“I open my heart and I breathe in the winds of change as though my lungs depend on them.”
Good morning lovely humans!
I hope you are waking up with sunshine in your hearts, as we move into this Gemini new moon phase. Gemini is quick in mind and thought- so take some time to breathe in fresh air and be in nature, this will serve your soul amazingly. Make clear space for your thoughts to be organized, rational, and intentional, and then always proceed with love and compassion. Heart based, intuitive decisions rarely lead you in the wrong direction. Learn how to tap back into the infinite well of your deepest knowing and being.
The summer months are upon us… For many of us, a time of expanded activity and (often times) less rest. Make sure you are prioritizing rest and relaxation in your life. If you feel you need it, take it without regret or guilt. Your body knows what’s best. Begin to balance the masculine go-go-go drive with more receptive, soft, and sensitive… Honoring a deeper space of aligning more balance inside and out. Gemini is a sign of duality, yin and yang- so a beautiful space in time for bringing your body and mind back into alignment, finding more balance with ease and grace.
I have just returned from two weeks on the (stunning) Sunshine Coast, BC, where I was immersed in a Level One and Level Two Breathwork Facilitator Program. I am now certified to teach one-on-one Conscious Connected Breathwork sessions. This style of breathing was relatively new to me before this training, but I got the call to attend, and I am so grateful that I did. This practice is pure healing medicine. I can see now, that if you want to heal anything, the first place you must start is with the breath- as breath is your life force, without it, we cease to exist. My teacher, Jenn Field, said, “how you breathe is how you live,” and I am so elated to begin to dive deeper into this world of potent medicine and direct, present information. With gratitude for each breath and continued curiosity, I look forward to sharing this journey with you in the future. Alongside plant medicines, this is the most healing, real, and ‘crack-you-wide-open’ journey I have ever embarked upon. To the moon, Alice. To the moon!
Also: this song- heart explosion: Akaal
New moon blessings to each of you. New moons bring ripe opportunity for making your dreams manifest… Plant your seeds and watch them grow… With this moon, note the power of the mind and your words… What you think and what you speak becomes your reality, especially potent with the power of Gemini in the air.
As always- keep what resonates and leave the rest. May these cards serve as beautiful opportunities to reflect and journal your present experiences and being. So much love to you.
Book Recommendation: The Meaning of Happiness by Alan Watts: The Quest for Freedom of the Spirit in Modern Psychology and the Wisdom of the East
Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doing something. Here, in Alan Watts’s groundbreaking third book (originally published in 1940), he offers a more challenging thesis: authentic happiness comes from embracing life as a whole in all its contradictions and paradoxes, an attitude that Watts calls the “way of acceptance.” Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Western mysticism, and analytic psychology, Watts demonstrates that happiness comes from accepting both the outer world around us and the inner world inside us — the unconscious mind, with its irrational desires, lurking beyond the awareness of the ego. Although written early in his career, The Meaning of Happiness displays the hallmarks of his mature style: the crystal-clear writing, the homespun analogies, the dry wit, and the breadth of knowledge that made Alan Watts one of the most influential philosophers of his generation.
Gabor Matè on Finding Your True Self: We are wired for connection, empathy, compassion, and love.
Spirit Daughter New Moon Update:
“I open my heart and I breathe in the winds of change as though my lungs depend on them.”
