those aspects of one's character that stand in the way of finding one's true identity.
Left is a beautiful image of Kali's Yantra, a symbol that is used as a meditation tool to achieve a state where all illusions are ultimately destroyed, and we reach a point of pure consciousness.
A mantra is used to invoke the power of the Hindu goddess Kali. She is a Mahavidyas, one of ten tantric goddesses who each form a different aspect of the mother goddess Parvati. The workshop includes meditation, chanting, and coloring.
Mantra and Yantra = Tantra
Preparations: The stencil (printed, traced, or drawn ahead of time) and a set of colored pencils or paints (including gold, if you have it).
This class is offered through Heart of Yoga Studio. Please use link to sign up.
Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. June 28 – July 19
Pre-registration is required.
This class is designed to offer you an interdisciplinary experience combining gentle movement and breath practice into drawing the Mandala, both of which hold centuries of insights for health and creativity. Each class will begin with Melissa’s guidance for breath centered movement and the practice of resting in oneself, bringing awareness and calm. This will lead into exploring the mystery of Numerology and drawing your own Mandala. Discover the colors, shapes and light associated with each number as a reflection of yourself. Drawing and applying colors to your own Mandala infuses it with your energy. Take your Mandala home and place it appropriately as a creative and visual guide.
Art supplies to bring: ruler, compass, pencil, sheet of watercolor paper,favorite colors (pencils, watercolor, gouache). If you plan to paint, bring brushes and a palate.