December 2014
In this issue
Upcoming Events
All Albums Available from my Website

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 

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Off The Mat, Into The World� Yoga Sounds of Seva Vol.1 is a new cd collaboration between White Swan Records, Yogitunes and OTM.

An ecstatic yoga flow music compilation featuring: Deva Premal, MC Yogi, Suzanne Sterling, Donna Delory, Desert Dwellers, Rara Avis, Shaman's Dream, Manose, Alex Theory, Brenda McMorrow & Ben Leinbach.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Off The Mat Into The World�, supporting their mission to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change through the power of yoga.

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On a day when the wind is perfect


On a day

when the wind is perfect, 

the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty

Today is such a 



My eyes are like the sun that makes promises:

the promise of life

that it always 



each morning. 


The living heart gives to us as does that luminous sphere, 

both caress the earth with great 



There is a breeze that can enter the soul.

This love I know plays a drum.  Arms move around me; 

who can contain their self before my beauty?


Peace is wonderful, 

but ecstatic dance is more fun, and less narcissistic;

gregarious He makes our lips.


On a day when the wind is perfect, 

the sail just needs to open

and the love starts.


Today is such 

a day.







As I prepare for my last teaching weekend of 2014 I am reflecting back on an incredible year of growth, intensity, evolution and empowerment.  I spent the majority of the year traveling and offering workshops and well as being in the studio and creating albums.  This year took some risks...some of which involved saying no, letting go of old structures and relationships and doing less...some of which involved trusting more and letting myself be vulnerable...some of which involved speaking truths that I was afraid to speak and experiencing how much that truth was needed in the world.  

Voice of Change

And now on the threshold of 2015 I am stepping into my own body of work in more and more profound ways.   This year will see me officially launching Voice of 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.  Stay tuned for all the details at the beginning of the year.

Off The Mat

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...more below. 



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! 


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.


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 website to have a listen. 


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


much love and have a wonderful holiday season!





Upcoming Offerings & Events
Suzanne teaches as part of national teacher trainings in yoga and sound. She kicks off 2015 with several weekend workshops and evenings as part of these amazing programs. See calendar below for dates. 

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

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

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


Chakra Flow

New yoga music CD with long time collaborator and producer Chris K. A companion CD to Seane Corn's newest DVD series. Hear more below.

Enjoy Chakra Flow with Suzanne and Chris K
Enjoy Chakra Flow with Suzanne and Chris

You can order you copy today from 

Off the Mat SEVA Challenge Kenya
Oct 8 - 19, 2015 with Suzanne Sterling 

The Global Seva Challenge is a transformational journey that builds community, provokes critical consciousness about global issues of social justice and equity, and raises significant funds to support communities in crisis. 

The Global Seva Challenge 2015 will focus on raising awareness and providing support to women facing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Childhood Marriage (ECM) in Kenya.


You are joining a legacy of yoga practitioners that has raised over 3 million dollars for human and environmental justice across Ecuador, India, Cambodia, Uganda, South Africa, Haiti and now Kenya. You will be a part of an intimate group of global leaders working to use yoga to spread awareness about today's most important social justice violations and supporting organizations working to eradicate these issues.


You can get more information from the OTM website and register for this once in a lifetime experience here



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


Happy New Year!

Jan 10-11

Teacher Training Yoga Works

La Jolla, CA


Jan 12

Rise Up! Workshop

Jamie Hanson Yoga

San Clemente, CA


Jan 17-18

Teacher Training Yoga Works

Los Angeles, CA


Jan 29-Feb 1

Wanderlust Festival

Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand


Feb 2-3

OTM Intensive 

New Zealand


Feb 14-15

OTM Intensive 



Feb 20-22

Wanderlust Festival

Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia



Feb 26-Mar 3

Envision Festival

Costa Rica



Mar 4-5

Danyasa Arts

Costa Rica


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



Apr 24-26

Minneapolis Yoga Conference

Minneapolis, MN


June 12-14

Hanuman Festival

Boulder, CO


June 28-July 5

Reclaiming Intensive

Mendocino, CA