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WELL, WELL, WELL….DTLA embraces workplace WELLness

Deepak Chopra told a packed crowd of Downtown business people at the opening of CBRE’s and DTLA’s first WELL® certified office building, that our environment is our “extended body”. He went on to state that CBRE is the first company in DTLA to create a place of “biological sustainability”, a place where simply by showing up for work, your body can begin to repair itself of all the external stressors impacting its health.

Is corporate America really ready to embrace the global trend toward workplace WELLness? And are they really ready to pay just a little more up front to design it in? If you spend any time listening to Lew Horne, the President of CBRE’s downtown Los Angeles flagship WELL® certified office environment, you would have to agree that indeed, corporate America is drinking the (unsweetened and organic) Kool-Aid. Horne addressed a group of top business leaders and politicians at a Los Angeles Business Council Board meeting in January, and his passionate presentation felt more like an Agape rally, in a good way. Horne told the story of how his office became the first DTLA WELL® certified space where employees do not have their own desk, let alone corner office; designing in a concept instead, called “free addressing”. Horne and his team had to fly to Amsterdam for inspiration on just how efficient the rest of the world works. They are free of the constraints of paper, assigned space and that ubiquitous corner skyline view office that screams you have indeed “arrived”. Which reminds me of the famous quote from the Dalai Lama:

“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present: the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Horne knew he would be facing some pretty tough egos, and with a goal to create a space that would make everyone happy, he decided to take the lead and ask his staff to do as he does, even if it means purging thirty years of files stuffed into twelve cabinets, half of which hadn’t been opened in years. His strategy worked. And he literally created an office with a heart. The “heart” is actually, in fact, a real space in the center of the office where technology- sheepish executives can discreetly go for help with things an eight year old does automatically – a brilliant way to allow top producers to still produce with a little help from the “heart”.

Not everything they tried worked. The glass “stretching room” was a bust. The yoga classes are a hit and so are the healthy company-provided snacks, organic juicing, height-adjustable work surfaces, treadmill desks, circadian lighting and nightly UV wands that eradicate those pesky flu germs, so the next day rotation has a germ free desk, phone and keyboard. Horne and his team collaborated with a New York based company called DELOS, who created and rolled out the new WELL® building certification process (version 1.0 was launched to a packed conference in New Orleans in 2014). Board members include names like Leo De Caprio, Deepak, former President Bill Clinton and entrepreneur Steve Bing. DELOS CEO, Paul Scialla, a former Goldman Sacks guy, is as passionate about revolutionizing the spaces in which we work as Horne is in sharing his own revolution. At last count, according to Horne, 15,000 people from all over the world have toured the CBRE WELL® certified space in Downtown Los Angeles. And he has the parking bill to prove it!

Skeptics and bottom line thinkers always ask how much does all this cost the company? Horne has a ready answer for those skeptics. “Energy costs are about $3.00 per square foot, rent runs about $30.00 per square foot, but it’s the people cost’s, that to Horne, make all this a no-brainer. At $300.00 per foot, per person, you could pick any cost percentage, and building space this way would pencil right down to the free-to-employees yoga and organic candy bars. And he has the occupancy survey after 14 months in the space to prove it. 92% of the people that work there feel healthier and 83% feel more productive. Ask if they would go back to their old ways of working and you will be met with a resounding “no-way!”

And the CBRE space is not an anomaly. More and more, Downtown LA companies are following their lead. The BLOC, a Ratkovich Development, is also WELL® certified, as are Shangri La Construction and the new Haworth showroom, opening in April 2015, all located in Downtown LA. DELOS has more than 9 million square feet of pending certification projects since it launched the WELL® Building standard (version 1.0) in October.

It makes sense that LA would emerge as the center of WELL® places to work. It is, after all, so Hollywood!

Lori Tierney, is an author (Cougar Yoga), freelance writer and avid yoga enthusiast and native Angelino

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Sacred Smoke: How to “clear the air” in your new home!

Your real estate broker has finished signing all the legal documents with you. Hopefully, you had an LA Lofts Realty broker on your side of the table! Now, with much anticipation and excitement, you hold the keys to your new Downtown LA loft in your hand and turn the key to your new front door! You step inside and take a deep breath and start to look around, walking from room to room, opening cabinets, checking under the sink in the kitchen, looking at the skyline view from the living room balcony, when suddenly you feel something strange. You can’t quite put your finger on what you felt but you certainly don’t remember the space being “quite” like it is now, empty of furniture, family photos and all the trappings of the previous occupants. You are now alone in your new empty home and it doesn’t exactly feel like you remembered it to be. What do you do?

