Jade Egg Awakening

Sunday August 27th 7-9pm, Sliding Scale $5-$60

Do you want to feel radiant confidence, while tapping into a daily self-care ritual that brings you pleasure, joy, passion, and profound connection to your body, spirit, and soul? Do you want an authentic experience of your sexuality, to be in touch with who you truly are and all your body has to offer? It is not normal to feel like our yoni's are dirty, our bodies are something to be hated, or that sex is shameful. And yet culture, family, religion, and more all reinforce a negative view of women's bodies and their sexuality. Low grade-shame, negativity and disconnection from the body become the normal baseline for many women. We aren't taught to take care of our sexuality in a holistic way, as a daily self-care practice. The jade egg is a practice that evolved in ancient China, used in the Royal Palace with the queen and concubines, and is used today as a transformational tool that revolutionizes women's sexuality. The jade egg not only strengthens the yoni and vaginal muscles, but it also helps regulate the yoni, keeping it in good health and resilience. Through different practices, the jade egg can bring in tremendous pleasure, joy, and ecstasy, while simultaneously releasing sexual blockages and trauma stored in the body. It additionally aids in lifting sexual energy inward and upward where it can be transformed into higher spiritual energy, and utilized for growth, expansion, and getting in touch with one's intuition and desire. This workshop gives an introduction to the jade egg, how to insert it, use it in a safe and effective manner, and some basic practices to get you started in a regular yoni self-care routine. This workshop will kick-off a jade egg series of classes that will move through a variety of transformational tools for a more radiant, pleasurable, and in-touch sexuality. 

Participants must bring their own egg or purchase one at the workshop. You only want to use JADE as it is a porous stone that can be used internally. Other stones are not meant to used internally.

One CAN come to the workshop and just do the embodiment exercises without an egg.

BIO: 
Rachel Halder is a Sacred Sexuality Coach, empowering people--stuck in sexual shame and shut down inherited by culture, family or religion--transform their numbness, pain or trauma into pleasure. Her passion is teaching people how to form a sacred relationship with their body, sexuality, and turn on, giving them the deep and sexy connection they've been yearning for, recognizing that embodying our sexual selves is a form of sacred activism. With an MA in Religion, Rachel's thesis titled "Undressing Purity Culture: Finding Sexual and Spiritual Healing through Neuroscience, Trauma Recovery, and Embodied Inter-Spirituality" focused on holistic healing for those marginalized or spiritually traumatized by the Christian Church through LGBTQ+ identification and/or sexual suppression or abuse. Rachel is a student of Layla Martin’s 600-hour Integrated Sex, Love and Relationship coaching program at the Tantric Institute for Integrated Sexuality, incorporating Tantric philosophy mixed with modern neuroscience into her studies, programs, coaching, workshops, and retreats. Follow on Instagram @thesacredandthesexy or www.facebook.com/thesacredandthesexy 
 

Rhythms in Motion. Earth Tribe Gathering Spiritual Dance. Original Electronic Music by Vic Hennegan

Rhythms in Motion is going to be a monthly event here at the HFL. An Earth Tribe gathering of Spiritual Dance, featuring original electronic music & vocals by Vic Hennegan

Saturday August 26th 7:30-9:30pm, $15 Sliding Scale 

Vic Hennegan has been writing, recording, producing and performing electronic music for several years. As a live performer he has performed at such shows as The Gathering Concert Series in Philadelphia, Cyberstock of Los Angeles, Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms Dance, Soul Motion, Northern California Dance Collective and many other venues around the world. With computers, samplers, vocals and synthesizers, Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno- trance and ambient music in a wildly fun, uplifting spiritual experience that will take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy.

"A unique warmth emanates from Hennegan's music moving the listener to a state of euphoria. Through complex and insistent rhythms and vocals, Hennegan accomplishes a lush dynamic that relentlessly strives to entertain.” (Matt Howarth, Sonic Curiousity.com)

Hennegan’s music is complimented by the guest artists he works with such as Surface Ten’s synthesist extraordinaire, Dean De Benedictis; and Becca Fuchs, whose incredible vocal range spans from operatic to soulful and sexy. His music is streamed on radio shows such as Pandora, Spotify, Alien Air Music, Star's End, Echoes, Apple Music, Hearts of Space and much much more!

