We forgive others for our own health more than anything. We are all human, we all make mistakes. We forgive others and in turn learn to also forgive ourselves.

Here is a great article on the subject:

https://upliftconnect.com/hawaiian-practice-of-forgiveness/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=prince-ea&fbclid=IwAR3lvxFRECXOzomhnvQ9tziZ_9gF1eeCiuW16XLD3er2wJOQWlqIr6PMhfc

SatNamNamaste x

I’m a true believer that we meet everyone for some reason. Everyone crosses our path to teach us something. I’d like to wish you all a great Holiday Season and may 2019 bring us all more peace, love, strength and joy.

Here is a poem I’d like to share with all of you. In some way shape or form all of you have taught me something and I’d like to take this opportunity to Thank You all
Wishing you and your loved ones Happy Holidays and may each year bring us all more peace, love, strength and joy
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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’re 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 whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jalaluddin Rumi xx

The Journey back to the Heart is CRUCIAL in the Golden Era. As we continue to live from a space of authenticity, vulnerability and compassion, being able to lead with our hearts allows us to not only recognise the other person as ourselves, but also, it helps elevate and heal the collective consciousness on the planet. It’s a journey to the heart. We must be willing to do the work to heal and transmute our trauma, limiting beliefs, and the stories we’ve been telling ourselves that have kept us playing small.

Anahata, the Heart Chakra is developed between the ages of 22-28. There’s no accident that most of our 20s we are doing the true work of self-discovery. Allowing ourselves to heal the lower triangle that was developed before we turn 21, we find ourselves loving our inner child, seeing what’s happening with our perspective about ourselves and the world at large.

Passion and Compassion come from the heart. Ruled by the planet Jupiter, we are able to expand ourselves as we are able to see the connection amongst all where there is no place where I end and you begin. We are all in this together and as we live from our heart centres, we are able to infuse the world with the love it’s been waiting for.

Healing the lower triangle allows us the capacity to come from a space of being grounded and able to connect our physical 3D reality to our 5D collective consciousness that’s unified with love. The upper triangle represents the throat, third eye, and the crown, AKA our Spiritual body. The heart is the centre piece that allows the balance of the physical body and the spiritual body, which allows us to expand our minds, keeping our feet on the ground and our head in the stars. – Modern Mystic, Kundalini Yoga

MBY will be collaborating with Ahmed Elaasar Yoga who guides vinyasa & YIN yoga classes in Los Angeles. We both met at a Landmark course in LA while working through some deep inner issues and are now planning to collaborate our creative heart forces to share our lessons with you.

Dates: February 15 – 17th

Location: Dreams by Hamlet, Ghasri / Gozo

Investment:

Private room for 1 = 600 euros
Sharing a room for 2 = 400 euros

What’s Included:

* 2 nights accommodation in a 5 star Farmhouse with jacuzzi and ping pong table :)) onsite sauna, heated floors, tranquil country views & more (check out the link above to see this amazing property)
* Private Ensuite bathrooms
* Vegetarian Welcome Dinner & Meditation
* 3 x KriyaAsana, Vinyasa & Yin classes all 1.5hrs long
(KriyaAsana by MBY, Vinyasa & Yin by Ahmed)
* All meals are included and will be vegetarian – sourced with local fresh produce
* 1 personal Kriya to practice for 40 days and mentoring by MBY
* 1 group hike

Not Included:

* Transport
* Ferry tickets
* Massages (but I can organise a therapist to come to our retreat home if you make a request by Feb 1st)

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For dietary restrictions please inform us asap
All levels are welcome
Full payment secures your spot. Please private message Michelle Bartolo Yoga for payments
Space is limited to 10 participants

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO WIFI ON IN OUR RETREAT HOME AS WE WILL BE PRACTICING PRESENCE. If you are insistent on using your personal data then we will restrict you to do that in your bedroom only as we really invite you all to do a digital detox for just a couple days and see how it feels…

About Ahmed:

Ahmed developed his love and passion for yoga while on a ‘reconnecting-with-his-roots’ trip to Cairo a number of years ago. It was the strong physical practice that first attracted him to yoga but amidst the noise and chaos of Cairo he fell in love with yoga as each guiding breath helped centre him and calm his mind.

