Paint Your Way to Healing, PROSPERITY & ABUNDANCE
Are you looking for a creative way to achieve FOCUS, CLARITY, & RELAXATION, while deepening your INTUITION and developing a SACRED CREATIVE PRACTICE?
Learn how to use art-making as a vehicle for self-expression and healing by tapping into your creative, intuitive wisdom.
Your CREATIVE Journey
Three Weeks of Creative Goodness for Your Soul
During these online creative coaching sessions, you will receive step-by-step guidance to complete your very own unique Mandala painting. Upon registration, you will have immediate access to the Pre-Assignment, so that you can prepare for your three-week creative journey! Everything will take place in a safe and private online membership site. As a gentle reminder, everything is self-paced, and you will have the option to download material before our sessions together end.
During our three weeks together, I will greet you with:
- Fun & Relaxing Creative Warm-Up Exercises to break the ice
- Video Painting Demonstrations, broken down in simplified easy-to-do steps
- PDF worksheets to help guide and inspire along the way
- Creative Journal Prompts for reflection and insights
IMMEDIATE ACCESS – Pre-Assignment: Preparation & Art Supplies | Creating Sacred Time & Sacred Space
Week 1: Playing with Colors – Experiment w/Paint & Texture | Foundation Layers
Week 2: Outlining Your Mandala – Design, Create & Meditate
Week 3: Completing Your Mandala
Week 4 - BONUS LESSON: Connect w/Mother Earth and create a Mandala Earth Art Installation
Your Heart-Centered Creation
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mandalas are a form of sacred geometry whose patterns could be found in natural forms, like flowers, snowflakes, nautical shells, and honeycombs. Mandalas have been used for centuries, in some sort of form or fashion, by different cultures and religions throughout the world. It is represented by a circle, which is a symbol for life, and the creation of mandalas have been used as a form of meditation, ritual, healing, inspiration, and self-expression.
You will create your very own unique mandala painting, using an easy step-by-step process. You will also explore the benefits of meditation and relaxation, while exercising your creative mind and embracing present moment awareness.
At the end, you will have designed a unique mandala design that is yours to keep!
NO ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
“THE WAY IS NOT IN THE SKY. THE WAY IS IN THE HEART.” – BUDDHA
Can’t draw a stick? I’m here to help. Not only will I help you draw a stick, I am here to remind you that we all have a birth right to creative expression, whether it’s a fancy stick or a not-so-fancy stick. I would like you to think of our sessions together more as journey into the creative process itself, rather than producing a piece of artwork that will blow the minds of worldly art collectors.
That’s the wonderful part about creating mandalas. You are creating a unique design, step-by-step, and it’s for your intentions and for your eyes only (of course, I’d love to see your progress, if you are willing to share). Think of it as a really fancy circle doodle.That’s it!
Each week, you will be greeted with creative warm-up exercises, to help get past those initial fears and doubts, and then, I will show you how paint your layers, in simple steps from start to finish, little by little. The fun part, is that you will get to create your mandala design in your own unique way.
AT THE END OF OUR SESSIONS TOGETHER, YOU WILL:
- have the knowledge of how to do a basic painting from start to finish
- have the basic tools needed to pick up your paint brush and paint anytime you want to
- have the courage to get past doubt, fear, judgement and resistance
- have gained creative confidence and learn how to use art making as a form of relaxation and meditation
- know how to use the power of intention to create positive changes in your life
- have created a piece of art work that is both beautiful and meaningful
BENEFITS OF CREATING MANDALAS
- Creates a sense of calm and present moment awareness
- Induces feelings of tranquility and peace
- Reduces stress and lowers blood pressure
- Boosts immune system
- Promotes sleep
- Eases depression
- It is grounding and centering
- Increases concentration
- Stimulates creative thinking
- Enhances problem-solving abilities
- Allows you to connect with your intuitive wisdom
- Allows you re-connect within after suffering from burn-out
- Assists with overcoming obstacles or blocks
- Aligns mind, heart, and spirit
- Creates deep contentment and a sense of well-being
- Helps to cope with illnesses
- Helps to gain new perspective on life and creates a sense of balance
- Creates harmony and enlightenment
I CAN'T FIND THE LOCATION. WHERE IS THIS ALL HAPPENING?
Everything is online, so you can paint from the comfort of your own home or studio (and I've even had participants who were travelling while they painted!)
WHAT KIND OF ART SUPPLIES DO I NEED?
I will provide a more detailed materials list, as well as, a preparation video once you are registered. Here are the basics: you will need a square canvas (20" x 20" or larger), paint brushes, and acrylic paints. I will also provide creative journal prompts and creative warm-up exercises, so if you have a journal or sketchbook handy, that would be superb.
DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT WHEN THE CLASSES ARE RELEASED?
All videos are pre-recorded. Everything is self-paced, so you'll have access to each lesson after it is released, and you can watch the videos whenever it is convenient for you.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET BEHIND? WILL I STILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE AFTER THE PROGRAM IS OVER?
Please, carve out creative time for YOU. Treat it as a beautiful gift to yourself and plan on scheduling about 2-4 hours a week to work on your painting, creative excercises, and journaling. If you get behind, just breathe...it's allll good. As a participant, you will have lifetime access to the course (subject to change), and you will have an opportunity to download the course materials, before I take it down to get ready for the following round.
IS THIS A SELF-PACED COURSE OR WILL THERE BE A HUGE GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS?
This is a self-paced course. That said, I typically run a LIVE virtual version of this Mandala Meditations painting program once or twice a year (once during Chinese New Year and again at the Solstice), where we meet in circle with other artists to paint. As a lifetime member, you will recieve an invitation to any future virtual LIVE events, where we could create together in creative sisterhood.
COULD I REQUEST 1-ON-1 TIME?
If you would like some 1-on-1 time, I have limited seats for private VIP coaching sessions, as described below. This is where I help you take the creative process from your canvas and extend your creative wisdom and intuition out into your life.
HOW DO THE VIP 1-ON-1 ZEN COACHING SESSIONS WORK? DO I BRING MY PAINT BRUSHES OR DO WE DIG DEEPER THAN THAT?
The VIP 1-on-1 Coaching Session is an opportunity to explore desires, creative blocks, and ways to find support to manifest your dreams.
I will have you fill out a worksheet/questionnaire before our first appointment, so that I have an idea of what areas in your life you'd like to focus on. So, no paint brushes during our time together, just an open heart and the willingness to create change in your life. For each session, you will walk away with positive affirmations that you could record in your journal, as well as, empowering action steps to take for the week.
We will explore your core desires and what creative blocks and obstacles are preventing you from getting what you want. We will also explore the steps you could take toward fulfilling those desires in ONE specific area of your life, such as:
- Your Bigger Purpose/Connection to Spirit
Although these coaching sessions are exploratory, to truly benefit from the coaching sessions, we will take a deeper look into what obstacles are preventing you from following your desires, identifying limiting beliefs and allowing yourself to receive the things you want in your life. It also includes taking action, moving forward, and finding a support network to help you with accountability and follow-through. As part of the client/coaching agreement and for your success, it is recommended that coaching sessions be scheduled within 28 days from start of program.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused or stuck, my job during these coaching sessions is to help you clearly identify where you need help in specific areas and help you move forward past the fears and doubts by gaining focus, clarity, and taking empowered action. And, of course, I talk about how tapping into your creativity could help you with these things in a FUN and engaging way!!
I WORK ODD HOURS/LIVE HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD. WHEN DO YOU USUALLY SCHEDULE 1-ON-1 CLIENT SESSIONS?
If you sign up for a VIP 1-on-1 ZEN Coaching Session, I will contact you to schedule our first appointment to see when we could both find a mutual time to meet. I live in California (Pacific Time) and I typically schedule client meetings weekdays from the hours of 9am-5pm (Pacific Time).
WHAT'S YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?
If you know me well, you probably know how much I LOVE teaching art and sharing the creative process with others. I have poured my heart and soul into this program, and I hope you'll enjoy painting mandalas, as much as I do.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 10 days into the course, I will fully refund the cost of your order, less a $15 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.
Thank you for understanding, and I really do hope that you'll join me and stay on board until the end!!
THIS LOOKS FANTASTIC, BUT IT'S SOMETHING I CAN'T FIT IT INTO MY SCHEDULE RIGHT NOW. COULD I PURCHASE IT ANOTHER TIME?
As much as I love creating courses, I do allow my programs to evolve as the years go by, especially as the needs of my clientele change. I cannot guarantee that Mandala Meditations will be available for eternity, nor can I guarantee it will be offered at the same price, because I occasionaly like to update the program according to participant feedback. Even though the program is self-paced, I do appreciate you carving time out for this program to put your full effort into it, because just like life, you get out of it what you put into it.
That said, I want you to be 100% ready and fully committed to your creative journey, because this program is more than putting a beautiful finished painting on your wall --- I give you a safe space to delve deep and explore how you can set your intentions to create profound changes in your life, using the canvas as a reflection of your life. If now is not the right time, I totally understand and would rather you dive in with both feet to get the best results, meaning, you will get your hair wet (and I promise to keep it fun and light-hearted at the same time!). I do hope you join me today!
LOVE & PRAISE
“I LOVE HOW YOU GAVE THE TECHNICAL GUIDANCE BUT ALSO LEFT SPACE FOR THINGS TO EVOLVE NATURALLY.
