SOUL SPACES LIFESTYLE GRACES INTRODUCTORY CLASS #2!

We had a wonderful inspiring and fun Intro class in June and we are doing it again.  If you were not able to join us last time, please call Amy or Grace and sign up asap.  Space is limited and pre- registration is required.  This is a wonderful way to learn the elements of creating a space in your home that reflects and inspires your heart and soul and also experience some simple, nurturing lifestyle practices that you can easily include in your daily routine.   Please share with your friends.  ( this is happening on Bainbridge Island WA. )  If you would be interested in having us create a virtual class for you and your community please let us know.

 SOUL SPACES, LIFESTLYE GRACES

CONSULTING

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INTRODUCTORY CLASS

READY TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL SPACE AND SOUL NOURISHING PRACTICES AT HOME?

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN AND INSPIRING EVENING

WEDNESDAY JULY 11. 6:30–8:30 $25.

Space is limited, Call Amy or Grace to register

* Learn the benefits of creating a sacred space in your home

* Discover the joy of selecting décor that delights your heart and soul

* Experience simple well-being practices to easily include in your day

* Gain support for lifestyle and space “make-overs” for each stage of life

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GRACE MACLEOD: Graceful Lifestyle Coach 808-212-8694

AMY CURRAN: Soulful Interior Design 206-579-7252

WWW.GRACEMACLEOD.COM/SOULSPACESLIFESTYLEGRACES FOR MORE INFO

Let us help you create spaces and practices that support your soul at home!

 

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Team Sail Like A Girl, Women Leaders Inspiring Us All!

check out this wonderful blog post by Melinda of Eating Buckets – giving a raving shout out to our local sailing women has they begin their journey to Alaska in the r2ak race. Bon Voyage Girls. We are cheering you every step of the way.

Why we need inspiration heroes: Team Sail Like A Girl.

 

A Week of Launches!! June 4-10

What a wonderful week of creative joy this has been.

Monday:

The week actually began with the completion ceremony for “Teachers Yoga” at my local Waldorf school.  An inspired group of teachers and staff completed thirteen weeks of postures, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra.  We celebrated our time together with a beautiful ceremony of puja, the offering of the elements, to each other, to all the kids and staff of the school and even our beloved planet earth.  Thank you to these dedicated educators for their commitment to self care and modeling mindfulness for their students, colleagues and school community.  Let’s do it again in the fall and grow our group. 🙂

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Thursday:

Soul Spaces and Lifestyle Graces is launched!  My wonderful friend and colleague, Amy Curran and I held our first Introductory Class in Amy’s very own Soul Space.  We shared our vision and passion for supporting people in creating a space in their home where they can nurture their soul and did some fun energy balancing practices as an example of the simple ways we can take care of our selves even with super, busy lives.  We also created small, exquisite “altars”  selecting the colors, objects from nature and art prints that express our unique creative self.  Such a simple, meditative experience that provoked profound, heart felt sharings around our circle.  The evening ended with the writing of intentions for how we want to re create our homes as sanctuaries and our daily lives to include activities and routines that make our souls sing.  We will continue to offer these intro classes each month so stay tuned for upcoming dates.

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Sunday

The grand finale!  Team Sail Like A Girl Boat Blessing Ceremony. http://www.saillikeagirl.us

As with each of these creative projects, this ceremony occurred in response to a long held prayer for me.  I LOVE LOVELOVE being an officiant for all sorts of ceremonies including space blessings.  A year and a half ago, I followed my guidance to be an Uber driver as a way to connect more with my local community and create opportunities to serve. Each time I would go out to drive I would say a prayer: “May those who are seeking me find me and may I find those I am to serve.”   Sure enough, one of the members of this amazing sailing team was a passenger and that led to them requesting that I guide them in their Boat and Journey blessing ceremony.   These eight women are competing in the r2ak race to Alaska, a 750 mile daunting voyage with no motor, up the coast of British Columbia to Ketickan.  About fifty of their family and friends gathered with us on their boat and together we prayed, sang, cried, laughed, cleansed and blessed the women, their vessel and their voyage.

