When I think of the ultimate interactive then this is it! Mandala making is one of the most natural learning tools – it teaches one stillness, observation, letting go, well-being, being present in the moment and is a reminder that everyone can be creative. I have also had experiences whereby I have created a mandala and when I returned to the same spot the next day someone else had added to it – it became a community creation!
My Alamandria colleague and I sometimes create one together as our own personal 'team building' and participants on our retreats often create these as a pathway into inner reflection – reconnecting with Mother Nature.
And when it hasn't been possible to go outside then a large sheet of white paper and chalk pastels have provided an excellent opportunity to create mindfully and in silence as a group.