Creative Arts , Yoga & Tai Chi for Spiritual Renewal
with Carla Mattioli, M.A.
Carla Mattioli , M.A., Artist, Interfaith
Minister is director of Awakening
in Rockport Massachusetts, offering tai chi, yoga, art classes, art
Arts for Spiritual Renewal. Art Classes are inspired
and color mystery teachings of Ageless Wisdom from many world
traditions, including the Western Mysteries of Rudolf Steiner &
Anthroposophy , the inspirations of Sufism, the Egyptian mysteries and the
Hermetic tradition, Hindu and yogic traditions,Tibetan Buddhist teachings, Taoist teachings and
more. In the realm of sacred movement, Carla
teaches classes in Vini-Yoga, Tai Chi Easy & meditation classes
all over Cape Ann, in Lexington and in Newburyport Ma. She offers private art therapy, yoga,tai chi and
consultations at her home studio in Rockport, Massachusetts.
"Let the Beauty we Love be what we Do. "
Rumi, 13th Century
Art Class for Rockport Seniors -Front Page News!
Light, Shadow and Color Prismatics Class
at the Rockport Council on Aging
Carla's Yoga DVDs and Tai Chi CD now
DVD #1 Practicing with
Voice and instruction by Claire Willis with poses demonstrated by Carla Mattioli
An Overall Practice (1 hour) &
a hip and shoulder practice (35 min.)
DVD #2 Breathe and Smile Yoga Class DVD taught by Carla Mattioli
Fifty minute class- overall viniyoga style practice with deep relaxation Cost $20
Tai Chi Practice #1 CD - a recorded vitality practice from Carla's Tai Chi
Class at the Gloucester Council
on Aging 20 minutes
New! Healing Meditation Practice with Mudra 37 minutes long Cost $20
Breathe & Smile Yoga
& Tai Chi for Better Balance & Healthy Aging Classes
with Carla Mattioli
a vini-yoga class to help you stretch, tone, breathe more deeply and be more
aware of the beauty ,grace and strength of your body . Slow down,
focus and concentration. Appreciate each moment of your day though
awareness. Includes guided gentle yet invigorating yoga postures
with a dance-flow
feeling , breathing exercises and deep relaxation for release of stress
and tension, deep refreshment for body, mind, soul and
bring yoga mat, strap, blanket and water to drink)
pre-register to insure a place in the class.
If you are a new student, please call Carla before coming to the class.
Ongoing Monday morning Yoga : 11-12:15 a.m. Hancock Church,
1912 Mass Ave in Lexington Mass.
Ongoing Tuesday evening Yoga : 5:15- 6:45 p.m.
$120 for 8 class series.$20 per class drop in .
3 Pigeon Hill St. Rockport, Ma
Ongoing Friday Morning Yoga: 8- 9:30 a.m First Parish Hall, Manchester, MA
( on Chapel Lane behind the Sovereign Bank next to the
Public Library in downtown Manchester)
$120 for 8 class series.$20 per class drop in .
Ongoing Tai Chi Classes for Seniors on Cape Ann
Practice tai chi to cultivate your internal warmth and vital energy, for Better Balance and Healthy Aging!
($4-$5 / class for the over 60 age group)
Gloucester Council on Aging - Rose Baker Senior Center
6 Manuel F Lewis St Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone (978) 281-9765
Tuesday Mornings 9-10 a.m. & Friday Mornings 11-12 a.m.
Rockport Council on Aging
Every Wednesday Morning 9-10 a.m.
58 Broadway, Rockport Ma. Phone: 978 546-2573
TAI CHI IS A SIMPLE FORM OF FLOWING
MOVEMENT PRACTICE generally safe for people of all ages and levels of
fitness. Movements are low impact and place minimal stress on
muscles and joints. Practitioners gather, circulate and harmonize
internal energy with the energy of the universe to improve health and
achieve deep relaxation and peace of mind. YOU MAY DO THE PRACTICE
SITTING OR STANDING- .
