Practices for body, mind and soul
Meditations through movement, breath, sound and silence to promote clarity, inner calm and confident action.
Transform through inspiration
A non-judgmental, compassionate space for deep inner enquiry getting to the heart of your creative potential.
The power of awareness to manifest personal and professional growth to nurture a life of balance and fulfillment.
Feeling inclined and inspired to create a shift? This time limited offer provides a powerful opportunity to:
- bring into focus your big dreams and intentions for 2019
- bring into awareness what has physically, emotionally and energetically taken up space in your life
- create space through releasing or clearing away what is no longer serving
Incorporating a range of mind-body pactices, you will learn supportive tools to promote greater awareness and presence, to clear obstacles, and to propel you forward in the direction you want for 2019.
The package consisted of 2 hourly sessions to be arranged at a time of your convenience on Zoom or Skype. The offer is available until Feb 28th. Click here to register.
Join us for a monthly tune-up at Yoga Desa with Dissolve into Sound - a soothing, body detoxifying and holistically rejuvenating evening. An alchemical blend of movement, sound and mantra to gently cleanse, relax and uplift. We enter our practice through movement, breath and meditation before moving into the sound immersion during which a sound scape is created using planetary gongs, bowls and other instruments, layering sound frequencies and silence. We explore the experience of sound and silence on body and mind, to clear stuck energies, invite deep relaxation and dream!
"Are you doing what you love?" I was asked this simple question shortly after arriving in LA and it knocked me side-ways! I realized I'd spent most of my life doing things that I thought would give me security, geared towards career and materials. Unexpectedly, moving to LA would take me straight into the heart of this question. Much to my dismay and frustration at the time, I was unable to keep doing what had been doing - clinical psychology. So I was presented with a blank slate, and a choice. It was almost as if the universe was shouting from the roof top "OK so now no excuses - DO something you love!"
On the eve of the summer solstice 3 years ago, I sat on a rocky ledge somewhere in the expansive landscape of the Grand Canyon and watched the sun descend under the horizon. It was my first summer in USA and my first taste of the deserts and big skies of the south west. This continues to be one of my favorite images and moments, speaking to the whispers of the land and its sacred history.
"You know, there is no such thing as a baby butterfly! And, there is no such thing as a grown up caterpillar!". The profound wisdom of this statement from a child stopped me in my tracks.
For days, I kept coming back to these words. I was wondering "OK, so am I a butterfly or a caterpillar?"
In recent days I've been profoundly inspired by the work of Dr Hew Len and his teachings of the Ho'onponopono, a practice originating in Hawaii. The practice has shone a light on the oscillations of my mind and emotions, the triggers which send me into judgement, my tendency to look outside myself to blame when something doesn't work out, and the powerful seeds of my self-doubt. Ho'onponopono gently reminds me of my own responsibility. It's up to me whether I choose to dance or fight in this life.
Many years ago, my daily commute to work involved a long journey across London on the Tube. For some time I fell into the habit of picking up a newspaper from the station, which I would diligently read from cover to cover. By the time I arrived at work I felt jaded, tainted by the grim tales of the day. There were rarely any positive stories.
Through my work with second graders, I have come to realize that one of the most important functions of my role as a yoga and meditation teacher is to create an opening to imagination. It's amazing to see where the children take an idea once a seed has been planted. It's just so easy, natural and alive to them.
A year ago I visited India. It was my first time there and my first time traveling alone for quire some time. It seemed like an epic adventure. In fact, while I was there every moment seemed like an adventure - a blur of activity, color, sound and new experience.
"If you are stuck on something, just start! It doesn't matter if you don't know how you will get there, that will come as you walk the journey."
Photography © 2018 Jess Lakin
This website showcases my own photography. Please contact me for enquiries and print sales.
A special thanks to Nicola Buck (@lapicnic) for her photography contribution, www.nicolabuck.com.