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Awakening your Inner Radiance


Sharing thoughts on my spiritual journey using healing sound and movement to open to the radiance within.

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Kids learn by Listening

Posted by Lisa on June 30, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Our kids are listening to us. It's a BIG responsibility. What sounds do we want them to hear? Anya has been listening to me chant well...since she was inside me. I just realized that. Hahaha! As she has listened and watched me practice over the years (She is now 9. We made this video last year.) she has picked up the sounds and words that I use in my practice even when they are complicated and in another language, Sanskrit! Language is an amazing gift to give to children. It stimulates the br...

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How Kids Respond to Chanting Part 1

Posted by Lisa on June 15, 2017 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)


As I prepare for my Family Yoga Kirtan Adventure workshop and Family Yoga retreat, I will bring you this series of blogs about kids and mantra. I have found chanting mantra to be an amazing tool for emotional balance both for my self, my daughter and for my entire family. Most of the time we chant in Sanskrit (Om or AUM is simple and great) but sometimes we chant in English as well, repeating a positive and empowering word or phrase like Peace, Love, Strong, Powerful etc.

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Planting Your Seeds

Posted by Lisa on April 17, 2017 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Welcome to Spring! A time for new beginnings and growth of all kinds. Take a moment right now to set an intention and commit to honoring that intention daily. Schedule some time daily to work toward this intention actively, whether...

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How are mantras like affirmations?

Posted by Lisa on March 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Are mantras and affirmations one and the same? They are very similar. In the yoga tradition a mantra is in the language of Sanskrit, this highly charged language of the spirit. There are many styles of chanting that use Sanskrit. It is a language of energy or prana. It is a langua...

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Power of Chanting Sanskrit Letters

Posted by Lisa on January 16, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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I teach Sanskrit through sounding and writing the letters of Sanskrit, the special shapes called Devanagari. The vibration builds in you as you learn this way. Then, the entire series of sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet are chanted which breaks you free from blockages within each energy center or chakra. These...
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Why Mantra??

Posted by Lisa on November 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been relying on my mantra practice these last few days and have commited to a 40 day practice of a particular mantra as well as a 40 day practice of something called Nyasa, where you place the Sanskrit letters on places of your body. It's like you are blessing yourself with sacred sound. Th...
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Calm Within The Storm

Posted by Lisa on November 17, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Namaste Friends,

How can we keep peace within when the world is being turned upside down, when the country and friends and family seem to be in a deep division? After my initial reactions to the elections, I find myself drawing inward more. First, I have to find my center, my connection to Ultimate Reality and then I can take that connection outward. At the basis of the yoga practice is the tenant that we are all sparks of divine light, it is this sp...

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Mantra with Movement and Stillness

Posted by Lisa on September 28, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

HAPPY FALL! I often get really busy during this season between my daughter being back at school and her activities starting up and a new season of workshop teaching and Sanskrit teaching for me. I keep my energy up with mantra combined with movement. Then, I take that into man...
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Being Grateful

Posted by Lisa on September 21, 2016 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (2)

I have been learning that being grateful is a practice. It's too easy for our ego to take hold of us and guide us into a sense of being in need or deserving of things we don't have. When we can be grateful for what we do have right now, it is so liberating. It is so fulfilling to l...
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My Journey to the Power of Sound

Posted by Lisa on August 17, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In this video blog, I share with you my journey to the power of sound and yoga. I mention a spiritual experience I had in a voice lesson while singing scales over 20 years ago. I had a feeling of expansiveness and peace and I seemed to float in this experience while singng the scales and a bit after. I rea...

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