Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WINDHORSE MANIFESTO







for as long as i can remember, i have taken speed from the champion guidance of animal energies and the awakening they nourish in a willing soul.
i am currently in deep rapport with the energies of WINDHORSE and have written a manifesto to feed my fires with a potent aliveness.
this freedom runner will cultivate conscious behaviors in every aspect of your life.
  
as the WINDHORSE runs it carries upon its back a wish fulfilling jewel,
 which points to the flowering of being, which is the totality of creation.

WINDHORSE is auspiciousness itself. 
a liberation runner, each step in radiant loyalty to authentic power, 
committed to movement, from truth, 
toward truth, and resting in truth.
think about the kind of attunement a rider embodies,
 when bare-backing on a horse, a WINDHORSE. 
there must be a complete at-oneness with this hot furry animal 
between the riders legs, a trust in, a surrender to, a co-creation with 
the gallop that is the journey. 
the authority of WINDHORSE is so real it is never called into question.
its power has no opposite, it never collapses, it is undefeatable, 
yet never overpowering. 

WINDHORSE share its gifts, talents, and abilities,
  as a kind of portal into the zone of dharma, flow, vibrancy, and abundance. 
WINDHORSE comes to us from the void, where answers live.
 carrying responsibility in a manner of balance.

its message is to legalize freedom, from the inside of your inside.
its song is one of unity - a melody of togetherness, WE ARE NOT ALONE!
think of two horses in a vast vast field, 
they will always be found standing together.

through the horse's eye, across the sky,
into your deepest desires & dreams,
may you manifest a life of fulfillment
as defined by You.


                                     W: is wild, wise & willing to work the edges.
                                          the windhorse is worldly & touched by wonderment.

                                       

                                       I: is intuitive, instinctual, intelligent & integrated.

                                      N: is a natural nurturer

                                      D:  is dignified, determined, devoted & 
                                           dextrous in acknowledging change.

 
                                     H: is heartfelt, humble, hardworking & an honorable
                                         practitioner of hospitality at every turn.


                                     O: is organic, organized, and known for being an
                                        outrageous lover of life.

                                     

                                     R: is refined & rebellious,
                                          is radically receptive,
is relaxed, reverent,
                                          and deeply responsible.

                                     S: is sacred, sensuous, sovereign,
                                         and sensitive toward any opportunity to serve.


                                     E: a windhorse  is...
                                         embodied
                                         evolved
                                         evocative
                                         expansive
                                         energetic
                                         empathic







Wednesday, July 16, 2014

JOYGASMIC REVELATION



each and every practice is a date with destiny, 
where you get the divine opportunity to make love with life, your life. 
each and every practice is a succulent revolution, 
rich with joygasmic revelation, 
that is the very fruit of your own presence & embodiment. 

in our yoga community, we are not simply talking about it...
we are about direct experience.
we are unraveling the wisdom
 that is 100 % available & inherent in every being. 
we dare to love, walking with beauty & openness. 
 
as practitioners we are interrupting the trance.
 we stop the spiritual bypassing, 
we make room for the miracle, on the most intimate level,
which is right there in the tissues of our bodies. 

 we dance, shake, howl and serve as our own liaisons.  
this process is about cracking the code through radical forgiveness, 
becoming a devotee of our own dreams,
 and understanding the love imprint.
 
 it can be ferocious to walk the true path, 
like riding a tiger... 
this is an access point to our unique sense of responsiveness. 
it's like putting your finger in the shakti socket and getting
struck by your own awakening.

we reveal the template,
that makes you a waymaker


come open to a juicer life...





 photography by MUI ROSSING



 
 
 


Friday, July 11, 2014

OXYTOCIN FEST



greetings yogis!
we are out of town at the moment, 
so my saturday morning class will not
 be meeting this week.

but.... SUNDAY MORNING IS ON!
9 am !!!!
and on fire it will surely be, 
so i whole heartedly allure you to come
on out and pioneer some wild, body based, wisdom.

with both feet... i promise an all out 
OXYTOCIN FEST.

i bow 1000 times to the BIG LOVE you all EMBODY!


