July 9. Full Moon. Guru Purnima.
The weather on Cape Cod (and in Vermont where I recently attended a family wedding) has been absolutely perfect. It has given me such an amazing opportunity to soak in all the elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether. It’s like I am realizing all over again why summer makes me so happy.
I can stand in the salt water ocean, with my feet on the sand, the sun shining down on me, and the breeze in my hair. All elements along with my breath in total balance. Ahhhh.
I hope you are giving yourself the chance to experience this as well. The energies of summer can move very fast and I find it is important to take time to GIVE to yourself and SLOW DOWN.
To this end, I hope you will join me for FULL MOON BEACH YOGA Tonight July 9 and again on August 7 and September 6. Stephanie Gilrein will be leading the yoga and I will be offering a sacred and awakening vibration through song and guitar.
I am also offering a 3 week meditation series tomorrow night Monday July 10 at Sounding Still Wellness. For only $55, you get 3 weeks of meditation practice and connection, as well as the FREE book Mindfulness by Derek O’Neill. You can also drop-in each week for $20, if you can’t make all 3.
One of my favorite tracks during this summer season and a great one to drive to is Now is My Time from my record Wise Innocence. Turn it on, Turn it up, and know that you are always exactly where you re supposed to be. Love love love!
Happy New Year!!
Check out the single I am featuring this month “Freedom is an Inside Job”
Happy New Moon!!
I am so grateful for all the KICKSTARTER Backers that have helped me release this record out into the world. We have 3 days left for you to claim some excellent rewards.
Listen to the title track here
Please help me celebrate by sharing the music on it’s official release this Saturday Dec. 3. Stay tuned on Facebook & Twitter and be sure to share far and wide.
Thank you and may your day be blessed and peaceful!
I am so grateful to have this creative project to put my heart into. I need music and connection more than ever right now and my guess is you might to.
Please join me TODAY at 11:11 LIVE ON FACEBOOK as I launch a new CD with 7 live chants, 2 live songs and 2 studio recording songs called BE THE LIGHT. It is an offering of love, peace, truth, right-conduct & non-violence. Help me bring this music and vibration to all with ears to hear. We have only a $4000 goal (which I hope we far surpass) and have until Dec. 2 to reach it.
Please join early and help us all feel like WE are empowered, WE are united & WE can work together towards more security and peace for all.
Watch the campaign here. at 11:11 on 11/11 LOVE LOVE LOVE!
My 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.
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
Happy 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!!
I have written many songs about the magic of September. Perhaps because my birthday is in August or I have been a perennial student, September often feels like the new year to me.
I wrote September Again when I was around 22, having just lived in Ptown for a while and was facing a sense of who am I without the structure of school?
I wrote Sweet September just after turning 40, returning to Cape Cod, and completing 40 days of chanting that led me to my current career of music and transformation.
This September, I don’t feel a song coming, but rather an epic musical. It’s kind of a scary feeling because I have written a musical before and I know what it takes to complete it and get it up on stage. Those fans of Love according to Luc may remember it from way back in 2004.
As the new multidimensional musical ruminates in my creative psyche I will be singing and touring often in the fall, winter, and spring, so stay tuned and keep listening.
May this new moon bring you a TRUE SENSE of newness. May you awaken right NOW in this moment and create all you know you are. JOIN ME TONIGHT at Innerglow Yoga in Mashpee for a NEW MOON YOGA FLOW with Kristen O’Toole Yoga 6-7:30pm.
Let’s ROCK this September. love love love