She's the ONE

Ahhhh…. This woman excites the hell out of me. Whip smart , funny and a devoted yoga student of life. Her physical practice is a musical song and she’s got teaching chops to boot. Lucky, lucky me that Lesley is assisting the Goddesses next year in Baja.

I began practicing and studying yoga 18 years ago. For me, yoga is best path into introspection, contemplation and meditation, which I need to recharge my energy, renew my drive and recover from the scrapes and bruises of life. After working for 17 years as a professional public interest advocate and nonprofit executive, I turned my attention to teaching yoga full time in 2015 in order to share the skills of yoga with frontline community-based workers in policy and advocacy, social services, education and art, and other vital sectors. I teach and practice Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga for full spectrum nourishment of your physical, spiritual and mental self. I am Yoga Alliance certified at the 500 hour level (RYT 500) and currently in training to earn Level 1 Trauma Yoga teaching certification through the Gracetree Foundation.” 


The Magic of Mindset

Tarot reflects the inner experience; the cards can draw out one's attitudes, thoughts + beliefs, and emotions of a particular situation. If there is conflict or confusion, it begins within; if there is peace and understanding, it begins within. Tarot is a mirror to see all of the psychological and emotional threads entangled around a situation. The symbols of the tarot allow our conscious and unconscious mind to realign as we sort, edit, and organize these threads; we weave them back together in an empowering narrative that allows for the fullness of your complexity; we reauthor our present, reclaiming our perspective, aligning with the future we desire.

Yoga practitioners already have a beautiful framework in place through which to understand the Tarot. In this workshop, we will explore some quick-start learning about the cards and how to incorporate our Tarot meditations onto the mat. In combination, Tarot and yoga offer the potent medicine of self-reflection and integration. - La Mystica


Supernova Refresh

"And I'll look back on Venus,
I'll look back on Mars,
And I'll burn with the fire,
Of 10 million stars" - fame

During my first round of radiation back in February of 2013,

I had a profound experience.  One that paralleled , if not surpassed, giving birth to my children.  A "spirit moment" that stood between time and space. 

I can't tell you where I was or what I was doing.  

Those details have evaporated from my memory.

Without question ,  every cell of my being  understood ,  intimately,  the connection I had to everything … " a resonance of all with all".  This was not an understanding of my mind ,  or even of my heart.  

It went way beyond .


-from the Vijanana Bhairava Tantra …

Then attend simultaneously to resonance of all with all.  

Enter the glowing net of light ,  

with the focus born of awe

and even your bones will know enlightenment

A supernova is a stellar explosion that briefly outshines and entire galaxy, radiating as much energy as the sun is expected to emit over its entire life span, before fading from view over several weeks or months.  The extremely luminous burst of radiation expels much or all of a star's material at a velocity of up to 30,000 km/s ( 10% of the speed of light),  driving a shock wave into the surrounding interstellar medium.  This shock wave sweeps up an expanding shell of gas and dust called a supernova remnant.  A great proportion of primary cosmic rays comes from supernovae.

"The Hindu religion is the only one of the world's great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense,  indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths.  It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond to those of modern scientific cosmology.  Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma, 8.64 billion years long.  Longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about half of the time since the Big Bang." 

― Carl SaganCosmos

Open ,  discover and reveal,  your vast universe within… ~Namasté