January 2015
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Suzanne Sterling - Blue Fire Soul

Blue Fire Soul is now available at iTunes and
Blue Fire Soul by Suzanne Sterling and Christoper K is electronic kirtan music for yoga, dance and 
celebration!
Suzanne has created a chant CD in English featuring songs she has written over her teaching at intensives and workshops. 

Available only through her website. 

Order Wings TODAY! 

PLUS: New Music for YOGA

New yoga music CD with long time collaborator and producer Chris K. Chakra Flow is a companion CD to Seane Corn's newest DVD series. 
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I always knew I would end up here

the clearing in the woods
the decision point
where so much pain leads me to surrender to something
much larger than myself, my ego or my mind
there is nothing outside me that will make me feel better
there is only this upwelling
the sword of Spirit 
the hand of the Holy One.
my allies standing sentry
cheering me on as I stumble into the open 
scratched, bloody, thirsty but still alive
Deep self meets me here
she wears a red dress
I stare into her eyes and remember
who I really am and what I have to offer
a wild, wise woman with superhero strengths
a lonely wounded child angry and powerful
a thousand year old crone seeing speaking truth
and a liquid laughing creature 
who sings in the woods for her own enjoyment 

 

 

 

Greetings and Happy (Gregorian) New Year,

 

After and beautiful and intense holiday I am ready to start the new year with a sense of letting go of some old deep patterns and a tender surrender to the unknown.  As I drop into the wisdom of my years, I call on all my Allies to hold me to the fire of trust. Trust in the greater picture that I cannot see and trust in the lessons as they arise.  

 

The collective shadow is very strong right now...visceral in the ways that our individual shadows are rising up in order to be felt and consciously released.  The possibility of living in liberation is also stronger than ever and my promise for this year is to share my vulnerability and my strength...my own pathways, breakthroughs and open hearted poetry.  It used to frighten me to do so...but now I see that the revealing of my imperfect self gives permission for a conversation about true growth and evolution.  And so I hold myself and all of us in the haunting song of the soul...may we turn each other away from judgement and toward clarity with fierce forgiveness!

 

This month I am in La Jolla and LA teaching and recording some new material.  At the end of the month I travel to New Zealand and Australia for two Wanderlust Festivals (lots of classes and a Voice of Change Speakeasy), two OTM NZ/AUS Intensive workshops (co-taught with Kerri Kelly) and some other workshops as well. I am very excited to be returning to Australia after 10 years.  I have a deep fondness for the people as well as a fascination with the tradition of songlines. I hope to find time to drop deep into the medicine of the magic that lives in the land there.  After my return, I will be participating in the MUSE Conference in Bend Oregon...facilitating a movement of girls and women rising up into full vocal power and freedom!

 

  Fluid Frame


 
Voice of Change

INITIAL ONLINE TRAINING LAUNCHED!

 

DATES:  May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 10 

Wednesdays 3-4:30 PST  

 

Voice of Change is an Initiative and Training Program encompassing all that I offer and stand for;  healing the deep seated patterns that keep us silent and uncovering the soul of expression that lives in each of us.  Then becoming an effective agent of change by embodying truth as our message, our medicine and our direct action.  Please visit the OTM website to register.  Enrollment fees are sliding scale. Register now!!  

 

OTM

My work with Off The Mat Into the World continues with 4 trainings next year. Check out our brand new website full of wonderful blogs info and our team of new leaders.  This is an exciting moment for us as we evolve into a training institute focused on empowerment and social justice!  

 

As Director of OTM's Global Seva Challenge I am also very excited to be leading the 2015 Seva Challenge trip to Kenya.  This trip (jointly hosted with our partner The Village Experience) we will be working with two incredible organizations to build safe houses for girls forced into Early Childhood Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.  These orgs are doing amazing work creating alternative Rites of Passage for the girls to enter into womanhood!!  The trip will be in October and you can register HERE to begin fundraising.  

 

As many of you have already discovered, the Seva Challenge is an incredibly inspiring and empowering journey that takes participants from fundraising and awareness building through to life changing experiences in the field and in many cases a life long commitment to conscious activism and service. I hope you will join me on this life changing trip...

 

ALBUMS

Recently I finished (with Christopher Krotky) the music for Seane Corn's "The Yoga of Awakening" 3 DVD series on Sounds True.  The first, DVD titled "Body Mind Flow" has been released. The second, "Chakra Flow" has a companion CD. It can be purchased from iTunes or Sounds True. This is music designed for yoga/meditation practice with tracks for each of the 7 chakras and some added bonus tracks as well.  We hope you enjoy it! See the side bar of this email to listen. 

 

Also - I have self published an album of short English language chants called "Wings - Simple Chants for Everyday Rituals" which is available through me and will soon be on CD Baby.  This is an album of chants that you can use to get groups of folks singing together...a collection of my many years in the field (both in the states and abroad) seeing how simple singing can unite us across many boundaries and barriers.  To order a copy please visit my website

 

Remember - most of my albums are available on ITUNES (along with some other wonderful albums that I have guested on) so please check them out there!

 

Visit my music page to have a listen. 

 

Work on my dance album has commenced and I will be keeping you updated as that progresses!

 

Many blessings to you on your path,

 

Suzanne

 

 
Upcoming Offerings & Events
  
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Suzanne is heading down under! She is looking forward to teaching and performing at the Wanderlust Festivals in New Zealand and Australia. 

Dates: Jan 29 ~ Feb 22

PLUS: she will be teaching as part of the Off the Mat, Into the World intensives. 

Fluid Frame

Come and get your Wanderlust on with Suzanne, and take part in a OTM Intensive in New Zealand and Australia. 

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Save the DATES: 

Suzanne will be teaching in Sydney Feb 8 at In Yoga, and at Bliss for Wellness in Jakarta, Indonesia late February. 

More details to follow. 

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And coming up March 6-8, Suzanne will be part of the Muse Conference, Bend OR.


  

   ~ Jan-Jun 2015 ~
 
new listings each month: 
see website for full year of upcoming events.
 
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Jan 29-Feb 1

Wanderlust Festival

Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand

 

Feb 2-3

OTM Intensive 

New Zealand

 

Pending:

Feb 7

In Yoga

Australia

 

Feb 14-15

OTM Intensive 

Australia

 

Feb 20-22

Wanderlust Festival

Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia

 

Pending:

Feb 28-Mar 1

Bliss Wellness Co

Jakarta, Indonesia


 
Mar 7-8

Muse Conference

Bend, OR

 

Apr 4-5

Teacher Training Yoga Works

New York, NY

 

Apr 11-12

Teacher Training Yoga Works

Los Angeles, CA

 

May 30-31

Teacher Training Yoga Works

Los Angeles, CA

 

June 12-14

Hanuman Festival

Boulder, CO

 

June 28-July 5

Reclaiming Intensive

Mendocino, CA