Hello, I’m Kamini! (rhymes with harmony)
Thank you for visiting. I’m an Intuitive Artist & Retreat Leader. As a professional artist and designer my career spans a wide range of experience including designing for theatre, publishing and marketing, teaching and facilitating arts workshops in schools, colleges and the community. I am currently leading Creating Space Women’s retreats at Sharpham Trust Centre for Mindfulness in Devon, UK.
My study and practice in the Buddhist tradition began in 1992. In 1998 I had, what could be described as a mystical experience in meditation of intense sensations through my body. Drawn to express this energy through my artwork I found myself working with clay. At this point my art and spiritual practice converged as I began my journey into Vajrayana Buddhism, Shamanism, Shaivism, Goddess cultures and mythology to discover what is described as Shakti, Kundalini, Source Energy, giving rise to the Goddess, Sacred Feminine, and Wild Woman archetypes across cultures. My explorations include dance, free movement, yoga, improvisation and spontaneous, ‘in the moment’ creative expression.
Art is my Prayer
For me Art is synonymous with Life. I see being human as a creative process and I want my life to be an expression of Beauty, balance and connectedness, in harmony with the natural rhythms of the Earth.
My approach honours the innate wisdom of the body and the transformative power of deep listening that allows the intuitive guidance of the Soul to find expression. My life is inspired and guided by this Soul Conversation, this engagement and dialogue through art with the universal symbolic language expressed in the archetypes of ancient myths, ritual art and ceremony.
Art is my medicine, when I create I connect with my centre of calm and connectedness; I enter a feeling of flow and inspiration and a profound sense of wellbeing. Images and visions that emerge bring insights and wisdom that inform my life.
At the heart of this life-art exploration is the quest for transformation with the knowing that when I express through art (a dance, drawing, poem, song or performance), I am also exploring and healing something in my life. As I approach life this way, challenges, rather than being obstacles, become opportunities to be creative, to use my imagination and intuition, opening to new and healthier ways of being.
At this time in history, as never before, we are being called to take radical action to stop the destruction and restore the balance of the Earths eco system. There is a revolution taking place in the hearts of women and men across the world to dismantle the old ruling structures based on personal greed and power to embrace a new paradigm rooted in service, love and interconnectedness. I passionately dedicate my life-art to serve this restoration of Beauty and the Thriving Life of our planet.
Qualifications & Training:
I have a Diploma in Applied Art, BA(Hons)Theatre Design and City & Guilds FAE Teaching Certificate. I am a graduate of the year long course at Sharpham College for Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Inquiry (1998/9), The Shamanic and Ceremonial Way with Annie Spencer (2004/5). ITECH Diploma in Reflexology, Certificate in Advanced Precision Reflexology, Reiki Level 1 & 2, Laughter Yoga Facilitator Certificate.