home

Two years ago I was walking home from work, having a cry walk (you know, when you cry as you walk either in the cover of darkness, behind sunglasses or just right out in the open...I've done them all) and having a conversation with myself about what I needed to be able to do the things I wanted. I heard that night, "What if you let go of your apartment and just housesat for a couple of months? You'll save a bunch of money and you can do it for a couple of months."
I laughed at the idea, I loved my own space and having a stable home base had been such an important part of my well being since I was 17.

I went to bed that night and thought by the morning that idea would be gone and I'd carry on.

Well, I woke up and it was like the decision had been made in the night, I called my landlady who informed me I was actually in a month to month lease and I could move out the following month. Just like that.

I thought I'd last a couple of months...and it's been two years.

I have learned so much about myself in these two years and life has changed dramatically. Most importantly I realized how carefully I lived in the world, how I didn't let myself become fully comfortable but "held it together" till I would get home. Suddenly I didn't have that secure and quiet space anymore. And so I made the choice to try and be comfortable wherever I was.

Things became simpler and I began needed less and less stuff as I moved between houses. And I got what I needed to be able to cultivate even more firmly the home within these bones and this body.

And now, it is time again to have an external space that reflects my internal space. Sacred Space on Sherbrook was created for us, and now Sacred Space on...Hugo Street will be created for me.

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As always I am so fucking grateful (yes that much) to be able to hear and follow a voice inside that many time doesn't make sense to others, and so grateful to know that whether it makes sense to others isn't a factor anymore.

And grateful to all the folks who opened their homes up to me as I bounced between neighbourhoods, what a gift!

I'll file this experience under the list of things I've done as I've experimented with my life and following the voice within that always brings me closer to home, even if it doesn't seem that way at first.

With appreciation for you being here,

Revanna

P.S. People often ask me how I am able to hear and follow the voice from within, and there are a couple of answers but one of them is because of Qoya. In moving with my body and its wisdom often, a relationship can't help but be formed! I'm teaching tonight at 7pm and Michelle is teaching Sunday at 10am. Sign up here!

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qoya saves my ass...again

This past weekend I attended a Qoya class (have I mentioned how amazing it is to have a second Qoya teacher in Winnipeg!!) and leading up to it I was having a rough time. Enough to make me not want to go even though I know movement is medicine. Thankfully I got my butt there and let the magic happen. It took till the last quarter of the class to come back home to the truth in my body. And when I felt it, phew, what sweet relief!

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My mom always says that I teach Qoya to save my own ass every week. It's said in a joking way but it is serious and true. Qoya pulls me back to centre. Even when I'm running screaming in the opposite direction. Even when I think "it can't possible bring me back from here, it's just dancing." Ha!

So, there I was on Saturday, standing on rose petals, still trying to catch my breath but utterly at home.

Ready to try again.

And then I read Mara Glatzel's words, "You relationship with yourself doesn't require perfection, it requires your presence." Boom. Another reason I show up to Qoya because it offers me a structured time to be present with myself. A time outside of time to reconnect while the world spins on.

Sending out the wish and hope that you get an opportunity to be present with yourself today...without waiting for perfection to do it.

xoxo

Revanna


A couple of things:

Qoya tonight! 7pm at Sacred Space. Save a spot here.

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There are more things being offered in the studio at Sacred Space! Next week Yoga with Sam starts and there will continue to be different classes and workshops being offered. Keep your eye on The Studio page on the website. My goal is to have something offered every day of the week so if you wanted you could send the whole week at Sacred Space!

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This Sunday I'm contributing to a Sistership Circle gathering in Winnipeg!

Sistership Circle is committed to women awakening their inner feminine power and experiencing the freedom to be authentically and unapologetically themselves

They offer circle programs for women to unlock the depths of their feminine power, connect with like-minded women in sisterhood, and embody their feminine leadership.

Learn more here.

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Celebrating and another dream comes true!

Last week we celebrated Sacred Space with an open house, and I will be totally honest, the last couple of weeks have been full for me and a part of me was saying "Rev, why did you decide to do this?!" But it become clear as we prepared the space that it was important and I am SO glad we did it.

