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

 

What does making dream catchers have to do with yoga?

Arts and crafts are good fun and all…but what in the hell does messing with willow sticks and tying knots have to do with YOGA?

Everything, my friend.

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Everything about the dream catcher is symbolic.  The hoop itself (a “mandala”, in Indian culture) is a sacred circle that stands for unity and oneness.  Sound familiar?  Yoga literally means “to yoke”.  We use our yoga practice to unite our minds with our bodies.  We use the repetitive act of weaving our dream catchers to join the mind and body.  You can experience flow through yoga asana or through crafting netted sculpture.  Both are “art making”.  Both are ways to explore moving meditation.  Join our community circle o’ creativity this Saturday at Hagoyah (1-3pm) to experience moving meditation/flow!

Ps- I love this blog post detailing the history behind dream catcher making in Native American culture.  Happy reading!

Love,

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

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

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

 

happy weird wednesday

 

Just some weirdly advise from one of my favorite mythical creatures.

In a paint by numbers world, we’ve gotta remind ourselves to keep it strange at all costs.

Don’t compromise…if people think you’re crazy, chances are you’re doing good work.

Keep it real.  Keep it weird…Keep it real weird.

lovelovelove,

Sedona