About our Sacred Art
In 2020, Lara began seeking an artist to paint her dreams and meditations. While she could sketch them, she was looking for an artist who could accurately bring what she was seeing and experiencing to life. It was her vision to use these pieces of art, each encoded with symbols and imagery, as supportive teaching tools to facilitate inner exploration and promulgate world blessings.
On Rakhi, a Hindu festival that celebrates love and duty between brother and sister, Lara stumbled upon a piece of Richard Laeton’s artwork in a closed Facebook group of their shared yogic lineage and immediately sought his help. They’ve been working together for the two years since and their collaborative effort can be seen in the images throughout this website.
Lara meditates, hand sketches, and writes about the images, mining the teachings within. Richard receives these and then meditates in turn, working with mantra, while the graphic art imagery is brought to form on the computer. Their process is continually unfolding and revealing more each time they subtly dance and merge with one another. They share a mission to bring healing and joy to the world and its inhabitants.
Richard Laeton received his artistic training at Parsons School of Design and Carnegie Mellon University. Over his lifetime, he’s created graphics and illustrations for spiritual seminars, events, books, and CD covers, as well as helped define the visual identities and design guidelines at an ashram, Real Music, and private projects. His artwork is intuitive and poetic, inspired by his long-time yoga practice, naturally occurring forms, colors, textures, and the metaphysical.
Slow Flow at Seattle Yoga Arts
Monday, October 10, 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022
Gentle Yoga at Seattle Yoga Arts
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:30 PM–8:45 PM
Restorative Yoga at Seattle Yoga Arts
Sunday, October 16, 2022
7:30 PM–8:45 PM
We’ll dive into the stillness and quietude that provide access to your inner healer and wisdom. Restorative Yoga is a receptive and relaxing practice in which your body is completely supported by props. Each shape is held anywhere from 5-20 minutes and people of all backgrounds, levels, sizes, and ages are welcome. No yoga experience is necessary; just a desire to be present to yourself. Wear comfy layers and bring an eye cover. For the livestream: gather several blankets, bolsters or cushions, blocks, a chair, strap, etc.
The Fire Within: Meeting Consciousness through Creativity at Datza Studios
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 5:00PM–9:00 PM
A community festival presented by Halim Flowers and Lara Sanderson to spread Halim’s “LOVE Revolution” and usher in boundary blurring, genre-bending, culture re-creation through live art, music, poetry, yoga, and cross sector non-divisive communication. This celebration is designed to re-write and re-wire the current narrative of our world and promote uplifting values for all people everywhere! A donation for Yoga Behind Bars is requested for entry to event. You don’t want miss this mind-expanding, heart-opening experience.
Please register at Datza Studios.
Photo by Michelle Smith-Lewis
Full Moon Mandala 2022: Monthly Immersive Yoga Practice at Seattle Yoga Arts
Monthly series through December 6, 2022
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Falling in Love with Meditation (at last!)
A Weekly Meditation Circle at Lara’s Home Studio
Every Thursday Evening
7:00 PM–8:15 PM
Learning to meditate and developing a regular home practice is very supportive of your well-being and everyone whose lives you touch. When we meditate consistently with a group, it both strengthens our ability to make progress on the interior journey and benefits the world at large.
In the weekly circle, we’ll explore a variety of prompts, as well as both guided and walking around meditations to enliven your personal practices in-between. There will also be a short period of time dedicated to Q & A.
To attend please email: email@example.com