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  • Perhaps the first #challengeaccepted ever.

When images of dear women, tagging each other in #blackandwhitephotography, flood my feed I wonder why and go deeper into the movement behind an hashtag.

I’m taken to causes like #feminism #stopviolenceagainstwomen #nopeacenopussy #womenempoweringwomen #womeninspiringwomen

raising awareness on #femicide and #humantrafficking, I rejoice.

Passing the torch from @estelayoga 

Beyond #CoVid19, it is imperative to keep the red flags on many matters that affect us all, directly or indirectly.

And to keep focus on potential solutions.

We can change the world, one action at a time, starting by ourselves.

From within our resources, #selfcare #healthylifestyle #morningpractice #yoga #meditation #nutrition #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #womanofme #authenticrelating #freedomofspeech #freedomofchoice #mybodymychoice #equity #physiologicalbirth #naturalbirth #primalhealth #wombecology #sustainableliving #abetterworldispossible
  • Perhaps the first #challengeaccepted ever.

    When images of dear women, tagging each other in #blackandwhitephotography, flood my feed I wonder why and go deeper into the movement behind an hashtag.

    I’m taken to causes like #feminism #stopviolenceagainstwomen #nopeacenopussy #womenempoweringwomen #womeninspiringwomen

    raising awareness on #femicide and #humantrafficking, I rejoice.

    Passing the torch from @estelayoga

    Beyond #CoVid19, it is imperative to keep the red flags on many matters that affect us all, directly or indirectly.

    And to keep focus on potential solutions.

    We can change the world, one action at a time, starting by ourselves.

    From within our resources, #selfcare #healthylifestyle #morningpractice #yoga #meditation #nutrition #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #womanofme #authenticrelating #freedomofspeech #freedomofchoice #mybodymychoice #equity #physiologicalbirth #naturalbirth #primalhealth #wombecology #sustainableliving #abetterworldispossible

  •  31  2  31 July, 2020
  • #womenempoweringwomen
What it means?

One of the deepest wounds shared by women is the sense of suffering from jealousy, competition, betrayal, neglect and abandonment from other women and part of my work with women has been to heal this limiting belief, on myself and others.

Therefore I feel the need to highlight that, whilst women’s cause of parity, equality and equity are pertinent to all therefore should be elevated by all, there is great value in highlighting the need for women to come together, support each other, and raise each other from the discriminating forces that target us.

More so, as victims of violence.
Together we rise, and together we fight the oppressor.
Together we defend our bodies, and together we neutralise the abusers.
Together we listen, and together we stop, we correct, educate and replace those who, in positions of power, have held us down.

#challengeaccepted is about waking up beyond words of separation, own our fears and little by little dismantle the cultural blockages that tie us to isolation.
No more #femicide.
No more #violenceagainstwomen.
No more aggression of one group of people over any other.

#adrianacandeias #womanofme 
#authenticrelating #conflictresolution #conflicttransformation #activelistening #communicationskills #beauty #connectionisthecure #powerofpositivity #socialdistancing #peace #abetterworldispossible
  • #womenempoweringwomen
    What it means?

    One of the deepest wounds shared by women is the sense of suffering from jealousy, competition, betrayal, neglect and abandonment from other women and part of my work with women has been to heal this limiting belief, on myself and others.

    Therefore I feel the need to highlight that, whilst women’s cause of parity, equality and equity are pertinent to all therefore should be elevated by all, there is great value in highlighting the need for women to come together, support each other, and raise each other from the discriminating forces that target us.

    More so, as victims of violence.
    Together we rise, and together we fight the oppressor.
    Together we defend our bodies, and together we neutralise the abusers.
    Together we listen, and together we stop, we correct, educate and replace those who, in positions of power, have held us down.

    #challengeaccepted is about waking up beyond words of separation, own our fears and little by little dismantle the cultural blockages that tie us to isolation.
    No more #femicide.
    No more #violenceagainstwomen.
    No more aggression of one group of people over any other.

    #adrianacandeias #womanofme
    #authenticrelating #conflictresolution #conflicttransformation #activelistening #communicationskills #beauty #connectionisthecure #powerofpositivity #socialdistancing #peace #abetterworldispossible

  •  31  1  29 July, 2020
  • Lisbon, Authentic Relating & Creative Relationships - 2 events.

Saturday & Sunday
Aug 8-9th
6pm

Location tbc upon reservation.

Due to physical distancing regulations, number of participants is highly limited in both events.

Please reserve your spot.

Saturday - Authentic Relating is a technology that helps us connect with others from a place of truth.
It supports us interacting with others through difficulties and get to know each other deeper and more easily.

Sunday - Creative Relationship is my coaching programme where AR and other practices help us design our partnerships, with friends, lovers and team members for amazing experiences.

Each evening you’ll learn communication skills through exercises you’ll play in pairs and with the whole group.
It should be fun and you may apply what you learn straight away back to normal life.

I’ll also reserve some time for Q&A on the themes.

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned attendant to my events, these are suitable to all and timely as we come out of confinement.

I’m so so thrilled.
Come and learn some of the most relevant tools for these modern times.
Connect with other Lisbon lovers like me.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #lisbonlovers #lisbonlife #digitalnomads #physicaldistancing #quarantineisover #humanconnections #connectionisthecure #grouppractice #workshop #communicationskills #relationshipgoals #imagine #conflictresolution #conflicttransformation #partnership #friendshipgoals #healthylifestyle #communitylove #abetterworldispossible
  • Lisbon, Authentic Relating & Creative Relationships - 2 events.

    Saturday & Sunday
    Aug 8-9th
    6pm

    Location tbc upon reservation.

    Due to physical distancing regulations, number of participants is highly limited in both events.

    Please reserve your spot.

    Saturday - Authentic Relating is a technology that helps us connect with others from a place of truth.
    It supports us interacting with others through difficulties and get to know each other deeper and more easily.

    Sunday - Creative Relationship is my coaching programme where AR and other practices help us design our partnerships, with friends, lovers and team members for amazing experiences.

    Each evening you’ll learn communication skills through exercises you’ll play in pairs and with the whole group.
    It should be fun and you may apply what you learn straight away back to normal life.

    I’ll also reserve some time for Q&A on the themes.

    Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned attendant to my events, these are suitable to all and timely as we come out of confinement.

    I’m so so thrilled.
    Come and learn some of the most relevant tools for these modern times.
    Connect with other Lisbon lovers like me.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #lisbonlovers #lisbonlife #digitalnomads #physicaldistancing #quarantineisover #humanconnections #connectionisthecure #grouppractice #workshop #communicationskills #relationshipgoals #imagine #conflictresolution #conflicttransformation #partnership #friendshipgoals #healthylifestyle #communitylove #abetterworldispossible

  •  11  0  26 July, 2020
  • Sea, my infinite, blessing, all washing, nest.
I come back to you and, from the waters of your womb, I am born.
Again, and again and again.
And come back to what is to be me.
Washed away.
Completed.

