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November 01
2011

What Can You Expect to Experience at a Yoga Retreat?

Posted by Dashama in yoga teacher training , yoga retreats , yoga retreat europe , yoga retreat bali , Yoga , weight loss retreat , pranashama yoga , Meditation , Lifestyle , fitness retreat , Dashama

November 01, 2011

I've been attending and leading yoga retreats for many years.

In fact, it was from some of my world travel experiences that I made the decision to become a yoga teacher and lead these transformational retreats as a career.

I had experienced such a depth of understanding about myself, the cultures of this world and a deeper appreciation for the magical mystery of life during these travels, I knew I had to share this with others.

Thus, my company was created, back in 2004.

September 21
2011

Happy International Peace Day!

Posted by Dashama in Yoga , power of now , Meditation , Lifestyle , international peace day , health , Dashama , dalai lama

September 21, 2011

Aloha Love,

Did you know that today is a remarkable holiday, called International Peace Day. People all around the world celebrate peace in our lives, in our hearts and amongst all living people.

This is a perfect time to stop and look within, to discover where there may be areas in your heart or mind that are at war with your self or others.

We carry memory from the past in our cells, in our mind and bodies as well. This leads us to feel negative emotions and triggers conflict in our daily lives.

August 05
2011

Daily Meditation: Loving Kindness & Being with What Is.

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August 05, 2011
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"To solve the human equation, we need to add love, subtract hate, multiply good, and divide between truth and error."
-- Janet Coleman
 
Aloha My Love,
 
How are you?

Since I have been back from Bali,

I have been waking up at the sunrise and being still with the silence. 
Allowing my mind to go in whichever direction it will, 
and bringing it back to the center, back with my breath --gently. 
 
I'm really working on being more gentle with myself. 
 
And I would offer that we can all benefit from this practice. 
 
Loving kindness with what is. 
 
Whatever is occurring for you. 
Whatever is arising in your life. 
Surrender and stop for a moment. 
See that it is all divine. 
All that is happening --these forces are from a greater power at play. 
 
Allow these subtle messages to be your guiding angels. 
Listen deeply and sincerely and know that the 
answers will all be revealed to you, in the stillness of the present
moment. 
 
All we have to do is: ASK.
 
Ask for help, ask for what you need. 
And expect that you will always be given exactly what you 
need. 
 
Not always what you WANT.. that is the hard part for most of us.
 
I ask and sometimes things show up so quickly I'm shocked!
 
And then sometimes I'm asking in 10 different ways and 
the messages are not getting through, or so it appears!
 
So, then I am reminded: 
 
All occurs in divine time. 
 
Be patience and grace -- allow for the unfolding of
the beauty of the master plan of your life and
all your heart's desires will come to fruition. 
 
The key is trust, clarity and emptiness. 
 
We must empty our cup of expections and projection. 
 
Release the traumas from the past and let go of our story. 
 
Be open to receive and the blessing will surely come in 
a more beautiful package then we could have ever envisioned!
 
Empty my cup and fill me with love. 
 
Guide me with thy will and reveal to me where I am needing to grow. 
Then offer me the options that I may take advantage 
of the resources this abundant life has to offer. 
 
What must I let go of to create space for the greater more 
expanded version of who I am, who we are as a human family and as a 
global community?
 
These have been my mantras, my meditations this week.
 
The answers that came to me:
One thing that has come to me is that many people ask if they can get the 
30DYC home study course for the discount price, even after the sale has ended. 
 
This has urged me to create a new option, which lowers the price and 
gives you a 2 payment option, so you can access this transformational 
home study course without money being an issue. 
 
You can see the new price is lower and you can pay in 2 installments, 
for even greater accessibility: http://www.30dyc.com 
 
Another thing I have created, in response to the inquiries about Europe
and Mexico training options are 2 week long Pranashama Yoga
Training Retreats, you can see the details and register here: 
and click the link to see info, pics and to register for the Ibiza Training Retreat. 
 
These will both give you 50 hours toward your Pranashama Yoga
Teacher Certification and also can act as a catalyst to help you 
create what your heart is desiring right now. 
 
Even if that is just some peace and yoga in paradise :)
 
Last year we really had an amazing time in Ibiza. 

