New Portal …

We found a very special place to begin this second year in the UK. Somerset has offered us a re-connection with nature with a lots of greens, trees , flowers and also 12 miles from the ocean.

I can’t explain how much I love to be able to step on the ground with my bare feet, work in the garden, plant and be surrounded by nature. It really brings a feeling of wholeness, calm and peace….

The “Curves of Life” invites us to experience the Sunrise and the Sunset in so many perspectives from the inside and out. …
The Moon always guides us to perceive all different cycles of life with wisdom and clarity …
So far there have been many curves in our life’s , many Sunrises and Sunsets, but we have always stayed in tune with the cycles of the Moon …

Life invites us to experience new perceptions and new dimensions of our being in connection with the whole,  and I must say that this New Portal that has been opened is all about that.

It’s been really great for us to be back in nature and perceive it is powerful source and how its connect us into a deeper and higher dimension of our being into connection with others.

Our garden brought us Lavenders, Lemon balms, beautiful flowers and a variety that I am still learning about. We been planting Rosemary, Basil, Mint, Verbena, Parsley and different flowers that we can eat, cherry tomatoes and little by little we will plant more and more. We are also doing lots of learning as well and we are opening new spaces to plant.

 

I’ve been making some very special potions of natural products made from herbs we grow and sending them for my lovely friends as a way of connection and healing. It’s been a magical experience.

If you feel you need a potion from Nature’s Call, please let me know and I will connect  to you and I will post by mail this very special “Astral Gift”.

 

 

It’s basic recipe is Love , Nature and Alchemy of the Sun and the Moon …

Love & Alchemy

 

 

 

At the same time we will love to share this with our friends that we know they will love and also need time of re-connection of body, mind and soul.

It would be  nonsensical to have this place if I could not share it.

Come visit us  !

 

           

Hari Om!

 

 

 

First year living in the UK …

 

It’s almost been one year since we moved to the UK and I must say it was quite an intensive year, I would like to share a little about our journey so far.

 Moving countries is always a great way to immerse yourself totally in a different perspective of life, and challenge yourselves to new episodes that we never really thought could exist. This is about being open to give and receive by composing with life’s invitation …

When we walk into a completely new scene of life , we must at first observe and feel how can we compose ourselves into this already existing picture. This way we all learn from each other and an interchange of culture and energy happens naturally.

 

Our main goal this year was our family, as life invited us into an inwards experience.

We took the time to support my son Anthony giving him structure to adjust into a completely different life style and a new system of education which brought him new visions and perceptions about himself. At first Anthony was very resistant about moving, as he grew up in Brazil and had  very much  a free life growing up at Jatoba Terra Prana and also all his friends were In Brasil.

With our guidance and discipline he actually bloomed out of the fear and resistance as he embrace and accepted the new challenges life had brought him and he really made a lot of progress from the inside out . Anthony made many new friends and actually enjoyed Thistley Hough Academy and also his kickboxing lessons near by our house and beautiful Drawing Classes with Laura Potter-Dunn.  He developed a routine and was surprised with his accomplishments.

It is  hard to leave your home country when you are 14, so this was our first main goal for this year.

We came to Stoke on Trent and  lived in a quiet Terrace House in a dead end street , sometimes the neighbours made a lots of noise and it was like watching a soap opera live on your own street.

I must say how much I enjoyed this first year and how much I connected with the earth element. Since Anthony was born, I believe we have never been so close and we really took this time to work the family plot.

I believe that was a big surprise for us all of how we adapted and reverenced what life had to offer us and how much we learned this last year in a totally different way that we never thought possible.

I really took the time that I never had before to write the Mandala Book and it was a very special occasion for me, this project  unfolded beautifully during the winter. Martin also helped me so much with this project as the book was in English. Tony , my ex husband told me about his publisher and we contacted Rachel Greene at Penoaks that worked along side us with the book .

Martin also took time to find amazing instruments to build our repertory , as we had to sell everything in Brasil before we came. Those instruments were part of our workshops and classes during this year.

Every week we had a lovely group at the Chiron Institute at the Healing Room upstairs where I shared Mandala Yoga in a very natural and organic way, it felt just perfect for this time. Thanks for John and June Shapter that opened the space for this weekly Mandala Experience during the process that I was writing the book it was really special!

