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Day Schildkret is internationally known for Morning Altars and has inspired tens of thousands of people of all ages across the globe to be awed with impermanent earth art. Morning Altars is igniting an international movement of art, mindfulness and ritual with a 7-step practice that renews and redeems our relationship to nature, creativity, mindfulness and impermanence. With over 61k followers on Instagram, over 25k on Facebook and workshops and installations worldwide, Morning Altars is bringing ephemeral art to the collective human imagination.

Day and Morning Altars have been featured in BuzzFeed, Vice, Vox, Spirituality & Health Magazine, and on NBC and CBS’s affiliate stations.

Day is the author of Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit through Nature, Art and Ritual published by The Countryman Press, an imprint of W.W. Norton.

Public Installations

Morning Altars public installations are locally foraged, one-of-a-kind, large-scale impermanent art pieces that provide a unique and transformative gathering place to honor life transitions through ritual, conversation, contemplation, and celebration.

Morning Altars Installations have been seen at Google, The 9/11 Memorial Plaza, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Nature Conservancy, The California Academy of Sciences, 1440 Multiversity, Wellspring Conference, The Dali Lama’s Menla Tibet House, The Palace of Fine Arts, Wanderlust Festival, The Assemblage NYC, Lakewood Cemetery MN, Butte College and many others.


Small-Scale Installation

Size: Between 3’ to 6’ in diameter
Labor: 1/2 day of local foraging and 1/2 day of building
Assistance: None
Estimated Cost: $1200
Audience Size: 10 people

Medium-Scale Installation

Size: Between 6’ to 10’ in diameter
Labor: 1/2 day of local foraging and 1 day of building
Assistance: None
Estimated Cost: $2200
Audience Size: 10-25 people


Large-Scale Installation

Size: Between 10’ to 15’ in diameter
Labor: 1-2 day of local foraging and 1 day of building
Assistance: *1 assistant
Estimated Cost: $3200
Audience Size: 25-75 people

Extra-Large-Scale Installation

Size: Between 15’ to 25’ in diameter
Labor: 2 days of local foraging and 2 days of building
Assistance: *2-3 assistants
Estimated Cost: $4200
Audience Size: 75-200 people

*Assistants are not included in the pricing and can be provided by client.

Package Add-ons

#1. Ritual

While Morning Altars are art, they are also interactive ritual pieces that can be utilized to honor life transitions, as healing spaces, and to create meaning-making opportunities for an individual, community, organization, conference or business client. Each ritual is hand-tailored by Day to address the needs, circumstances and vision of the client.

1/2 hour ritual add: $600
1 hour ritual add: $1000
1.5 hour ritual with candle-lighting add: $1600

#2. Workshops


The creation of a Morning Altars originates from a 7-step wellness practice conceived and popularized by Day Schildkret based on his book, Morning Altars. Day has led hundreds of workshops all over the world within communities, businesses, universities, corporations, conferences and festivals. Each workshop teaches skills such as wonder, creativity, interconnection, healing and resilience while also addressing the needs of the client.

2 hour workshop add: $1000
4 hour workshop add: $1500
6 hour workshop add: $2000

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#3. Product Placement

Morning Altars’ altars and public art installations can serve as a creative and vibrant canvas to place a product or advertise a brand that always create a buzz on social media. Installations can be made exclusively of a product or with a product incorporated into a larger installation.

Installations with product integration add: $500
Installations made entirely of a product add: $1000

#4. Copyright

Morning Altars maintains full rights over any and all images of mandalas, altars, and art pieces created by Day Schildkret. Copyrights can be exclusively sold for sole use at the discretion of the client.

Transfer of copyright add: $1000

*Travel, lodging, per-diem and other misc. items are negotiated separately


Principle: Day Schildkret

Assistant: Jessica Sala

Large-Scale Installations
Workshop Video