Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Artful Yogis and the Festival of Trees

This gorgeous wreath, hand-felted by our crafty karma yoga community won the People's Choice second prize at Sherwood Park's "Festival of Trees" last weekend!

Not only was it great fun to create (wow, the spinoffs from Raja Yoga Summer Camp are blowing my mind!), but it helped raise money for the Volunteer Information Service!

Thanks to all the "Artful Yogis" who participated, and everyone who attended and voted for our "Heart-felt" creation! 

Also a big thanks to Yoga for Today for sponsoring the wreath and posting the information on their Facebook page!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Inviting Divine Grace

Kalofer Lace

Maybe its all the snow, but I seem to be having a little love affair with lace lately. 

Really!  Curtains, scarves, flowers, garland, gift wrap, bracelets, the list goes on and on.

What does this have to do with yoga, you ask?

Well, the snow has certainly got me longing for some warm weather and a trip to the ashram, that's for sure... 

But all that lace is also reminding me of the beautiful Kolam designs many women in South India create each morning with white stone or rice powder to invite the divine to grace their homes. 

Check out these pretty examples: 

My Kolam for the contest1
Kolam by Nithya of Nits Arts and Crafts

Nits Arts and Crafts

So, I'm curious, how do you invite divine grace into your home?

Friday, 15 November 2013

Sparrow's CD Release Party, Nov. 16th!

Announcing the Release of Sharanam

Sparrow, my dear friend and Bhakti-Sister, is releasing her long awaited Kirtan recording SHARANAM tomorrow, Saturday, November 16th, 2013!

The Edmonton CD release will be held at the McMullen Gallery (room 1G1-8 of the Walter Mackenzie Center) at the U of A Hospital.  This is a gorgeous art gallery right off the main entrance from 112th Street and 85th avenue (8440 112th Street).
      7pm   Doors
      7:30   Music and chanting with Ojima Clarke, Andriko Lowozy and Kim Jorgensen
      8:15   Songs and kirtan from 'Sharanam' with Sparrow and the Sparrow Spirit Band
     10:00  Sound Journey with Kris Elaschuk and Blair Armstrong

Entrance is $25.00 at the door, which includes a copy of the new CD.

Sparrow's two previously released CDs will also be available onsite.

There will be chairs and some floor seating but we welcome you to 'byoc' bring your own cushion as seating will be somewhat limited.

If you are not in Edmonton, CDs and recordings will be available soon through: www.sparrowspirit.com