Saturday, February 14, 2015

IN THE NAME OF LOVE



dear friends ~

i have a challenge for you today.
a very easy challenge, as we all have so much love to give.
as we refine our honesty, it is so obvious that all we need...
no matter what,
 IS LOVE.

i challenge you to love yourself today in lavish
 and brand new ways. with the eyes of a child and the resonance of an elder.

i challenge you to spell out your love for humanity
 in every interaction, may your words sparkle, may you use them like wands.
let the renewing power of love be the current at the home base of your being.
i challenge you to feel a kind of cosmic connection
 with pure expression, with this wild opportunity to be fully alive,
 fully human, fully awake.
YOU ARE AN EXPRESSION OF LOVE.

and of course, i'm in it too.
and IN THE NAME OF LOVE...
~
i am giving away  3 - CLASS PASSES
 to the first 5 people to reach out.

DROP ME A LINE,
AND GET YOUR GOODIE.
sitalisa108@yahoo.com 


HAFIZ SAYS:

the subject tonight is love
and for tomorrow night as well,
as a matter of fact
i know of no better topic
for us to discuss 
until we all die.

amor amor amor.


MINDFUL

EVERY DAY 
I SEE OR HEAR 
SOMETHING
THAT MORE OR LESS 

KILLS ME 
WITH DELIGHT,
THAT LEAVES ME
 LIKE A NEEDLE 
IN THE HAYSTACK 
OF LIGHT.
IT WAS WHAT I WAS BORN FOR -
TO LOOK, TO LISTEN, 

TO LOSE MYSELF
INSIDE THIS SOFT WORLD - 
TO INSTRUCT MYSELF 
OVER AND OVER

IN JOY,
AND ACCLAMATION.
NOR AM I TALKING 
ABOUT THE EXCEPTIONAL,

THE FEARFUL, THE DREADFUL,
THE VERY EXTRAVAGANT - 
BUT OF THE ORDINARY,
THE COMMON, THE VERY DRAB,

THE DAILY PRESENTATIONS.
OH, GOOD SCHOLAR,
I SAY TO MYSELF,
HOW CAN YOU HELP

BUT GROW WISE
WITH SUCH TEACHINGS
AS THESE - 
THE UNTRIMMABLE LIGHT

OF THE WORLD,
THE OCEAN'S SHINE,
THE PRAYERS THAT ARE MADE
OUT OF GRASS?

~ mary oliver








Monday, February 9, 2015

THE COLLECTIVE FIELD



i am feeling so grateful for all of you who attended
 last saturday's Kirtan Fundraiser for A PERFECT KNOT YOGA CENTER !
your contributions are appreciated deeply.
  celebrating the potentiality of our species,
in joining our genius, we
create an explosion - incarnating, embodying.
a communion of souls with a passion to participate in the co-creative,
evolutionary field. 

thank you for being willing & able,
to go for what is unknown & what is new.
thank you for going for the quantum shifts. 

so much can come out of the resonance of small groups. 
as we generate an invisible magnetic field of love,
we then give our gift to the shift. 

may you be lead by and lead from the evolutionary impulse within.

&
may your generosity return again & again,
 as the nourishing ground of your being & becoming.

all my love & more.

sitalisa




Friday, February 6, 2015

WE FLY FASTER & FURTHER TOGETHER



Dear Friends ~

tomorrow is our KIRTAN FUNDRAISER
 for the Beloved Perfect Knot Yoga Center.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7
4-6 PM at A PERFECT KNOT YOGA
409 S. FEW ST. MADISON, WI. 53703

it is my sincere wish that you may come join us
 in this celebration of life's power
  manifesting as Love and Wisdom in all its forms.

Chant is an absolutely ancient practice, as well as entirely modern one.
it is a spiritual technology that has been polished
 by the collective longing over hundreds of years.
to take song in, is a way of placing a higher frequency in the body-mind.
 it is a way of transfiguring our vision, making deep shifts in our perception of reality,
it is a way of accessing mythical codes of possibility, activating our human potential,
co-creating at the level of our individual imaginal cells, 
& recognizing the fundamental unity beneath the enormity of it all.
 come sing to the life force that is responsible for all this splendor.
 
