Creative Arts , Yoga & Tai Chi for
Let the Beauty we love be what we do. -- Rumi
A former public school teacher, Carla holds a Master's Degree in Creativity in Literature and Art from UMass Boston and extensive post-graduate training in Anthroposophical Visual Arts and Art Therapy inspired by the spiritual research and color theories of Rudolf Steiner. Carla has been in private practice as an art therapist and has worked in the field of education, arts and humanities for over 30 years. In addition to teaching painting and drawing to Waldorf Teachers in training at Antioch New England Graduate School, Carla has been an arts consultant, therapist and workshop leader at schools and conferences across the country.
She first realized the healing
in plants and flowers through drawing and painting them, and was
to Flower essence preparation and consultation with the English
in Britain in 1985. Carla has since trained with the Flower Essence
in Nevada City, California, and for many years she has lectured
at hospitals, schools health and yoga centers , training health
and others interested in the use of flower essences for emotional and
Carla has also practiced yoga
for 30 years, and has benefited from the study of many styles of
yoga, dance, eurythmy, Alexander Technique , tai chi and Buddhist mindfulness
meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn. Teaching yoga now for 13 years, Carla is certified in the
Krishnamacharya lineage of yoga,
which values adapting yoga to the
individual needs of every student. She is certified in Tai Chi
instruction from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in
Santa Barbara, California .Carla is ordained as an Interfaith
Minister from the New
Seminary Center for Interfaith Studies in NYC. and the Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary in New Hampshire.
Painting Themes and
Carla Mattioli, M.A.
P.O. Box 777
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
(978) 546-8018 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TESTIMONIALS and RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR ART THERAPY, PAINTING CLASSES , FlOWER ESSENCES AND YOGA
with CARLA MATTIOLI, M.A.
Carla's classes are a truly transformative experience. Her approach to teaching is open, supportive and extremely thoughtful. Her great gift is an ability to engender an awareness of color as a living being, breathing through art.
Any student who is lucky enough to experience any of the classes will be amazed at how Carla can call forth the artist in us. One begins to see all of nature as the work of a Divine Artist, and when the classes have ended, one senses a new octave has been touched. R.C.
I have been deeply moved and inspired here, and have gained in self knowledge. L.D.
The course gave me completely
new insights into color- a new growth experience, long overdue.
Carla is a magnificent teacher, I appreciate her depth. D. O.
I took a painting class with Carla in October. My wife, Deidra, a teacher there, had given me a gift to take the class. The class was just wonderful. For days and days I couldn’t stop looking at the leaves and taking in the natural tapestry of fall – stopping several times to collect some beautiful leaves.You also inspired me to do a few paintings since the class. It has been such a great internal./ Spiritual little journey each time I paint – I just wanted to thank you for being the teacher that you were that day. God bless, J.B.
I cannot say enough about the
results of Carla's teaching, that I have felt both personally and have
witnessed in others.
Carla creates an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, a safe, stimulating environment which encourages people to reach their full creative potential. She enables people to explore the act of creation as a spiritual practice, as a way of awakening to their true nature and contacting the beauty and mystery of their lives." Psychotherapist
YOGA CLASS TESTIMONIAL
"This is the most extraordinarily subtle and powerful yoga I've ever taken. The first class I took with Carla I walked in with a lot of neck & shoulder pain and walked out feeling like I'd just been to my chiropractor. At this point I've taken over 70 classes with Carla, and every single time I leave feeling transformed both physically and mentally. Carla manages to seamlessly blend her gift for color and imagery with her clear instructions in a way that puts me in some sort of meditative state the whole time. I take a morning class -what a great way to start the day!"
MUSICIAN AND PIANO TEACHER
Class for Men Testimonial
"Carla has recognized the particular needs of men by organizing a special yoga class attuned to our potentials and sufferings. Some of us have worked in physical occupations, some not, but we have all accrued limitations to our wellbeing in movement. I am enjoying the fuller, more comfortable use of my body. With Carla's encouragement I'm even regaining some range of motion in injured areas of my neck and wrists. " M.R. STONEMASON AND ACTOR
Yoga Class Testimonial
"For many years my lower back was my achille's heel. The rest of my body was in excellent shape. I experienced almost constant pain except when lying down that ranged from mild to excrutiating depending on what activities I needed to engage in. I began attending Carla's classes one year ago and have done 1-2 yoga classes a week and tai chi as well. After a few months I began to notice a change in my back! The pain became intermittant! I actually had periods of time pain free!! Now after a year of classes the pain returns rarely and only after intense exertion (like shovelling). I know now what yoga sequences to do to bring relief fairly quickly. I am immensly grateful to Carla and Vini-yoga for helping me heal what otherwise may have been a crippling condition. She is a dedicated, sensitive and intensely aware teacher."
C.T. Building Contractor, former Modern Dance Teacher and Performer
YOGA CLASS TESTIMONIAL
Carla's teaching is among the very best. She takes a personal interest in each student, is conscientious about
their unique needs, special requirements and bodily issues that arise with regularity.Classes are always changing, yet contain fundamentally basic postures and sequences that help build a strong foundation. She brings in elements like the seasons, the constellations, the environment and Ayurvedic principles.Carla even changes venues as in this summer when we practiced by the sea in Rockport.Very sincere and dedicated, Carla earns people's respect and dedication with a loyal clientele, many of whom have taken her classes for 10 years now.She is multi-talented, has a lovely singing voice, plays an instrument and leads chants that I find myself happily humming throughout the day.
I feel stronger, more flexible and balanced in my practice and will continue to participate in Carla's classes for my health, well-being and happiness. B.P. Gloucester, Ma
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