Designed to help children develop fine motor skills and sensory integration
Live canvases are specially designed sensory art environments that people step into to create yoga art inspired designs with plant material. Listening and response skills through the body in nature fine tune the nervous system and harmonize the senses.
Yoga Art Play
YOGA ART PLAYGROUNDS with land art
"I've never seen kids engaged for so long. I had to drag Milie away."
Jamie Rose, Tiger Mandala at the V&A Museum of Childhood
"At last something for my son Hamish (aged 2 1/2) that really interests, stimulates and occupies him. I love this creation in all seedy wonder."
James Fagan, Folk by the Oak
"Thank you very much for the lovely May Mandala workshop you led on our lawn! It looked and smelt beautiful! People of all ages really enjoyed working on it. I’d just like to say that it was a pleasure working with you and hope that we can find another occasion."
Rachel Elliott, Education Director http://www.efdss.org/
"What great fun, an amazing sight, the lawn full of children making patterns with seeds and flowers. Everyone should have Camelia at their summer festivals, fairs, fetes and parties."
Jane Pfaff, May Pole Workshop Leader www.letusdance.org
"Ben and Sally really loved having the chance to play and explore in a very unstructured, hands on way. It was a lovely chance to make some art with others and it helped us all slow down at what was a rather busy event. Many thanks."
Jo Homan, Mandala Making in the Garden at the London Permaculture Festival
"I think it's nice to give children the freedom to explore. They learn a lot by taking risks and experimenting without having to adhere to a structured exercise."
Sue Johnson, Tiger Mandala at the V&A Museum of Childhood
"The balance between guidance and allowing freedom to express at the session was perfect."
Kathryn Lowe, Yoga Art and Landscape Listening Session
"I like that it's all natural and kids get to explore textures, smells, colours, weight on their own. The smell is divine"
Anonymous, Tiger Mandala at the V&A Museum of Childhood
"I'm so happy for the work you do with children! Kids are so intuitive at making mandalas, it's one of the first things they draw. Thank you for your blessing the planet with your unique gift!
Danamala, Mandala artist
It was great fun, feeling the grass beneath my feet whilst getting the opportunity to create.
Morgan, 13 years old, Folk by the Oak
"We so enjoyed all the wonderful smells and sensations last year. I was really hoping you'd be back again - and you were! Thank you..."
Rhone and Callum, Folk by the Oak
"That was my favourite part of the event as it was a peaceful pause in the busy buzz."
Mandala Making in the Garden at the London Permaculture Festival
"It was a beautiful and calm activity and all my children enjoyed it. My 7 year old boy made a rocket, my disabled 5 year old enjoyed touching and feeling the seeds and my 2 year old girl made a flower picture. I liked the scents - thank you very much."
Lucy Newman, Spring Mandala at the EFSDS May in a Day!
"The experience of handling, smelling and exploring the materials being as much apart of the activity as the end result. The Mandala provided a fun and safe environment for over 500 children aged mostly between 2-8 years. I found Camelia to be amenable, reliable and creative in her approach and a delight to work with."
Nicky Caro, V&A Museum of Childhood
movement land art
The signature yoga art playground is an experience with petals where you can relax with others while expressing a personal design that builds into a bigger shared art piece.
Sea Mandala designs kickstarted with a sensory playground commission from the V&A Museum of Childhood for an event that celebrated the author of the Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Sea Mandala live playgrounds were feature at these events.
yoga art sensitive childcare
£20-25 / hour
minimum booking for 4 hours
48 hrs notice period for cancelations
Yoga Art Playgrounds
sensitive play to awaken connection
Mandala making contains the wisdom of yoga art to connect us to nature and the space inside. I designed Sea Mandala playgrounds to help children develop fine motor skills and sensory integration.
After running yoga art events at various evens around London 2011-2015, I started offering yoga art sentitive childcare. I use yoga art training and sensitivity to hold space, facilitate development and provide care and education for children and young adults.
promoting a relaxed and positive mind
celebrating nature and learning about self, others and nature
developing empathetic, caring and sharing individuals
taking time to develop the body mind connection
nurturing individual and community wellbeing
yoga art experiences
relaxing and beautiful for onlookers and participants alike
creative spaces and patterns to inspire environmental awareness and connection
sharing time with others while allowing personal space and contemplation
develops motor skills, sensory integration and creative expression
"As we go through the yogic process the first and utmost transformation that we see in our self is the development of the creative faculty." Saraswati