Bliss With An Edge

Deborah Jaishree will make you shine, smile, sing and set an intention. And she will also play at your wedding. Her voice, spiritual guidance and yoga practice is unique, she shares sweetness with a vibrant and artful edge. Yesterday we played on the grounds of Castle Island, Boston MA, camera in hand…

Jaishree and Clarence Wedding Band

Blissfully edgy wedding band. Jaishree and Clarence will rock your Day.

Jaishree Yog, Boston MA

Sweet practice of bliss with Jaishree Yoga.

Jaishree spent 13 years as a professional actress in New York City and Los Angeles. Weaved into this exciting, demanding, and ultimately debilitating lifestyle, she often heard her authentic inner voice cry out ‘yoga saves me, yoga saves me‘- and it did! She left the world of dramatic play and found the bliss of healthy play and yoga service in Boston, MA. Her practice and programs now reflect her diverse experience by creating balance and abundance out of tremendous contrast.

Deoborah Jaishree Yoga Boston MA

Jaishree Yoga practice is strong with physical and spiritual energy.

Deborah Jaishree is a Bhakti Yogi, an aspiring Vaisnava, who serves under the guidance of her beloved Spiritual Master his Grace Nitya Lila Om Vishnupad Astottara Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaja. Bhakti Yoga is is the practice and service of divine love.

Jaishree and Clarence playing Moya Drums

Music heals, inspires and moves you. Clarence plays the MOYO Drums at Castle Island, Boston MA.

MOYO Drums Jaishree Yoga

Flow to the rhythms of the MOYO Drum

Jaishree Yoga and Moyo Drums Art

Space and form. {Castle Island, Boston MA}

Jaishree Yoga Boston MA

Rocking yoga spirit. Jaishree at Castle Island, Boston MA

Castle Island, Boston MA

ODYSSEY {Castle Island, Boston MA}

A day to remember, cold with a raw ocean breeze full of passion, love and inspiration. We walked away as the rain started…timing is everything. Namaste.

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Shom Thoughts

Always wanted to go to a yoga retreat. After the New Year I went to my hot yoga class and the instructor, Deborah Jaishree Spielman, announced a weekend retreat with YhomYoga in Chester, CT. I am thinking it’s perfect / local, not too long (in case I don’t make it…) and it supports my New Year resolution, “invest less in retail and much more in experience…”! She also recommended the movie, Avatar, which I went to see the next day and loved it. The Avatar message and Deb’s practice sold my yoga experience!

So there I was two weeks ago in Chester, CT with seventeen strangers sharing, seeing, chanting, dancing, tasting and feeling the Prem. The weekend was amazing, full of intense energy, wonders and feeling closer…Here are a few thoughts, after one of the meditations lights were out and I just wrote:

“Happy. I am here. Pictures. People. Beautiful energy. Anxious to open up to the Universe. I can feel, move with the sound, it is vibrating my soul. I can see, feel, tears of happy. The mood, light, food / engaging all senses. Love the flowers. Deb is so alive, present, inspiring. Her eyes radiate. Everybody feeds of her presence and spirit. It is refreshing to be a part of this. Her voice reaches deep, words make you explore the moment. It’s been a beautiful journey of discovery.”

Smiling out loud after getting lost in the trance with DJ Mantra / Wearing kai and gipsy

Acro Yoga with Dazza Greenwood and Deborah Jaishree Spielman

Check out the YhomYoga Prem Retreat 2010 picture gallery.

Bhavvv Friends:
Deborah Jaishree Spielman / www.yhomyoga.com
Dazza Greenwood / http://www.livestream.com/newcalifornian
DJ Mantra / http://www.djmantraji.com
Tom Lena / http://www.tomlenamusic.com

Exploring…

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi

The Guest House, Chester CT

Heading to my first yoga retreat weekend organized by YhomYoga happening at The Guest House. Curious and excited to explore the yoga world closer…

Drums Alive Kai and Gipsy Style

People walk by and stop. They stare through the window, hear the drum beats and watch us go nuts! I am sure they wish they had sticks and a ball! Drums Alive rocks and makes you feel like a rock star…It is an hour of 100% natural high!

Christine O’Neil wearing kai and gipsy Dance Tank / via MilfordDailyNews.com

Drums Alive was introduced to the Franklin YMCA by Christine O’Neil aka KaiSpice in kai and gipsy world. Kai means ocean in Hawaiian / in Burmese, Kai means strong, or unbreakable / in Yoruba, a Nigerian language, Kai means love…when you meet KaiSpice you will sense her spirit and almost taste the spice. She is an inspiration, an amazing woman with a brilliant voice, passion and charisma that will intoxicate you.

Vika & ~e wearing kai and gipsy Embrace and Dance Designs / via MilfordDailyNews.com

Outside her gift for fitness, KaiSpice travels the kai and gipsy road. It started with a vision, a camera, a hike in the VT woods and two shadows dreaming their dreams…kaiSpice is a kai and gipsy chica, an extraordinary woman, a dancing shadow friend, and a believer in the kai and gipsy magic.

Dance to the rhythm of your life / kai and gipsy 2009

Drum with kai and gipsy at the Franklin YMCA and check out kai and gipsy Urban Wear / Be more than ordinary.

kai and gipsy wear has an urban sexy fit making each t-shirt versatile and a favorite in your closet. You can trek the city in your kai and gipsy wear and dress it up for an evening out. Wear your t-shirts at your favorite lounge or yoga class, with jeans, skirt and boots, accessorize it with a scarf and leather.

kai and gipsy is meant to travel, put on your urban wear and see where the road takes you…

Kaispeaks: Umami/The 5th Dimension

The new buzz word / so much so that I hesitate to use it / the 5th taste / the dimension that brings all others together in a euphoric moment of experience / I have had many of these moments / however they do not always happen with my palate / it has found its way into my very existence / transcending time / nothing before / nothing after / the simple truth of IS/ the perfect blend of everything /where all is understood and nothing needs explaining.

I had my first moment many years ago in NYC / I was walking along  W 72nd street /  it was a beautiful summer day / I had an amazingly simple experience in Central Park / and all of a sudden / I existed / yet differently / I was in my skin / but had no limitations / I literally became absorbed in the essence of the moment / I smelled flowers I could not see and heard leaves rustling three blocks away / CPW and 72nd Street / it took my breath away / but I could breathe / grace, harmony & peace intersecting at Umami Junction.

VT-fire

kai & gipsy fireside / Mt. Tabor, VT 2008

I have had many more experiences since then / some just as dramatic / some not / but every one as powerful / sitting on a log on a cold mountain night with Gipsy, my brilliant & gifted  friend / fire crackling and nose running / the smell of wood smoke, intoxicating and mesmerizing as it climbed its invisible ladder upward / dancing / to meet the stars that literally made the sky shimmer / or sitting on top of Celebration Rock / which is / in my book / Heaven on Earth / or when I dance / defying gravity and all its laws and expectations / putting the perfect piece of sushi in my mouth / allowing Umami to take over and combine the flavors, the atmosphere, the company and the celebration of creativity and friendship.

VT-morning

Embrace each morning’s mystery

Umami / all that is ordinary and expected give way to extraordinary and surprising / resting in a perfect state of complete surrender;  to all that was, is and ever will be / all these things lending their own exquisite voice to the harmonious sound that defies human understanding / transcending to a place that simply cannot be described / only experienced / share your umami moments with me / kai