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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

 

April 01
2011

Eat, Pray, Love with Us in Bali this Summer!

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April 01, 2011
 
 
What's Happening at Pranashama Yoga Institute?
In case you didn't know, as a special gift to you:
Everyone who is joining us in Bali will receive
complimentary access to the Renew You 30DYC program!
 
If you are one of those people who is thinking to yourself, "I'll go next time" or "I just can't go to Bali for X, Y or Z reason" then please listen closely:
 
In life, there is not always a next time. 
I remember a retreat I really wanted to go to a few years ago. One of my friends and beloved yoga teachers Shiva Rea was leading a group to Turkey for Rumi's 800th birthday. 
I wanted to go, but I had a lot of 'reasons' why I couldn't go. 
So I didn't go. 
And when I saw the photos and heard about the trip when they got back,
boy did I was I would have been there for that!
 
Carpe Diem! 
Sieze the day. 
 
Follow your heart and pursue your most wild adventurous dreams. 
Whatever it is. (even if its not coming to Bali!)
Just take action, move forward and be courageous. 
You will always be rewarded with the support you need when you make the decision to step forward boldly and follow your heart. 
 
You will always be grateful you did. 
 
CLICK HERE to READ MORE about this Journey of a Lifetime Yoga Bliss in Paradise!
We are staying in Ubud, Bali, the same place they filmed the epic novel and movie:
 
Eat, Pray, Love!
 
Earn $500 for recommending a friend to join us
 
We are setting up the affiliate program this week, so for everyone who responded about the $500 referral bonus I mentioned last week, stay tuned, I'll send you an email with that info later this week. 

I look forward to meeting you soon.
 
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. 
April 01
2011

Cleansing, Yoga & The Fountain of Youth

Posted by Dashama in yoga teacher training , yoga school , yoga retreats , Yoga , Yoga , weight loss , Lifestyle , health , happiness , green smoothies , Diet , detox , Dashama , Dashama , cleansing

April 01, 2011
 

"Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first.
Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
Follow your passion, and success will follow you."
-- Arthur Buddhold
 

I hope you followed some of the important cleansing suggestions I mentioned in our newsletter last week. I sure did! I was following stage 3 of the 30DYC diet plan this week and consuming 1-2 green smoothies each day. Like always, it was a fantastic experience!
 
What did I feel?
 
*Better digestion,
*Cleansed digestive track,
*Improved energy levels
*Decrease in body fat
*and some nasal congestion that I was experiencing completely cleared up in a matter of days. 
 
It's a powerful practice and habit to create, to cleanse one week out of each month. 
 
I've been doing it for years and I encourage all my clients, students and people who follow my programs to join us in this routine. It will only serve you in the long run, with great health. 
 
I've heard so many times people ask me, "wow! how old are you Dashama?" and when I tell them, they are almost always shocked. The reason for this is simple: they say I look about 5-10 years younger then I am. In fact, I had my metabolic age tested and the tests confirmed this~ it said I am physically the age of 14! That takes into account how the organs and inner systems are functioning, bone density, body fat to muscle ratio, etc. 
 
I attribute my youthful appearance and vitality in large part to my diet, yoga and exercise practices. 
When you let go of stress, toxins and the heavy burdens that are weighing you down, years can be lifted from your face and body in a matter of moments and over night you can be transformed. (sometimes it takes a bit longer, depending upon how ready you are to let go). 
 
That is one of the motivating forces that has kept me sharing this information for years. 
I see the benefits in my own life, I hear the success stories from people around the world who follow this lifestyle and I am always inspired by the break throughs people experience when they integrate some of these simple techniques and habits into daily living. 
 
Bikini Season is Just 11 weeks away!
 
With just 11 weeks until bikini season officially begins, NOW is the perfect time to begin the 30DYC Renew You program! This is the most comprehensive system I've ever released. If you haven't tried it yet, join hundreds of others who are currently participating and enroll to get the support of the community and me on your team. 

TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More
 
And on this team the winning formula is: You + 30DYC = Healthy, Happy, Habits
 
For a limited time, you will receive the 6 -30DYC DVDs FREE with the program when you order by April 1. 
 

What's New? 
 
This week I am focused on creating the Yoga Teacher Training manual for our program in Bali. 
I am including over 7 sequences and 200 poses in the manual, all from the photos we shot 2 weeks ago for the Journey to Joyful expanded edition that will be released in September for National Yoga Month. 
 
The sequences are the same ones I teach at the live events and that we will be practicing in Bali every morning and afternoon. Each is geared toward strengthening, stretching, balancing, healing and creating harmony in the body, mind and soul. 
 
I am also teaching several of these sequences in Canada for the Whistler Yoga Conference, coming up in May. 
If you are able to join us, that promises to be an amazing event in one of the most beautiful places in North America, 
Whistler BC is known for its majestic snow capped mountains and pristine natural surroundings. 
 
Go to their website to register and use my name 'Dashama' to receive 10% off your ticket for the entire weekend. 

 

 

 
Blessings to your success and happiness.
Have a beautiful day!
Love, Light and Namaste, 
Dashama

March 24
2011

Bella Petite Magazine's new Lifestyle Expert

Posted by Dashama in yoga teacher training , yoga retreats , Yoga , spiritual blogging , soul , Salma Hyak , Reese Witherspoon , petite model , petite fashion , Lifestyle , Jennifer Aniston , Jada Pinkett , health , happiness , Eva Longoria , Dashama , bella petite , bali yoga retreat

March 24, 2011

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The radiance of beauty always comes from within, that I believe to the core of my being. And the outer expression of our inner light is always a perfect compliment to our spirit. The honoring of our divinity comes in many forms. Anything from a sacred circle of friends, to a yoga retreat to restore and rejuvenate your soul, to the adornment of fine fabric and flattering fashionable clothing. Being a modern day Goddess can be fun if you want it to be! And every woman alive has this within, the practice of yoga and meditation that I teach, helps us to remember our divinity and embody the sensuous side of life that allows for all pleasures (within reason;).

 

bella petite Recently I began writing a weekly article for a wonderful new magazine called Bella Petite. I'm excited about their mission to raise awareness about height discrimination. It's interesting because I have always felt that this was a very strange aspect to society, where based upon a person's height, it would be determined if they could be considered a 'model' in fashion and other artistic endeavors.

If you don't know me that well, I will share with you a key element to my personality is the total commitment to freedom, creativity and the expansion of ones limitless potential. That being said, when I was an aspiring model years ago, I was very deflated to find out there were height requirements, just like 50 years ago there were gender and color requirements for certain jobs. At the time, I was not discouraged and just found other avenues for my creative expression and discovered ways around the old system and height prejudices. I still feel this is an important topic, however, as a young woman with dreams and goals, it would be wonderful to see one less social barrier to entry, so to speak.

 

February 26
2011

Malibu Yoga & Thai Massage Retreat March 2011

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February 26, 2011

Dashama & Chris (photoshoot from Thai Yoga DVD)

Aloha Love!

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