Living close by the Chiron Institute also gave me the chance to participate and receive some sessions and was a very nice time out from the” boys” during this last year …

Mandala Group Mondays( our last class): Helen, Sandra, Caroline, Jo, Teddy, Cath and her husband

We met Carly Wurly and she became a Mandala Yoga student and also help me to promote the Mandala Yoga sessions at the Chiron inviting her friends. Carly became a nice healing friend as she also works with Sound Healing. We joined a Indian Head massage course together on the fall and it was great to exchange our healing practice , especially during the winter. Carly hosted a lovely event at a Mongolian Yurt where we shared Mandala Yoga and Sound Healing, it was an amazing afternoon of partnership , love and healing with a beautiful group. Thanks Carly for your energy and support.

We met Emma Dunn in our first Mandala Yoga Class. Emma and I went for a great walk all the way to Newcastle and we had an amazing time talking about life, family, challenges and so on… later I met her daughter Laura Potter-Dunn ( illustrator and artist) who contributed with one of her illustrations for the Mandala Book. Laura became Anthony’s drawing teacher and really took him on a nice Journey through art classes. Thanks Emma and Laura , it was great to meet you both!

We met John Crosbie and other sound healers at the Community Concert at the Chiron . It was a great experience that led us to meet Moyra Irving and other beautiful people at the Healing Clinic and the Extra Guest Charity. It was so important to integrate with the community and share our energy with the people. Thanks so much for all this beautiful work  that you all share.

It was really special to share shiatsu and mandala yoga at the Healing Clinic, I love to connect with the community and meet the people this way, it was a gift to meet everyone in the Clinic.

John Crosbie invite me to join” Sacran” a beautiful devotional experience that brings together the essence of love , celebration and sharing from different cultures without boundaries. We had a great time chanting, praying,  drumming and creating with John, Sheena, Sandra with the Violin and Elva with the Shamanic Drum. Great sharing at the Chiron Institute with different groups. Thanks John for all your energy and getting everyone together in this Journey!

I was so blessed to meet my Shiatsu sister Agnes Fulop, we became friends and also we made some great exchanges of shiatsu and motherhood . Agnes also has a son the same age as Anthony, so we could relate to each other in different aspects of our life.

I joined Deb and Jenni  at the Yoga Smith and felt home with my yogini sisters and grateful to practice with them as it really help me to  move the prana and remove Kapha during the winter. That also lead us to share and meet really special people in many different ways. Thanks so much Deb and Jenni ,it really special to meet you both and practice at Yoga Smith.

Great Raw chocolate from Jenni: Mr POPPLE’S Chocolate

I also met Wendy and the beautiful things she sells from India , soon we realized that we were neighbours , so I had the chance to buy something special for our new house and meet her lovely dog.

We had the great experience to share Mandala Yoga with Jay Rossi and his wonderful group, we had very deep sessions in Stoke and later in Nottingham. Thanks Jay , it was a gift to meet you!

Coming to an end of a Cycle Jo Aire invited us  be part of the Solstice Day at the Spode. What a perfect way to close a cycle in the “Potteries”, sharing at the Spode Rose Garden Center. We had a delightful  morning of nature connection through a Zen Walk and Mandala Yoga . Deep gratitude for this day of sharing with the Friends of the Spode Rose Garden and the Community of Stoke. I loved to share in the open air , that was a very special morning!

Martin and I drove  Anthony to Manchester Airport on July 1 to spend 2 months with his Dad in NY and to do an internship at Drug Policy Alliance for his schools work experience. We all had an amazing feeling of accomplishment, and we were very proud of our boy that had completed his year with so much dedication, friendship and love from his friends and teachers. Congratulations Anthony!

We had only one 1 more event in Cheshire in Nantwich with the Comprehensive Yoga Fellowship on July 2nd. It was an unforgettable day!!!! A Good Bye gift from this first year in the UK !

It was a really special day meeting a great group of teachers who were taking there training and experienced yoga teachers. It was a nice book signing as well as everything unfolded naturally at the right time and the right place.

 

Thanks Deb  Jackson for inviting us! It was a beautiful group and an overflowing experience!

