I hope that you are all having a fun, relaxing and amazing summer! We are in a particularly highly charged energetic shift that started August 3 and will culminate on the eclipse on August 21. Stay calm and have a cup of tea!!!! Keep doing all the things that you love that help to keep you grounded, balanced and above all happy!
I am just back from a wonderful event filled trip to Ottawa!
The Remic Rapids event - playing and dancing around the beautiful rock sculptures of John Ceprano was our wildest performance there ever!!!! There were tornado warnings that day for the Ottawa valley and we were definitely getting a bit of that wild energy. One of the rock sculptures came crashing down from the wind! The clouds were so dramatic and as I have felt all this year the wind felt and sounded different....
A big thanks to the wonderful dancers from the Sacred Dance Guild let by my fairy friend Wendy Morrell. www.sacreddanceguild.org
Thanks to all the wonderful musicians for the amazing soundscape and special thanks to my fabulous students! Great playing!
Big Big thanks to John Ceprano for his beautiful and awe inspiring rock sculptures.
The next day was our annual concert at Camellia Teas, hosted by Rebecca and Matthew - thank you both for your incredible hospitality! We had a special bonus this year - the first people to buy tickets were treated to a traditional tea ceremony offered by Rebecca with shakuhachi accompaniment - a lovely wee music meditation in the beautiful Zen garden.
Our very powerful Water Ceremony and fun cruise on the Pirate Ship is coming up next Monday, on August 21. The day of the eclipse and the end of this huge energetic shift. This was a beautiful event last year and I hope that you can join us on Monday. We are almost sold old - please contact either Danielle or me for information about tickets. email@example.com
I will be playing with Andrea Gerhardt on September 1 at a new location for us - HAPPY SOUL at 961 Bloor Street West. Please join us for a Music Meditation - Shakuhachi Flute Improvisations and Chants by Hildegard v. Bingen with Debbie Danbrook, Shakuhachi, native american flute, fairy chimes and Andrea Gerhardt, voice, crystal bowls, harp, hand pan.
September 22 takes me to Akasha's Den in Oakville to play at their fabulous new location with friend Mark Daniel. The new space is amazing! I am so looking forward to this lovely Music Meditation Ceremony, playing for the Autumn Equinox!
Mark and I will be playing at another new location for us here in Toronto on October 19. Bampot Tea Room - it is a super cool spot! It is like walking into the 60's.... Great vibes!
More events and complete event details at the end of the newsletter.
Fire is the first element in the cosmos with water being its elemental opposite. This summer's Healing Boat event will help to cultivate and balance our inner fire with the powerful grace that water can teach us. A strong internal fire will connect us to an eternal source of inspiration. During these pivotal times we should strive to listen deeply to this inspiration. And to help balance this fire energy we can tap into the powerful flowing nature of water that can go beyond all obstacles. It is this gentle but strong aspect of water that we are seeking to merge with our internal fire energy - allowing us to stay present to our truth no matter the distractions or challenges that life presents to us. We learn to be our eternal flame flowing with strength and purpose. The total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st will be the New Moon in Leo.
(dates may shift by a few days to accommodate the cherry blossoms)
Maximum of 3 participants - booking for this tour starting inÂ summer, 2017
Please join me and a few participants for the annual Cherry Blossom tour to Japan. We will travel to my favourite temples where I will offer Music Meditations under the Cherry Blossoms. Tour includes travel to Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, and sometimes Ise, the spiritual centre for the Shinto religion. We will enjoy peaceful and tranquil walking meditations at ancient sites, experience a traditional Tea Ceremony, listen to healing music and of course eat fabulous Japanese food, drink sake and shop!!!! Always an enlightening and fun adventure. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org