Art Relief for Stress Workshop

This class is taught by:

Guest Teacher

We often invite a number of Guest teachers to make our timetable more varied and get a chance to experience meeting and practicing with new exciting people. Look out for special announcements. 
with Salma Zulfiqar

Sunday, May 21 * 14h-16h * 35€

Come and spend an afternoon outdoors with us making mandalas! This workshop is for anyone, whether you are an artist or not, who is interested in a creative experience to compliment your yoga and other wellness habits. Studies have shown that just "45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent" (Huffington Post).  

The workshop will include:
  • An introduction of how and why art can help relieve stress.
  • Create you own colour board with your favourite colours on paper and discuss the meaning of colours and how they affect our moods.
  • Introduction to Mandalas (example pictured)
A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, "mandala" is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms.

Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms. They can also contain recognizable images that carry meaning for the person who is creating it.

In essence, mandalas represent the connection between our inner worlds and outer reality. Designing your own mandalas can be both inspirational and therapeutic.

Under the instructor's guidance you will be given examples of Mandalas to copy and draw and then paint or colour them using acrylic paints, coloured pencils, or paint pencils.

  • A hard surface to use for mandala drawing (i.e. notebook, clipboard, book, etc)
  • Something to sit on if you are not comfortable in the grass (i.e. camping chair, stool, towel, mat, etc)
  • Ruler and compass

All other art materials are included in the workshop price, and will be provided by the instructor such as the card for drawing the mandalas, paper to create the mood board, pencils and paint, paper plates for mixing paint, brushes, and colouring pencils.

Tuileries Garden (75001)

Meeting point at Metro Tuileries, just inside the park gates. 5 minutes before the start time, the group will walk to the large, grassy area in front of the École du Louvre (where our outdoor bootcamp classes take place). If you are running late to the meeting point, please meet us there!

A map of the garden can be found on our ‘Contact Us’ page:

Any problems, please contact the instructor: 07 88 22 66 27

Salma Zulfiqar's artwork has been influenced by her humanitarian work in countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Kenya, Cameroon, Chad, Cuba and Brazil. Salma is an abstract artist and her work has been exhibited in London, Birmingham Paris and Dubai.

To learn more about Salma and to view her work, please visit her website:


Refunds will be available as Affordable Yoga & Fitness account credit up until 72 hours (or 3 days) before the scheduled workshop. No refunds of any form will be given after this deadline. Cancellation and refund requests may be sent to

"Early Canceling" the workshop yourself 2 hours or more before the start time will not reinstate your credit. You must directly contact Support to request this action.

Low Attendance Cancellation Policy:
There must be 4 or more participants registered for this workshop 48 hours (or 2 days) before it is scheduled to take place. If not, we will need to cancel the workshop. In this case, you will be notified of the cancellation and you will be refunded in the form of Affordable Yoga & Fitness account credit that can be used towards future workshops, or any of our classes and services.

Outdoor Cancellation Policy:
If the weather is bad, Affordable Yoga and Fitness may cancel the workshop 2 or more hours before the scheduled start time. An auto-email will be sent out and workshop credit restored to accounts. The workshop will then be rescheduled for a later date TBD. Refunds as Affordable Yoga & Fitness account credit can be requested at this point by sending an email to