Each hour long practice of Tai Chi includes gentle movements, mindful
breathing, mindful walking, meditation & self massage. MANY HEALTH
BENEFITS INCLUDE: • increased energy •
relief from chronic pain • improved mental
focus • cardiovascular fitness •
enhanced immune function • greater strength and flexibility
• • reducing stress, anxiety, depression • improving
balance & coordination / fall prevention • improving
sleep quality • slowing bone loss in women after
menopause • lowering blood pressure
PRIVATE YOGA or Tai Chi CLASSES always AVAILABLE
for working on specific healing themes
or developing your own personal
Carla Mattioli, M.A.
Movement Arts Biography
"Meditation through Breath and Movement"
Interfaith Teacher , Ordained Interfaith Minister, Certified Yoga Teacher,
Certified Tai Chi Easy Teacher, Certified Tai Chi for Better Balance & Healthy Aging Instructor
studied sacred movement and meditation for over 30 years
a variety of inspiring teachers from multiple wisdom traditions. She has
studied Vini-yoga from the Krishnamacharya lineage, Iyengar yoga,
Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Classical Indian
Egyptian and Belly Dance , Eurythmy,Tai Chi in the style of the Living
Tao Foundation and with Tai Chi Master Roger Jahnke of the Institute of
Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, the Alexander technique ,and Zen Buddhist Meditation and movement in the
tradition of Thich
is certified in Dance Yoga through Yoga Spirit Studios
in Yoga Instruction from the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar and
through the Yoga Institute of Houston and in Vini-yoga
through study with Gary Kraftsow , Fran Ubertini ,
Claire Willis and Mark Whitwell. and has completed her
certification in Ayurvedic Studies with Jai Dev Singh . Carla is
certified as a Tai Chi Practice Leader through the Institute of
Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in Santa Barbara, California and through
the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in Tai Chi for Healthy Aging.
incorporate a gentle yet strengthening and invigorating
yoga and tai chi style to bring
body through its full range of motion, assist flexiblility, strength
stress reduction with breath exercises, mindfulness practice,
self massage and deep relaxation.
Carla now teaches year-round art classes at the
Rockport Council on Aging (58 Broadway Rockport, Ma.
(978) 546 2573 ) as well as the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester. Please contact Carla or the Senior Centers directly for news on the next upcoming classes in Fall &Winter.
Winter Class at the Rockport Council on Aging:
“Trees through the Four seasons”
Enjoying the spirit of nature
Mixed media:Watercolor, Pastel, Oriental Brush & Ink, Cut paper
Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16
Six week class Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.
No prior art experience required.
Come and enjoy the beauty of nature
with us, indoors and warm!!!
Please register week of January 5.
$60 for 6 weeks $15 all art materials.
Next Course begins in Early March!
Spring Art Class at the Rockport Council on Aging
58 Broadway, Rockport
Nature Drawing & Painting Classes
with Carla Mattioli, M.A.
JAPANESE BRUSH & INK,Watercolor PAINTING TECHNIQUES
with inspiration from CLASSIC ZEN PAINTING MANUALS
The Four Gentlemen: Explore painting of the plum blossom,
wild orchid, Bamboo and chrysanthemum! Beginners Welcome!
March 8th - April 26th Tuesdays 1:30-3:30p.m.
8 Week Class
Cost: $80/plus $15 art supplies
Please Pre-register on Tuesdays 1:30-3 p.m. and Thurs. 9:30-11.
Call (978) 546 -2573 for more information.
Spring Art Class at the Rose Baker Senior Center
6 Manuel F. Lewis St. Gloucester, MA
The Mystery Wisdom of Colour:
Color Healing for Soul
Starting March 9- April 27th
8 Week Class
Wednesday Afternoons 1:30-3:30 p.m.
you always loved color? Learn about the history and mysteries of
the rainbow through painting and color exercises. Find out about the
healing qualities of the rainbow colors first hand. What gifts
can you receive from the Rainbow? Explore exercises on color balance
& harmony that change the way you see the sky and all of the colors
in nature ! Deepen your color awareness and wake up to
colors like you never have before!
No previous painting experience required!
Location: Rose Baker Senior Center 2nd floor
Cost: $150 for the course includes all art materials.