To have the space infused with our friend's and families' love and excitement felt like one of the final steps in preparing it to receive new people and classes this fall.

I also got to have another dream come into reality. Ever since I had these four amazing women sign on to join me at Sacred Space in offering their services and gifts, I have imagined this photo...

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Whoa. I am so honoured and grateful to be in that line up. Check out their offerings at Sacred Space here.

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement in the last few months as Sacred Space took its first breaths on it's own.

There will be more classes and workshops being held in the next few months, stay tuned!

With love and appreciation,

Revanna

P.S. There is no Qoya tonight, but there is a class this Sunday morning with Michelle! Sign up here. Wednesday night classes will resume next week!

A couple of things...

Good morning! A couple things to share today...

This past weekend I led my second weekend retreat...god, am I grateful to get to do the work I love!!

This amazing group of eight women burst my heart and brought me even deeper into myself. We spent the majority of the weekend outside on the banks of the beautiful Whitemouth River. Teaching, resting, moving and loving.

My fall is focused on doula-ing but I have some plans for day retreats and more weekend retreats in the new year. If you'd like to be notified when those are open for registration you can sign up here.

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This week marks four years since I attended my first ever in-person Qoya class. Four years!! I've been reflecting on my life four years ago and my life now, so many changes (internally and externally) and Qoya has been such an amazing resource and such good medicine on this journey.

I am teaching tonight at Sacred Space and whether it's your first class or your fiftieth, I'd love to dance with you!

Sign up here.

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Tomorrow night is the open house at Sacred Space on Sherbrook! It's been such a wild ride to get here and I am ready to celebrate, I've got my jumpsuit picked out and I am contemplating a balloon garland...

Wherever you are today, I'm sending love via my fingertips typing these words...

Revanna

Vaginal Steaming

Here is a fact about Revanna for those that don't know, I LOVE menstruation and everything about the reproductive cycle. This body of mine is amazing (P.S. whether you bleed or not, yours is too!). And for the past 5 years I have explored a lot of different ways to care for this cycle of hormones, blood and power. I have so much to say on this topic, but I'm am going to try to focus on one of my favourite ways to care for this area of my life...vaginal steaming!

You might have heard about vaginal steaming (v-steaming) in the media, and you may understand it to be a fad or trend but it's really a practice that has been used for thousands of years all over the world. It doesn't have a single place of origin but is a universal practice.

I heard it once said that in some Indigenous groups in South America v-steaming is seen as so common place that it's used in the same way we might steep a cup of mint tea when we are feeling a little "off." We steep some mint to drink...they steep it to drink AND steam.

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I started steaming about 4 years ago, and many, many v-steams later, I've learned even more and completely changed the way I view and care for myself.

And this past winter I became a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator with Steamy Chick so that I can offer this practice to others!

I offer in-office steams and can help you set up a steaming protocol for treating specific issues you are working with. From the first menstrual cycle to post menopause, vaginal steaming is a non-invasive and pleasurable experience for creating a healthy menstrual cycle, as well as treating many gynaecological issues, and creating a stronger connection with your womb and body. 

You can read more about v-steaming on my website here

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While we are on the topic, I wanted to share a collaboration between my cousin Nat of Fertility Awareness Project and my sister-in-law Beth of Aesoterica - why yes, I am surrounded by brilliant and badass women!

They created Necklaces to Wear While you Bleed, a beautiful way to honour yourself during menstruation as well as let the people around you subtly know that you're currently experiencing a cleanse and are a walking red tent.

You can check those out here. They make a great gift for a menstruator (made up word, but it should be real!) in your life!

I feel like I barely scratched the surface but that's enough for today. Please send me a message if you have any questions or comments, seriously, this is one of my favourite things to chat about.

Wishing you a beautiful day,

Revanna

P.S. Qoya tonight! Come check out the new studio, dance and most importantly...reconnect!

New moon + Creation

Good Morning and New Moon Blessings!


I missed being with you via the Love Note last week, it just never came! I tried to force it a couple times and then decided to let it go and trust I'd be ready to show up again this week. And voila!

