Ask questions, invite clarity, create meaningful practices, and author your prayerful reality for the coming year.
Your downloadable guide for our session is linked below; honoured to serve you as you welcome yourself to 2020.
I remember the first time I saw a home altar at a friend’s house; a moving tribute to Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, with flowers, an image and candles near. I felt an instant connection, and that first exposure to a home altar has led to a life of more reverence and devotion than I’d ever imagined.
Altars are places of connection, serving as points of prayerful attention in my home. I have altars on my bookshelves, in my office space, my kitchen, my yoga and meditation corner, even my bathtub. With this short post, a few suggestions for how to create your own altar spaces around your home and practice spaces.
Create your own altar spaces with one or a few of these items:
Words of Wisdom: Mantras, quotes, passages that hold meaning for you.
Family (or Soul Family) Photos: Connecting with ancestors via images of your family, present and passed, keeps them close and reminds you of the light they’ve brought to your world.
Deities: Whether statues (murtis) or images, if you’re inspired to keep aspirational deities close, they too can serve as reminders to stay consistent with your practices.
Ask questions, invite clarity, create meaningful practices, and author our prayerful reality for the coming year.
Your gorgeous downloadable PDF guide for your process is linked below.
Looking forward to serving you as we welcome the fresh energy of 2019.
When I was in sixth grade, I sat on the bookshelf instead of my chair. Mrs. Danahy called me “Perchie” and let me sit there as long as I wasn’t talking out of turn, which sometimes happened, when I’d be relegated to my regular desk. We had a good thing, she and I. As long as I paid attention and showed up, she’d let me sit there. My bird’s eye view of the class was valuable then. Jonah’s now in sixth grade, so I’m trying to remember who I was in order to serve him.
This week I was super nervous to teach my book to a crew of high school people about their inner life, how to observe and eventually modulate their innermost conversation. Reading, I realize, has a lot to do with the quality of my dialogue inside, and so does writing. My hope is that Practice You will help open us all up and bring the long-buried details to life.
This image was taken by Carrie Burke, me perched on another shelf, teaching that class, offering to a group of high school humans. right from my heart.
If you’re a facilitator or teacher in a school, healing or recovery setting, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org; I’m glad to share our growing crowd-sourced teaching doc as well as the contact at Sounds True, my publisher, to access wholesale pricing for your class or group.
As a teacher, it’s easy to let your personal practice slide – but it’s vital to replenish the energy you give to your students, and continually evolve the guidance you share with the world. Teachers, this program was designed to provide you with an efficient and effective series of seven thirty-minute practices. With nurturing movement and focused introspection, reconnect to the reasons you began teaching to bring back the joy and the sweeter meaning.
Early on in recovery from any trauma, deep grief or addiction, shifting your smallest daily routine can make the biggest difference in your success. This series of practices is here to help you steadily navigate the waters of recovery. As a result of my own process, each of these classes holds a certain intent and energy, both physically and emotionally.
18 practices, each 20 minutes in length, over 6 weeks, comes together in this 40-day recalibration of your body and your mind. Each nourishing flow subtly builds upon the last, to open and fortify your body. You’ll conclude each practice with savasana, meditation and a clear affirmation. Whether you’re long in your recovery or just starting out, this program will help you feel closer to yourself, more capable of handling life’s daily challenges, and more stable in your recovery.
Welcome. Orient. Embody. Appreciate. Clarify. Design.
Relate. Release. Reframe. Awaken. Nourish. Believe.
Create. Receive. Rest. Weave. Offer. Amplify.