This Night.

I absolutely adore finding songs that instantaneously create a yearning-filled emotional reaction in my body upon hearing the first chord. Those are the songs where the first words out of my mouth (after I’ve sighed a heavy groaning) are “Oh my, I could guide to that!!” Such was the case when I heard “This Night” by Black Lab. It simply rocked me to my chakra-balanced core. Look at the album name…kinda sums it up…Passion Leaves A Trace. Umm…hello?! How could I not be pulled toward that?! A deeply liquid, beguiling and intensely beckoning call of a song, with a direct line from the pelvis to the soul. My Soultree heart & hips are aching to help women gyrate this dark undercurrent through their bodies! The ability to set myself free for 3 minutes and 29 seconds is a gift beyond any couch I’ve ever sat upon (that’s after a gratitude shout-out to my unbelievable therapist who has shifted and sustained my emotional journey for the last two decades). I could go on and on about what happens to the mind/body/soul when a woman surrenders to a dark room, no mirrors, a perfectly chosen playlist and a Guide leading her every move so her mind can give way her body. Perfection. Poetry in motion. Music as alchemy, movement as therapy. Yes! Bring it on…I’m ready to dance.

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Teaching Guide.

I have been out and about lately. Actually, not really getting my groove on or hitting up the club scene or any otherwise wacky behavior, but out. I’ve been trying new yoga and fusion classes, and what I’ve found to be the new universal truth…not all classes are created equal. Nor are instructors. I always felt it truth-bearing to call myself a “guide”. I do believe that I am a teacher in all its descriptions –  years of gained personal experiences, acquired wisdom handed down by generous mentors, certifications and degrees (the least important in my opinion), low-valleys of life transformed into peaks of insight, and most importantly the humble knowledge that teaching has nothing to do with the teacher and everything to do with the student. That being said, “guide” leaves the possibility for the students own sense of self to merely be led on a path where their authentic world unfolds. I like that.