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Introducing… HYMN Retreats ST BARTH

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Experience This heart’s… one-of-a-kind HOUSE OF YOGA, MUSIC & NUTRITION RETREATS on the paradisiacal caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy! HYMN Retreats are unique, high-end, semi-private retreats, designed for a very limited number of participants looking to deepen their journey within via the transformative force of yoga, music and nutrition. Retreats are a fusion of the collaborative magic of Kundalini Yoga instructor & chantress ASHLEY AIKEN-REDON, world-renowned UK hang musician, DANIEL WAPLES, and a private chef specialized in plant-based nutrition. Profound self-healing, lasting transformation and deep and meaningful connections, are all integral parts of these unique retreats!

Won’t you come play with us?

The next St Barth edition will be APRIL 17-24, 2016 so SAVE THE DATE!
In the meantime…I’ll be announcing This heart’s next retreat…Stateside…very soon :)
So STAY TUNED!

Love & light to all! SAT NAM

Music: Daniel Waples – Hang Out Back (featuring Martin Cradick)
Cinematography: st-barthvideoprod.com
Website: http://kundaliniyogastbarth.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.redon
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kundaliniyogastbarth/

Feeling wobbly…

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Kicking around in W H E E L P O S E on a beach towel, rather than a yoga mat, is S L I P P E R Y business! Don’t try this at home boys & squirrels! I am literally about to bust my noggin’ in this shot, but…the sunlight was too beautiful not to share and this posture is all about learning to embrace V U L N E R A B I L I T Y so cheers to that & happy Wednesday to all!

Sat Nam xoxo

The Green Parrot…

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I’m gonna call this one THE GREEN PARROT 💚💛💚💛
1 cucumber
1 giant handful of red grapes
2 large kale leaves
3 stalks of celery
1 giant chunk of ginger

RAW TACO FEAST

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Gorgeous, delicious, nourish-your-cells RAW TACO feast…
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Keep it REAL, Keep it RAW boys & squirrels!

 

A Potent Purple Elixir…

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Hold up…I know what you’re thinking… “WTF?! Why would anyone do THAT! Ewwwwww!” This is Juice Master Jason Vale’s straight-up, hardcore formula for curing chronic colitis. I figure…if I can drink THIS…which honestly is not at all disgusting…and experiment with the recipe to make it taste delicious even, well, then ANYBODY can drink it!
Why all the hubbub about cabbage juice? Well, lots of people come to me saying how awesome and inspiring my diet looks, but that their fragile tummies could NEVER handle all those fruits and veggies and juices. I think Jason might just help me, help you prove the contrary with this magical purple elixir Hooray! Juice on, juice on!

You A R E the sun . . .

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“Imagine a ray of sunlight that has forgotten it is an inseparable part of the sun and deludes itself into believing it has to fight for survival and create and cling to an identity other than the sun. Would the death of this delusion not be incredibly liberating?”
– Eckhart Tolle

Once in a B L U E M O O N . . .

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Credit for this beautiful reading goes to the gifted Alex Myles of Elephant Journal. SAT NAM & thank you Alex for these deeply inspiring insights!

Full moons are always energetically powerful, deeply creative and also intensely magical times.

A full moon happens when the sun, earth and moon line up in that order, and the sun’s light shines directly onto the moon. It is also a time when the lunar energy is at its most intense.

Therefore, when we have a blue moon, which happens when two full moons occur in the same month, we are empowered more than ever.

All full moons bring us in touch with our emotions, our sensitivities and our inner-selves.

When we are in tune with the natural energetic currents of nature, we can combine our own energy forces so that we have an extra surge, which helps to push us in the right direction.

This blue moon is a powerful one and it is signalling that it is time for us to take control and take the power back from areas of our lives that have been roaming free and taking us down a road that lead to nowhere.

Everything from our past is about to be illuminated and areas that desperately need focusing on will be brought to our attention and during this blue moon, there will be no looking away.

We will meet with certain issues that have been haunting us face-to-face and rather than being fearful, we should see this as an excellent chance for growth and transformation.

We will be seeing ourselves in a new light and this will mean we will question everything around us.

As we acknowledge and take ownership for all that we are being shown, we will also begin to realise that everything that is in our lives is our own responsibility and that other people have their own paths to follow. We cannot blame other people for influencing ours, neither can we try to influence or alter anyone else’s.

As the truth becomes more apparent, we will also start to see behaviours of ours that have fallen out of character with who we are at our core self. We get too caught up in what other people are doing or what we think they should be doing and this not only holds us back, it prevents others from learning their own lessons and discovering what they need to too.

