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Toxic Goo-What Your Ama Telling is You?

By Gin Burchfield Eewy, gooey, toxic sludge. Sticky, thick and yellow. Waste. No, I’m not on the wrong holiday, and this isn’t a throwback to Halloween. This is AMA. Ama is the byproduct of poor digestion – not just digestion of food, but also of life experiences. In a body where ama is present, so are illness and disease. Expect to have health, energy and balanced emotions in a body that is ama free. Understanding the Ayurvedic concept of ama, how it is formed, its signs and symptoms, will help you to...

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Getting Out of your Own Way

Getting in our own way happens. To everyone. But it doesn’t have to continue to happen. We can take the time to step back and observe our patterns, be open to changing how we converse with others, and develop practices for becoming more clear on noticing it happening, and taking steps to let go of those beliefs and habits. When we observe, open to change, and implement practical steps towards those changes, we get out of our own way. A career in wellness means deep self-investigation. Grace Edison and Dana Skoglund discuss...

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[Vision Quest] Schedule Your Clairvoyance

In the last post I started the story of the October Yogidetox Vision Quest weekend with Winston. When we emerge from a reset experience like the Yogidetox, we have a new momentum. We have clear vision. We know what habits we want to keep up. We know which habits we want to shape us. When we do this with other people we can support each other’s momentum. You know how good you can feel. You know what to do to feel your own greatest, your own clarity, and to build deeper strength. This...

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Cate’s Top Recent Books

I'm an avid reader/book listener. I'm sharing a few books that shifted my thinking this year. Our brains want to expand with the expanding universe. One of the biggest expansions came from the not just reading a few of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad books, but also playing Cashflow by Robert T. Kiyosaki. I love how by  Kiyosaki gamified his life's learning around financial freedom in a boardgame. 2017 was a big year for us. Winston finished building our house. We moved in. We realized his design was spectacular to live...

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[Vision Quest] April 2018 Save the Date

I had to write to tell you about the end of the October Yogidetox. So, Winston and I had a weekend open up in front of us. We’ve obviously been deep in Yogidetox-land. (Winston has been with me since well before the first Yogidetox in 2002). Indy was invited away for the weekend. Seizing a unique opportunity to leverage the clairvoyance that comes with detoxing we packed the camper with the essentials for Winston’s vision quest and headed to the sand dunes with our fat bikes.     Most of us haven’t been trained in the...

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[Rapid City] Part 3. In the Classroom.

Before we get into the classroom pics, did I mention our food was OFF THE HOOK? To say we were nourished by Batool Merali, of Nourish Myself, would be a gross understatement. Deep pranam. Back to the classroom. Yogahealer Retreats aren’t known for just eating, visiting Dinosaur parks, and socializing. We do some seriously deep transformational work. See evidence below. In all seriousness, and I was very very serious, moderating the Collaborative Leadership Experiment on the final day. I had no idea how it would turn out. We rocked it. Power Empath, and YHC...

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[Rapid City] What went down. Part 2.

I heard you wanted more photos… with clever explanations from me. Ask and you receive. And… if you want to check out the details for Mexico - you should. When we booked the retreat in Rapid, we had no idea what to expect.  Soon after landing, we explored. “Rachel Peters! Is that what I think it is? WTF,” I exclaim.   Annie Barrett doing the Dino Dance.     After our unplanned post-lunch hike up Dinosaur mountain, Amanda Hemmingsen, (LAC + Awake Living), and I explore lovely downtown Rapid, and stumble on the possibility of...

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[Rapid City] What Went Down

Oh my, where to begin. Our course member retreat in Rapid City went down last week. About 30 course members and mentors gathered at Batool Merali’s green hotel  - The Rushmore - in downtown Rapid City. She even plastered my face to the billboard, right between rotating announcements of martini right and the presidential rock carving. Check out the blank chart and the phallic drawing of spiral evolution behind me. Bam. And we are off and running. Deep bow to Batool and Kareem for hosting us… (Neve (Nev-E-G)  in on the scene,...

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