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

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

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

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