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Please join me tomorrow, Thurs 8/23 for the 7am Morning Flow along with Yoga Santa Barbara Style. Bring your energy, your beautiful bodies and your support to help represent our most delicious ritual, Morning Flow @ Yoga Soup. The class will be filmed and is a great opportunity to share this incredible space and group. Bring a friend and get a free class!
See you there.
Saturday my two kids and I attended a birthday party on the Toot Toot Taxi in the Santa Barbara Harbor. It was beautiful, hot, the perfect day to be out and about. We meet the party and make our way down the dock and onto the little boat. The ride was super exciting, especially if you are 3 years old. The kids screech and take turns driving Toot Toot. After checking out the pier, the local barge with more than a ton of pelican shit on it, and the buoy with seals we head back to the dock. Carefully we shuffle about 10 3-7 year olds off the boat. Jokingly we laugh nervously about keeping them walking straight and out of the water.
I was walking down the shore of a beach. The waves were torrential but the tide was low. Broken sand dollars sprinkled the flat wet sand. I walk towards an embarking cliff. The air is wet from fog and spray. As I near a golden object lights up from afar. I look and its an unbroken sand dollar, full and complete. Feeling lucky I pick it up and put it in my pocket. Not much further and I see a large crevasse wedged into the cliff. I get closer and it gets larger. A deep, dark cave. I walk in and it's pitch black. I close my eyes and listen to the roar of the ocean echo through this cavern. As my eyes open, a rainbow of light is glistening and sparkling all around me. The cave is lit up with light. My body is blanketed in bliss. It feels angelic. Absolutely incredible. Of a higher frequency and dimension. I am infused with this light and love essence. Standing there in awe, I wake up.
That ridiculous song by Hall and Oats is playing in my head. Why? Because my little angles and guides have a sense of humor. I think that's just it. Lighten up, laugh and get over it. Such wisdom!
Samadhi - Momentary Bliss is becoming more prevalent and less momentary. I find that Maui brings this state of being out in me. Open hearted living. Diving slow through the jungle canopied roads, drinking in the paradise all around me. People in town, Paia Town that is, smile as you walk by. An immediate connection that we are all one pulses through each of us and the gesture fills my heart. Nature is extreme. Rain showers, waterfalls, wind, waves, volcanoes, whales and rainbows. Life thrives and pulses. How can one not be consumed by this majesty? I feel as if I'm in the heart of the islands and the planet. Mmmmmmmmm, love this vibe. I'll be back to SB soon (7/1) and ready to spread the love. Aloha! Marie
Its been a while since my last post. I sort of dropped out of my writing and blogging, got bogged down with the holidays and sick kids and just decided to take one step at a time through life for a while. Yoga as always remained a constant, keeping me grounded and giving me back to me. I did manage to escape to Ojai and take what I thought was an "Energy Workshop" but turned out to be a "Channeling Workshop". Same thing I guess just different use of words and perception. It was incredible! My classes now are infused with a deeper sense of awareness and spiritual connections. Guidance and information flows through each class and everyone receives something that is just for them... a message, a thought, an experience. Teaching is such an amazing gift. Thank you all for showing up, waking up and continuing to step on to your mats. "Practice, Practice, Practice and all is coming" Pattabi Jois.
Almost forgot! I'm now teaching back to back classes at Yoga Soup on Tues & Thurs.
7:00am Morning Flow All Level
8:30am Playing Your Edge Level 2
Please join me!!
Love and Peace,
It's 2012. Our window of opportunity has arrived. What is your New Vision? Where are we going as a species? We are strong, we are beautiful and we are powerful. It's time for the ultimate manifestation. Beyond our own personal wills and desires lies our deepest connection to the planet, to God/Source and to ourselves. Our survival is in our own hands. It's time to dream and dream big. Expect miracles. Pulse with gratitude and love and receive amazing blessings. Live life with light and ease.
Having control of our own destiny is a little scary. Maybe we have not made the best Life of our Life. If our destiny is in our own hands and not already written by god then, OMG, we might screw it up! That is totally possible but so is just the opposite. Maybe we create something amazing. By simply taking the time to sit down and dream. Write it down or make a collage of your vision of the ideal YOU in the ideal WORLD filled with LOVE. Feel the windows of opportunity open for you everywhere. Expand your ideas about the world and universe and fuel experiences with unlimited potential. SMILE often and to everyone.
I had an amazing experience the other day. Over the weekend I had a bunch of unexpected visitors. Several of which stayed the weekend. The house was full of fun and action. The evening rolled around one night and I was pretty beat. I offered to make tea for whoever wanted it as I was making some for myself. Everyone raised their hands kids and all. I filled my little teapot with herbs and boiling water. This particular teapot was made by my grandmother of salted clay. She was an amazing potter. As I was pouring the water I thought to myself, "there is no way I am going to get 10 cups out of this pot". Immediately I thought of the story of Jesus handing out bread and fish from the unlimited basket (please don't get me wrong. I am not a Jesus freak. I love all of the ancient masters: Buddha, Jesus, Mary, Rumi, Michael Angelo, Albert Einstein, Dali Lama, etc.). The tea steeped and I began to pour into my 10 assorted mugs. I started pouring just a little bit into each mug so that everyone would get at least a little bit. I kept pouring and pouring and pouring until everyones mug was full. I put my teapot down, amazed that it filled all these mugs when usually, it only holds about 2 1/2 mugs. I was filled with grace and overwhelmed with tears. I felt so appreciative and in love with everyone that was in my house and that had asked for a cup of tea. "There is enough for everyone, of everything at all times." was a voice in my head. "Awesome", I thought. Where do we go from here?
Morning Arm Balances. Can I get some coffee please?
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The winter solstice has arrived. The planet has shifted completely on its axis and tomorrows energy will be that of renewal, power and acceleration. Like the pauses between breaths, this too is a pause. Taking time to settle into the space of the planet, her ascension process and movements will connect you deeply to yours. This shift also reminds me of Suryanamaskar B where you are transitioning from downward dog to warrior one. That moment when you press deeply into the shoulders and then the force propels you forward pulling your leg through and lifting up into the posture. There is a moment of suspension. Those moments, pauses and transitions are sacred and powerful. Tap into that space within yourself and imagine mother earth right there along with you. Completing her exhale as you complete yours, pausing… and shifting all that momentum into the opposite direction.
Set your intentions clearly as the power to create is totally accessible. Use the quiet of the solstice to to reflect and renew and then charge up your life with all of your dreams and prayers. The laws of the universe are unlimited. Dream big and reach for the stars. Use your heart energy to tap in, honor your truths and really begin to live in the light.