I was profoundly moved by this experience and was not sure exactly why.  Later it occurred to me that just as I am daring to allow my calling to be a vessel for God’s Grace in the world to guide me into uncharted waters and requires all my trust and confidence in the unseen touch of spirit, these courageous women are launching out to sea with only their own compelling calling and fierce trust in themselves, each other and the very same guiding light.  God speed and safe passage, dear Soul Sisters. Thank you Team Sail Like A Girl for the honor of serving you!

check out the pics on my facebook pages  Grace MacLeod and Graceful Living Coaching Classes and Retreats.  and on Team Sail Like a Girl page on fb.

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SOUL SPACES, LIFESTYLE GRACES INTRO CLASS

 SOUL SPACES, LIFESTLYE GRACES

CONSULTING

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INTRODUCTORY CLASS

READY TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL SPACE AND SOUL NOURISHING PRACTICES AT HOME?

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN AND INSPIRING EVENING

WEDNESDAY JULY 11. 6:30–8:30 $25.

Space is limited, Call Amy or Grace to register

* Learn the benefits of creating a sacred space in your home

* Discover the joy of selecting décor that delights your heart and soul

* Experience simple well-being practices to easily include in your day

* Gain support for lifestyle and space “make-overs” for each stage of life

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GRACE MACLEOD: Graceful Lifestyle Coach 808-212-8694

AMY CURRAN: Soulful Interior Design 206-579-7252

WWW.GRACEMACLEOD.COM/SOULSPACESLIFESTYLEGRACES FOR MORE INFO

Let us help you create spaces and practices that support your soul at home!

SOUL SPACES, LIFESTYLE GRACES

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INTRODUCING SOUL SPACES AND LIFESTYLE GRACES.

I am excited to introduce you to a new “Graceful Living” offering in partnership with the wonderfully creative Amy Curran.  Through delightful synchronistic events, Amy and I were brought together and discovered that our passion for creating beautiful, soul filled spaces and helping people manifest their visions and dreams through each stage of life were completely aligned.   With only a few conversations we realized that we were both in the perfect place and time in our lives to express this mutual creative joy and VOILA!!

SOUL SPACES, LIFESTYLE GRACES was born.

Soul Spaces, Lifestyle Graces is a design and coaching service to help you make your home a sanctuary of beauty, harmony, peace and joy and provides support for creating and sustaining holistic home practices and lifestyle choices that nurture you and help you be your best self in the world.

Imagine having a corner, room or entire home designed by Amy,  with exquisite colors, scents, sounds, furnishings, sacred items and SPACE that is so inviting, soothing and inspiring that you are easily drawn there every day.  Imagine giving yourself a few minutes or an hour or two to BE WITH your self in this space, caring for your body, mind, heart and soul.  Perhaps doing some yoga stretches, breathing exercises, meditation, journal writing, intention setting and even just sitting and staring off.  With each visit to your sanctuary, you are building a force field of peaceful, empowered, harmonious energy, inside and around you that is there to welcome you, help you shift gears into a self nourishing experience and sustains you as you re engage with your life in your home and in the world.

And now imagine that you have a champion and cheer leader, a coach (Grace) to join you in your space, perhaps blessing your sanctuary with a custom created ceremony, and guiding you in envisioning, planning and implementing some practices and routines that can become part of your daily life. Perhaps you want some help with greater flexibility, calming an over busy mind, soothing emotional stress, creating some “fill your well” practices.  Perhaps it is diet and exercise that is your focus or wanting  more play and creative expression in your life.   In the change process, the journey from inertia to lift off is always the greatest challenge.  Company is so much  more supportive than willpower and having a practice partner and guide can make all the difference in setting realistic goals, getting started and maintaining consistent practice.

If you find yourself entering a new stage of life;  marriage, new baby, empty nesting, healing from illness, divorce, retirement or are ready for a space and lifestyle upgrade or make over, please contact us.  Amy and I are available in person and through video conferencing to support you in creating a lifestyle and home space that feeds your soul and fills your life with grace.

