​Yantra by Melissa forbes


ARTalks @

ASCC 2018

regional juried art exhibition and discussion series

Art School of Columbia County

1198 Rt 21 C  Ghent NY  March 15- May 5, 2018

reception Saturday April 14  5:00-7:00 pm    refreshments served  artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org

ARTalks discussion & receptions Sundays 2-4 pm

April 8  Movement: Melissa Forbes & Cheryl Horning

April 22 Migration: Barbara Masterson & Dan Taulapapa Mcmullin


CHAKRAS ~ The Path of Transformation


2 Union St, Sparkill, NY  www.UACNY.COM

opening January 28th 4-6pm 

Exhibition Runs Through June 2018

Mandala class to be offered in June plus Chakra class!

Check back with us for dates...........


Friday August 10, 4pm- Sunday August 12 3pm

Wiawaka Center for Women , Lake George NY

This retreat includes lauren's Embodying the Goddess Yoga, an Empowered Communication PlayShop with Meg Affonso, Partner Thai Yoga Massage Workshop with Ananda Kathryn, Yantra Painting with Melissa Forbes, Divine Feminine Circle time with shaman and healer Shari Parslow.

All the amenities of Wiawaka:

Cozy, comfortable rooms, Spa options, Delicious meals, Swimming

Register today @ www.laurenjaytoolin.com

$390 double occupancy

$440 single occupancy

June 2018

4:00-5:30 PM

Supersoul, Chatham, NY

The Secrets of Mantra and Yantra

Ganesh: Lord of the People, Remover of Obstacles

Is Meditation difficult for you? Do you find it hard to keep the mind focused? Want to awaken renewed energy of life? 

Learn the secrets of a living tradition as we explore mantra (sacred sound) and yantra (visual patterns aiding meditation) to awaken our innate intelligence & inner power. In this workshop, we will be exploring

methods of concentration, meditation, & breath as we invoke the remover of obstacles, Lord Ganesh. His mantra will be taught as we move in asana, to help us tune into the symbolic meaning & feeling created by sacred sound. Then using the art of mandala, or sacred patterns, we will direct & awaken inner focus, accessing our inherent power. Finally, central channel breathing (Bhuta Suddhi) will ground us to integrate & strengthen what we've learned, giving our practice meaning and direction.​

This class includes a visual presentation, and a practice.

No experience necessary.

$25 per class or sign up online early and get the discount of $20 per class.