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                                          About Us  
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Vina Parmar, MBA, featured in Sacramento Magazine Vina Parmar, MBA, is the Director of Awakening Creative Arts. As an experienced creativity workshop facilitator, Vina has been teaching on topics including marketing, creativity, art, yoga and meditation across North America and internationally since 2000. She is a sought after speaker on the topics of tapping human potential -- see client list below.

Family Constellation Facilitator: As a professionally trained Family and Ancestral Healing Facilitator, Vina facilitates private and group sessions to help people heal the past, free themselves and reclaim their life.

Mandala Art Facilitator and Trainer: As a Certified Mandala Healing Facilitator, Vina helps workshop participants tap into inspired creativity to bring about transformation at the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. Vina trained with Judith Cornell, Ph.D., author of Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing, from 2005-2007. In 2008, along with Dr. Cornell, she co-facilitated the Circles for Healing: Mandala Facilitation Training. This training was conducted to 50 healthcare professionals from around the world.

Meditation Instructor: Vina was personally approved by Amma to teach the IAM® - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique. Amma, popularly known as "The Hugging Saint," is an internationally recognized humanitarian and spiritual teacher. Since 2007 Vina has traveled across North America on Amma's U.S. summer tours teaching IAM. Trained as an IAM meditation instructor for all four versions of IAM: Original, Organizational, and two Youth's courses, Vina also serves as National Instructor Trainer and Regional Coordinator for California IAM instructors.

Certified Advanced Yoga Teacher: Having completed 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training at the Mount Madonna Center, Vina teaches peace through yoga, breath and meditation.

Publications
Maiden, Mother, Mystic: Awaken the Goddess Within, 2016: A journey from birth through life interwoven with Goddess stories, sacred geometry, meditations, sacred art, and more.
Sacred Creations, 2011:
Co-Author and Artist of the new book, Sacred Creations. Funded by Mercey Springs Foundation.
Living on Sunlight, 2007: Based on the teachings of Hira Ratan Manek this e-book outlines harnessing the powers of sunlight to heal the mind, body and spirit.
East West Books' weekly inspirational e-letter, website and quarterly newsletter. 2000-2005.

Select Client List

  • Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA
  • University of California, Davis, CA
  • Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA
  • Genentech, South San Francisco, CA
  • Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
  • East West Books, Sacramento, CA
  • East West Books, Mountain View, CA
  • The Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Center. Nevada City, CA
  • St. Joseph's Regional Cancer Center, Stockton, CA
  • Mercy Women's Center, Catholic Healthcare West, Sacramento, CA
  • Christ Unity Church, Sacramento, CA
  • Spiritual Life Center, Sacramento, CA
  • St. Anthony's Parish, Sacramento, CA
  • Brahma Kumari's Meditation Center, Sacramento, CA
  • The Learning Exchange, Sacramento, CA
  • The Avalon Arts Center, Fair Oaks, CA
  • MA Center, San Ramon, CA
  • Amritapuri Ashram, Kollam, India

Education & Background
Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Business Administration with a minor in Communication Studies at California State University, Sacramento.
With an international upbringing which spans India, Africa and the United States, Vina grew up winning competitions in sand mandala, art, dance, singing, drama and more. Vina teaches from a sacred perspective inclusive of traditions from both the East and West. Click here to view testimonials on Vina's teaching style from previous graduates.

Contact Us
Vina is available as a professional, motivational speaker for your event. For scheduling information and rates, send an email to: creativitynow@comcast.net or call (916) 505-3037.

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