Just down the street from us is the sweetest little yoga studio, Sangha Yoga. It’s a beautiful, intimate space filled with natural light…creating the perfect environment for a relaxing and invigorating hour of yoga. Recently, they hosted Amanda Giacomini, an artist and yogi, to come to the studio and create one of her amazing murals.
We first heard of Amanda and her project, 10,000 Buddhas, while at the Wanderlust festival earlier this year. There, we were lucky enough to hear her story and see one of her incredible walls. So, we were thrilled at the opportunity to come into this sweet studio and get to meet Amanda, watching her prep for her project and chatting with her about her story, her art, and her passions.
Years ago, Amanda visited the Ajanta Caves, Buddhist caves in India. They’re 2,000 years old and filled with murals. There, she was moved by one painting in particular, one of a thousand little Buddhist monks sitting and meditating. After this trip, she began making versions of this painting of her own, and just couldn’t seem to stop. From this experience, she was inspired to paint 10,000 Buddhas around the world.
She’s met her goal, and is continuing to create her beautiful murals all over. It was so incredible to get to meet Amanda, to see her light up while talking about her craft, and to watch her transform the space in the Sangha Yoga studio. We love that now, every time we visit the studio, we are reminded of, and inspired by this story.
If you can, we absolutely recommend stopping by Sangha, to take a peek at the mural and unwind with one of their many incredible classes. Hope to see you there!