Elysabeth

Forgiveness

I recently had a very personal and profound experience in forgiveness, one that continues to unfold. The experience was inspired by learning more of my mother’s early childhood experience, of being a ‘stolen baby’ as told in the fictionalized account ‘Before We Were Yours’ by Lisa Wingate.

Reading this book opened up a [...]

Holding Opposite Equally

It’s been a while since I last wrote as there has been quite a bit of change and transition in my life. I experienced the impact of climate change up close and personally with the southern CA wild fires and mudslides. There was both deep sorrow and deep grace surrounding these events.

Grief and [...]

Why would we want to explore death?

It can sound rather morbid at first glance and yet my experience is that this practice awakens more joy than any other I have encountered. How could this be so? Because at the root of all of our fears lies the fear of death - our own and our loved ones.

Honoring Our Grief

Because we are creatures of Nature, endowed with its cyclical rhythms. In the same way we honor the changing of the seasons, embracing the dark night of winter, we must learn to honor the changing tides of our Soul’s experience if we want to be fully alive, able to celebrate with joyful abandon when the summer sun is high.

We Are All The Same

I was blessed to present a particularly precious Partner Yoga training at Athen’s Yoga this summer and I am still feeling an expansive heart from my time there.

To give you a sense of our experience, here are some responses from participants:

‘Through this training I renewed my passion for Yoga and feel so grateful to [...]

Embracing Our Vulnerability

Last evening while facilitating a Self-Care workshop, we sat back to back with a partner, and contemplated a particular question. We took time to listen with our full attention, first to our own heart and then to our partners.

Although this practice took only about 5 minutes, I felt like I made a connection with [...]