Hennegan’s compositions are featured on three different "Echoes" compilations: “Soundscape for Echoes” on the release “Refractions: The Echoes Living Room Concerts, Volume 12,” with internationally renowned electronic musicians Andreas Vollenweider and Michael Brook; and Echoes Location, The Echoes Living Room Concerts, Volume 17, featuring a live version of his most popular itunes download, "Patagonian Rain." And the 2014 release, Transmissions: Echoes Living Room Concerts V19, featuring the song "Desert Vortex." The host of "Echoes," John Diliberto, personally invited Vic Hennegan to participate in all of the Echoes compilations and has placed Hennegan's 2011 release "Field of Worlds and Mirrors," as one of the top 25 albums of the year.

Vic Hennegan is excited to be working with his top favorite synthesizer companies: U-he, Tal- Tugo Audio, Rob Papen, Synapse Audio, AudioRealism and Novation.

Hennegan’s music may be found on Pandora, Spotify, itunes, CDBaby, Rhapsody.com, Apple Music, Yahoo.com, Amazon.com, and MusicZiet.com.

Hennegan is a practicing Buddhist. This faith aims to manifest enlightenment in the lives of its practitioners. By tapping into an individual's creative potential, one can create a thriving and peaceful community. Through his faith and his music, Hennegan invokes the timeless tradition of music’s healing powers. He believes that, “We are the creators of our own universe. I seek to help people understand this very fact through my music.” 

DIY with Shea Butter & Essential Oils - Toothpaste & Deodorant, Face/Body products

Friday August 25th for 7-9pm. Join us to learn how to Do It Yourself & make your own face & body cream, face/body wash, tooth paste & deodorant using raw organic shea butter and essential oils. $25- $30 to make some great products & learn about the benefits of essential oils for your skin from head to toe.
appetizers provided :)

Solar Eclipse Light Transmission

Welcome to another Adventure in Consciousness with Ariana.

On Monday, August 21 the sun, moon and Earth will line up in an act of cosmic serendipity that will turn day into night across the 2,680-mile width of the United States. This is a major event that will be witnessed by many and marks a huge RESET, the ramifications of which we will probably not see until later this fall. A new understanding of how the body is simply a manifestation of your thoughts and beliefs is possible, as well as a deep healing and reset of what has been perceived as damaged, lacking or diseased. You have the potential to reset your relationship to your body and your physical well-being.  

We will gather in a circle, open a portal of light and feel into the energies that will be available to us on this day. This event is a ceremony, an adventure in consciousness and activation of your ultimate potential. We will bathe in the light of who we are and share us selves with the wider collective on quantum particle level. There's nothing to do - but be - be your true self and shine your light upon this world! 

According to my Acturian guides this solar eclipse will be a rehearsal for the Ascension and intersection of dimensions, which is why we will be focusing during the guided meditation on activation of our individual and collective Merkaba.

After the guided meditation we will go outside and watch the peak of the eclipse, which will be a partial eclipse here in Taos.

This is a free event, donations greatly appreciated. 
Feel free to invite your friends.

It is recommended to bring crystals and water to charge by the high frequencies we will be transmitting. Some of the crystals will be burried around the perimeter of Taos with intention to hold the frequencies in our community, the water can be used as a homeopathic remedy to enhance the frequency of you water at home.

Hosted by Vera Ariana Le Doux - www.veraledoux.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/veraledoux/videos
https://www.facebook.com/iveraledoux

Location - High Frequency Loft: A space for mindful movement & uplifting events. Acro. Yoga. Fitness. Dance. Qigong. Meditation. Music. Art. Life. 

(We will be sitting on the floor, if you have physical issues, consider bringing a chair.)

https://www.highfrequencyloft.com/

A note on timing: There's a 9-10 class before our event and a 11-12 class afterwards. Please be on time.

