I’ve been using this foam roller to rehab a hip injury – and my favorite place to do it is on the back porch listening to birds and feeling the warmth of the sun and freshness of the breeze.
This morning I was greeted by a newly emerged cicada. (You can see the empty shell on the bottom side). This photo doesn’t capture the exquisite, glimmering green of its wings. Its beauty took my breath away. And its symbolic meaning filled me with awe and gratitude.
Like the butterfly, cicadas are symbols of metamorphosis and rebirth. But their process is different from the butterfly. They stay underground for much of their lives and then finally break free and lose their shells. They serve as a direct calling for people to come out from hiding and break free of restrictions they’ve put on themselves….to shed their old skins.
If you live where it’s summertime, you will likely hear the buzzing sounds of cicadas. When you do, ask yourself if it’s time to come out of hiding and be reborn.
I’m sending prayers of courage and strength for all of us who are heeding their call.
This fall I’ve created 3 powerful opportunities for you to shed old skin and rebirth yourself. Please give yourself the gift of clicking on the links and imagining yourself going to one of these magical retreats. One is a co-ed yoga adventure. One is a deep dive into the Divine Feminine and Sacred Sexuality. And the other is an immersion in Bliss. Seriously…..what are you waiting for?
September 9 – 11
Shakti: Power, Grace and Reclamation (women only)
Deva Daaru Yoga Farm – 60 miles west of Portland, Oregon
A deep dive into the Divine Feminine (women only) with my friend and extraordinary yoga teacher Britt Steele at her luscious Yoga Farm outside of Portland, Oregon.
There are 6 spots left. Click here for more details.
October 1-8 or October 8 – 15
Co-Ed Yoga Adventure in Iceland
If you’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights and would also enjoy starting each morning with yoga (no experience necessary), hiking in magical, untamed landscapes, relaxing in natural geothermal mineral hot springs, riding Icelandic horses …..then this trip’s for you!
There are 4 spots left. Click here for more details.
December 10 – 17
Fifth Annual Bliss Immersion (women only) – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The transformations that happen during Bliss Immersions are legendary. This year we’ll be on 10 acres of splendid unspoiled jungle on the southern shore of Banderas Bay -12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport in an intimate resort whose 250 yard wide pristine sand beach can be accessed solely by boat. There are no roads leading to the property. I chose this property so you can completely let go….relax, unwind, renew, restore and remember who you are.
We’ll dance, eat fresh, healthy cuisine, swim, nap, learn, do yoga, walk on the beach, dance some more, swim, nap some more…..you get the idea.
There are 12 spots left. Click here for more details.