“I felt every sensation in my body as I took a hot shower, letting the water wash away any lingering past stories, feels and experiences. Cradled in a hammock outside, I felt so present, calm and centered as I wrote in my journal, reflecting on my purge.”
“During my visit to the Green School in Bali, I noticed that the space was influenced by a strong soulcentric society. Sustainable development, conscious choices, creative arts, and spiritual teachings can be found in every corner of the school.”
“Perhaps you feel inspired to go plant-based because you want to be a spiritual activist. Aside from being yogic, it’s a sustainable practice that can actually make a positive impact on our earth and it’s good for your health.”
“What we eat is a choice and a privilege to have the access to certain foods. Our mindset and how what we prioritize food is a lifestyle. Personally, I think it’s important to explore our food system.”
“You may know about the chakras in the human body … but did you know that Mother Earth also has her own set of chakras and energy flowing through her body? As we become more connected to our energy channels within, we realize the effect that the Earth’s energy has on our own inner journey and growth.”
“After sharing the exciting news of my pregnancy, a friend commented, “Being so connected with yoga and your body, you’re probably going to really feel all those changes happening inside of you!” At the time, I didn’t realize how true that was.”
“I don’t believe this yogic lifestyle was ever intended to put people in a box and label them as “yogis.” We are all unique beings which calls for making choices that will fit our needs in the moment. Yoga is simply a catalyst to drop into our inner voice and live in harmonious balance with ourselves and others.”
“While facilitating transformational retreats and trainings, I like to acknowledge that there is always a beginning, middle and an end to the process. When each part is honored as an important aspect of the offering, we experience the full expression of deep creation (at the beginning), transformation (in the middle) and integration (at the end).”
“Yin is the format we may use to withdraw from normative patterning of stimulation and let all the energetic build-up of the daily debris find a way to percolate through the system and be effectively released.”
“I strongly believe we are at a time where it is necessary to feel our frustrations and darkness and let them fuel our fire to do the world-changing work. We’ve been told for far too long to suppress this aspect of ourselves, but it is okay to be raw, it is okay to be vulnerable and it is definitely okay to be angry.”
“My objective in offering Yin Yoga as a daily foundational practice is not to demand that the practitioner set aside the perfect amount of space and time with complete clarity of mind. The objective is this: to train the nervous system to become comfortable with the ever-shifting state.”
“Sitting with such a consistent feeling of blessed elation, I started to feel like I can’t actually call it “work” anymore. Instead, I feel it is more of an offering of the heart that is a gift from the Divine passed through me in service to the whole. I think the best word to describe this offering would be “Dharma”.”
“Women, like water, are moved. Up and down with the tides, in instant rushes like a waterfall, or like the monotonous waves of a great ocean. What counts is the motion. Yet, in how many immeasurable ways have we been conditioned to move against the current or not move at all? And for how long can we sustain the ignorance?”
"In my eight years leading groups through transformative retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings, the tears always flow when asking questions of being faced with The Unknown: What can I give to this world? How can I unearth my true self from the false beliefs it’s buried under? How can I stand out with my skills and knowledge? How can I discover my unique gifts in this lifetime? What is my purpose, my dharma, my path?"
"Through Wild Feminine, I found the words to express my experience as a woman who never quite fit in, who never felt understood… mostly because I didn’t understand my whole self yet. Wild Feminine helped me shape and share my story by first truly seeing and loving every part of myself, shadows and all."
"I wonder now, why I wanted to taste his beer. The answer comes to me and it is the same answer to many of the questions of why we try new things: curiosity. Our motivation to explore the unknown is innocent and powerful. It has led us to self-discovery. Yet, what it unearths isn’t always of light. Sometimes, our curiosity can reveal a shadow inside that we didn’t know was there."
"I thought great, my project would be geared toward writing and creating PADI's very first, "Dive-Yoga distinctive specialty". With this specialty, people could get certified to practice this perfect collaboration and I could extend it all over the world. But wait, it's 2018... how could no-one have come up with this idea already?"
"What have you learned from your past? How has your past shaped you into the person (or bird metaphorically) that you are today? What has stopped you from spreading your wings? What obstacles have you faced that has taught you to slow down ... to heal your body, still your mind, and let your spirit soar?"
"Whether someone is asking for your time, assistance, a place to stay, a ride, or a dollar, if you are not in a position to give graciously and with good intentions, it is better to deny the request, than give with resentment."
"Living at the Yoga Forest for the last 25 days has been one of the most incredible and memorable journeys I have ever been on. I didn’t know what to expect coming in to it but since arriving here it has been a truly emotional and magical experience."