A physical experience of my spiritual being.

To begin, to live, to die, to be reborn. Starting, experiencing, transforming and starting again, the eternal cycle of being: Sa Ta Na Ma

A mantra for healing and connect with the continuous flow of life and creativity.

Summer, a fire, it is the time to come to completion and brew what is to come next.

May we all be healthy, happy & holly.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #expressyourself #instasummer #sunsetswim #homesweethome #saveouroceans #meditation #dailypractice #connecttoself #instapoetry #firstswimoftheyear #selfcare #satanama #kundaliniyoga #3ho #mantra
  • Sea, my infinite, blessing, all washing, nest.
    I come back to you and, from the waters of your womb, I am born.
    Again, and again and again.
    And come back to what is to be me.
    Washed away.
    Completed.

    A physical experience of my spiritual being.

    To begin, to live, to die, to be reborn. Starting, experiencing, transforming and starting again, the eternal cycle of being: Sa Ta Na Ma

    A mantra for healing and connect with the continuous flow of life and creativity.

    Summer, a fire, it is the time to come to completion and brew what is to come next.

    May we all be healthy, happy & holly.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #expressyourself #instasummer #sunsetswim #homesweethome #saveouroceans #meditation #dailypractice #connecttoself #instapoetry #firstswimoftheyear #selfcare #satanama #kundaliniyoga #3ho #mantra

  •  37  1  24 July, 2020
  • Summer Instagram season has officially started.  Finally.

However, there won’t be pictures of the WOMAN OF ME retreats I had planned to deliver from near these shores.

Nor there will be pictures of our gorgeous participants at the launch of our Art of Being - level 1 (Authentic Relating) in Lisbon.

Not just yet.

With the uncertainty of the present times several of my programmes in development have come to suspension.

But I shall not give up the ideas of bringing my programmes to my favourite places on Earth and share what I most adore in life.

More than ever, now it’s the time to develop self care strategies and communication skills which enhance our connection to others.
Things get into perspective.

My dream is to design a place to welcome you to experience all of this.

Until then, we can still take steps at a smaller scale, either by attending a Kundalini Yoga session, establish a healthy life style, play some authentic relating games or learn how to create nourishing fulfilling relationships.

The Show Must Go On.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #summerretreats #portugallove #instasummer #selfcare #communicationskills #healthyliving #theshowmustgoon #kundaliniyoga #womenempowerment #healthylifestyle #wellnessprogram #onlineretreat #holistichealth #lifestyledesign #weightmanagement #movementismedicine #yoga #meditation #wellnessretreat 
#womensupportingwomen #womenleadership
  • Summer Instagram season has officially started. Finally.

    However, there won’t be pictures of the WOMAN OF ME retreats I had planned to deliver from near these shores.

    Nor there will be pictures of our gorgeous participants at the launch of our Art of Being - level 1 (Authentic Relating) in Lisbon.

    Not just yet.

    With the uncertainty of the present times several of my programmes in development have come to suspension.

    But I shall not give up the ideas of bringing my programmes to my favourite places on Earth and share what I most adore in life.

    More than ever, now it’s the time to develop self care strategies and communication skills which enhance our connection to others.
    Things get into perspective.

    My dream is to design a place to welcome you to experience all of this.

    Until then, we can still take steps at a smaller scale, either by attending a Kundalini Yoga session, establish a healthy life style, play some authentic relating games or learn how to create nourishing fulfilling relationships.

    The Show Must Go On.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #summerretreats #portugallove #instasummer #selfcare #communicationskills #healthyliving #theshowmustgoon #kundaliniyoga #womenempowerment #healthylifestyle #wellnessprogram #onlineretreat #holistichealth #lifestyledesign #weightmanagement #movementismedicine #yoga #meditation #wellnessretreat
    #womensupportingwomen #womenleadership

  •  34  1  23 July, 2020
  • What I find most amazing about my work is its simplicity.

I may have spend the last decade developing a truly holistic approach to women’s empowerment through deep exercises and guidance. And a lot of play.

But the secret for us to control our choices more, to feel good in our own skin, and be able to stick to our values is actually really simple:

- the more we discover other women and we welcome our differences,  the easier it becomes to appreciate our own individual uniqueness. -

From that place of uniqueness, life becomes more fun too.

I would even say there is nothing like the collective work women do as a magic coven.

Authentic Relating sessions.
Creative Relationships trainings.
WOMAN OF ME programme.

Check me out.

#connectionisthecure #authenticrelating #relationshipgoals #communicationskills #conflictresolution #healthylifestyle #holistichealth #satnam #kundaliniyoga #meditation #expressyourself #creativityeveryday #adrianacandeias #womanofme
  • What I find most amazing about my work is its simplicity.

    I may have spend the last decade developing a truly holistic approach to women’s empowerment through deep exercises and guidance. And a lot of play.

    But the secret for us to control our choices more, to feel good in our own skin, and be able to stick to our values is actually really simple:

    - the more we discover other women and we welcome our differences, the easier it becomes to appreciate our own individual uniqueness. -

    From that place of uniqueness, life becomes more fun too.

    I would even say there is nothing like the collective work women do as a magic coven.

    Authentic Relating sessions.
    Creative Relationships trainings.
    WOMAN OF ME programme.

    Check me out.

    #connectionisthecure #authenticrelating #relationshipgoals #communicationskills #conflictresolution #healthylifestyle #holistichealth #satnam #kundaliniyoga #meditation #expressyourself #creativityeveryday #adrianacandeias #womanofme

  •  5  0  23 July, 2020
  • Not something we find, but a dynamic we create, everyday anew.
Coming together, with dreams and longings, with all that is to be ourselves, and establish the interactions that reveal the reality of living and loving.

As an obsessed seeker of truth, I rejoice the opportunities relationships give me to see the other and myself. And in the entertainment of life, understand even deeper what is to be human.

Grateful.
Grateful for the diverse universes I visit with others.
Grateful to you, you also see me.

Let’s do this.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #selfexpression #love #selfcare #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #abetterworldispossible #communicationskills #teambuilding #relationshipgoals #conflictresolution #healthylifestyle
  • Not something we find, but a dynamic we create, everyday anew.
    Coming together, with dreams and longings, with all that is to be ourselves, and establish the interactions that reveal the reality of living and loving.

    As an obsessed seeker of truth, I rejoice the opportunities relationships give me to see the other and myself. And in the entertainment of life, understand even deeper what is to be human.

    Grateful.
    Grateful for the diverse universes I visit with others.
    Grateful to you, you also see me.