Tibetan Music Fieldwork Presentation with Andrea Clearfield

Dr. Andrea Clearfield, award winning composer who has held several fellowships at the Wurlitzer Foundation will show original footage from her Tibetan music fieldwork documenting Tashi Tsering, the last royal court singer of Lo Monthang, Nepal, in a restricted Himalayan region near Tibet. She will discuss how this ancient culture has influenced her life and music, and perform examples of her Tibetan influenced compositions with guest musician Heidi Svoboda (gongs).

Sunday August 20th, 7pm 

Sliding Scale $10-$20

Check out this 3 minute interview with Andrea about her work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a_AJQ7Kh0w

To learn more about this region of Upper Mustang, Nepal, visit:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/01/05/a-fortress-in-the-sky-the-last-forbidden-kingdom-of-tibetan-culture/?utm_term=.942932f5c9ea

Two of the musical pieces that they will perform:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiraaOHjCrQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qg0cK5ZMws

West African Drum Lessons with Chris Helvey

Saturday August 19th 7-9pm, $20 sliding scale

We will start at the beginning and learn two traditional rhythms. These drum classes are somewhat self-leveling in terms of student experience level. Beginners will get to learn the basics and more experienced players will learn the nuances of the rhythm. A few djembes will be available for rent.  First come first server. What we will learn:

  • Sofa (Another way!)
  • Sorsonay 
  • Playing tips
  • Woman friendly (No egos here)
  • Fun and supportive
  • Beginners welcome
  • Recorded for practicing

Chris has been a drummer since the age of eight. Around twenty years ago, he was intrigued by the Djembe as an instrument and upon discovering the music it supported, came an "Aha!" about rhythm. What followed became a deep learning experience of West African rhythm, along with following the influences it has had on western music. He has traveled to Guinea, West Africa to learn from the source, and has studied with many masters both African and American. His teachers have been Mamady Keita (Conakry,) Famadou Konate' (Conakry,) Fadouba Oulare (Faranah,) Ryan Edwards (Boston,) Michael Taylor (Chicago,) Michael Markus (New York,) and Bruce Langhorn (Los Angeles,) among others.

Chris also plays guitar, congas, and anything that makes a sound. African music runs in his blood even while playing slack-key guitar. He often says that the influence of African music in his his own life and music style is like the egg in a cake. You can't separate them anymore.

Song Circle with Tilo & Krystal

Come sing in circle!

... Join Alexandra Tilottama Grajeda and Krystal Crete for an afternoon of chant, world music, and heart song. This is an opportunity for community to come together to share songs, sing in harmony, learn new songs from around the world and take in the transformative power of music.  Dance, drum, shake and sing with us!  Bring your song books, rattles, drums, flutes, strings, and, most importantly, your voice! 

Friday July 28th, 7-8:30pm 

Donations appreciated

Laughter Yoga with Matthew Salzman

Monday August 14th 7:30pm

Laughing Yoga is the practice of using laughter exercises and yogic breathing to foster health and happiness. Through the use of Laughter Yoga exercises we bring to life our childlike playfulness, no matter how old we are. In order to get scientifically proven health benefits of laughter, we need to laugh continuously for at least for 10 to 15 minutes. Laughter Yoga provides a fun safe environment, where we can sustain the type of laughter that enriches our mental, emotional, and physical health.

Health Benefits of Laughing Yoga:

  • Laughter lower your stress levels.

  • Laughter increases serotonin levels.

  • Laughter helps regulate blood sugar.

  • Laughter lowers blood pressure.

  • Laughter helps relieve pain.

  • Laughter improves respiratory function.

  • Laughter burns calories.

  • Laughter boosts your immune system.

  • Laugher provides a great abdominal  workout.

  • Laughter decreases anxiety and fear.

  • Laughter eases depression.

  • Laughter improves your mood and enhances both emotional and physical resilience.

    • Beyond Health:

    • strengthens relationships.

    • Laughter is attractive and draws others to us.

    • Laughter promotes group  bonding.

    • Laughter breaks down walls between people.

     

    And…

    Life is better When we laugh!