Please pre- register by March 1st by calling Carla at (978)546 8018.
Make Checks payable to Carla Mattioli and mail to
Carla Mattioli at Awakening Arts P.O. Box 777 Rockport MA 01966 or
deliver to the Director of Rose
Baker Senior Center, Lucy Sheehan
on 2nd floor of Rose Baker Center.
Upcoming Arts Workshops: Dates to be Announced.
Private Group classes can be arranged for 3 or more students, please call to schedule your favorite class for you and friends!
"Colour is the Soul of Nature and of the
Cosmos. We participate in this Soul and in Cosmic Life when we
the living flood-tide of Colour. Painting is the free movement of the
in the Universe."
Plant Metamorphosis- Carla Mattioli
The Sacred Cycle of
the Plant through Color :
Awakening to the
Metamorphosis of Plants
through Nature Meditation , Creative
Movement, Pastel Nature
Drawing, Watercolor Painting
HEALING AND BREATHING
LECTURE/DISCUSSION WITH SLIDES
& PAINTING WORKSHOP
with Carla Mattioli, M.A.
This workshop explores the healing work of the Archangel Raphael, known as the
“Breathing of the Sun” who assists us this time of the year, to bring forces of healing and
balance in preparation for the Easter season. We’ll follow the slide show/discussion with
drawing and painting exercises designed to awaken us to the polarities that Rudolf
Steiner describes are working to pull us off balance and explore the path of maintaining
Christ consciousness : holding the center space open with loving compassion.No
previous art experience necessary to join in. Beginners welcome.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER BY CALLING CARLA MATTIOLI at (978) 546-8018 or
Yantra on the Mat Workshop
Kali- Durga Yantra
Meditation and Painting Workshop
with Carla Mattioli, M.A.
“ Through Beauty
we are united.
With Beauty we conquer.”
True art nourishes us on so many
The art of Yantra
painting is an ancient practice of meditation through
art that enhances creativity,
reduces stress and helps us appreciate the colors and forms of nature
offering us a sense of
harmony, balance and inner peace. To paint a yantra is a creative
Choose from a number of beautiful yantra designs including Bliss,
Divine Mother, Radiance, Nourishment, Strength,
Communication, Expansion, Organization. You can even design your own
Yantra! Trace your yantra design either
on your own yoga mat or or other large surface ( at least
22"x22"). Choose your colors and the practice unfolds! No
previous art experience is required.
We will do a brief meditation before the painting begins and again at
the end of the class.
Meditative music will accompany the practice.
$65 plus $15 art materials.
Bring your own mat or flat surface to paint on.
for Summer Solstice and St. John's Day
Breathing in Color- Moods of Day and Evening
Color Meditation, Eurythmy, Singing and
$50 includes art materials.
How can our Art Bless the Trees?
Out into Nature- Drawing & Painting with
the Summer Trees
Eurythmy, Singing, Nature Drawing and Watercolor Painting.
Inspired by the teachings of Marko Pogacnik with
some of his nature meditation exercises.
Gain strength from and give thanks to our precious trees!
$50 includes materials.
The Uprising in Dying:
Death and Spiritual Transformation
with Lecture on the process of Dying from an Interfaith perspective, Poetry, Creative
Movement , Nature Drawing and Painting
Uprising by Carla Mattioli
3 Pigeon Hill St. Rockport,Ma
$50 (includes art materials)
The Seasons of the Soul
Colorscape by Carla Mattioli
Exploring the Metamorphosis principle in painting, allow a
painting to transform through all four seasons in this one afternoon. Feel the effects
of this transformative soul process- letting go and embracing the new.
Guided exercises, no prior art experience required.
$50 includes art materials
Star of the Sea Sanctuary
with Carla Mattioli, M.A. Interfaith Minister
“Honoring the Divine Light within Each One”
Meditation Series One
Finding and Focusing your Inner Light:
The Still Point Within.