    Let’s do this.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #selfexpression #love #selfcare #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #abetterworldispossible #communicationskills #teambuilding #relationshipgoals #conflictresolution #healthylifestyle

  •  8  0  18 July, 2020
  • This is what I do.
This is the WOMAN OF ME:

I wonder what is to feel seen by others in my rawness, joy, vulnerability, badassness, wisdom and love.
Also in my assumptions, judgements, prejudice, awkwardness, resentment and neediness. My fears and mournings too, now we are at it.

Can all of those parts be loved?
They are.

Like an handmade tapestry woven with different colours that on their own would not match the fashion style of others, mistaken stitches, holes, pulled out threads, holes and ripped parts, integrated with precious light.

How can I separate ones from the other?

In this attempted artwork, I do my best to hold it all together.
And as lay here I acknowledge all places I’m willing to spread my rug, as I mother my revealing human being, watch my projects with those who are willing to discover their own tapestry and weave more, paper work, friendships, intimate life, health, my health.

Like channels on the mind television network, I breath in and out as I shift between programmes.

I acknowledge the smoothness and roughness of my magic flying carpet knowing it can hold, protect and warm others just as I am.

The WOMAN IF ME is a programme I designed to guide other women in the journey of self discovery, healing and authentic expression.

During Corona, unable to offer the transformative group events, I have been coaching the individual programme more than ever.

I’m blessed to be able to witness the gift that is to be an expressed human in each of my private clients.

Come and discover your WOMAN OF ME too.

#adrianacandeias #womanofme #vulnerability #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #welcomeverything #authenticrelating #trustinyourself #expandedconsciousness #kundaliniyoga #communicationskills #conflictresolution #healthylifestyle #naturalliving #love #abetterworldispossible #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #traumarecovery
  • This is what I do.
    This is the WOMAN OF ME:

    I wonder what is to feel seen by others in my rawness, joy, vulnerability, badassness, wisdom and love.
    Also in my assumptions, judgements, prejudice, awkwardness, resentment and neediness. My fears and mournings too, now we are at it.

    Can all of those parts be loved?
    They are.

    Like an handmade tapestry woven with different colours that on their own would not match the fashion style of others, mistaken stitches, holes, pulled out threads, holes and ripped parts, integrated with precious light.

    How can I separate ones from the other?

    In this attempted artwork, I do my best to hold it all together.
    And as lay here I acknowledge all places I’m willing to spread my rug, as I mother my revealing human being, watch my projects with those who are willing to discover their own tapestry and weave more, paper work, friendships, intimate life, health, my health.

    Like channels on the mind television network, I breath in and out as I shift between programmes.

    I acknowledge the smoothness and roughness of my magic flying carpet knowing it can hold, protect and warm others just as I am.

    The WOMAN IF ME is a programme I designed to guide other women in the journey of self discovery, healing and authentic expression.

    During Corona, unable to offer the transformative group events, I have been coaching the individual programme more than ever.

    I’m blessed to be able to witness the gift that is to be an expressed human in each of my private clients.

    Come and discover your WOMAN OF ME too.

    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #vulnerability #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #welcomeverything #authenticrelating #trustinyourself #expandedconsciousness #kundaliniyoga #communicationskills #conflictresolution #healthylifestyle #naturalliving #love #abetterworldispossible #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #traumarecovery

  •  39  0  15 July, 2020
  • Can you actually tell
The moment when the shift happens, from ‘not knowing’ to ‘having had an experience’.

A few weeks ago, when I signed to attend one of the modules of “the 21 stages of meditation” with my Kundalini Yoga teacher dear Shiv Charan Singh I thought “this feels like a big step.”

I hoped I wasn’t gulping more than I could chew and I relaxed at the back of the zoom class expecting to learn from other much more experienced practitioners.

5 days of intense learning, mainly through practice and Q&A style, I was surprised against my own prejudices as the feeling of community generated between students was and still is intense.

And jumping from the discreet place of the listener, I embrace each meditation and each discussion with full presence, sensing, listening each word, observing my self and observing my internal observer.

The merging between I, here, now, physical and thinking self, and the eternal state of being, timeless, endless, that one point of infinity.
The bliss is in the interface of holding both.

Life can only be experienced.
And each of us an unique manifestation of its possibilities.

From this place, I then connect with others, and I am able to believe in the potentiality of what we all can create.

The altruist generous contribution to others may come, not from a self-centred attitude but rather, from checking in to understand we are all grains of sand containing the whole universe.

Check in for more yoga and meditation sessions to enjoy a practice that you may include in your life to have a more fulfilling experience of what is to be you.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #meditation #karamkriyaschool #healthylifestyle #yogapractice #authenticrelating #zoomlife #connectionisthecure #yogacommunity #abetterworldispossible #selfcare #rituals
  • Can you actually tell
    The moment when the shift happens, from ‘not knowing’ to ‘having had an experience’.

    A few weeks ago, when I signed to attend one of the modules of “the 21 stages of meditation” with my Kundalini Yoga teacher dear Shiv Charan Singh I thought “this feels like a big step.”

    I hoped I wasn’t gulping more than I could chew and I relaxed at the back of the zoom class expecting to learn from other much more experienced practitioners.

    5 days of intense learning, mainly through practice and Q&A style, I was surprised against my own prejudices as the feeling of community generated between students was and still is intense.

    And jumping from the discreet place of the listener, I embrace each meditation and each discussion with full presence, sensing, listening each word, observing my self and observing my internal observer.

    The merging between I, here, now, physical and thinking self, and the eternal state of being, timeless, endless, that one point of infinity.
    The bliss is in the interface of holding both.

    Life can only be experienced.
    And each of us an unique manifestation of its possibilities.

    From this place, I then connect with others, and I am able to believe in the potentiality of what we all can create.

    The altruist generous contribution to others may come, not from a self-centred attitude but rather, from checking in to understand we are all grains of sand containing the whole universe.

    Check in for more yoga and meditation sessions to enjoy a practice that you may include in your life to have a more fulfilling experience of what is to be you.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #meditation #karamkriyaschool #healthylifestyle #yogapractice #authenticrelating #zoomlife #connectionisthecure #yogacommunity #abetterworldispossible #selfcare #rituals

  •  41  2  7 July, 2020
  • There is love.
And there is a place where I see all of my past relationships and I find it is all about love.
Love towards me either by others or by myself.
It is the elastic band that keeps me on my path.
A reference to what is possible, commanded by the heart and the passion for self sustaining.
That’s why it all starts with caring.
Caring for self.
Self-care.

How can I trust the present?

Become resourceful.
Whatever we do in health and relationships, it’s about becoming resourceful.

The path of the WOMAN OF ME.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #authenticrelating #creativerelatioships #meditation #thepresentisagift #healthylifestyle #healthstrategy #selfcare #relationshipgoals #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #abetterworldispossible #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody
  • There is love.
    And there is a place where I see all of my past relationships and I find it is all about love.
    Love towards me either by others or by myself.
    It is the elastic band that keeps me on my path.
    A reference to what is possible, commanded by the heart and the passion for self sustaining.
    That’s why it all starts with caring.
    Caring for self.
    Self-care.

