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

I also do commission work and am more than happy to make you unique holiday gifts to give your loved ones.  Contact me with inquiries!  sedonaalv@gmail.com or click the “Contact” tab.

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!

The Pitch-Best Of KC Awards

You rock 😉

lovelovelove,

Sedona