 
 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

MADISON'S LIGHT HOUSE FOR AWAKENING



i am so deeply touched,
in awe, 
struck...
by the caliber of sanga which has been crossing 
the studio threshold, of late.
 i see how you are all dancing with freedom,
i feel how hot the fire is.
there is evidence of evolution in you eyes
and attitude.
i see how much less afraid we are,
how much more accessible we all are,
how we have realigned with our receptivity.

and... i bow deeply to how devoted you all are,
how willing, how real, how vulnerable, how potent,
 how alive.

***
what happens when we banish the word struggle
from our vocabulary and behavior...........

we come into the embodiment of singularity,
pouring forth the frequencies of a genderless great spirit.

we become the mobility of all movement,
 from the truth, we do all things,
without leaving ourselves.

we become the spotless mirror,
no longer glued to the inherited, predictable
projections and strategies.

we no longer sit at duplicity's banquet table,
for we have taken to the open road,
 and with 1000 eyes, see the active aspect of consciousness
permeating all creation.

there is a freedom inside of you that cannot be taken away.
and it is out of this freedom, that we take full responsibility,
because we can, because we choose to,
because we are rooted,
deeply rooted into a place within that is beyond all the differentiation.


do not ask for permission,
be bold,
be humble.

remember, this magnificent refuge is inside the portal of your own heart.
you've got the keys,
and your already ripe with the fruits.

SO ENTER !!! from wherever you are.
begin anywhere...
come claim your seat in this remarkable sanga,
it is waiting for you, it always has been. 


                                                   in the utmost devotion,
                                                                                        sitalisa


WEDNESDAYS - 5:45-7:15 pm
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS - 9-10:15 am


photography by Mui Rossing








FIGHT FEAR



once there was a young warrior.
her teacher told her that she had to battle with fear.
she didn't want to -- it seemed too aggressive;
it was scary; it seemed unfriendly.
but the teacher said she had to do it and gave instructions
for the battle.

the day arrived, the student warrior stood on one side, 
and fear stood on the other.
the  warrior was feeling very small, and fear
was looking big and wrathful.

the young warrior roused herself and went toward fear,
prostrated three times,
and asked, " may i have permission to go into battle with you?"
fear said, " thank you for showing me so much resect that you ask permission."

then the young warrior said, "how can i defeat you?"

fear replied, "my weapons are that i talk fast,
 and i get very close to your face. 
then you get completely unnerved, and you do  whatever i say. 
if you don't do what i tell you, i have no power.
you can listen to me, and you can have respect for me.
you can even be convinced by me.
but if you don't do what i say, i have no power."

in that way, the student warrior learned how to defeat fear.

~Pema Chodron

in denying the deceiver, 
which is fear itself, 
the practitioner receives the gifts of truth and clarity. 
it's all in our hands,
the choice is ours, what it is we do with the
opportunity to become a full human.


"IN THE LONG RUN, 
THE SHARPEST WEAPON OF ALL IS A KIND AND GENTLE SPIRIT."
                       
                                                                                   -anne frank 

"A WARRIOR FEEDS HER BODY WELL. SHE TRAINS IT, WORKS ON IT.
WHERE SHE LACKS KNOWLEDGE, SHE STUDIES. BUT ABOVE ALL, 
SHE MUST BELIEVE IN HER STRENGTH OF WILL
 AND PURPOSE AND HEART AND SOUL."
                                         
                                                                                   - david gemmel

photography by Mui Rossing







Saturday, June 21, 2014

SUMMER SOLSTICE KIRTAN


sweet friends, i wish you all the most joyful of summerly blessings!
please know that in my hometown mecca of madison, wi. 
my saturday and sunday morning classes
 at A PERFECT KNOT YOGA CENTER,
 will not be meeting this weekend.

 i am leading a kirtan event today
 at the beautiful ALL PEOPLE YOGA CENTER.
in indianapolis, in. 

i recall the delight, of having come home so intimately to a
song, i was 19 years of age at the time, feeling so moved
by the music that i needed to learn the song... to sing the song,
to share the song... and to catch it in my "song catcher".
i still have that purple velvet journal, filled with songs from hither and yon,
songs i have carried in my bones. since that day, i have collected hundreds 
of chants that have touched me, ancient songs & contemporary ditties.
so later today, i will be happily sharing a handful of these treats.
it is with my whole heart that i invite you to join me!

i will be back in the saddle for summer teaching 
beginning this wednesday at 5:45 pm.

amor...