What an extraordinary year it has been. As a great author once said,

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” – The Tale of Two Cities

The tale of two cities, indeed. Which city are you living in? Do you know you can choose, in any moment?

I have learned this lesson over and over again and I am grateful to still be here – ALIVE and THRIVING towards that which I know I am: Love, Sound, Joy – here to serve myself and anyone who chooses to listen. May your true voice arise within you and may you share it with love, power, grace and the wisdom that YOU are incredibly powerful and the world needs YOUR voice RIGHT NOW.

Please join me over for some events over the next couple weeks. TONIGHT for winter solstice. JAN. 5 for the new moon and JUNE 21-23 for an extraordinary experience at Creacon in Ireland.

be still. love yourself. love everyone else. sometimes it really is that simple. And when in doubt, CHANT!


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IMG_7686Happy Summer to all!!

I had a beautiful night singing for Beach Yoga on West Dennis Beach with Stephanie Gilrein. We will be back for the full moons on July 19 and Aug 18. Join us! CHECK OUT MY FULL SCHEDULE HERE. With all that is happening in the world I am so grateful to do what I love and offer music in service of Humanity’s peace, awakening & empowerment. Let’s keep singing, keep loving, and keep taking action towards a better world for all! love love love

I wrote a longer blog over at Sounding Still Wellness about Full Moons, Fathers, &Rainbow Flags that you also might enjoy.

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IMG_5240Wow. Another full moon in August has come and gone. I don’t know about you but this past weekend on Cape Cod was just perfect. Full Moon. Hot Sun. Cool air. Beach time. Live music. Family and Friends. As Mark Erelli writes in his song August, “A fool would ask for more” (ps. check out his new upcoming release Milltowns on Sept. 9)

This time last summer I can’t say I felt as good as I do now. In fact, I had just finished 30 days of antibiotics for Lyme Disease and was not feeling very inspired in general. Isn’t it amazing how our lives go through cycles. The longer I live and practice spiritual teachings I have received, the more I allow this to happen with ease and grace.

Want to open yourself to some of these teachings, not to mention connection, community, fun, and BLISS? JOIN US this weekend at Love Yoga Fest. I will be opening the day on Saturday at 7am with a chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, among other chants and then signing again on the Main Stage at 5:00pm. I will also be at a healing table with Kristen O’toole offering the Prema Agni & Rising Star Energy Healings Systems. This energy was taught to us by Derek O’Neill, who will be in Boston on Nov. 9. Stop by, learn more, and FEEL THE LOVE.

LYF-LOGO-1This weekend, right in Aselton Park Hyannis yoga teachers from all over the Cape and New England will be offering their joy, wisdom, experience, and fun for you to play, frolic, explore, and awaken. What a gift to Cape Cod!! I remember just a couple years ago we were doing yoga on the Green and now here we are!! Thank you Love Live Local Ladies and Annika for birthing this dream I had imagined way back then. May All Beings in All the Worlds be Happy and may CAPE COD lead the way.

Om Nimah Shivaya!

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This Full moon in July is called Guru Purnima and in the Hindu faith it is considered an auspicious day of honoring the guru – or great sage and teacher. Many of you know I consider Derek O’Neil a great sage and teacher of mine. He will be in Boston on Nov. 9 and I encourage anyone interested to come. It’s a lot cheaper then getting all the way to Ireland and it will be a wonderful day!

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I have had many teachers in my life. My first and perhaps most deeply felt one was my mom. For many of us, this is true. Wether we feel our relationship with her was wonderful, horrible or somewhere in between, this initial relationship is one of our greatest teachers.

Next comes Dad.  I have been reflecting recently on some of my favorite (and humorous) things I have learned from my Dad. Here are the top 10 (according to me)

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Me & Dad & Dennis (my big bro)

10. Ritz crackers and cheese can be a meal

9. Really, it’s not that windy, we can make it to the next port

8. Fixing stuff, no matter how broken, is much preferred to buying something new

7. Kids are far more resilient than adults think

6. Laughing at yourself, life, and everything else is a really good idea

5. Music is awesome and you should play it loudly in your house all the time and go see it live

4. Movies are also amazing and you should seek out independent and interesting films. They feed you.

3. Even when you feel you are at your worst, you are still probably better than most

2. 95% of life is showing up

1. Keep one hand for yourself and one hand for the boat

Thank you to all my teachers, especially my Dad. You can learn more about him at HIS BLOG

Happy Friday! Jai Jai Ma!
Jayajagatambe Jai Jai Ma!

