On a day when the wind is perfect

IMG_0640On a day
when the wind is perfect,
the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty
Today is such a

My eyes are like the sun that makes promises:
the promise of life
that it always

each morning.

The living heart gives to us as does that luminous sphere,
both caress the earth with great

There is a breeze that can enter the soul.
This love I know plays a drum. Arms move around me;
who can contain their self before my beauty?

Peace is wonderful,
but ecstatic dance is more fun, and less narcissistic;
gregarious He makes our lips.

On a day when the wind is perfect,
the sail just needs to open
and the love starts.

Today is such
a day.

~ Rumi


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As I prepare for my last teaching weekend of 2014 I am reflecting back on an incredible year of growth, intensity, evolution and empowerment. I spent the majority of the year traveling and offering workshops and classes…as well as being in the studio and creating albums. This year took some risks…some of which involved saying no, letting go of old structures and relationships and doing less…some of which involved trusting more and letting myself be vulnerable…some of which involved speaking truths that I was afraid to speak and experiencing how much that truth was needed in the world.

Voice of Change
And now on the threshold of 2015 I am stepping into my own body of work in more and more profound ways. This year will see me officially launching Voice of Change…an Initiative and Training Program encompassing all that I offer and stand for; healing the deep seated patterns that keep us silent and uncovering the soul of expression that lives in each of us. Then becoming an effective agent of change by embodying truth as our message, our medicine and our direct action. Stay tuned for all the details at the beginning of the year.

Off The Mat
My work with Off The Mat Into the World continues with 4 trainings next year. Check out our brand new website full of wonderful blogs info and our team of new leaders. This is an exciting moment for us as we evolve into a training institute focused on empowerment and social justice!

As Director of OTM’s Global Seva Challenge I am also very excited to be leading the 2015 Seva Challenge trip to Kenya. This trip (jointly hosted with our partner The Village Experience) we will be working with two incredible organizations to build safe houses for girls forced into Early Childhood Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. These orgs are doing amazing work creating alternative Rites of Passage for the girls to enter into womanhood!! The trip will be in October and you can register HERE to begin fundraising. As many of you have already discovered, the Seva Challenge is an incredibly inspiring and empowering journey that takes participants from fundraising and awareness building through to life changing experiences in the field and in many cases a life long commitment to conscious activism and service. I hope you will join me on this life changing trip…more below.

Recently I finished (with Christopher Krotky) the music for Seane Corn’s “The Yoga of Awakening” 3 DVD series on Sounds True. The first, DVD titled “Body Mind Flow” has been released. The second, “Chakra Flow” has a companion CD. It can be purchased from iTunes or Sounds True. This is music designed for yoga/meditation practice with tracks for each of the 7 chakras and some added bonus tracks as well. We hope you enjoy it!

Also – I have self published an album of short English language chants called “Wings – Simple Chants for Everyday Rituals” which is available through me and will soon be on CD Baby. This is an album of chants that you can use to get groups of folks singing together…a collection of my many years in the field (both in the states and abroad) seeing how simple singing can unite us across many boundaries and barriers.

Remember – most of my albums are available on ITUNES (along with some other wonderful albums that I have guested on) so please check them out there!

Work on my dance album has commenced and I will be keeping you updated as that progresses!

much love and have a wonderful holiday season!