One of the hugest breakthroughs I had in Ibiza was in relation to 
abundance. I even wrote an amazing article about it, called
"A Beggar in the Kingdom" which I will release to you one day...
or perhaps it will be a chapter in my next book :)
 
If you didn't know already about my story, I actually grew up very poor. 
We bought our food with foodstamps and received the government WIC free
cheese and milk as well. Since we didn't have funds for new shoes, we always
wore hand me downs. My shoes were so tight growing up, some of my toes 
got cramped and it took me years to uncramp them through some yoga foot 
exercises. That's why I laugh sometimes when the foot fetish viewers
comment about how cute my feet are on youtube!! :) hehe
 
My mother received an SSI check due to her clinically diagnosed schizophrenic mental 
disorder, and that was how we got by. I can remember walking 2 miles
to the local mini part, Mr. Pope's to buy an orange orange sherbert push pop for 1
food stamp dollar. Mr. Pope didn't typically take food stamps, since his shop was a 
gas station, but he made the exception for us. My sisters and I were a sight to see!
4 tiny little girls walking 2 miles in the summer to buy an ice cream cone with a food stamp!
 
I'll tell you one thing: 
I enjoyed and appreciated every single last lick of that push pop, 
EVERY SINGLE TIME. 
 
It made me a more grateful human being to grow up with nothing. 
I wouldn't change the past for anything in the world. 
 
So, for me, the process of allowing abundance into my life has not been easy. 
For years, I wanted to give everything away all the time and had a terrible time 
charging a price for anything I did. As a result of that, for many years I was broke
and struggling and in debt. 
 
Another thing that has taken me my entire life so far to do is to 
ask for help.
 
Growing up in foster homes, I didn't know who I could 
trust for help or support. So, I learned very early to do everything for 
myself. That was a good thing to a certain extent, as it made me very self 
sufficient.  Most people can see how much I can create on my own. 
 
But now I am being called to co-create and collaborate. 
 
I want to work with many others and am breaking through my 
trust barriers all the time. I am excited about the upcoming Journey to Joyful 
book tour, since I know this is the first big step in the direction toward
the vision of global unity that I have been holding so closely in my heart
all of these years. I made this video a few years ago, if you didn't see it
 
I know it begins with me, it begins with YOU and together we 
can make it a reality. 
 
Over the years, I have been blessed with the courage to seek guidance 
and find mentors who would help me along the way. 
 
Although when I did have the money, I have always preferred to go to live
trainings with my teachers, as these catalyze the greatest shift for me...
 
Many times, these mentors have taught me through online courses,
which were the only things I could afford. 
 
I got scammed online a few times, at the age 18 I paid over
$4,000 for a program I didn't have the money for,
and later realized it wasn't even something I really cared at all about. 
 
So, I have learned through the school of hard knocks and I know what it is 
like to be on both sides of the stick. 
 
Being broke sucks. 
 
And to have abundance is great, but it can make people 
act differently toward you as well. 
 
So, there is a careful balance we all must find in life. 
This balance must take place in the mind first. 
 
We see ourselves in one way--
and we hopefully behave in alignment with that vision. 
 
This is true balance. 
Mind, body, heart and soul in alignment. 
One common vision bridging them all together. 
This is a strong force and nothing on earth can ever 
stop such a force from reaching the brightness of the sunshine 
or the radiance of the star-shine, here on earth. 
 
You are a star. 
You are meant to shine. 
So, shine on you crazy diamond!
 
I hope to meet you sometime soon.
Blessings and Love all ways, 
Namaste,
Dashama
 
***PS. The affiliate program is a winning idea so far! My long time friend and co-creator Ryan, who also joined us in Bali to share some of his brilliant internet marketing strategies with the new Pranashama Yoga Teachers, is also the master mind behind the Affiliate program.
 
If you learn the system (and it is super easy btw) you can make BIG extra income. Dave Smyth earned $900 his first week in the program by referring 2 students to the Bali Yoga Training retreat next summer. And you can do this too. Here is the link to register: 
 
Contact me or Ryangunness@gmail.com if you have any questions. He's going to be providing support in this arena, and we'll give more info later.
 
 
PPS. We are looking for few new blog contributors for both perfect10lifestyle.com and 30dayyogachallenge.com. Both of these get thousands of visitors each month and 
I don't always have time to post new blogs each week.. although I try, there is only so much time in the day.
 
So, if you are a great writer, passionate about what you do and
can write about topics like yoga, health, fitness, mind, body, spiritual or even eco fashion and nutrition, I would love to connect with you to see if your blogs would be a great fit for the community.
 
