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Yoga with a feminine flavour…………….. 7 Living questions to help keep it juicy on the mat

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014

Yoga with a feminine flavour…………….. 7 Living questions to help keep it juicy on the mat

I stopped going to standard yoga classes years ago, why? Because most of them were all so standard, my own practice was always soooooo much juicier and more alive and I think I have realized why… Yes I could learn some useful physical techniques in these standard yoga classes, but what matters to me is that yoga gives me an experience of UNION. Let us not forget that yoga means union! For me this is the union of life force and spirit, of feminine and masculine, of little old me and all that is…And I use my time on the mat to have an open, playful exploration of what this feels like….In this body… right now. Breaking free of little old me….. Our yoga practice is an opportunity to get completely out of our heads, and right into the squelchy deep depths of the temple of our bodies to where there is no longer a separate ‘me’ trying/ judging/head f***ing. The yogic techniques have the power to remind us that we are not separate and bring us to back to the simplicity of energy in motion, vibrating with love, flowing in harmony with all that is. Something was amiss… And yet in the mainstream yoga classes I would notice that many people did not seem to be experiencing this- there was so much EFFORTING going on in the room around me! What I noticed is that people seemed to be doing yoga with a fixed idea of alignment, they had a goal in mind that kept them in their heads, and they were not being radically touched/worked/ transformed and nourished by their practice.I could not help but notice that something seriously weird was going on in the mainstream yoga world… The missing ingredient I couldn’t get it, what was going on here? What was missing? I reflected at length and came to some conclusions and here they are. The first realization was that I have been practicing in a feminine way (not as in feminine-good versus masculine-bad but just very different in its essence and expression) So what does a feminine yoga practice look like? It is responsive-not goal orientated. it is playful-not serious…., it is sensuous- (it really is mega juicy)… it is natural-I go with what I feel…. it is spontaneous…..i throw out the game plan and take intuitively guided detours and perhaps most importantly…. I listen to...

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Sharing the Sacred Succulence

Posted by on May 16, 2014

Sharing the Sacred Succulence

The way back home is only a sigh away…. the beauty and power of sacred succulence is the gift of aliveness we find within our own bodies when we take the time to pause, to feel, to activate and regenerate. It is possible to be full power and productive and restful, trusting and vital, all at the same time. The feminine path of surrender, sprinkled with sighs, laden with nourishment and infused with embodied presence, offers us a path of balance. and this nourishing medicine is exactly what myself and Rachel Ma share on our ‘Sacred Succulence’ retreats…. We have just finished an incredible week retreat, sighing, softening and surrendering  with some wonderful women here in Bali…and i bow down to the potency of a space created for nurture, exploration and celebration. I am amazed by the incredible transformation possible in the space of sisterhood. I bow down to the Tao Tantric Arts and transformational breathwork and all the other yummy tools we offer on our workshops and retreats. I bow down to the incredible beauty of Bali, the deliciousness of Soma’s live organic delicious food  and the inherent beauty and courageousness of women.      These shots of the retreat were taken by the amazing Zia Zeff; go to www.zia-zeff.com to see more of her incredible work! We are currently planning another retreat later on in the year…so stay tuned!  ...

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Opening to intimacy-How to be both strong and soft and open to love

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

Opening to intimacy-How to be both strong and soft and open to love

Like many women I suffered what I call ‘ strong woman syndrome’ I spent years in India as a solo woman traveller. Walking the busy streets, I learnt to keep my energy contained, to stay in my centre, to hold myself, protect myself. I have learnt to pull out kali (ferocious feminine energy) when I need her and to cope in many different challenging circumstances. Basically, i activated ‘The Divine Warrioress’ within me and she has served me well. This connection to my Wild Woman strength helps me to create healthy boundaries and own my worth and speak my truth with confidence. What i have found is that the journey does not stop there, oh no. Because I, like most women, yearn for intimacy…. I do not want to be so strong and self sufficient that I am guarded against receiving love…. I want ‘The Sacred Lover’ within me to dance with abandon and be seen and enjoyed by the masculine, and i want to receive adoration not from neediness but from a place of self love. I want to feel deep pleasure and immerse myself fully in the sensations that take me out of my head and into a state of blissful union and surrender.  I want to be seen and acknowledged as a beautiful woman, to receive and share the gift of love- like i was born to do! Not only that, but I do not want to lose myself in the process. So how to find this delicate balance between  the Divine Warrioress and the Sacred Lover and allow them both to support us in living a next level life, and to experience next level love.  How to feel so safe in ourselves that we can completely lost control? This week following practices are playful pointers in this wild exploration of the fusion of softness and strength , warrioress and lover. 1. Practice creating a feeling of safety in your own body, Life is unpredictable; to be really happy we need to be cool with being alone and also be open to connect deeply with others. I know for myself I have spent long periods of time ‘holding’ myself.  I regularly spend quality time with myself tuning into the way that I feel, noticing when I begin to freak out and giving myself the ‘medicine’ of compassion and presence. When i see i am upset and overwhelmed...

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