Wednesday, March 18, 2015

THE TREMOR OF LIFE - WEAVING






THE SANGHA IS GATHERING THIS EVENING 
5:45 - 7:00 pm at A PERFECT KNOT YOGA.
this is my invitation to you, come, come, come...

enter your own presence, receive it into every part of you.
relax into every corner of your body, be filled as the rigidity melts.
come to, through, the portal of softness, the tremor of life weaving 
through you, attracting you to create, co-create, to take the keys
and give rise. 

oh Gazelle-eyed one, let Presence fill your body,
merge in the indescribable spaciousness of your own mind.  
~Vijnanabhairava Tantra





you are like a dog chasing a stick;
every time a stick is thrown, you run after it.

Instead be like a lion who, 
rather than chasing after the stick,
turns to face the thrower.
one only throws a stick at a lion once.
~ MILAREPA
  




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WEAR THE NICE LINGERIE



life isn't fair, but it's still good. life is too short enjoy it. cry with someone. it's more healing than crying along. make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present and the future.  it's OK to let your children see you cry.

don't compare your life to others. you have no idea what their journey is all about. if a relationship has to be secret, you shouldn't be in it. take a deep breath it calms the mind. everything can change in the blink of an eye.  it's never too late to be happy.  but it's all up to you and no one else.  when it come time to go after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.  burn the nice candles, use the nice sheets, wear the nice lingerie, wear the nice clothes.  don't save it for a special occasion.  today is special. 

over prepare, then go with the flow. no one is in charge of your happiness but you.  frame every so-called disaster with these words: in five years will this matter?  always choose life. forgive but don't forget. time heals almost everything.  give time, time. however good or bad a situation is, it will change.  all that truly matters in the end is that you loved.  

if we all threw our problems in a pile and we saw everyone else's, we would grab ours back.  envy is a waste of time.  accept what you already have, not what you need.  yield.  friends are the family we choose. life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.  

                     - Regina Brett

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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!