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Being a Warrior Goddess for Beauty, Truth and Love.

This is a banner week for me.

I’m leading my first ever teacher training….teaching women how to lead PranaShakti dance class.

As you know, I love teaching my  PranaShakti dance class.  It’s way more than a dance class. As the women in my class say, it’s church + a workout + a dance party + therapy”.  For me, it’s all of those things….plus it’s my community. My sisterhood. My red tent.  I can’t explain the huge love I have for this class and these women.  It’s beyond words.  

For more than 15 years, women have asked me if I’d train them to teach the way I teach.

And for 15 years I’ve said “No…  I simply don’t have the bandwidth or the desire. My energy is focused on providing for and raising my amazing son.”

But things changed.

The day my son signed his letter of intent to join the swim team at the University of Missouri, a portion of my brain was freed up and I literally heard a voice say, You can train PranaShakti teachers now.  

So I called the women who had been asking me to train them and I committed to creating a training.  That was in October of 2015, and I set the training date for July 28-31, 2016.

I chose to make this first training a ‘beta test’ in order make sure I create the best teacher training possible.

To my surprise, when I made a single post on FaceBook about my intention to lead this beta test training, TWENTY-TWO women enrolled in less than 4 hours!

So as you read this, I am sharing everything I know with those 22 women so they can return to their communities and spread the healing.

One of the purposes of a PranaShakti class is to help women move and express emotion through their bodies.  I speak with women all over the world when I’m doing Intuitive Guidance sessions and I’d say that at least 90% of the time my Guides insist that I help these women find some place to dance where they live.  Women need to dance!  

There’s a lot going on in the world and in your own life, so I know you are feeling many emotions right now.  I hope you have a place to dance and a community to dance with so you can keep moving those emotions through.  If you don’t, then look for Nia , Qoya, Journey Dance, 5 Rhythms, Zumba  or Ecstatic Dance where you live.  And someday, maybe there’ll be a PranaShakti class nearby

Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you what I read in class today as well as the playlist I used. My prayer is that these words help you access stuck emotions and that you will dance to the playlist in order to liberate those stuck emotions. That’s what we did. And we stepped out into the world to radiate beauty, truth and love.

Here’s what I read in class:

Excerpt from *PRONOIA IS THE ANTIDOTE FOR PARANOIA*
By Rob Breszny

Let me remind you who you really are: You’re an immortal
freedom fighter who longs to liberate all sentient creatures from
their suffering. You’re a fun-loving messiah who devoutly wants
to help all of your fellow messiahs claim the ecstatic awareness
that is their birthright.

Try to remember. You’re a vortex of fluidic light that has
temporarily taken on the form of a human being, suffering
amnesia about your true origins. And why did you do that?
Because it was the best way to forge the identity that would
make you such an elemental force in our 14-billion-year
campaign to bring heaven all the way down to earth.

I’m not speaking metaphorically here. You are a mutant deity
in disguise—not a Buddha or a Christ exactly, but of the same
lineage and conjured from the same fire. You have been
around since the beginning of time and will be here after the
end. Every day and in every way, you’re getting better at playing
the preposterously amusing master game we all dreamed up
together before the Big Bang bloomed.

Lately, I must admit, our work has seemed almost comically
impossible. Many of us have given in to the temptation to
believe that everything is upside-down and inside-out.
Ignorance and inertia, partially camouflaged as time-honored
morality, seem to surround us.

Pessimism is enshrined as a hallmark of worldliness.
Compulsive skepticism masquerades as perceptiveness. Mean-
spirited irony is chic. Stories about treachery and degradation
provoke a visceral thrill in millions of people who think of
themselves as reasonable and smart. Beautiful truths are
suspect and ugly truths are readily believed.

So no, at this peculiar turning point in the evolution of our 14-
billion-year-old master game, it’s not easy to carry out our
mission. We’ve got to be both wrathful insurrectionaries and
exuberant lovers of life. We’ve got to cultivate cheerful
buoyancy even as we resist the temptation to swallow thousands
of delusions that have been carefully crafted and seductively
packaged by those messiahs among us who bravely
volunteered to play the role of know-it-all deceivers.

We have to learn how to stay in a good yet unruly mood as we
overthrow the sour, puckered mass hallucination that is
mistakenly referred to as “reality.”

Maybe most importantly, we have to be ferociously and single-
mindedly dedicated to the cause of beauty and truth and love
even as we keep our imaginations wild and hungry and free. We
have to be both disciplined and rowdy.

And here’s the playlist we danced to:

Playlist-July29

May you step up as a warrior goddess for beauty, truth and love.

You sister,
Deb

Is it time to come out of hiding and be reborn?

Roller

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.

4 Healing Practices from India You Can Do At Home

As you know, the guidance to go halfway around the world in order to heal deeply-held trauma in my body came to me in a dream.

While I was there I received Ayurvedic medicine and therapies which were designed to reduce stress and inflammation, support my immune system, remove toxins and rejuvenate mind, body and soul.  Every single day I thought “I can’t wait to share this experience with my community!!!”

Instead of writing about it, I decided to show and tell you about it.    So I made you a short (17 minutes) video.   Just click here to watch.

