De-stress, Make New, and Regenerate Through Yoga & Art
Located on Frederiksted's Estate Mt. Washington Nature Preserve surrounded by the labyrinth and the rainforest, my Art and Yoga Studio offers you a truly unique opportunity for "VIUnscripted" time and space. Mesh your mind, body, and heart with the beauty of this tranquil valley, while discovering more about your personal creative potential through Kundalini yoga and art. This yoga takes you through a series of postures that opens your chakras, guides your creative energy, keeps your body strong and supple, enhances mental focus, promotes relaxation, and encourages patience. The art classes will further de-stress you with gentle challenges for finding that part of SELF which empowers the ability to make new, regenerate, and put all things into a fresh perspective.
My yoga classes are held every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM in the restored animal stables in Estate Mt. Washington's ruins. Ialso teach on Wednesday nights at the Sunsu Dojo in Little Princesse and on Monday nights at Flex Gym in Golden Rock.
Every third Saturday of the month, a no charge yoga session accompanies those who join the two-hour art class ($20). The art class entertains beginners and accomplished artists, inviting each one to explore the connection between their inner and outer worlds. The very act of being creative, of actualizing one's creative potential, opens a dialogue with the Higher Self that reveals pathways and affirms decision-making. The various assignments are designed to begin that dialogue and provoke actualization of that dialogue through visual communication. If we can learn to create on paper, we can learn to create in life, thus enabling the ability to change thought, attitude, and behavior patterns. Understanding that we ourselves are the source and creator of the experiences of our life can help to set fire to our motivation as well as eliminate stress.
These are the times that try men's souls. There are so many situations today that cause us to have stressful moments, stressful days. We do not have power over the problems that confront us daily, but we do have an internal power that allows us to find the tenacity to manage stressful situations with grace and wisdom. Every time we experience this internal power, it strengthens our sense of self and widens our vision of what is possible in order to find new paradigms that will replace those beginning to crumble. When chaos and change knock at our doors, it will be our creativity that will allow us to find necessary alternative life change solutions. Our modern journey is now calling us to self-reflection and a softening towards others and ourselves. As Mahatma Gandhi advised us so long ago, if we want to see change in the world, we must be that change. Art and yoga are priceless gifts that enable us to do just that! Yes, YOU truly are a creative person! Yes, YOU can create! Set aside regular opportunities in your life to practice opening your being and to learn techniques of expression that will reveal new found concepts and experiences. Explore ways to alter your daily patterns and allow your higher self, your inner star, to radiate. Create! It is your birthright!
Cindy Male is a thirty-two year resident on St. Croix, working as a fine and commissioned artist. She has taught kindergarten through college classes and has been a practitioner of yoga for forty-two years. Cindy Male Art and Yoga Studio is the setting for private and group art and yoga classes. Cindy has taught creativity development to adults through HR departments of various businesses, through educational systems, art centers, and through hospitals, including the Deepak Chopra Cancer Center. At the Mt. Washington location, she also offers up her original applied art designs in "Be the Change" performance apparel T-shirts, "Taino Labyrinth of Change" pendants, earrings, and bracelets, www.cindymale.com, "ZemiZen" clothing line www.zemizen.com, and "Earth Rhythm Light Reflectors www.illumiinatedfabricartforcandles.com (patented 2005). firstname.lastname@example.org 340-277-8651