Mandala Meditations and Full Moon Manifestations

Happy Full Flower Moon

 

It’s abundantly clear- In the era of Covid-19, nothing is certain.

Wait…Wasn’t life always uncertain, though?  

The only thing that has ever been certain is, sure as shit, things are gonna change.  Everything is always in a constant state of flux.  Nothing stays the same for long.  Maybe we just all got a little too comfy with the illusion of security for a minute.  Welp…nothing like a global pandemic to strip away that veil.  And what are we left with?  The truth that we don’t have much time.  The hard fact that we have royally fucked ourselves by horribly abusing the sacred planet that we call home.  Many of use are staring our own mortality in the face right now.  Is it even possible to find a silver lining in all this death and chaos?  Maybe, just maybe this shadow time has something to teach us.

I’ll tell you one thing, I’m creating now more than ever.  It’s not that now I have time whereas before I didn’t, or that now I have more energy.  No.  To be totally transparent, living with depression during a pandemic is a struggle.  Every day is different.  Luckily, I have the tools of yoga, meditation and art making to help me cope in healthy ways.  I’ll tell you what, this forced isolation has given me the opportunity to turn inward in ways I never have and dig deeper than ever.  From the manure of life sprouts new growth.  What’s been sprouting up for me is lots of new art, and real, true connections with other magical souls.  My sankalpa, or my life’s mission statement, is Live Artfully.  I find that now, within this crisis, I am embodying that in a deeper way.

My newest series, Mandala Meditations, is very much a product of these times. It is a response to the fear of this collective shadow work that we are all knee deep in right now.  Creating these pieces was a way for me to find my center when my mind became overwhelmed and chaotic.  Making these repetitive marks, like a moving meditation, brought me back home to myself time and time again.  The act of sharing these expressions with a world under lockdown was truly it’s own living art piece.  What a profound and priceless gift.  Thank you for being such an integral part of my world and for reminding me that this work matters.

Mandala Meditations

Eye of Earth


Essence of Svadhisthana

Desert Medicine


Whirling Anahata

Vishuddhi Howl

Ajna Prism

Flower Moon

My Love

Yin and Yang

Amethyst Dream

I Am Whole

Be.

It’s hard to put into words what making and giving this art has meant to me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Remember- you are never alone.  Keep going, keep creating.  May we consider that this intense and dark moment in human history is perhaps an opportunity to explore new ways of Being.

Love, love, love,

Sedona

Costa Rica Soul Revival~ An Epic Adventure!

Costa Rica Soul Revival with Adzenture Retreats was everything.

I am forever grateful to this unique mix of souls who gathered from all over to co-create this experience of a lifetime.  We are forever bonded by this adventure.CostaRicaSedona37.jpg

There were so many epic moments!  We faced fears and crossed some big things off our bucket lists…

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We went gliding through the rainforest canopy.

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We learned about the indigenous Bribri tribe and made our own chocolate from scratch.

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We went chasing waterfalls.

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And we explored the surrounding towns with our new best adventure buds.

All this excitement was balanced by a soul nourishing stay at our beautiful retreat center, The Goddess Garden.

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We luxuriated.

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We feasted on delicious, locally sourced food.

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We practiced self-care with daily yoga and meditation in the stunning Yoga Shala.

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We woke with the sun.

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And we closed with gratitude.

If you missed out on the Soul Revival, send me a quick email via the Contact tab to be added to the VIP list for my next retreat.

You will be one of the first to know where we are going next and be eligible for sweet early bird discounts.

So much gratitude to you, free spirits!

AHO!

Sedona

All photos by Renee Tay Photography

Yoga + Adventure in Costa Rica~ why YOU should snag one of the last spots…

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Friends!  There are only a few more tickets available for Costa Rica Soul Revival, open for registration until November 12th at $200 off the original price!  You should DEFINITELY join us for the trip of a lifetime, January 12-18, 2019.  Here are some reasons why…

1-10Stay in the magical eco village, The Goddess Garden in Cahuita.

 

 

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1-5Enjoy a dip in the pool…1Or walk the beach just steps away from your room.

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1-7And experience a traditional bonfire ceremony.

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If this opportunity has been knocking, now is the time to open up the door!  Trust your deep intuition and start manifesting more adventure and world travel.

Click HERE to snag one of the last spots!

Namaste,

Sedona

Costa Rica Soul Revival- a Yoga Retreat

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Friends, I am over the moon about this retreat offering!  I’ve partnered with Adzenture Retreats to co-create the experience of a lifetime.  Let me paint you a picture…

Our home away from home is right on the beach where solitude is just a short walk away.  Your retreat includes daily yoga with me, including specialty workshops (I’m extra excited about our New Year Intention Setting workshop).  All freshly prepared meals and coffee (most importantly) are included in your retreat package.  Adventures include zip lining through the rainforest canopy, visiting the indigenous Bribri tribe to learn about their tradition of chocolate making, hiking through the jungle followed by a refreshing waterfall swim, and a traditional cacao ceremony around the bonfire.

