Isla Holbox – A special place in the sun

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There are some places that get under your skin. Bring things to the surface. Teach you something new. Provide you with an experience you didn’t see coming. Such was my recent visit to the tiny sand-bar off the Yucatan coast, Isla Holbox. I planned to go for a night, to meet with the manager of Villas Flamingos about my next retreat. I booked a simple studio for the night, rather last minute, and jumped on the collectivo (small public van) … Keep reading…

I’m still dancing (with a lot of help from my friends)

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I’ve done a lot of things in my life. So many different things, that at times I have feared that I might never find ‘my thing.’ I’ve been a shoe salesperson (my first job at fourteen years old!), a pharmacy assistant, a waitress, an ESL teacher, a flight attendant, a blogger, essential oil advocate, a yoga teacher and a professional beach bum. I’ve started lots of things. From books to business ideas (I’m still working on my tan though). I’ve … Keep reading…

Commitment, Devotion and Marrying My Soul

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“By day ten, you’ll be fine,” said my teacher with a knowing smile, referring to the morning sadhana practice we were all committing to as part of our Kundalini Yoga Teacher training. The morning practice began at 4am, requiring me to wake up at 330am, douse myself in cold water from the simple ashram shower (a yogic therapy for the nervous system), dress in white comfortable clothing and walk through the grounds past the still-sleeping cows to the yoga hall. … Keep reading…

India Reflections and My Upcoming Retreat

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My feet may have landed back in Australia, but my heart is still filled with the sights, sounds, smells and surreal experiences of my recent journey to India. I just completed the Aquarian Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh with the renowned Golden Bridge Yoga School, which was one of the most magical experiences of my life. The training was intense beyond my imaginings, deeper than I expected and more thrilling than I ever dreamed it would be. I loved every minute, even the … Keep reading…

My journey with sex, shame, intimacy and celibacy

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I haven’t slept with anyone since I became single last December. I keep thinking (and saying) that it was ‘about six months ago’ but it has actually just gone nine. Nine months. A sacred time. The time it takes to gestate a baby, only this time has been about birthing me. I’m telling you because I assume you want to know (everyone else seems to and I don’t mind a bit) and this topic of sex and intimacy is really … Keep reading…

When Your Fears Come True – My Return to Australia

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I’ve recently landed in Australia after a beautiful, revealing, connecting time of retreat and travel in Bali. We had an amazing experience together breathing, laughing, crying, eating, swimming, praying and DANCING in a peaceful, remote part of ‘the island of the Gods.’ It’s the first time I’ve been back to Australia in three and a half years, so needless to say I’m due for a visit. It’s winter here and many of my friends forewarned me about the ‘Nordic’ temperatures, but … Keep reading…

My Summer of Love Tour 2016

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This time last year I was in ‘The Summer of my Discontent.’ I actually called it that to add some levity to what was an extremely heavy time for me. I’m grateful for that time. My suffering has never, ever failed to (eventually) deliver me into Love, propelling me forward into freedom. I simply had to make a massive change or go through life forever feeling like something was missing. Turns out what was missing was me. I decided to choose … Keep reading…

The Biggest Lie I Ever Told

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I’ve come to realize that all of the suffering I’ve ever experienced was based on a big lie I told at a young age. It became such a part of my psyche, however, that I barely noticed it’s existence. It wasn’t until recent events encouraged me to look at myself through a magnifying glass of truth, that I realized how embedded it really was. That lie was, “There’s something wrong with me.” If you were to take that magnifying glass … Keep reading…

Video: Dance for JOY!

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Happy Monday! Dancing is and has always been my greatest JOY. I believe life is a Divine Dance to be enjoyed and experienced fully by EVERY BODY and so I hope this video of my recent dance improvisation encourages you to put on your favourite song or three and dance you booty off!!! Note: there is a password for this video. It is divinedance. Divine Dance Joy – Sarah Chamberlain from Sarah Chamberlain on Vimeo. More info on the Divine … Keep reading…

All The Things I Did Not Do (a poem)

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I did not buy the cheap house on the island no-one knew about. I did not finish the course. I did not climb Mt Sinai. Or publish the book. I didn’t start that business I mapped out in my mind. I did not learn Spanish.   I did not attend my graduation ceremony. I did not build the empire. I didn’t tell him I didn’t want to. I did not trust my greatness. Or follow that sensible path.   I … Keep reading…