Healing Connections

In case you don’t have a pen and paper when you’re watching the video, here’s a list of resources I mention:

Ayurvedic massage oils: http://www.BanyanBotanicals.com
Breast massage oil: http://www.PomegranateBreastOil.com
My Free e-book to determine your Ayurvedic Dosha: http://www.DrDebKern.com/free
The “Clear the Way Program”: http://www.DrDebKern.com/clear

***If you want to be coached by me through the “Clear the Way Program” be sure to sign up no later than May 18th *****

This helped calm my racing mind immediately.

How do you calm your racing mind?

I dance, walk in nature, step onto my yoga mat to practice, breathe deeply, chant, connect with loved ones and pray.

But I never knew that creating a yantra would also do the trick.

What’s a yantra?  According to my teacher, Ekabhumi Charles Ellik, yantras are mystical diagrams composed of sacred geometry, symbols of cosmic unity. Roughly translated, “yantra” means “tool” or “device.” As a tool, yantras are used to withdraw consciousness from the outer world, and go beyond the normal framework of mind to a state of consciousness known as Turiya, which is the background that underlies and transcends the three common states of consciousness:  waking consciousness, dreaming, and dreamless sleep.

Yantras  are also simply beautiful.

Last weekend I learned how to create the geometric patterns of a yantra the old-fashioned way, using a compass and a straight edge.  The process was mesmerizing and the product captivating.  For some people, the process was super frustrating before it became meditative – which made it a very fruitful practice!


sacred geometry
You don’t have to create a yantra from scratch to reap the mind-calming benefits.  You can color them and then meditate on the design.  My favorite coloring book for yantras  is  Ekabhumi’s “The Shakti Coloring Book” because not only does he provide beautiful images for you to color, he also teaches the deeper wisdom and meanings of all the shapes, symbols and colors.

 
Yantra Coloring BookYou can learn more about Ekabhumi and purchase his coloring book from his website:
http://www.ekabhumi.com

Whether it’s through chanting, praying, dancing, gardening, needlepoint or coloring, my prayer is that you find ways to calm your mind this holiday season.

Everything in life is better with a calm mind. Tweet It!

 


Yoga + Old World Cuban Culture

Pinch me!  I’ve been invited to lead a yoga + cultural adventure trip to CUBA on February 6 – 13th.    This is a legal and licensed trip for US citizens, and we will have a very special itinerary and personal guides during our trip.  We will experience old Havana – the food, dancing, culture, beaches and people before it becomes widely open to US tourism (No Starbucks yet!) … and, of course, we’ll be travelling with an amazing like-minded group who are up for an experience of a lifetime!

On top of that, we will also meet the “Godfather of Yoga in Cuba”  ~ Eduardo Pimentel.
Eduardo has humbly dedicated that last 30 years of his life spreading the teachings of yoga.
Our small group will share yoga with his community…. an exchange from the heart.  I can’t wait!

 

 
There are only 6 spots left.  Click here to find out more details and join us if you feel called!

Your Wild Feminine Cannot Be Broken – But It Does Need To Be Nurtured

I have some great wisdom to share with you – two great ways you can nurture your wild feminine this month!

 

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I just returned from a magical week in Costa Rica with 33 women who participated in my Bliss Retreat. Every year this retreat is powerful and transformative, but this year it was beyond the beyond. Many of the women had experienced major loss or trauma in the last year (including me) and were brave enough to bring it out into the Light to be healed. Each one of them shared feelings that they felt perhaps their capacity for bliss had been broken beyond repair by the pain. That they would never again tap into their wild feminine power, joy or ecstasy.

But, miraculously, every one of them did. In a big way. The first days were spent removing energy blocks and releasing huge emotions. Then, by the end of the week, gratitude became the predominant feeling. Joy was contagious. Spontaneous laughter and hugs became the norm. Women radiated the feelings of being alive, passionate and expansive.

If I could wave my magic wand, I would have transported each and every one of you to join us for seven days of bliss. But since I haven’t mastered that ability yet, I thought I’d create a one-day mini-retreat you could do at home each month. This month, the theme of your Bliss Retreat will be GRATITUDE. As my good friend, Rochelle Schieck always says: “Gratitude is a super power!”

Here is a copy of your At-Home Bliss Retreat for you to download, print off and create for yourself:   November Retreat – Gratitude
Your Playlist to go along with your Retreat:  November Bliss Retreat At Home- Gratitude

 

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And as promised, I also have an amazing resource for you to nurture your Wild Feminine:

The Freedom of the Feminine” – a new online course created by my good friends Kate Northrup and Tami Lynn Kent.  I’ve learned a lot from Kate over the years in the arena of money and abundance.  And I’ve had the pleasure of studying in person with Tami Lynn Kent who is a pioneer in holistic pelvic care.  These two powerhouses have come together to share their wisdom in how to tap into your feminine energetic self to create the abundance and wealth you desire.   This course provides a framework of exercises for you to draw upon to increase your financial flow while honoring the feminine, which is in perfect alignment with what I teach.   It’s simple, straightforward and really manageable to incorporate into your life.

The course was just launched and is only $39 if you purchase it by Friday.  Check out the course page to learn more:


I’d really like to hear from YOU.  Let me know if the course resonates, if you are inspired to create your own at-home retreat, and what manifests from these.  Join me in the conversation here.

Blessings,
Deb

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