If you are feeling the pull to register, take the first step and answer the call of your deep intuition!  That’s what this retreat is all about- peeling away layers of falsehood and fear to reveal our true essence of unity.  This is an opportunity to connect to the innocent, wild, vibrant part of yourself that has always been and will always be.  It’s a chance to steep yourself in the soulfulness of your yoga practice, to embrace your aliveness.  All you need to do is show up for yourself with an open heart and mind.

Take the plunge and register HERE!

(pssst- Early Birds receive $200 off until September 15!)

I can’t wait to explore the world with you!

Namaste,

Sedona

 

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat, Coming Soon!

Friends, I am currently co-creating a magical adventure to COSTA RICA with my friends from Adzentures Retreats!

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Everything is still under wraps, but you can be one of the first to know all the juicy details.  Follow the “Contact” link to send me a quick email so I can add you to my Early Bird list.  Not only will you be on of the first to know all about it, you’ll have exclusive VIP access to pre-sale tickets!

Don’t wait to travel, folks.  Let’s take the plunge together 🙂

Love,

Sedona

 

Gratitude from the Heart

We. Are. The. Heart.

This wasn’t just the slogan for the first ever Heartland Yoga Festival, this was a mantra that we embodied as a community.  We truly came together to unite in gratitude, play and love.  Can you feel the reverberations of our intentions?

Here are just a few of our adventures from last weekend…

Yoga + Hiking, spelunking style.

Tony Alvarez now has many adoring yogi fans after turning my class into a rock concert.

Serious fun with Gina Caputo, Yogini on the Loose.

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Community art making moment led by Jamie Winter Dawson, you know I’m all about it.

Queens Lauren Leduc of Karma Tribe Yoga and Angela Cronk of Hagoyah are the inspiring visionaries behind this whole shindig.

THANK YOU COMMUNITY for making this ground breaking project a reality.  For more amazing photos of the fest, visit Yogafolio.

Next, Yoga + Hiking at Parkville Nature Sanctuary!  Details and registration coming soon, stay tuned 🙂

Love,

Sedona

 

We Are the Heart <3

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Happy Summer Solstice!  Celebrate with us at Heartland Yoga Festival this weekend, June 22-24 in Kansas City!  I will be leading a hike through the trails around Unity Village at 7am on Saturday the 23rd followed by community yoga with live music by Tony Alvarez at 8am!  If you are unfamiliar with the intention behind this movement, no one says it better than the founders themselves.

Heartland Yoga Festival Manifesto:

You and I…we are the heart. The vital essence. The center of love and compassion. The vitality of this land. Within this heart is a quickening. It started as a whisper and will crescendo to a wild roar.

Our time of disconnection is over. We’ve had enough of staring at our phones instead of looking into the eyes of our neighbors. We are done with being detached from Mother Earth. We are done being so busy that we forget to live. There is no more hiding our pain and self-criticism. There is no more illusion, no more pretending. The time to communally awaken to our beautifully connected souls is right here and right now. In the open heart of this country.

This is the Heartland. Where it’s still cool to be a good neighbor and to smile at strangers. Where ego doesn’t shake authenticity. Where we support local, and tend to the Earth with loving care. Where all it takes is a simple reason and a beautiful day to come together in celebration. Where community always trumps competition.Where we all belong. A place of great pride.

As we unite for Heartland Yoga Festival, through our connection, our shared breath, our authenticity, wildness, and utter unabashed delight, we will send a pulsing vibration of love and light. A positive charge so big that it will bleed beyond our borders, radiating outward, penetrating and changing all beings for the highest good.

YOUR heart, breath, and light are vitally important. Join us as we shift into a space of love, connection, and radical self and communal care. We are the heart and this is the Heartland.

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Ready to join the movement?  Register HERE and use promo code WEHEARTSEDONA to receive 20% off your tickets ❤

See you this weekend, friends.

Love,

Sedona

 

Intentional Play at the Arboretum

Well, it only took us three tries (third time’s a charm), but it finally happened!  After an April filled with cursed, snowy Sundays, we finally got a perfect spring day for our Yoga + Hike excursion at the Overland Park Arboretum!  And it was worth the wait.

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Just…WOW.  What an amazing group of people moving, breathing and cultivating joyful energy.  Thank you for sharing in this community exploration and being open to intentional PLAY!

Up next, Yoga + Hiking at…DSC_0448FinSWOPE PARK!

Sunday, May 27th, 10-11:30am.  Hope to see you there, free spirits 🙂

Love,

Sedona

 

Yoga + Hiking at the Arboretum

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It’s officially time to celebrate spring with all of the outdoor yoga!

Next stop on the Yoga + Hiking train- the Overland Park Arboretum.  We LOVE this place.  Who wouldn’t?  It’s magical.  Check out the fun we had last year:

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Pre-register HERE!  

Can’t wait for another year of play and community connection.

Love,

Sedona

Spring into Yoga + Hiking

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Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox, the official first day of Spring.  Congratulations, friends…we’ve made it through the dark season.  What better way to celebrate than by getting outside to stretch your libs and feel the sunshine on your skin?  Come unfurl with us on April 8th at the Overland Park Arboretum.  We will enjoy an easygoing hike through the the trails that open up to a beautiful space to practice yoga.

You can already pre-register HERE via Karma Tribe Yoga.  Can’t wait to celebrate this liberating time with you in community connection!

Love,

Sedona