We are all given this one unique life and by bringing in a little more unconditional love and acceptance of others, we can also practice letting go of expectations at the same time.

This is an extremely challenging and testing time as we begin to see ourselves, and others, in a brand new light. However, through seeing things with more clarity, we are also awakened to what it is we truly want from life and also, who and what we want surrounding us.

We are being given a window to look through so that we can revolutionise our lives and in doing so we will see that we have been making excuses for certain people that we are connected to and these particular people have been limiting us from pushing forward and making alterations that have prevented us from shining.

It is not just people that have been holding us back, we have become stuck in a rut in many areas of our lives, and the blue moon’s energy will give us that extra surge to pull ourselves out and shake the dust from the attachments once and for all.

If we take a deep breath and head off on this once in a blue moon journey, we will soon find that the people and situations that do not offer mutual love, support and acceptance will gently drop by the wayside and this will leave an abundance of space for new, interesting and exciting people or opportunities to take their place.

The people who do stay beside us on our paths will be there because they have chosen us, and we have chosen them to walk side-by-side with, and they are not there through convenience, laziness, or because we are afraid to see the truth. These types of people are also “once in a blue moon” connections and, therefore, we should fully appreciate their places in our lives and show gratitude.

This blue moon is our time where we can all take the opportunity to be illuminated as brightly as the moon so that we can be energised, radiate and glow.

We will begin to see that world as quite literally one huge playground of love, fun and adventure and we do not need to remain captured any longer with our wings firmly clipped.

We can start fluttering our wings in preparation for take-off, as if we are willing to take the leap, we will discover that we have the ability to fly high and also to venture out to explore the paths that have been ready and patiently waiting for us.

The only thing that has been stopping us from reaching our goals and dreams is our self!

No more days should be wasted waiting for things to magically change. We are the ones that can create those changes as we have all the magic and creativity within. We just need to believe in ourselves, to be brave and rise like the phoenix from the ashes and we are capable of soaring. We can achieve everything our hearts desire with a little hard work, determination and—more than anything—self-belief.

All we need to do is to listen to our intuition, pay very close attention, hear every word that it is saying to us and with every ounce of strength we can gather we must put everything we have into making these dreams a reality.

We must let go of old stories we tell ourselves about how impossible it is to achieve what it is that our hearts and souls desire. We must break through old patterns and behaviours that have kept us stuck, remaining in the darkness and waiting for someone else to turn on the light.

We have to pull the switch—no one else can do it for us. It is up to us.

Not tomorrow, or the next day. We must take the first small step right now and just place the first foot down and embark on the journey we have been waiting to begin.

Once we do, our passion, determination and the momentum will kick in to carry us along.

This blue moon is the wind beneath our wings that we have long been waiting for.

We just have to close our eyes, sit under the moon glow, listen to our inner selves, make the wish that has been repeating in our minds and the rest, quite simply, will be magic.

Positivity, trusting our intuition and self-belief is key.

We can do this!

A blue moon only occurs approximately every 2.7 years and its energy is 12 times more powerful than a regular full moon. It is a rare phenomenon that should not be missed.

This is a once in a blue moon opportunity with maximum energetic effect that has the capacity to heighten the powerful outcome of anything we ask of it, if our intentions for the outcome are right.

This is one magical and mystical opportunity most definitely worth taking!

“You have no control over how your story begins or ends. But by now, you should know that all things have an ending. Every spark returns to darkness. Every sound returns to silence. Every flower returns to sleep with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable. But yours, is your ultimate art.”  ~ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Bending over Backwards” for your S E L F . . .

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The B E N E F I T S of “bending over backwards” for your S E L F . . .
– Strengthens and lengthens the vertebrae, which increases elasticity, flexibility, and creates the necessary space in the spine to keep young, healthy, and standing tall.
– Strengthens arms, wrists, abdomen, legs, shoulders and chest for smooth, toned muscles.
– Opens up the chest, strengthens and increases lungs capacity.
– Stimulates the nervous system and improves hormone secretions that favor optimal health.
– Removes fat buildup from the oblique area, for a notable slimming effect.
– Energizes both physically and mentally, counteracting stress, depression and anxiety, thanks to stimulation of the thyroid and pituitary glands.
– Ignites all seven of the chakras, for total energetic balance and harmony.
W H E E L  P O S E is a serious heart opener, soothing old wounds and allowing for new opportunities for love. Vulnerability is a prerequisite, but with dedicated practice, it will soon have you shining your heart and light to the world! ❤️✨