As the Fall leaves change and gracefully drop from their homes, a group of women will be embarking on a yoga shamanic island retreat in Minnesota. Tucked away not far from Battle Lake, MN sits a little private peninsula (called Xanadu Island). A place of betwixt and between. Hugged by water ~ where access to our buddha chitta knowing stands in the middle ~ the veil reveals and we Rise!
Movement. Mala. Meditation. Roll out your yoga mat on the beach and let Wendy Billie & Mother Nature serve as your guides as you move your body, mind, & soul to awaken and harmonize the 2nd (sacral) chakra & the 5th (throat) chakra energy portals. These powerful spiraling energetic forces within you will help ignite your creative essence as you then design a unique gemstone mala.
Peaceful Warrior Woman Retreat @ Ottertail Lake, MN
August 25th & 26th, 2018
In 2016, I was called to create a Women's Awakening Festival. Incredible souls showed up from all over the midwest (and further) to embark on a journey to wake up their "authentic ~ creative truth" (5th chakra energies). The energies continued into 2017 as the theme evolved into the beauty of "intuitive knowing" (6th chakra energies) at the 2nd Annual Women's Awakening Festival. And now, here we are in the midst of 2018. With my ear to my heart, I have been receiving new guidance.
The negativity was swirling around her.
She could feel the waves of emotions crashing into her with a surging force.
Intuition is seeing with the soul. ~ Albert Einstein
I love LOVE love that each moment of every day is a new opportunity to live in bold ~ no apologies ~ this is who I am ~ truth. And now onto growing your truth.
Are you a person reading this because you want to know the secret to turning up the volume of your intuition? Then, I must first begin with a WARNING from your intution.
Hugs. Tears. Yoga. Music. Nature. Animals.
In no particular order,
all have helped soothe my soul.
For I have been in mourning.
I have been sad for the anger that rests in people’s hearts.
I have been sad for the fear that leads many in the place of love.
But mostly, I have been sad for the segregation. For within the
depths of my soul; I know & believe that we are all ONE.
And thankfully, gratitude for that belief is winning over the sad darkness.
Gratitude for a heart-wide-open yoga community that comes together to move, feel, and heal.
For the first time ever, I was close to canceling yoga class so I could mourn in solitude. Because the last thing I could see myself doing was talking. And when I teach, inspiring words tend to naturally flow from my lips. But instead of canceling class, I turned to music to speak for me.
Along with the hugs, tears, yoga, nature, & animals…maybe some of the music below will soothe your soul.
Four ~ Deuter
Hands ~ Jewel
Killing the Blues ~ Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Gold in Them Hills ~ Katie Melua
Our Day Will Come ~ Amy Winehouse
Never Too Late ~ Three Days Grace
Light ~ Al Green
High Tide or Low Tide ~ Ben Harper, Jack Johnson & Friends
Sound of Invisible Waters ~ Deuter
Haven’t Met You Yet ~ Michael Buble
Somewhere Over the Rainbow ~ Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Kindred Spirit ~ Deuter
Keep Your Head Up ~ Andy Grammer
In love & light always ~ Wendy
As the clouds swirled and the rain surrounded women from south to north and east to west, their unique souls gathered as ONE. The winds headed the call of Spirit as rain clouds were pealed away and held to the perimeter of the sacred land.
An opening, a window, a valley towards clarity had been created. They stood in a portal of awakening. Voices shared wisdom, hands brought healing, music guided them to move their hips and dance on mother earth’s belly, and then they heard the undeniable vibration.
Awake! Awake to the power & beauty that lies within!
They stood in the middle of Mother Nature’s Portal.
They were being called back to the root of the feminine. To their goddess essence.
The Women’s Awakening Festival image was seen everywhere as the feminine stood on the inverted lotus flower patiently awaiting no longer to rise from the false sense of self that had been lingering amongst her family & friends. She was ready to be authentic, vulnerably raw, and uniquely herself. She held a spiral of goddess energy in her hands and once released into the universe; there would be no turning back. She would speak her truth. She would awaken to the intuitive gifts guiding her to heal so she may in turn help the world flow with the grace of nature.
Until our paths cross again my sweet friends,
International yoga instructor, Shamanic Practitioner, life coach, and more!