Well, you say to yourself, it’s time for a smoke! No, not the cigarette or cigar version, but its time to light up a wand of white sage, or sacred smoke, as the Ancient Ones called it. Our Native American ancestors understood the art of clearing space and setting new intentions for a dwelling. Considering everything is energy, vibrating and in motion, it stands to reason that some of those vibrating little particles of energy just may have decided to hang around your new home.

In Feng Shui, one of the key principles of the practice involves understanding the “Predecessor Law”, or finding out just what happened in the space to the people who lived there previously, before you arrived. Was it a large promotion that prompted their move? Or a divorce, or a bankruptcy? Did they sue the contractor who built it? Or perhaps someone passed on in the home or recovered from an accident there? Or perhaps they found their love for life partner and said their “I do’s” in the living room!

With one’s powerful individual intentions, an abalone shell, white sage wand, open windows and a lighter, one can clear the past and reset the energies, recalibrate the property to anchor in the energies most supportive to the new occupant’s life goals. If you are not feeling up to this on your own, and there are many who believe that only trained Shamans should work with these tools, there are certainly gifted practitioners that are sensitive or attuned to energy patterns and can clear them appropriately. It is important to approach this clearing reverently and to honor the gifts from the planet and those ancestors that walked before us, generously leaving this information for our own earth walk.

SAGE
For driving out negativity and for healing, white sage is preferred.
The botanical name for sage is Salvia (e.g. Salvia officinalis, Garden Sage, or Salvia apiana, White Sage). Salvia comes from the Latin root salvare, which means, “to heal”.

With the sage wand lit and the abalone shell below to catch any falling embers, begin your new home clearing ritual with clockwise circular motions allowing for the smoke to fill the air and to cleanse the space of any discordant energies/experiences that may have remained from the previous occupants. Allow yourself to flow from room to room, calling forth that which you are choosing to allow into your experience and thanking the “unseen guidance” that is supporting your new journey. Close your ceremony in gratitude and make a simple offering of something personal to Mother Earth. It can be a rock, crystal, a lock of hair, tobacco, a flower or anything special to you that will be left by you in thanksgiving. If you live in a high-rise building, you can leave your offering in a plant if you wish.

Now, retrace your steps and re-enter your new home, confident that the space is now ready to support your dreams and goals!

By Lori Tierney
Lori Tierney is an author, interior designer and Feng Shui practitioner. She can be reached through her web site at loritierney.net

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Feng Shui Article as Seen in DTLALife.com

Every Real Estate broker thinks they are the best at representing their clients in either finding the perfect home or selling an existing property. Most are, but in my experience, one firm stands out because they are willing to employ unconventional tactics to close even the most difficult deal. That firm is LA Lofts Realty, in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

I encountered the firm when one of the Partners contacted me to help them with a very difficult property that had been on the market for many months, without a single offer. No amount of open houses, advertising, social media or traditional sales tactics were working. It was time to look into the deeper meaning as to why this loft had not sold. The firm’s Partner, Jim White, called me and offered me the opportunity, through the use of Feng Shui, to provide a consultation for his client to see if, together, we could uncover any hidden blockages of energy that were preventing the loft from selling, Jim arranged the meeting one Saturday afternoon, made the introduction to his client, and left us alone together to see if we could locate the block!

The owner, “Mr. B”, was a single gentleman in his mid- seventies, who was at best, somewhat skeptical of the meeting in the first place. As we talked and broke the ice a bit, he realized that it felt “safe” enough to proceed with the analysis of his property.

One of the first things I look for in the home tour is the amount of clutter that may or may not be present, the directional compatibility of the home to the owner’s specific and individual Feng Shui Four Pillars chart, which is used in Traditional Compass Feng Shui, to identify a person’s favorable or auspicious directions (we each have 4) and inauspicious directions (again, we each have 4) Often simple tweaking of directional harmony will create a noticeable shift in a person’s energy and gain the desired result.

