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Moon Wisdom: New Moon

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The new moon is when the night sky is dark and the light of the moon can’t be seen. It’s a time when the energy current is below the surface, and in comparison to the bright and vibrant energy of a full moon, the days around the new moon are quiet and contemplative in nature....

3 Unconscious Mistakes Yogis Make (And How To Stop Making Them)

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I created a free 45 minute online workshop sharing some of the foundational tools of Ayurveda and how you can put them into use in your daily life to create greater health and wellness....

Ayurvedic Seasonal Wisdom for Autumn

As the second full moon of August waxes towards the first new…

The Art of Slowing Down & Diving Deeply

The golden summer weather of yesterday has shifted to a cool breeze that is whispering through the trees of mysteries to come, and I feel a call to stillness that reminds me of slower seasons and quieter days.....

Purnatva & Shunyata: The Dance Between Fullness & Emptiness

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When I can allow myself to simply be in the quiet moments of my life, the silent pause between one activity and the next, one breath and the next, then I am provided the nourishment, and often the inspiration, for the next cycle of fullness. It is a beautiful dance....

Living a Life of Practice

Most of us crave cycles of growth and renewal in our lives, as we all want to feel the newness of discovery and expansion in our relationships, in our careers, and in our spiritual practice. But we often forget that before growth there must be a period of birth, and before birthing there is a period of change, death or release. It is in these aspects of the pulsation that we often become stuck, because death or letting go is painful, and birth requires effort and a willingness to push into the unknown....

Cleansing Comfortably in January

To support you in making lifestyle shifts that will support your overall health and wellness in 2012 I’d like to offer the following tips on how to cleanse safely and comfortably in January. Keep in mind that seasonal cleansing is ideally done in Spring and Fall when nature supports us in eating lighter so January can be a challenging time to lighten up, especially if you live in a cold climate. These guidelines offer some very simple tools that can support you in releasing excess and up leveling your overall wellness though the next month...

Holy Nights

In the Christian traditions the period of time between Dec 24th and January 6th is known as the Holy Nights or the 12 Days of Christmas and is honored as a sacred time. For myself I feel that my own Holy Nights begin on the Winter Solstice and run right through to the Feast of Epiphany on January 6th....

Meditations on Subtlety & Spaciousness

This time of the year is characterized by the qualities of subtlety, lightness, dryness, and mobility and this morning I could feel each of these qualities so clearly. The dry frosty ground beneath my feet, the cold wind on my skin, the lightness of the tree branches looking so fragile without their leaves, and the subtlety of light and morning mist that lends mystery to this season. It is beautiful for sure and lends itself to the more subtle practices such as reflection, inquiry and deep meditation. You may find that you are more naturally drawn to these practices or that those of you who have established meditation practices can go deeper more readily....

Community Fun and December News

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The weather has been gorgeous here in Tofino as we switch into December and already the festive season has begun...