I am so excited about this month of March.
Besides being my son’s Birthday – Ezra is turning 10 –
I am also finishing another 200hrs training with Namaste Yoga. 14 beautiful yoginis are diving really deep with me, Ashley Sharp, Baxter Bell and Vickie Russel Bell into their final hours, finals and we are all on FIRE!
I am happy to announce another round of Bhakti Nova workshops.
If you missed the last one, sign up right now. March 8th and 15th from 2pm to 6pm. You can do one or both. More info below.
Also below, a “quick” info on the energies of Shiva and Shakti that I wrote this morning to inspire you!
The purpose of this workshop is to reveal and support the yogi’s evolution into radiant embodied being in our lives by bringing our bodies, minds, and emotions into vibrational attunement with our spiritual essence. We’ll get an understanding of the Hindu deities, and access these archetypes as doorways into transformative practices that will create an inseparable link with Spirit in our daily lives.
Bhakti Yoga is the practice of cultivating an inspired intimate relationship between our soul and the the Divine. Breathing, singing and moving freely in our bodies are some of the ways we find and express this connection. Being strong and flexible– physically, mentally and emotionally improves our health so we can be of service and fulfill our highest purpose in the world.
OM SHIVA OM SHAKTI ~ NAMAH SHIVA NAMAH SHAKTI
Shiva within the Hindu Trinity is considered to be the destroyer, the most powerful god.
He is the first yogi, the first dancer and his benevolence is infinite.
Known by many names – Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Pashupati, Nataraja, Bhairava – Lord Shiva is versatile, complex, and all-embracing. His blessed presence touches many parts of ourselves in many different phases of our lives; and opens our mind’s heart to the many many dimensions of our inner and outer lives.
Transformation is a gift from mystery to us.
As we awake to the reality of impermanence, Shiva appears as the ending of a cycle and ignites within us our inner fire of transformation. As we surrender unto the ever changing flow of life, Shiva supports us to see within the burning, a new way, a new path, the possibility to renew.
Simultaneously, destroying what is dying with one hand (fire) and reviving life with another (drum).
Shiva is the friend of all and his cosmic dance of Tandava keeps the world going round and round. Turning ignorance into new opportunities to free oneself.
He is called “The Auspicious One” and his blessings are infinite.
Shiva is the Exhale that brings a possibility for the NEW.
His consort is Shakti and without HER, Shiva is Shava (corpse – formless).
Shakti is the Goddess, the creator-ess of this world we live (inner and outer).
Shakti means sacred force or empowerment. She is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces of Nature, the compositional forces of the 5 elements. She moves through the entire universe as creative power, or the Great Divine Mother.
Shakti is the manifestation of creativity, fertility, abundance. She is creation, preservation and destruction.
Uniting Shakti (creation/individual soul) with Shiva (un-manifested/universal soul) is our goal as Yoga Practitioners.