Practice

Woman of my Dreams

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And just like that

I see myself as the woman of my dreams

Soulful, wild, enchanting, nurturing and intentional

With clarity that calls in the deepest freedom of the heart

And innate wisdom that honors intuition as my greatest force

The eternal play of my feminine, letting go of self limiting beliefs and boldly stepping through new gateways

Rites of passage that are moving me to the next phase

Subtle openings, pulsing vitality through my veins

With just the right amount of effort

And the right amount of softening

Fueled by surrender and faith

Enhanced by connection and creativity

Held by deep truth and unconditional love

A slow unveiling, quietly stripping away what’s ready to be liberated

More ready than ever

My inner Goddess is rising from new ashes

With a heart that’s set on fucking fire

Life as Celebration

One of the most beautiful teachings within the Tantric texts is the reminder to engage fully with the world around us. 

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It’s easy to become stagnant in our practices/routines and remain within our comforts. 


And it’s even easier to feel overwhelmed with daily responsibilities/roles in our fast paces lives, forgetting the nature of our essence. 


Both leave us feeling discounted, static and lacking vitality.

Tantra teaches us boundaries to expand and open ourselves to connect in new ways while remaining true to our needs/values. 


It acknowledges that every moment is an opportunity to not only live consciously, but to ENJOY living consciously. 


We are meant to feel radiate and alive - our faces want to smile, our legs want to dance and our hearts want to beat fast with passion and excitement. 


To celebrate is to live in this human embodiment!

And we don’t need permission or to be on holiday to have fun, immerse in pleasure or see beauty.

It’s our birthright to experience fun, pleasure and beauty as often as possible...and our practice is to be non-attached to it...this is how life can become a celebration...even amidst challenges or pain. 


Most of the time it’s our human conditioning that gets in the way and blocks us from engaging fully with ourself and the world around us. So relax, shake it up, laugh it off and let yourself go wild.

Let yourself celebrate the small things...don’t wait for a special occasion to do what brings you joy and happiness. Now is the time to rejoice!

Om Jai Swaha!

Elemental Embodiment

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One translation of Ayurveda is 'knowledge of life’ which so simply and beautifully encompasses this ancient and vast system of holistic healing - one that encourages us to live skillfully, with greater vitality to find freedom in the body, mind and heart.

Known as the 'sister science' to yoga, Ayurveda shares similar principals and philosophies. It offers a clear and accessible 'map' rich with tools (wisdom, practices, rituals) to guide you into greater balance depending on your unique constitution.

Ayurveda and Yoga teach us that our inner world is a reflection of our outer world.

And our own health is crucial to the well-being of the entire eco-system.

They are platforms for us to explore the Self through practices of self-care that lead us to live in greater alignment with our true essence.

As a yoga practitioner, I have experienced huge shifts in my health and well-being from learning the principals within Ayurveda. My personal practice has enhanced and expanded far beyond my mat, and showed me how to integrate this wisdom in very practical ways. 

As these principals have become an important part of my own journey, I am deeply passionate about sharing them with others to provide a pathway for greater transformation!

I am thrilled to offer my first online course 'Elemental Embodiment' which includes five accessible yoga practices and a supportive e-guide focused on the five elements.


My aim is to provide a foundation to understand the unique qualities and expressions of each element, and to learn simple ways to maintain greater balance through aligned yoga practices and lifestyle routines.

I'm honored to share the teachings with deep reverence and authenticity, and it's my greatest hope is that this course sparks a seed of desire for further knowledge within this beautiful (vast!) body of wisdom.

Click the link below and receive the e-guide in your inbox to begin your journey today.

The Metamorphis of Being

The butterfly begins as a humble earthbound caterpillar, moving slow and steady. It eventually gains enough nutrients by eating surrounding leaves and turns into a chrysalis, protected inside a cocoon of silk. This stage can last weeks, months or even longer, depending on the species. And when the new cells are developed, it slowly unveils into a brand new version of itself: a magnificent winged butterfly, gifted with the ability to fly freely through the vast sky.