I was reading the astrologer, Virginia Rosenberg's reflection on this New Moon and the following really resonated with me, so much I wanted to share it here!

She writes,

Stop expecting creating to be easy. Creation takes time, energy, attention. It asks us to move through resistance, warm our edges, and evolve to know more of our capacity. Put yourself into the fire. Call forth the spark.

Stop expecting creating to be hard. It feels good. To make space for it. To prioritize it. To dedicate time to making and knowing yourself through creative process. It’s an essential element of showing up for oneself and actualizing potential.

That feels exactly what I want to remember right now. Even though I just came out of a deep creative process with Sacred Space on Shebrook, the next creations of my life are already coming forward and I am realizing how important it is to me to keep showing up to create.

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One of my favourite things that happened last week was that Nat, my cousin, came to the studio at Sacred Space and recorded videos for an upcoming project she's working on.

She was creating in the space I created.
Creation begets creation.

I really realized that day how important it is to me that this space is somewhere for me to create and somewhere for many to create, whether it's creating a project, a relationship or a life.

I'm planning on taking some time to listen to what's wanting the continued attention of creation right now in my life, and what happens if I let go of the exceptions that it will be hard...or easy. As well as listening for what's ready to die, because as I know...creation and death are true friends, always showing up for each other and in service of each other.

If you'd like to read Virginia's full reflection of this New Moon, you can read it here.

With love and appreciation,

Revanna

P.S. There is Qoya tonight and Sunday morning! Michelle is teaching which mean's I'll be dancing! Save a spot.

making room for life

Hello out there,

Things are looking a little different this week on the Love Note!

As Sacred Space on Sherbrook was born many things had to die, I could probably write a couple pages on all the death! One of those things was the name "Wilder Roots." And not because I didn't love it anymore ( I did and do!) but because it was just right. And even though I wasn't hiding behind the name "Wilder Roots", it does feel significant to just be...Revanna Powell.

As I've said before, one of the great supports during the months of building and birthing Sacred Space on Sherbrook was Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book "Women Who Run with the Wolves," in particular what she writes about the cycle of life-death-life.

She writes, "The Creation Mother is always also the Death Mother and vice versa. Because of this dual nature, or double tasking, the great work before us is to lean and understand what around and about us and what within us must live, and what must die. Our work is to apprehend the timing of both; to allow what must die to die, and what must live to live."

Last week I heaped old blessings, leftover flowers from rituals and other bits of life into a fire pit and let it burn. I was inspired by the beauty and colour of the just-lit fire...but the ashes after it had been burning for a few hours really were what felt like the medicine, and created space in me once again to live and create.

Life. Death. And then always life again. And then death. Again and again and again. To imagine how natural this is...and how much we resist it.

I felt sad and grieved for about two weeks in June as I consciously let parts of myself and my life go - parts that couldn't exist well on the other side of this birth. All parts that I was willing to let die to let this new life live, but still even being willing, it was a tender aching time.

Gosh, but the life that is following those mini deaths...so worth it.

All that to say, my website is pretty much the same, just a different name and I am so happy to show up as Revanna Powell.

And you? What are you willing to offer to the fire with no guarantee of what it might create space for...only the promise from nature that it will be LIFE.

Here's to more honouring of the cycle,

Revanna


Qoya Classes

There are two classes this week! Tonight at 7pm and Sunday at 10am.Michelle and I are alternating teaching this summer and this week is Michelle, which means I get to show up and dance! Sign up here.

Remember, there are Qoya classes every Wednesday this Summer at 7pm!

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Sacred Space on Sherbrook is a studio and offices that offer a variety of practices that support healing and growth in Winnipeg!

Check out www.sacredspace.love


Qoya at Sacred Space on Sherbrook

Hello out there!

Tonight is the first Qoya class at Sacred Space on Sherbrook, after 3+ years of teaching all over the city I am getting to teach in my own space. Baby, believe it.

One of the seeds that became Sacred Space on Sherbrook was planted a couple years ago and it happened while I was at a Qoya class. I remember that I was feeling so frustrated that day because I was having such a hard time finding a beautiful and available location to teach Qoya out of.