We talked about what was going on in his life, his family dynamics, work situation as a successful entrepreneur and future goals, which were revealing. He had a daughter that didn’t want him to sell his property, and her energy was “clinging” to the space. Energy is everywhere, whether we have the “gift” of sight to “see” it in motion third dimensionally, or not; it exists. His daughter’s desire to “hang on to the home” and her feelings of entitlement toward the asset, became a factor in blocking the flow of energy brought about by prospective buyers. They would come by, tour the space, like it, yet leave feeling like something was off and move on to another deal.

Further discussion led Mr. B to reveal that one of his dreams for the use of the space was to finally have enough room and a single table large enough to hold his entire family for Thanksgiving dinner. We were in late August, so I made a mental note of that wish and intuitively knew that no amount of work we would do would override this desire. The property would not sell until after the holidays and until Mr. B’s daughter would let go.

As we continued to walk the space, I noted that everything was in clean and tidy order, with very little clutter. We agreed to clear some dried flowers in the “wealth position” on the property and relocate some very expensive art that had sharp weapons on it to another location besides the “helpful people” area, replacing it with happier art of people celebrating life together. A small lipstick mirror was placed above the threshold of the bathroom door facing out to help with the circulation of positive chi flow in the space. The bathroom’s location in the wealth corner was not the best for the flow of abundance in general, but cures were implemented to offset this situation including the mirror, keeping the toilet seat down and the addition of a plant above the water closet.

The kitchen was our next stop. I have seen many properties that have butcher block knives on the counter, especially in homes with good chefs! I generally prefer them to be put away in the cabinet, which we did here, as the knife is symbolic of “cutting” energy, including the “good things” one is choosing to attract, in this case a buyer for the property.

Mr. B by this time was getting into the flow of our time together, and took an active role in smudging the property. This is a method of clearing stagnant energies used by the Native American shamans and now us everyday folk. A white sage wand is lit above an abalone shell and using circular motions, with windows wide open, the space is cleared. After the smudging I used the properties of a special crystal singing bowl to infuse the space with this high vibrational frequency. Mr. B found this step particularly soothing and comforting. It was our way of “sealing” the energetic changes we had created together for his space.

When we concluded our time together, Mr. B felt relieved, and armed with some new insights and information to help him with the process of “releasing” his home to the next buyer so he could prepare himself for the next adventure on his own journey.

As he closed the door behind me, I knew the home would sell, and it did. I also knew that the timeframe would be after his holiday gathering, which it was. The new owner is thrilled with her new Downtown LA loft and Mr. B is sailing around the world. Much like the sea turtles that swim near his boat with their shell/home on their backs, Mr. B’s new home is the next port on the map of life.

Lori Tierney, IIDA
Interior Designer and Feng Shui consultant

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Whispers, nudges and screams…are you listening to the signs around you?

One of my best friends, and a wise soul indeed, reminds me often to pay attention to the “signs” from the Universe. He says they come in three’s…the first is a whisper, the second is a nudge and then if One is still not paying attention, a scream! It’s a good practice to take time to be still, to go within and listen to those messages. When we do not is often when something happens to us that will make us stop and slow down, to tune out the daily noise. This, to me, is why we practice yoga, meditation, chi gong, tai chi and other mindfulness practices. They take us to the still point within.

I was at a crossroads in life, a time of intense personal transformation, when I was guided to take some time off and spend it on the island of Maui. My calendar is always booked, even on weekends, so stepping away can get tricky. I knew the importance of stopping the business of life, to go within, to retreat from all the constant bombardment of technology, family, friends, work responsibilities etc. I have also known and experienced firsthand what can happen when we don’t stop and listen.

I always turn to Nature and the animal, plant, mineral kingdoms at times of seeking vision. There are many indigenous people all over the world that follow these signs and live in peaceful harmony with their natural environment. We, of course also know of many opposite examples, as we exist in a dual Universe.

I began my inner journey on a beach on the western side of the island. My usual preference is for the opposite side of Maui near Pa’ia, but I was choosing to experience new places, to seek out that which is not in my comfort zone. The western waters were calm and clear. One could see to the bottom of the sea floor when swimming and the color of the water held otherworldly shades of deep midnight blues to turquoise and teal that really couldn’t be captured in photos.

