Sahaja Kunkunate

Mandali Experience Teacher
Sahaja is an Artist, seeker, passionate about art and travel since she was a child. She exhibited in numerous galleries around the planet.

Her artistic education took place in different schools including the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Art Students League of New York. She graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence as well as in Design from the ISIA of Florence.

She has a Master Degree in Collaborative Learning and a Ministerial Qualification in Teaching. She taught creativity subjects for seventeen years in Tuscan high schools applying the inclusive pedagogy.

In 2011 she met the Artist and Art Therapist Meera Hashimoto who marked her transformation, acquiring a new vision of combining Painting with Meditation. Since then she assisted her in various places around the world including India, Spain, Sweden, Japan, until she became a certified Meera Art Academy Facilitator leading courses on the awakening of Art and Primal Painting.

She is also trained in Family Constellations and Zen Counseling with Svagito Liebermeister with whom she collaborates.

Currently she facilitates paths for adults, adolescents and children where she integrates what she has learned from her masters, using Painting as an exploratory medium of natural talents, self-investigation and personal growth.

She is the author of the book ‘The painting of the roots’ in which she combines Painting with the study of the Family Tree, guiding the reader to include and paint the ancestors.

The meaning of her name is her statement: “Trust in spontaneity”.
In art she uses a sannyasin “surname” received during a meditation in India: Kunkunate. 

"Art is a bridge to life." ~ Meera Hashimoto


Motto – teachers

"Those who are awake live in a constant state of amazement"

Jack Kornfield