Mas Kailash Art Studio

"To see the world in a grain of salt                                                              

And heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in one hour."


William Blake (1757-1827)


This little poem by the visionary painter William Blake expresses perfectly the essence of Chinese Aesthetics, which is the inspiration for the Art Studio of Mas Kailash.

Amanda invites you to join her for intuitive artistic expression and initiation in Chinese calligraphy. Creativity is present in each of us. We learn how to intuit our individual creative source and we allow our inspiration and imagination free and spontanious expression in forms and colours. We go beyond representation to create images of the mind. 

Learn more by clicking on 'Art Studio' in the sidebar.


About Yoga

"Union of the physical and the spiritual" is one way of defining Yoga. It is the art of relaxing the body and silencing the mind to open ourselves to the universal energy in and around us. It is a way of life in which the body and the natural world are experienced as an expression of the Divine. We honour and respect the Divine by respecting our body and the world around us, through awareness of our breath, thoughts and body.  

At the core of the many different kinds of Yoga is awareness and mastery of our vital energy to live a healthy, peaceful and joyful life.

The practice of pranayama (breathing exercises)asanas (postures), relaxation and meditation maintains or regains flexibility of the body allowing a free flow of vital energy (prana, qi or light), in harmony with the world around us.

Yoga is a gentle way of moving the body which is suitable for all ages.



Yoga Center 'Mas Kailash' in Provence takes form....

Our Yoga, Health and Art Center in Bargemon, South of France is in the final stage of realization. We are looking forward to receive guests.

We have charming accommodations for 6 persons. We like to practice in a small group because we value individual attention and follow-up. Quality is wat counts for us.

Mas Kailash is nestled in an enchanting Olive Grove where graceful olive trees, like dignified immortals, are guardians of peace and well-being. A Garden of Eden, it is.  

An art workshop with large windows has been constructed amidst the magnificent old olivetrees, overlooking the valley below. A perfect place to allow our creativity to grow, flow, expand...

Love and Gratitude


Happiness is your nature.
It is not wrong to desire it.
What is wrong is seeking it outside 
when it is inside.

                                Ramana Maharshi



Surya Namaskar



We greet the sun rising above the mountain                     
lighting up the valley below. 

Olive trees                                                                                                                                                   sway gently in the breeze
their leaves scintillating silvergreen.

The trunks like centuries old sculptures
guardians of strength and peace.
On a carpet of green
flowers cluster in colours as yet unseen.

A black and a grey tiger stalk all that moves in their vision
catching spiders, lizards and mice with precision.
We stand in awe ...
and just love and laugh!