I took a stroll on the shore toward a large outcropping of lava rocks that had settled on the sand from volcanic activity eons ago. I looked down and began to see one heart shaped stone after another. They literally would wash up to my toes. And then I looked up and saw a dozen of the largest sea turtles I had ever seen! One of them managed to lumber to shore to sun and snooze near the lava rocks, while the surf lapped at his behind causing one eye to open and close with slight annoyance.

The turtle totem in the Native American tradition is the Mother, the keeper of the ancient wisdom. According to Elena Harris, Editor of Spirit Animal.com:

“The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth, yet also incredibly fast and agile in water, those who have the turtle as totem or spirit animal may be encouraged to take a break in their busy lives and look around or within themselves for more grounded, long-lasting solutions. Traditionally, the turtle is symbolic of the way of peace, whether it’s inviting us to cultivate peace of mind or a peaceful relationship with our environment.

The turtle symbolism is characterized by the association with the Earth and earth symbols of grounded-ness and patience:
• Symbol of the world, of the Earth
• Ability to stay grounded, even in moments of disturbances and chaos
• Slowing down, pacing yourself
• Determination, persistence
• Emotional strength and understanding
• Ancient wisdom

The turtle is also linked to the spirit of the water and the fluid nature of emotions.”

The turtle totem symbolizes our peaceful walk on this earth. It represents the path we take as we embark on our journey through life. In contrast to emotional or spiritual development occurring in bursts, the way of the turtle anchors our personal unfolding in a slow, more grounded series of steps and longer cycles of transformation.

The turtle is associated with our physical and embodied evolution on the earthly plane. Call this spirit animal for help to be more grounded. You can also get help slowing down and pacing yourself, so you can take your next step with more confidence.

The American continent is referred to as “Turtle Island” in the Native American folklore. It is said that the Turtle carried the weight of the land of that continent on her back. This image is also present in Hindu and Chinese cultures, where the turtle is the animal carrying Mother Earth and holding the world in balance.

Having the turtle as totem means that you have an affinity with the ancient wisdom of the earth. You are naturally tuned into the elements, land, plants, people and animals. You carry your home on your back figuratively speaking and feel at ease wherever you are.

The wisdom of the turtle totem teaches us about determination and staying strong despite obstacles or distractions. This animal encourages those who have it as totem to listen deeply to their guidance and trust their path no matter what.

It is a great helper for those who need to provide a steady effort and persistence. You can call on the wisdom of the turtle when you need help to sustain your efforts and succeed in a long-lasting endeavor. By analogy with the biological attributes of this animal characterized by a long life, this spirit animal is also associated with longevity.

If you have the turtle as spirit animal, you may be inclined to base your decisions on a deliberate process of reviews and considerations. It may sometimes take you longer than most to make your move, but the results tend to be long lasting and solid.

The turtle represents the way of peace – whether it’s external or internal. It is considered as the Peacemaker in Native American traditions. This animal is also often associated with the feminine principle or feminine energy, which foster peace and harmony with all things.

Being inspired by the wisdom of the turtle totem, you can slow down when you feel you are getting overwhelmed by a situation or emotions and rest to gain a more grounded perspective. This spirit guide can assist you in taking time for yourself to better integrate all the aspects of a given situation.”
The powerful emotions that come from swimming with the sea turtles and the wisdom these ancient ones exude is not to be missed. I found my daily swims and time on the sand with these beautiful wisdom keepers to be not only grounding, but the perfect path to inner peace and reflection, a time to hear those whispers and gentle nudges from the Universe and to prepare for the next chapter in life from a place of peace and confidence.

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Going with the flow of life: When things don’t go the way you planned! Welcome to the Chinese New Year of the Green Horse 2014

Life is a great mystery. Eastern mystics, sages, yogis and shamans of every culture and spiritual affiliation would most likely not argue this statement. We start out on our life path young and eager for what lies ahead. We lay the best foundation we can muster given our unique circumstances, family or lack of, environment, geography, health conditions and soul agreements for this particular lifetime’s journey. We may not be “conscious” of any of these agreements when we take life’s first steps, but as time reveals, the agreements will often get the better of our best laid plans. The old adage that says,” God is indeed a comedian because if you want to make God laugh just tell Her your plans”… comes to mind. ( you can inset a “Him” if you must or any other name you prefer)

