Uncovering Women's True 'Herstory' & Feminine Cultural Immersions with Hannah of Soul Seed Gathering
In this conversation I’m speaking to a deeply inspiring woman, Hannah Ruth Dyson, a feminine researcher and founder of the documentary project / gathering / not-for-profit organisation Soul Seed Gathering.
She is a woman who’s life’s work is to look deeply into history to discover stories from a woman’s perspective, rather than to accept the traditionally-told tales from a masculine lens. As she explains while sharing her own life story, she was never satisfied with this depiction, and has always known there was more to explore.
And so she’s on a mission and purpose to compile research, traditions, practices and forgotten stories from the feminine perspective.
This life’s-work of hers has been manifesting in the physical through an epic yearly gathering she holds, called Soul Seed, which is an all-women celebration and experience, held in a different place each time, where women are able to be immersed in the crafts, stories, rituals and energy of the women who live there. She invites local women to come and share their ways, so we may come to understand new lenses of living.
Our conversation explores issues of:
- cultural appropriation
- a lens of ‘glorifying’ indigenous people in a novelty sort of way
- the right way to marry appreciation and respect
- some of the issues around the current ‘not-for-profit’ model away from a 'capitalist-helping-victim' mindset
- the importance of self-work around our lineage
- our relationship to the masculine
- the sacred significance of weaving within indigenous cultures worldwide
- the deep wisdom that is transferred through simply being, sitting and listening to the profound subtleties of feminine wisdom rather than expecting a big ‘cultural performance’
- the bias or limiting nature of traditional masculine scientific/archeological exploration and how feminine stories have been altered to appear more twisted or mythical rather than true
and so much more.
She shares also about the epic new branch on the Soul Seed tree - an online library, database and hub for her deep feminine research, studies and stories - which will be out within the next month.
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Kundalini; a life of Radiance with Harjiwan
In this conversation I’m diving into the world of Harjiwan - a Kundalini Yogi and a woman who glows with radiance, expansiveness and dedication.
We explore her life in depth, from her strict regime of ballet through her childhood, and how it impacted her both positively, in a way of inner discipline and body awareness, but also how it impacted her in a damaging way through developing anorexia at a young age. Her journey from then to now has been a wildly expansive and successful one, from becoming a renowned Pilates instructor to the Australian Ballet Academy and Australian Football teams, owning her own studio, to then diving into Ashtanga yoga, before the doorway opened for her to discover Kundalini Yoga.
This path let her to the foot of Yogi Bhajan, the master teacher who brought this practice to the West. By his seed planted, she grew the first Kundalini studio and community in Australia in the early 2000s, and has continued to teach ever since.
I get her to explain the basics and the profound nature of Kundalini, the technology that it is and it’s purpose, for all of us still green to its magic.
We cover why Kundalini yogis wear white, wrap their heads, practice for specific time periods or numbers of positions within kriyas, what a kriya actually is, how many kriyas there are to choose from, to assist you in your focus or needs, the power of consistent, daily Sadhana and so much more.
Amongst frequent workshops and classes, Harjiwan offers a mentoring program for women called ‘WOW’ which she speaks in depth about in our conversation, and why she’s specifically focused on expanding and elevating women into their radiance.
She’s a beautiful, inspiring woman who really walks her talk and lives and breathes the essence of Kundalini.
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Let's talk Astrology! Charting the basics & the profound with Astrologer Daisy Clementine
In this conversation I’m chatting all things evolutionary astrology with Daisy of 'Flowers for Dais Astrology'.
We cover her journey into astrology, dive into what astrology actually is, her personal, unique approach to it and how she navigates her sessions, the energies of the planets, nodes and asteroids encompassing astrological charts, how these energies show up in us and in the collective world, and so much more. (she also shares an astrological forecast for this April new moon 2019.)
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Menstruation Empowerment & Monthly Cycle Wisdom with Samantha Neal
In this conversation I'm diving into the vast world of womanly cycles with Samantha Neal, who lives, breathes and shares the power of coming into greater understanding, and therefore empowerment, around our monthly cycles.
We speak in depth about menstruation, the way society has 'told us' to think about it, her first time bleeding and her disempowered perception of it then, to now understanding it's purpose, and the power we have in this time to vision/create/rest/restore.
We go into exactly what happens in a woman's body each month as she prepares to ovulate, and then to bleed, and around and around again.
We share tips on self-care, food, herbs, rituals and boundaries needed at these times of the month, and how to understand/communicate our needs and honour them.
Samantha lives in Byron Bay, Australia and holds workshops, meditations, circles and 1:1 sessions.
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Her new website is coming soon - see her link in Instagram bio for her latest offerings!
Sailing the World, Solo Van Life & Artistic Endeavours with Josje Leyten
In this conversation I’m exploring the adventures of Josje Leyten, a world-travelling sailor, an artist, a media creator and a natural intuitive.
She’s walked, or drifted, perhaps, along the path less travelled, in embarking on a sailing endeavour at the age of 18 and not coming back for over 4 years, travelling all around the pacific and falling in love with life on the sea.
We explore her life’s journey and all the directions it’s lead her in and the places shes seen, and most recently to her van life living and solo adventures through Australia.
We also speak about what inspires her to share her journey through YouTube, and the new collaborative project she’s just about to launch on there!
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