    How can I trust the present?

    Become resourceful.
    Whatever we do in health and relationships, it’s about becoming resourceful.

    The path of the WOMAN OF ME.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #authenticrelating #creativerelatioships #meditation #thepresentisagift #healthylifestyle #healthstrategy #selfcare #relationshipgoals #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #abetterworldispossible #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody

  •  11  1  6 July, 2020
  • Morning face.
Sadhana, yoga and meditation practice early in the day.
It’s not easy. Many times feels like the last thing I want to be doing.

The horizontal cozy bed sheets are so inviting.
What if I miss today?
What if I skip?
What’s the point, why should I suffer?

Get used to the voice who resists and struggles and find all the reasons why not to get up again earlier.

I listen and observe, and sometimes I drag my body onto the mat believing today I’m not going to be able to do it.

I open the zoom session connecting with those I made a commitment to guide onto their practice.
It feels like they are the only reason why I’m doing this.

And then, after tuning in, connected to the breath, I start warming up the body. First postures are easy.

I continue.
Play music with Kundalini Yoga mantras.
All becomes easier.
And it flows.
I am still thinking of the nap I’m going to do after this is all over.

By the time I get up from deep relaxation, I noticed I am thirsty for the meditation.
What a luxury to have this time to go within and practice mantra.

At the end of the session and 90 mins later, the struggle has passed, my body is grateful, my mind is calm and humble, and I feel blessed by not having taken myself too serious.

Sometimes one needs to complain, and still do it, trust in the experience, let go of self judgement and of self limitations. Stay present, accept that not doing is ok, but still show up.

I thank those who choose to be guided through my sessions.
Thank you for allowing me to be accountable.

I require community.
Commitment, discipline and grace.

Living is so so much easier when we let the fixation go. Including the fixation to the doubts.

I hope you find a community with whom you can also practice being yourself whilst sticking to the adventure of a Kundalini Yoga practice. It is truly amazing.
And possible.

Wahe guru

#adrianacandeias #anahatbanikaur #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #yoga #meditation #sadhana #sangat #authenticself #authenticrelating #connectionisthecure #selfcare #love #abetterworldispossible #fitnessmotivation #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #healthylifestyle
  • Morning face.
    Sadhana, yoga and meditation practice early in the day.
    It’s not easy. Many times feels like the last thing I want to be doing.

    The horizontal cozy bed sheets are so inviting.
    What if I miss today?
    What if I skip?
    What’s the point, why should I suffer?

    Get used to the voice who resists and struggles and find all the reasons why not to get up again earlier.

    I listen and observe, and sometimes I drag my body onto the mat believing today I’m not going to be able to do it.

    I open the zoom session connecting with those I made a commitment to guide onto their practice.
    It feels like they are the only reason why I’m doing this.

    And then, after tuning in, connected to the breath, I start warming up the body. First postures are easy.

    I continue.
    Play music with Kundalini Yoga mantras.
    All becomes easier.
    And it flows.
    I am still thinking of the nap I’m going to do after this is all over.

    By the time I get up from deep relaxation, I noticed I am thirsty for the meditation.
    What a luxury to have this time to go within and practice mantra.

    At the end of the session and 90 mins later, the struggle has passed, my body is grateful, my mind is calm and humble, and I feel blessed by not having taken myself too serious.

    Sometimes one needs to complain, and still do it, trust in the experience, let go of self judgement and of self limitations. Stay present, accept that not doing is ok, but still show up.

    I thank those who choose to be guided through my sessions.
    Thank you for allowing me to be accountable.

    I require community.
    Commitment, discipline and grace.

    Living is so so much easier when we let the fixation go. Including the fixation to the doubts.

    I hope you find a community with whom you can also practice being yourself whilst sticking to the adventure of a Kundalini Yoga practice. It is truly amazing.
    And possible.

    Wahe guru

    #adrianacandeias #anahatbanikaur #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #yoga #meditation #sadhana #sangat #authenticself #authenticrelating #connectionisthecure #selfcare #love #abetterworldispossible #fitnessmotivation #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #healthylifestyle

  •  33  2  1 July, 2020
  • References from my childhood give me hope for the present.

Wise humans, during times of crisis, one after the other, with militant search for justice, freedom and togetherness, have told me confidently, “one day it will all be balanced, on day the truth shall rise.” In our world and social challenges, as within ourselves.

In relationships, keeping secrets is laborious, hiding who we really are is tough and with time punishing on each other.

Within ourselves, deceit is destructive for most difficult emotions come from conflict who we really are and who we show to the world.

How long can we go on without expressing our true nature.
What’s the price we are willing to pay for not doing it.
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What a delight to study with my teacher dear Shiv Charan Singh again, on the 21 stages of meditation, at Karam Kriya Kundalini Yoga School.

We are covering the first phase: Expression, an upgrade of this practice which I will with no doubt share with my students.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #anahatbanikaur #kubdaliniyoga #kundaliniyogateacher #karamkriyaschool #karamkriya #karamkriya #zoomlife #meditation #21stagesofmeditation #dailypractice #healthylifestyle #connectiontoself #japa #abetterworldispossibleexpressyourself #connectionisthecure
  • References from my childhood give me hope for the present.

    Wise humans, during times of crisis, one after the other, with militant search for justice, freedom and togetherness, have told me confidently, “one day it will all be balanced, on day the truth shall rise.” In our world and social challenges, as within ourselves.

    In relationships, keeping secrets is laborious, hiding who we really are is tough and with time punishing on each other.

    Within ourselves, deceit is destructive for most difficult emotions come from conflict who we really are and who we show to the world.

    How long can we go on without expressing our true nature.
    What’s the price we are willing to pay for not doing it.
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    What a delight to study with my teacher dear Shiv Charan Singh again, on the 21 stages of meditation, at Karam Kriya Kundalini Yoga School.

    We are covering the first phase: Expression, an upgrade of this practice which I will with no doubt share with my students.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #anahatbanikaur #kubdaliniyoga #kundaliniyogateacher #karamkriyaschool #karamkriya #karamkriya #zoomlife #meditation #21stagesofmeditation #dailypractice #healthylifestyle #connectiontoself #japa #abetterworldispossibleexpressyourself #connectionisthecure

  •  10  0  27 June, 2020
  • What is beauty?

A friend told me that for them it is essence that we may see in another, an ageless, atemporal reflection of who they are, expressed through a smile, laughter, or tearful moment.

The photographic reflection in between words where fear gives space to connection.

Such is the trust that the truth can shine through unbound, unlimited, unhidden.

I have seen it too.
I have felt it.
I unleash my expression, aware of the unavoidable reality that is to be me, without the need for approval.

