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

 

Self-Love V-Day Vinyasa <3

How cool is it that we have a holiday completely centered around LOVE?!

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Often, we get swept up in the perception of Valantine’s Day as a holiday of romantic love.  I’m thinking it’s time we flip the script.

Yoga teaches us to love ourselves fiercely.  Before we can show compassion out in the world, we must show love to number one.  Join me at Westport Yoga for a heart opening vinyasa practice followed by ample pampering (think essential oil self massage and CHOCOLATE).  Bring a friend, partner or fly solo.  Pre-registration is required, you can sign up riiiiight HERE 🙂

LOVE,

Sedona

Dream Catcher Making in Loose Park

Hi friends!  Here’s another opportunity to learn, explore and express yourself through Art+Yoga…dreamBIG2017I’m bringing my Dream Catcher Making Workshop back!  

Come back to the source and tap into your creativity.  Save to date!  More details and registration coming soon.

Love,

Sedona

February Shadows.

Welcome to fucking February.

February just sucks.  I live in Kansas City where winters are COLD.  The last leg of winter is always the worst.  Though February is short, it feels SO LONG.  In the shadow of our lofty New Years resolutions, many of us feel overwhelmed by trying to solve all of our problems at once.  Many of us had the best intentions, yet we have already begun to fall short of our own expectations.  We were effervescent and brimming with inspiration on January 1st, what the hell happened to that?  We made lists, we made vision boards, we made promises.  “This time it’ll be different.  This time, I’ll be different.  I’m becoming the best version of myself!” (barf) we told ourselves.  By now, we have begun to settle back into the comfy leather chair of our old habitual thought patterns.  Not to mention, there’s that holiday coming up centered around romantic love that leaves many of us without a partner feeling like shit.  Shouldn’t there be a national holiday for single peeps?  National day of autonomy + self love.  Everyone buy yourself chocolate and get a massage.  Toast to yourself and masturbate all day.

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it’s ok to take a moody selfie sometimes.

February is a time of shadows.  In a world where we can pick and choose what we show to the world, we shape how we are perceived.  We are literally branding ourselves with everything we chose to “like”, share and post.  It is so fucking easy to be fake.  It is so easy to choose the smiley selfie because it will get more likes rather than the weird artsy photo that you love but no one else gets.  It is so easy to show the bright and shiny side of your life and let the shadow remain hidden.  Because no one could ever relate, right?

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I am currently working on a series I’m calling “Shadows”.  This series is a compilation of old, discarded, half finished pieces that I dismissed at some point as “part of the process”.  Somewhere along the way, I got frustrated and threw a tantrum because what was coming out of me was not what I wanted to show.  I deemed these particular pieces unworthy to show and cast them aside to forget about.  I’ve decided to pull those half finished creations out of the shadows and explore why I was adverse to this side of me.  Each piece of art I create is an expression of me.  Why have I chosen to hide some of those parts of myself?  Is there some cohesive thread that ties all this work together?  We’ll find out.  And then I’ll show you.

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For the month of February, I challenge you to embrace your Shadow.  Ask yourself: what image am I putting out into the world?  Is it real and authentic?  If no- why?  What fear is standing in the way of me truly connecting with others?  What am I hiding behind and what is there to hide?

Yoga isn’t all about the bright and shiny, y’all.  It’s about the darkness, too.  Those of you who read frequently know my love of clichés.  So I’ll leave you with this:  without the darkness, there is no light.

And also, this: “Good luck exploring the infinite abyss.”  Yes, that is a quote from Garden State, which is a silly early aughts indie film that I love.  BE MORE EMO, ME!

Love to you all,

Sedona

 

Catch Your Holiday Dreams

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You have one more chance to get creative with me this year.  Learn the sacred art of dreamcatcher making and the art of moving meditation.  I will teach you the SIMPLE weaving technique and provide all materials.  Just show up with an open mind, ready to create!  All levels yoga class included, NO art making or yoga experience required.