He had tried yoga a few times before but it didn’t seem to fit into his active lifestyle; yet this very lifestyle resulted in some nagging injuries and he quickly discovered that his yoga practice doubled as physical therapy, aiding his recoveries. The flexibility and strength gains also helped reduce future injuries as he worked sports back into his daily life in Los Angeles.

Ahmed is an E-RYT-200 certified yoga teacher having completed his 200-hour Holistic Yoga Flow training and an additional 80 hours of advanced yoga training whilst his passion for yin yoga led him to complete 140 hour of yin training, 100 of which were completed with one of the pioneers of this style, Paul Grilley.

http://www.ahmedelaasaryoga.com/

About MBY (Michelle Bartolo Yoga):

Michelle is Maltese/Canadian and has lived in Toronto, Ireland, Malta, Morocco & LA and is currently residing in Gozo. She certified 14 years ago in an ashram in India with a 500 hr certification in Transformational Yoga by Yoga Alliance International.

She has been guiding yoga classes, retreats and privates for 14 years. In the past 7 years she has added Kundalini to her Asana practice. She has supported refugee women through the Red Cross in Malta guiding them through healing yoga sessions. In Morocco she taught a group of homeless children and loves the dynamic healing that happens through the practices. MBY is currently guiding 200 hr YTT’s under her own hood of MBY KriyaAsana trainings. She is inspired by the deep healing these practices provided for her own traumas and how the students who are drawn to her suffer from similar traumas. She is continuously awed by the incredible beings who are willing to do this work and to witness the transformations, she loves to travel and be open to the fluid flow of life.

We will Resolve to Evolve our heart spaces in a safe space of sharing, releasing & connecting.

We are both so looking forward to this collaboration and sharing our practices with you all

SatNamNamaste x

MALTA

I’ll be back on the big rock Monday December 17th to teach another KriyaAsana Class

We will be working through a kriya set for Prosperity to set us up for an abundant 2019 followed by a Vinyasa Flow sequence to open us up to all that is prosperous.

We will close off the class with a 30 min guided meditation & chanting and then have a surprise LIVE music set from 20.30 – 21.00

Date: Monday December 17th
Time: 19.00 – 21.00 ( live music from 20.30 – 21.00 )
Location: 54 Cathedral Street, Lily Agius Gallery / Sliema
Investment: 15 euros

No booking required, just drop in 😉
All levels welcome

Bring something warm for meditation and if you have your own mat please bring that too 🙂 as mats are limited

Wealth means character, characteristics, straightforwardness, honesty, courage—these are all values. This is all called wealth. We gather together money with the idea that what we cannot get otherwise, we will buy. But you cannot buy courage; you cannot buy character. – Yogi Bhajan

SatNamNamaste

Give the gift of inner connection to a loved one this Christmas

75 min sessions for 60 euros
Time & place arranged privately

Valid for 6 months from date of purchase

SatNamNamaste

MBY and Celine Cervi have pulled together their collaborative kriya/asana forces to bring you an end of the year Protection & Projection of the Heart Workshop through detoxing kriyas and heart opening asanas.

Celine will be leading a kriya set which will detoxify our minds & bodies.

We continuously detoxify throughout life. We process food, thoughts, and all forms of energy. When that flow is continuous and clear, we are steady and flexible. The trouble is that we accumulate more than we process. We become weighted down under the ash of metabolism and the remnants of old emotions. – 3HO

MBY will then be leading you through a kriya set for manifestation. Do you have a vision of your future? The future of the world? It’s one big thing to get clear about your goals and your mission in this life. Then what? How do we stay focused and make it happen?

The Agni Tattva is the Fire Element. It is the fire of the Kundalini energy. It gives us the strength of commitment, discipline, will-power, and the ability to carry out our intentions. The Third Chakra is dominated by the Agni Tattva. It is associated with the archetype of the spiritual warrior: one who is able to know one’s mission and to act consistently in higher consciousness to complete it. – 3H0

MBY will then lead you through a sequence of heart opening asanas. An open heart radiates 9 feet around you creating your auric field which is your protection field.

Celine will then close off our workshop with a Protection & Projection Mediation from the Heart .This meditation gives you an enchanting, magnetic personality and many unexpected friends 🙂 This mediation surrounds the magnetic field with protective light.

Celine will also offer a group Reiki healing after the meditation.

We will systematically move the energy of the body and mind to leave you feeling light and vitalised.