One of my new Prana Shaman, Dave Smyth from Isle of Mann will begin blogging for us soon, so that is very exciting! He is not a 500 hour registered yoga teacher as well as a very accomplished musician! His CD album is at #3 in Europe for Classic Rock right now! Go Dave!! You are so awesome :)
 
We can all share and in that sharing, there is tremendous growth.
You can gain exposure to a wider audience and we all benefit from your brilliance.
Email me or lacey@30dayyogachallenge.com if you want to know more.
 
Be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube where I post all the new pics, videos and info.
 
Blessings and Love xoxo

 

March 12
2011

Discover the Secret to Getting the BEST flight PRICES :)

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March 12, 2011



Getting the BEST flight PRICES is an ART :) 

For the best ticket prices, I highly recommend you use http://www.kayak.com for booking flights. They say if you check for Tues/Wed/Thurs departures, you get the best rates, so be sure to be flexible for that and mark the option to have flexible departure and flight dates. Also, you will notice the flight prices fluctuate greatly from day to day. So you can set an alert for kayak to send you an email when the flight you want dips below a specific price. That's a great way to stay current and get the best price. The truth is, you have to act quick, when you see the price you want on the trip you are taking, book it immediately, because its like the stocks: up one day, down the next. The best prices are often 2-4 weeks out from the departure dates, so keep that in mind as well. Airlines gamble on the passengers not taking the spontaneous flights so they drop the prices when it gets closer to departure!
 
City for Int'l Departure... Another Adventure!
 
Also, in regard to departure airport, I am flying out of LAX. That is a great departure city, as is San Francisco, since both of those are closest to Asia in the USA. In other countries, you will have to figure it out, but I know the flights from certain airports tend to be cheaper, because they have many flights out per day or week. So, when arranging your flight, consider booking a short flight SEPARATE from your home city, to a major international airport and then a separate flight from that airport to your destination. This will ensure you get a great flight price as well. You can even arrange a short layover (few hours or days) to explore that new city if you wish and make it an extended adventure! I usually do that when I'm taking long trips. Even if you can only get out of the airport (take a taxi to the city and walk around, or to a nice park or the ocean). You will get a nice feel for that city and know if you will want to return there sometime to explore it more in the future. You can also check out on sites like facebook or yelp.com to see what is cool to do in these areas while you in town for a short while.
 
Register Now to Join Us in Bali!
 
There is still a little space left for you to join us. I would love to share this magical time with you.
Please contact me directly if you have any questions, so I can help you make this incredible decision. 
 
Also, I created this page for you to get to understand a little more about how i came to over come my fears of leaving my corporate job and embark upon a career path that resonates with my heart, soul and highest self. 
 
Click HERE to read about that story now. http://www.pranashamayoga.com
 
 
What's Happening at Pranashama Yoga Institute?
 
New Students Enrolling for Bali

This week a lot has been transpiring for the Bali Trip. Also, we had a new student enroll yesterday, from the UK. I'm excited that we will have such a geographically and culturally diverse group with us in Bali!
 
We are getting closer and closer to this amazing Yoga Teacher Training and Adventure Retreat in Bali. The plans are arranged and now is the time to focus on getting the flights, the visas and preparations.
You can Earn $500 for recommending a friend to join us
 
Oh btw, we are offering a $500 referral check to anyone in our community who refers a student that ends up joining us in Bali. We still have a few spots left and want to make sure everyone who is supposed to be there with us can be.  Be sure they mention your name when they register so we can credit you for the referral. We will pay you by check, paypal, bank transfer or credit toward any of our events or trainings around the world. 
 
To view the full details and register for the 1, 2, 3 and 4 week Teacher Training / Certification program and Retreat Options, CLICK HERE NOW. Feel free to forward this along to anyone you feel would benefit from joining us in Bali.
September 20
2010

Happy International Peace Day!

Posted by Dashama in Yoga , peace on earth , native american flute music , namaste , meditation for beginners , Meditation , Lifestyle , international peace day , Dashama

September 20, 2010

Happy International Peace Day!

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I created this video for you. Enjoy the bliss of my Native American Flute Meditation and do something today that brings you peace in your heart and mind. Go outside, enjoy the fresh air. Spend time in nature and in silence. Send a message of peace out to those living in hostile countries and let's raise the vibration together. What you think, feel and do really makes a big difference.

Thank you for all that you ARE.

Love all ways,

Namaste

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