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.

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

Riding The Vinyasa Wave

mandala

Everytime I make time to treat myself to hot yoga I walk out a new person, mind and body. One hour and a half of soul awareness, complete mind detox and empowerment. Today we learned how to surf the vinyasa wave. Through the flow of movement and rotating in a circle you complete a Mandala. The moves remind me of taking the perfect turns while snowboarding, barely touching the snow. The weight of your body and shift in gravity turn you and the board is your only connection to the ground. The vinyasa wave is powerful, intense yet liberating as you open your heart and sink your feet into the ground.

Mandala (Sanskrit maṇḍala “essence” + “having” or “containing”, also translates as “circle-circumference” or “completion”, both derived from the Tibetan term dkyil khor) is a concentric diagram having spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism. The term is of Hindu origin and appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in other Indian religions, particularly Buddhism. In the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism, mandalas have been developed into sandpainting.

esther on madison mt.

Esther Hogan practicing on Madison Mt.

Introduced to hot yoga a few years ago, I tried Bikram a few times but didn’t fall in love. Decided to give it one more try because of my friend Esther. We both are a little crazy about the buzz of challenging exercise so I knew her recommendation was real. I let her drag me one very early morning (so not an early riser…) to USMMA in Belligham, MA. This was by far the best I’ve tried but to this day I am still trying to make the commitment. The practice is Power Vinyasa, a dynamic combination of strength, sweat and spirituality. It detoxifies, heals and electrifies. This accessible, challenging and flowing form of yoga will lead you to a state of transformation. It will sculpt, tone and hone the muscles of you body and your mind.

And yes! the instructor, Deb, rocks! Her teaching is an inspiration and her story is a transformation. She founded Yhom Yoga and believes in living what she experiences as “Abundant Survival & Manifesting Our Highest Intentional Dreams as Reality”. Click here to meet Deb.