During this year we found a special place to go for walks  and we met many different friends that taught us in many different subjects of life, family , community and partnership. The Westport Lake has been the laboratory for this first  year experience in the UK , there we explored different aspects of life and relationships , also we exercised , practiced yoga, meditation, contemplation on a daily basis.  The last month we were gifted with our friends feathers that were incorporated in our classes and workshops.

Hope we all keep connected!

 

Hari Om everyone!

 

It’s been a while …

 

It’ is been a long time since my last post ,

I must tell you that it has been a very intense process  writing the ” Mandala Yoga” book.

I was able to allow myself to receive the winter invitation to go deeper into this project and at last get it done!

My life style changed completely this last year living in England  and this new cycle of my life brought me  the maturity to focus and be silent. Life has been offering us a totally different reality where we have to be much more in touch with our inner selves.

Many people do not know what it is to allow there inner perception to overflow transforming  the outer reality and naturally drawing the destiny in their life.

It is great to celebrate the spring  and the rebirth of mother earth …

Re-connecting with the inner and outer flow of life and prana …

My word is GRATITUDE !

For this beautiful and dark winter that allowed us to be in contact with our deepest self …

For all the great people that supported me and allowed this project to come true …

My posture is of a WARRIOR!

For being able to battle with inner and outer obstacles accomplishing this project without fear or doubt, simply wanting to share something that has been resonating with me for a long time …

My hands are in PRAYER !

Wishing you all these pure connections that comes from my heart!

 

 

namaste

Life’s DJ …

How can we embrace the new rhythms that life has to offer, and co-create something fresh and unique …

How do we avoid taking refuge in our known old habits that has been replayed over and over …

WHY do we plan new steps with a suppose TUNE that may come in the Future but does not really exist now …

Today , I will call up into ” the Great Mandala of Life” and see what comes around …

When I was a performing artist in the 90′ s in NYC, I participated in improvisation  performances in the East Village called DJs and Dancers, the idea was based upon you(the Dancer) being able to improvise together with music and movement. We were co-creating together …

The following year we started a New Series called  ” BREAK OPEN ”  at the Solo arts Group in Chealsea.

This event was a very innovated  form of performance art where was an open evening of dancers, musicians and  artists that all improvised together in the moment. Everything was about  BEING IN TUNE with what was being offered to you , GOING WITH THE FLOW ….

If someone made a mistake, that mistake had to be part of the flow ( even falling over) so there were no mistakes because there was no Script, everything was improvisation between artists.

I also had the experience to perform with the Theatre of Dreams direct by Bob Paton in NYC. Same concept of improvising the audience dreams, someone from the Audience would share one of their dreams  and we would co-create  an act or scene from it.

Musicians were  part of the ensemble, they would start us off with the Dream’s Tune of which our improvisation would begin and then we would all create together, it was a great experience of being in the tune with the present moment

Teaching us to embrace what is offered to us and allowing ourselves to  BE IN TUNE with NOW.

The interesting phenomenon is when we realise that we are part of it , we co-create with Life’s DJ !

Knowing that we are not here to be in total control of everything, but to co-create and resonate with all …

Knowing that we are open to the changes and  challenges that life may offer to us  …

So Life’ DJ surprise us with different tune, sometimes it’s rock and roll, sometimes it’s a circular Dance, sometimes is a lullaby or just a deep Capella, sometimes it’s the sound of nature,  sometimes it just ring our bell and becomes SILENCE  or NOTHINGNESS and this is the time to hear our INNER SOUND.

Playing with Life’s DJ  really brings us this unique moment of EMBRACING THE NOW .

It allow us to receive the present tune of life that has been given to us fully accepting the invitation. From here anything can happen because we are not in control of it, you become a partner with the flow of life, the ego has no play into this composition  because there is not a Maestro or Conductor , as the Flower of life or a Mandala there is no beginning or ending.

 

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Be ready to listen and improvise with LIFE’S DJ anything could happen even the most challenge one-

– SILENCE –

But remember you are part of it!

