Somah Journeys

When things are adrift. Finding a way of BEing, born of the Heart

I’d like to share a bit about the art of intention setting as it can help us realign ourselves with our deeper purpose, particularly during times when we feel disoriented. Personally, I’ve been struggling to find inspiration lately in certain areas of my life. During such moments of feeling adrift, it’s beneficial to refocus on our sense of alignment and purpose.

Emma’s Yoga Nidra Story

My journey with Yoga Nidra began nearly 20 years ago (alongside my dear friend Lorraine Taylor, see more below!), and since then, I’ve delved into its practice, studied its intricacies, and immersed myself in its wisdom.

Reconnect in the Ship of Relations

The equinox is an astronomical event that occurs twice a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator, resulting in nearly equal lengths of day and night worldwide. Specifically, there are two equinoxes: the vernal equinox in spring and the autumnal equinox in fall. During these times, the Earth’s axis is neither tilted away from nor towards the sun, creating a balance in the amount of daylight and darkness experienced across the globe. As we find ourselves in the equinox, I’ve been reflecting on some of the following, especially when it comes to relationships.

Reconnect to Soul through Rites of Passage

Exactly twenty years ago, during my first vision quest along the breathtaking coastline of Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest, the profound depth and support inherent in this rite of passage was illuminated to me. A vision quest is one example of an ancient practice rooted in earth-honouring cultures that serves as a poignant marker of life’s transitions and milestones. Indeed I had left my life in Toronto behind and was heading to Thailand without much clarity on what was to come, but courageously heeding the call of my soul. This sacred journey, literally a stepping stone on my travels, presented itself serendipitously and would lay a foundation for the years to come.

Slow down and Savour

In this note today, I’d like to invite you to embrace a slowing down and to play with savouring each word, each image, and each breath as you notice what it invokes in you. For in these moments of intentional presence, we might discover the true richness that is available when we stop and notice.

What is Soul Work?

We are all traversing a journey of the soul, a profound exploration that calls for a deeper understanding. Soul work entails slowing down to attune to the rhythm of your deeper essence—your soul. Unlike the mind, the soul moves at its own unique pace, encompassing so much more than mere thoughts.

Exploring the Overlap of Yoga Nidra & Plant Medicine

My journey with Yoga Nidra began nearly two decades ago, and although I might have dozed off during my initial encounter, it sparked a profound fascination that eventually led me to delve deep into this transformative practice. As the years passed, I immersed myself in the study of Yoga Nidra with a number of the main schools and methods. Parallel to my explorations with Yoga Nidra, I felt drawn to the world of entheogenic plant medicines recognizing a profound connection between these seemingly different paths of healing.

Illuminating your Path with Yoga Nidra through the Power of Prana

Illuminating your Path with Yoga Nidra

The power of Yoga Nidra never ceases to amaze me. Just moments ago, I emerged from a deep state of relaxation, feeling rejuvenated and grateful for the experience. Today, it began when I sat down at my computer, ready to dive into work, but a wave of tiredness washed over me. Instead of pushing through and forcing productivity, I decided to honor the needs of my body, which was expressing a clear message.