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

Elemental Yoga + Journaling Series

Join me at Hagoyah every Sunday in January, starting January 1st.

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Earth, Fire, Water and Air.  How are these elements represented in you?  Could you be experiencing excess or deficiency in any of these areas?  How can you create more balance and experience more freedom this year?
This workshop incorporates Ayurveda (the sister science to yoga), yoga asana, meditation and journaling to facilitate emotional healing. In order to make space for new, we must clear out the old. Be prepared to purge.

Class structure: 1 hour elemental yoga flow (focus on a different element each week), 10 minute meditation, 20 minute journaling

Sign up now before it’s sold out!
Register HERE

Here’s to manifesting your best year yet!

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

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

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.