Friday, February 27, 2009

How to Find What You Need Next

Glowing through the pages of timeImage by Kounelli via Flickr

The next message you need is always right where you are.

— Ram Dass

Staying centered in the present moment allows us to stay grounded in the perfection of what is and secure in the knowledge that what will come is perfect as well.

When we "let go and let God" our selves to "Source"...use the "Force"... we are supported by an endlessly abundant Universe.

Let go a little today. Surrender. And see what floods in.


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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Truth and Love Will Always Win

Monumento a Ghandi - Lisboa (Portugal)2Image via Wikipedia

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.

Think of it - always.

- MK Gandhi
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Source of a True Smile

The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.
Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding.

— Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace Is Every Step

Put a big smile on your face this morning and greet the beauty of the day.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just when you least expect it...

the universe gives you something else to be grateful for!

Today, I am so grateful to have found two great new partners in my journey to bring yoga to as many people as I can.

Phyllis Rollins, owner and incredible Iyengar yoga teacher at The 8th Street Yoga Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina is graciously allowing me to hold my prenatal yoga series (in April) and a few other upcoming workshops and classes from her studio. It is a beautiful space and she is terrific, and I am just so lucky to have met her and to have her as a mentor.

Today, I met with Maureen and Mike Rhoads at Mike Rhodes Karate here in Gastonia, North Carolina. I was looking for a local place to teach group classes, and especially my private instruction clients. The Rhoads have a beautiful, brand new space just down the street on Robinwood Road (this is their 4th LOCATION!, they are the premiere Karate training facility in the area.) I will be using their space to hold classes, workshops and private instruction! It is a HUGE space and I can't wait to fill it with lots of eager yogis and yoginis. I am also excited to do some kids yoga classes out of this location.

You can email me here for more information on up coming classes.

And if the week weren't quite exciting enough, I was on Rachel Ray this week!!! Ok, it was only for about 30 seconds, but it was COOL and for a really good cause.

My life is always really blessed and I am really, really grateful for it. But, WOWIE thanks Universe! for an especially awesome week.


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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Win this beautiful amethyst and Czech glass necklace made by me!

Win this beautiful amethyst and Czech glass necklace made by me!
This necklace was handmade by me and contains beautiful chunks of amethyst (which symbolizes the spirit), Indian crow beads, and Czech glass. The center pendant is a pewter Celtic cross. The necklace is 15.5 inches long and has a safety clasp. Jewelry making is a meditation for me and I infuse all the pieces I make with good energy and light for those who wear them.

How do I win?
If you have already downloaded one of the classes - AWESOME- and thank you! Simply go to the site and leave a review for either or both meditations. You will be entered once for each review you leave.

If you haven't downloaded a meditation yet, do so and leave a review between now and March 6 and you will be entered to win!

At only $2.95 per downloadable class (less then a cup of coffee!) you can give the gift of bliss to yourself, or a friend.

Two meditations are currently available:

Progressive Relaxation #1 will take you to a place of complete and utter serenity. "Teal's warm and meditative voice is ideal to help you get deep into a state of calm and tranquility. In this meditation Teal has you visualize a white light as it moves through you body and rids it of any and all stress and tension. Ahhhhhh!"

Click here to download your copy today.

Sivasana Relaxation #1. Sivasana is a posture often practiced at the end of a yoga class, but you can do this relaxing Sivasana meditation any time you need to take a break and rest. Sivasana helps the body, mind and spirit to relax, integrate, and restore. This Sivasana Relaxation meditation will take you into a deep state of calm and is also great as a cure for insomnia.

Click here to download your copy today.

I can not express my gratitude to all the people who downloaded my guided meditations over the last 3 months. It was wonderful to see such a positive response and it makes me happy to know they are helping to bring stress relief and relaxation into so many lives. There will be many more to come, so stay tuned...

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Always something to be grateful for...

WaitingImage by ...-Wink-... via Flickr

If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel,

we can find something to be thankful for.

— Terry Lynn Taylor

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Trust in Yourself and You Will Know How To Live

Ajna chakra also bears the names The Third Eye...Image via Wikipedia

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

— Goethe

Trusting ourselves, believing in our abilities and intuition is one of the hardest things for most of us to do.

Whether it comes in a moment, as a flash of clarity, or becomes some thing we know deep down in our bones over a long period of time, learning to trust ourselves is one of the greatest forms of liberation.

Today, when you are confronted by moments of self doubt, or fear, try just letting it go. Just like that. Just that simple. "Pretend," if you have to, that you are someone who already does this all the time. Try that on as you might try on a beautiful new may find it is a good fit, and never take it off again.

Today I trust in my own Truth; my intuition, abilities and judgement. I abide in constant gratitude for my perfect and whole place in an abundant Universe.

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