Namaste!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New beginnings …

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How many times can we start all over from the beginning …

How many times do we realize the end of a cycle …

How many times we perceive the turning point of a new cycle …

Yes we can always renew our views and see life in total different directions …

Yes , we can always let go of things that were part of our journey but no longer brings us inquiries or growth …

But on reality there is no beginning and no ending …

We bring our experiences and they are part of our present and future …

PAST/ PRESENT/ FUTURE  as the Mandala of Life …

Yes , we can transform our life anytime , anyway in any direction …

How?

Following our internal and profound call that lies in a highest consciousness …

Believing that beyond our fears and attachment life continues to flow in its true natural way …

Without beginning or ending, just a constant natural flow …

 

As we take  each step one at a time as we sow our destiny in each breath, thought, belief and faith…

So here we are now living in the UK …uniao familiae

 

 

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Being ready for the most incredible surprises in life …

Beyond good or bad, surprises are surprises …

We don’t expect , we don’t control, we just don’t know ..

Those are the real gifts in life, the real presents …

They allow us to create,  improvise, to be alive …

We receive the present moment as it is …

Without any expectation …

Without any projection …

Without ego …

We are ready !

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MANDALA YOGA by Lila

From our essence which is infinite, we are connected in a perfect harmonious Mandala of life’s existence.

We are here to share!!!

 

Movement, Pause, Breath, Sound, Silence, Meditation …

 

Mandala Yoga Is

 

The real changes in the world starts within each one of us …

Not being afraid of changes is an invitation for self-realization and self over-flowing …

Going beyond “set ups” ideas, going beyond our fears …

 

 

1ano se passou …

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Um ano se passou …

A vida tao rapidamente nos uniou, nos separou e nos presenteou …

Foram tantos desafios e convites para crescer e amadurecer …

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Acredito que o sentimento inicial foi a” RAIVA” …

Sentimento que nos levou a despertar para o “trampolim” da vida…

 

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Saltando livre …

Sem culpa …

Sem duvida …

Sem Luta …

 

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Com essa energia que vamos decolar …

E com essa leveza que vamos nos entregar …

E com o  grande amor, libertador, vamos nos  encontrar …

 

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Dessa vez estaremos juntos e unidos …

Com os aprendizados de todas os testes que passamos nesse ” TEMPO ” …

 

O tempo foi sabio …

O tempo nos fortaleceu …

O tempo colocou uma pedra em cima de um tempo perdido …

O  ” valioso” tempo perdido que nos despertou para enxergar  …

uniao familiae

Uma nova era …

Uma nova visao …

Um novo pulso …

 

Que assim seja!

Om Tat Sat!

 

As Tigelas e o feminino …

 

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Olhando para um tigela e sua forma arredondada e acolhedora …

Sentindo o seu som profundo e sutil …

Descobrindo as infinitas maneiras de toca-la …

Cada baqueta e cada maneira no qual a tocamos , um som diferente e unico …

As tigelas nos conectam com a essencia do feminino na sual infinita criatividade e misteriosidade …

Come elas aprendemos a  conectar com algo que nos inspira a tolerancia , paciencia e serenidade …

Com ela acessamos um campo intuitivo e expansivo, do denso ao sutil …

Com ela sentimos a clareza e a certeza da essencia que nos habita …

Algo que hoje sai quase fora do vocabulario feminino …

Uma mergulho na sua essencia divina e iluminada …

Uma mensagem que vem de um plano sutil e infinito …

Trazendo uma nova percepcao do seu Ser !

 

Pois ele acessa naturalmente aquilo que esta muito alem da nossa mente …

 

Um Toque de recolher !

 

O som que penetra e transforma abrindo o portal do denso ao sutil

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Caminhos …

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Impressionante o caminho natural do Ser …

Buscamos naturalmente aquilo que acreditamos …

Repulsamos naturalmente aquilo que nao mais faz parte da nossa sintonia  …

Quando algo se torna toxico em nossas vidas ,um profundo chamado inicia-se …

Escute esse sino interno, desperte para os” insights” e para as mensagens desse plano maior …

Afinal de contas estamos aqui para uma Infinita Jornada  …

Os caminhos se transformam …

Eles se manifestam de acordo com a nossa frequencia e sintonia …

Os caminhos se abrem a partir das nossas escolhas …

Que essas escolhas se manifestem verdadeiramente …

E que esses caminhos  nos levem a enxergar a maravilhosa “Mandala da Vida” …

Nutrindo as raízes …

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Impossível crescer sem aprofundarmos nossas raizes …

O movimento continuo Yin & Yang , um dando suporte para o outro …

Na caminhada da vida , muitas vezes nos atropelamos …

A razão e a mente disparam na  frente do coração e do sentir …

Nos confundimos com o ego que precisa  atingir o máximo de seus ganhos …

Escorregamos na vaidade que nos leva a destruir nossas amizades …

Desconectamos daquilo que já esta e daquilo que já somos …

Que tal um mergulho na plenitude do Ser ?

