The mountains are my bones,

The rivers my veins.

The forests are my thoughts,

And the stars are my dreams.

The ocean is my heart,

Its pounding is my pulse.

The sounds of the earth write

The music of my soul.

- Wild Woman Sisterhood

During my yoga teacher training with Kula, I was able to see the Divine, God, Great Spirit in an expanded way… through all the elements around me. I was able to heal my body, mind and spirit by chanting and singing to the elements - both in nature and within me.

Here is a little reflection on my journey with the elements during my journey with Self.


I was fire.

Flames consumed my being

as I criticized my inflamed body

Judged my perfectionist ways

and let anger and fury engulf

all of me.


I was water.

Waves crashed over my bones

Drowning me in the ocean of my thoughts

Causing destruction

Leaving little rest

Little time for breath.


I was earth.

Stuck in muds of misery

Vines entangled my heart

Suffocating expression of self

Burying pain deep inside bones

Waiting to escape the weight of



I was air.

Breeze causing chaos of thoughts

Swirling in the abyss of my being




a frazzled






I was ether.

Space to lose myself in

Unsure of where I belonged

A soul wandering

in a broken body





I am fire.

Flames fueling action






By the ignited heat

At the core

At the center

of all that I am.


I am water.




as I am cleansed by the water within

washing away the past;

Waves of emotions

carry my soul on a rollercoaster

of healing and renewal.


I am earth.

The womb of Mother Earth

nurtures my broken pieces

cradling them in the roots

of interconnected trees

Bare feet dirty

from direct contact to earth

Connection to maker of life

Creator of all.


I am air.

Clear air

brings clear mind

Drinking in life

New breath

Each inhale

and exhale

A chance

to begin again

A gift

and blessing

from wind.


I am ether.

Space to just be

Present and fully alive

Standing in my truth

Drinking in the beauty

of the basic elements

of this life.


Jill is a health enthusiast passionate about holistic living through being conscious of the mind, body and spirit connection. She is a free-spirited yoga teacher that embraces any adventure that comes her way, whether that is rock climbing, paddle boarding, waterfall rappelling, cliff jumping or learning a new inversion. She finds balance and inspiration in her happy place of being in nature and swimming in the ocean. She ensures that everything she does is in alignment with her truth – to share her heart with others in a vulnerable way in order to spread positivity and unconditional love and light.

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