Coleen’s Blog

Courageous Creating Event

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Coleen's Blog | 0 comments

FRIDAY: SEPTEMBER 30, OCTOBER 14, 28, NOVEMBER 4 * 7-8:30 PM COURAGEOUS CREATING at the HaTha Yoga Room in Amherst A four session Playshop series using proven & effective practices to connect you to what brings you alive. We will explore the beautiful, deep & unexpected connections between yoga, meditation, creativity and imagination. You must be the one to start a creative conversation with your soul and stay committed to continuing that conversation – daily and forever – soul work that will last a lifetime. This is the practice of courageous creating. Contact me...

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True Nature

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Coleen's Blog, Uncategorized | 3 comments

True Nature I am fire. I am power. I am the tap root that nourishes the sacred silence. I stand my ground between mother earth and the deep ocean filled with sparks of light from father sky. I am the space of silence between the sun and the moon. I am the flow.   What practices do you have that support your true nature, your natural source of personal power?   “There is a way between voice and presence where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens With wandering talk it closes”...

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The Conceptual Channel

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Coleen's Blog | 2 comments

The image for this original piece of artwork which I created (6’x8’) came to me during a recent acupuncture session. My body was vibrating intensely. I asked my Naturopathic Dr. for an explanation – she said, “Ah! It is your conceptual channel” – thus the title of the piece. I have recently been reflecting on the relationship between my energy and emotion, and for several years have practiced learning to embrace my emotions as energy. By allowing my emotions to rise to the surface as opposed to supressing them, and allowing my breath to be my conduit, I can exhale the energy from...

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Expansion & Abundance – My Spring Mantra

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Coleen's Blog | 4 comments

Re-awaken from the long quiet season and expand into new energy and new possibilities. Commit to living beyond your current definitions. Inspire yourself and inspire others. Be abundant and connect with an open limitless heart. Release and let go of outdated notions that you are somehow limited. Let go of old stories that no longer serve you. Practice flexing your bravery muscle. Live by example – giving other people permission to be expansive and abundant. Focus on the positive energy in your life. Indulge in pleasure, in joy and the spring song of the birds. Create space, create art,...

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Invitation to Full Body Chakra Experience Playshop

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Coleen's Blog | 1 comment

I invite you to join me for the Full Body Chakra Experience Playshop, on April 26 at the Fall River Yoga Centre. You will have the space and quiet to tune into your own unique energy. You will discover how to heighten your natural rhythm and flow, empowering you to manifest the work you wish to do in the world. You will  experience a creative transformation in the life size embodiment of your Chakra energy, making the invisible, visible.  At the end of this creative day of play and visual meaning making, you will take home your own personal life size image.   All welcome and all...

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What is Calling You Now? – Upcoming Playshop in Fall River NS

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Coleen's Blog | 0 comments

We invite you to join us on February 22 from 1:30-3:30  in creative expression through stream of consciousness writing, visual meaning making™, restorative yoga and meditation to explore and contemplate what is calling you now at this point in your life as you journey forward on your path, as you walk your dharma. Through meditative stillness in restorative postures you will have space to listen inwardly beneath the obvious answers – to lay the foundation for living by mindful intention rather than habit. By the end of the afternoon you will feel more connected to your own intuitive...

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Shake it up – Be a Really Great Leader of your Own Life

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Coleen's Blog | 3 comments

I just completed the 2014 Leadership Coaching Summit with Coaches Rising www.coachesrising.com and, what has stood out most for me is that each of us is responsible (whatever our profession or calling) to be the proactive Leader inside our own lives. For me, all of the teachings, models and practices boil down to one essential ingredient – there is no secret recipe. Each of us is in charge of creating who we are, and intentionally or not, where we spend our energy and focus is what we become. We can however, from a place of intention and mindfulness, courageously and consciously choose...

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THE BIG EXPERIMENT

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Coleen's Blog | 2 comments

I have been meditating on this theme of experimentation lately, and have come to the uncomfortable conclusion that there is no comfortable way to experiment – so these are my musings and perhaps they may speak to you… Dare to: Experiment Fail Be bold Succeed Look foolish… be brilliant, be your authentic self… Live your deep life Answer the calling of your soul Speak the truth in your heart Step up…step out Take a chance Try again… and again… and again if necessary Be brave Be courageous Step back if you need to Sit in silence…hear/feel/sense your intuition Trust in the...

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“The Dream Thing”

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Coleen's Blog | 2 comments

“The Dream Thing”  I am sitting in the center of my own life, firmly rooted in what grounds me, knowing what ignites my passion, knowing what a ‘successful’ life is – more pleasure, more ease – being in flow. I am engaging in multiple endeavours collectively – focusing on what nurtures and feeds my deep soul.  Am I always in this place? – No – but now know, when I am out of sync, and consciously return to the practices that guide me back. I am reading Thomas Moore’s new book, A Religion of One’s Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular...

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MY SPRING MANDALA

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Coleen's Blog | 5 comments

It has been a long winter (and still continues) even though it is the middle of March in Nova Scotia. I felt compelled to create this mandala to conjure up my own internal spring.  Pema enlightens us, “Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear, and think forms the mandala of our life…we don’t get to choose what or who shows up in it…everything that shows up in your mandala is a vehicle for your awakening…” I am practicing, standing in the center of my...

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