I danced that night with the frustration of not having that, and by the end of the class I sat down with my partner and said "I know!! I know why I can't find it!!" I took a deep breath and said, "It's because I'm supposed to create it!" And we both said..."of course." Cue the laughter and relief. I stopped really looking for anywhere else to rent space from after that, I knew what was coming and I was willing to wait.

It was a moment I will always remember because it is a lived experience of the power of the body, of movement and knowing. I prescribe to the idea that by the time our brain has a realization our body has already known it for months. I like to imagine I avoided a couple more months of frustration and exasperation by receiving that message from my body that night.

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And that's one part of where Sacred Space on Sherbrook came from...and tonight is a big deal, to be teaching tonight is having a dream come true.

If you'd like to join, save a spot here!

There will be classes every Wednesday for the rest of the summer, and a couple of Sunday classes too! The classes will be taught either by Michelle or myself! That's another amazing part of the whole thing - Michelle was my partner that night I had the realization about needing to create the space and now she's a certified Qoya teacher too! Oh yes, it can happen like that.

Wherever you are today, I hope you can take a few deep breaths, I'm taking them with you.

Revanna

Sacred Space on Sherbrook

A day later than usual, but I'm here!

This past week has blown my mind. We, a team amazing family/ friends and I, started working on transforming Unit 201 at 83 Sherbrook on Friday, June 22nd. We worked until the following Friday and then celebrated my birthday and the birth of this space on June 29th. That was a surreal day!

I have learned so much about...everything, through this process. I have slowly started to digest these past 3 months of creating, but it might take me all of summer to understand and acknowledge the life force that moved through me, us and the space in its creation.

There is still work to be done, but the space is ready to be filled! I've started seeing clients this week and there will be Qoya next Wednesday.

The website is not finished, but it's ready to be shared so that you can see what's up and sign up for Qoya.

There will be a grand opening celebration later on in the summer. I'm giving myself a month (in the birth world it's often called "sitting the moon" to rest and recover for a full moon cycle post-birth) before the celebration. So stay tuned for August!

Thank you for the encouragement, the interest and the excitement as Sacred Space on Sherbrook was created. I hope to be with you in this space one day!

Check out some photos below of some of the magic in this space!

With love,

Revanna

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Word on the street is...

...there's a new space in Winnipeg where you can go to reconnect, remember and grow! 

I am so amazed to be to share the news that come July 1st Sacred Space on Sherbrook will exist! It's existed in the fifth  dimension for over a year now and I'm happy to say it's landed on earth. 

There are so many synchronistic and beautiful things to be shared about the experience of the last 3 months and I do plan on sharing them because I have learned SO much, but right now I am in the midst of endings and beginnings and do not have the time to express those things with the reverence they deserve. 

So for now, here are some details...

Sacred Space on Sherbrook is at 201-83 Sherbrook Street and has four offices and a studio. The offices are filled with a group of women I respect and love, and the studio will be filled with Qoya and other classes and workshops that support the vision of of the space.

The rest of this month will be all about cleaning and beautifying the space and we will begin seeing clients there the first week of July and the first Qoya class will by July 10th @ 7pm. 

When I said 'yes' to the call to create this space I knew it was going to be an opportunity to grow and challenge myself, inside and out, and it has been and will continue to be. And I can say confidently that I have risen to the challenge. With so much support from the people around me and near me. I am beyond grateful. 

I wanted to have the website done this week to share it with you, but I don't! And in an effort to show up - imperfectly with my heart open wide - I'm sharing without having it done. But stay tuned for next week's Love Note when it will be! 

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And now, tonight is the last Qoya class at R.A. Steen CC in Wolseley, a place where I've taught Qoya weekly since February 2016 and a place where, if you've been to Qoya, you've probably danced in. This space as held a lot. For me and for so many women. We will be dancing tonight at 7pm, if you'd like to join us, sign up here!

There will be a two week break with no Qoya classes after that, and the next class will be July 10th at Sacred Space on Sherbrook!