Date: Sunday December 30th
Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Location: 54 Cathedral Street Sliema / Lily Agius Gallery
Investment: 50 euros

*Full payment secures your spot
*Space is limited to 15 people.
*Payment can be made directly into MBY’s BOV account

Details:
Michelle Bartolo
BOV
IBAN & Account #: MT 02VALL220130000000 16606250015

About your Guides

Celine Cervi:

Céline is French and has lived in Brussels, New York, Malta, Manila and now Ankara. She has worked for the United Nations, the EU and several non-governmental organisations. She is currently supporting Syrian women refugees in accessing the psycho-sociological support they need as they slowly rebuild their lives in Turkey.

Céline is a peace-seeker, knowing all too well that Peace starts within. She discovered Kundalini yoga in the Philippines after the birth of her third boy. She is now a certified 3H0 teacher. She is also a Reiki Master who writes poetry. She is inspired by the books she reads, the healers she meets, the beauty of the corners of the world her feet have been blessed to walk and yoga on, and all the courageous women she calls her sisters

Michelle Bartolo – MBY:

Michelle is Maltese/Canadian and has lived in Toronto, Ireland, Malta, Morocco & LA and is currently residing in Gozo. She certified 14 years ago in an ashram in India with a 500 hr certification in Transformational Yoga by Yoga Alliance International.

She has been guiding yoga classes, retreats and privates for 14 years. In the past 7 years she has added Kundalini to her Asana practice. She has supported refugee women through the Red Cross in Malta guiding them through healing yoga sessions. In Morocco she taught a group of homeless children and loves the dynamic healing that happens through the practices. MBY is currently guiding 200 hr YTT’s under her own hood of MBY KriyaAsana trainings. She is inspired by the deep healing these practices provided for her own traumas and how the students who are drawn to her suffer from similar traumas. She is continuously awed by the incredible beings who are willing to do this work and to witness the transformations, she loves to travel and be open to the fluid flow of life.

SatNamNamaste

An article on Fear for Human Shift Magazine: Kate Shela
With love,

My name is Kate Shela, a Londoner living in LA. I come from an Eastern European immigrant working class lineage, straight from hip and hilarious survivors. I am a movement architect and shamanic practitioner. I guide people through workshops designed to pass on the knowledge I’ve gathered, to help people become more comfortable in their human suits.

Every class I teach, I’m scared in anticipation. Over 20 years of this shit and it’s still the same! That fear is lightning, not something you wield, but something you receive. The more terrified I am, the more powerful the bolt I conduct. Once the first song starts, the first step of the first dance, the fear is gone. I become present. All my attention is on the dancers. I enter my passion, my purpose. There’s no room for fear.

Fear is my signpost, my signal – we are heading towards depth.

Fear is the Great Awakener. Fear is a companion. It keeps knocking at our door to keep us on our toes, to remind us to pay attention, to take action, to breathe deeper, to get the fuck out of a shady situation, to sniff out what needs to be revealed.

For much of my life I didn’t pay attention to the fear. I judged it, without even noticing. I held my breath waiting for the axe to fall. I tried to ignore it, because it felt like my native territory. I was too close to see it. I was numb to it. I thought it was part of my identity. I could only move through it when I realized the fear was separate from me – what I feel is not who I am. My fearful self was the person I judged the most. Now it’s become an ally. It flags up a disowned part of myself. If I can integrate it, the blindfold slips off. Yes, fear is a part of my identity, but I get to choose how big a part.

Scary lives inches from exciting, frightening a hair’s breadth from delicious, their edges lined with healthy boundaries. Fear is a chance to leap into a new perspective. We get to update ourselves. With the right support systems, fear can be a catalyst into sustainable change. Most of our self-talk is negative and it’s rooted in fear. Owning that fear can transform it.

I try to treat myself how I would treat my best friends. And I adore my best friends. It’s obvious stuff, which has taken a while to learn. The way I love others is really the way I love myself and that has been a gorgeous realization. This concept that we cannot love others if we don’t love ourselves can be looked at the other way round: the way we love others is the deep underlying way we can love ourselves. Depending on my day, fear can both hinder and motivate me. I might luxuriate in the terror space to honor my vulnerable victim, then feel the upswing of moving through it, knowing this is just one aspect of me, not the orchestra of my story.

