On my Awakening Shakti Online Group Programme, we spend 9 months re-birthing ourselves into a deeper embodiment of the Divine Feminine. Over these 9 months we focus on one theme per month, with a workbook, live zoom calls, video practices, weekly online yoga and more. In the first month, we lay the foundations for all that is to follow, by exploring meditation as woman and establishing ourselves in a daily stillness practice. In the tantric tradition, stillness, emptiness or
Who’d have thought that in a workshop about Deepening into Love & Community, I’d end up making out with a tree, but that’s exactly what happened for me yesterday. I’m here in Greece as a Facilitator in Residence at the beautiful Alexandros centre: one of three holistic retreat and educational venues on Mount Pelion that form the Kalikalos community. And this week I am blessed to also be a participant on a workshop being offered by Achim Ecker and Ina Meyer-Stoll of the Zegg c
Art by Ines Honfe. Some time back at the beginning of the year, I attended a Kundalini Yoga Master Class with one of my teacher trainers' - Guru Dharam Khalsa. The focus of the Master Class was Self-Mastery. Synchronistically, I'd already decided that Self-Mastery was to be my personal focus for this year. And I've been doing a Kundalini Yoga meditation practice for Self-Mastery he introduced to us there ever since. As I turned on the radio this morning and heard news of the
Art by Ines Hofe “You see, ecstasy is the natural human state, and the obstacles we create to ecstasy are part of a dictatorial state our thought makes us live in. Ecstasy is simpler than suffering. It smells good. It is present throughout. It is with us always. There is nothing to do and nothing to look for. It’s enough to stay totally open and let things occur without worrying about changing their nature. By our being really present, continuously present, all reality
So many people I meet express an interest in knowing more about tantra or comment upon my radiance and positive vital energy. “I want what YOU’ve got” they say. Or “how can I experience the same kind of ecstatic experiences (sexual or otherwise) you talk about?”
At the same time, I’m aware that there are many of us out there, me included, who have all the best intentions of committing to a daily spiritual or connection practice, but find it challenging to sustain.
I don’t believe in co-incidence, so when I was walking home from the park today and felt a stone in my shoe, I knew it was time to write this blog. Bear with me… Just prior to the stone in shoe moment, I had been on the phone to a potential new yoga student, who was explaining to me the symptoms of a “disorder” he’s been diagnosed with, which means that his body and mind don’t talk to each other. As a result, he is in constant pain and his body does not respond reliably to co