 When we circle around in mutuality,
there is an energy that takes birth,
in the We Space, in Ourtopia,
we are loved open, as we tune into the presence of community,
the space that holds us, that surrounds us, 
the space within us, and the space that connects us.
we are initiated into a radical dimension of the New.

i have been in love with teaching at A PERFECT KNOT YOGA CENTER
for more than a decade. i have witnessed the birth of a yoga community dedicated 
to being present and being of joyful service to the whole of creation.
i feel A PERFECT KNOT is an indispensable force in this city.
and from this place of humility, dedication, rigor, and sacred activism...

i say thank you, & i say,
COME ~ PLEASE.

come sing, come contribute.
if you are unable to come in person,
feel free to send a donation to:

A PERFECT KNOT YOGA CENTER
409 S. FEW ST.
MADISON, WI. 53703


 may your generosity flow back to you 10,000 fold.

in supreme gratitude,
sitalisa








Wednesday, January 14, 2015

KIRTAN FUNDRAISER !



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7,  4-6pm 

KIRTAN FUNDRAISER 
for 
A PERFECT KNOT YOGA STUDIO
409 s. few st. madison, wi. 53704


come soak in the warm sound bath.
you are entirely Free to participate or receive.
i will be guiding participants in songs from India & the Americas,
as well as Japa Practices & Satsang.
the We-Space created in a happening like this
is soul food for the individual and the collective.
literally, these songs and chants
LOVE US OPEN!

i have been a longstanding lover of the devotional trajectory.
 i can say, to sing in this way, is to align with something
in life that is bigger than comfort and discomfort. 
the authentic contemplative practice that is Mantra,
will tidy up the mind, opening new loge runs for irradiated presence.
it  decongests the heart energy,
 refines your honesty, and arouses your desire
to live life in a 360 degree manner.

AWAKENING, one heart at a time,
to the evolutionary eros expressing itself through you!

we ask that you make a donation of some kind, if you are able.
all proceeds will be directed into the life force of the studio.


IMMERSED IN LOVE,
sitalisa






GETTIN OLD WITH GRACE SALE + GIVEAWAY !


gorgeous souls...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!
may you experience fulfillment, adventure, and abundance,
in all possible and impossible ways.

i am moving in toward my 40th birthday next week, 
and with this turning, i summarize. 
 in the stillness, of this eternal now.
i am crowning the fierce and tender teachings of yoga 
for their regal, and enduring allurement.
for keeping me in the dance of transcendence & immanence,
 for placing within my body an ecstatic adoration for all things,
and for pouring oil into the fire stream of my heart. 
yoga's song... soft waves of yes, again & again.

for the way forward, i bring:
 humility, vigor and a natural curiosity  for embracing creative 
frictions with freshness... as shining opportunities to expand.
  INNOVATION, INVENTION, & INSPIRATION
are the intention.

i crown the practices of yoga for letting me get old with grace!
to live in the unformed playground of reality,
with humor and discipline.
 saturated in being and becoming,
in open space, as open space,
& resting in a consciousness that is greater than my own.

and so....
as part of this turning and as a way of saying THANK YOU,
for being an indispensable being in our collective, yogic learning field,
i offer you a special deal for the remains of the month!!!
i am so grateful for you!

PROMO UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY

10 CLASS PASSES AVAILABLE FOR $100.
WITHOUT EXPIRATION.
you can pick up your passes at my classes,
you can also send word via e-mail, text, or Facebook.
 if we are not yet friends on Facebook, here is a link to my page.
click thru for another way for us to stay in touch!
@ A PERFECT KNOT YOGA CENTER        409 S. Few St. Madison, Wi. 53703

      
          SATURDAY        9 - 10:15 am    

             SUNDAY            9 - 10:15 am      

           WEDNESDAY   5:45 - 7:00 pm  
            CONTACT INFO : sitalisa108@yahoo.com  
                                     608.347.7417   
                     

GIVEAWAY !!!!
*** FOR THE FIRST 3 PEOPLE ***
 WHO REFER THIS PROMO TO FRIENDS WHO LEAP, 
I WILL GIVE YOU A FREE 5 CLASS PASS. 
 (so be sure to let me know if you are snapping up a pass due to a friend.)

2015 !!!! THE MOST INCREDIBLE YEAR YET, FOR DISCOVERING EVERY PART OF YOURSELF!
MUAHHH! SEE YOU SOON FRIENDS, OLD & NEW!




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A COW OF PLENTY

GORGEOUS SOULS...
TREASURES...

I WILL MISS BEING WITH YOU IN SADHANA FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
I AM ON MY WAY TO CHINA AND HAVE CANCELED MY CLASSES 
FOR THAT TIME.

