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How womens workshops can connect you to your feminine power

Posted by on May 30, 2016

How womens workshops can connect you to your feminine power

  I have been lucky enough to facilitate womens workshops all over the world. And have witnessed profound transformations. I am witnessing women collectively waking up to their feminine power as well as the power of sisterhood. So why are womens workshops so powerful? and why are more and more women finding themselves drawn to them? Mainstream education, and even much modern yoga training, has failed to offer us the all-important guidance that we need to tap into the mystery and power within our feminine bodies. Without the support, guidance and the space to nurture this inner connection so many women report that they experience a profound disconnect from their feminine power. How do you know if you have lost connection to your feminine power?? *If your attention is continually directed to the critical voice in your head *If your time and energy is consumed in behaviours ,habits and relationships that are not nourishing, for example; over or under eating, comparing yourself to others constantly and worrying about what might happen. *If you give your power away through looking to others for approval or to fulfill your needs * if you apologise for who you are and shame your body *if you feel numb , stuck and constantly tired. What i am witnessing is that women are realising that there must be something more than this kind of reality, where we judge ourselves, we judge our bodies and we judge each other. We are collectively waking up to our deep desire to be unashamedly sensual and feminine We want to FEEL feminine AND we want to feel empowered, We want to feel free AND we want to feel safe to be truly ourselves We want to feel met, and expressed and sexually vibrant. In other words , we want to be in our feminine power And we are realise that to do this we need to be supported by our sisters… So how do we reconnect to our feminine power? Through working with hundreds of women,and through engaging passionately with my own life long study of feminine power. I would suggest that our feminine power is activated when we activate the feminine life force energy in our bodies- our ‘Shakti’. Shakti is an ancient sanskrit word for the feminine principle, it is feminine energy, it is also translated as power. As women we are embodiments of Shakti, our Shakti is our power. Due to a culture that has trained...

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The gift of vulnerability……..Do you reveal your true face?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015

The gift of vulnerability……..Do you reveal your true face?

Feeling and revealing our vulnerability, and being TRULY SEEN…we are so scared of it yet we want it so much as well.. What is going on with that? In this article i explore this curious conundrum experienced by so many women and i give some simple tips on how to be seen and met in your true essence. I have certainly been one of those women who have ‘held it all together’ and put on a brave face to hide deep feelings within myself. Yet the more I have journeyed deep into my feminine power, the more I have found the courage to NOT hold it all together and to reveal my tender parts, my vulnerable self, to the world. And yes! What a relief! I have discovered that I love admitting that I am not perfect! It is soooo liberating!!!   I love it when I let go of pretending to be strong, wise, attractive or just plain ‘enough’. I love putting all my cards out on the table. I love it when habitual masks I have used to hide behind CRACK, and tender vulnerable realness seeps out. Masks are tiring… The effort it takes to put on a brave face and intricately design a front to put on that looks acceptable and appealing is friggin exhausting! Masks are a form of armour, and the thing about armour is that you have to carry it around with you, you need to uphold it and worst of all, it puts a barrier between the true you and others, and the true you, and your own intimate experience. So why do we bother? First of all I would point out that most of us are often not even aware that we are putting on a front, our armour has become such a part of our lives and the way that we interact with the world, that we forget that it does not serve us, and is entirely optional… Please note- armour is indeed optional.. I would suggest that the reason why we consciously and unconsciously choose to guard our true face has probably got something to do with a deep fear or being rejected. And why do we equate rejection with ‘the end of the world’? I imagine it is because the experience of being ‘rejected’ by another person rubs up against where we are rejecting ourselves on a deep...

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Why ‘spiritual’ men can be such a pain in the ass (& why we love them too)…..

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

Why ‘spiritual’ men can be such a pain in the ass (& why we love them too)…..

Whilst recovering from an intense dual between Shakti and Shiva ,in the boxing ring of conscious relationship. I felt moved to share these insights. You may relate to them, you may not. Whatever you do, please take this lightly….  First of all i would like to clarify; the kind of men I refer to are the kind of men who are consciously ‘on the path’. And so for want of a better word, I call them ‘spiritual’ here, I am sure you know who I mean….  At some point I realised that I could only really be with men who were at least trying to be conscious, and that If they did not have any spiritual awareness- then we probably wouldn’t have much in common and would not be on equal footing. So since that that time I have only attracted ‘spiritual’ men into my romantic sphere, and really, that has been perhaps more challenging than I had bargained for…(hence the ‘pain in the arse bit).   And i am sure that many other women can relate to my observations.  Here are some key reasons why we both love ( and get completely frustrated by) our male counterparts on the spiritual path… They have a spiritual justification for friggin everything.  Oh goddess…. They can be a veritable encyclopaedia of spiritual knowledge. They will ruthlessly squash your feminine need for emotional connection under a spiritual concept. They will give you advaitic discourses and lectures on impermanence when you just want a hug. Basically, in the realm of words and ideas and spiritual concepts, he is in his comfort zone, and he may tend to hang out in that comfort zone with his spiritual concepts for company, as you ride the waves of emotional energy. If he stays on his spiritual high horse, you can well begin to feel like an un-evolved, over emotional and hopelessly ‘attached’ being as he ‘witnesses’ your process from an annoyingly detached standpoint. (Deep sigh). It is your stuff When you say something to the effect of “I feel sad because you………”. He says “Well! This must be the sadness you have in you already that is arising, its got nothing to do with me”.  It can become like a ping pong game with the ball always swiftly coming right back in your face even if you feel that you have sent out a particularly valid...

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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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Are you shoulding? (and the 7 step ‘Should process’ for when you are)

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013

Are you shoulding? (and the 7 step ‘Should process’ for when you are)

I find it fascinating how, we are the way that we are (how could we not be?) yet most of the time, we give ourselves a hard time with this idea that we ‘should’ be different. When we give ourselves a should we tell ourselves that what we are or what we are doing is somehow not good enough, we conjure up a parallel reality where there is a perfect self, who does all the perfect things, makes all the perfect decisions etc….. Yes I should eat less, smoke less, do more, earn more, exercise more, be thinner, smarter, sexier etc. be more organized/successful/relaxed/loving/knowledgeable/whatever. Do any of these babies sound familiar? Or do you perhaps have your own unique cocktails of ‘shoulds’ ? Isn’t it tiring? (Take a nice deep breath in and out now please).And now ask yourself; are you ready to give up the mind f*** and the fight and break out of the ‘should paradigm? Once and for all?’   Lets break it down…yes, there are so many ways we ‘should’ ourselves, but essentially they are all the same, a denial of the way things are, of who we are, right now. It is a way of arguing with reality, of moving out of our experience and into ‘the should paradigm’, which, quite frankly sucks.  This image of how we ‘should’ be, has the power to tyrannize us and keep us feeling generally incredibly inadequate. I wonder, why would we want to make ourselves wrong for being who we are? I wonder who the hell designed the ‘way things should be’ and I also wonder why we fall for it. I figure it is probably because we were trained into it, introduced to the should paradigm at an early age by those who knew no better, by those who were also conditioned to should themselves and question their innate self worth, those who were also not offered a way to connect to a sense of wonder and contentment with life as is it and who are, right now.  We have been conditioned into thinking that the ‘shoulding’ is in the service of self improvement, but really, it is more like a thinly disguised form of bullying, showing up in sneakily and subtle forms of self criticism. Living under the weight of ‘shoulds’ is heavy because when we ‘should’ we keep on reinforcing the notion that we...

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