Anyone can enjoy the benefits of creating art. No knowledge or prior skills surrounding art is required to start. Switch off any negative influences and embrace your inner creative voice.
Our main purpose is to encourage everyone to express and connect with their inner world.
We strongly believe that art and yoga are vehicles for meditation and self-connection that can help us to be steady and centered. They are an active training of the mind that increases awareness, acceptance of feelings and thoughts without judgement and helps to relax body and mind. Here at Art Yoga, we support true self-expression which enables us to connect with one another on a non-verbal level.
The aim of using creative intuitive art and mindfulness practice is to allow yourself to express creativity in a playful way. You will be able to connect with your feelings, emotions and thoughts and release and let go of any worry, fear or blockage that stop you from achieving goals in your life.
Benefits and Outcomes
Art and yoga give us strength and the courage to reconnect with our inner space as we reach a new state of consciousness where our monkey-mind finds space and can keep quiet.
MANA ATUA Well-being
Emotional wellbeing is nurtured using a variety of therapeutic Art exercises.
Negativity, worries and traumas, are released overcoming limiting beliefs.
MANA WHENUA Belonging
Connecting links with nature and community are affirmed and extended.
Confidence and a sense of belonging is strengthened, defining our sense of selfhood.
MANA TANGATA Contribution
There are equitable opportunities for learning, irrespective of gender, ability, age, ethnicity and background.
Learn to not to judge their final product and support others in the same process.
MANA REO Communication
1. Develop non-verbal communication skills for a range of purposes. 2. Discover different ways to be creative and expressive.
1. Become increasingly capable of using art as a tool to express feelings and thoughts learning to let go and move forward. Turning painful moments into something beautiful. 2. Give meaning to certain aspects of our lives that would otherwise stay invisible or abstract.
MANA AOTŪROA Exploration
Gain confidence and control of their bodies and minds.
Through different strategies and activities during the class confidence is gained in exploring new ways of expressing creativity.
Return to your True Self.
• Improve self-esteem and self-acceptance • Stress and anxiety reduction • Address trauma related issue • Increase sense of self-awareness
Thanks to all the grown ups who have supported and believed in us and in this project.