You created a space where your tools enhanced my creativity. Brilliant. Plus, your voice and presence were soothing, non-intimidating and really fun to watch. I feel like I put some great tools in my pocket in terms of approaching HOW to start and complete a mandala. I’ve drawn them before, mostly with pen. Now I have the confidence of going step-by-step to create the vision I see in my mind.
I feel more open to experimenting with my art and in other areas. I will definitely paint more, which is – for me – a great self-care habit. Your coaching is easy to follow, backed by your talent, inspiring. I really enjoyed it.”
Divine Self-Care Mentor & Strategist
“When I was taking Mandala Meditations, it was during the period of time not knowing which direction I should go for my business.
This program helped me slow down my mind and return to the center of myself. I saw my fears and the uncomfortable zones in both my painting and the business. During the last week of class, I did a digital cleanse and made my decision to restructure my business. It was a wise decision. Desiree is a patient and calm teacher. She is the perfect coach to guide people who don’t have art or spiritual experience. I learned how the arts can heal and learned how to use Mandala paintings to reveal fears and blind spots. I also met wonderful women in this group who supported and encouraged each other. We were able to express and share our emotions with each other through the painting process. I really enjoyed this class! The results were more than I expected, and now I know how to use art to transform my thoughts. Thank you Desiree!”
Business Financial Consultant/Intuitive Money Healer
“I was somewhat concerned that my clients with more impaired language would not be able to participate, but they felt no pressure and really enjoyed Desiree’s ability to make the tasks manageable and enjoyable.
Participating in these creative coaching sessions helped increase their awareness of creative opportunities and increased use of non-language based thinking. After our sessions, one client sought other creative opportunities – art classes in town; others want to do more and have been thinking about other opportunities.
Desiree was well prepared and organized and provided coaching in optimal chunks – never too overwhelming. She has a wonderful teaching style with a great blend of verbal teaching and demonstrations.”
Catherine Off, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
The University of Montana
Assistant Professor – Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Clinical Director – The UM RiteCare Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
“This is a creative experience that everybody should have at least once in their lives.
It changed my perception of art. It changed my approach to creation with less self doubt and more joy. I recommend this course to anyone that is looking to unlock the muse, the creative “duende”; that energy that we all so often hide and repress with the fear of being judged. Desiree is a fantastic guide. She has managed to create a fantastic combination of arts and meditation, and her presence is soft and gentle, but at the same time focused and professional. I strongly recommend her guidance, you will learn much more than painting.”
Rakel Sosa, Pranayama Breath Work/Blooming Together
STARTED PAINTING AGAIN AND I’M KIND OF IN LOVE WITH IT I CALL THIS ONE: “AMPLIFY YOUR LOVE”.
“Miracles come from love, are created by love, and are magnetized to you through love… If you are willing to open your heart, to love yourself and others, life will always be a miracle.” - Sanaya Roman.
What I love about painting:
- It relaxes me
- It opens up the right side of my brain
- My creativity is unleashed
- My emotions get fully expressed and released on the canvas
- It makes my heart so freaking full and happy
If you’d like to learn how to paint or get back into it, check out Desiree’s course, Mandala Meditations. IT IS SO GOOD!!! Desiree is the sweetest soul and she taught me so much about being gentle with myself, trusting my intuition, and allowing painting to be my form of meditation. It truly does wonders for my heart and soul! Thank you girl!!!
Alicia ying, Actress | Writer | Producer
READY TO PLAY? GRAB YOUR PAINT BRUSHES & SIGN UP BELOW:
$125 Mandala Meditations Program: A 3-Week Painting Journey (Payment plan available)
- Immediate Access to Preparation Videos
- Weekly Access to Demonstration Videos
- Mandala Meditations Worksheets
- Weekly Creative Journal Prompts
- Weekly Creative Warm-up Exercises
IF YOU KNOW ME WELL, YOU KNOW HOW MUCH OF A SOFT SPOT I HAVE IN MY HEART FOR GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS. IN HONOR OF GIVING BACK, 10% OF PROCEEDS FROM DESIREE EAST STUDIOS WILL GO TOWARD NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE DOING GOOD IN THIS WORLD.
IT'S A WIN-WIN-WIN FOR ALL OF US. JUST THINK, WITH EVERY CREATIVE ENDEAVOR THAT WE EXPLORE TOGETHER AS CREATIVE SOUL ADVENTURERS, OUR SOULFUL, ARTISTIC ENERGY WILL FURTHER ENHANCE THE LIVES OF OTHERS IN MEANINGFUL WAYS. THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THIS HEALING, HEART-CENTERED, CREATIVE ENERGY OF LIFE!!