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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any photos form Mexico and what a beautiful opportunity to share some of the photos and experience I got to take in yesterday.

What an honouring and celebration of people who were very special in people’s lives and a releasing of their Souls.

Enjoy!!

xo

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Day of the Dead

One of the many beautiful alters for then that passed over.

 

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Day of the Dead

Several working on the alters before dark.

 

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Day of the Dead

The time, the focus, the honouring and the love shined through watching these being created!

 

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Day of the Dead

A wall full of these waiting to be lit in honour.

 

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Day of the Dead

One of the many Catrinas.

 

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Day of the Dead

 

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Day of the Dead

It was beautiful to see a wall lit up!

 

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Day of the Dead

Atabal Drumming Project

Atabal Drumming Project

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Atabal Drumming Project

Since staying in the Ajijic area of Mexico I have had the chance the meet some amazing people by being part of the Yoga community and getting out to some events and meeting people.  Through the Drishti Center and Ana (an awesome teacher and connector) my name got passed on to meet with Lucia owner of Uranta along side her partner Ian for the project (two more amazing people with great projects on the go and  connectors too).

 

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Opening Drumming Project wtht Yoga for the Adults – Drishti Center

Opening the Atabal Drumming Project with a Yoga class to Drumming as amazing for the adults to experience the beat of the drums at the Drishti Center.

 

‘Yoga and drumming share the attributes of oneness and the ability to heal and inspire the heart and soul to reach new heights.’

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The Teachers with Ron Cross

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Ron Cross

 

 

Followed by a week of teaching the teachers ( who I believe most are musicians and very talented and beautiful beings!) from the school where the project is starting –  Drumming with Ron Cross from Canada teaching them. Ron has been teaching kids drumming and teachers for more than 20 years – it’s in his blood to wake people up to the power of the drum!!

 

 

 

I got to join in with the teachers playing some – I have not picked up my drum in a few years – made me realize how much I missed it – gave it up when I started doing massage – I needed softer hands!! 🙂 Yet I have participated in drum circles especially in Vancouver on second beach Tuesday evenings in the summer – dancing in the sand listening to the heart beat of Gaia – Mother Earth – what an incredible feeling!!

 

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Drumming Circle at the school

That is part of the reason Lucia through Atabal  started this project (you can read more on this link on the Uranta website).  A program designed to inspire dreams, community spirit, and self confidence is the basis of this project.

 

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Drumming Project

Drumming goes way deeper than beating a drum – anyone who has been involved with drumming whether it’s the actual drumming part, dancing, listening or in one of many healing circles it has huge impact more  energetically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically than one may realize.

 

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The Joy!!!

 

With children of a third world country possibly even more so.

Why do I share this?

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Kids Having Fun

 

I’ve had the privilege of being able to shoot photos of the first round of Gr 1 to Gr 6 students and watch their faces, see the excitement and hear how in even 1 hour they take to it fast and are enjoying it.

It was hard for me to pick photos for this post – as there were so many good ones of the kids to choose from!

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The Joy on their faces says it all!!

What doors could that open?

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Kids of all ages!!

 

Especially in the imagination where there are infinite possibilites.

Could make a huge difference on the future of that child – how they think, act, feel and therefore live.

Are you able to help or contribute?

You bet!!!

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Building Confidence & Community

It has been set up to  be funded through Uranta – this also is exciting! I love these clothes – Lucia is creative and wanted clothing that was unique, comfy and very versatile – she did well.  Maybe you do Yoga, maybe not – but you can wear many items can be worn a few different ways, or layered.  I brought many pieces here to Sayulita where I am now for a bit and everything was wrinkly – within a short time the wrinkles were gone :).

By purchasing some Uranta clothing 7% of all sales go to the Atabal Drumming Project BUT also it helps employs single moms who earn a living wage here – which is also another project of Uranta!! So you are helping in many ways by purchasing Uranta!!  Yes they ship throughout NA and Mexico!!

 

(Soon they will be releasing an affiliate side as in like a week or two expanding into Canada and USA – please contact me if this is of interest!!)

 

Since being in Mexico for the last 10  months I see many big differences between Canada, USA and Mexico – your purchases therefore contributions will be greatly appreciated and will help many children and single moms!!

With much Gratitude

Jodi

 

PS Here is the link for the Atabal project with more info.

Also a pic of me in my Uranta!! and there are no affiliate links in this post!! 🙂

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