Sem nenhuma projeção ou expectativa …

A partir dessa sensação de base , vamos despertar e  fluir …

Cantarolar algo que venha do coração …

E ai deixo você seguir sem nenhuma razão …

Encontrando o seu tom que nasce da sua profunda manifestação …

Deixando ele te levar para infinitas possibilidades …

Sem nenhuma finalidade …

Sem inicio e sem fim…

Indo, indo , sempre indo, mesmo tendo chegado continuamos indo …

 

 

 

O Poder do Vazio …

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Muitas vezes precisamos chegar no limite máximo de construção para percebemos que naturalmente inicia-se a necessidade e o chamado para desconstrução e libertação …

Esse ano foi um ano de desconstrução em minha vida e hoje me sinto plenamente no Vazio …

Posso dizer que estou apreciando a Plenitude do Vazio …

Durante nossa viagem a Europa que durou 6 meses e nesses últimos 3 meses de volta ao Brasil  foi um tempo de muita reflexão, meditação e desconstrução …

Esse foi o mantra que vibrei o tempo todo

om purnam adah purnam idam

purnat purnam udacyate

purnasya purnam adaya

purnam evavasisyate

Isso eh completo

Aquilo eh completo

Do completo o completo surge

Mesmo negando o completo

O que fica ainda eh completo

 

Celebrando o Todo no Nada e o Nada no Todo, esta tudo Perfeito …

No Todo nos tornamos Nada . Livres de qualquer ideologia, desejo ou sofrimento …

Sabemos que não estamos perdendo nada , e somos nada, sem isso ou aquilo, sem certo ou errado , sem para cima ou para baixo …

Purna eh a idéia que abrange o todo e o vazio, tudo e nada, pois esses conceitos são paralelos. Zero tanto eh a abstinência de tudo como também a presença de um potencial infinito. Ele eh redondo e sua forma representando a unidade dentro da diversidade e o sem inicio e sem fim…

 

Tem sido um momento profundo e abençoado e estou aqui para compartilhar com você…

Assim a vida segue  nos ensinando de varias formas e cabe a cada um de “nozes” receber as mensagens  …

Assim sendo convido vocês a entrarem em contato com esse VAZIO , que na verdade resulta de uma necessidade natural da renovação, e ele representa o potencial da transformação.

O Vazio traz a abstinência de qualquer conceito, pre-conceito, sujeira, peso e impressões karmicas.

Na tradição do yoga e budismo o vazio traz importantes qualidades para aquele que quer crescer no caminho espiritual. Em Sânscrito , esse conceito (sunyata ) traz a percepção de que o vazio na verdade não eh o oposto do completo e sim ele traz a completude e a perfeição. Pois quando esvaziamos nossos conceitos , pensamentos e paradigmas iniciamos um estagio de nos conhecermos por inteiro, como somos , completo e perfeito.

Trazemos algo único, completo e inteiro no mais profundo do nosso Ser, e esse algo somente encontramos quando nos esvaziamos e esse algo profundo vai contribuir de uma forma única para Todo.

Enquanto não aceitamos que temos que nos esvaziar pra nos preencher e vice versa , vagamos num estado de insegurança , insatisfação e medo , julgandos os outros e nos auto-julgando …

Existe algo que depende somente de cada um e enquanto não iniciamos o nosso mergulho interior, continuamos achando culpados e nos colocando no papel de vitima, e isso não nos leva a nada.

Assim como a Flor de lótus para nascer e se tornar maravilhosa precisou entrar em contato com a lama, precisamos sim entrar em contato com o mais profundo da nossa “lama” para nela encontrar os ingredientes que irão nutrir a nossa transformação para verdadeira luz e beleza que nos habita …

 

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