How to Wake UP: to life, to joy, to suffering, and everything in between

True knowledge comes from experience. It’s easy to give advice without really listening, without really knowing where that thought or advice is coming from, because we’re unaware of something inside of us that’s simply projecting our own wounding or unmet needs. Something to ask ourselves when we’re looking outside ourselves to place ...

iTovi and the full moon

Sometimes we receive messages from sources we weren't expecting- it doesn't matter where they come from but that we are open enough to receiving the fullness of the teaching in that moment. A few things happened this morning and today that were incredibly powerful, synchronistic and eye-opening. This morning, I woke up to watch the blood/blue/eclipse moon o...

Making Space to Slow Down

I just spent a week studying with one of my beloved teachers. We spent the week learning mantra, kirtan, music and practicing deep, soulful yoga asana, meditation and pranayama. I'm feeling this rebellion come up inside me against the rigid, linear expectations of our male dominated culture and the remnants of my childhood and upbringing. This looks like ta...