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9/18 Life Lessons: WRISTY BUSINESS

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I broke my left wrist by falling into a tidepool in Hawaii within days of moving here many years ago. In one swift movement, thirty years of yoga practice was upended by Pele, the volcanic fire goddess, who baptized me in her womb of lava stone and sea water. So many yoga practices involve wrist balance and strength that it can be a challenge for people like me who love yoga. To rest that part

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8/27 Standing Rock | August 29th Global Drum Circle

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GLOBAL DRUM PRAYER FOR ALL – LIVE STREAM FROM BURNING MAN TUESDAY, AUGUST 29th, SUNSET OR 6:30 PM PST Get ready for a powerful event — a global synchronized drum circle with the indigenous wisdom keepers of Standing Rock, broadcast live from Burning Man on August 29 at sunset (6:30 pm PST). It’s called “Unification of the Nations” and you are invited to join Wisdom Keepers gathering to stand as one for our Earth, our

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8/2 Lammas Ritual | Appreciate the Bounty

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A SIMPLE MOVEMENT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE As the wheel turns, we can remember how our ancestors marked the movements through each year. They chose a specific time to honor the timeless. By gathering with those they loved to celebrate the seasons, the passage of beloved times and beautiful beings, they honored the circle of eternal good energy. During the hot days of August, when the land parched and dry, our families who lived

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7/12 HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER! For crying out loud!

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Aloha, Noble Funny Friend! Laughter. It’s the most direct and potent form of connection we humans have, if you don’t count crying. When we’re enthused, the divine dances in us. Being playful, we chuckle easily; giggles and guffaws are contagious, giving us good medicine to heal many of the world’s problems – or at least how we view them — instantly. That’s not to say crying, concern, and activism isn’t important. In fact, crying and

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6/18 Summer Solstice Peace & Prayer | Mauna Kea, Indigenous Wisdom, & Yoga

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CHIEF ARVOL LOOKINGHORSE’S VISION TO PROTECT SACRED SITES Following the birth of a White Buffalo Calf in 1994, the Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe for the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations— Arvol Looking Horse, was directed to honor the Four Directions with ceremony on Summer Solstice/June 21st. According to Lakota Star Knowledge, the birth of “Miracle,” a female white buffalo, signaled a time of Earth changes and the coming of The Mending of

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6/3 Friends, Frenemies, Trust, and Terrorism

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A friend. What does a friend really mean to us? Is it defined by how two or more people weave themselves in and out of love? Is a friend someone who we can rely on when we’re in need, or is it someone who challenges us to be stronger, or both? I am remembering a client, a friend, who came to me recently with very unpleasant associations around her friends. It seemed her friends were

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5/7 The Soul of Touch: How to Heal Ourselves & Heal the World

Group Pranayam on Lava

During the last four months, some very brave souls ventured into an arena where they faced their fears and vulnerabilities to go deeper in discovering of who we are, why we’re here, and where we’re going. My soul had given me the ridiculously hard job of not only talking about how we define, treat, and enjoy touch in our culture, but had suggested that I offer four seminars on the subject. Soon came a set

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4/2 Carlos Nakai & Peter Kater | Music for the Heart

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Pianist/Composer Peter Kater and Native American Flutist R. Carlos Nakai will be playing in concert on Wednesday, April 5th, at Kahilu Theater in Waimea at 7:00 pm. With 24 Grammy Award nominations combined, the celebrated musicians have been collaborating for 25 years and have enchanted audiences all over the world. Their virtuoso blend of indigenous and classical melodies has produced some of the most memorable and ground-breaking recordings in the New Age and World Music

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3/24 Yogassage | Prayer Pose | Touch of Healing

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Namaste, Noble Friend! Do you want to improve your life and the lives of those around you? Do you want to stay in touch with your authentic self, connected with your deepest wisdom, while connecting deeply with others? In two days, you can learn Yogassage skills to grow the greater good. Evolutionary Yoga takes you on the adventure of a lifetime. Read now how Anjali Mudra and Yogassage cultivate your joy, creativity, and compassion, and

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3/15 Moves To Live By | Evolutionary Yoga

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MOVES TO LIVE BY: Yogassage III How do YOU grow wisdom and joy? Feel more love? Gain knowledge? Serve others? Swim, sing, clean house, take a swim, meditate, enjoy friends, hike, garden, write letters, write a book, paint, protest, dance, work out? Regardless of what your favorite up-wiser and energy lifter is, the one universal key in all these levitators is that we do them in a body, the vehicle, the instrument, and the sanctuary

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