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Intricate and exquisite in it's being, delicate and full of grace, yet strong enough to flow with the currents of the wind, trusting in it's new form. 

The archetype of the butterfly has always been one of transformation and courage. 

This small creature has the power to inspire and remind us of nature's perfect order of intelligence, inviting us to further experience this metamorphis, as we transition through various life cycles and ways of expression within the world, based on our Souls unique blueprint. 

Just as the plant and animal Spirit around us, we humans ebb and flow to the Divine beat of the Universe, all within perfect timing. We can't skip a phase nor can we rush the process. The step by step Vinyasa of our growth is governed by a larger force, guiding us into greater harmony.

Our practice is to be present with this fluid reality of life...open to the power of change and teachings within each phase.

As we accept this intrinsic cycle of contraction and death, regeneration and renewal, expansion and rebirth within our bodies and minds, we are able to extract and integrate the nectar of wisdom into the heart, our unchanging essence. 

With this understanding, we can move from the victim to the hero, and release old patterns which react from fear and instead become the one who responds from truth. As we attune to this, we soften into compassion and melt into deeper understanding and gratitude for the totality of this journey...both the moments of pure ecstatic passion and raw beauty, and moments of discomfort, confusion and rage. We know that nothing will ever remain static. 

Just as the caterpillar inevitably shapeshifts into the butterfly, us humans, are encoded to evolve. Our innate goodness and potential to transform is inherent to the natural laws of the Universe. 

When we know this to be true for ourselves, we see and believe in it for those around us.  

May this be a remembrance...

That transformation isn't easy, but in perfect timing, bathed in our efforts (presence and intention) we will be gifted with a new set of wings that will guide us to fly. 

To honor whatever cycle we are in and trust in order of intelligence, a rhythm that is perfect in its ability to unfold with the medicine we are ready to receive. 

That when we emerge from the depths of our cocoon, we have not yet taken flight in our new form, yet we must open our wings with confidence and courage...and embrace when we make mistakes along the way.

That one of our greatest gifts we can give to another human is to see the majesty of their beauty and believe in their ability to transform.

Love Heals All

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We are always love.


We are not broken nor do we need to heal.


We have all the information and teachings we will ever need within us.


Our soul is as vast as the oceans, and vibrates to the beat of the Cosmos. It shines as bright as the sun and yearns to dance freely with the winds.


And our only job is to listen to the wisdom of our bodies and hearts, so the mind can quiet.
We must learn to come back to who we truly are meant to be...to remember and accept ourselves wholeheartedly.


Because we are single threads of a larger colorful tapestry of life - we are all connected and when one us begins to honor and love who we are, we impact and inspire every other person to do the same.


When we own who we are and stand our voice, we shift the paradigm of the world.
Imagine the power and possibility if 7.2 billion people woke up tomorrow and shifted their vibration?


What if we all tapped into a place of trust through our breath and simple gratitude?


What if we believed in our inner state of abundance and worthiness?


What if we all spoke truthfully with compassion and followed what brings us joy?


We would change our energy and in turn change our entire experience of how we move in the world. We would all be living our dream realities and lift one another up. We would collectively rise towards new ways of being and inspire change for generations to come.

Sacred Activism: A prayer for the New Paradigm

We are learning to live for what really matters most to us in a time of sacred activism as we awaken into our power, and consciously listen to and respond from our hearts.

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We are remembering our intrinsic intelligence and the strength we hold as a collective.

We are inspired to take responsibility for our actions and aim to walk lightly on this Earth.

Revolutionizing the way we live and love.

To live with this awareness takes a deep desire and commitment to our personal practices of growth...a willingness to stand tall even amidst the discomfort...to stay connected to our truth and the higher vision during hard conversations and moments of transition.

Effort. Steadiness. Integrity. Clarity. Patience.

