THE GIFT OF PRESENCE
For two years now, we have continuously asked you (and ourselves) questions such as: How can we connect with strength and confidence, both inside and out? What practices, routines and rituals are serving us? What can we learn from others? And from ourselves? How can we go deeper together?
And what an experience. You inspire us, you bolster us, you drive us. And it’s still just the beginning. As a gesture of our most sincere appreciation, we have combined forces with 10 of our dear collaborators in the US and Europe to create the following experiences just for you. Just for us.
So get ready, get set, get present.
Peace + Love,
Alison and Jessica
MADAME GANDHI x THE FUTURE IS FEMALE PLAYLIST
Madame Gandhi created an empowering message just for us. Give it a listen here, then tune into her weekly playlist, The Future is Female, entirely dedicated to women artists.
3 YOGA VIDEOS BY SKY TING FOUNDERS KRISSY JONES AND CHLOE KERNAGHAN
Wake up, loosen up and heat up. These short sessions by two of our community’s absolute favorite instructors can be practiced individually or one after the other for an hour-long sequence.
1 SOUL REGRESSION JOURNEY WITH RENEE ROTKOPF
Have you ever wondered what your past lives where? Or questioned what the soul actually is?
According to intuitive coach Renee Rotkopf, the soul is the spiritual essence of all living creatures, connecting us to the divine energy of life. In this podcast experience, created exclusively for Inside/Out, Renee facilitates a deeper connection to the timeless self in order to provoke relevant insights that can help improve our lives today.
1 INTUITIVE MEDITATION BY BRYAN ELLIS
This modern mystic leads us in a unique and inspiring intuitive meditation - created exclusively for Inside/Out. Find a comfortable spot, settle in, explore your breath and prepare to get lit.
1 SOUND BATH BY RHYTHMS OF VISION (R.O.V.)
Everything that exists is made of sound and vibration. Our bodies are 70% water, ideal conductors for transformative sonic experiences. Sound healing helps release the tension of day-to-day life and opens the door to enhanced intuition, improved immunity, better relationships, lower blood pressure, reduced stress hormones, stabilized moods, and better sleep.
Composed of Kassia Meador and Farmer Dave Scher (joined here by Roger Manning Jr.), R.O.V. offers a psychedelic Cali-style immersion.
1 VIDEO BY SHAMAN DUREK
Where are you in your relationship to yourself?
This charismatic shaman, women's rights advocate and the creator of the Ancient Wisdom Today podcast, shares empowering words to help us evaluate and embrace our relationship to ourselves.
1 BEAUTY-FUL RECIPE FROM GREEN BARBES
A recipe with a holistic approach to nourishing face, body and the imagination. Created by Hélène Ségol and Clémentine Buren, the co-founders of natural DIY cosmetics brand Green Barbès.
"In order to affront the winter chill, we have concocted a deeply nourishing whipped non-dairy cream to moisturize deeply while warming you up with the smell of summer.
We have also included an adaptation to create an acerola-enriched face mask from the same base. (Acerola is an amazonian treasure, full of vitamin C, highly antioxidant and with a toning effect. Great for fighting pollution...and the winter doldrums.)
Start by creating an almond butter coconut oil base with the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of almond butter
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of borage oil (borago officinalis)
- 10 drops of Monoi or vanilla essential oil or 10 drops of our signature Green Barbès fragrance (containing citrus, lavender and rosemary) Note: Skip the oils if you are pregnant.
1. Melt almond butter and coconut oil in a bain-marie.
2. Mix well.
3. Add the borage oil and essential oils.
4. Refrigerate to cool and harden (about 30 minutes)
5. Whisk by hand until fluffy.
Preparation: 10 minutes + time to chill.
This base should last about a week. We recommend it just before bed.
To make a face mask, add 2 teaspoons of acerola powder to 2 teaspoons of the whipped cream."
Pssst, wanna order some Green Barbès products? We've got a promo code for ya: GREENXMAS40.
1 MOVING MEDITATION BY MEGHAN WALLACE JAMES
Meghan Wallace James brings her gift for Modern Feng Shui to clients the world over to co-create environments that are energetically, aesthetically and intuitively charged. The following meditation is one of our go-tos to feel grounded, inspired and grateful.
"1. Be barefoot.
2. Rub your clean hands together to generate energy. If Reiki attuned, input Reiki symbols.
3. Create a ball of energy between your activated, extended palms; pulsate your open palms to and fro; feel into the vibes: their density, temperature, speed.
4. State out loud: 'I establish my divine presence on earth.'
5. Raise the ball above your head and then spread the energy around your body.
6. Gather a second energy ball between your activated palms; take the second ball up and around.
7. Repeat a third time.
8. Gather a fourth energy ball.
9. State out loud: 'I declare my divine purpose fulfilled.'
10. Send this energy ball to the core of Mama Gaia.
11. Place your hands in prayer position.
12. Close with Amen or Namasté."
1 BATH RITUAL BY JESSIKA LE CORRE OF FEATHER EAGLE SKY
A self-care ceremony by the luminous founder of the plant-based beauty brand. With love from Santa Fe.
"Start by lighting copal or incense for this purifying healing ritual.
Run a hot bath.
Add fresh or dried mugwort, white yarrow, wild sage, rose and eucalyptus and let incense fill the room while you undress.
Stroll the incense around your naked body, under your arms, the soles of the feet, the hands, the back, the face and especially the heart. Above the crown of your head, then around the bathroom and bath.
During this ritual, I sing sacred songs Los Icaros (chants of Amazonian shamans) but you can also sit in silence or pray. This releases negative energy and is both therapeutic and protective.
Immerse yourself in water for 20 minutes or more, then rinse with cold water. The suggested plants are extremely shielding, illuminating, ideal for dreaming/visions and healing. Our modern world (that of the machines) is very trying, for the body as for the spirit. It takes a lot of the psychic energy necessary for our fulfillment.
This ritual is not just a bath, but a ceremony of self-love, protection and communion with plants."