     

 

Reclaim Your Sacred Sexual Power w/ Rachel Halder

Sunday August 13th, 7-9pm 

Workshop description: This workshop examines how cultural, familial, and religious understandings around sex, sexuality, and self can interrupt the life force connection to our sexual centers. Rooted in the wisdom of Tantra and neuroscience, this workshop will guide people on how to form a sacred relationship with their body, sexuality, and turn on, giving them the deep and sexy connection they've been yearning for. Combined with lecture, we will utilize sexual embodiment practices to demonstrate how to shed shame, guilt, fear, resistance, trauma and other blocks around our sexuality to fully awaken, reclaim, and embrace our sexual power and energy. When we are connected to our sexual selves, we are connected to ALL aspects of ourselves: heart, soul, body, mind, and spirit. This workshop will kick-off an 8 week class series on igniting our sexual awakening. All practices will be optional and practiced solo within a safe container, with consent and fully clothed.

 

BIO: 
Rachel Halder is a Sacred Sexuality Coach, empowering people--stuck in sexual shame and shut down inherited by culture, family or religion--transform their numbness, pain or trauma into pleasure. Her passion is teaching people how to form a sacred relationship with their body, sexuality, and turn on, giving them the deep and sexy connection they've been yearning for, recognizing that embodying our sexual selves is a form of sacred activism. With an MA in Religion, Rachel's thesis titled "Undressing Purity Culture: Finding Sexual and Spiritual Healing through Neuroscience, Trauma Recovery, and Embodied Inter-Spirituality" focused on holistic healing for those marginalized or spiritually traumatized by the Christian Church through LGBTQ+ identification and/or sexual suppression or abuse. Rachel is a student of Layla Martin’s 600-hour Integrated Sex, Love and Relationship coaching program at the Tantric Institute for Integrated Sexuality, incorporating Tantric philosophy mixed with modern neuroscience into her studies, programs, coaching, workshops, and retreats. Follow on Instagram @thesacredandthesexy or www.facebook.com/thesacredandthesexy 

Sacred Sound Bath & Meditation

Sacred Sound Bath & Meditation

Hosted by Robert John Malone, Saturday August 12th 6:30pm-8pm

Join us for this fun and interactive sonic experience as we explore the spirit of sound through ancient & modern insights, group exercises such as toning & breath-work, concluded with an open meditation in a harmonically rich acoustic sound bath.

Sliding Scale $10-$30

www.SacredSoundServices.com

 

8-8 Lion's Gate Light Transmission & Celebration of Life

Tuesday August 8th, 10:30am

Imagine a world where each of us knew we had the impact necessary to create a world change. If you feel like you don’t fit in this world, it is because you are here to help to create a new one. August 8th introduces an expansive fluctuation of Earth’s energy which will create an opportunity to harmonize our brainwaves with the frequencies of higher consciousness. The age of the external guru is dissolving, you are the guru, you are the sages of this new age. Those who have heard the clarion call to help create heaven on Earth are being ushered into the era of shepherding consciousness. The Lion’s Gate is a gateway to finally embody your unique essence, a call to action of the greatness within you. Become the change you wish to see in this world. When lightworkers of this Earth unite together, there is nothing we cannot transform.

We will gather in a circle, open a portal of light and feel into the energies that will be available to us in that particular moment of time. This event is a ceremony, a conscious cocreation, a dance, a song, a moment in time....An adventure in consciousness, celebration of life. We will bathe in the light of who we are and share us selves with the wider collective on quantum particle level. There's nothing to do - but be - be your true self and shine your light upon this world!

This is a free event, donations greatly appreciated. 
Feel free to invite your friends.

Hosted by Vera Ariana Le Doux - www.veraledoux.com

This event is part of a global event:  www.lionsgateevent.com
Sign up and receive access to the global broadcast from Sedona at 7:30 MDT.

MogaDao Sacred Daoist Sexuality Workshop w/ Nikesha Breeze - Part 2

Sunday July 30th
6:30pm-9:30pm

at the High Frequency Loft, Taos, NM  www.highfrequencyloft.com

Price: $45 or Sliding Scale $0-60
Don't worry if you missed part one. We will review all the basics as well as go more deeply. So whether you were at part one & hungry for more, or you missed part one, nows your chance to get in on all the fun. 