These virtues are the backbone that enable us to express a more conscious way of being.

And the Soul of our work is the dedication to show up and be seen, to share our unique story and follow the path that most lights us up.

To stay within the work and put ourselves out there, even when it’s scary. To be brave enough to start fresh when we mess up, and to forgive the old version of ourselves. To see the Divine in others (especially those who challenge us) and allow that unbound presence of love to be the foundation of how we communicate and interact.

And the more we show up, the easier it becomes.

We learn that we can craft our power from old stories, wounds and perceived failures. We reiterate to ourselves that we can rise above fears and limited beliefs. We affirm to the Universe that we choose intimacy and connection with ourselves and those around us.

And when we make this choice, over and over again, we inspire those around us to do the same...and slowly the paradigm shape-shifts from our energy, words and actions, and the Cosmos reflect the very light of our own essence.

Devotion: Life as Offering

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Devotion is when we commit with loyalty and love to a person, experience or cause.

It’s when we live with purpose and intention so our energy pours from a place of honesty and integrity.

Our enthusiasm and presence for that which we devote ourselves to, becomes the thread of connection to Spirit.

It’s the fuel that feeds the prayers of our offerings, allowing us to devote our gifts and resources freely from the fullness from our hearts...replenishing us from the inside out.

We can devote ourselves to one (or many) people/experiences/causes and receive immense joy - an inner well spring of connection that seems to overflow on the daily. Or we can aimlessly move through life, unsure of who and what we want to devote ourselves to, feeling stripped of our time and energy, empty and lost.

Devotion is a grounding force that taps us into Source. It’s a vital piece of our Spiritual development as it allows us to take any situation/experience and create deeper purpose - reflections, growth and awakenings.

And from my experience, it isn’t taught - rather an intrinsic desire for a deeper connection that we must be willing to unlock.

It’s a felt energetic exchange with the Universe which arrives as subtle and powerful shifts in our consciousness...an affirmation, deep breathing, preparing meals, helping a stranger, sharing knowledge, volunteering time...it doesn’t mater what the act, most important is how you move through it - to see it through the lens of a daily prayer and sacred offering to the world.

So let life become the offering of your Soul.

Choose simple ways in which you devote yourself to everyday, no matter how small or large the purpose may seem, remember that when we commit and show up fully, we our thread within the tapestry of life strengthens to make for a more beautiful, vibrant and connected existence.

Snake Medicine: Shedding our Skins

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Just as the Serpent sheds its skin, we too, have the capacity to shed old patterns and ways of being so we can step more fully into our power and purpose. Our yoga practice is one of many gateways into this process of purification. Physically, when we move our bodies into new shapes and forms, we stir up and awaken neuromuscular patterning to create new pathways between the body and mind. When we add breath and attention to this experience, we have the power to clear stagnant energy, allowing for more clarity and creativity to surface.

Life is always asking us to consciously release to make space for the new.  

This process of purification is often uncomfortable as it asks us to shake things up and move into unfamiliar territory...often inviting us to let go of deeply rooted ancestral patterns and conditioning, relationships or projects that no longer align and nourish us. 

During this phase, we can look to the archetypes that embody these same cycles of transformation as affirmation. The snake and the fall season are just a few examples within our natural world for us to invoke as guides. 

A reminder from the snake comes in the lesson of our ability to transform with perfect timing. The snake is highly intuitive and senses exactly when, how and what layers to shed. It reminds us to trust in the process of letting go and stay connected to the higher vision as our new skin (Self) is on the rise. Just as the snake, we always re-emerge on the other side of this process with a sense of renewal and wholeness. 

May your practices bring a deeper awareness of the skins that are ready to be shed in order to call in the next phase of your evolution!

