I recently returned from my fourth annual teaching tour and birthday celebration in Bali, Indonesia.
This year, many opportunities arose for me to dance and perform outside of my hoop (as in the actual purple hula hoop that usually joins me for such international adventures). In addition to leading and co-facilitating a Bhakti Boogie® Yoga infused retreat, I offered HoopYogini™ workshops at the BaliSpirit Festival and Desa Seni Resort, facilitated group meditation and ThetaHealing® experiences at the Sacred Circularities Hoop Dance Retreat, offered motivational speeches at the Green School and Word Of Mouth, and received the opportunity to dance onstage with Nahko & Medicine for the People and Susu Ibu.
My biggest dance highlight was being invited by sister Hope Medford, an amazing drummer and woman full of Life Force, Passion, Shakti and Generosity. In addition to being the drummer in Nahko & Medicine for the People, Hope is a Midwife and advocates the necessity of health, empowerment and reproductive rights for all women.
Hope released her album “Purify” while in Bali this March and she invited me to listen, and pick a song that truly resonated with my heart.
“Fearless” was an immediate YES and was so only after hearing a few bars of music. It felt appropriate for the first song and video to be released as Hope was being vulnerable and sharing her raw spirit and message with the globe.
As I recently spiraled into my 39th year on the planet, Fearlessness is an accordant stream with Boundlessness. I feel a new and expansive awareness of Boundlessness as I realize that no thing is holding me back – no judgements from family, no past stories or traumas. I am Free – We are Free, Responsible and Autonomous to Choose our Reality.
I am so grateful to be conscious in this living dream and to offer inspiration through embodiment and dance. Thank you Spirit!!!! More Please!
Please watch this video, comment below and share the link with your friends. Below the video, you’ll find a list of events where we can dance and be Fearless together.
Listen to and Purchase Hope’s album – “Purify” – Here:
Dance and Be Fearless with Me:
Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14, 2013
HoopYogini™ Teacher Training, St. Louis
September 14 – 21, 2013
Inner Spin, Outer Dance ~ A Week of Conscious Movement, Hooping and Dance in Jamaica
Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, 2013
Sacred Bonds ~ A Weekend of Ritual, Action & Purpose for Women
Rich Happy & Hot (RHH) got me too.
By the way, BSchool stands for “Business School”
RHH Bschool is an online business school program created by Marie Forleo (you may have seen her recently with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday), that teaches women like you and me how to leverage the internet to create TIME, LOCATION & FINANCIAL FREEDOM.
(By the way, I’m writing this while I’m in Taipei and on my way to Bali for a month plus of teaching, loving and learning.)
YUM! I know you want some!
I do too which is why I signed up for RHH Bschool two years ago.
I’ve rocked out the first four weeks of the program as evidenced by my beautiful website:
- Here’s a little Before and After for you -
Before BSchool Website.
Current Website – well, you’re checking it out now.
And, I’m moving into the next stage which is publishing online digital content and programs.
Last month, I completed my first seven week HoopYogini™ Telemeditation series.
This March, I’ll launch my ecommerce site and will offer for the first time, an on demand class of HoopYogini™ ~ Earth Seat. Any time and any place, you’ll be able to practice this innovative fusion of hooping as a movement meditation inspired by Kundalini yoga.
You may be thinking “You enrolled two years ago and you’re not finished with the program?”.
Yup, so true.
RHH offers a life time enrollment, so once you register, you can access the curriculum 24/7, 365 and you can participate in the momentum and movement of each annual session.
This is relevant because Life Happens!
Two years ago, I separated from my husband, moved cross country, and … let’s just say “Major Life Changes.” So, I’m darn right (did I just say that?) grateful for ongoing access to the real and potent material that RHH Bschool provides.
Marie knows what she’s doing and how to reach women.
Is Rich Happy & Hot BSchool For YOU?
If you are ready to shaktipat (energize, enlighten) your business, NOW is the time and RHH is for YOU!
You’ll not only learn what to do to make your business and expertise more streamlined, visible and accessible, you’ll learn HOW to create a web presence and relationship to your ideal customer.
This curriculum is perfect for the marketing shy, the new entrepreneur, the business woman who feels stuck, and the YOU who is ready to create real, positive change for yourself and others.
If you need support (we ALL DO!), there is a fast and responsive community of Bschoolers ready to cheerlead, provide resources, read your copy, share feedback, and generally remind you that you rock and you have real talent to share.
RHH Bschool is an eight week program and it starts March 11, 2013.
