Women’s Spirit Festival’s Charlotte Saint Jean

In an attempt to make “volunteering” to help worthy causes a more integral part of my life, whenever my “chargé” timetable allows (further to an experience in this regard earlier this year ), I found myself, yet again, offering my services after seeing an appeal for volunteers by the co-organiser of the festival on their Facebook page.

The 1st ever Women’s Spirit Festival, an event created by Charlotte Saint Jean and Elodie Garamond, the founder of Le Tigre Yoga Club in Paris, took place at the Hôtel National de l’Industrie in Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés in early June 2017.

The Festival offered a weekend of Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness conferences, but also “a safe and sacred space for women to be the woman they want to be, to open new doors, to listen to the voice within, to feel supported and to thrive, with shared moments, tears, laughter and joy”…

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Lettre de Paris Interview: Michael Hewett…

I first encountered Michael Hewett on a warm Sunday in October at Le Tigre Yoga Club in Paris.. he was the instructor leading the two-hour “Shamatha Meditation Atelier” I had signed up for.

I was looking forward to starting my formal initiation into Meditation, a discipline which I had long yearned to start practising. The workshop promised to take us “step by step through the Buddha’s stages of meditation”. Having long been fascinated by everything spiritual and read extensively about the subject over the years, I knew that I finally needed to put the theoretical into practice. Meditation seemed to be the natural next step into a brave new world and a practical, more attainable entry into a sublime state of being that I had so far touched for only brief moments.. I wanted to access that state far more frequently. I knew it was the right path to follow, long ago convinced that we are indeed all spiritual beings having a human experience…

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Lettre de Paris Interview: Kathy Biehl

Q: You are a lawyer by training.. what first drew you to Astrology?

I have been interested in astrology and esoteric subjects since I was a pre-teen, long before the idea occurred to me to study law. I have a natural bent for magic and fairy tales and symbolism (I studied German literature in college), which are all ways of looking at life beyond what is happening on the surface. Astrology appealed to both my rational and non-rational side. It is a logical and orderly system that explains workings that are not immediately visible to the eye…

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CONTRIBUTOR: The Healing Power of Crystals

Introduction and Overview

Crystals, gems and stones, have a long documented history of use in healing work in practically every culture and religious tradition since the dawn of time. In our contemporary era, crystals are regularly employed because of their inherent ability to deeply enhance the table work experience for both the practitioner and client. For those wishing to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the properties, characteristics, functions, and application of crystals, there are thankfully, many wonderful books that are readily available and which explain the many kinds of crystals one can obtain for use. Jonathan Goldman, a noted Sound Healer, nevertheless acknowledges the importance of crystals in his book, Shifting Frequencies, documenting the use of crystals in healing work throughout various historical periods…

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The Broken Heart Club…

“You forswore your love, and now you discover that there is no past love. All love is still beating in your heart. Love has come home to roost. Let it flow. Let it flow everywhere. Let love be.

The day will come when you look into My eyes and see yourself and start smiling. How you will be eager to simply blend with Me as Love, letting the details go”…

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Sergiu Celibidache.. A “God”…

Sergiu… Celibidache…

Romanian… conductor…

Composer… teacher…

Philosopher…

Had a life enhancing effect on my senses… watching him conduct the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra on the Franco-German TV network ARTE.

The experience felt like bathing in the very presence of… “The Divine”… a near transcendental moment… the closest thing to heaven…

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Elodie Garamond’s Le Tigre Yoga Club…

As someone who’s experienced a major professional life change – in my case from the rigid but secure banking, to the more fulfilling yet hazardous terrain of creative entrepreneurship – I was fully cognisant of the path that Elodie Garamond has tread, from high-flying communications executive to founder and director of Le Tigre Yoga Clubs, in tandem with juggling the joys and pressures of marriage and motherhood…

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Bonne Anniversaire.. A Love Like Ours…

He was tall, dark, and handsome.

His thick, dark, straight hair was slicked back in the Rudolph Valentino style, which framed a white and near perfect shape of face, marked by high cheekbones, full mouth, with a manly, strong, jutting chin and jawline.

He was often compared to Gregory Peck, or William Holden…

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