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Working With Sadness - KamaYoga Early Bird Ends Soon

"Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.  It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place." - Rumi

Yesterday morning I received the news that my uncle has passed away. Yesterday morning I received the news that my uncle has passed away.  I have been processing my sadness ever since, and will continue to as long as needed.

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Will Power vs. Soul Power

Are you more comfortable being visible or flying under the radar? When you desire to get something done is it easy to take action? Or does it become overwhelming or daunting? Do you feel up to the challenges that arise in day to day life? Or is it easy to feel defeated and want to give up?

It would be so normal to feel a combo of all these possibilities... And one experience is not necessarilaly better than another. But these questions help us hone in on the area of consciousness that the 3rd chakra is processing for us.

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The Seat of Your Creativity & Sexuality

This week's "Know Your Chakras" video series explores the 2nd Chakra…. the Sacral Chakra is the seat of our Creativity & Sexuality. 

Both these energies are important expressions of our soul. They hold the potential to birth something that didn't exist before!

There is an alchemy that takes place on many levels for us to be able to access these parts of ourselves. 

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New Life, New Class!

I'm in love!

I'm an aunt for this first time. My sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Gaia Hawkins, this past Thursday Feb. 18th, 2016.

I'm so proud of the warrior Goddess my sister was through her 18 hour, natural birth labor. Watching her and my new niece, during this sacred time, has gifted me with a front row seat to the miracles our bodies are!

There are so many layers to the way we work, which fundamentally impact the way we experience life.  And its not like we get a manual at birth for how to care properly for these precious bodies.

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My Close Call with Wildfire

Last weekend I came face to face with fire… Wildfire!

I experienced first hand how quick and unpredictable this natural element can be.
The Valley Wildfire started burning during last Saturday’s new moon, a few miles from where I was attending a Tantra Festival near Middleton, CA. In the first 24 hours it had burned over 30,000 acres due to high winds, consuming the retreat center I was at along with most of the town of Middleton. Fire fighters are still working on completely containing it, and last I checked it had burned over 73,000 acres, 550 homes and structures, and left 5 dead.

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Turned Down For What?

Who or what has you turned down?

I know it might be a strange question, but this DJ Snake/Lil' John song inspired it. Check it out below to see for yourself if you haven't already! If you've been feeling a little drained, uninspired, frustrated, or numb…. there's a good chance that you've turned down the dial on an important part of your self expression. And while that part may need to get expressed in a number of ways, I'll bet in its purest form its tied to your sexuality...

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Free To Be Dynamic

I hope you enjoyed your Independence this weekend! As we were celebrating the birth of the USA, I was filming a birth portrait for a dear friend. Witnessing a birth unfold was inspiring for many reasons. It allowed me to see what it looks like to ride your edge... that moment where you want to quit but you keep going.  It reminded me that these bodies are capable of so much and there's a wisdom that moves through them naturally if we do not get in the way.  And that most amazing things that get birthed into this world, are often preceded by some challenges and pain. Oh and that women rule for bringing us into this world!....

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