Star Signposts: Last Quarter Moon ~ April 8 – 14 Are any of you feeling sudden tidal waves of emotion moving through you and throughout your day, vascillating between tears and a churning rage or passion? Or waves of astounding energy then needing to crash and rest? If so, it’s all part of the sky…

Yoga class is full of forms: standing poses, balancing on hands or feet, seated poses, backbends. We shapeshift and move through poses on the belly, side and back. The yogi is always practicing moving into and out of forms as part of practice. One word for form in Sanskrit is Murti. This word is specifically…

Star Signposts: Last Quarter Moon~ February 7- 14 Last Quarter Moon “Shadow and Light” photograph by Lyn Dalebout Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner: “This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become…

Star Signposts: Full Moon ~ January 31 – February 6 Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Cancer/Capricorn “Teton Sanctuary” photograph by Julia Rose Heemstra In keeping with last week’s Capricorn photo theme of ‘Earth is Church’, I am grateful to post this winter image by my beloved friend, Julia Heemstra, one of the athletic high priestesses of the…

  There are many healing and supportive properties of native Rocky Mountain plants, harvested to make American Wilderness Botanical hydrosols and essential oils. Though this plant selection has much more extensive uses and healing properties, here is a basic list: The following six plants have both hydrophilic (have an affinity to water) and hydrophobic (repelled…

  Imagine absolute spaciousness. All physical tension, worries, and concerns float away as you breathe more deeply into relaxation. Your mind begins to quiet and your thoughts slip into the darkness. The only sensation is the quiet rhythm of your breath. You surrender more deeply into this world of limitless expansion and yet you do…

Star Signposts: First Quarter Moon ~ November 25 – December 2 First Quarter Moon Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com “The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the…

Horses can teach us volumes about relationships and healthy social structures. They don’t use words, but they speak loudly and clearly when it comes to telling the truth. And the truth is what we all communicate most effectively when we speak from our hearts. Put a child who weighs 70 pounds in a confined area…

As I gathered music, altar objects, and prepared material for the four women’s metaphysical groups that I lead at Padma Mountain Studio, I found myself reflecting on their faces and how they have changed in the past 30 years. I saw the commitment to spiritual awakening, passion to learn tools to empty the mind, heartfelt…

These days life seems to be emotionally interesting and physically tough. Just full of funk, and not the get up off your seat and move kind of funk, more like the I am not sure if I can get up and survive the day funk. Full moon? Time change? Just life? Lately, I wake up,…

  Exciting news!  Jackson Hole is on the list as one of the premiere screening locations for the upcoming documentary: HEAL. “HEAL takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any disease. HEAL not only taps into…

Do you know that you are completely loved? I am not referring to being loved by others or even yourself. I am referring to eternal love that is offered freely and is our rightful inheritance. Right now, you are loved fully. As an energy and bodywork practitioner, I often learn from my sessions with clients.…

An overwhelming period of anxiety took over my life a year ago… the gut wrenching, breath stopping kind, absolutely paralyzing both mentally and physically. Perhaps you’ve had times in life where you felt safe, stable and then the earth shattered beneath your feet (a landslide?!): your mind suddenly turned into a night-long, ever- working entity…

It is summer in Jackson Hole. The verdant green of the valley shines into my windows with almost shocking intensity. As I gaze into shimmering aspen leaves over pink honeysuckle blooms in my yard, I’m finding it difficult to move away from this sublime present moment to take my readers with me on a journey…

Editor’s note: article and photos were repurposed from Uplift.com By allowing our fears to arise we create an opportunity for healing I once had a student who started to drift away and began to look sheepishly apologetic when she did come to class. She avoided my eyes and had an invisible wall around her mat.…

Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared in Planet Jackson Hole. We now know the brain is very dynamic; it can be upgraded at any age, and it changes in response to internal training. Neuroscience has identified four brain circuits that, when activated on a regular basis, will lead to measurable increases in happiness and wellbeing.…