“I am proposing that we re-conceive the dream. That we consider what would happen if security were not the point of our existence. That we find freedom, aliveness and power not from what contains, locates or protects us but from what dissolves, reveals and expands us.” -Eve Ensler
Home is the body, home is the heart, home is the breath, home is the quiet, curated, calm mind that has been trained to think high spacious expansive adaptable thoughts and a heart that stays open regardless of the energetics around. Home is adaptable, flexible, self-governing, free.
Spirituality is learning to live deeply and peacefully at home – our personal expression and excavation of the dance of the polarities that lie deep within – our egoic selves, our child-like selves, and all the parts in between. To know we have a mind, a body, feelings but we are so much than these segmented layers.
An embodied philosophy sees life less as a 3D mentally understood solid fixed state and more as a 5D realm of the senses, energetics and vibrations where everything is in a constant state of flux and change. It is less about needing a middle man, or some god or deity to connect up and via and more about a grounded direct line down and in to our own god-like state way beyond the egoic field and personality of our own or another’s and a connection to the universal field of consciousness and the unity and wholiness that brings.
We are all here as another’s teacher. Each class and practice is unique and visionary using breath work, deep trance relaxation, movement rooted in yoga and way beyond yoga, that uniquely and creatively strengthens, tones, shapes inside and out . Equally, the time of day, the cycles of the seasons, the moon, the planets etc all have a bearing on the energetic that is created and the energy that is built and magnetised during the classes.
Fitness and gyms can be rigid – their mentality seeks to strive, to overcome, to perfect the body – to whip it into some unnatural state of being – it works against the body, rather than with it – a low grade energetic pulse based on the vibration of ‘be more/better’ – we spend so much of our days already pushing/striving why exhaust our nervous systems further?
The Ishy Shala, Jane’s studio, is a sanctum of light, a sacred space and healing realm that builds, a place to learn to breathe in and exhale into the light and connect with the feminine energetic pulse – a healing realm for men and women.
“The Goddess (the Sacred Feminine), is the movement of the spiral. Like so many things in nature – plants, the seasons, the moon – the Goddess moves in her circular motion through dark and light, through death and resurrection, trusting in the darkness as much as in the light. She lives in the present and evaluates in the moment. What is right today may be wrong tomorrow. She lives by the spirit and not by the law. Therefore she demands constant awareness and spontaneity. She loves the potential in things: the possibilities in the growing plant, the growing child, the growing hopes and dreams. She trusts life, trusts change, trusts love and holds nothing static. She loves and lets go. She loves with her whole Being so that her vulnerability becomes her greatest strength.” – Marion Woodman