Some of us from an early age map out our entire life, the type of career we plan to have, who we plan to marry, number and even sex of the children we will have, type of home we will live in, the number we will have in our bank account at 30, 40, 50 and beyond. And then life happens. None of what we had planned for manifests and we look back about mid life and scratch our heads and wonder what the heck happened to all our plans! Some of us begin to take a “loss” on what has not happened according to these best laid plans or what has managed to sneak into our lives in its place. Maybe we experience rejection from our parents when we tell them that we have decided to not go to med school but plan to join the Peace Corp. instead. Or we experience a divorce, or two or three and wonder how can this be happening to us? We try and do all the conventional things to build a little nest egg, like buy a home, and then a massive mortgage and banking scandal sweeps our country and our nest egg goes out the window with this tsunami. And then we lose our best friend to cancer and our children grow up, move away and decide to never come home again for the holidays, let alone call us once in awhile. And we wonder where did we go wrong when they were growing up? And then we begin to lose faith in ourselves, family, friends in the Universe that we had hoped had our backs! For many of us a deep depression can set in and for some it’s like a fog that never lifts. In Sanskrit it is called Avidya, a deep fog or illusion that keeps us from seeing and experiencing the truth. Like a racehorse with blinders on, we only see directly in front of us when all the answers and messages are really above us, below us, or in our peripheral vision.

As we enter the Chinese New Year of the Green Horse January 30th, 2014 let us welcome in this magickal being and all that it symbolizes: freedom, passion, fresh perspectives, harmony for the good of all, personal connectivity and the strength to achieve our goals no matter what we think might stand in our way of achieving them. This is a year of luck and the time to not give up on dreams but to dream even bigger dreams as you ride your horse to your own personal victory.

Yoga Pose: To help you focus your energies on your dreams add Warrior 2 and Dancers Pose to your personal yoga practice this month and remember that your breath initiates and ends the movement in your poses. Namaste and Happy new Year!

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Whole Life Times Blog: Transformed by Four Months of Daily Yoga Practice

I arose on October 28 with a newfound sense of accomplishment for my ability to actually find the inner strength—through years of turmoil from divorces, loss, death, financial ruin, cancer and betrayal—to finish 120 days of consecutive yoga practice. I realize this may seem utterly ridiculous to those who were born with discipline and determination and would find my challenge to be a cakewalk. We don’t need pats on the back for brushing our teeth everyday or taking a shower, so why would we expect accolades for doing 120 days of consecutive yoga as a personal experiment in self-love, forgiveness and discipline? Indeed, many would scoff at someone who felt the need to embark on a yoga quest that involved counting days of practice vs naturally integrating yoga’s gentle rhythm into everyday existence.

Anyone who scoffs must not have lived my life. And this is where compassion enters the picture. I was shocked at the reactions I received from some self-appointed spiritual people, including teachers, whom I encountered through my journey and the judgment that my 120 days evoked in them.

But this October 28 was sweet for me. My 120th day of practice was spent in an early morning goddess class with five beautiful women in a nurturing, supportive environment. The class was fluid, filled with laughter and grace. The teacher, Honeybee, is pixie cute with a fairy-like twinkle in her eyes that spells mischief! She has a gentle kindness to her manner and her class was perfect and fitting for my last day of this particular yoga journey experiment. It reflected to me my own journey as a woman, a being who chose to incarnate into female form at this time of transition and transformation on earth.

The practice of yoga, especially Bhakti yoga, has been the missing link to my finding some inner calm and balance in what has been a turbulent life experience. It is a practice that is forever and belongs to everyone, not just the lithe, beautiful models who grace the covers of yoga magazines. It’s for young girls, moms, grandmothers, young men, dads and grandfathers. It is for those with pounds to lose or pounds to gain, for those struggling with disease or enjoying wellness, for those with all of their limbs and those without. It is a celebration of the human condition in all its forms and iterations in any given moment in time. It is one that I truly hope each of you reading these words will experience in your own way and your own time as you celebrate the teacher within. My wish for you as you embark upon or continue your yoga journey is for shelter, a nourishing supply of food for your body and soul, clean fresh water to drink, friendship, fellowship, wellness, peace, grace, self love, ananda (bliss) and the unconditional love of the divine, as you realize your own inner samadhi, as you enjoy the lila, the enchanted dance of your existence.

