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You’re welcome to fail

WHY DO WE THINK WE HAVE TO ALREADY BE GOOD AT THE THING WE WANT TO LEARN…?   ‘I’d like to try yoga but I can’t even touch my toes.’ ‘I want to try bellydance classes but my hips are so stiff. ‘ ‘I’m not fit enough to join that fitness class.’ ‘I want to…

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Feel good for the benefit of all beings!

A little while ago some friends who also happen to be kickass business women + mums, and I went for a seaside getaway. We were chatting about how often women feel guilty for not being productive and getting more done. The belief that personal achievement & serving others = worthiness is pretty hardwired for many.…

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“be more feminine”

“Oh you just need to be more feminine / work on your femininity” “You’re too much in your masculine” …please no more of that bullshit! That just leaves women feeling bad about themselves, that they are not enough and thinking there’s yet another standard they need to meet! Embodying the feminine is an inner gesture…

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‘MASCULINE’ AND ‘FEMININE’ HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GENDER

Everyone is inherently both and cultivating the embodied expression of both creates a well-rounded, integrated, high functioning human being. In Shiva Shakti Dance we explore the embodiment of both the ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ polarities within us: These are not derivatives of gender, stereotypes or cultural roles but expressions of the play of consciousness (Shiva) and…

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Embodying Your Sensual Shakti [VIDEO]

In this interview as part of the Embodied Experts Summit with Jenna Ward, we discuss: – the journey from rigidity, numbness and being stuck in the head to sensual embodiment – experiencing arousal as a way of being – making love with life – dancing as a form of devotion – how intimacy with yourself…

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The smooth edge of your hips

Women’s hips are a source of tremendous creativity, pleasure and power. We can literally hold life, nourish and birth a new being in our hips. Isn’t that incredible!? The waters of our sacrum are magnetic to our desires, essential to our ability to flow and receive the fruits of our yearnings. Yet, as women our…

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How does sensuality & spirituality play together?

Do you ever have that experience of looking into the mirror and getting so caught up in the image of yourself that you become consumed with thoughts and stop feeling yourself? Or eating a bag of popcorn / tub of ice-cream / block of chocolate and suddenly there’s none left but you notice that you hardly tasted or felt what you ate.Or perhaps your were touching your body or someone was touching your body but you didn’t really ‘feel’ it. A kind of going through the motions that left you actua […]

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Mind the gap!

Modern woman’s life is full, multifaceted and places us in many different roles. Mothers, wifes, lovers, business owners, carers, team leaders, mentors, students, activists…If you’re anything like me, you spend a good chunk of your day getting things done. Planning, ticking things off a list, focusing, directing people, organising, providing structure and support for others.And these are great skills to have and cultivate.The only problem is all this kind of mental stimulation squeezes the ene […]

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Arousal is not just about getting wet before sex

Arousal is not just about getting wet before sex.Arousal is the effect of intimate connection, feeling alive and enthusiastic about life.When your body is RELAXED, RESPONSIVE and RECEPTIVE to the possibility of what’s happening in the moment arousal occurs very naturally. Everything feels more vibrant and rich….and not just in the bedroom.You can be walking down the street relaxed, responsive and receptive to the breeze on your neck and feel aroused. Or looking into the night sky, dissolve in […]

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