MANGATA // UNBOUND

How exactly would it feel to let it all go? To rip off the masks and hug and joyfully be together? Come find out! Our third annual MANGATA gathering will fall just before the Full Moon of mid-September and will be conveniently held at the stone shelters in Edwin Warner Park, that beloved greenspace in the city that offers healing and rejuvenation to so many of us on a regular basis. You can expect openness, connection, and joy…plus each woman will leave with a journal, a piece of our collective original art, a takeaway from the tea bar, and a buoyed spirit.

MANGATA // UNBOUND

How exactly would it feel to let it all go? To rip off the masks and hug and joyfully be together? Come find out! Our third annual MANGATA gathering will fall just before the Full Moon of mid-September and will be conveniently held at the stone shelters in Edwin Warner Park, that beloved greenspace in the city that offers healing and rejuvenation to so many of us on a regular basis. You can expect openness, connection, and joy…plus each woman will leave with a journal, a piece of our collective original art, a takeaway from the tea bar, and a buoyed spirit.

SESSIONS

REFLECTION

VARINA WILLSE

Beneath the demands of everyday life a divine magic is at work, evidencing something deeper. By tuning into what is within and around us, asking probing questions, and developing a practice of contemplation, we can bring ourselves more fully into our own humanity in a way that enhances both the self and the collective good. Award-winning author and Mangata Founder Varina Willse will open our gathering with prompts to help us explore what has been holding us back and how it might feel to be truly unbound.

CHAKRA

MOLLY UPCHURCH

Chakra Balancing is the art of contemplating each of the seven main energetic centers within ourselves, noticing opportunities to realign with our truth. Shamanic healer and Founder of Elemental Sanctuary Molly Upchurch will help us recenter into our essence, weaving what we’ve experienced and learned in the past into the present of who we are now, ultimately recalibrating, expanding, and evolving the path of our lives..

ART

BROOKE MORGAN

As conduits of the divine, art is a wonderful way to access the intricacies of the soul, to shine a light upon that which we hope to explore…sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. We are inherently creative beings, and as such, all that we need is openness and willingness to try. Multimedia artist and luminary Brooke Noel Morgan will guide us in a collaborative art meditation wherein we will create alongside one another and connect in a mutual journey of discovery.

TEA

SARAH SCARBROUGH

Blending, formulating and sourcing teas and botanicals is an intuitive art. Renowned tea expert Sarah Scarbrough of Tea Huntress will guide us on a full-sensory creative and educational exercise to learn about teas and ultimately blend our own custom formulations using rare, clean and vibrant ingredients.


 

OIL

BLAIRE MORRISS

As we step from this past year into a conscious choice of re-entering society and our world, it is important that we continue to anchor into nature and the wisdom that the plants hold for us. Aromatic anointing and the creation of custom essential oil blends is a gateway to bringing ourselves fully into the now through the use of aromatic oils. Clinical Aromatherapist and Founder of The Oil Jar, Blaire Morriss will meet us at the essential oil blending and anointing bar where we can each create a scent that captures what being truly unbound means for us.

YOGA

MOLLY UPCHURCH

Soulful movement breaks us free from the container of the body in which we live. Moving together mindfully, we can feel the power of our collective experience while basking in the uniqueness of who we each are. In this yoga session, Molly Upchurch will lead us in a heart-led flow that is designed to open, expand, and empower, renewing passion for the gift of breath and acknowledging life’s full spectrum of experience.

SESSIONS

REFLECTION

VARINA WILLSE

Beneath the demands of everyday life a divine magic is at work, evidencing something deeper. By tuning into what is within and around us, asking probing questions, and developing a practice of contemplation, we can bring ourselves more fully into our own humanity in a way that enhances both the self and the collective good. Award-winning author and Mangata Founder Varina Willse will open our gathering with prompts to help us explore what has been holding us back and how it might feel to be truly unbound.

CHAKRA

MOLLY UPCHURCH

Chakra Balancing is the art of contemplating each of the seven main energetic centers within ourselves, noticing opportunities to realign with our truth. Shamanic healer and Founder of Elemental Sanctuary Molly Upchurch will help us recenter into our essence, weaving what we’ve experienced and learned in the past into the present of who we are now, ultimately recalibrating, expanding, and evolving the path of our lives..

ART

BROOKE MORGAN

As conduits of the divine, art is a wonderful way to access the intricacies of the soul, to shine a light upon that which we hope to explore…sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. We are inherently creative beings, and as such, all that we need is openness and willingness to try. Multimedia artist and luminary Brooke Noel Morgan will guide us in a collaborative art meditation wherein we will create alongside one another and connect in a mutual journey of discovery.