Adapted from Cougar Yoga (www.lulu.com) by Lori Tierney, who is an artist, yoga instructor, retreat facilitator and successful business woman.

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My Insens Blog: How 120 Days of Yoga Transformed Me

I arose on October 28 with a newfound sense of accomplishment for my ability to actually find the inner strength—through years of turmoil from divorces, loss, death, financial ruin, cancer and betrayal—to finish 120 days of consecutive yoga practice. I realize this may seem utterly ridiculous to those who were born with discipline and determination and would find my challenge to be a cakewalk. We don’t need pats on the back for brushing our teeth everyday or taking a shower, so why would we expect accolades for doing 120 days of consecutive yoga as a personal experiment in self-love, forgiveness and discipline? Indeed, many would scoff at someone who felt the need to embark on a yoga quest that involved counting days of practice vs naturally integrating yoga’s gentle rhythm into everyday existence.

Anyone who scoffs must not have lived my life. And this is where compassion enters the picture. I was shocked at the reactions I received from some self-appointed spiritual people, including teachers, whom I encountered through my journey and the judgment that my 120 days evoked in them.

But this October 28 was sweet for me. My 120th day of practice was spent in an early morning goddess class with five beautiful women in a nurturing, supportive environment. The class was fluid, filled with laughter and grace. The teacher, Honeybee, is pixie cute with a fairy-like twinkle in her eyes that spells mischief! She has a gentle kindness to her manner and her class was perfect and fitting for my last day of this particular yoga journey experiment. It reflected to me my own journey as a woman, a being who chose to incarnate into female form at this time of transition and transformation on earth.

The practice of yoga, especially Bhakti yoga, has been the missing link to my finding some inner calm and balance in what has been a turbulent life experience. It is a practice that is forever and belongs to everyone, not just the lithe, beautiful models who grace the covers of yoga magazines. It’s for young girls, moms, grandmothers, young men, dads and grandfathers. It is for those with pounds to lose or pounds to gain, for those struggling with disease or enjoying wellness, for those with all of their limbs and those without. It is a celebration of the human condition in all its forms and iterations in any given moment in time. It is one that I truly hope each of you reading these words will experience in your own way and your own time as you celebrate the teacher within. My wish for you as you embark upon or continue your yoga journey is for shelter, a nourishing supply of food for your body and soul, clean fresh water to drink, friendship, fellowship, wellness, peace, grace, self love, ananda (bliss) and the unconditional love of the divine, as you realize your own inner samadhi, as you enjoy the lila, the enchanted dance of your existence.

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Maui Blog

Maui Blog January 21, 2013 Aloha from Lumeria Maui

As the plane flew over the Western Maui bay and banked to the left I felt the energy of the whales, the record keepers below and sure enough I glanced out the portal window and there were two humpback whales beneath us escorting our plane to the island. This trip was one of many I had taken to Maui to “experience” the island prior to welcoming our next retreat group in April. Our destination—Lumeria Maui—is the recently opened and perfectly renovated retreat facility owned by my long time friend, author and interior designer, Xorin Balbes. (more…)

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The Good Red Road

I waok the “Good Red Road” as our Native American teachers describe.. the pathof the One Hearted people. Walking One road, yet in Two very different worlds!

This became evident to me after attending a special ceremonial weekend up in Jackson Well Springs, Oregon at the first ever Pranafest Yga and Kirtan music festival. (www.pranafest.org). My friends Paul Andrews and Janet Marley produced the festival and my retreat company. Red Road Retreats. (www.redroadretreats.com) was one of the sponsoring companies. The festival drew together a divergent groupof people from all over the world… divergent, yet each one sharing a comon bond of love for humanity and fastering a spirit of universal good will. The common bond was quite simply, come together to express that LOVE through sound, through yoga, through community. (more…)

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To my dear friends

To my dear friends:

The support you have given us at Retreat Sedona these past four years means the world to all of us that have dedicated our lives to helping others, through providing healing retreat experiences.

When the company began in 2008, it was, for me, an expression of my passion and love for the sacred land of Sedona, Arizona, a magical place that has called me “home” for over twenty years and my heartfelt desire to aid others on their inner healing journeys. The majestic red rocks, vortexes, Native American spiritual teachings and natural setting proved to be the perfect “feeling” to capture and harness for our retreat offerings. (more…)

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