In many of the world’s
spiritual traditions, the weeks around the time of Winter
Solstice are a time for going inward, time for deep communion with our
Spirit Self. Honor the presence of the Divine within you! *Learn simple
essential tools and techniques - that really work- for accessing your
own ability to cleanse and heal your energy field daily.* Learn how to
find a still point of focus for your meditation ,healing and prayer
work.* Learn ways to remove other people’s energy from your
energy field and how to protect your field.*Ground yourself in all
situations, to be aware of your own soul space and to protect it.
*Connect to your own Divine healing energy and practice de-stressing ,
clearing the body of disease , pain and build up of emotional
$160-$240 for the course.
Please pre-register at (978) 546-8018
Location: 3 Pigeon Hill St. Rockport, MA 01966.
3 Pigeon Hill St. Rockport, MA
Class for the Advent Season
Cost of the
includes all art materials.
As we move into December, the darkest time of the year is upon us.
This is the time when the moon is with us for more hours per day
than other times of the year.
A perfect time to celebrate the energies of the Divine Mother and the
of the Light Returning both inside us and around us in Nature!
In this workshop we'll use some exercises of the Earth
Healer Marko Pogacnik,
and begin to expand our perception of the Divine Feminine and the Holy
Child, within and around us.
We will practice painting and drawing with these exercises, to enhance
We will also watch the slides of Rudolf Steiner's Healing Madonna
No experience in art is necessary to enjoy this workshop!
Here are some of the exercises we will explore together as a group and
share our impressions artistically.
Exercise for connecting to Heaven and Earth within.
Breathing Exercise to Focus in the Heart.
Breath Exchange between the Goddess and yourself.
Exercise to experience the Holy Child within.
To Register for a Workshop: Call
Please send tuition payment
1-2 weeks in advance of class date to :
Awakening Arts, Carla Mattioli, M.A. P.O. Box 777 Rockport, MA
Services for Adults
* Sacred Ceremonies by Design- Weddings, Baby Blessings, Funerals,
Coming of Age Moon Maiden Celebrations for Young
Girls, Goddess Birthday Celebrations, etc.
* Spiritual Direction and Counseling Sessions through Arts, Yoga and Flower
* Art Therapy Sessions,
for Soul integration and Spiritual Renewal
*Creative Arts Intensive Training Program
* Flower Essence Consultations
*Flower Essence Consultant Training Program
* Yoga Classes, Private Yoga & Meditation
& Yoga to Go
(6 persons minimum)
MOON MAIDEN CIRCLES
COMING OF AGE
Beauty , Reverence, Wisdom & Self-Esteem
Celebration for Young Girls coming into their Moon Time. Includes
slides of Divine Feminine in Art and Sculpture, dance, yoga,painting ,
making a moon -cycle bracelet and creating a ceremony together.
a one day event in Spring and Autumn each year. Held in Rockport,
For more info to schedule a celebration for your daughter and her
call Awakening Arts: (978)546-8018.
A teacher in the arts and humanities for 23 years, Carla has a Master’s
in Creativity in Literature and Art from UMass Boston and extensive
training from Tobias Academy of Art in England, in the field of
Visual Arts and Art Therapy inspired by
spiritual research of Rudolf Steiner.She is currently
in a Eurythmy training program, the Spiritual form of Movement inspired
by Rudolf Steiner. In addition to teaching art to Waldorf
in training at Antioch New England Graduate School, over the last 15
Carla is painting out of this inspiration and is active as an
educator, art therapist and workshop leader at
and conferences in New England and abroad.
Shows and Exhibits
Carla's Paintings , Prints and Art Cards for Viewing and Purchase:
Awakening Arts Gallery at 3
Pigeon Hill St.
Original Silk Paintings and Watercolors, by
Giclee Prints and Art Cards for Sale
Viewing times by appointment call
(978)546-8018 to REGISTER for all classes or with any questions on
or ordering prints .
tuition is required for registration.
three weeks in advance. Make check payable to Carla Mattioli
Awakening Arts. Send to:
P.O. Box 777, Rockport, MA 01966
will be granted on tuition once a class has commenced.
Exercises will be provided for missed classes, if student
for missed classes may be applied to another Awakening Arts
within 6 months
instructor's permission) or to a private painting session.
more information or to be placed on the Awakening Arts emailing list
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