Initial Consultation

We will meet with you in your home (in person or across the virtual air waves) We will listen to your needs, wishes, hopes and dreams, both for your home re design and lifestyle changes and then get back to you with a proposed plan.

Implementation Package

Using our Lifestyle and Space Design charts and guided Visioning Process we will help you identify and articulate very specific and realistic goals and then create a custom plan for you, for space creating and or lifestyle routines and practices implementation.  We will work with you through the creation of your space, including clutter removal, remodeling, decor selection and set up.  We will help you find the natural order and rhythm in your day and how to build supportive practices that reflect your personality, aspirations and demands of your life.  If desired, we will design and schedule a series of home practice sessions for you to do on your own or with Grace as your guide.

As with any change process it is necessary to be patient and persistent.  We provide support coaching calls and visits to help you sustain your momentum and continue to make your house your home and your life your joy,  over the years and stages of life.

Who We Are:

 

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Grace has been a personal development and conscious lifestyle coach for twenty eight years.  She was a senior faculty member and resident at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for twelve years. She has been in private practice for sixteen years facilitating hundreds of people from around the world in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, harmonious relationships, work life balance and fulfilling their dreams and visions.

As a life long nomad, Grace as lived in more than thirty homes.  She is truly able to proclaim that HOME is where the HEART is. Through this unusual life path, Grace as discovered the joy and wisdom of making each new space a place of beauty, harmony and a holistic practice sanctuary that supports her soul journey in each step and stage of her life.

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Amy grew up on Bainbridge Island and returned to Bainbridge 22 years ago with her husband to raise their four children. Five years ago, she went back to work as an interior decorator at a local furnishings store. She is passionate about creating functional, soulful and aesthetically pleasing living spaces for individuals and families. Amy enjoys getting to know her clients and their homes before helping them to recreate and actualize a living space to suit their needs.

A home is capable of going through several transformations over the years to accommodate the dweller’s needs and lifestyle changes. Amy has had the opportunity to do this in her own home through undergoing five interior remodels, several redecorating projects and room rearranging. This personal experience has given her an appreciation for the importance of continuing to update a home as one evolves as an individual or family unit.

Please be in touch by email or phone to being the process of creating your Soul Space and Lifestyle Graces.

Grace MacLeod, gracemacleod8@gmail.com,  808 212 8694

Amy Curran, amycurran66@gmail.com 206 579 7252

 

 

 

KIDS YOGA – WOW!!!!!

img_3904.jpgI recently had the joy and privilege of sharing yoga in a grade 5 class that was studying ancient India.   For ten days, I joined them for their first hour of school.  Together we lit candles and incense on our class alter, chanted OM, bowed to the light within ourselves and each other, did sun and moon salutations, meditated with lovely chimes and glitter bottles, snoozed in deep relaxation and learned that all of life flows like a wave to the state of peace and integration when we breathe and watch with our witness awareness and experience every moment fully.

Having been introduced to yoga by my mother at a similar age, it was profoundly moving for me to “pay it forward” to this next generation of young Light Beings.   The gift of yoga has, by far, been the greatest boon of my life.  For such a non-bendy body like mine, I am certain it has been a life saver, however it has been the deep abiding love, wisdom and ability to be fully engaged and present in all aspects of my life,  that I have gained from these ancient practices that has filled me so fully and given me my life’s purpose.

Through out the time of our classes together, I was not always sure how much they were absorbing, but I trusted that simply having the experience would enrich them and plant seeds that would bloom in their own ways.

Little did I know just how much transpired and was transmitted in our brief time together. Blessings upon blessings to their teacher,  Ms. Amy, who released her curriculum goals and practiced right along with us.  What a powerful impact the example of one trusted adult can have!

Please enjoy these amazing, stunning cards the children drew and wrote as their sharing back to me.  ALL OF THIS!!!! in ten short hours of practice!!!!  Imagine what our world would and could be if all children were given the gift of yoga in their lives.

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!  Consider taking your kids to a yoga class and if you would like me to bring yoga to your family or your school, let me know.  The children are calling! Let us respond!

