Om namo Lakshmi! I’ve been reflecting on my wealth of blessings in the past few weeks. I felt a lot of guilt and sadness when we moved to Cali because I was leaving my life in ATL behind. During my holiday visit to Atlanta, I confronted those feelings and am ready to give San Diego a fair chance. I have wanted to live in California since I was a teenager, and I had unrealistic expectations of what that would be like because I had put it on a pedestal for so long. But now I can work hard to get the life I want here and I am so ready for it! Jai ma!
2018, you were the year of my Saturn returns and you didn’t disappoint. 2019, I hope that we can work together to find me a community in Cali that’s like my kula in Georgia. I hope to jump back on my dharmic path and embrace the new changes you’ll surely throw at me. I will take care of my hips better and heal my pains. I will continue finding ways to love and understand the divine. I want more adventures. I want to heal my fear of being touched so that I can give more hugs. I will fall deeper in love with my husband. I want to explore my new home more and be less of an introvert. I will embrace a new decade of my life with grace. 2018 it’s been real. 2019, nice to meet you. (PS my friend is opening @fireflyyogacenter in east Roswell in a few weeks! Check it out!)
It’s been such an honor and a privilege to teach while I’ve been in Atlanta. Endless thanks to those of you who I have shared space with. I am looking forward to rounding out my visit by teaching a kickass workshop tomorrow night with @sarahrrrose 💕
Happy Holidays! May all beings everywhere be happy and free 🙏🏻
“Bija” is Sanskrit for “seed” and are usually one-syllable sounds that pack a healing punch to our bodies. Just saying a seed sound can unlock these energies which is what makes them so powerful. “Eim” (pronounced “I’m”) is the bija mantra for the goddess Sarasvati, who is the goddess of all forms of creation. @yogini_lena taught me a gorgeous way to play this mantra on the harmonium and it’s been my go-to lately... I’ve been painting nonstop when I’m not teaching so I’d say the creativity is flowing and it’s working! #grateful PS you can see what I’m up to at @atlchalkartist
Yesterday, my friend’s 5 year old asked me what happens when you die... oh man... it was such a beautiful and thoughtful conversation. Kids think that grownups know everything, but it’s just not the case. I wonder how I would’ve felt as a kid if I knew that my heroes didn’t have everything figured out. I was listening to @trevorhallmusic while I was painting today and one of the songs said something about coming into this world with nothing and leaving this world with nothing. You can accumulate wealth and possessions but what does it matter if you did nothing to help someone else or nurture your soul. #aho #bekind
It feels so good to be back! I have lots of offerings this week (link in bio) In Tuesday’s Self Care and Restorative at @liftyoga we’ll be working with flowers. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one! 🙏🏻💕🌻
Atlanta! I’m coming atcha today! ✈️ 🙏🏻 I’ve added MORE classes while I’m home (link in bio) and I’m stoked to kick off this “yoga tour” at @yogasmyrna on Sunday- YES we will have a harmonium (thanks to @angelahalesyoga 🎹💕) and a signature funky flow. Get ready to chant and feel great! See you on the mat!
Uttarabodhi mudra is the mudra of enlightenment. It’s a reminder to disconnect the everyday craziness and to just be. Interlace your fingers and then release the thumb and index finger, bringing them together into a diamond shape. 📸 by @abbiejsmith
I got to assist my lovely friend @yogini_lena during her Soul Care Saturday last weekend and it was just such a nourishing experience. I’ll be recreating this beautiful healing exercise when I sub Self Care & Restorative for @paiger_ism at @liftyoga in ATL on the 18!