Please join me in celebrating Earth Day at Alameda Park on Sunday @ 11:00 for some Earth appreciation, blissful breathing and rock solid yoga. Bring your friends and your kids. The event is free and there will be all sorts of awesome vendors and exhibits. Raising the vibration of the earth, one sweet soul at a time. Namaste'
My soul is flying, lingering not even a single moment... Rumi
It seems that this soul has found a moment with Amelia. This incredible image captures not only one of my favorite postures, Samasthitihi or Tadasana but also the spirit of Nohoqui falls shadowing beautiful Amelia in the vegetative growth. This is what we are all about, Samahdi.com. Hillary Cortemanche and myself are working on an art, image and photography project. Our goal is to capture soul and we need more souls! If you are a yogi who knows how to drop in and is interested in some kick ass yoga photos of yourself please contact us. We are putting together a very large deck of images. Check out our website www.samahdi.com and take a look. We are also interested in work for hire if you like our style but have your own agenda. Enjoy!
I have been flooded with ideas lately. Ideas that I'm ready to put into action. Ideas that make me feel really good. Ideas that seem possible if I just take one step at a time. These ideas feel similar to the sense of divine grace. They must be good...
I'm writing them down, talking about them with friends and family and dreaming about what it would be like if it really happened. Some ideas are grand and would change my life as I know it, others are simple and seem to occur before the thoughts even complete. I am ready for 2013. Bring it! Anyone else feeling inspired? Please dream with me.
Here is a picture of a street in Lake Tahoe. We are getting 5-8 ft of snow right now. It's a white Christmas this year and I'm so stoked to be here. Kids and dog are having a blast and as soon as we can shovel out we are getting some serious powder days in. So much love to you all and a very Merry Christmas.
Abby girl loves the snow.
A good friend of ours popped into town, Bryon Friedman. He and Drew skied on the US Ski Team for many years together. Drew was a slalom guy and Bryon downhill. They were those guys you see on tv and they competed for Americas gold. Bryon has created a dynamic and soulful life compiled with yoga, music, the great outdoors and Soul Poles. If you are a yogi and you like to ski then you have to have a pair of Soul Poles. In short, Soul Poles are bamboo ski poles. They are finished off with an artistic touch by Nelson Parrish another good friend and incredible artist right here in SB. Anyway, me and the girls followed the boys out to a surf afternoon on a rainy day. I threw them into some postures and had fun. with the camera. When you've got soul, it shines through.
How do we continue to keep the bliss we cultivate from yoga, surfing, nature, loving etc into every day activities and living? How do we live in bliss?
Please join, me, Chris Makens & Hillary Courtemanche for a 3 hour workshop dedicated to inversions, hip openers and backbends. We are teaming up with lots of hands on assistance and adjustments. The workshop will be held at Yoga Soup and the time approximately 1-4. Flyer and more info to come.
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.