Peace Within the Chaos

"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." My personal approach to life has radically changed out of necessity for survival, and I'm just now realizing its effect.…

Jai Siddhatma: Victorious Are Liberated Souls

Two weeks ago, I sat alone with a glass of wine desperately trying to decompress from another week filled with dance classes, yoga classes, students of all ages demanding my undivided attention, rushing from one space to the next, and found myself googling "silent retreats." I stumbled upon Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat. After browsing through their offerings,…

Five Days; Five Mantras

Day 1: Peace Peace, for me, is taking the time to slow down. Shutting out the external world and being completely present in this moment. It is doing something that occupies my mind, exerts my body, and soothes my soul. It is fully immersing myself in my yoga practice, my ballet technique, creating a meal, laying…

One Word Resolution

Instead of putting pressure on yourself to make changes externally, why not choose one word to be your intention for the entire year? You can still set goals for the year, but the one word resolution is the theme to which you keep returning, centering the rest of your goals, and keeping you on track.…