TONIGHT at Power Yoga of Cape Cod
Doors open at 7:30
FREE (suggested donation $10)

Come chant to the full moon. Chant to your heart. Chant to each other. What a wonderful way to kick-off summer! If you are feeling crazy, come chant. If you are feeling fabulous, come chant. Chant and be free! JAYJAGATAMABE JAI JAI MA!

AND SATURDAY FULL MOON
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As some of you may know Jayajagatambe is a big hit with children. I am not sure what it is, but all the kids love this track. And I don’t know about you, but I trust kids. you can’t fake it with kids. If they are not feeling the music, that’s usually a sign the music doesn’t have it. You can LISTEN to Jayajagatambe anytime you want on Reverbnation and why not become a fan?  Come to the Chat House on Saturday night and hear one of my guitar students help me play JAYJAGATAMBE. I am super excited for him and super excited for me. I will also be playing lots of good tunes to kick off ths summer right for all of Cape Cod! May we all be peaceful, happy, and prosperous!

If you missed my last blog called MOTHER LOVE ABOUNDS! You can  READ IT HERE.

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That oscars show was a little weird, don’t you think? I mean I love musicals – I used to write them, but that felt more like the tony’s than the oscars. just sayin. Jennifer Hudson and Adele rocked it though. and congrats to Ben Affleck. Thanks for that true piece of wisdom: “It’s not about getting knocked down, it’s about getting up” or something like that….

It’s a full moon day. ENJOY it. and come to meditation tonight at 7pm. I was just with my Teacher Derek O’Neill and look forward to sharing the wisdom, love, and awakening I experienced with all of you. If we have time and it flows, I plan to remind us all how to draw the Prema Agni.

This sacred symbol which you can trace in the air or on someone’s back translates as the “Fire of Divine love”.  Join us TONIGHT at Sounding Still Wellness for our full moon meditation and learn about in person.

You can learn how to draw it yourself HERE.

Lots is happening in the next few months so be sure to scroll down and check it all out. There are still a few spots for the Retreat on Sunday – see below. (registration closes on Friday)

May your heart be filled with LOVE LOVE LOVE!

The Joyful Woman
Yoga and Chanting Retreat
March 3 9am-3pm
with Kristen O’Toole

Presented by Sandwich Rec Center
Register Here or call 508-888-4361

Sunday April 7 10:30-4:30
Rising Star Initiation

The Rising Star is a powerful self-healing system. It is “self” because all healing is self-healing. The practitioner is trained to hold the energy and create the space for you to heal on whatever level you are ready for.

Why get a Rising Star Healing Session?What you will experience:

Rising Star Training Overview:
Learn the origin of the Rising Star and its lineage
Receive full instruction on how to perform a Rising Star healing – in person and remotely
Learn how to do a Rising Star self-healing
Master the So Hum meditation to strengthen your healing practice
Practicum – doing Rising Star Healing Sessions with classmates
Receive Initiation into the Rising Star Healing System
Rising Star Healing System Technique Best Practices
Rising Star Healing Session Experiences
Healing Technique & Session Questions and Answers

This healing systems is a highly effective tool that assists humanity in moving forward toward health and enlightenment.

Upon receiving these powerful initiations and certifications, your vibration will increase and you will move forward on your spiritual path, healing yourself and releasing more of the negative ego that keeps you stuck in old patterns. In this way, you become a clearer channel through which these healing energies can flow to assist others on their journey. Even if you do not plan to offer sessions or classes to others, once the energy of the Rising Star and Prema Birthing are within your aura, that healing energy will benefit all who come into your energy field. Becoming a practitioner or teacher of the Rising Star and Prema Birthing will enable you to be in greater service to yourself, others and the Divine.

You are also invited to become a member of SQ Wellness in support of your practice.

Call to learn more or register: 646-345-5484

Other Upcoming Dates:

Friday March 15 House Concert 7pm
Phoenix, AZ Call Tara Flynn to reserve a spot
480-543-7770

Sat March 16 Concert & chanting workshop 3:30pm
B Well Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Sat March 30 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9

Wed April 10 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9 NEW MOON

Sunday April 28, Yoga Reaches Out Event Gilette Stadium
with Jill Abraham