Trade your store bought gift for a beautiful, one of a kind, handmade piece of art crafted by YOU!  sign up HERE

Here’s what else I’ve been up to- tons of art, yoga and play!  We had our first ever pumpkin pARTy at Hagoyah.  It was the perfect day to get outside, enjoy some afternoon beers and get crafty 🙂 Of course, we also had our annual Tarot Glow Show at Westport Yoga.  We accommodated 60+ yogis in our little studio for a night of glow in the dark yoga, tarot readings, live music and local art!  Here’s a recap:

So much JOY!  I feel damn lucky to wake up every day and share what I love.  What’s on the agenda for November, you ask?

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Ruby has got the right idea.  Reflection.

Granted, the only time you will EVER see this spaz in a state of zen is after a vigorous game of fetch.  She goes and goes until she simply can not.  Sound familiar?  I and so many others are guilty of the grind.  Hey, what other option is there for the starving artist type?  Besides to, well…starve.  If you are going to be your own boss and juggle 2 jobs at 8 different locations, you had better take time to hit the pause button.  No matter what you do or how busy you are, there is always time in the day to be still.

I challenge you to take time this month for yourself.  Start today.  Start small.  Book a message, book a healing session with Lisa Lola Healing Arts, take a restorative yoga class (I teach 3 per week, see my schedule), take 5 minutes out of your day to sit quietly with yourself.  It doesn’t take any effort.  In fact, that is the point!  Sometimes doing nothing at all is the best and most productive thing.  Before diving head first into the holiday season, take a giant step back.  Breathe.  Listen.  Between bursts of energy, we must take time to renew to avoid burn out.  Before we give all of ourselves to others, we must give to ourselves.  You can not pour from an empty vessel!  Go, fill yourself up!

Take this advise from Agent Cooper:

Happy November!  Take care!

Love,

Sedona

2nd Annual Tarot Glow Show!

Hey friends, happy fall time!  The change of seasons brings so many new possibilities and so many fun traditions…one of my new favorites being our Tarot Glow Show at Westport Yoga!  This show is an exciting fusion of a few of my most favorite things…art, yoga, the occult, friends, food and booze!  And this year it’s happening ON Halloween!  Favorite 🙂

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Here’s just a little taste of the new series I’ll be showing.  Been sketching lots of these mandala inspired designs that I’ll be transforming into giant wall hangings.  Can’t wait to share the vision with you.  More info coming very soon.

lovelovelove,

Sedona

The Pitch- Best of KC

Hey wonderful people of the world!  If you are KC based (or you just love the city) please take a moment out of your day to take this survey!  It’s really fun and a great way to show your favorite local individuals/businesses some love!  It would be really cool to see myself or one of my fellow deserving peers win best visual artist.  You only have to vote for 20 different categories to make it count!

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You rock 😉

lovelovelove,

Sedona

If This Is The End…6.7.14.

Thank you so much to everyone who made it out to the opening reception of my latest work, If This Is The End…  Holy Moses, it was a blast!  I am so blessed to live in a city that appreciates and celebrates art.

Extra special thanks goes out to Micki Hadley for showing up with a video camera in her hand and documenting the night.  Shout out to the Ross Williams and James Thomblison for bringing it with the live music. A million and one thanks to Addison Stonestreet for being a frame building machine.  Last but not least, thank you Ami Ayars at Plenum Space Gallery for giving me a beautiful space to showcase my work.  I couldn’t have made this happen without any of you.

The show will be up for another three weeks.  If you get the chance to view it, I hope that you walk away with your own personal bond with the work.  My wish is that each viewer has a unique experience, creating their own story from the images.  It fills me with endless joy and gratitude to share my work with you.

Stay classy, Kansas City.

love, love love,

Sedona.

the details

Puttin’ the finishing touches on this show!  Plenum Space Gallery, this Friday, 6pm-10pm…can’t wait!  In the  meantime, I’m having way too much fun faming with my good friend, Addison Stonestreet.  He’ll be showing for First Fridays as well, make sure you check out his work at Silver Screen Salon in the Crossroads Arts District.

Rock and roll

lovelovelove,

Sedona

 

all in a day’s work

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Power tools, beer, friends…this is work??

Being my own boss rules.

See the show Friday, June 6th at Plenum in downtown KC.  These bad boys will have paintings in them.

lovelovelove,

Sedona