TEA

SARAH SCARBROUGH

Blending, formulating and sourcing teas and botanicals is an intuitive art. Renowned tea expert Sarah Scarbrough of Tea Huntress will guide us on a full-sensory creative and educational exercise to learn about teas and ultimately blend our own custom formulations using rare, clean and vibrant ingredients.


 

OIL

BLAIRE MORRISS

As we step from this past year into a conscious choice of re-entering society and our world, it is important that we continue to anchor into nature and the wisdom that the plants hold for us. Aromatic anointing and the creation of custom essential oil blends is a gateway to bringing ourselves fully into the now through the use of aromatic oils. Clinical Aromatherapist and Founder of The Oil Jar, Blaire Morriss will meet us at the essential oil blending and anointing bar where we can each create a scent that captures what being truly unbound means for us.

YOGA

MOLLY UPCHURCH

Soulful movement breaks us free from the container of the body in which we live. Moving together mindfully, we can feel the power of our collective experience while basking in the uniqueness of who we each are. In this yoga session, Molly Upchurch will lead us in a heart-led flow that is designed to open, expand, and empower, renewing passion for the gift of breath and acknowledging life’s full spectrum of experience.

SOULFEED

MANGATA /ˈmo:ŋˌga:ta/ noun

A Swedish term for  the glimmering  road-like  reflection of the moon on water. It is both real and a mirage. Deeply personal and also communal. The soulful moments of life are this way, too. Let us curate more of them together.

SOULFEED

MANGATA /ˈmo:ŋˌga:ta/ noun

A Swedish term for  the glimmering  road-like  reflection of the moon on water. It is both real and a mirage. Deeply personal and also communal. The soulful moments of life are this way, too. Let us curate more of them together.

RITUAL

Ancient rhythms of meaning.

LIGHT


We were born to live in the light.

LEARN


Seeking is finding.

LOVE


Be opened.

PONDER


Inhabit life deeply.

NATURE


Imbued with soul.

PAST GATHERINGS

MAN_home

The purpose of MANGATA is to bring people together to inspire soulful living. We understand that Nature gives us regular times of rest and reflection—dusk, Sundays, the new moon, changes in the season—and our gatherings take place at the powerful intersections of these sacred times. Through communal pondering, movement balanced by stillness, ritual and learning, and always delicious food and laughter, we are able to explore new terrains, make new discoveries, and ultimately find new meanings for our lives.

TEA

Legend has it that tea was discovered in ancient China when the wind blew a leaf into the cup of Emperor Shen Nung while he was meditating under the shade of a tea tree.

ABODE

The littlest touches matter. Placing a handmade basket on your bedside table or desk infuses a personal space with depth and meaning.

OIL

The essential oil Bergamot, which smells like sunshine, is made by expressing the peel of the fruit of the small tree, Citrus bergamia, which grows in Southern Italy, France, and Turkey.

PONDER

Spyhop is a behavior exhibited by cetaceans, such as whales, when they come to the water’s surface to get a good look around. What do you see when you rise up?

DESIGN

One of the six elements of design is contrast. Contrast between colors, between shapes. These opposing structures, however, create balance and harmony in their differences.

GROW

Nature’s wisdom: “Bloom where you are planted.”

TEA

Legend has it that tea was discovered in ancient China when the wind blew a leaf into the cup of Emperor Shen Nung while he was meditating under the shade of a tea tree.

OIL

The essential oil Bergamot, which smells like sunshine, is made by expressing the peel of the fruit of the small tree, Citrus bergamia, which grows in Southern Italy, France, and Turkey.

DESIGN

One of the six elements of design is contrast. Contrast between colors, between shapes. These opposing structures, however, create balance and harmony in their differences.

ABODE

The littlest touches matter. Placing a handmade basket on your bedside table or desk infuses a personal space with depth and meaning.

PONDER

Spyhop is a behavior exhibited by cetaceans, such as whales, when they come to the water’s surface to get a good look around. What do you see when you rise up?

GROW

Nature’s wisdom: “Bloom where you are planted.”

PAST EVENTS

The purpose of MANGATA is to bring people together to inspire soulful living. We understand that Nature gives us regular times of rest and reflection—dusk, Sundays, the new moon, changes in the season—and our gatherings take place at the powerful intersections of these sacred times. Through communal pondering, movement balanced by stillness, ritual and learning, and always delicious food and laughter, we are able to explore new terrains, make new discoveries, and ultimately find new meanings for our lives.

MAN_home

The purpose of MANGATA is to bring people together to inspire soulful living. We understand that Nature gives us regular times of rest and reflection—dusk, Sundays, the new moon, changes in the season—and our gatherings take place at the powerful intersections of these sacred times. Through communal pondering, movement balanced by stillness, ritual and learning, and always delicious food and laughter, we are able to explore new terrains, make new discoveries, and ultimately find new meanings for our lives.