What inspired you to start The Seed of Remembrance course?
I was inspired by a deep passion to share the tools I have learned on my journey with those who are looking for similar interests and going through their own rites of passages. Ive also had a handful of questions and different people reaching out from various parts of the world, interested in the rituals, tools, and practices I had been sharing and that gave light to creating a platform where woman can discover inner and outer resources. My vision for this course is to inspire connection through learning new ways we relate to our bodies, the life cycles, and our creative cycles. My hope is for each woman to leave the course feeling like they have discovered a new pearl of beauty about themselves and thus rippling that out into their communities.
How did you find Kundalini Yoga and how has it changed your life?
When I was in my mothers womb, she had taken gurmuks classes at golden bridge in Los Angeles and when I was born she would take me along and I remember still to this day singing "may the long time sun" and having yogi tea with graham crackers. It wasn't until I moved to New York and visited the Golden Bridge there and began taking classes regularly. This oasis really helped to ground me amongst living in such a lively city and this practice infused my life with breath, routine, and ritual. After a few years had passed and I moved to Australia, I reconnected with Kundalini as a daily practice to connect with my cycle. I took the online course "Priestess of the Moon" and this really sprouted the connection to my earthy body and seeing its physical effects to my menstrual cycle.
What does it mean to connect to your inner and outer resources?
I love this question! I truly believe you cant have one without the other...To connect with your inner resources is to become aware and in tune with how your body flows. As a woman, I relate your inner resources to your menstrual cycle, your intuition, and the creative cycle. To discover your inner resources is to become a daily student to your bodies signals, whispers, and dreams. After understanding this idea and hardwiring yourself to the way your body communicates you apply this to the outer world. Your outer resources are the way the world flows through the seasons, the way the moon cycles, and the way we help to inspire each other to realize we are all connected.
As the wellness world gets more saturated, what does "holistic, or healthy living" mean to you?
I believe this means living "holy" within your body and your unique process that helps you get there. This idea of seeing our inner body no different then the outer seasonal cycles and your preference of tools that align you with this idea. Healthy living can look so different from one person to the next and that is pure evidence that we are each unique humans discovering new ways of relating with ourselves and the world around us.
What are your go to rituals?
I really love cooking as ritual! This has been such a fun and beautiful way to infuse more meaning and life into my food and body. Cooking specific meals that align with which phase I am currently in. For example creating seed cycling macaroons for my follicular and luteal phases. I also really love to ritual of overnight herbal infusions, so infusing my favorite herbs in a liter of boiling water and drinking this the next day. Both of these rituals help connect me with my body and thus what I am feeling! I also really love walking barefoot by the ocean or visiting a rushing fresh water river and I cant forget my moon pages.... writing three full pages of stream of consciousness each evening.
What has been your biggest lesson?
One of my biggest lessons has been the power of feeling your feelings. I grew up feeling very dissociated from my emotions and as I grew older I've been gifted new ways of relating to feelings and how to process them. I learned that anxiety was not a feeling and thus underneath this was anger, then loneliness, and then happiness, grief, joy and so forth. This brought one of the biggest lessons to my life, after moving to Australia I was at a turning point as to wether or not I wanted to stay numb or begin the process of feeling the many layers that wanted to be revealed.
What would be your advice to women looking to find their inner essence?
Believe in yourself! No matter how many different pathways, ideas, railways, airplanes, thought bubbles you have they are unique in their own way and help to shape the woman you are becoming. Trust in yourself and follow the little and big things that call to you. Nothing is ever pointless and there is always meaning infused in each moment.
If you could invite anyone over to dinner, who would it be and why?
I would invite my great grandmother Gerty! I have never met her however she was my mothers grandma and the stories about her bring so much joy to my heart. I can feel her from time to time and know that she would have been a grand storyteller!
What are your hopes for the year and what would you like to share with the world?
One of my visions for this year is to follow joy, enjoy every moment and experience that comes, and share more of my wisdom with my communities. To be able to live around the world, work with inspiring people, and plant the seeds of connection wherever I go. I see a beautiful blooming foundation for different workshops, retreats, and learning!
What is your definition of a WYLDE WOMAN?
Someone who is able to feel and see the connection with their inner body to the outer wilderness. We are born WYLDE however is just takes some remembering as to where we came from.