Tonight, August 6th, marks the new moon in Leo. From my favorite mystical readings at http://www.MysticMamma.com, I’ve read that this moon represents a chance for all of us to come into our power, to explore our hearts truest desires, and to have faith that these visions that we are having of our future are possible and to keep on.
Art by Matt French
How does this New Moon concern me? Well, I’ve been challenged for sure in many ways over the last 4 months, as I’ve opened my own yoga studio and retail shop in Haleiwa town. This wasn’t a part of my plan…nothing really is anyway. I’ve started to put intentions out into the universe with the bigger intention of allowing everything to flow in the best way possible. When I returned from my Kundalini Yoga teacher training in India at the end of February, I had some intention of opening up a retail shop in Haleiwa to feature my jewelry. Little did I know that I would be opening up a yoga studio and inviting many of my favorite teachers and friends to teach classes and sell their products in this space. And little did I know that I would have such a great, supportive team of 6 wonderful female employees to help everything move in the right direction with great customer service, hard work and creative efficiency. Nor did I know that my handsome boyfriend would be so excited to demolish an old Pizza Hut from the inside out and create a whole new look and feel of the space. It’s been truly amazing!
I guess for me for this upcoming Lunar Cycle, there are many dreams and visions to move forward with. I’d really like to start blogging and sharing my life with my fans and supporters. I know there is much that I have learned in my life that I would love to share with everyone! In the astral insight readings from MysticMamma.com, I see that it is especially important to shine from our hearts our truest passions and that if we do, we will succeed. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s so true:
“Shine your light. Don’t hide your truth. Share what you have learned with others. Teach what you know. We teach what we have learned in life. Your life lessons make you experts and Self-masters, when you use painful experiences for your growth…”
“Be who you truly are. Be who you came to earth to be during her transition home. You are a Shining Star. You are the Sun Center of your universe. You are creating your reality. You are a powerful creator.”
“Live from your heart then you will be Authentic Love. You can have abundance, love and fulfillment.” – Kelley Rosano
So here I go, sharing my story!
One of my deepest passions is Natural Childbirth, and I’d like to move forward in educating women about the empowering experience of birthing naturally. My son was born at our home at Sunset Beach, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Although it was, of course, challenging, after 19 or so hours of labor, when I pushed this little mammal out of my vagina, I remember thinking, “I could do that 10 million more times! How amazing that I just created this little being!! What a blessing!” And my body was pumping with the natural hormone released during childbirth, called oxytocin. And my little man Aukai was so happy and so cozy in our little home. He was never taken away from me, but simply handed to me by my midwife, Dr. Lori Kimata, who caught him and passed him up into my arms, umbilical cord connected and everything. He didn’t make a peep, just looked at me with those little blue eyes. And I held him close, so proud. Then I realized I didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl…so I held him out and saw that he was a boy. That’s when he let out a little whimper, so I pulled him in close to my breast. Pure happiness.
Every woman deserves a chance to birth her child in her own power and as she desires. Birthing babies is a part of the natural human process. Birth is not an emergency and does not need to be treated like an emergency, unless there are complications. Complications usually only occur when there is intervention. Women have been having babies for centuries without drugs and without hospitals. Hospitals are great in the event of an emergency, but again birth is a normal physiological process and can be amazing!!!
If you are interested in learning more about natural birth and hearing more about my amazing experience, please join me and 2 naturopathic doctors, (Dr. Lori Kimata (midwife) and Dr. Ye Nguyen (doula)) on Aug. 24 from 11am-2pm at the North Shore Women’s Expo at the Martell Home on the North Shore. Please email me for details: NoelaniLove@gmail.com
You’ve heard rumors…and it’s true! We’ve opened up a shop in Haleiwa town! We are located right across the parking lot from the post office, behind the HE>I shop.
Here’s all the details: We are open Mon-Fri from 10-6 and Saturdays 10-5, closed on Sundays.
You’ve been waiting, and I’ve been settling in so nicely to my island life and home. Thank you everyone for your support during my soul-searching journey, and thank you for your patience as I prepare this blog.
Although I enjoyed my travels immensely, I am so grateful to be back on the North Shore after 5 weeks away from my home and family, and everything that I know to be so comfortable and love.
I went to India for 4 weeks to study kundalini yoga (the yoga of awareness) at an ashram in with many master teachers and 153 students from 29 different countries. We had an amazing time learning the philosophy of yoga and how to teach kundalini yoga. I have many photos and stories to share, so I am going to just share some of my adventures a little bit at a time so that it is not overwhelming.
We stayed in the small town of Rishikesh, nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas. It was a beautiful town, well known for its yoga community, great shopping and delicious Indian and Ayurvedic food. There were monkeys in the trees and elephants in the hills. The Ganges River is relatively clean in Rishikesh, as it flows freshly from the snow of the Himalayan Mountains. We bathed in the river, also known as the Mata Ganga (Mother Ganges) at 3:30 AM a handful of times before our morning sadhana (daily meditation) at 4AM. It felt refreshing and was a powerful way to start the day, getting our blood circulating quickly and activating our glandular system.
One of the exciting things I did while I was in India (besides lots of yoga) was to touch a cobra snake. I was shopping for some gifts when I saw a snake charmer on the street in Delhi. He told me his father had taken the venom out of its fangs after he found the cobra in the jungle. The snake was being handled by the charmer and it didn’t seem bothered, so I gave it a try…
Click HERE to watch the video. Enjoy the video, filmed by my travel companion and fellow yogini, Erica Jago!
ALOHA friends and beloved ones! I’ve just returned from my travels to India, and am excited to begin sharing my new knowledge and practice of Kundalini Yoga, as well as Pregnancy Yoga! I’ve been inspired by travel and soul-searching, evident in new jewelry designs and songs.
Join me every Thursday at the Haleiwa Farmer’s Market in Waimea Valley from 3-7 to view the latest designs, and listen to Hawaiian Music. Emilia, my lovely sister, is traveling this week, but will be back on the stage with me next week!
I look forward to seeing you all. Keep checking in for a new blog with photos and stories from my travels.
The waves have come and gone on the North Shore this past week. With the waves come plenty of beautiful shells, and with a flat ocean, it means it’s time for shell hunting! Aukai and I decided to go for a swim and see what treasures we could find.
I love the juxtaposing smells of the ocean and my little man…Salty and Sweet!
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, which indicates the wrapping up of 2012! I hope all of you have had bountiful harvests this fall, with the starfruit, ulu (breadfruit), apples, avocados…and much more. I do love the feeling of the rapidly-approaching holiday season and all of the delicious meals to be shared with loved ones!
As we approach the coldest time of the year, I’m preparing for the Haleiwa Farmer’s Market in Waimea Valley tomorrow, November 15. Stop by the Pikake Pavilion in Waimea tomorrow from 3-7PM for some early holiday shopping and perhaps some dinner with family and friends…
Just so you know…All of our hoops are handmade in our Sunset Beach Studio. It’s quite a fun, yet tedious process to hand-make all of our hoops individually in the studio; first we solder the wire together, then shape them, then hammer them. To give them extra shine, we make sure to tumble and polish them so you feel like you’re sparkling when you wear them!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, so is our Annual Black Friday Sale Event! Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the details to come soon!