Our practice of Sacred Art painting will start with a short meditation. Then you will be led into the creative process of Yantra drawing & painting. We will learn the meaning of the different parts that make up the Gayatri Yantra. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness.
Do I have to be an artist to take this class?
You definitely do not need to define yourself as an artist to attend this workshop. Chanti is familiar with welcoming students of all artistic abilities into her classes. She will show you how to create a yantra using accessible methods and tools. The creation process itself is a meditation.
Gayatri is seen and experienced during sunrise and sunset, a sacred time of ambiguity and power when her mantra is sung. Gayatri is the Goddess of collective wisdom and is honored as the light of learning. She protects us as we aspire towards deep inquiry for Self-realization. Creating the Gayatri Yantra illuminates our path on that inner journey.
Hosted by Grateful Yoga in Evenston IL
Cost: $149 for 9 hours. Additional materials fee of $10 to be paid directly to Chanti on the day of the workshop. Grateful Yoga members receive 15% off. Some partial scholarships are available for those in financial need- just ask!
Friday, Feb 22 Kirtan with Yoli, Chanti & Lela by donation (optional)
We will discuss and chant Gayatri Mantra and more.
Saturday, Feb 23, 2-6:30p Gayatri Yantra Mythology & Construction
Sunday, Feb 24, 2-6:30p Gayatri Yantra Painting & Closing circle
The yantra construction will take place over the course of two days interspersed with time for chanting and meditation practices. Snacks and tea will be provided.