Greetings to all…I recently returned from a wonderful and magical tour to Australia where I taught a Voice of Change workshop for the Off The Mat Australia folks, as well as a deep dive into myth and ritual at Cloudcatcher Camp in the wilds of the Gold Coast. Then I went on to the incredible BaliSpirit Festival where I got to perform in an ancient water temple with a stellar band to open the Festival, and taught a number of classes (and even got to take a few african dance classes as well!). Finally, I landed in NYC for a weekend of teaching Art of the Voice and Karma Yoga at the Yogaworks Teacher Training and then Portland for weekend 5 of our yearlong Priestess Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership.
I truly love seeing the development of a more inclusive and authentic conversation that is going on in the world wide yoga community and I feel honored to be a part of that ongoing conversation. My hope is that we can change the “face” of the community to include, invite and learn from ALL humans about what yoga IS and how we can unite as a force for positive and powerful change in the world. Over the last ten years of our work with Off The Mat, Into the World, we have witnessed this growing movement toward understanding what a privilege it is to be able to practice the healing arts of yoga and self expression and to make sure that we are making these resources available to all beings. Those of you who have studied with me know that it is my deep belief that we are hard wired for self expression and that the healing that is possible when we give ourselves permission to express IN COMMUNITY is exponentially increased!
This month I am offering the second annual Voice of Change Online Training (in collaboration with Off The Mat) and am very much looking forward to this training. We cover many aspects of becoming a voice of change including:
… ways to heal the deep seated patterns and stories that keep you silent and invisible
…uncovering the soul of expression that lives inside you and celebrating your creativity and artistry in powerful ways
…Taking steps to become an effective agent of change – using self expression, ritual and community building to support social justice and creative evolution.
I am also heading to Omega Institute to offer Voice of Change at the Yoga Service Council annual gathering and then heading into the first of our OTM Yoga, Service and Action Intensives of the year (with Seane Corn and Hala Khouri). There will be two more this year (Colorado and Georgia) so please go to www.offthematintotheworld.org for info.
Then I head to Portland for our Priestess Training (yes, there are men in the training:) and then onto one of my favorite festivals Lightning in a Bottle where I will be offering a live music/yoga/singing class called Awakening the Feathered Serpent (Sat May 28) and also a Sacred Leadership workshop (with Ravyn Stanfield) and a Voice of Change workshop as well.
After that I head off to the Mind Body Festival in Istanbul Turkey and a short visit to the caves of Crete! Stay tuned for more exciting news!