NO SITALISA YOGA
  WED: Dec. 3 & 10      SAT: Dec. 6      SUN: Dec. 7

I WILL BE RETURNING TO TEACH AGAIN 
SATURDAY, DEC. 13, 9 am
please do come join our collective of love warriors,
for the rapture and refinement of community emergence.



 
it is my understanding that the dalai lama recites this following prayer
everyday. i have been reading it, daily,  myself since i made this little discovery.
i find that it touches me to the very core with its passion, beauty, and challenge.
may it perfume your heart/mind and all the streams of action in your life.

THE WAY OF THE BODHISATTVA

i would be a protector for those without protection
a leader for those who journey,
a boat, a bridge, a passage, 
for those desiring the further shore.

for all creatures,
i would be a lantern
for those desiring a lantern..
i would be a bed for those desiring a bed,
i would be a slave for those desiring a slave.

i would be for creatures,
a magic jewel,
an inexhaustible jar,
a powerful spell,
a universal remedy, 
a wishing tree,
a cow of plenty.

as the earth and other elements, are in various ways,
for the enjoyment of innumerable beings, dwelling in all of space, 
so may i be, in various ways,
the means of sustenance, for the living beings occupying space,
for as long a time as all are not satisfied.

SHANTIDEVA  








Friday, October 3, 2014

DIVINIZE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS


we stand at the threshold of a great dawning
something deep within life is changing.
an era is ending and at the very core of creation
something new is being born.
we are awakening from a long collective sleep
an invitro dreaming deep within the womb 
of our mother earth.
now is the time of a great shifiting of cosmic wheels.
which will result in the reformation of our earth.
a trigger a radical shift in consciousness.
a galactic tidal wave of light is descending 
upon the earth.
activating the highest potential 
raising the frequency.
reality is being reformed, redefined.
the activation of new neural patterns 
will trigger new perceptions.
new information, new impulses,
and a recalibration of DNA.
open yourself to these high dimensional frequencies.
let go, love each other in these coming times.
be kind to eachother, gather in community, share yourself.
live your dream, live your heart,
open 
open yourself.
be prepared for the challenges to come.
the dark times of chaos and upheaval.
we will experience a dynamic recalibration of
 electromagnetic fields on a global scale.
stay present, stay calm, and centered.
try not to judge what is happening
surrender to the process.
hold firm in the knowledge of what is being birthed.
the process of birthing is an awesome undertaking.
arduous task often fraught with intensity.
stay in the heart, stay connected 
with beloved friends and family.
remember that this too shall pass,
and is a necessary purification,
a great purge of all that is not in resonance with what 
is being born within us.
all will be redeemed and reformed in miraculous ways.
chaos will become peace and sorrow will become joy.
trust, trust with love.
the butterfly is a marvelous demonstration of the power
within trust and vulnerability.
in the miracle of metamorphosis,
after all what is a butterfly,
if not a caterpillar  flowering beyond its wildest dreams.
emerging from the womb of the chrysalis,
the butterfly discovers it restrictive silken shell,
to inherit a magical new world of flowers, breezes, & sunshine.
a world of freedom & delight & celebration of its divine nature.
spreading her wings for the first time,
she has no idea whether she can fly.
she simply opens her wings in perfect confidence,
and is effortlessly conveyed into
 the spiral dance of graceful flight. 
and all that remains is the joyful participation 
in the divine ecstasy of creation.
as you turn your light inward,
and witness your true nature,
you become an empty mirror, and go beyond 
beliefs & doctrines.
dissolving the veils, the formless takes form.
going or coming we are in the right place.
as the veils are lifted we will perceive worlds
of unimaginable beauty.
self transforming astral worlds of light will shine down,
and interpenetrate the density of matter,
making it translucent, less dense, and more permable,
to our thoughts and feelings.
multidimensional reality & the interconnectedness 
of all things will be as clear as sunlight.
and just as the light is not separate from the sun,
and the wave is not separate from the ocean,
so shall we recognize our connection to the source,
and recognize ourselves in each other,
as one vast ocean of love and light.
let the divine recognize the divine,
lights will find other lights,
and as the spark ignites within you,
so it will ignite in others.
in a magestic radiance of consciousness,
and set the world to light in magnificence.
a new world without fear,
without war, without greed,
in the safe custodianship of an awakened species.
manifesting peace with love, light, and celebration.
may the divine mother bless all sentient beings 
as her children.
may the ascended ones bless mankind,
may religion be swept away by the revelation
of what we are.
may the children of the earth understand,
that this is to be a birthing place,
of a new humanity.
the birthing of a new man,
utterly discontinuous from the past,
RELEASED
TRANSFORMED
METAMORPHOSED
into a multidimensional being,
CONSCIOUS
WHOLE 
FREE.

                                      ~ metara