Entries by Alison Litchfield

Owl Medicine

Last night an owl sat outside my bedroom on a telephone pole. I went out on the deck and stood with it. After a bit it flew off. Then it came back and I feel asleep to it hooting. In many cultures Owl is a symbol for wisdom. This is because Owl can see that […]

Contentment and Cultivating Presence

We are officially into March. Both of my kids were born this month and I’m always reminded of this time of birth and renewal. Our theme this month of March will be exploring one of the ethical principles of Yoga in the niyamas called santosha which means complete contentment or acceptance. The niyamas are an important […]

Leaving Home and Finding New Ground

I’ve been settling into this new place here on the west coast for two and a half weeks now. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions and feelings and the ride continues.  I have moments where I feel like I’ve gone down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland, not knowing which way is up and […]

Radical Self-Transcendance

In the midst of packing to go on an adventure to the west coast for the winter I am planning my fourteenth annual women’s Solstice practice. We are calling in the Hindu Goddess Chinnamasta, the headless goddess of radical self-transcendance. From the yogic spiritual tradition, the condition of the headless state represents in fact our […]

Through Darkness There is Always Light

As we enter this time of the Winter Solstice, the darkest and longest night of the year, we stand in the midst of so many unprecedented shifts on the earth and particularly within our own country. How we step through this time of the year, MATTERS. It is a powerful time to witness and listen […]

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Radiance Salons

Join us for a taster evening to preview our Costa Rica Retreat, Radiant Union in February 2017. This evening will be an evening of healing and embodiment through various modalities and group processes. In these mini salon sessions Jenny, Ce and I will be offering powerful medicine that supports us on the path of self […]

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Radiance Salons

Join us for a taster evening to preview our Costa Rica Retreat, Radiant Union in February 2017. This evening will be an evening of healing and embodiment through various modalities and group processes. In these mini salon sessions Jenny, Ce and I will be offering powerful medicine that supports us on the path of self […]

When Everything Feels Tense

Today I had one of those days where I felt irritated and short tempered.  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do.  I did my morning meditation.  As I came out I felt into what I needed. I needed to have some alone time in the mountains.  So I created that space with my family […]

The Sun, the Moon and ME

Something that came up for me while I was participating at a retreat in Montana a few weeks ago was how focused I’ve been for so long on healing and empowering my feminine side. One night we were asked to explore the moon energy, the feminine. I sat under the vast Montana sky, gazing at […]