The Power of Human Connection

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Human connection. 
It’s a Universal desire and shared value throughout all cultures and times. It enhances the quality of life and increases our longevity.
In a fast paced modern world, often driven by technology and virtual interactions, these moments of human connection are priceless. Presence is the most powerful commodity of our times. 
When we boldly meet the eyes of another, listen without interrupting, share with honesty or touch with intention, there is an energetic exchange that connects us to the heart. 
We allow the other person to feel seen, heard and felt. We support them to soften and shed the armor. They are more likely to trust and experience the intimacy of our presence. 
When another leans in and receives, we too can lean in and receive...even if we are the one offering. Thats the simple beauty of these connections - they provide nourishment for both people if they are willing to open to it. 
And when we meet another in this way - whether it’s for a fleeting moment or an extended experience, we feel the power of our shared humanity. 
We all seek greater depth in our life through nourishing interactions - with ourselves and to others as they gift us a sense of belonging which almost instantly brings us into a remembrance that we are a part of something larger. 
We awaken to Spirit, which guides us to acknowledge that we are all one...eternally connected with shared desires and dreams. 
These sweet connections are what make life worth living. If our presence has the potential to change and uplift another’s experience for the better, we are changing the world, simply through our willingness to show up. 
It’s the simple things in life that make a big impact...through our devotion to a creating world with more love, and with consistent efforts.

Guru Purnima

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Deep bows to all the beautiful teachers in my life and those who continue to fuel my growth on this auspicious day of Guru Purnima. Teachers come in many forms - parents, friends, lovers, children, animals, nature, archetypes...and through all experiences in life of both love and loss. 
Today is a sacred day in Hindu culture to honor and pay respects to the ones who have opened the gates of the heart on our Spiritual path. 
The Guru. 
The one who leads us from darkness to light. 
The one who shows us our shadow and our luminosity. 
The ones who courageously walk the path and lovingly guide the way. 
Grateful to all the teachers who continue to guide me through the Yoga traditions to accelerate my growth, as well as the community who shows up around me to immerse in the practices. 
In my experience, these teachers present themselves at the exact moment in time and are committed, present, authentic and full of love. They are embodied in many ways, yet receptive and humble along the way. 
Thank you to each of you for standing in your strength. You inspire and fuel me in so many ways

Trust the Path

Believe that anything is possible.

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Your wildest dreams are worthy and your joy is medicine to the world.

It doesn’t mean that trusting or acting upon it won’t be difficult or scary at times - but with desire, intention and clear action, we can trust that our path will unfold in ways which are aligned and meaningful.

Our existence will take form of the sacred Vinyasa...one step after the next, steady and sustainable, intelligently placed - a process of growth and expansion through Divine timing.

There is no rush. Only small acts of remembrance to that which fuel our heart to help us believe in the magic of our journey.

Devotion. Connection. Impact.

These words are currently fueling my mind and heart. They are reminders of my own values and ideas of success.

Writing. Beach Swims. Breath. Community.

These are the ways in which I am currently tapping into Source and co-creating for the benefit of myself and those around me.

Never perfect, but always done with the utmost love and to the best of my ability today.

These words and actions continue to call me back to my purpose and give wings to my visions.

Transitions

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To live within the unknown requires deep courage and trust in a higher guidance. 


Whether we are aware or not, we’re always living in spaces of mystery as life is a constant change of cycles and phases.


To graduate to the next phase, we must destruct and die out our old ways of being to embrace the new. And between the old and new are the spaces of unknown - often scary and equal parts exciting with endless possibilities on the rise...these transitional times when acknowledged, hold the greatest opportunities for growth and healing to occur. 


But first we need to tune in and listen...allow and surrender...with patience and compassion.

Trust in whatever process is unfolding for you right now.

Know that everything will work out better than you have planned or could imagine.

Your intentions are felt and higher visions seen. 


Allow time to integrate, rest and play play play!

Celebrate where you are today and how far you’ve come.

Fall in love with the journey - the messy and detoured parts as well as the graceful flowing moments exactly as they are...wildly unpredictable, ever changing and beautiful in all ways.