Earth child. Akiva’s mama. Ezra’s.
Here to Listen.
You Are Love.
Freedom is HereNow
It’s late and we have to leave for the airport at 5am. Tomorrow, I’ll share a little more about our Mallorca retreat and will do my best to get back to you if you’ve sent messages and emails my way.
For now, goodnight and all my love. #loveandalliscoming#byemallorca#thankyou#yoga@ezrabaderman
Kiki holds on to my leg before the morning practice saying MaMa MuhMaaaaa!
The past week in Mallorca he’s decided to sleep in bed with us. Probably to make up for the time apart during the day. I teach around four hours a day and so we miss each other a lot.
He’s been spending lots of time with his daddy and his grandma, napping in the carrier as they walk through the woods. Daddy whispers stories to him until he falls asleep.
He climbs the stairs of the big old house to great applause and feeds Jumbo the dog generously. He dances to his favorite song (you’re welcome from Moana) over and over again until everyone dances along. Sometimes he screeches with a force too large for his little body and I hold him to my chest and kiss his precious head until he softens in my arms. You are loved little Kiki, Kiki little star. #loveandalliscoming#kiki#balush
On a whim, we joined my dear friend @swami_jnanamudrananda to a little village called Tolochenaz.
About two hours away from Zurich and home to just 1800 residents. It looks like a storybook village, beautiful homes with pastel colored shutters, green pastures and free ranging cows with bells around their necks. Oh, and the legendary Audrey Hepburn made it her home. @swami_jnanamudrananda grew up on her films as did I.
It was special walking through the little village and visiting some the monuments in her honor. It even stopped raining and storming as soon as we got there.
Thank you for all the love, kindness, grace and simplicity you continue to inspire Audrey, this dancer pose is for you. #loveandalliscoming#audreyhepburn#yoga
The first time I remember being aware of the “voice in my head” or my thoughts, I was around 5 years old. I was actually using the bathroom (anyone else have revelations while relieving themselves?) when I became aware of the “voice” and I then ran downstairs quickly to find my mom and ask her about it.
I remember telling her urgently that there was a voice in my head!! I also remember asking her- how do I know which is me and which is the voice?
I don’t remember her answer. But I recall the feeling of being lovingly cherished and respected. I know my mom listened deeply to me, learned from our conversations and encouraged my questions.
I still wonder sometimes, how do I know which is the real me?
The ego can take many identities. You lose one form and it cleverly latches on to another, trickier disguise.
One way to know is when you become aware that you were not aware. Or you become aware of judgmental thoughts- such as I am right and they are wrong, I need more, I am not enough...This is not the true self speaking but the false and transient identity- ego.
When I know who I am, I can walk and move, speak and extend myself with love. The true self responds, forgives, listens deeply and is joyful in the aliveness of the present moment. Every time we make a choice to align with this truth and with love, we allow more people access to their insight and to collective liberation. #loveandalliscoming #trueself#peace#yoga
Photo of an extended scorpion in Wadi Rum desert by my husband @ezrabaderman, thank you for supporting me. Thank you @aloyoga for the gear.