A flower which blooms whether we see it or not.

Blessed are we to catch that moment in the other.
When soul shines through.
Pure.
Untamed.
Uncompromised.

Cultivating curiosity for the authenticity in the other, an on-going discovery process, the antidote of boredom in relationships.

#adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #conflictresolution #communicationskills #selfexpression #relationshipgoals #love #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #abetterworldispossible
  • What is beauty?

    A friend told me that for them it is essence that we may see in another, an ageless, atemporal reflection of who they are, expressed through a smile, laughter, or tearful moment.

    The photographic reflection in between words where fear gives space to connection.

    Such is the trust that the truth can shine through unbound, unlimited, unhidden.

    I have seen it too.
    I have felt it.
    I unleash my expression, aware of the unavoidable reality that is to be me, without the need for approval.

    A flower which blooms whether we see it or not.

    Blessed are we to catch that moment in the other.
    When soul shines through.
    Pure.
    Untamed.
    Uncompromised.

    Cultivating curiosity for the authenticity in the other, an on-going discovery process, the antidote of boredom in relationships.

    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #conflictresolution #communicationskills #selfexpression #relationshipgoals #love #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #abetterworldispossible

  •  47  0  22 June, 2020
  • In action I stay present.
I aim at the goal only to let it go and allow what comes,
like foot steps on a different terrain.
There is direction,
there is curve,
there is the adjustment of the feet and whole body to keep going forward.

That’s my own practice of self-care.
One goal,
this week is about resetting the navel, building up my core and strength if my will power.

And then each morning, I listen to my body and ask “what are you available for today?”
“What is your requirement?” Finally, each breath I conduct and let the body drive, in a constant conversation of focus and witnessing, and the practice becomes a flow and unique.

Be in action whilst staying present.

Kundalini Yoga helps me to exercise both.
I feel more open to receive the challenges of my actual daily life.

Kundalini Yoga sadhana sessions
Mon-Fri 5:45am BST.
On Zoom.
Experienced students only.

NOTE:
My classic yoga classes are open to all levels.
However these sessions are part of my own practice during which i join the routine.
I guide the Kriya and the timings, yet you must have an understanding of pranayama, posture, bandhas, eye focus and mantra.

PM if you want to join us. . . . . . .
#adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #sadhana #morningpractice #dailypractice #yoga #onlineclasses #healthylifestyle #selfcare #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #willpowerfitness
  • In action I stay present.
    I aim at the goal only to let it go and allow what comes,
    like foot steps on a different terrain.
    There is direction,
    there is curve,
    there is the adjustment of the feet and whole body to keep going forward.

    That’s my own practice of self-care.
    One goal,
    this week is about resetting the navel, building up my core and strength if my will power.

    And then each morning, I listen to my body and ask “what are you available for today?”
    “What is your requirement?” Finally, each breath I conduct and let the body drive, in a constant conversation of focus and witnessing, and the practice becomes a flow and unique.

    Be in action whilst staying present.

    Kundalini Yoga helps me to exercise both.
    I feel more open to receive the challenges of my actual daily life.

    Kundalini Yoga sadhana sessions
    Mon-Fri 5:45am BST.
    On Zoom.
    Experienced students only.

    NOTE:
    My classic yoga classes are open to all levels.
    However these sessions are part of my own practice during which i join the routine.
    I guide the Kriya and the timings, yet you must have an understanding of pranayama, posture, bandhas, eye focus and mantra.

    PM if you want to join us. . . . . . .
    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #sadhana #morningpractice #dailypractice #yoga #onlineclasses #healthylifestyle #selfcare #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #willpowerfitness

  •  11  0  15 June, 2020
  • One day I came up with the strong distinction
between ‘believing and ‘knowing’, between ‘trusting in the unknown’ and ‘planing for the predictable’. Merging the discomfort and uncertainty of both,
I expand to include both
in my definition of hope.

For that hope is
the most important emotion in human’s health,
it’s pretty important we don’t mess around with it too much.
In fact,
from a public health perspective,
it would be quite essential to know how to promote it.

I like to know possibilities.
Makes me more relaxed
and accept the impermanence of things.
Besides it’s great to imagine potential solutions.

Yesterday, I came across the quote which had me inspired. “Hope is not a prediction of the future, it's a declaration of what is possible."
~ Yogi Bhajan

Wahe guru.

#adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #yoga #hope #pleasureishealing #healthylifestyle #psychosomatic #meditation #satnam #abetterworldispossible
  • One day I came up with the strong distinction
    between ‘believing and ‘knowing’, between ‘trusting in the unknown’ and ‘planing for the predictable’. Merging the discomfort and uncertainty of both,
    I expand to include both
    in my definition of hope.

    For that hope is
    the most important emotion in human’s health,
    it’s pretty important we don’t mess around with it too much.
    In fact,
    from a public health perspective,
    it would be quite essential to know how to promote it.

    I like to know possibilities.
    Makes me more relaxed
    and accept the impermanence of things.
    Besides it’s great to imagine potential solutions.

    Yesterday, I came across the quote which had me inspired. “Hope is not a prediction of the future, it's a declaration of what is possible."
    ~ Yogi Bhajan

    Wahe guru.

    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #yoga #hope #pleasureishealing #healthylifestyle #psychosomatic #meditation #satnam #abetterworldispossible

  •  13  0  13 June, 2020
  • This is the face of someone
- worried with the world situation
- relieved by the solidarity shown across the countries
- unable to express all my emotions
- resting in the silence of my personal chaos
- connected with those who think alike me
- curious about those who don’t
- nervous about what the future will bring
- grateful for what the present manifests
- trusting in the unknown
- satisfied with my day’s productivity
- vibrating with each small lockdown release
- welcoming one day at a time, each breath at a time
- happy to witness another orange sun set reflected in the city buildings

All of this is felt in my body, little contractions in my belly, cold feet and chest expansion, sleepy eyes and a shy smile.

How are you feeling all that you are feeling?
Are you able to describe it?
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #embodiment #mindfulness #connectionisthecure #selfcare #hope #pleasureishealing #abetterworldispossible
  • This is the face of someone
    - worried with the world situation
    - relieved by the solidarity shown across the countries
    - unable to express all my emotions
    - resting in the silence of my personal chaos
    - connected with those who think alike me
    - curious about those who don’t
    - nervous about what the future will bring
    - grateful for what the present manifests
    - trusting in the unknown
    - satisfied with my day’s productivity
    - vibrating with each small lockdown release
    - welcoming one day at a time, each breath at a time
    - happy to witness another orange sun set reflected in the city buildings

    All of this is felt in my body, little contractions in my belly, cold feet and chest expansion, sleepy eyes and a shy smile.