Thanks for reading, thanks for celebrating this moment with me and I look forward to sharing this new space with you! There will be a grand opening celebration later this summer and I would love to see you there! Details to follow!

Revanna

CPE

One of the ways I have helped myself maintain trust  and connection during this time of change and birthing a new business is a daily dose of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes (or affectionally known in my life as "CPE"). Her storytelling and analyzing of story and myth reminds me that my life has similar elements and there is a path through the wilderness. When I remember that each challenge and transformation is just like another stage or step in the story I am not only brought comfort but the heroine in me leaps to meet it. 

Here's two of my favourites from this morning, I hope they help to remind you too. 

"Do not cringe and make yourself small if you are called the black sheep, the maverick, the lone wolf. Those with slow seeing say a nonconformist is a blight on society. But if has been proven over the centuries, that being different means standing on the edge, means one is practically guaranteed to make an original contribution, a useful and stunning contribution to her culture."

And...
 

"When seeking guidance, don't ever listen to the tiny-hearted. Be kind to them, heap them with blessing, cajole them, but do not follow their advice."


Ahh, that feels better already. 

Wishing you a day filled with whatever you are needing right now, 

Revanna

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this is the season

Right now I am all about this:

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I feel that it beautifully sums up where I am right now. I have been quiet here about the new space that I've been creating and I promise in the next few weeks I will share all about it here! I am almost finished the website and want to be able to send you somewhere when I share about it! 

Until then, know a dream is coming true and that it will be beautiful, imperfect and honest. 

xo

Revanna

centering in your own care part 2

In last week's Love Note I shared the term "centering in your own care" and I promised there would be a part 2, so here I am! This part is why I am trying to make it a priority to be centered in my care and to support my nervous system by doing so...

Because it's about how we as human beings co-regulate and I am going to borrow some words from the book "Burnout" by Emily and Amelia Nagoski to elaborate. 
 

"We are all walking around co-regulating one another all the time, synchronizing without trying, without even necessarily being aware that it's happening. Your internal state is profoundly contagious, and it is profoundly susceptible to "catching" the internal states of the people around you at work and at home and at the grocery store and on the bus."

"Sharing space with anyone else means sharing energy - literally. Connection moves us at the level of our atoms. Each particle we are made of influences and is influenced by the particle next to it in an unending chain that exists on the smaller and largest sales you can imagine, and every scale in between. We're made of energy. The nature of energy is to be shared, to spread, to connect one thing to another. Sharing space with other people means that our energy influences theirs, and theirs influences ours."

-Burnout, Emily and Amelia Nagoski
 

Did you hear that? "Your internal state is profoundly contagious."

And this is why I am personally trying to make a better effort at being centered in my own care, because it matters to me how I am affected by others  and how I affect others, both in  my work and my personal life. 

For me right now, that looks like acknowledging my needs, asking for  and receiving help and creating boundaries out of love and mutual respect. Knowing when I need time alone and also not letting myself hide being "I need alone time" when what I really need is time with people who I feel loved by and whom I love. And SO MANY DEEP BREATHS and moments with my feet on the earth. 

I have most definitely simplified the explanation of co-regulation and the effort it can take to listen to yourself enough to be able to be centered in your care, but it felt important to share and we've got to start somewhere!  And I wanted to shared why I feel being centered in our own care is important for the individual AND the collective. For you and everyone around you.

There is so much more that could be said, but that's enough for today, and maybe you want to experiment with me! Notice how it feels to be around others when you're centered in your own care and when you're not - and then choose accordingly!

Also, here's a hot tip, we also co-regulate to the earth, so if you are needing support...get thee outside!! Notice your feet/body on the ground and how the earth carries you. 

*Again, I'm still practicing this and do not at all do it perfectly. It's the whole a work-in-progress and a masterpiece simultaneously thing again!

Wishing you unexpected moments of beauty, 

Revanna

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centering in your own care

Last year when I was in San Diego for a workshop on postpartum healing I heard about the midwife Rachelle Garcia Seliga, she offers workshops on how to support women in the postpartum period and beyond, her tagline is "midwifing a cultural shift." Yes, please. 

