Channel the cosmos as you use nature and color to create beauty & balance. Working with Ines will root you in the healing power of mandalas, an historic art form used for meditation & reflection. With Ines to guide you, create your own personal astrological mandalas and immerse yourself in nature.
Ines is a mandala artist, nature lover, and a mother of four living 15 kms from Lisbon. She creates nature mandalas, personal astrological mandalas, and mandala-inspired handicrafts and jewelry. During her career as a journalist, writer, and editor, Ines began making mandalas as a way to find balance and beauty in the chaos of her day-to-day life. For the last decade, she has been working exclusively with mandalas, experimenting with different materials and practices and acquainting herself with the symbolism and meaning they carry. Nature is her favorite source of inspiration, and the majority of her work takes place in and with nature. With a focus on process and presence rather than product, Ines’ mandalas emphasize the role that art and creativity can play in our everyday lives. Cosmic!
Learning about the symbolic meaning and healing power of mandalas.
Going into nature to collect materials and make natural mandalas.
Learning how to use and transform natural materials and be in deep contact with nature.
Learning how to use mandalas for meditation, reflection and healing.
Drawing and coloring mandalas.
Crafting and interpreting personal astrological mandalas.
Your unique, handmade mandalas.
Materials and tools.
Stay at Ines's
Stay with Ines in her Mandala House, a guesthouse with a private garden, two double bedrooms, a living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Located in Cruz Quebrada, a quiet neighborhood 20 min from the center of Lisbon, it’s very close to the beach and surrounded by the forest.
Explore Cruz Quebrada
Lisbon offers a rich and varied history and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate that makes it a perfect escape anytime. Explore the Belem neighborhood for historic monuments, fascinating museums, and carefully maintained parks; have dinner in a restaurant in Bairro Alto for live music; or cross the Tagus by boat from Lisbon to Cacilha, a picturesque, small district of the larger city of Almada across the river. Make sure to seek out fado music in Lisbon’s pubs, cafes, and restaurants--it’s a traditional style of Portuguese singing known for its expressive and melancholy lyrics. Rooted in themes of marginalization and social oppression, it historically frequented the brothels and pubs of sailors along the port.
This experience is available for a longer duration of 7 days. We recommend this experience for groups of 2 - 4 people, as it is an experience that lends itself to group sharing and interaction. Airport pick-up, accommodation and meals at Ines house are available for an additional fee. Ask when you send a booking request.