Honor the Divine Feminine with DTO and Hemalayaa at Shakti Fest 2017

Introduction Music festivals have had a strong presence in American popular culture since the 1960s. 450,000 people attended Woodstock in August of 1969, signaling a shift in the cultural milieu. It was a coming of age for a generation of individuals fed up with mass consumption, war, and their own underrepresentation in society. Festivals, communal[…]

What Soundtrack is Being Played on the Chords of your Heart?

From my wild college days of flipping my hair on the dance floor to today where ecstatic dance and soul music are my nutrients, music has always been a catalyst in my life for healing and activating. In my teenage and college years it was abused as a seeking agent, layered on top of a[…]

The only New Year Resolution that Matters: To Love Ourselves Fully

How many resolutions did you set this New Year? Throughout the years, how many resolutions have you promised yourself you would reach only to look back to find them manifesting into nothing other than cobwebs and self deprecating disappointment? Yeah, me too and 92% of others out there according to Forbes. We make a whole[…]

How to use our Breath to Transform our Blocks into Gold

Before getting into the world of green juice and Downward Dog I never thought twice about breath. As a former corporate American strapped to a cubicle, slugging vodka sodas on the weekends to numb my lack of fulfillment, for decades I thought breath was just something we are born with and had no advantages worth[…]

DTO Performing at Symbiosis Gathering @ChristiChristensen @MichelleNayelli

The West Coast is a beacon of transformational culture. From leading the countercultural movement in San Francisco in the 1960s to providing a home for transformational festivals several decades later, the West Coast has continually challenged the boundaries of regularly accepted culture and the taken-for-granted assumptions society  to has as a result. I have been[…]

Mantra Monday: Gayatri Mantra

Mantra Monday Gayatri Mantra Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ Tat-savitur Vareñyaṃ Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt One of my personal favorite mantras is the Gayatri Mantra. It is an ancient mantra which was written in Sanskrit in the Rig Veda an estimated 2500 to 3500 years ago.The mantra, some argue, may have been chanted for[…]

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