What I fear the most is having too much meat on the bone. I have fears of being too bright, too big. I am a wild stallion with a deer heart. It’s the dance of polarities and the fear of not being accepted for my unique ingredients of power and vulnerability.

My fear wants to be brave. It wants to grow and be challenged so strength can emerge. It wants to have a good time! Fear is a journey of comforting discomfort. It’s the sand that works its way under our shell to create the lustrous pearl.

Taking LA as an example: it took me a long time to take root in this place. I’d lived here in the 1990’s – my twenties – but that was a different time. I was a wardrobe stylist, younger, single. Moving here again in 2007 with my family was way out of my comfort zone, even though it was my choice. I had no friends, no work or extended family. LA felt like a new secret city. Unlike London or Paris or New York, I needed a personal introduction to all its wonders.

The people were the keys. The city’s architecture won’t allow you to just stumble into its magic. You can’t push here. This city is an elusive creature. Being a stranger within it is a strange feeling. It uproots the transplants, shakes us up and shapes us in new ways. It’s not a comfortable experience. It takes time to forge meaningful relationships. Eleven years later, I have a basket of friendship and a container of work that supports me. Now, I can feel my place within the whole.

Malta Yogi’s

Hope you can join me on Monday December 10th for a class focused on enlivening our energy for the season ahead and releasing what we’d like to leave behind in 2018, entering 2019 with more clarity, peace & strength.

Date: Monday December 10th
Time: 19.00 – 20.30
Location: 54 Cathedral Street/Sliema @ Lily Agius Gallery
Investment: 15 euros.

Please bring your own mat if you have one
No need to book, drop in class
All levels welcome

Yogi Bhajan refers to GOD as a way of principles which we all have

The G is the guiding principle
The O is the organising principle
The D is the destroying principle

See God in All, the Universe in all, whatever language you use we tune into realising that all we need is within us.

SatNamNamaste x

Mawk Phoenix is a Swiss-born, LA-based music creator and avid world-traveler. He creates a unique blend of acoustic guitars and lush, tribal electronic beats and textures he calls Acoustica.
The former producer of hits for artists like Celine Dion, Enya, Peter Gabriel, Nelly Furtado and many more has left the commercial realm to create a very introspective and authentic collection of songs about transformation.

We would like to invite you all to join us on this special evening sharing Mawk’s journey through life, love and transition.

The event is DONATION based and Mawk will also have his most recently released CD for sale. The concert is also BYOB.

Date: Saturday December 8th
Time: 8pm (music starts at 9pm)
Location: 43 Triq ir Rahhala / Manikata @ Lexi Samut Tagliaferro’s                                                                                                 Farmhouse (private residence)

Here are some links to Mawk’s music:

Here is Marc Dolds producer site:
http://marcdold.com/

Here is Mawk Phoenix, Singer/Songwriters site:
http://mawkphoenix.com/

Listen on YouTube & Soundcloud:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vj2cvW7Euko

https://m.soundcloud.com/mawk-phoenix

Mawk Phoenix on FB & Instagram

This is the Sound…..

The fear is real, right?

As it should be as we are human and it’s a natural way of feeling.

Here’s a practice I’d like to share with y’all to bring you in your power with fear, instead of it powering you.

Sit with your eyes closed and take a few deep long breaths

Then think of your biggest fear. Notice how your body feels as soon as you take your mind towards it. Notice where in your body you feel it the most.

Keep them breaths deep, long & equal.

Sit and listen to it, just observe what it creates within you.

Then, think of how you plan to work with the fear. Placing yourself back in the drivers seat where fear no longer controls you, but you control it.

Now notice how that starts to feel in your body.

Breaths are still long deep & equal directed to where you felt the fear the most.

Next, visualise yourself living your life with that fear no longer immobilising you. You are back in power. Visualise your life without the fear and notice how that feels.

Stay there a good while creating a very detailed landscape of your life in control of your fear and give this practice a go everyday until the voice of your fear has less and less impact on your inner world.

Just Listen.

Kriya for Fear:

Sit with both arms outstretched in front of you at shoulder height.

Make a fist with your thumbs on the inside. Your thumb should press on the base of your pinky finger.

Turn your right wrist to the left & your left wrist to the right.

Both fists will be turning in towards one another.

Take your gaze to the tip of your nose and keep breathing

Do this for 1-3min

40 days straight will give you the best results

 

Send that fear flying 🙂

SatNamNamaste