Meditative Art

Meditative Art - Connect to the Self

Using drawing, painting and collage come and learn how to express your thoughts and feelings in a creative way

Using a blend of mindfulness and therapeutic art techniques this course will help you reduce stress and anxiety and develop new habits to reduce negative patterns of thinking and behaviours. You will finish this course with an improved self esteem, increased self-awareness and a reduction in negative thoughts and behaviours.

All materials are provided thanks to funding from Waitematā Local Board.

You don’t need to have any artistic talent! 

Dates 15th Feb – 22nd March, 2022
Time Tuesdays, 6 – 8:00pm
Location 4 Warnock St, Grey Lynn
Cost $60 – $120 sliding scale

Dinny and Giulia

Born and raised in two different Italian cities far from one another, but with a cultural journey in common. We, Dinny and Giulia, both studied Art in High School, focusing on the theory and practice of this field. The artistic and historical heritage of our Country influenced our personal expression of art through painting and drawing.

Our desire to step out of our comfort zone took us on a pilgrimage around the globe where we experienced different cultures and new challenges every day. It was during our trip that we got in contact with Yoga and we both decided to deepen our practice and knowledge through a Yoga Teacher Training. During our journey to New Zealand, the place where we met, we immediately clicked. Our shared love for art, nature and yoga brought us together. Our passions and interests combined allowed us to create new ideas and transform them into reality.

One of the definitions of the word yoga is union. Our vision of Art Yoga was born from our desire to deliver this notion. Combine the freedom of drawing with a meditation practice that connects body, mind, and soul in a creative way.

Feedback from previous participants:

“Dinny and Gulia are wonderful hosts. They lead the sessions in such an inclusive and empathetic manner. Their love and passion for humanity is evident and they make each session feel special.”

“Every session was an opportunity to learn more about myself and about finding creative safe ways to express and explore the many emotions inside. It has given me a programme of self care and a way of giving to myself that I had not considered before.”

“I love that you do not need to be arty or creative, that is not the purpose of these sessions, it is the process which matters, the ability to let go of your self critic and to allow yourself to be free to be you.”