    How are you feeling all that you are feeling?
    Are you able to describe it?
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #embodiment #mindfulness #connectionisthecure #selfcare #hope #pleasureishealing #abetterworldispossible

  •  25  0  2 June, 2020
  • With and without.

The head covering is a technology.
If you wonder why Kundalini Yoga practitioners often show up with a scarf wrapped around the head you have the same questions as me before I trained as a teacher.

And I used to say I would never wear something like this.

Until I tried it.
And after wearing it a few times I felt more focused during mediations and a sense of calmness and protection.

Those sensations are also present when I wear a scarf around my head when doing other things, if I need to feel centred.  I’ve also noticed that it helps me with tiredness and headaches.

Wrapping our hair away makes our practice easier, less distracting and it is said that, because hair may act as an energetic conductor, it is great to keep “our own mind” when we may feel challenged by external influences.

But a turban does not symbolises me.
It does symbolise openness to new things.

Give it a try.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #yoga #selfexpression #freedom #authenticrelating #dailypractice #healthylifestyle #expressyourself
  • With and without.

    The head covering is a technology.
    If you wonder why Kundalini Yoga practitioners often show up with a scarf wrapped around the head you have the same questions as me before I trained as a teacher.

    And I used to say I would never wear something like this.

    Until I tried it.
    And after wearing it a few times I felt more focused during mediations and a sense of calmness and protection.

    Those sensations are also present when I wear a scarf around my head when doing other things, if I need to feel centred. I’ve also noticed that it helps me with tiredness and headaches.

    Wrapping our hair away makes our practice easier, less distracting and it is said that, because hair may act as an energetic conductor, it is great to keep “our own mind” when we may feel challenged by external influences.

    But a turban does not symbolises me.
    It does symbolise openness to new things.

    Give it a try.
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    .
    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #yoga #selfexpression #freedom #authenticrelating #dailypractice #healthylifestyle #expressyourself

  •  61  15  29 May, 2020
  • Still alert to the impact of lockdown and its tentacular effects of social distancing, business closures and travelling impediment.

I breathe out with the power of staying with the challenge.
I breathe in the inspiration from potential solutions.

And shall keep throwing my requirements at the wall, as throwing a bunch of flowers with a grenade’s blazing force. For that I am full of life.

Darling Orlando, dreams cannot be robbed, as long as the truth prevails.
And the truth shall always prevail.

Within the truth that is you, there lies the dream, there lies life.

Come alive.
This change too shall pass.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #coronalife #socialdistancing #lockdown #pleasureishealing #connectionisthecure #factorsforhealth #healthfactors #mentalhealthawareness #virginiawolf #orlandomovie #orlandovirginiawoolf #favouritemovie #sallypotter #kundaliniyoga #thistooshallpass #abetterworldispossible
  • Still alert to the impact of lockdown and its tentacular effects of social distancing, business closures and travelling impediment.

    I breathe out with the power of staying with the challenge.
    I breathe in the inspiration from potential solutions.

    And shall keep throwing my requirements at the wall, as throwing a bunch of flowers with a grenade’s blazing force. For that I am full of life.

    Darling Orlando, dreams cannot be robbed, as long as the truth prevails.
    And the truth shall always prevail.

    Within the truth that is you, there lies the dream, there lies life.

    Come alive.
    This change too shall pass.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #coronalife #socialdistancing #lockdown #pleasureishealing #connectionisthecure #factorsforhealth #healthfactors #mentalhealthawareness #virginiawolf #orlandomovie #orlandovirginiawoolf #favouritemovie #sallypotter #kundaliniyoga #thistooshallpass #abetterworldispossible

  •  18  2  26 May, 2020
  • “How are you” is the question that brings me home.

These days, when trying answering to it, I go silent.

With so much chaos,
confusion,
confrontation,
conflicting information out there,
my need to express authentically is very acute.
Keep some integrity, Adriana.
What is that you really want to reply?
What is the truth?

Today, the nearest image I came up with was of a person who,
of all that she likes and needs to eat,
is taken away some very fundamental ingredients
but it’s making the most delicious meals
with the few foods she has access to.

I guess I’m pretty well then.

Which takes me to the reflection on how I am actually doing when
I have not been touching people the way I like,
I have not seen the people who I love,
I have not been to the places I miss,
I have not manifested the work I had booked,
I have not walked the miles I choose to,
I have not encounter strangers and new situations the way I cherish,
I have not been outdoors the way I crave,... And considering that in this longing
I am in such deep gratitude for what I have got,
for the connections I am establishing,
for the way I’m expressing and communicating with my loved ones,
for my home where I am confined to,
for the creative ability to adapt,
for our health,
for all of the situations and people who have taught me and lead me here,
I guess I’m pretty handsomely well.

And I find that the true answer to that question is not about
how well,
how good,
how struggling I am with a situation
but rather how much of myself I am able to feel.

Inspired by my dear sister and Authentic Relating facilitator, Natasha
when asked “how are you”
my reply is
“Today, I am myself.” Don’t you just love the dusky night skies, how splendid the warm light nights are... #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #socialisolation #socialdistancing #coronavirus #selfcare #gratitude #idonotconsent #abetterworlsispossible #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #nightsky #summer2020
  • “How are you” is the question that brings me home.

    These days, when trying answering to it, I go silent.

    With so much chaos,
    confusion,
    confrontation,
    conflicting information out there,
    my need to express authentically is very acute.
    Keep some integrity, Adriana.
    What is that you really want to reply?
    What is the truth?

    Today, the nearest image I came up with was of a person who,
    of all that she likes and needs to eat,
    is taken away some very fundamental ingredients
    but it’s making the most delicious meals
    with the few foods she has access to.

    I guess I’m pretty well then.

    Which takes me to the reflection on how I am actually doing when
    I have not been touching people the way I like,
    I have not seen the people who I love,
    I have not been to the places I miss,
    I have not manifested the work I had booked,
    I have not walked the miles I choose to,
    I have not encounter strangers and new situations the way I cherish,
    I have not been outdoors the way I crave,... And considering that in this longing
    I am in such deep gratitude for what I have got,
    for the connections I am establishing,
    for the way I’m expressing and communicating with my loved ones,
    for my home where I am confined to,
    for the creative ability to adapt,
    for our health,
    for all of the situations and people who have taught me and lead me here,
    I guess I’m pretty handsomely well.

    And I find that the true answer to that question is not about
    how well,
    how good,
    how struggling I am with a situation
    but rather how much of myself I am able to feel.

    Inspired by my dear sister and Authentic Relating facilitator, Natasha
    when asked “how are you”
    my reply is
    “Today, I am myself.” Don’t you just love the dusky night skies, how splendid the warm light nights are... #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #socialisolation #socialdistancing #coronavirus #selfcare #gratitude #idonotconsent #abetterworlsispossible #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing #myrevolutionlivesinthisbody #nightsky #summer2020

  •  12  1  19 May, 2020

Top #womanofme Posts

  • With and without.

