Mandalas 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

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

 The planets have been observed for thousands of years and watched how they manipulate the human spirit. Astrology has cognized that the energy of the planets affects our lives and understood the energy can be directed to improve our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Mandalas, sacred spherical energy patterns reflect our inner nature. Using the Vedic Square, 9 x 9 table, an ancient number grid, an infinite number of patterns are created based on numbers associated with the planets. By working with specific colors and mantras, this meditative drawing and painting practice will connect us to the deeper energies of the planets. An overview of Indian numerology will offer an appreciation of the qualities of the planets and how the numbers and planets have an influence on us.

May 5th  2-5pm 
In this workshop you will learn the role of colors and planets, how to use the Vedic square to create Mandalas, how to make Mandala based on your personal numerology, your birthday, determining the Psychic and Destiny numbers, to receive maximum benefit and harmony with the planet and the recitation of the Planetary Bidj Mantras, that correspond to your numbers and planets.
Art supply list
Compass, ruler, protractor, H & #2, & #4B pencils, 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper (can be in larger sheet or a pad, 10x14, 11x15); set of gouache paints, gold and silver or colored pencils; brushes # 00, 1, 3, & 5. Water container, tracing paper, & palate. If you don’t want to paint bring color pencils.

Chakra class

May 11th 5:30-7:00

This class includes a visual presentation and a practice..


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 @

$390 double occupancy

$440 single occupancy

Nov. 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.