All genders and sexual articulations, all abilities, all ages (18+), all life stages and all relationships welcome.

MogaDao Sacred Daoist Sexuality is a practice of Return. A returning to the prenatal and original energy in our bodies. A returning to deep sensitivity, self-reverence, attention, and cultivation of generosity. Sexual energy is understood as the foundation for vibrant physical health, creativity, vitality, trust, refinement, and deep alignment with ones sacred path. MogaDao Sacred Daoist Sexuality is about developing a personal culture of sexuality, an ecology of vitality and a well-spring of vibrant Qi. 

This 3 hour workshop will introduce students to the fundamental practices of MogaDao Sacred Daoist Sexuality, including Internal Alchemy, Qigong forms for vital sexual health, Self-Cultivation practices for all genders and ritual. We will move between physical practice and didactic teachings in a safe and reverent atmosphere. Intimate practices will be discussed but are meant to be practiced in privacy. 

These teachings and practices are derived from the original practice tradition of MogaDao, created and founded by Zhenzan Dao. For more information please visit www.mogadao.com


bio:
Nikesha Breeze is one of the primary teachers of the tradition of MogaDao. She is the partner of Master Zhenzan Dao, founder of the MogaDao Institute, and one of the highest certified teachers in the tradition. Her classes combine a supreme fluidity and attention to detail as well as a supreme depth of understanding of the medical, psychological and spiritual implications of the practice.

Enchanted Lands Live Music & Media Art Event

Music Producer and Media Artist John Patrick Funk (a.k.a Spirit Winds) invites you on a Soundscape Journey into the Beauty of New Mexico- The Enchanted Lands Soundscape Journey is a intimate live music & media show that transports the participants into a beautiful musical realm through performance of Original Soundscapes (produced in the Rio Grande Gorge Canyon) with Flutes, Guitars, Loops and other instruments. Lighting and Visual media- illuminated sculptures and projected photography- accompany stories shared through the heart that set the atmosphere for the event. The Soundscape Journey centers on the musical experience that has been influenced by these beautiful locations and events in New Mexico- (link to photographic inspirations and music tracks- http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/photography-graphics/ 

We will have space for you to sit or lie down, please bring blankets & pillows for added comfort.

The first half or the show will be ambient & meditative, while the second half will have you up on your feet dancing. 

Main Website http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/

Spirit Winds- Volume 5 of Enchanted Lands that features musical tracks with Native American Flutes which also comprises tracks for the live music set list.http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/enchanted-lands-volume-5/

News Article published about me a year ago in the Taos News- http://enchantedlandsmusic.com/news/

CANCELLED! Liven Up Shindig Live Music w/ Picketwire

I'm so sorry to cancel this event! The artist had an emergency! We will have him back in the future so stay tuned!

Pin your ears back! Picketwire brings forth a robust assortment of sound, tales, and song immersed in messages of thoughtful consciousness. Entwining ideas that express optimism, compassion, and unity, this solo act spurs listeners into a realm of engaging merriment, employing traditional folk, blues, and rock, as it’s inspirational platform. Whether playing festivals, conscious gatherings, or street corners, this fierce arrangement of melody and sound, will incite attendees with a deeper awareness, leaving them with a gladdened heart.

Check out these links of Picketwire:

https://www.facebook.com/picketwire/

https://www.reverbnation.com/picketwire

Born in 1976 and with a career extending over 20 years, Jason White (Jug Colangelo) has passionately immersed himself in music and considers it to be a continual driving force, vital to his existence. This saving grace as he would put it, found him at the age of sixteen. Although late for most, he quickly developed his craft which soon after, enabled him to begin performing with several local groups.  It was during this time that he co-founded a band called, "Planet O". Immediate success followed, and the group gained many supporters all through Colorado. While touring throughout the state, and eventually the west coast, Jug gained much notoriety for his searing leads and tasteful blues driven style. With respect to his vocal method, it can be described as exhibiting a raspy, rock-like tone, while demonstrating an expressive and deft approach. 