♊️ NEW MOON IN GEMINI ♊️.⠀
The New Moon lands in Gemini tomorrow morning, ushering a new lunar cycle full of new potential and limitless possibilities. Gemini is the sign of the fast-moving, ever curious twins. Governed by the element of air, Gemini brings us new information to expand our minds and our hearts. The nature of this energy creates change and can make us feel restless if we’re not grounded in our body. Take some time to quiet your mind tonight and feel your roots as we prepare for major shifts tomorrow.⠀
Gemini also rules our communication and all exchanges of information. Gather with others around this time and be curious about what they may teach you. Gemini reminds us that we live in a world with other people to help us figure out this great mystery of life. No one has all the answers, but together we can start to put the puzzle together.⠀
Gemini also teaches us that nothing is permanent. We live amongst a sea of changing vibrations. Her New Moon is a time to look at how you deal with change. Do you adapt or do you try to control the uncontrollable? Feel into your most flexible nature this New Moon and let go of any illusions of permanence. Trust the changing tides this lunar cycle is bringing us and know that sometimes you need to get lost to be found.⠀
Astrocult Moon Update:
✴︎ G E M I N I ♊︎ NEW M●●N ✴︎
“A new moon will disappear into the heavens on Monday, June 3, in the sign of the mischievous twins. Fickle and mercurial, Gemini is the social chameleon of the zodiac. And while there isn’t a topic this Mercury-ruled sign could ever shy away from, its essence encourages us to speak with an open mind, and with no strings attached. Brainstorm. Communicate. Connect. Engage. You are an intellectually-stimulating conversation all on your own. So how can you make the most of your immediate environment? Your exchanges matter. The mind is one of your greatest tools throughout this human experience, and your words are incredibly powerful. Remember, new moons are a symbol of new beginnings, and this lunation is bringing a fresh new perspective to our inner world, while blessing us with a clean slate from the heavens. The fact that la luna is invisible during the new moon phase, serves as a symbol of spiritual renewal, and we are doing the exact same thing. This new moon is bringing us closer to our success, and its opposition to Jupiter retrograde will invoke our inner wisdom. Warning: A complex T-square between the moon, Jupiter Rx and Neptune can easily cloud one’s reality, and Gemini has no problem being a trickster, so make sure you don’t mislead, and are not mislead, during this time. What’s standing in the way of your power? A lusty trine between Venus and Pluto can be of assistance in helping us build something beautiful and valuable, to share with the rest of the world. How will YOU make the most of this energy?”
Monthly Horoscopes and Such
June Monthly Theme by Lena Stevens: ADAPTING (on point!)
June Horoscopes: Galactic Rabbit by Gala (these were super spot on for me!)
I created a Vimeo On Demand offering: learn bowspring- Elisha Jane style. In this course you will learn the algorithm, pose break-downs, and enjoy a few elemental and level one classes. This will be a great start to learning to move with this alignment system. More information: HERE!
Intro to Bowspring
Bowspring is shape-shifting lives around the world. Introducing a new alignment for functional movement- one that embraces the natural curviness of our spine, works to balance the posterior to anterior chains of the body (say hello to your glutes, they’ve been missing you!), and helps to re-elasticize the fascia of our body through pulsing, springy movements. Healing and therapeutic at its core- this practice is a game changer. It will bring you back home to your body by teaching ways to move lighter and smarter in a functional and applicable way while teaching you ideal spinal alignment for every position of life and action.
Bowspring is a functional, ergonomic, athletic, and therapeutic practice that aims to maintain your spinal curves and create more balanced harmony within the whole body. It helps to address modern day postural imbalances (such as the C-curve from increased slouching and sitting posture) due to technological advances. It is an evolution of modern postural yoga, with poses and posturing based on uniform muscular tone and fascial directionality.
The science behind the Bowspring alignment is fascinating and up-levels our way of looking at dynamic posture and movement by incorporating new research on fascia and its role in the health and longevity of our body. “The body is more liquid than solid. The bones of the body are floating struts in a network of visco-elastic connective tissue that surrounds the whole body. The tonus of muscle and fascia pull on the bones, while the bones provide consistent pushback to create a tensegrity or a balanced alignment. The back of the body is curved and not rigidly upright for efficient movement.”
In this series we will learn:
- The Bowspring Algorithm: 10 Key Areas for Optimal Alignment
- Elemental and Level One Pose Breakdowns
- Elemental/Beginner and Level One Classes: Seeds Kata plus more
I envision lots of beach time, hikes, eating meals together, sharing stories, camp fires, reading, naps, breathing, and bowspring.
Hornby Island is one of the most amazing places in the world.
Join us for this casual style camp-treat.
Space for 8 people: 6 spots left!
restore to life or consciousness
A weekend of bowspring, breathing, nature… To rest, restore, and reconnect to yourself and to the beautiful humans who create this rising tribe.
Space for 14 people: 10 spots left!
10 days of Bowspring bliss in the junglely, beautiful, majestic Sri Lanka!
DATES: FEBRUARY 22, 2020 – MARCH 2, 2020
SPACE FOR 14 PEOPLE ** 5 spots left!
• 2 Bowspring classes per day // Handstand workshops• One free day for exploring!• 2 group surf lessons• Choice of deep tissue or secret root Ayurvedic full body massage• Breath work with Martina and Alex• 2 vegan meals daily, with freedom to explore for your 3rd meal• Beautiful ocean front accommodations• An amazing group of humans to have an awesome getaway with
More info: Bow + Surf Immersion | Sri Lanka 2020
With so much love,