‘Cause every night I lie in bed
The brightest colors fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
A million dreams is all it’s gonna take
A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make
I was in a taxi when this song came on. I listened and keenly felt its lyrical and profound simplicity. The Self-Healing Journeys I am shaping are turning out to be the way I envision them to be. Or rather we envision them to be.
My wonderful partner, an elementary school English and music teacher, has been gifting music classes to orphans whenever she is in the ancient city of Kathmandu. I found myself saying to her, well, let’s add yoga with the children at the orphanage to our program. It is the most natural thing to do.
Call it divine alignment. Giving back is close to my heart. Most of my adult life, I have been a dedicated volunteer with various Non-Governmental Organizations, working mostly with disadvantaged women and the physically challenged. I believe in the goodness of the world. I believe we can touch one another’s heart and soul, support one another, and heal ourselves and the planet.
When I was called to pick up a Teacher Training in yoga, the first thing that came to my mind was children’s yoga. The spontaneity must have come from something so deep in me that knew. Who knew? I ended up with two certifications in Kundalini Yoga for children. Those training days were among the most catalyzing moments.
Trust life to send you exactly what’s needed for your growth and expansion. Always at the perfect time. Rarely the manner you imagined them to be.
Part of the journey is to recognize and trust guidance.
In light of this, our Retreats now include an evening of joyful yoga with children at orphanages we work closely with. Yoga with children is 90 percent play with fearless young ones and 200 percent inner-child fun for weary adults who can learn to let go of control and certainly shed a mask or two.
Time with the children is of course optional, but it will be so lovely to have you join us.
To add to this sweet synchronicity, my partner and I are on the same page as far as conscious living is concerned. Our cotton-hemp yoga mats and carriers are consciously sourced and locally made. The income goes directly to artisans who need them most.
Those who are aware of my past life as a social entrepreneur know I was working with disadvantaged communities in Cambodia and Laos, peddling sustainably made and Fairly Traded handicrafts and artisanal produce.
This turn of events is part beautiful unfolding, part life bringing me to back to where my heart is. True alignment happens when you are real and honest with your heart. One of the greatest gifts Kundalini Yoga is the embodiment of Truth. Sat means true, nam means you. Self-Healing Journeys is the product of listening to and manifesting what is authentic to me at soul level. Our Retreats are about empowering you with real life tools to self-heal, and about humanity and our interconnectivity.
Now a million dreams for the world we’re gonna make.
It is time to begin weaving yours.
Begin with us. Our Retreat dates for Self-Healing Journeys in Kathmandu and Pokhara through 2019 are available here.