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Mandalas: From Isolation to Integration

This 6 session class offers unique activities and lessons designed to integrate and contain the fragmented parts of our lives and consciousness within the framework of a mandala as the archetype of wholeness. 

Follow a mandala path to wholeness

No art "skills" are required or even relevant. This class is about integration and wholeness. It is ideal for anyone who seeks their: life purpose or soul's calling; a deeper relationship to themselves, others, and their soul; a connection to the unity that underlies reality; and an abiding love that comes from realizing that you indwell an animate or ensouled cosmos. This is not a superficial path for the feint of hear but one of deep transformation and healing.

6 Sessions, Weeks, & Stepping Stones:

Each step and week takes you deeper into yourself, life, and the Self:
  • Introduction to the power of mandalas 
  • Center & create a mandala journal & altar
  • Embody & align through the chakras
  • Heal unconscious wounds 
  • Remember forgotten parts
  • Create a mandala Self-portrait

Claim your POWER

Offering a circuitous path and a form to contain your process, the mandala is an archetypal image that emerges in times of disorder and disharmony to create order and harmony in our life and world. 

"The mandala symbolizes, by its central point, the ultimate unity of all archetypes."  C G Jung
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What people are saying . . . 

This course helps you find your center. As Jung said: "I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, of steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point--namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation. I know that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self had attained what was for me the ultimate." 
I really feel that you have made such a huge contribution to our souls, to our artistic creative selves. . . You have created a furthering of  pathways for us to look at the artist, the archetypal artist, and give us a place where we can have soul. I would like to have a lot more Jungian work like this.
Fanny Brewster, MFA, PhD, analyst, artist, educator,, and author
Heather is a masterful educator on how to heal and grow through art. Her presence is open, kind, wise and playful. She is skilled at creating an amazing and safe container for individuals to explore, go deep and have meaningful transformative experiences while guided by her.
Mary Gibbons, MD, physician & philanthropist
Heather is an exceptional teacher and group facilitator, as well as a beautifully soulful artist and person. She is gifted in leading persons in learning how art evokes the soul while also guiding them into creative exploration of their own inner images. 
Kristen Williams, PhD,
Heather clearly brought scholarship and art together to achieve a transcendent function in a really beautiful way.
Jennifer Leigh Selig, PhD,  author & speak
You and the work you are doing are an inspiration.
Susan Rowland, PhD,  
Heather is a creative genius, making artists feel safe to explore and create.
Victoria Christiansen, MFA, MSW, therapist 

Heather & Mandalas

A well-warn path 

I have created mandalas as a healing form for over 30 years, walking this path to integrate lost memories and parts of myself and life. Beginning with simple forms, I integrated the symmetry of the mandala in my art and life in new and evolving ways.

Nature & Creativity

A way to co-create

 Over the past decade I have created more and more nature-based mandalas as a form of earth prayer. This practice is integrate in this course, offering a chance to collaborate and co-create with nature using found objects as a form of gratitude for the natural world.

Mandala Introduction

Session 1

An introduction to the mandala as a powerful personal and archetypal tool.

Centering Mandala

Session 2

An activity to center ourselves in the Self and return to our core power and soul.

Embodied Mandala

Session 3

A sharing circle to close the weekend 

Nature Mandala

Session 4

A visual introduction to Jung's method 

Mandala Portrait

Session 5

An experiential walk through the path 

Self Mandala

Session 6

A mandala of your life and Self.  

If you need support, reach out to Heather.

Why create a mandala?

Mandalas center, integrate, heal, and empower you and your life. They protect, support, and hold you within yourself and community.

Your eye is a mandala too

Through the course you will identify and understand the way that mandalas are all around and in you. 
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This is creative play


Darkness in the depths

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” C G Jung  

Journeying from darkness to light

“When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.” Joseph Campbell
This weekend retreat is scheduled in the evening to align to the darkness, harnessing the power of dreams and the mysterious unknown. While this course digs deep into the archetypal substrata that provides rich nutrients for our growth, it (like all Soul of Creativity offerings) is rooted in the psychology we share: soul. So, on its deepest level, this is about establishing and 

Continue with a mandala journal . . . 

Create a journal like Jung when he served in WWI as medic or others before. 
"My mandalas were cryptograms concerning the state of the self which was presented to me anew each day." Jung