img_8334My wife and I are having our first open house since we got married and decided to do it on Halloween. Kind of a fun chance to get to use all that stuff you get at your wedding – like the giant punch bowl.

Keeping in the festive spirit, there are lots of opportunities coming up to celebrate together and in person through yoga classes and chanting concerts. Nov. 18, I am at Regina’s Connection in Hudson MA. On Dec. 2, Both Kristen and I will be at Grow You Healing Arts Center in Holliston, MA to chant and raise money for Ben Speaks, a cause close to both of our hearts.

On Wednesday Dec. 21, I hope you will join me for the 5 year celebration of Sounding Still Wellness at Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport. It will include a yoga class with 4 teachers and live music by me. This event will also be raising money for both Cape Wellness Collabroative & SQ Foundation.

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I know many feel the world is in a very difficult place, and though I agree there is division and suffering in our country and throughout the whole world right now, I still feel incredibly empowered to BE THE CHANGE and sing my song with all my heart. I hope you will join me!

love love love, Alicia

chant-4-change-2Happy New Moon!! Please Join me tonight at Real Life Yoga in Quincy for Chanting 6:30pm

On October 8 there is an event called #Chant4Change. If you can be there – BE THERE If you can Donate, Donate

Sweet Honey in the Rock will be there, which to me grounds the event in 50 years of social activism, antiracism, AMAZING MUSIC, and feminist thinking.

MC YOGI will be there which brings in the modern movement of yoga, music and getting “Off The Mat”

David Newman/Durga Das will be there, bringing in the powerful lineage of Krishna Das.

Tina Malia will be there, who just happens to be one of my all time favorite songwriters and performers.

This event feels like it was literally created for me – inviting me to marry my activist self with my spiritual self. What an opportunity! Thank you Universe. Thank you people who work on behalf of the universe.

Thank you to music, the never ending vibration that connects all, heals all, and awakens all.  JAI JAI MA!!

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IMG_7850Wow. Summer certainly has been moving fast. I have so enjoyed singing and chanting with many of you this summer and it continues. This weekend I will be at Love Yoga Fest and celebrating my first wedding anniversary. Please join me & Kristen O’Toole for Family yoga at 11:30 on both Sat and Sun for only $10/person. Talk about abundance, love and community! Register NOW.

And save the dates for August 22 at the Barnstable Village Jailhouse Jams stage and Sept. 2 at the Barnstable Tavern. GO HERE to see all my upcoming gigs and events including our last FULL MOON BEACH YOGA of the season Aug 18 on West Dennis Beach.

THANK YOU to all who continue to listen and share my most recent record Wise Innocence. At this time in our world when so many seem to be giving into fear, It fills my heart with hope and love to know that folks are tuning into a vibration of community and cooperation. If you are interested or in need of some extra support beyond the music please check out what I offer at Sounding Still Wellness.

Enjoy this month and be sure to give yourself lots of time to kick back, listen to music, walk the beach and just chill. The new moon is at 4:44 today. ALL HEART BABY. soak it in and plant those seeds of LOVE LOVE LOVE

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IMG_7668Lots and lots of gigs happening – both Singer/Songwriter gigs and Yoga Events. Check out Upcoming Events to see all the dates.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the world events, go listen to live music. It will do your soul good. I promise. stop scrolling through your phone, stop watching the news, stop fretting.

Go to the Beach. Breathe Deep. Be in Nature. Create Art. Love yourself. Play with friends. Happy Happy summer! love love love!

 

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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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THANK you to all you fans who are sharing and commenting on the video for WISE INNOCENCE Can you help us get to 10,000 views by the end of the year? I know we can do it!!

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Lots of gigs coming over the next couple months. THIS SATURDAY I am in Santa Monica, CA for the Kickstarter House Concert. There is still some room so EMAIL me if you would like to attend.

I will be at North End Yoga on Friday Nov. 6 for the 6pm class with Joanna and at Real Life Yoga in Quincy on Saturday Nov. 7 at 4pm for a chanting workshop that may include sacred chocolate.11.11 flyer

Tickets are also available in advance for my 11/11 concert in Yarmouth Port, MA.

Save the Date for the Annual Solstice show Monday Dec. 21 – location TBD.

love love love, Alicia

IMG_6914I have written two songs about September, one when I was 25 (September Again) and living in Provincetown and one when I was 40 and I had just completed singing 40 chants in 40 days leading up to my 40th birthday (Sweet September).  I had returned home from a short stint of teaching music in the middle east and the Cape Cod September was absolutely breathtaking in every way.

Right now feels magical to me, especially because I am not a traditional student or teacher returning to the grind. As a freelance musician and small business owner it feels like a breath of fresh air, a moment in time suspended in between the rich abundance of summer and the quieting down of winter. I love it!  Please join me this Friday night at Centerville Yoga & Wellness for a wonderful healing & chanting concert and get a taste of this joy. Or later in the month for the first time ever in HOUSTON at Nia Moves.

At age 25 I was still reflecting in my songs on the bliss of playing field hockey – one of my most favorite activities. By the time I got to 40, I was reflecting more on how the nature teaches us that nothing is permanent and like the earth we too have cycles of loss and growth. And they are necessary and best when embraced with joy.

Now at 44, I feel the incredible gift of living in New England and of watching the seasons shift year to year. The number 4 connects for me to the heart and that is where I am now. All Heart. This has been a process and not always easy. As someone who was very well-educated and valued intellectual rigor, it took time to allow those “this is right, this is wrong” thoughts to soften and feel my conciousness literally drop down from my head into my heart. When I am in my heart, everything feels easier. There is no need to prove or defend or argue. There is just, “what’s next?” “I wonder what that is?” “How may I serve?” Obviously this is an ongoing process, but at 44, I feel the most in my heart I have ever been – at least since I was 4. 😉

11924551_10153496371857412_5521462632951115920_nAs I walk on into the 45th September of my life, I give incredible gratitude for every experience, every song, and every moment of challenge I have felt. I hope to see you at a show or at Sounding Still Wellness for a Monday night meditation (beginning again on Sept 14).  Stay tuned for an exciting new VIDEO release of my title track WISE INNOCENCE on Sept 21. It is ALL HEART.

Be happy!

love love love

Alicia