This is one heart who longs to empathize with others. His mission is to serve with the
art of self-expression, his method goes beyond paint, brushes and pens and into
awakening our inner potential. Muchukunda lives his motto 'anyone can create' and
at the root of this philosophy is that in creating we open ourselves up to the nature of our
being. With empathy, Muchu guides us into out creative awareness, and simultaneously
shines a light on our unwavering inner potential for happiness. In his various
workshops I experienced a collective acceptance of our intrinsic innocent nature and
moments where complete strangers could enjoy uninterrupted happiness together. In
such short amounts of time Muchu breaks down the walls of our mind an opens
us to our real inner state of unconditional, creative, love.
Muchu helped our school create a fantastic mural that has created life, color and fun to our playground. He only had 1 1/2 days to pull it off but still he patiently and caringly engaged the children so they all had their own signature stamp on the masterpiece. I was amazed at how fluidly he worked - cool, calm and collected the whole time. He's a talented artist and connects wonderfully with the kids. I'd highly recommend him for teaching art or creating art for any school or community group. Thanks Muchu!
"Muchu got involved with a graffiti tour we run every year on a camp called 'Identify'. While we do this every year, and Muchu was only involved this time, it was definitely the best we had particularly due to the immersive graffiti experience Muchu created with the students."
"It was great seeing Muchu in action. Compassionate action. He's a natural with youth, as he's a natural at defying potential barriers between people.
Muchu exudes empathy and acceptance.
Muchu engages people as equals, purposefully and with keen interest in who they are, where they are coming from, where they are going and would like to go.
Muchu's style is definitely flow, his art and his connection with people is flow, that's a natural fit with youth, they just shine in response."
Toncie Murat Wells
"Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to attend several of Muchu’s art therapy workshops. As an attendee of his workshops I feel as though I have a good insight on the effects of Muchu’s programmes. In these workshops he has shown skills of facilitation and compassion as well as amazing artistic abilities. He creates a very open and caring environment in which all the workshop attendants are able to feel comfortable. The activities have a genuine positive effect on people by allowing a creative outlet to release feelings and create solutions or closure. I recommend Muchu because I really believe that he has a gift worth sharing."
Maya De Larratea
Muchu facilitated Pop Art Therapy workshops in our wellbeing space for students ‘The Bubble’ at Victoria University of Wellington. Muchu designed bespoke workshops to align with the wellbeing needs of students. Workshops were facilitated compassionately using hands-on art in ways that were both engaging and cathartic.
Wellbeing Educator and Advisor.
"On a Pop Art Therapy retreat I organized, I invited Muchu to be our Arts Facilitator. He was a natural and charismatic communicator who, during his many workshops with our guests, has be able to inspire geuine, honest and creative responses from them. He was a passionate practitioner who really impressed us with his ability to connect with each and every person."
Yoga instructor and event organizer
The workshop was a stimulating and enlivening experience. Muchu skillfully encouraged us all to step beyond our self-imposed boundaries and redefine ourselves through the medium of artistic expression. A relaxed and open atmosphere made for a unique experience which was both transformative and fun. Would recommend!"
Science and Innovation Analyst
"I was lucky to enjoy one of muchu's art therapy workshops. I was warmly welcomed into the group, and got to experience a lovely and safe balance of depth and creative playfulness. I warmly recommend it!"
Art therapist (Clinical)
"I was keen to have Muchu teach my daughter art and have her help him with a mural on her bedroom wall as Muchu is a very enthusiastic, friendly, encouraging & kind person and his art work is full of colour and inspires positivity. He always brings a smile or creates a smile wherever he goes."