Enrollment ends March 4.
So, NOW is the TIME to connect with Marie Forleo and her maverick and effective program, and to watch some free video providing authentic business advice.
I’m in LOVE with this program that keeps on giving, and I’m so happy to be an affiliate.
Click my affiliate link here to learn more about each module of the program from “Profit Clarity” to “Make Your Competition Irrelevant“.
Activate your business mojo, create time, location and financial freedom AND bring real value to the lives of your clients and community.
All right, my flight to Bali is about to board.
Write your comments and BSchool questions below.
Last March, I had the pleasure of performing at the opening night of the BaliSpirit Festival ~ Bhakti Night.
It was here that I met John de Kadt, a drummer and musician sharing his talents that night in the lineage of Kirtan ~ call and response of Hindu chants.
John shared with me his international project of documenting “hoopers” of all ages during his travels. He invited me to participate and we met one morning to film in the calm rice fields and busy streets of Ubud.
It was a pleasure to contribute to his vision, co-create art, release the endeavor, and then see it reflected in perfect timing. Here now, through a spark in John’s heart, and seen through with dedication, we can all enjoy the sweet mood of this video and song.
Music – One Hoop & Video by John de Kadt
Available on iTunes as a single on February 22nd
I recently started working with a relationship coach.
Her practice language highlights getting the love and relationship that you want.
While in session with her and speaking on how I would like to be loved including and despite my flaws, she coached me to speak to myself:
“Jocelyn, I love you, you are precious to me and I accept all of you”.
Let me tell you, this was not an easy endeavor.
And oh, how my mind so subtly and cleverly tried to dodge this self-affection.
My coach had me repeat this declaration of self-love several times – until she believed that I believed and received my Self. (Yeah, that took some time.)
The message ~
The Love WE Seek is the Love and Attention WE MUST Give Ourselves.
(feel free to Tweet this)
The Love I Seek is the Love and Attention I MUST Give Myself.
This is a remembrance, a meeting, integration and practice.
As you journey into Valentine’s Day, give and speak to yourself that which you most wish to hear and receive from another. (another Tweetable)
Place your hands on your heart and repeat frequently:
Beloved, (YOUR NAME HERE) …
“I love you.”
“You are precious.”
“I cherish you.”
“I accept all of you.”
Comment below and let me know what shows up for you with this form of self-affection. I trust there will be lots of content. Comment below and then read my post For a Happy New Now, Put your Mind in it’s Place.
LOVE & MEET YOUR SELF in BALI ~ NEW RATE: $990
March 9 – 16, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia
The Meeting ~ Soulful Relating through Song & Dance
A week of soul-nourishing singing and movement at Ananda Resort and Spa
with myself and accomplished singer and vocal expression coach, Lisa Goettel
We are celebrating Nyepi, the Balinese New Year, which includes an island-wide day of silence.
In community, we devote this time to embrace our fullness and to release what blocks our radiance.
There is still time to join us.
Great flight fares are still available and the retreat rate is amazing:
including accommodations, excursions and some meals – $990.
Register Here & See the Full Retreat Schedule
Join our beautiful group for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
There’s so much communication that happens through dance.
When you dance, do you listen to what your body shares with you?
Have you noticed HOW your body communicates with space and other bodies?
For me, dance is the most powerful form of communication and communion.
It’s how I connect with the Divine, move beyond my ego and expectations, and into the bliss of spaciousness and trust. It’s where I meet Souls to the point where when the music ends, asking one’s name seems so mundane. (“I’ve met your Soul, why do I need to know your name?”)
Dance relieves stress, softens attachment to the content of the mind, makes you sweat, and keeps your body healthy and toned.
If you have a problem, dance.
If you are healing a broken heart, dance.
If your ego is inflated, dance.
If your self-esteem is shaken, dance.
D.A.N.C.E. ~ Daily Action eNsuring Conscious Evolution:
- Make a ten minute playlist with three songs that speak to you and encourage feelings of presence and inspiration
- Dance with this playlist at least three times a week (change the playlist every week or two)
- Set an intention prior to entering your D.A.N.C.E space
- Move, feel, enjoy, release and cultivate
- Notice what you notice
Watch this video – How to Dance Your Self Happy and Well – an interview with me by Deva SoulJuice for her show on SoulJuiceTV.
Join me March 9 – 16, 2013 in Bali for The Meeting ~ Soulful Relating through Song & Dance
Share your thoughts and comments below.