A couple weeks ago she shared the term "center your own care" which has stayed with me and become a helpful tool as I navigate this new territory of opening a business while wanting to maintain my sense of self. 

She writes: 

"Center your own care, is the language I use for what is commonly called 'self care.' Our greatest act of resistance against an entire system that does not value life, is our ability to flourish. And we can flourish by centering our own care. 

Resilience is being able to adapt and flourish while meeting reality as it is. Centering our own care is this adaptation: We remember that we are of value. Acts of loving care help our nervous systems to settle, which safeguards our short and long term health. We make ourselves a priority.
 
We don't need to wait for our communities, partners or families to 'get it'...we don't wait for more resources...we don't need to wait. We can centre our own care every damn day - through how we think, through the choices we make, through our actions.
 
Centering our own care is respecting ourselves: Going to the bathroom when we need to. Eating when we are hungry. Drinking when we are thirsty. Tracking ourselves in our habituations of enduring suffering and ignoring what brings us pleasure. A cup of warm tea. Sitting in the Sun. standing barefoot on the Earth. Being with people we feel good with. Not being with people we don't feel good with.

Small choices. Small gestures. Every day, all through the day. 


Yes. A thousand times yes. 

I have been experimenting with centering in my own care in the last few weeks (I've even taught a Qoya class about it!) and I have found it so helpful.

I imagine a target, with a couple rings around it. When I am centered  in my own care I am in the bull's eye, and everything and everyone else in one of the following rings. But when I forget to be centered in my own care, then something or someone else is in the centre of the target - and I get to make a choice and if it's possible bring myself back into the centre. So far, on most every occasion, it is. Whether that's simply pausing work for a moment to take a couple breaths or get up and stretch. I am amazed at how simple it can sometimes be to centre myself in my own care. 

There is a second part about this idea of centering in our own care, but I'm going to save it till next week's note!

If this idea or the image of the target resonates with you, play with it this week. Try asking yourself during different moments of the day, "Am I centered in my own care?" And if  you aren't, asking what it would take to come back there. 

I still forget to be centered in my own care (hello years of social and familial conditioning!), but I am noticing when I'm not more quickly, and that is enough evidence for me to know this is working.  

With love,

Revanna

bye-bye blazer

This past Monday I met with a business lawyer, and as a person who's never worked with a business or personal lawyer before this was big and new. 

As I got ready, I pulled my blazer out of the closet, the one I bought a few months ago when I started going to business meetings like this. I got it  to help me feel like I belonged, was capable and could "handle" it. I put it on that morning  and then immediately took it off - it didn't feel right and I realized I didn't actually need it anymore... 

So, I put on my favourite jean jacket with my crescent moon brooch, over a dress that makes me feel like I'm wearing an entire garden and went to the meeting. And the whole way there I basked in the significance of what this meant. That I could show up completely as myself without having to armour up. 

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Art by Lindsay Bong

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There is still much to do as I move forward, more security blazers/blankets that need to be shed but I am here for this moment where I can actually feel where I have grown. That is the magic. And that gives me the strength to move forward. 

I'll still wear the blazer (it's a really bad ass blazer), but now I'll wear it only because I want to, not because I feel I need it to. 

For now, I'll continue practicing showing up like the blossoming garden I am,  moonbeams and deep breaths. Nothing to hide, no one to be. 

And what a huge wish I have for us all to show up, wearing the blazer or not, with reverence for all the courage it's taken to just land right here. 

P.S. The meeting went really well. Turns out showing up without having to pretend yields amazing results. Note taken, universe! 

Thanks for being here, I appreciate your presence and time, 

Revanna

boundaries

Right now I am loving this definition of boundaries:

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I just read it this past week and it not only makes sense to my brain but feels right in my body.

It is all about love. 

It's inspiring me to take a look at how I show up personally and professionally and where I've created boundaries out of fear versus love. It's rather illuminating! 