The head covering is a technology.
If you wonder why Kundalini Yoga practitioners often show up with a scarf wrapped around the head you have the same questions as me before I trained as a teacher.

And I used to say I would never wear something like this.

Until I tried it.
And after wearing it a few times I felt more focused during mediations and a sense of calmness and protection.

Those sensations are also present when I wear a scarf around my head when doing other things, if I need to feel centred.  I’ve also noticed that it helps me with tiredness and headaches.

Wrapping our hair away makes our practice easier, less distracting and it is said that, because hair may act as an energetic conductor, it is great to keep “our own mind” when we may feel challenged by external influences.

But a turban does not symbolises me.
It does symbolise openness to new things.

Give it a try.
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.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #yoga #selfexpression #freedom #authenticrelating #dailypractice #healthylifestyle #expressyourself
  • With and without.

    The head covering is a technology.
    If you wonder why Kundalini Yoga practitioners often show up with a scarf wrapped around the head you have the same questions as me before I trained as a teacher.

    And I used to say I would never wear something like this.

    Until I tried it.
    And after wearing it a few times I felt more focused during mediations and a sense of calmness and protection.

    Those sensations are also present when I wear a scarf around my head when doing other things, if I need to feel centred. I’ve also noticed that it helps me with tiredness and headaches.

    Wrapping our hair away makes our practice easier, less distracting and it is said that, because hair may act as an energetic conductor, it is great to keep “our own mind” when we may feel challenged by external influences.

    But a turban does not symbolises me.
    It does symbolise openness to new things.

    Give it a try.
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    .
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    .
    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #yoga #selfexpression #freedom #authenticrelating #dailypractice #healthylifestyle #expressyourself

  •  61  15  29 May, 2020
  • Can you actually tell
The moment when the shift happens, from ‘not knowing’ to ‘having had an experience’.

A few weeks ago, when I signed to attend one of the modules of “the 21 stages of meditation” with my Kundalini Yoga teacher dear Shiv Charan Singh I thought “this feels like a big step.”

I hoped I wasn’t gulping more than I could chew and I relaxed at the back of the zoom class expecting to learn from other much more experienced practitioners.

5 days of intense learning, mainly through practice and Q&A style, I was surprised against my own prejudices as the feeling of community generated between students was and still is intense.

And jumping from the discreet place of the listener, I embrace each meditation and each discussion with full presence, sensing, listening each word, observing my self and observing my internal observer.

The merging between I, here, now, physical and thinking self, and the eternal state of being, timeless, endless, that one point of infinity.
The bliss is in the interface of holding both.

Life can only be experienced.
And each of us an unique manifestation of its possibilities.

From this place, I then connect with others, and I am able to believe in the potentiality of what we all can create.

The altruist generous contribution to others may come, not from a self-centred attitude but rather, from checking in to understand we are all grains of sand containing the whole universe.

Check in for more yoga and meditation sessions to enjoy a practice that you may include in your life to have a more fulfilling experience of what is to be you.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #meditation #karamkriyaschool #healthylifestyle #yogapractice #authenticrelating #zoomlife #connectionisthecure #yogacommunity #abetterworldispossible #selfcare #rituals
  • Can you actually tell
    The moment when the shift happens, from ‘not knowing’ to ‘having had an experience’.

    A few weeks ago, when I signed to attend one of the modules of “the 21 stages of meditation” with my Kundalini Yoga teacher dear Shiv Charan Singh I thought “this feels like a big step.”

    I hoped I wasn’t gulping more than I could chew and I relaxed at the back of the zoom class expecting to learn from other much more experienced practitioners.

    5 days of intense learning, mainly through practice and Q&A style, I was surprised against my own prejudices as the feeling of community generated between students was and still is intense.

    And jumping from the discreet place of the listener, I embrace each meditation and each discussion with full presence, sensing, listening each word, observing my self and observing my internal observer.

    The merging between I, here, now, physical and thinking self, and the eternal state of being, timeless, endless, that one point of infinity.
    The bliss is in the interface of holding both.

    Life can only be experienced.
    And each of us an unique manifestation of its possibilities.

    From this place, I then connect with others, and I am able to believe in the potentiality of what we all can create.

    The altruist generous contribution to others may come, not from a self-centred attitude but rather, from checking in to understand we are all grains of sand containing the whole universe.

    Check in for more yoga and meditation sessions to enjoy a practice that you may include in your life to have a more fulfilling experience of what is to be you.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #kundaliniyoga #meditation #karamkriyaschool #healthylifestyle #yogapractice #authenticrelating #zoomlife #connectionisthecure #yogacommunity #abetterworldispossible #selfcare #rituals

  •  41  2  7 July, 2020
  • Summer Instagram season has officially started.  Finally.

However, there won’t be pictures of the WOMAN OF ME retreats I had planned to deliver from near these shores.

Nor there will be pictures of our gorgeous participants at the launch of our Art of Being - level 1 (Authentic Relating) in Lisbon.

Not just yet.

With the uncertainty of the present times several of my programmes in development have come to suspension.

But I shall not give up the ideas of bringing my programmes to my favourite places on Earth and share what I most adore in life.

More than ever, now it’s the time to develop self care strategies and communication skills which enhance our connection to others.
Things get into perspective.

My dream is to design a place to welcome you to experience all of this.

Until then, we can still take steps at a smaller scale, either by attending a Kundalini Yoga session, establish a healthy life style, play some authentic relating games or learn how to create nourishing fulfilling relationships.

The Show Must Go On.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #summerretreats #portugallove #instasummer #selfcare #communicationskills #healthyliving #theshowmustgoon #kundaliniyoga #womenempowerment #healthylifestyle #wellnessprogram #onlineretreat #holistichealth #lifestyledesign #weightmanagement #movementismedicine #yoga #meditation #wellnessretreat 
#womensupportingwomen #womenleadership
  • Summer Instagram season has officially started. Finally.

    However, there won’t be pictures of the WOMAN OF ME retreats I had planned to deliver from near these shores.

    Nor there will be pictures of our gorgeous participants at the launch of our Art of Being - level 1 (Authentic Relating) in Lisbon.

    Not just yet.

    With the uncertainty of the present times several of my programmes in development have come to suspension.

    But I shall not give up the ideas of bringing my programmes to my favourite places on Earth and share what I most adore in life.

    More than ever, now it’s the time to develop self care strategies and communication skills which enhance our connection to others.
    Things get into perspective.

    My dream is to design a place to welcome you to experience all of this.

    Until then, we can still take steps at a smaller scale, either by attending a Kundalini Yoga session, establish a healthy life style, play some authentic relating games or learn how to create nourishing fulfilling relationships.