Watch this video of Activated HoopYoginis during my HoopYogini™ ~ Romancing the Hoop playshop at the 2013 Bali Sacred Circularities Hoop Dance Retreat! The footage was captured by Cadence Freely of Cadencia Photography. So excited to return to Bali this March to co-facilitate and teach at The Meeting: Soulful Relating through Song & Dance, the Bali Spirit Festival, and to offer private and group ThetaHealing® Meditation experiences at Sacred Circularities.
Watch the video, comment below and become an Awakened HoopYogini™ ~ HoopYogini™ Teacher Training program.
It’s becoming ever more clear to me that I can’t trust much of what my mind says.
That I would benefit from asking myself “Is this True?” when the mind stuff says “Oh, you can do that later” or “There’s still time”.
Basically, these are the sneaky declarations which lead to procrastination.
They get seasoned with resistance.
a consistent, yet low-grade drone of suffering that delays what needs to get done.
Including the experience of my highest potential.
Can you relate to any of this?
I have a feeling I’m not alone.
If this resonates with you, let’s make a declaration for 2013:
Let’s ask “Is this True?”. . .
Let’s ask it of everything … every thought …
Especially the thoughts that come from deep rooted beliefs such as:
“I’m not worthy,” “I’m not ready,” “I don’t know enough”.
Seems to me that this question is a great internal inquiry.
And, one you can vocalize with friends, family, in your workplace, etc.
Let me know how this works for you.
Start now and comment below.
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Dance, Meditation & Yoga put the mind in its Place.
Let’s practice together:
July 11 – 14, 2013
St. Louis, MO
HoopYogini Teacher Training ~ Awaken Level
Registration & Details
HoopYogini™ Facebook Community
I am thrilled to be featured as a “visionary sharing the wonder and wisdom of sacred dance” in the Fall 2012 issue of Conscious Dancer magazine.
To me, sacred means being embodied and having a direct connection to spirit at the same time.
What does sacred dance mean to you? Comment below.
Read the full article here.
Have you developed the FITness required to live the life of your dreams?
I’ve developed a holistic conditioning program called HoopYogini™ ~ Holistic Fitness with a Spin! It utilizes the modern adult size hula hoop for flow, joy, self-awareness and as a functional fitness tool to strengthen and stretch the body.
My HoopYogini™ Earth Seat practice is an innovative fusion of transformational breath work, dynamic and soothing stretches with the hoop, and a core strengthening workout that will take you to the root (of your Self) and uplift your life (and body).
All this in less than 60 minutes.
(No Experience Required)
Sound like fun?
My gift to you:
Fitness, Freedom & Self-Esteem ~ Yours in 2013 HoopYogini™ TeleMeditation Class
In this one-hour telemeditation class, you will experience:
- a 45 minute HoopYogini™ ~ Earth Seat practice that will strengthen your core, soothe tight muscles of the back and shoulders, and awaken your spine
- a guided meditation with affirmations to develop true self-esteem and confidence
- body-centered coaching prompts to keep you focused in the present moment and connected to your essence
What you need for the class:
- An adult or child size hoop. There will be no hooping on the body in this class. (… Imagine exploring the hoop as a tool similar to a yoga strap …)
- A comfortable space to sit (ideally on the floor if that’s available to you).
- A prop for your bum such as a meditation cushion, rolled up yoga mat, pillow, etc.
Enjoy, share and comment below. I would love to hear about your experience with the practice.
Imagine yourself standing in the center of your personal universe, rooted in your power, awake and present. From this space you guide and inspire your students to connect with their truth, authenticity and joy. The hoop is your tool and metaphor for life transformation. Your personal practice, experience and studies create the rich soil from which you draw your teachings.
This is YOU as a HoopYogini™ Certified Teacher!
Learn More Here!
Watch this beautiful video crafted by my friend and sister in the expressive arts ~ Lisa Goettel, Creator of Rise Up Singing. Join us in Bali March 9 -16, 2013 for The Meeting ~ Soulful Relating through Song & Dance. We’re facilitating non-performance based singing, dancing, moving and loving spaces that will take you to the best destination – your Self!
This is my fourth return to the island and I’m so excited to share with you some of the gifts that Bali has shared with me. The Early Soul Rate is available until January 1. You can secure the rate with a deposit. Embrace Here… Watch now… Comment below…
The Meeting ~ Soulful Relating through Song & Dance
A 7-day Workshop Experience at Ananda in Bali, Indonesia
During Nyepi, the Balinese New Year Celebration
with Lisa Goettel and Jocelyn Gordon
March 9-16, 2013