Over the years Jug has opened for such acts which include Leon Russell, The Meditations, David Lindley, Tea Leaf Green, Sister Carol, Edgar Winter, Randy McAllister, Elephant Revival, and has performed with The Mighty Diamonds and Rankin Scroo for their nationwide tours. Although “Planet O" is still currently together, Jug has found the time to assist in cultivating several other projects. Today, he finds himself performing with multiple bands including the latest group called, “Soul Tones”. If asked what his future looks like, he’ll tell you that the skies are the limit and to stay tuned for more good music, because the best is yet to come. 

 

Tapping: the Emotional Freedom Technique

An Evening of Introduction to the art of Tapping: the Emotional Freedom Technique. come experience this amazing way to 'tap" right into how your thoughts and feelings are creating reality. based on the supposition that our thoughts and feelings can reside within our bodies, the Emotional Freedom Technique allows the clearing of unwanted and unconscious beliefs, and belief patterns, by tapping on specific points on the subtle pathways in the body called meridians. These are the same pathways used by needles in acupuncture or fingers in acupressure. It is easy to use and has tremendous instantaneous effects.

In this introudction, you will be given a 30 page booklet that shares the history of EFT/Tapping, some of the science behind it, and the directions for the technique. During the evening, you will be given ample time to practice on yourself, as well as help another person. there will also be plenty of opprtunity to ask questions, and share your experiences, so we all learn from each other.

The class is lead and taught by Jiwan Shakti, a professional Educator, Healer and Artist. Not only does she have a gift of a healing soul, she is a well seasoned Experiential Educator. Her greatest passion is to teach people how to heal themselves and the ones in their lives. It is a pleasure to serve in this way.

Class time is 2 hours / $30 includes the booklet

Tuesday July 11, Taos New Mexico

RSVP so we can create make your booklets ♥

***Regularly scheduled 7pm TRX Bootcamp will be cancelled***

The Secret Gong Orchestra brings 100 gongs to Taos @the HFL

The Land of Enchantment is about to be Energized with the Gong collections of Al Faaet, Kenneth Goff, Mitch Nur, and Jeff Sussmann. Bringing together over 150 years of musical experience, and an impressive collection of Gongs from all over the world, this performance will open the dimensions of Gong play far beyond your usual 'gong bath' or similar presentation. Don't confuse this with the expected display of crashing and bashing you see today; but the formal presentation of ambient textures and nuances carefully expressed through an inter-dimensional tonal soundscape.

This unique performance is bringing together Gong artist's from both the East and West Coasts, merging with Santa Fe's more prolific live musicians. This is a layout event, so bring something comfortable to lay on, blanket or pillow as necessary, we will have mats out as well.

Sliding Scale $49

To find out more about them visit http://sacredsound.org/sgo

An Evening of Cultivating Kindness with Tara Basu

Becoming our best selves takes practice.  Our good intentions to change for the better are often forgotten in the shuffle of daily activities and lost among ingrained patterns.  If we truly want to grow, we must take time to focus on what we would like to cultivate and see grow within ourselves.  

Being kind is one of the simplest and most effective ways to dramatically transform yourself and impact those around you in a positive way.  It is a universal concept and fundamental to all spiritual work.  This interactive workshop is an opportunity to reflect on the theme of kindness, become aware of how you apply it, and to learn new tools to improve your skills.  The program will include lecture, discussion, group activities, and group meditations.

Friday July 7, 7pm at the HFL

Sliding Scale $15

Movie Night - Atma Darsana: Reflection of the Soul: BKS Iyengar

Bring your own beach chair MOVIE NIGHT. We will be showing the documentary: Atma Darsana: Reflection of a the Soul: on the life of BKS Iyengar

Running time 45 minutes.  Drawing on archival and current film footage, interviews, and photographs and intimately narrated by his daughter, Geeta Iyengar, this documentary captures the essence of Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar, world renowned Yoga practitioner, teacher and author. 

Free - Donations appreciated for snacks & drinks