I 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. 😉
As 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.
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Wow. It’s July 15 and a new moon! How did that happen? Thank you to all who are buying and sharing and posting about my new CD WISE INNOCENCE. People are loving it and it feels great having it out there in the world for all to experience. If you’re a local Cape Codder you can pick it up at a Variety of places in person: The Little Beach Gallery, Centerville Yoga & Wellness (Save the Date Sept 11 for a live show there with Fugan) , Power Yoga of Cape Cod in Dennisport & Harwich, & Seaside Traders. You an also always order it ONLINE or DOWNLOAD a digital version.
Lots of GIGS coming up. This Friday July 17, I am at the Barnstable Tavern 5-7pm outside and then next week at Masphee Commons on Thursday and Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday for the Love Live Local events. And don’t forget to buy your tickets for Love Yoga Fest Aug 14-16. I am teaching/singing both days! Hope to see you soon for some love, music & chanting! Hare Krishna!
Ah. the leaves are falling. even though it’s strangely humid today, the air has been feeling cooler. It’s a time of going inside for me and a great time to write songs. You will be happy to know I am heading into the studio to do some recording and plan for a Spring new CD release. In the meantime, be sure to check me out at any of these upcoming events. A couple yoga class in Boston, one in CA and a house concert in LA. fun fun fun!!
October 17 – North End Yoga, Boston 6pm yoga class with live music
October 18 8am-11am Hyannis Green RED CROSS Heroes Haul – music and yoga with KRISTEN O’TOOLE
October 25 – Heart of Wellness event, Centerville, MA 7:30
October 26 – Lululemon Derby St. Hingham 9:30 FREE yoga class
October 30 – Yoga Reclaimed , Auburn, CA – 7:30 Restore yoga class with live music
Nov 1 – House Concert in Los Angeles, CA. EMAIL for invite
Nov. 29 – Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport – Gratitude Concert 6:30
Call 646-345-5484 or go to CONTACT to inquire about bookings
And please consider joining me in IRELAND at Creacon Retreat Center for a fabulous HEART concert on Feb 14 followed by a creative healing & meditation retreat.
Wow. 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.
This 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!
Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday.
How about BE HUMAN everyday? Or BE KIND anyway? Or SING SING away the day.
Or my favorite….NEW MOON MONDAY (It is in fact a new moon today) – Let’s plant seeds of happy happy!
I must admit the whole shopping focus over this transition from thanksgiving to Christmas can get a little old and yet here I am another small business owner and independent musician who has services and music to offer. So, a hope you will receive this post in love, as I let you know that you can buy my CD’s right now at a discounted holiday price. Thank you for your support.
And on this new moon – a wonderful and powerful time for your own intentions – I wish you ease, grave, passion, motivation, spontaneous joy, giggles, rest, more passion, and anything else you can dream! And join me on Saturday Dec. 21 for my annual Solstice concert and love fest.
And if you missed it here is a little YOUTUBE THANK YOU LOVE I posted last week – a song from my Winds of Sinai Album.
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Alicia at the Chat House Friday 7-9 and other news from #soundingstillwellness #music #capecod #lovelivelocal – http://eepurl.com/CwJnf
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
Cape Cod Chat House 7-9
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.
The sun is shining on Cape Cod and it feels good! After returning from sunny California, I am so grateful for this warm transition. If you are looking for a last minute gift for mom, my 2009 album Winds of Sinai is a great gift. It was an offering to my mother and the Divine Mother.
And please join me on May 17 at First Parish Brewster as I honor MOTHERS everywhere while chanting with Fugan. it will be a truly blessed and powerful evening.
To read more about my personal journey with my mother you can read MOTHER LOVE ABOUNDS.
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Happy May !!! I am writing this blog while flying on a plane. Isn’t it Amazing?
I am so filled with gratitude and love from the recent Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon. WOW! thanks to all who participated and took amazing pictures. here is one from Tamar Melen.
So what am I doing flying to Sacramento, CA??? Especially when the weather just got so perfect on Cape Cod. I will be leading a womens retreat with my good friend Andrea Spacek, as well as doing my first ever gig in Sacramento at The Coffee Garden on MONDAY MAY 6 at 8pm. And to get warmed up (in every way) I will join Ryan Bailey’s yoga class on Monday morning May 6 and to provide some live musical love at East Wind Yoga in Auburn, CA. What a gift to be oooommmmming coast to coast!
Thank you for all your support. hope to chant with you soon! Save the Date for May 17 in Brewster. It will be wonderful!
om shanti om
I am singing at the Cape Cod Chat House tonight and am splitting the bank with Yoga Reaches Out. After the recent events in Boston, I am so grateful to be gathering with the YOGA community of Boston and beyond to celebrate the power of LOVING ACTION. if you don’t know about the New England Yogathon yet. tune in baby. I will be singing at Gilette stadium on this Sunday while my friend and owner of Power Yoga of Cape Cod, Jill Abraham teaches yoga.
This is a dream come true and just one flower of many that has begun to bloom as a result of seeds I planted in early 2011. We are always planting seeds. in every moment. so choose wisely and don’t let the events that are happening around you shift your focus for too long. love love love.
I am also SO HAPPY to be at the First Encounter Coffeehouse this Saturday night as a a part of a Celebration of local women songwriters.
More seeds have sown another trip out to Northern California from May 1-8, where will be leading a womens retreat with my good friend Andrea Spacek, as well as doing my first ever gig in Sacramento at The Coffee Garden. I will also be playing again for Ryan Bailey at East Wind Yoga in Auburn, CA. What a gift to be oooommmmming coast to coast!
REMEMBER, we are always planting seeds in every moment. so choose wisely and don’t let events that are happening around you shift your focus for too long. love love love.
love the bad guys
love the good guys
love the joy
love the sorrow
love love love
It’s day 2 of Deva Premal and Miten 21 day mantra meditation. I highly recommend it. it helps you love love love.
om shanti om shanti om