In the other news, I just got back from an intense weekend of learning at a BodyTalk course in Calgary! Weird and wonderful things, folks! If you or anyone you know is wanting to try BodyTalk, I am currently taking new clients - just send me an email or check it on the website here

With love, 

Revanna

resiliency and stability

This past weekend I attended a workshop all about the psoas (pronounced so-as) with Liz Koch, it was phenomenal because it's totally shifted my perception of my body and really all bodies and what they need to thrive. And I still have so much exploring to do!

Liz's work focuses on the psoas, an amazing part of the body that get's misunderstood alot. She says, "Your psoas is not merely a muscle. It is the primal messenger from the core of your being. This bio-intelligent tissue expresses your integrity on every level and may be perceived as the guardian of the Hara, commonly referred to as the moving center. Located deep within your core, your psoas is a source of inner power." (www.coreawareness.com

One of the big things that stood out for me in her teaching this weekend was the following:

"Strength is based on resiliency. Not density."

In the moment she was speaking about physical strength which was a beautiful perspective shift in itself, but I heard it through the lens mind/body/spirit which was even more illuminating. 

One of my favourite definitions of resiliency is that it is the power and ability to return to our original form. And I understand our original form to be our truth, our essence and our centre. And that is strength. 

And then she said:

"Stability is not something that is stable because it's static, but it's something that is stable because you can rely on it. It's not to say something is unchanging, it is to say it is always changing and you can rely on it." It's not our permanence that makes us stable it's are ability to rely on change that makes us stable. 

Those two things there were worth the whole weekend. Resiliency and stability. Returning to who we are and relying on change.  

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I've had this photo on as the wall paper on my phone this week. It's a moment from a trip I took to BC last month and  is reminding  me of the feeling of being resilient and stable right now.

At home in myself and forever returning home. 

I feel that it is so so important we remind ourselves of that. 

Wishing you a moment today to reconnect to your strength and stability. 

With love and appreciation,

Revanna

P.S. There is Qoya tonight at 7pm, sign up here! And Michelle is teaching a Qoya class this Sunday at 10am, if you'd like details on that class send me a email and I will get you in touch with Michelle! 

when nothing is certain...

Hello out there!

Short and sweet today...

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xoxo
Revanna

P.S. thanks for all the well wishes from last week's love note, things are moving along in regards to the new space and maybe I'll have a solid update to share next week!


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Qoya classes!

Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember.
Through movement, we are able to remember our essence is inherently wise, wild and free.
A physical sensation of truth emanates through our bones and breath that feels like resonance. 

There is class tonight at 7pm in Wolseley! Save your spot here

*no previous experience needed!


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Hey courageous ones, 

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I am in the midst of waiting to hear if we've found the building that will become the home for the next incarnation of my work here. I've done as much as I can do on my end and now...I wait. 

This feels like a familiar place, this place of waiting, but for the first time my hands are not clenched and my stomach is not in knots. I've moved through anxiety and now here I am, curious and open again.

My ego says, "Don't tell people that you might have found it! What if it doesn't work? Be sure and then share!"

Which makes my soul chuckle and say, "What if what doesn't work? This building? Then it wasn't the building. And anyway and there is no such thing as failure here. It's all just life." This feels revolutionary for me to feel.

Today my prayer has been a section of the prayer used in Qoya to open sacred space, I've said it while driving, walking, working  and waiting today. I'll share it with you here, so that in the midst of it all we maybe we can remember the sacred pulse of life and how it dances through us. 

Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, Star Brothers, Star Sisters
Please hear our simple prayer to shine
To know our own light and have it reflected in yours
Like the radiance of the sun, The wisdom cycles of the moon, 
The unique luminesce of each star
That light, that thing that goes by thousands and thousands of names
But remains ultimately unnamable
Please hear our prayer to source back to that place
To shine that light in this world as we sing the song of life 
And dance this dance of life
One more day.

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Whatever happens next, and trust me something will happen, I hope we have the courage to meet it. Because after all, what else are we here for? 

Sending love and appreciation to you for being here with me, 

Revanna


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Qoya is tonight at 7pm

"Qoya meets me where I am, which at the start of the class is usually tight. Before long my experience becomes expansive and spacious and by the of class I am able to rest comfortably in my body."  - J. Peters