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“Dear Grace,

Thank you for teaching me that yoga is not all about being the best at the movement. It’s about the experience. It fills me with happiness.  Love Iris”

“Dear Grace

Thank you for  teaching me how to sit and watch instead of listen to Monkey Mind. Before I started yoga, I wasn’t aware of liking this, disliking that, but now I see that it has always been there, and I will try to keep him calm. p.s. my monkey mind is not as cute as yours.  Love Milo”

“Dear Grace

Thank you for telling us to hold the posture just one more breath or one more second than we thought we could. It showed me that I could stay and stand up for myself.  Love Susu”

“Dear Grace

Thank you for helping me slow my fast life down. Before you came and did yoga with us I rushed through life. Now I do things slower and better.  Thank you so much!!! love Mateo”

“Dear Grace

Thank you so much for doing yoga with our class. You made me realize that yoga is not just about poses and stretches but to worship the great gods and spirits. You taught me how to do hard poses, use my third eye and how to keep calm and centered. And I’m very grateful for that.  Nicola”

“Dear Grace

Before we started doing yoga together, a lot was going on in my family and we were so busy focusing on Christmas and everything you get and not taking time to be still and take time to listen like you taught us. Grace, this Christmas year you gave me something far more loving and kind than a toy doll or a pet pig. You gave the gift of love and nothing is more important to me. I’m a very grateful child this Christmas year.  Love Nora”

 

NEW YEAR’S BLESSING

images.jpg   As we prepare to welcome in 2018, many feel relief that the tumult and distress of 2017 are moving into the review mirror. We hope for a kinder, gentler new year and most of us even dare to dust off our dreams and resolutions and look forward to a brighter tomorrow.  Yet, my sense is that we may not quite be done with the quaking and shaking that LIFE is bringing our way here on dear Planet Earth. We are weary from all the shocking revelations and disruptions that rattle our sense of safety and even break our hearts.

So as we prepare to welcome 2018 I wish to offer you a reminder.    Now more than ever, it is essential to remember the purpose for our lives here.  On some level, whether we know it or not, we agreed to come to a world where “forgetting” and “separation” were the name of the game.  Metaphorically we agreed to move into a field of awareness that is able to block the deep truth.  HOWEVER,  We also agreed that the point of such a game was to REMEMBER!  To find our way through the illusions and to melt back into what is REAL.

SO if you are truly ready to proclaim Happy New Year for yourself and for others, I ask that you begin by reflecting on this one simple message.

THERE IS A FORCE OF LOVE MOVING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE THAT HOLDS US FAST AND WILL NEVER LET GO!

Spend just a few minutes sincerely reflecting on, breathing into, relaxing into this message and discover what difference it makes, in your body, your mind, your heart and your soul.    And then consider spending your year looking for proof that this statement is really true!  Look into the ease in your body that occurs from just a few slow, calm breaths. Look into your mind and find the steadiness that occurs when you choose to watch what you see rather than judge it or react to it. Look into your heart and feel the relief when you name and embrace your feelings. And look into your soul, dare to ask: “Even me?  You are here? Embracing Me?  You have never let go?”  I promise you that the answer will be YES!!!!!

And then go out in your world and spend your day finding all the small and magnificent ways the Force of Love is moving in our world.  It is so so easy to keep focusing on the tragedies and terrors of the day or even the stresses and frustrations.  I invite you to find even just ONE sign of proof that LOVE IS HOLDING US FAST.  And when you do, share it with someone.  Be bold,  grab someone’s hand or their attention and say: “look! look at the sunshine glistening on the frozen pond!  Look at the baby laughing!  Look at the frail elder being helped across the street by a stranger! Look at the courageous uprising of multitudes of voices, standing up to power and telling the truth.  Look at the outpouring of generosity and neighbor helping neighbor after catastrophes.”

And in so doing, you will be LOVE’s emmisary.  What a fun and fulfilling way to spend the New Year!   Will you join me?  And if you are needing a little help finding and feeling that Embrace of Love, please call me.  It is my GREATEST JOY to help you find your way HOME!

Blessings of Embracing Love to each and every one of you.  And HAPPY NEW YEAR!

GRACE