Mandala Painting + Yoga For Kids

We are soooooo excited to announce our Mandala Painting + Yoga for kids workshop.


Local artist Lily Swain and Yoga teacher Amber Young are teaming up to offer this beautiful afternoon for kids and a caregiver.

Our afternoon will begin with a  yoga and breathwork practice designed to release stress and tension, get your energy moving and connect with your creativity.  Setting intentions  together for creating your own mandala painting.

In this child-led workshop the caregiver will work with their child to create a colourful, freehand mandala painting using mixed media materials (pencil, oil pastel & acrylic paints on canvas). This fun bonding activity requires no experience and strengthens connection through collaboration as creative equals.

The circular and repetitive design of a mandala offers a meditative focal point, helping to calm the mind and tap into creative energy. Participants will choose an intention which acts as a guide and will anchor them in the present moment of the activity.

This workshop is for kids between 8 – 12 and a caregiver.  A beautiful afternoon to connect and create a deeply personal piece together.  We’ll be working with acrylic paints so make sure you wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

Date:  Saturday, December 7th

Location:  Surya Daya Yoga & Wellness, # 7 – 14 Mill Street, Almonte, ON

Time:  12:30 – 2:30 pm

Cost:  $65 (HST Inclusive)

Included in your cost:  Registration for both your young yogi and accompanying adult, yoga and meditation instruction, props for your practice, all supplies required for your artistic journey, your personal mandala on canvas to take home, snacks and refreshments, a memory to hold in your heart for years to come.

Preregistration is necessary and payment is required to hold your spot.  We are limiting numbers to help deepen your experience.

To pay and reserve your spot click here

About your presenters:

Lily Swain

Lily Swain head shot

Lily is a visual artist with a passion for drawing, painting and collage. She grew up in an artistic family and was encouraged to express her creativity from a young age. Lily pursued her love of art and graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design BFA program (Vancouver, BC). Her passion for collaboration and working with people inspired her to also earn a degree in Art Education from York University (Toronto, ON).


In 2013 Lily moved to the Almonte area where she was embraced by a rich arts and yoga community. She has settled in Lanark County where she lives and works in the natural beauty of the country side.

Lily has been passionate about her yoga practice for over 15 years and is excited to be offering an art workshop with a mindful approach. She looks forward to guiding you through this mandala painting experience.

Amber Young

Amber head shot

Amber has been a student of yoga for over 25 years, and has been teaching stress management and health related workshops for the past 12 years, as well she has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for 17 years.  She is the owner of Surya Daya and brings her heart and soul to her classes and her communication and ways of managing the studio.  Since 2016, she has been co-facilitating a program very close to her heart, the Girls Fit Club, out of Heritage Fitness Community Center.  This program aims to empower and educate girls 9 – 12 about healthy ways of caring for themselves through yoga, meditation, artistic exploration, and other fitness-related activities.

Amber has also been a guest yoga instructor at the Forest School (2012), she has led yoga based children’s classes for the Almonte Summer Library Camp, and has spoken at the UCDSB principles leadership conference (2018) about mindfulness in schools.  She is also the mother of 2 beautiful energetic boys, and she is very excited to offer more youth-based mindfulness and yoga inspired programming in our community.

If you have any questions about this offering please don’t hesitate to reach out:  613-451-2891 or


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