    The Show Must Go On.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #summerretreats #portugallove #instasummer #selfcare #communicationskills #healthyliving #theshowmustgoon #kundaliniyoga #womenempowerment #healthylifestyle #wellnessprogram #onlineretreat #holistichealth #lifestyledesign #weightmanagement #movementismedicine #yoga #meditation #wellnessretreat
    #womensupportingwomen #womenleadership

  •  34  1  23 July, 2020
  • #womenempoweringwomen
What it means?

One of the deepest wounds shared by women is the sense of suffering from jealousy, competition, betrayal, neglect and abandonment from other women and part of my work with women has been to heal this limiting belief, on myself and others.

Therefore I feel the need to highlight that, whilst women’s cause of parity, equality and equity are pertinent to all therefore should be elevated by all, there is great value in highlighting the need for women to come together, support each other, and raise each other from the discriminating forces that target us.

More so, as victims of violence.
Together we rise, and together we fight the oppressor.
Together we defend our bodies, and together we neutralise the abusers.
Together we listen, and together we stop, we correct, educate and replace those who, in positions of power, have held us down.

#challengeaccepted is about waking up beyond words of separation, own our fears and little by little dismantle the cultural blockages that tie us to isolation.
No more #femicide.
No more #violenceagainstwomen.
No more aggression of one group of people over any other.

#adrianacandeias #womanofme 
#authenticrelating #conflictresolution #conflicttransformation #activelistening #communicationskills #beauty #connectionisthecure #powerofpositivity #socialdistancing #peace #abetterworldispossible
  • #womenempoweringwomen
    What it means?

    One of the deepest wounds shared by women is the sense of suffering from jealousy, competition, betrayal, neglect and abandonment from other women and part of my work with women has been to heal this limiting belief, on myself and others.

    Therefore I feel the need to highlight that, whilst women’s cause of parity, equality and equity are pertinent to all therefore should be elevated by all, there is great value in highlighting the need for women to come together, support each other, and raise each other from the discriminating forces that target us.

    More so, as victims of violence.
    Together we rise, and together we fight the oppressor.
    Together we defend our bodies, and together we neutralise the abusers.
    Together we listen, and together we stop, we correct, educate and replace those who, in positions of power, have held us down.

    #challengeaccepted is about waking up beyond words of separation, own our fears and little by little dismantle the cultural blockages that tie us to isolation.
    No more #femicide.
    No more #violenceagainstwomen.
    No more aggression of one group of people over any other.

    #adrianacandeias #womanofme
    #authenticrelating #conflictresolution #conflicttransformation #activelistening #communicationskills #beauty #connectionisthecure #powerofpositivity #socialdistancing #peace #abetterworldispossible

  •  31  1  29 July, 2020
  • Movement.
When I’m asked about factors for health I include Movement as one of my most important.

On the Dance Day, I also did an extra stint at movement. After teaching Kundalini Yoga to my students, I attended Joana Bergano Ballet fitness class as a self-care, self-love practice.  First the teacher is sweet (compensating for her baddass instructions), the group of women coming together is lovely and I get to feel every single long muscle of my body.  But at the sound of marches, waltzes and minuets I get to express grace and playfulness.

We don’t need to sign up for a dance or yoga class to get our body moving.
But it helps. Because whilst we are taking care of our body needs we are not fixating our eyes on the screens of our devices.
And when we do we see there are others like us, trying their best to move, within their homes, which may account (very modestly) to a sense of community which is lacking so much these days.

Moving is essential.
During isolation it is imperative.

May our body movement inspire us to see movement around us too, the changes, and the expansion of our life circumstances for a much better world.

Play a good tune, and wherever you are, at home, dance, shake, jump, move.
All may feel different afterwards.

#adrianacandeias #womanofme #dance #worlddanceday #movementismedicine #kundaliniyoga #morningpractice #balletadulto #isolation #lockdown #socialdistancing #healthylifestyle #communitybuilding #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing
  • Movement.
    When I’m asked about factors for health I include Movement as one of my most important.

    On the Dance Day, I also did an extra stint at movement. After teaching Kundalini Yoga to my students, I attended Joana Bergano Ballet fitness class as a self-care, self-love practice. First the teacher is sweet (compensating for her baddass instructions), the group of women coming together is lovely and I get to feel every single long muscle of my body. But at the sound of marches, waltzes and minuets I get to express grace and playfulness.

    We don’t need to sign up for a dance or yoga class to get our body moving.
    But it helps. Because whilst we are taking care of our body needs we are not fixating our eyes on the screens of our devices.
    And when we do we see there are others like us, trying their best to move, within their homes, which may account (very modestly) to a sense of community which is lacking so much these days.

    Moving is essential.
    During isolation it is imperative.

    May our body movement inspire us to see movement around us too, the changes, and the expansion of our life circumstances for a much better world.

    Play a good tune, and wherever you are, at home, dance, shake, jump, move.
    All may feel different afterwards.

    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #dance #worlddanceday #movementismedicine #kundaliniyoga #morningpractice #balletadulto #isolation #lockdown #socialdistancing #healthylifestyle #communitybuilding #connectionisthecure #pleasureishealing

  •  45  5  30 April, 2020
  • Still alert to the impact of lockdown and its tentacular effects of social distancing, business closures and travelling impediment.

I breathe out with the power of staying with the challenge.
I breathe in the inspiration from potential solutions.

And shall keep throwing my requirements at the wall, as throwing a bunch of flowers with a grenade’s blazing force. For that I am full of life.

Darling Orlando, dreams cannot be robbed, as long as the truth prevails.
And the truth shall always prevail.

Within the truth that is you, there lies the dream, there lies life.

Come alive.
This change too shall pass.
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#adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #coronalife #socialdistancing #lockdown #pleasureishealing #connectionisthecure #factorsforhealth #healthfactors #mentalhealthawareness #virginiawolf #orlandomovie #orlandovirginiawoolf #favouritemovie #sallypotter #kundaliniyoga #thistooshallpass #abetterworldispossible
  • Still alert to the impact of lockdown and its tentacular effects of social distancing, business closures and travelling impediment.

    I breathe out with the power of staying with the challenge.
    I breathe in the inspiration from potential solutions.

    And shall keep throwing my requirements at the wall, as throwing a bunch of flowers with a grenade’s blazing force. For that I am full of life.

    Darling Orlando, dreams cannot be robbed, as long as the truth prevails.
    And the truth shall always prevail.

    Within the truth that is you, there lies the dream, there lies life.

    Come alive.
    This change too shall pass.
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    #adrianacandeias #womanofme #authenticrelating #coronalife #socialdistancing #lockdown #pleasureishealing #connectionisthecure #factorsforhealth #healthfactors #mentalhealthawareness #virginiawolf #orlandomovie #orlandovirginiawoolf #favouritemovie #sallypotter #kundaliniyoga #thistooshallpass #abetterworldispossible

  •  18  2  26 May, 2020