YoginiMuse
40 Sebastopol, United States
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My self-summary
I'm an earth-lovin mamma of a two-year old boy, living in Sebastopol and spending occasional weekends with my folks in San Rafael.

Physically, I am an active natural girl. Lover of good healthy foods, yoga, dance, massage, time in nature. I'd love an excuse to dust off my roadbike and see this beautiful part of the world in the open air.

Intellectually, I am curious, bright, a lover of conversation and thought-provoking and meme-shifting media. Academically, I am a teaching credentialed Stanford alumna.

Emotionally, I take to truth-telling naturally. I'm even-keeled. I forgive easily. For the most part I've learned to nip depressive thinking in the bud with an attitude of gratitude.

Creatively, I am an artist of life. I dress and adorn myself with flair. I handmake birthday cards for friends. I am photo-documenting my son's life and making scrapbooks to integrate lots of precious memories.

Spiritually I'm a Buddhist Yogini Witch. Multiple long retreats (including a month-long silent retreat and an 18-month Yoga and Mindfulness intensive thru Spirit Rock) have helped me learn the importance and quiet joy of mindfulness. Yoga keeps me in right relationship with my body.

I feel spirit is imminent in Nature. I celebrate the passing of time through the seasons. I create sacred space through honoring the elements of earth, water, fire and air.

I am not what one would think of when one hears the term "single mom." My retired land-mate and farmer friend is an amazing ally and eager co-parent... down to the nitty-gritty of co-creating meals and diaper-changing. The land where I live is a permaculture paradise, and this babe of mine has been, and will continue to be, building his brawn from home-grown organic fruits & veges. The genetic father is a peaceful and wise friend who lives in Marin with whom there is abiding fondness and no drama. He takes care of my son on the weekends. My mom and dad -- enthusiastic grandparents -- live nearby. An intentional community I co-founded nearly 7 years ago is just down the road. I am grateful I have loving and consistent help with childcare, affording me some downtime for myself as well as time to nurture connections with dear ones.

I'm looking for someone who can see the beauty and wholesomeness in the unconventional life I have crafted and be willing to bring his own Self -- passions and history and dreams -- to the mix. I want to create connections
fostering health and vitality for self, families, the local land, and the planet...
co-creating rhythms of celebration in synch with the seasons...
sharing healing bodywork and practicing yoga and meditation...
regularly making ecstatic love and music and dance together...
helping build a culture of peace and wisdom and wellness
in harmony with Nature...

Care to join me...?
I joyfully anticipate cross-pollinating and sharing our respective families/communities, passionate pursuits, and ways-of-loving-Life!
What I’m doing with my life
Takin' care of my little-and-ever-growing guy, seeing my private yoga and bodywork clients in my home studio, going to yoga classes myself about four times a week, going for my daily walk in neighboring vineyard, contacting lawmakers about some pressing legislation (most of my activism energy these past few months has gone into Feelin the Bern!), going to Center for Spiritual Living each Sunday, celebrating the seasons with my Women's Group and wider community...
I’m really good at
being present with and enJOYing my baby boy...being Kind as my natural "default"... listening with empathy... seeing the best in people...laughing so hard I cry....speaking my truth (once I'm clear what it is!) and articulating through the written word... giving massage that really meets someone right there in the moment... holding space for yoga classes that cultivate the art of mindfulness…
The first things people usually notice about me
Now that I'm a mamma, people notice my little sidekick first, and his smile is contagious. As for me, people say I also have a radiant smile. My auburn hair can look ablaze in the sunlight. I'm often wearing a hat of some sort, for warmth, sun protection, and (hopefully) style!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These books have shaped who I am:
Nathalie Goldbarg's Writing Down the Bones and Julie Cameron's Artist's Way inspired a self-reflective practice of journalling.
...Riveted by the apocolyptic and ultimately hopeful thriller, The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk.
Ken Carey's channelled The Third Millenium gave me a deep trust in the power and loving wisdom of Nature/ Evolution, and thus enthusiasm for where we are most likey heading...
Journey of Souls opened my heart to the poignancy of soul-connections and karmic bonds.
Dear Lover by David Deida helped me deepen into my feminity...

Hmm, there's so much to say about favorite music and movies. Maybe let's talk in person about these if we're so inclined…

As for food, I'm definitely an omnivorous Foodie. I go out of my way to eat organically. Not only does it support the vision of agriculture that I think will sustain life on this planet, but it's the only way to assure I'm avoiding eating GMO's, which my research leads me to believe are more toxic than many realize.
The six things I could never do without
fresh air, pure water, real non-GMO food, sunshine, love sweet love, hmm... I'd drive back quite a ways if I forgot my iPhone!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... how to prepare myself practically and spiritually for the Great Transition of our civilization... hopefully towards a culture of care... and how I can be effective in helping it get there!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix has occupied many a-night since being a mom. I have some great films to recommend! Now I have some more flexibility especially on weekends and have been enjoying taking in live music, going to community dances, and music and merry-making at local friends' houseparties.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I generally feel more inclined to be vulnerable eye-to-eye or at least voice-to-voice. I welcome your curiosity.

Since that is a bit of a cop out, I can also add that I love to sing in my car pretty loudly & even though I know I'm often a bit out of tune, I do so with gusto anyway. Sometimes,
I make up bad rhymes!
You should message me if
... you feel the magical glow of potential chemistry.
... ideally, you live near Sebastopol or San Rafael or would be willing to come visit me there-ish, on weekends especially
... you won't take it personally if I don't respond to your message -- my apologies in advance for not replying if I don't sense we're a match.
I wish us all well on the path...!
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