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Re~Invent Yourself this New Year!

your never too old...Happy New Year! I LOVE January and the freshness and newness it brings to my spirit. It’s also a creative time for me, and I enjoy planning all the inspiring workshops and people that I want to study with. {{{Setting intentions}}} and reaffirming old ones. An old skin is {{{shedding}}} and there’s a great opportunity to start a new! And it’s not just because its a new year, in reality you can reinvent yourself in any moment of the day or year. I guess starting a new year is a great place to start! I want to share with you ways of being that have shifted my perspective on life and how it has helped me to re-invent myself, over and over again! Hopefully it will inspire you with some ideas of your own!

Boundaries and Saying no

Last year I started the year off by starting up my own practice and opened up Sacred Roots Holistic Healing with 2 other amazing wombyn( which I never even imagined myself doing). I learned a lot, especially about boundaries and respecting myself and my clients which led me to creating a new cancellation fee (which you can check out on my newsletter).  After many trials and errors and learning to manage my time more efficiently between work, relationships, social life, and taking care of myself. I needed to create some sort of boundaries and balance in my life… I saw which areas of my life struggled, learned from them, and want to make it easier for myself this year. Learning to say no is actually getting easier…in all aspects of my life.

“Once a year. Go someplace you’ve never been before.” Dalai Lama

I read this inspiring quote a couple years ago, and now these words have been ingrained into my consciousness. Every year I try to go someplace I have never been. Last year I went to Seattle, Wa and to Sedona, Arizona. Places. This year, Hawaii and Turkey?! It’s on my list! Lets see where the wind blows me this year.

Getting out there

I’m setting intentions to get out on the dance floor more( dancing is one of my passions and it sets my spirit free) and I realized this year I didn’t do it as much. It really makes me happy. No more dance classes, just dancing.

Family and Friends

I was really busy this year working ( so blessed and grateful at that) and saw less of my loved ones. I really want to see my friends more and spend quality time with all of you. So I’m going to make more of an effort to do that! You’ll be hearing from me soon!

Keep up the Good Work!

Make yourself a priority, and keep up whatever your doing that makes you feel good and balanced. Life happens and it’s easy to forget and take care of ourselves. I know when I get too busy and aren’t taking care of myself, I don’t like who I become. Consistency is key and make time to be good to you!!

I look forward to connecting with all of you this year!

Love and Blessings,

Jenny

 

December 25, 2013 1 Comment

Hibernating sort of…*Festivities* and ~Blessings~

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Bears and animals hibernate during the winter and save their stored energy for the spring. I plan on learning from my fellow animal beings and do the same this month. I’d like to take the whole winter off ( except for 3rd Saturday Community Clinics and Sacred Roots Winter Solstice Gathering) but will resume with regular events and workshops in January. January is an exciting and creative time for me and  I love to start the year off with a clean slate. Right now I am in the midst of reevaluating my intentions and focus for the new year and I foresee many changes to come…

Counting Blessings

Someone told me that as part of their spiritual practice, they would take the evening before bed to count 10 things that they are grateful for. I really liked that idea, so I’ve adopted it myself. It reminds me that there is SO much to be grateful for!!! And looking back on this year thus far and the rest of my life, so much has happened. I know that I am always supported and guided. Sacred Roots happened, I moved out of my parents house finally, I discovered love, traveled to places  I’ve always wanted to visit, met many teachers that inspire me, and much more… This was a really powerful year and look forward to the new adventures and opportunities that await in 2014!

Here are a couple things that have inspired me this year:

*Joshua Tree-its so lovely there and so close to us! Plus they have sound baths on the weekends!

*My mentor and Yoga teacher Jeanne Heileman’s Yoga classes always makes me feel SO much more clear headed and inspired to continue doing what I do!

*Restorative Yoga! I love it! Makes me feel so much more open, calm, and renewed. Especially on days when I am tired and want to to practice less actively.

*Suzanne Toro’s women’s circle on Embodying Feminine Bliss. I feel so healed and nourished in these gatherings and always look forward to connecting with my sisters in such an intimate and loving way.

*Sacred Roots! I love it there, I feel so at ~Peace~ and I appreciate all the talented practitioners there that have helped heal me on so many levels.

These things have really kept me “sane” and helped me to grow out of the darkness that sometimes seems so dense and scary, and to be open to the light and  love that is available in my life. 

I’m sensing a lot of changes in the upcoming year, I’m even reevaluating what I want to focus my life and work on…so stay tuned for more details! Loving you all!!!

Jennyogini

 

 

December 4, 2013 1 Comment

Moon Basking Sadhana

-moon-aIn Vedic practices and native cultures where the earth is celebrated and revered upon, wombyn would gather around the days of the full moon to bathe, walk in the moonlight, and gather to sing, dance or meditate beneath the Full Moon.

Ayurveda and other ancient earth bound people recognized that the moon significantly influenced a womyns bio-rythmns and that their minds, bodies, and spirits were intricately connected to her cycles.
When a womyns cycle is in sync with the moon, she remains in harmony with the cycles of nature, her surroundings, and with her Self.

*In observance of the full moon, we take a monthly full moon hike at least one day before or after, or on the full moon. Typically near a body of water which heightens the effects of the radiant light from the full moon.

The walk is sacred, at times in silence, and at others with laughter and an opportunity to share our stories with one another. We always reach the peak of our walk with a meditation and sometimes a song or something we can all do together.

This is a powerful practice that syncs our cycle back to the new moon when it is intended that we bleed. Without having to take any hormones or medicine, we bring our hormones into balance and thus in sync once again with the earth. When we bleed with the new moon we recognize that the darkness is a time where we retreat, rest, and begin to set our intentions and visions, for the following full moon.

I hope you can join us on our walk, soon! It takes place once a month on or around the days of the full moon in a place in nature. See you soon!

Jenny

December 3, 2013 0 Comments